Here are events scheduled Saturday, Jan. 11, to Friday, Jan. 17.
All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!
The 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, giving women nationwide the right to vote, will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 11, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. Discover the early suffrage campaign that won California women the right to vote nine years before the federal amendment, learn more about the national suffrage campaign, see special displays and more. Presented in collaboration with the Shakespeare Club of Pasadena and author/historian Ellen Snortland. Get in the spirit by wearing a costume, sash, fascinator or hat from the period (this is not a requirement for attendance). Refreshments will be provided.
The Armory Center for the Arts exhibition "Calafia: Manifesting the Terrestrial Paradise" has been on display since Oct. 6 and will end Sunday, Jan. 12. On that closing day, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., participate in a community discussion with shared reflections around present, past and future narratives from the extended region of California and Baja California.
Tuesday Musicale presents the monthly Second Sunday Concert Sunday, Jan. 12, at 2:30 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library with vocal works by Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Giuseppe Verdi and more, featuring soprano Carol Lande and tenor Matthew Kessel, accompanied by pianist Allen Andrew.
Cellist Aniela Perry, accompanied by pianist Traci Esslinger, will perform Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.
"Little Mo" (1978, NR) starring Glynnis O'Connor and Mark Harmon will be shown Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. American tennis player Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly becomes the first woman to win all four major Grand Slam events in one year (1953), has an accident that sidelines her career, and battles cancer. The film is based on true events.
Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to make snowy owls with pinecones Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 3:30 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library.
The 38-minute documentary film "Suppressed: The Fight to Vote" will be shown Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center, sponsored by League of Women Voters Pasadena Area, Pasadena NAACP, Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and Pasadenans for Progress. See the trailer here. Following the screening the filmmaker, Robert Greenwald, will discuss the importance of voting rights in America, and there will be a Q&A with the audience. RSVP here.
The premiere of the new documentary "The Breaking Point" is Thursday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium (#91 on this map). Two rovers -- Mars Climate Orbiter and Mars Polar Lander -- made it to the launch pad on time and on budget in 1998 and 1999 respectively but were lost upon arrival to the red planet, resulting in one of the most difficult periods in the history of JPL. The film tells the story of the demise of these two missions and the abrupt end of NASA's Faster, Better, Cheaper philosophy. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Parking at Caltech lots and structures is free after 5 p.m.
"The Goldfinch" (2019, R) starring Oakes Figley and Nicole Kidman will be shown Friday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. After his mother is killed in a bombing, a teenage boy experiences grief, guilt, reinvention, redemption and love while holding on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day -- a painting of a tiny goldfinch chained to its perch. See the trailer here. The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend, but you do have to be 50 or older.
Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to drop in and solve word puzzles about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and then explore his life and legacy through a special display Friday, Jan. 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Villa-Parke Community Center Branch Library.
Photo credits: National Park Service, Armory Center for the Arts, Leonard Bernstein Office, Columbia University, Opera Sofia, Aniela Perry, Mark VII Ltd., Red Ted Art, Brave New Films, Caltech, Amazon Studios, The Pulitzer Prizes,