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Friday, March 1, 2019

Looking for Something to Do? Free Pasadena Events March 2 to 8

Here are events scheduled Saturday, March 2, to Friday, March 8.

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 2, 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, summer reading programs and more.

Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to read books to gentle, well-trained dogs at Barks and Books Monday, March 4, at 1 p.m. at San Rafael Branch Library and/or 3 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library. Barks and Books continues at various library branches throughout the month.

Whether your children's favorite Dr. Seuss book is "The Cat in the Hat," "Green Eggs and Ham" or another timeless classic, bring them to Dr. Seuss's birthday party where they will enjoy some of the author's great classics as well as crafts, music and more Monday, March 4, at 3:30 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library  and/or Thursday, March 7, at 4 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library.

Admission to the Pasadena Museum of History current exhibition "Something Revealed: California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960" will be free to residents of Pasadena and surrounding communities Wednesday, March 6, from noon to 5 p.m. 

March is One City, One Story month -- our community reading celebration! Have you read this year's selection "In the Distance," the Pulitzer Prize finalist about a Swedish boy in the Old West yet? One City, One Story events are scheduled all month long. Here are some events scheduled this coming week:
   * "Winchester '73" (1950, NR) starring James Stewart and Shelly Winters Wednesday, March 6, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library follows the journey of a prized Winchester rifle from one ill-fated owner after another in the Old West.
   * A conversation with "In the Distance" author HernĂ¡n Diaz Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary at All Saints Church, will be moderated by Pasadena Public Library Director Michelle Perera and followed by Q&A with the audience and book signing.

Enjoy an evening of art, music, dance, drama and more when our community's arts and cultural institutions open their doors for free during ArtNight Pasadena Friday, March 8, from 6 to 10 p.m. Hop on/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:
* Armory Center for the Arts
* Art Center College of Design Williamson Gallery (hillside campus)
* Art Center College of Design Mullin Gallery and HMCT Gallery (south campus)
* artWORKS Teen Center
* California Art Club
* Central Library (Yeehaw! Enjoy a shindig featuring music, dance, shows and art commemorating the Old West in honor of this year's One City, One Story novel "In the Distance.")
* Pasadena Museum of History
* PUSD with Side Street Projects ("No Boundaries" exhibition of exceptional artworks by students in grades K-12 in an empty retail space in the Garfield Promenade at the street level at Paseo Colorado) 
* Red Hen Press
* Shumei Arts
* Sp[a]ce
* USC Pacific Asia Museum

Photo credits: City of Pasadena, City of Glendale, Bloomer Public Library, Pasadena Museum of History

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