Here are events scheduled Saturday, June 29, to Friday, July 5.
All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!
Teens 13 to 18 are invited to show off their chops during an open session featuring hip-hop, breaks, funk and house music Tuesday, July 2, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library. Learn how to DJ or express yourself on the open mic and dance floor.
SAVE THE DATE!
It's Showtime at Your Library! is the theme of this year's summer reading program for children, tweens and adults through Aug. 3. Register here. In addition to reading there are plenty of events and activities at all branches. Here are events scheduled June 29 to July 6:
- Children 12 and younger will love The Wacko Show, a comedy and magic extravaganza Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m. at Linda Vista Branch Library.
- Children 12 and younger will watch with glee as Michael Rayner presents Whacky Jugglement, a combination of funny tricks and stunts with a whole lot of improvised fun Wednesday, July 3, at 4 p.m. at Villa Parke Branch Library.
Yahoo! Happy 133rd birthday, Pasadena! We're celebrating a rootin-tootin' community birthday Sunday, June 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Pasadena Museum of History with live entertainment, free admission to the current exhibition Giddy Up: Children Take the Reins, wild-west-themed activities, delicious birthday cake, crafts and other special activities for little cowboys/girls in training and much more.
The Playhouse District Association's Summer Jazz Concert Series presents the Colibri Quartet performing jazz, bossa and Americana Sunday, June 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the courtyard adjacent to Vroman's Book Store.
Children 5 to 12 are invited to read books to gentle, well-trained dogs at Barks and Books Monday, July 1, at 1 p.m. at San Rafael Branch Library and 3 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library. Barks and books continues at various locations throughout July.
"The Right Stuff" (1983, PG) starring Sam Shepard and Barbara Hershey will be shown Wednesday, July 3, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. Covering some 15 years, this film recounts the formation of America's space program, concentrating on legendary test pilot Chuck Yeager and the original Mercury 7 astronauts.
"Independence Day" (1996, PG-13) starring Will Smith and Bill Pullman will be shown Wednesday, July 3, at 6 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library. Aliens in a series of massive spaceships approaching Earth are welcomed by many, but have not come in peace, and they prove it by unleashing powerful weapons that destroy most of the world's major cities. A group of scrappy Earthlings, including a computer genius, a hot-shot jet pilot and the president of the United States, are not going to give up without a fight.
"The Lion King" (1994, PG) with the voice talents of Matthew Broderick and Jeremy Irons will be shown Friday, July 5, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. The lion cub Simba begins life as an honored prince and the son of the powerful King Mufasa, but after his happy childhood turns tragic, he is banished from the kingdom by the evil lion Scar, who wants the throne for himself.. As he approaches adulthood, he is visited by the spirit of his father who instructs him to defeat Scar and reclaim his rightful throne.
Admission is free for all visitors to the Norton Simon Museum the first Friday of every month. On Friday, July 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. enjoy the current exhibition Matisse/Odalisque, The Sweetness of Life: Three 18th Century French Paintings from The Frick Collection and everything else the museum has to offer.
SAVE THE DATE!
Parks After Dark presents fun youth and family activities every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. between July 10 and Aug. 10 at parks throughout Pasadena, including movies, concerts in the park, recreational swimming, arts and crafts, sports leagues, fitness classes and much more.
Photo credits: Pasadena Museum of History, Colibri Quartet, Walt Disney Pictures, Norton Simon Museum, Record Gazette, City of Pasadena, DJ Angelo, The Ladd Company, Twentieth Century Fox.