Here are events scheduled Saturday, March 30, to Friday, April 5.
All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!
Students in grades 6 to 12 from 150 schools will showcase their inspiring investigative skills and creativity to compete for awards and scholarships during the Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center. Chat it up with students and catch some of the enthusiasm they have for their fascinating research and projects.
"How the West Was Won" (1962, PG) starring James Stewart and Henry Fonda will be shown Saturday, March 30, at 2 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library as the final event in Pasadena's One City, One Story community reading celebration throughout March. Three families travel from the Erie Canal to California between 1839 and 1889 as part of the western expansion. The film will be introduced by Carl Kozlowski, Pasadena Weekly film critic and arts editor, and will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. The evening will also include a western singalong with country-Americana band McMains.
The Screening Mimis Film Discussion Group presents "Angels and Insects" (1995, R) starring Mark Rylance and Kristin Scott Thomas Tuesday, April 2, at 1:30 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. A naturalist marries into a family of British country gentry in the mid-19th century. Popcorn will be provided. The Screening Mimis Film Discussion Group features a provocative movie the first and third Tuesday of every month, preceded by a presentation about the film's hidden history and followed by a lively discussion. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend but you do have to be 50 or older.
20The first Tuesday of every month is Free Family Night at Kidspace Children's Museum. On Tuesday, April 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. discover your inner ceramicist as you create a clay figure and a pinch pot, craft your own ceramic working tools and more. Don't miss a performance by a plate spinner at 6 p.m. in the Stone Hollow Amphitheater.
The Elixir Piano Trio featuring Lucy Nargizytan on piano, Samvel Chillingarian on violin and Fang Fang Xu on cello will perform Wednesday, April 3, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.
"Murder on the Orient Express" (1974, PG) starring Albert Finney and Lauren Bacall will be shown Wednesday, April 3, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. Every passenger on the Orient Express is a suspect in the murder of a financier on the train, and it is up to Agatha Christie's brilliant detective Hercule Poirot to determine who the guilty party is.
"Orpheus Descending," a play by Tennessee Williams, will be read by resident actors at A Noise Within Wednesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. as part of the Words Within series. While admission is free, reservations are required.
"A Star is Born" (2018, R) starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper will be shown Friday, April 5, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. A seasoned musician discovers natural talent in a woman who has given up on her dream of becoming a successful singer, then helps her advance her career while his alcoholism sends his own career into a downward spiral. 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 Family Night at the Norton Simon Museum. On Friday, April 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. enjoy the current exhibitions "Once Upon a Tapestry: Woven Tales of Helen and Dido," "Matisse/Odalisque," Titian's "Portrait of a Lady in White" on loan from the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and everything else the museum has to offer.
Photo credits: County of Los Angeles, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Ypsilanti District Library, Shelly Zaruba, Elixir Piano Trio, G.W. Films Limited, Playhouse International Pictures, A Noise Within, Warner Bros. Pictures, Norton Simon Museum