Choice events for the week of 05.22–05.29
By John Sollenberger 05/27/2014
Film Night at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena, features filmmakers Bruce Alan Johnson and Christine Toy Johnson screening “Transcending: The Wat Misaka Story,” about the first non-Caucasian to play in the NBA, who joined the New York Knicks in 1947, at 7 p.m. Free. Call (626) 403-7340 or visit friendsofsopaslibrary.org.
At the Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, families can gaze at the universe through telescopes provided by the Old Town Sidewalk Astronomers and tour the Huntington’s astronomy exhibits from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, children 2 and younger free. Call (800) 838-3006 or visit huntington.org to register.
The Salute to Veterans at Arcadia County Park, 405 S. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia, features music by the California Army National Guard 40th Infantry Division Band, veterans’ information booths, food, children’s games, free haircuts, manicures, immunizations and health screenings and vintage aircraft flyovers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Call (909) 394-2264 or visit eastpasadenapost280.org.
The Doo Dah Queen tryouts at American Legion Post 280, 179 N. Vinedo Ave., Pasadena, invites all genders, ages and persuasions to try out for the coveted role to head the parade, with music by Snotty Scotty and the Hankies and Horses on Astroturf, plus appearances by former queens, starting at 2 p.m. Admission is $5. Call (626) 590-1134 or visit pasadenadoodahparade.info.
The public is invited to celebrate Memorial Day by dedicating a flag in honor of a loved one at 2 p.m. at American Legion Post 280, 179 N. Vinedo Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 792-9938 or visit eastpasadenapost280.org.
Jazz guitarist Rick Fleishman, who’s worked with greats including Frank Sinatra, Jr., Albert Collins and Art Pepper plays at 6:30 p.m. at redwhite+bluezz, 37 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 792-4441 or visit redwhitebluezz.com.
Catch the second of two performances of “Laughing Stock” at Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena, as six women comedians perform monologues, including Marianne Davis, Sandra Cruz, Sarah Hunter, Lynda Pyka, Graciemarie Serafina and Julie Beltran at 8 p.m. Admission is $15. Call (626) 798-6236 or visit coffeegallery.com.
Steve Waddington’s Rat Pack features ace Dean Martin tribute artist Waddington in a 7:30 p.m. performance at Jax Bar and Grill, 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. No cover. Call (818) 500-1604 or visit jaxbarandgrill.com.