From 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, more than a dozen local institutions will open their doors to the public for free during ArtNight Pasadena.
Complimentary shuttles will provide transportation among all venues, or you can join a bicycle tour.
Here's a rundown:
Alliance Française de Pasadena (34 E. Union St. / Kendall Alley) -- An exhibition by Igor de Kansky.
Armory Center for the Arts (145 N. Raymond Ave.) -- 20th anniversary exhibition featuring 20 artists, plus 3-D films and photographs.
Art Center College of Design's Williamson/Student Galleries (1700 Lida St.) -- An exhibition that explores how humans extend the limits of their biology, including art and artifacts from natural history and science, from stone tools to the Mars Rover.
Kidspace Children’s Museum (480 N. Arroyo Blvd.) -- View Alexander Calder's "Circus" video installation in the central courtyard and create circus sculptures using Calder's works as inspiration; watch a performance by Lineage Dance and view a children's art exibition.
Norton Simon Museum (411 W. Colorado Blvd.) -- Works of Wayne Thiebaud plus "Divine Demons: Wrathful Deities in Buddhist Art" and the museum's renowned collection of European and Asian art.
One Colorado (Colorado Boulevard between Fair Oaks and DeLacey) -- Enjoy Daniel Buren's installation "A Rainbow in the Sky" fluttering over the courtyard and be sure to stop by resident artist Jennifer Vanderpool's magical A Pocketful of Posies studio in Smith Alley.
Pacific Asia Museum (46 N. Los Robles Ave.) -- "Calligraffiti: Writing in Contemporary Chinese and Latino Art" explores the intersections of painting and writing, legibility and illegibility.
Pasadena Central Library (285 E. Walnut St.) -- "Touching All Bases: A Baseball Celebration" explores the unparalleled creative possibilities of America's national pastime through visual art, music, performance, film and literature.
Pasadena City College Art Gallery (1570 E. Colorado Blvd.) -- The exhibition "Mantong and Protong: Richard Shaver and Stanislav Szukalski" illuminates two of the 20th century’s most unusual theories of human origins, and the artists who originated them, using material that has never been exhibited.
Pasadena City Hall (100 N. Garfield Ave.) -- Live music, displays, special promotions and more.
Pasadena Museum of California Art (490 E. Union St.) -- “Wayne Thiebaud: 70 Years of Painting” and “Behold the Day: The Color Block Prints of Frances Gearhart.”
Pasadena Museum of History (470 W. Walnut St.) -- "Family Stories: Sharing a Community's Legacy" explores Pasadena’s many communities through the personal, multigenerational stories of six local families.
Pasadena Symphony at Pasadena Civic Auditorium (300 E. Green St.) -- Enjoy a sampler of the orchestra's upcoming 2009/2010 Classics Series.
Side Street Projects (730 N. Fair Oaks Ave.) --
Art and food will be celebrated with a lettuce-planting party on The Armadillo, a vertical garden on a transformed FEMA trailer.
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Many thanks to the various institutions for use of the photos.