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Friday, August 25, 2017

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Aug 26 to Sept. 1

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Aug. 26, to Friday, Sept. 1.

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

Bring the kids for Nature Tails Storybook Time Saturday, Aug. 26, at 10:30 a.m. in the Children's Corner at Eaton Canyon Nature Center. Nature Tails are scheduled every Saturday morning.

Celebrate the end of summer with a festival in the intersection at Colorado Boulevard and El Molino Avenue in the Playhouse District Saturday, Aug. 26, from 4 to 10 p.m. IN+ERSECTION will feature live music, dynamic art experiences, walking/photo tours, food and much more. 

Rocky Dawuni will perform reggae Saturday, Aug. 26, 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 Playhouse District Summer Jazz Concert Series closes with Jasmine Tommaso Sunday, Aug. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the courtyard adjacent to Vroman's Book Store.

Billy Mitchell will perform jazz Sunday, Aug. 27, 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.

Bring your infants and toddlers for music and puppet fun with Ranger Jack Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. in Studio on 4th (fourth floor) at Central Library.

"Harry and Tonto" (1974, R) starring Art Carney and Ellen Burstyn will be shown Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. When a Manhattan widower loses his lifelong apartment to the wrecking ball, he hits the road with his cat on an odyssey to Los Angeles. 

The first Friday (and third Thursday) of every month is Free Admission Day at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. On Friday, Sept. 1, from noon to 5 p.m. enjoy the new exhibitions and everything else the museum has to offer.

"Lion" (2016, PG-13) starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman will be shown Thursday, Aug. 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. Twenty-five years after getting lost on the streets of Calcutta as a young boy and adopted by an Australian couple, an Indian man sets out to find his family. The film is based on true events.

"The Last Word" (2017, R) starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried will be shown Friday, Sept. 1, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. A retired businesswoman accustomed to being in control of everything forms a bond with the young journalist she hires to write her life story. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.

The first Friday of every month is Free Admission Night at the Norton Simon Museum. On Saturday, Sept. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. enjoy the current exhibitions and everything else the museum has to offer.



Photo credits: Child's Play International, Feiwel & Friends, Sleeping Bear Press, Playhouse District Association, Rafu Shimpo, Jasmine Tommaso, Getty Images, Ranger Jack, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Weintstein Company, Franklin Street, Norton Simon Museum.



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