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Friday, March 30, 2018

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 31 to April 6

Here are events scheduled Saturday, March 31, to Friday, April 6.

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

Visit more than 50 science activities at interactive booths and learning stations, hear TED-style science talks ranging from Beetles That Hypnotize Ants to NASA's Mars 2020 Mission, see robots and JPL's inflatable rover and more during Caltech's Science Open House Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Beckman Mall (the green space between buildings 76 and 77 on this map). All ages are welcome. All campus parking structures are free on weekends. While the event is free, registration is requested

The Spring Egg Bowl and Festival 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 for children ages 0 to 12. Don't forget your basket! 

Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to read books to gentle, well-trained dogs at Barks and Books Monday, April 2, at 1 p.m. at San Rafael Branch Library.

Rhythm Child will perform for kids of all ages Tuesday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to noon in the open-air Garfield Promenade on the street level at Paseo Colorado.

Tuesday Musicale presents cellist Kim Ruys de Perez with pianist Jo Ann Haycraft performing Bach and Rachmaninoff, soprano Ingrid Helge singing arias by Puccini, Mozart and Satie, pianist Jamie Caridi performing Beethoven's Sonata #26 and soprano Maria del Pilar Gomez (pictured above) and mezzo-soprano Ruth Ridenour singing arias and duets by Monteverdi, Mozart, Offenbach and Rossini Tuesday, April 3, at 12:30 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library.

The first Tuesday of every month is Free Family Night at Kidspace Children's Museum. On Tuesday, April 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. discover how science is explored and communicated with art. Don't miss a special performance on a theremin at 6 p.m. in the Stone Hollow Amphitheater.

Get a team together to dig deep into your knowledge of pop culture and beyond during Trivia Night Tuesday, April 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the courtyard at One Colorado. While the event is free,  
registration is required so they'll know how many teams to expect.

"Rebecca" (1940, NR) starring Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier will be shown Wednesday, April 4, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. The second Mrs. Maxim de Winter accompanies her new husband to his vast English estate and is met with hostility by the servants who adored Rebecca, the first Mrs. de Winter, whose death is shrouded in secrets.

Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to a special STEAM program Thursday, April 5, from 4 to 5 p.m., at Hastings Branch Library where they'll learn all about the science behind music

Guest artists will explore the human body -- the original musical instrument -- harnessing heart rhythms through listening and seeing harmonies, body percussion and movement Friday, April 6, at 3:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center. While the event is free, RSVPs are required by calling (626) 795-4331. You do NOT have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend, but you do have to be 50 or older. All participants will receive complimentary tickets to MUSE/IQUE's HUMAN/INSTRUMENT concert led by artistic director Rachael Worby Sunday, April 8, at 5 p.m.  

The first Friday (and third Thursday) of every month is Free Admission Day at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. On Friday, April 6, from noon to 5 p.m. enjoy the current exhibitions Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Edward Carrillo, The Feminine Sublime and Ana Serrano: Homegrown plus everything else the museum has to offer.

"Murder on the Orient Exress" (2017, PG-13) starring Kenneth Branagh and Penélope Cruz will be shown Friday, April 6, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. Thirteen strangers are stranded on a lavish European train and everyone is a suspect as the celebrated detective Hercule Poirot races against time to solve the mystery before the murderer strikes again. You do NOT have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend, but you do have to be 50 or older.

The first Friday of every month is Free Admission Day at the Norton Simon Museum. On Friday, April 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. enjoy the current exhibitions Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor and In Search of New Markets: Craft Traditions in Nineteenth Century India plus everything else the museum has to offer.

Photo credits: NASA. City of Pasadena, Somerset County Library, Rhythm Child, Maria del Pilar Gomez, One Colorado, Selzsnick International Pictures, Philadelphia Chambler Music Society, MUSE/IQUE, Kidspace Children's Museum, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Twentieth Century Fox, Norton Simon Museum.

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