Here are events scheduled Saturday, Aug. 31, to Friday, Sept. 6.
All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!
One Colorado's Saturday Night Music presents Hamish Anderson performing rock, blues and more Saturday, Aug. 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the courtyard.
The summer concert series for all ages in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center concludes Monday, Sept. 2, at 6 p.m. with the Great American Swing Band featuring the sounds of Big Band, rhythm and blues, jazz and Dixieland. Bring family, friends and a brown bag picnic. Don't be surprised if you kick up your heels and dance in the aisles! You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend, and all ages are welcome, from children to older adults.
The Screening Mimis Film Discussion Group presents the documentary "A Man Named Pearl" (2006, G) Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 1:30 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. The film tells the inspiring story of self-taught topiary artist Pearl Fryer and shows what one person can achieve when he allows himself to share the full expression of his humanity. 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. See the trailer here. 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 Bob Baker Marionette Theater returns to the courtyard at One Colorado Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 4:30 p.m. with everyone's favorite friends on strings. After the show, the marionettes will hang out for photo opps. The Bob Baker Marionette Theater will be at One Colorado the same time every Tuesday in September, with a new show every week.
"Geronimo: An American Legend" (1993, PG-13) starring Wes Studi and Gene Hackman will be shown Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. Geronimo, with 34 men, managed to elude 5,000 U.S. cavalry soldiers and eventually surrendered; all the while, the lieutenant charged with capturing the elusive Apache leader was torn between a grudging respect for Geronimo and his duty to follow orders. See the trailer here.
"The Best of Enemies" (2019, PG-13) starring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell will be shown Friday, Sept. 6, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. During the racially charged summer of 1971, an outspoken civil rights activist and a local Ku Klux Klan leader reluctantly co-chair a community summit about desegregation of schools in Durham, N.C. The film is based on true events. See the trailer here. 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 Admission Night at the Norton Simon Museum. On Friday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. enjoy the current exhibitions "The Sweetness of Life: Three 18th-Century French Paintings from The Frick Collection" and "AIR LAND SEA: A Lithographic Suite by William Crutchfield" plus everything else the museum has to offer.
Photo credits: Hamish Anderson, Great American Swing Band, Tentmakers Entertainment, California Through My Lens, Columbia Pictures, Astute Films, Norton Simon Museum.