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Friday, April 28, 2017

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events April 29 to May 5

Here are events scheduled Saturday, April 29, to Friday, May 5.

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

The 17th annual Caltech Jazz Festival Saturday, April 29, from 1 to 6 p.m. outdoors at the Gates Annex (#26 on this map) will feature the Caltech Jazz Band, Night Blooming Jazzmen, Adam Hersh Project and the San Gabriel 7 with special guest Dawn Bishop.

A special program titled Echoes of a Past Time: The History of Mexican American Baseball in East L.A. Saturday, April 29, at 2 p.m. at Allendale Branch Library will feature Dr. Richard Santillan, professor emeritus of ethnic studies at Cal Poly Pomona and co-author of the book "Mexican American Baseball in East Los Angeles"; and Tomas Benitez, advisor to the Latino Baseball History Project.

Tuesday Musicale of Pasadena presents Ignaz Lachner's Trio for Violin, Viola and Piano, Darius Milaud's Sonata for Flute, Oboe and Piano, Franz Schubert's Impromptus for Piano Solo and more Tuesday, May 2, at 12:30 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library.

The first Tuesday of every month is Free Family Night at Kidspace Children's Museum. On Tuesday, May 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. make your own leis to celebrate Lei Day in the Hawaiian Islands and learn about the distinct and fascinating culture of each island through the leis that represent them. Don't miss the hula dance performance at 6 p.m. in the Stone Hollow Amphitheater.

Agnes Székely Schwartz on violin, accompanied by Sonia Lee on piano, will perform Wednesday, May 3, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

"The Unsinkable Molly Brown" (1964, NR) starring Debbie Reynolds and Harve Presnell will be shown Wednesday, May 3, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. Born and raised in poverty, Molly Brown maneuvers her way into Denver high society after she marries an overnight millionaire, then travels to Europe to become cultured and returns on the Titanic. The beloved musical is based on true events. 

"Arrival" (2016, PG-13) starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner will be shown Friday, May 5, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. When 12 mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, an elite team led by a linguistics professor is tasked with interpreting the language of the alien visitors and racing against time to prevent the possible end of humanity, You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.

The first Friday (and third Thursday) of every month is Free Admission Day at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. On Friday, May 5, from noon to 5 p.m. enjoy the current exhibitions and everything else the museum has to offer. 

The first Friday of every month is Free Admission Night at the Norton Simon Museum. On Friday, May 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. enjoy the current exhibitions Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer in California, Serial Flirtations: Rotari's Muses and everything else the museum has to offer.

The findings of NASA's 20-year Cassini Mission have revolutionized our understanding of Saturn, its complex rings, the amazing assortment of moons and the planet's dynamic magnetic environment. A special program titled Going Out in a Blaze of Glory: Cassini Science Highlights and Grand Finale Friday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in the Vosloh Forum (Building UU on this map) at Pasadena City College will feature Dr. Earl H. Maize, manager of the Cassini Project, and Dr. Linda Spilker, the Cassini Project scientist. Using plenty of visuals, they will highlight recent science discoveries and the upcoming excitement during Cassini's final orbits. 

Photo credits: Caltech, Baseball Reliquary, Emilie Hensel,  Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien, Lei Orders, Agnes Székely Schwartz, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Paramount Pictures, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Norton Simon Museum, NASA.

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