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Friday, April 21, 2017

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events April 22 to 28

Here are events scheduled Saturday, April 22, to Friday, April 28.

All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!

Enjoy free food, interactive games, class demonstrations and much more at the Jump Into Summer fair Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Victory Park where you'll learn about fun, free and low-cost activities and programs planned this summer by the City of Pasadena for children, teens and families. 

Pasadena Walking Tours and Thirty Days for the Earth present a botanical exploration of our city during two guided walks this weekend to explore many of the flowers, plants and trees that help define our city as well as stories about the people who helped shape our landscape and lived their lives within it. On Saturday, April 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. the first tour will begin and end at Throop Unitarian Universalist Church; on Sunday, April 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. the second tour will begin and end at Arlington Garden.

See more than 140 of the finest vintage and modern Ferraris spanning three blocks on Colorado Boulevard between Raymond and Pasadena avenues in Old Pasadena during Concorso Ferrari Sunday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The Caltech Symphony will perform works by Mozart, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and Strauss Sunday, April 23, at 3:30 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium at Caltech's Baxter Hall (#77 on this map). 

Children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by caregivers, will trace their face silhouettes into portraits and use colorful crayons and markers to depict thoughts and feelings, then have the books "All About Faces" and "Dragons Love Tacos' read to them Wednesday, April 26, from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.

The Esslinger-Wass Duo will perform classical works for flute and piano Wednesday, April 26, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

"Sense and Sensibility" (1995, PG) starring Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet will be shown Wednesday, April 26, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. Mrs. Dashwood and her daughters move into a cottage after being left destitute after Mr. Dashwood's death, while the sensible eldest daughter tries to keep things running smoothly in spite of her free-spirited sister's efforts to the contrary. Based on the novel by Jane Austen.

The award-winning Fuoco String Quartet will perform works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich Wednesday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Barrett Hall at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. While the concert is free, tickets are required.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Pasadena Rose Poets Marcia Arrieta, Teresa Mei Chuc, Mel Donalson, Hazel Harrison and Gerda Govine will read poems from local pioneers of poetry Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in Studio on 4th at Central Library.

Photo credits: City of Pasadena, Karen Winters, Ferrari Beverly Hills, Caltech, This Lovely Home, Esslinger-Wass Duo, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Free Library of Philadelphia.

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