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Friday, May 5, 2017

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 6 to 12

Here are events scheduled Saturday, May 6, to Friday,  May 12.

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

Saturday, May 6, is Free Comic Book Day
Teens are invited to Anime Afternoon Monday, May 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Central Library's Studio on 4th. Enjoy the Anime feature "Comic Party: Revolution," Japanese snacks and the newest manga in the library's collection.
Children and families will love The Wacko Show, a comedy and magic extravaganza Tuesday, May 9, at 3:30 p.m. at Lamanda Park Branch Library. 

The Elixir Piano Trio will perform Wednesday,  May 10, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

"Postcards from the Edge" (1990, R) starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine will be shown Wednesday, May 10, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. An actress's drug addiction lands her in rehab and then at the home of her flamboyant actress/singer mother. The film is based loosely on Carrie Fisher's autobiographical novel.

Federico Garcia Lorca's play "The House of Bernarda Alba" will be read by resident actors at A Noise Within Wednesday, May 10, at 7 p.m. as part of the Words Within series. While admission is free, reservations are required.

Caltech history professor Nicholas Wey-Gomez will present "What Columbus Discovered" Wednesday, May 10, at 8 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium (#91 on this map). He will discuss some of the facts and fiction surrounding Christopher Columbus's geographical surveys of the Bahamas and the Caribbean Basin and show how the navigator's discoveries revolutionized old ideas about the globe and how science, faith and politics shaped the momentous encounter between Europe and the Americas.

The documentary film "Bluespace" will be shown Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m. in Caltech's Baxter Hall (#77 on this map). The film sets out on a creative expedition to two planets: Earth, where rising seas threaten our existence, and Mars, where canals and ice offer astrobiologists and authors of science fiction the promise of terraforming and colonization.

"Manchester by the Sea" (2015, R) starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams will be shown Friday, May 12, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at Pasadena Senior Center. After the death of his brother, a man returns to his hometown to care for his teenaged nephew and confront memories of a tragic event that led to divorce from his wife. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.

The Caltech Glee Club and Caltech Symphony will perform Friday, May 12, at 8 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium at Baxter Hall (#77 on this map). Works will include Haydn's "Mass in Time of War" and Revueltas's 1935 score for the Mexican film "Redes" ("Nets").

The Pasadena Community Orchestra will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 with guest pianist Rufus Bordal as well as Brahms's Hungarian Dance No. 19, Massenet's ballet music from the opera "Le Cid" and Tchaikovsky's Marche Slave Op. 31 Friday, May 12, from 8 to 10 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena.

Photo credits: Diamond Pop-Culture Network, Komipa Junbikai, The Wacko Show, Elixir Piano Trio, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Biblioth√®que Nationale de France, Amazon Studios, Caltech, Pasadena Community Orchestra

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