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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events March 3 to 9

Here are events scheduled Saturday, March 3, to Friday, March 9.

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

Enjoy free food, interactive games and much more at the Jump Into Summer fair Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Park where you'll learn about fun, free and low-cost activities and programs planned this summer by the City of Pasadena for children, teens, adults and families, including summer day camps, aquatics, wellness programs, computer labs, concerts, game days, movie nights, martial arts, sports, STEAM activities, book discussions, arts and crafts, creative writing experiences, summer reading programs and more.

Opening day for the new exhibition Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction & Southern California Saturday, March 3, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Pasadena Museum of History is free and open to the public. Explore the history of science fiction in Southern California from the 1930s to the 1980s and how it interacted with advances in science, changes in technology and shifts in American society. Kids will create their own space vehicles from 1 to 4 p.m. 

March is One City, One Story month -- our community reading celebration! Have your read this year's selection Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars yet? Pick up your copy at several libraries in the Pasadena Public Library system (you can even download an eBook version) and the Glendale Public Library system, Vroman's Bookstore and other retail bookstores, or online. Here's the lineup of events and activities for the upcoming week:
* Community book discussion Monday, March 5, at 11 a.m. at Lamanda Park Branch Library.
* Community book discussion Tuesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library.
* Conversation with the book's author, Nathalia Holt, Thursday, March 8, at All Saints Church.

Tuesday Musicale of Pasadena presents a recital with solo pianist Priscella Yam, cellist Nancy Friedmann, pianist Agatha Hou, mezzo-soprano Marina Battifora and more Tuesday, March 6, at 12:30 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library.

"America's Got Talent" auditions will be taped Tuesday, March 6, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, at 3 and 7 p.m. and Thursday, March 8, at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Be part of the audience! You'll see host Tyra Banks and celebrity judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Simon Cowell as they review a large number of acts. While tapings are free, tickets are required.

Free Family Night at Kidspace Children's Museum is Tuesday, March 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. Springtime will be celebrated with arts and culture from around the world throughout the afternoon and evening. At 6 p.m., be sure to dance to the music of Bollywood, followed by a Holi Festival color show. 

Classical guitarist Hugo Maia Nogueira will perform Wednesday, March 7, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

"Madame Curie" (1943, NR) starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon will be shown Wednesday, March 7, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. Polish-born Marie is an impoverished student living in Paris when she meets a meek scientist, Pierre Curie, who begins working side by side with her in her discovery of radium. The film is based on fact.

Children ages 5 to 12 will reuse and recycle items to create Recycled Robots using cardboard, bottle caps, wood and tubes Thursday, March 8, at 3:30 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library.
All materials will be provided.

The next open show of PasadenaPhotographicArts is scheduled Thursday, March 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Armory Center for the Arts. From students to award-winning professionals, photographers will show and discuss their projects.

"Loving Vincent" (2017, PG-13) with the voice talents of Douglas Booth and Jerome Flynn will be shown Friday, March 9, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. Animated in an oil painting style, the film depicts a young man who travels to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends of investigating van Gogh's final days there. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.

Enjoy an evening of art, music, dance, drama and more when ArtNight Pasadena returns Friday, March 9, from 6 to 10 p.m. Nearly 20 of Pasadena's most prominent arts and cultural institutions will open their doors for free! Hop on/hop off shuttles at every venue will take you door to door, or you can drive, ride your bike or amble at your own speed. Here's the lineup of venues:
* Armory Center for the Arts
* Art Center College of Design's Williamson Gallery (hillside campus)
* artWORKS Teen Center
* Central Library
* Day One, featuring Light Bringer Project
* Garfield Promenade at Paseo Colorado, featuring MUSE/IQUE
* Jackie Robinson Center, featuring Al-kebulan Cultural Center
* Kidspace Children's Museum
* Lineage Performing Arts Center
* Norton Simon Museum
* Parson's Nose Theater
* Pasadena City College's Boone Family Art Gallery
* Pasadena City Hall, featuring Side Street Projects
* Pasadena Museum of California Art
* Pasadena Museum of History
* Pasadena Playhouse
* Pasadena Presbyterian Church featuring Pasadena Unified School District
* Shumei Arts Council
* USC Pacific Asia Museum

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