Choice events for the week of 06.12–06.19
By John Sollenberger 06/11/2014
Conscientious Projector presents the documentary “The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community,” by John Ankele and Anne Macksoud, exploring whether humans can change enough to save the planet’s life systems, screening at 7 p.m. at Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 792-4941 or visit olddogdocumentaries.org.
Former Dodgers pitcher Jerry Reuss discusses and signs “Bring in the Right-Hander!,” about his life as a professional baseball player, at 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.
The Pasadena Chalk Festival features more than 600 chalk artists creating stunning chalk murals on the pavement of Paseo Colorado, 280 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Guests can watch the artists work while listening to live music. Kid’s Chalkland lets kids create works of their own. Admission is free. Visit pasadenachalkfestival.com.
In conjunction with the Pasadena Chalk Festival, the Pasadena Police Department’s Classic Car Show features a wide array of classic vehicles in several categories. The event features live music, raffles, food booths and family fun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Paseo Colorado, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. Admission is free. Visit ci.pasadena.ca.us/police.
The Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock Summer Art Camp, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, allows children 6 to 12 to explore visual art, art history, crafts, yoga, dance, performance, fort-building, ceramics, gardening, sculpture, textiles and playwriting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through Aug. 8. Cost per week is $275 or $250 for members. Call (323) 226-1617 or visit cfaer.org.
The United Nations Association Coffee Talks speaker series features women’s rights activist Jane Roberts, author of “34 Million Friends of the Women of the World” on the fight for gender equality, women’s contraceptive rights and the need to replace $34 million taken by the Bush administration and Congress in 2002, at 7 p.m. at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Admission is a suggested $10 donation. Visit unapasadena.org.
The Levitt Pavilion Summer Music Festival at Memorial Park, Raymond Avenue and Holly Street, Pasadena, presents children’s music with the Pasadena Symphony at 7 p.m. Free. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org.
Descanso Gardens’ Music on the Main Thursday jazz concert series begins, featuring vocalist Sara Gazarek accompanied by pianist Josh Nelson, at 6 p.m. at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, continuing at 6 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 21. Admission is free with Descanso admission: $9 general, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children 5 to 12, free for children 4 and younger. Call (818) 949-4200 or visit descansogardens.org.