Friday, May 6, 2011

Looking for Something to Do?

Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – It’s the Free Comic Book Day celebration at Pasadena Central Library for children and teens, with special video screenings, a design-your-own-superhero event, a visit by popular graphic-novel illustrator Kazu Kibuishi and much more! (There’s also something happening at each branch library.)

Wednesday, May 11, at 1 p.m. – This week’s film in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library is “Sherlock Holmes” (2009, PG-13) starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in the tale of Sir Arthur Conan’s Doyle’s detective and his stalwart sidekick Watson in a battle of brains and brawn against a nemesis who threatens all of England.

Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m. – “Helen of Pasadena” author Lian Dolan will discuss her popular novel in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library. Bring yours for her to sign!

Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Share your ideas for a proposed park site at the corner of Union Street and El Molino Avenue in the Playhouse District.

Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – It’s Fire Service Day, complete with demonstrations (flames! jaws of life!), open houses, food and lots of big, red fire engines!

Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Learn about sustainable planting, gardening and landscape design for Southern California’s climate at Linda Vista Branch Library, presented by experts from the Theodore Payne Foundation and Los Angeles County Arboretum.

Sunday, May 15 -- Today is the Pasadena Marathon! We’ve set up a special web page with regularly updated info on road closures, transit detours, parking restrictions, maps and more.

All events listed above are free.

See a more comprehensive schedule of events for the same time period, including commission meetings and city council meetings, here.

See even more community events (and add your own) at

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