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The British are coming! The British are coming! The Pasadena Croquet Club will host England's national croquet team Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Central Park where the Brits will play a series of exhibition games. Come watch them display their world-class skills! After Pasadena, they will compete against national teams from the U.S., Australia and New Zealand in the MacRobertson International Shield in Rancho Mirage. (What the Ryder Cup is to golf and the Davis Cup is to tennis, the MacRobertson International Shield is to croquet.)
Children 12 and younger will have an egg-cellent time when they hippity-hop to the third annual Pasadena Egg Bowl at the Rose Bowl Stadium Saturday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring Pasadena's largest Easter egg hunt plus bunny ear contests, arts and crafts, face painting, puppet shows, live entertainment and much more. Don't forget to bring your basket! (A special Bunny Brunch is fee-based.)
The Caltech Chamber Singers will perform Saturday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Dabney Lounge at Caltech's Dabney Hall (#40 on this map). Works will include English madrigals by Morley, Farmer and Bennet, selections from "Byrd Moss for Five Voices," quartets by Rossini, German part songs by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms, and folk song arrangements and solos.
An LA Opera community educator will take participants through Giacomo Puccini's dramatic and melodic opera "Tosca" Monday, April 17, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. The beloved opera, a tale of love, lust, loyalty and political intrigue, is based on historic figures in 1800 when control of Rome was threatened by Napoleon's invading armies. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.
"Pride and Prejudice" (1940, NR) starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier will be shown Wednesday, April 19, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. It's the timeless, classic story of Lizzie Bennett, Mr. Darcy and early 19th century English manners and expectations. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett begin seeking out suitably wealthy husbands for their five daughters, including Lizzie, but pride, prejudice and misunderstandings lead to complications. The film is based on Jane Austen's beloved novel.
Children, teens and families are invited to celebrate Earth Day Thursday, April 20, at 3:30 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library with stories about the beauty of plants and animals, then create your vision of how Earth looks from space. Take home seeds to plant in your garden. All materials will be provided.
The third Thursday (and first Friday) of every month is Free Admission Day at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. On Thursday, April 20, from 5 to 8 p.m., enjoy the current exhibitions and everything else the museum has to offer, including all-levels yoga in the midst of all that beautiful art!
"Arsenic and Old Lace" (1944, NR) starring Cary Grant and Raymond Massey will be shown Friday, April 21, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. In this quirky comedy, a man learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs and that insanity runs in the family. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.
Photo credits: CBS, City of Pasadena, Caltech, Robert & Pearl Seymore Center, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Round the Rock, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Warner Bros.