Here are events scheduled Saturday, Sept. 14, to Friday, Sept. 20.
All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!
Thursday & Saturday Night Music at One Colorado presents Rumbankete performing dynamic and progressive Salsa Saturday, Sept. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the courtyard.
Admission will be free to the Pasadena Museum of History Sunday, Sept. 15, from noon to 5 p.m. Enjoy the current exhibition "Giddy Up: Children Take the Reins" (it closes Oct. 13) plus fun photo opps, crafts, cartoons for the kiddies and plenty of party snacks.
The Screening Mimis Film Discussion Group presents "Song of the South" (1946, NR) starring Ruth Warrick and James Baskett Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 1:30 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. Set in the years after the end of the Civil War, an African American handyman on a southern farm tells delightful tales to an initially disconsolate young boy sent to the farm to live with his grandmother. The tales center around the clever trickster Br'er Rabbit whose adventures are illustrated in cartoon form. Disney has withheld the film from U.S. VHS and DVD distribution in the last three decades due to controversy over what some argue is a sugar-coated depiction of the reconstruction-era south. 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. 17, from 4:30 to 5:30 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.
Helix Collective will perform classical music with a contemporary edge Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 12:10 to 12:40 for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.
"Pillow Talk" (1959, NR) starring Rock Hudson and Doris Day will be shown Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. A songwriting playboy's success at romance annoys his female interior designer neighbor, so he sets about to seduce her in the guise of a sincere and upstanding Texas rancher. See the trailer here.
Families of all ages are invited to take part in theater games and improv Thursday, Sept. 19, at 3:30 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library. Clown around and play games that enhance focus and listening skills.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Thursday, Sept. 19, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library with a fun afternoon that will include a special performance of Charro rope tricks by Los Hermanos Banuelos Charro Team and Marshal Ramon Banuelos along with stories, music, crafts and more.
A reception for the new exhibition "Shades of Gray: The Abstract Ink Paintings of Keiko Arai" is Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the En Gallery at Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden. While the event is free, registration is required.
Thursday & Saturday Night Music at One Colorado presents The Soul of John Black performing blues, funk and soul Thursday, Sept. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the courtyard.
"Annie Get Your Gun" (1950, NR) starring Betty Hutton and Howard Keel will be shown Friday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. Legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley ascends from dirty-faced backwoods urchin to the uppermost rungs of international stardom. 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.
Photo credits: KADY TV, Pasadena Museum of History, Walt Disney Productions, Bob Baker Marionette Theater, Helix Collective, Arwin Productions, Rebecca Thompson, La Voz Bilingue, Storrier Stearn Japanese Garden, Alchetron, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).