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Friday, January 18, 2019

Looking for Something to Do? Free Pasadena Events January 19 to 25

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Jan. 19, to Friday, Jan. 25.

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

Children and families will rock out with School of Rock Pasadena Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Garfield Promenade (street level) at Paseo Colorado. Enjoy a concert and then join the performers on stage for guided touch-and-learn instrument exploration.

View the works of Los Angeles-based fine artist Anto Jimenez and meet her during a reception Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. at Vroman's Bookstore

The sonatas Beethoven composed for cello and piano are a journey through his creative life. Third@First presents Beethoven and His Life: Three Cello Sonatas Saturday, Jan. 19, at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, featuring cellist David Garrett and pianist Junko Ueno Garrett.

Everyone is welcome to come be a listener or a reader at Let Freedom Ring, a continuous community celebration of the speeches, sermons and writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, Jan. 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at All Saints Church.

An LA Opera community educator will lead a celebration of operatic sopranos past and present Monday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend, but you do have to be 50 or older.

Brazilian guitarist Hugo Nogueira will perform Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

Superman: The Movie (1978, PG) starring Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder will be shown Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Children and families will make heads using potting soil and grass seed Thursday, Jan. 24, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library, then decorate them, water them and take them home to watch the "hair" grow 

The Caltech Chamber Music Ensembles will perform Friday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. in the Dabney Lounge at Dabney Hall (#40 on this map). The program will be announced. Parking is free at Caltech lots and parking structures weekdays after 5 p.m.

Pasadena Community Orchestra presents Mozart + Bach +Walton + Liszt Friday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene Pasadena. Works will include Mozart's Symphony No. 40, Bach's Fugue in G Minor, Walton's Spitfire Prelude and Fugue and Liszt's Les Preludes.

Photo credits: School of Rock, Vroman's Bookstore, The Fact Site, NBC News, Tidelines, Dovemead Films, Caltech, Pasadena Community Orchestra

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