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Friday, August 11, 2017

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events August 12 to 18

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Aug. 12, to Friday, Aug. 18.

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

Everybody loves to meet firefighters and see big, red fire engines up close! Come to an open house Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Fire Station 39 (50 Avenue 64) where Pasadena Fire Department personnel will lead tours, showcase fire trucks and special equipment, conduct demonstrations of how they do their life-saving work and more.

Design, architecture, art and history will intersect for BoldPas: An Art Takeover of Old Pasadena Saturday, Aug. 12, from noon to 8 p.m. Experience Old Pasadena with new eyes as you gather with friends, stroll the alleys and side streets, meet artists, snap and share your photos and connect with Pasadena's creative community. There is a $10 fee for guided walking tours; everything else is free.

Dustbowl Revival will perform bluegrass, swing and more Saturday, Aug. 12, at 8 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic or purchase dinner at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The South Lake Avenue Rooftop Cinema Series presents "Top Gun" (1986, PG) starring Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis Saturday, Aug. 12, at 8:15 p.m. on the roof of the parking structure at 251 S. Lake Ave.  A devil-may-care Navy pilot is sent to San Diego for advanced training, romances a civilian consultant and vies with another pilot for the coveted Top Gun award. While the event is free, pre-registration is required. Bring a beach chair (no blankets or tall chairs allowed). Arrive as early as 6 p.m. for DJ music and to claim your best spot. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner on the rooftop.

Classical accordianist Paul Shemet, with soprano Ingrid Helge and pianist Bonnie Shemet, will perform Sunday, Aug. 13, at 2:30 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library, sponsored by Tuesday Musicale.

The Playhouse District Summer Jazz Concert Series presents Little Brazil Trio Sunday, Aug. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the courtyard adjacent to Vroman's Bookstore.

Mark Lindsay, former frontman for Paul Revere & the Raiders, will perform many of their hits as well as tunes from his solo career Sunday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic or purchase dinner at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 5:30 p.m.

I scream, you off with some delicious Paradis ice cream Tuesday, Aug. 15, beginning at 2 p.m. in the courtyard at One Colorado (while supplies last). 

Theater of Vision Productions presents Cirque di Sarray, a fun and fast-paced carnival show, Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Gold Shell in Memorial Park for the Pasadena Senior Center summer concert series for all ages. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.

Trio Dali will perform classical works Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

"Where the Red Fern Grows" (2003, G) starring Joseph Ashton and Dave Matthews will be shown Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. A 10-year-old boy works hard for two years to save up for a pair of redbone hound puppies, trains them to hunt racoons in the Ozark Mountains and learns the meaning of loyalty, courage and perseverance.

Children are invited to create colorful designs on river rock stepping stones Thursday, Aug. 17, at 3:30 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library. All materials will be provided.

"La La Land" (2016, PG-13) starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will be shown Thursday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. An aspiring actress and a dedicated jazz musician struggle to make it in Los Angeles. 

"Hidden Figures" (2016, PG) starring Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer will be shown Friday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. Three female African American mathematicians working for NASA help serve as the brains behind the 1962 launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The film is based on true events.

Photo credits: Ann Erdman, Old Pasadena Management District, Dustbowl Revival, Canalfilmesegames, Shutterstock, Little Brazil Trio, RaiderRooter1967, Ramp62, Clipart Library, Crusader Entertainment, SoFire Creations, The Sixth Ward


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