As always, there’s something TO DO in Pasadena, to say the least! My selection of FREEBIE or near Free things begins at 4pm Saturday. I could’ve added more but these are events which if you miss them this weekend you probably won’t have another chance to catch them again. Plus, I want it make the list rather short so you can easily decide upon the choices you may want to visit. Ok, now here we go!
René Sheret: ARTIST RECEPTION AND OPEN HOUSE! 6-9pm. If you’ve seen the photo-artwork at the Pasadena Senior Center, as an example, you’ve seen the creative hand of René Sheret at work! See more of his work – and meet the artist! – at the wonderful Walt Girdner Photo Studio & Gallery, in the Playhouse District: 27 S. El Molino Ave. 91101. More info: René Sheret @ Walt Girdner
You Are Here: Art Exhibition Closing Reception. 4 –7pm. 790 E. Colorado Blvd, 91101. Your last chance to view the art! You can also help support the producer of these pop-up art gallery exhibitions – The Surrogate Gallery Projects (SGP) – by participating in their Silent Art Auction or simply making a donation. I’ve met “The Surrogate” behind SGP, Holly Boruck – a Pasadena NATIVE! – and the curator, Erika Lizee, and both are good people doing great work! By the way, these pop-up art galleries are always looking for space to “pop-in” temporarily. So, if you have, or know of, a location please contact Holly of SGP. More info: You Are Here!
Saturday & Sunday
Pasadena Chalk Festival. In the Paseo Colorado, 300 E. Colorado Blvd, 91101. 10am-7pm. The big annual event where artists show their unbelievable talents with chalk – on pavement – of the Paseo Colorado on both levels! Plus, Live Music, Art Gallery & Silent Auction, Kids Chalkland, and the lastly, the awards ceremony to reward the best of show chalk artists on Sunday 7pm! More info: Pasadena Chalk Fest 2016
15th Annual CLASSIC CAR SHOW of Chief Phillip Sanchez’s Pasadena’s Police Department! I regularly see the Chief always out in town supporting the good deeds of others in the city so come on out to his event! On the 300 block of E. Green Street between the Paseo Colorado & the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. 10am-3pm. All proceeds benefit the Pasadena PAL Program, Peace Over Violence Organization and The Pasadena Police Explorer Post. Food booths, raffle prizes, and, a Police Helicopter Ride Auction! More info: PPD Car Show Flyer.
Dr. Fred E.C. Culick, of Cal Tech: SUCCESS at LAST his talk and visual presentation on The Wright Brothers & the Invention of the Airplane. I’ve seen a similar lecture he’s given at CalTech to students and his fellow professors. Recommended! 5:30pm at Century Bookshop 1039 E. Green St, 91106 (3 blocks east of S. Lake Ave.). More info: Century Arts & Culture Project & Century Bookshop.
You may notice this weekends list has a creative/artsy feel to it. What can I say: I guess that’s why Sunset Magazine named Pasadena the Best Town for the Arts in the western USA! That’s it. Get on it, starting at 4pm Saturday!!
Gotta Another Busy Weekend! Stay Thirsty My Friends