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Friday, September 7, 2018

Looking for Something to Do? Free Pasadena Events September 8 to 14

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Sept. 8, to Friday, Sept. 14.

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

Admission is free the second Sunday of every month at USC Pacific Asia Museum. On Sunday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Pakistan Arts Council will cohost a celebration of the arts and culture of that nation. Explore Pakistan's traditions, history and people, hear from artists and authors about their works, enjoy entertaining performances, participate in art activities, a special storytime for kids and more.

Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to read books to gentle, well-trained dogs at Barks and Books Saturday, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m. at Santa Catalina Branch Library; Monday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. at San Rafael Branch Library; Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 3:30 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library; Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m. at Villa-Parke Community Center Branch Library; and/or Thursday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m. in the Children's Story Room at Central Library.

The opening reception for Vibras, an exhibition of abstract paintings by Noemi Vega Saturday, Sept. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Walt Girdner Studio & Gallery will feature works by the artist that stimulate the senses with their vibrating energy, waves of light, layered movement and colors. The exhibition will continue through Sept. 29.

The Amazing Dave will perform magic, juggling, balloon twisting and more for young children Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Garfield Promenade on the street level at Paseo Colorado.

The Bob Baker Marionette Theater performs in the courtyard at One Colorado every Tuesday in September. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 4:30 p.m., people of all ages will enjoy time-honored family entertainment. RSVPs are encouraged.

Laura (1944, NR) starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews will be shown Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. A police detective falls in love with the image of the elegant, highly ambitious and utterly mysterious woman whose murder he is investigating, and then the entire situation changes dramatically. The film is based on the 1943 suspense novel by Vera Caspary.

Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to celebrate the 114th anniversary of the ice cream cone by making bookmarks and greeting cards with ice cream themes Thursday, Sept. 13, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library.

Obediah Thomas, one-half of the music and comedy team Razzle Bam Boom, will amuse the younger set with goofy, giggle-inducing fun, including magic, trumpet playing and silly dancing Thursday, Sept. 13, from 4:30 to 5 p.m. in the courtyard at One Colorado. RSVPs are recommended.

The Los Angeles Chapter of Sisters in Crime publishes biannual anthologies by member women authors. Eleven of the authors will discuss their individual experiences, why the City of Angels serves as such a compelling backdrop for fiction related to crime and mystery, and more Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library,

The Leisure Seeker (2017, R) starring Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren will be shown Friday, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. A runaway couple goes on an unforgettable journey in their beloved old RV and, along the way, recapture their passion for life and their love for each other. You do NOT have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend but you do have to be 50 or older.

Fiestas Patrias Friday, Sept. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Villa-Parke Community Center will celebrate the historic independence of 18 Latin American countries with live music, dance performances, children's activities, food and much more.

Photo credits: Parhlo, Beale Public Library, Walt Girdner Photo Studio & Gallery, The Amazing Dave, Bob Baker Marionette Theater, Twentieth Century Fox, Newsela, McLean Emenegger, Sisters in Crime Los Angeles, Indiana Production Company, Women's West

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