Butterfly Season at Kidspace Children’s Museum
TO MAY 14
At the Kidspace Museum guests can explore and learn more about the world around them. They can take a magnifying glass and search for caterpillars and other fun insects around the campus, or dress up like a butterfly and take flight on the “flutter path,” or they can view live caterpillars, butterflies, moths and honeybees and learn more about their lifecycles and the role they play in an ecosystem. They are also able to create their own caterpillars out of clay and give plants a shower as they learn about which type of flowers and vegetation butterflies and pollinators need to help the flowers grow.
Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena, various prices, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, kidspacemuseum.org
Global Asias: Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art
TO JUNE 25
At the USC Pacific Asia Museums visitors can examine the cultured, diverse and exotic modern Asian and Asian American art. Global Asia brings to light 45 works from 15 artists of Asian ancestry, these artists draw on a rich variety of techniques, mediums and cultural motivations to build complex identities in a modern global context.
Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, various prices and times, pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu/exhibitions
“All Consuming: Art and the Essence of Food”
TO AUG. 14
This exhibition takes guests on a journey to the past to Europe from the year 1500 and into the 1900s and shows how artists responded to and shaped food cultures. There are 60 paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures from the Norton Simon’s collections. There are three distinct themes — “hunger,” “excess” and “sustenance” — that dive into a range of relationships with eating and drinking, the pros and cons, displayed in two galleries at the Norton Simon Museum.
Norton Simon Museum. 411 W. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, various prices and times, nortonsimon.org
The Unknown Comic
The legendary “Gong Show” comic makes a rare appearance at The Ice House.
The Ice House, 24 N. Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, tickets start at $20, 8 p.m., icehousecomedy.com
Guests can learn more about wills, trusts, conservatorships, durable powers of attorney, and estate planning.
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street, free, 10 a.m. to noon, pasadenaseniorcenter.org
Joe Torry, Jeff Garcia, Brett Riley and Amberia Allen
Well-known comedians hit The Ice House stage.
The Ice House, 24 N. Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, tickets start at $30, 8 p.m., icehousecomedy.com
Dr. Duy Minh Le, a Kaiser Permanente internal medicine specialist, will discuss the stroke types, stroke prevention, and what to do in a stroke emergency.
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street, free, 10 a.m. via Zoom, pasadenaseniorcenter.org
Monthly Food Distribution
Low-income adults 60 and older receive one free box of food, and couples can take home two boxes. Each box is filled with an array of delicious foods that meet specific nutritional needs. All that’s needed is proof of income and California ID for first-time recipients. Boxes are heavy, so be sure to bring a pull-behind cart.
Pasadena Senior Center parking lot, 85 E. Holly Street, free, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., pasadenaseniorcenter.org
Celebrate Moz with karaoke from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Mixx, 443 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, tickets start at free, 6 p.m., 626-500-0017, themixxclub.com
FRIDAYS IN MAY
May 5: “Fighting for Our Lives” (1975, NR). This film documents the California grape workers who went on strike from Coachella to Fresno to negotiate for a United Farm Workers union contract.
May 12: “The Whale” (2022, R). In the movie starring Brendan Fraser and Sadie Sink. Still reeling from a loss, an overweight and depressed English teacher is trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter.
May 19: “Free Solo” (2018, PG-13). Free soloist climbers use nothing, no equipment of any kind, to scale immense rock formations. This film is about Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream of climbing the face of the 3,000-foot-tall El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
May 26: “Bridge of Spies” (2015, PG-13). Starring Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance. This film is based on true events that occurred during the Cold War. An American lawyer is recruited to defend and arrested Soviet spy in court, then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers.
Each PSC member may bring one nonmember guest.
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street, free, 1 p.m., pasadenaseniorcenter.org
Scholarship Awards to Local Young Women
College Women’s Club of Pasadena will hold its scholarship awards event and ice cream social. The organization will reward over $60,000 in scholarships to local young women who will attend local colleges and universities.
The Blinn House, 160 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, free, 2 to 4 p.m., cwcpasadena.org
Chair yoga helps improve balance, strength, flexibility and well-being while sitting on a chair or standing while using a chair for support, during this gentle and medicative class.
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street, free, 11 a.m. via Zoom, pasadenaseniorcenter.org
Cybersecurity: Stay Smart and Safe
Financial fraud costs those affected $3 billion every year. With this presentation, audience members can learn more about the latest scams, fraud and identity theft schemes that target older adults and how to protect yourself.
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street, free, 10 a.m. via Zoom,
Standards and Show Tunes with Bob, Don and Dave
Join pianist Bob Lipson and singer Don Snyder with special guest bassist David Young for an afternoon filled with music with everyone’s favorite showtunes.
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street, free, 2 p.m., pasadenaseniorcenter.org
“Grand Views: The Immersive World of Panoramas”
MAY 13 TO SEPT. 10
Presented by Forest Lawn Museum of Glendale and the Velaslavasay Panorama, “Grand Views: The Immersive World of Panoramas” explores the history of panoramic paintings, an immersive, large-scale artistic format popularized in the 18th and 19th centuries. Presented by two distinguished, decades-old arts institutions and panorama experts, Grand Views will feature an array of artworks and artifacts spanning the late 18th century to present, including never-before-displayed preparatory paintings, 19th century prints and posters, a painted movie backdrop and more. Organized thematically, the exhibition addresses three major topics: the early history of panoramas, crucifixion panoramas, and panoramas in Hollywood and Los Angeles. In addition, Forest Lawn will launch a new documentary-style audio-visual program on Jan Styka’s “Crucifixion,” during the run of the exhibition. A centerpiece of the exhibition is “Panorama of the Valley of the Smokes” by Sara Velas, founder of the Velaslavasay Panorama, in 2000.
Forest Lawn Museum at Forest Lawn-Glendale, 1712 S. Glendale Avenue, Glendale, free, various times, forestlawn.com