Here are events scheduled Saturday, Nov. 2, to Friday, Nov. 8.
All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!
Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to read books to gentle, well-trained dogs at Barks and Books Monday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m. at San Rafael Branch Library. Barks and Books continues at various library branches throughout the month. The program makes reading fun, boosts reading confidence and encourages respectful, humane treatment of animals.
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Flights of Fantasy Story Theatre presents "Bird Songs," tales from the Gabrielino, Cahuilla, Juanero and Chumash people, Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at San Rafael Branch Library and 4 p.m. at Lamanda Park Branch Library. This program is for elementary school-aged children. There will be additional presentations at other branches throughout the month.
The first Tuesday of every month is Free Family Night at Kidspace Children's Museum. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m., celebrate literature and storytelling while learning bookmaking techniques, telling a classic tale using shadow puppets, enjoying folktales from around the world told by storyteller Michael McCarty and spinning with glowing hula hoops.
Pianist Michael Sellers will perform classical works Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.
"Quiz Show" (1994, PG-13) starring Ralph Fiennes and John Turturro will be shown Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. The producer of a popular television game show pays a winning contestant to lose in favor of the opponent, then the producer persuades his staff to provide the new winner with the answers for future shows, leading to a federal investigation. The film is based on true events. See the trailer here.
Children ages 8 to 12 are invited to find buried treasure and solve clues just like the characters in the book "The Parker Inheritance" by Varian Johnson Thursday, Nov. 7, at 3:30 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library. Wear comfortable shoes you don't mind getting dirty. To sign up for this event, call (626) 744-7264. To sign up for Young Readers League, call (626) 744-4066, option 6.
"Aladdin" (2019, PG) starring Will Smith and Mena Massoud will be shown Friday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. A street urchin who frees a genie from a lamp soon has his wishes granted and is transformed into a charming prince, but an evil sorcerer becomes obsessed with securing the lamp for his own sinister purposes. See the trailer(s) 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 Pasadena Community Orchestra will perform Edvard Grieg's "In Autumn Overture," Percy Grainger's "Irish Tune from County Derry," Malcolm Arnold's "Four Scottish Dances" and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Violin Concerto" with violin soloist Aubree Oliverson Friday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene.
Photo credits: RT, Inkwell Arts, Michael Sellers, Hollywood Pictures, Better Reading, Walt Disney Pictures.