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Friday, June 30, 2017

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events July 1 to 7


Here are events scheduled Saturday, July 1, to Friday, July 7.

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

Vaud & the Villains will perform a New Orleans music and cabaret show Saturday, July 1, at 8 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and picnic or purchase dinner at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 6:30 p.m

The Old Pasadena Summer Cinema series kicks off with Jurassic Park (1993, PG-13) starring Sam Neal and Laura Dern Saturday, July 1, at 8:30 p.m. in the courtyard at One Colorado. An eccentric millionaire invites two dinosaur experts to preview his new amusement park on an island off Costa Rica.

Pete Escovedo will perform salsa, Latin jazz and smooth jazz Sunday, July 2, at 7 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair or blanket plus a picnic or purchase dinner at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Children will have fun playing unusual percussion instruments Monday, July 3, at 11 a.m. when One World Rhythm comes to La Pintoresca Branch Library.

"Beauty and the Beast" (1991, G) with the voice talents of Paige O'Hara and Robbie Benson will be shown Wednesday, July 5, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. A young woman, imprisoned in a castle by a terrifying beast, befriends the enchanted castle staff and is unaware that her captor is actually a prince who has been physically altered by a magic spell.

"Zootopia" (2016, PG) with the voice talents of Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman will be shown Thursday, July 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library.

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will perform music for children Thursday, July 6, at 7 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair or blanket plus a picnic or purchase dinner at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema presents "Song of the Sea" (2014, PG) with the voice talents of David Rawle and Fionnula Flanagan Thursday, July 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Flower Pepper Gallery. An Irish boy embarks on a grand adventure with his mute sister so she can find her voice and free fairie creatures from the spell of a Celtic goddess.

The Dive-In Summer Movie Fest at the Villa-Parke Community Center swimming pool kicks off with "Moana" (2016, PG) with the voice talents of Auli'i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson Thursday, July 6, at sunset. Enjoy open swim and watch the movie poolside. Dive-In Movie Fest will continue every Thursday through Aug. 10.

"Lion" (2016, PG-13) starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman will be shown Friday, July 7, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. Twenty-five years after getting lost on the streets of Calcutta and adopted by an Australian couple, a young Indian man sets out to find his family. The film is based on true events. 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, July 7, 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, July 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. enjoy the current exhibitions and everything else the museum has to offer.

Paseo Colorado's Dancing Under the Stars summer concert series in the Garfield Promenade (street level) kicks off Friday, July 7, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Get a free swing dance lesson from Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association experts from 7 to 7:30 p.m., then enjoy the swingin' music of the Pete Jacobs Swingtet -- whether you kick up your heels or not! This summer series will continue through Aug. 25.

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema presents the documentary film "Samsara" (2011, PG-13) Friday, July 7, at 8 p.m. at Distant Lands. Filmed over nearly five years in 25 nations on five continents, the film takes viewers to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, natural wonders and industrial complexes.

"Finding Dory" (2016, PG) with the voice talents of Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks will be shown Friday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Victory Park. Dory, the friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, begins a search for her long-lost parents and discovers the true meaning of family.

The HillBenders will perform "The Who's Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry" Friday, July 7, at 8 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair or blanket plus a picnic or purchase dinner at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 6:30 p.m.


Old Pasadena Summer Cinema presents "Freedom Writers" (2007, PG-13) starring Hillary Swank and Patrick Dempsey Friday, July 7, at 8:30 p.m. in the courtyard at One Colorado. A young teacher finds a way to unify her racially divided students and improve their grasp of academics, partly by having them keep journals about their troubled lives. The film is based on true events.



Photo credits: Vaud & the Villains, Universal Pictures, Pete Escovedo, One World Rhythm, Walt Disney Pictures, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Big Farm, Weinstein Company, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Norton Simon Museum, Pete Jacobs Swingtet, Bali Film Center, The Hillbenders, Paramount Pictures 


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