All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!
March is One City, One Story month -- our community reading celebration! Have you read this year's selection "Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars" by Nathalia Holt yet? Here are some related events for the upcoming week:
- Saturday, March 24: Community book discussion at Allendale Branch Library at 10:30 a.m., community book discussion at San Rafael Branch Library at 11 a.m. and Eyes on the Universe at Linda Vista Branch Library at 11 a.m.
- Monday, March 26: STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) for children ages 2 to 6 on the fourth floor at Pasadena Central Library at 10:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, March 27: Teen STEAM at Santa Catalina Branch Library at 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 28: "Hidden Figures" (2016, PG) starring Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library at 1 p.m. Three female African American mathematicians serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in NASA history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The film is based on fact.
Dr. John Mulchaey, director of the Carnegie Observatories, will speak about the history and accomplishments of the renowned institution Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. at Linda Vista Branch Library.
Tweens and teens ages 9 to 19 will explore the basics of acting for film and TV, how to break down a script, prepare for an audition and create believable characters Saturday, March 24, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library. Previous experience is not required.
Kinderwise will perform a special spring program for children of all ages Tuesday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to noon in the open-air Garfield Promenade on the street level at Paseo Colorado.
After a kid-friendly exhibition tour of of Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo, young children ages 2 to 5 will assemble colorful collages of paper chili peppers and enjoy a reading of "Green is a Chile Pepper" Wednesday, March 28, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. as part of the ongoing Free Fourth Wednesday Wee Read series.
Classical guitarist Michael Gratovich will perform Wednesday, March 28, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.
The third Thursday (and first Friday) of every month is Free Admission Day at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. On Thursday, March 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. enjoy the current exhibitions and everything else the museum has to offer.
"Good Night, and Good Luck" (2005, PG) starring David Strathairn and George Clooney will be shown Friday, March 30, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. In the mid-'50s, broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow and his producer help bring an end to the Hollywood blacklist and the House Un-American Activities Committee's hearings led by Senator Joseph McCarthy, defying obstacles in their relentless pursuit of the truth. You do NOT have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.
SAVE THE DATE!
The Spring Egg Bowl at the Rose Bowl Stadium Saturday, March 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will feature Pasadena's largest Easter egg hunt, live entertainment, arts and crafts, games, a puppet show and more.
Photo credits: Fox 2000 Pictures, Carnegie Observatories, Larry Moss Studio, Kinderwise, Chronicle Books, Guitar Salon International, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Warner Independent Pictures.