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Friday, June 9, 2017

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 10 to 16

Here are events scheduled Saturday, June 10, to Friday, June 16.

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

Pasadena Walking Tours will lead a walk through the neighborhoods surrounding the Pasadena Museum of History Sunday, June 11, at 11 a.m. Meet at the Pasadena Museum of History, then depart for a guided tour (external only) of the Fenyes Mansion, The Gamble House and other Green & Green-designed homes, Frank Lloyd Wright's La Miniatura, the Colorado Street Bridge and then back to the museum just in time for Happy Birthday Pasadena!

Pasadena was incorporated as a city on June 19, 1886. The community is invited to the Pasadena Museum of History for Happy Birthday Pasadena: Chalk Up Another Year Sunday, June 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. with live entertainment, entry to gallery exhibitions and the Finnish Folk Art Museum, craft workshops, face painting, balloon artists, magicians, scrumptious birthday cake and much more. 

The Eternal Mozart concert Sunday, June 11, at 5 p.m. at Neighborhood Church will feature Sonata for Violin and Piano in B Flat Major, Trio for Violin, Violincello and Piano in B Flat Major and Divertimento for Violin, Viola and Violincello. A reception will follow the concert.

Members of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Chorus will perform works by Mozart, Debussy, Villa-Lobos, Ginastera and Hindemith plus Renaissance-era madrigals during the Pittance Chamber Music Showcase Concert  Sunday, June 11, at 8 p.m. in Barrett Hall at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. 

Children will enjoy! The Puppet Musical Monday, June 12, from 2 to 3 p.m. at San Rafael Branch Library. The musical follows the adventures of a boy and girl who create competing entries for the Build a Better World Science Fair where the top prize is a trip to Space Camp. 

"Interrupted Melody" (1955, NR) starring Glenn Ford and Eleanor Parker will be shown Wednesday, June 14, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. Acclaimed opera singer Marjorie Lawrence collapses during a rehearsal in South America, is diagnosed with polio, entertains troops during World War II and vows to make one last appearance at New York's Metropolitan Opera. Based on true events.

"The Lego Movie" (2014, PG) with the voices of Morgan Freeman and Will Ferrell will be shown Wednesday, June 14, at 3 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library. An ordinary Lego construction worker joins a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stoppage.

Teens are invited to Filmmaker 101 Wednesday, June 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Central Library's Teen Central where they'll learn about the process of filmmaking and get started on a short film. Call 626-744-4246 or email to sign up.

"Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika," a play by Tony Kushner, will be read by resident actors at A Noise Within Wednesday, June 14, at 7 p.m. as part of the Words Within series. While admission is free, reservations are required.

"Gigi" (1958, NR) starring Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan and Maurice Chevalier will be shown Friday, June 16, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a young courtesan in training enjoy a platonic friendship that may not stay that way for long. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.


The Pasadena Chalk Festival celebrates 25 years Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18, from 10 a.m to 7 p.m. at Paseo Colorado.

Photo credits: Pasadena Walking Tours, Ann Erdman, Of Note, Noteworthy Puppets, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Los Angeles Times, Warner Bros., Potomac Arts Academy, A Noise Within.


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