Oct
16
Tue
Free Flu Shots at Lamanda Park Library @ Pasadena Public Library, Lamanda Park Branch
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A free flu shot clinic for adults and children ages 9 and older, presented by the Huntington Hospital Community Outreach Department from 3 to 5 p.m.

College Admission Essay Workshop at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library, Central Branch
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

College-bound students can attend a workshop on writing college admission essays and how to make them stand out from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Email jgov@cityofpasadena.net to sign up.

Oct
17
Wed
Chair Yoga Class at Pasadena Senior Center @ Pasadena Senior Center
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm

A free chair yoga class, to help improve balance, strength and confidence starts at 1 p.m.

Free Film at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library, Central Branch
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm

Free films screen at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Wednesday’s film is “The Great Los Angeles Earthquake” (1990).

Pasadena Education Network Parent Program @ All Saints Church
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm

A free parent’s program, “Myth vs. Reality: Middle School Parent Panel” starts at 6:30 p.m.

Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm

Thelma Reyna discusses and signs “Reading the Tea Leaves After Trump” at 7 p.m.

Wine & Song Music Series @ Arroyo Seco Golf Course
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm

Brad Colerick’s weekly singer-songwriter series presents Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan, with a special guest TBA at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 for table seating, available on the website.

Oct
18
Thu
Medical Personnel Roles Discussion at Pasadena Senior Center @ Pasadena Senior Center
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am

Dr. Greg Sanchez of Home Instead Senior Care discusses roles of various medical and non-medical professions and organizations that work together to support patient care, starting at 10 a.m.

Free Flu Shots, National Mental Health Awareness Events at Centa @ Pasadena Public Library, Central Branch
Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Huntington Hospital Community Outreach Department offers free flu shots from 3 to 5 p.m. In honor of National Disabilities Awareness Month, author Romy Wylie discusses the birth of a child with Down Syndrome and the death of another baby to cancer in her book, “Loving Andrew: A Fifty-Two Year Story of Down Syndrome” at 7 p.m.

Complementary Cancer Therapy Discussion at Cancer Support Community @ Cancer Support Community
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Dr. Robert Chu offers information on complementary cancer therapies, including acupuncture, nutrition and exercise, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. tonight, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20.   Free, but call for reservations.

Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm

Marie Miranda Cruz discusses and signs “Everlasting Nora” at 7 p.m.

San Gabriel Valley Orchid Hobbyists Meeting @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm

The club’s meeting features an American Orchid Society webinar, “Green with Envy,” an exploration of green-colored species and ways to introduce the green spectrum into hybrids, starting at 7 p.m., free and open to the public.

Jazz at the Blue Guitar @ Arroyo Seco Golf Course
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm

The club at Arroyo Seco Golf Course presents Mark Goldenberg, Adam Levy and Frank Potenza  at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 for table seating, available on the website.

Oct
19
Fri
Free Health Fair, Film at Pasadena Senior Center @ Pasadena Senior Center
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

A free health fair offers screenings for glucose, blood pressure and hearing, plus counseling and health and community resources, from 9 to 11 a.m. Call (626) 685-6732 for information. Free films screen at 1 p.m. Fridays. Friday’s film is “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (2018).

Film at Norton Simon @ Norton Simon Museum
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

A film, “The Browning Version” (1951) is the story of a middle-aged schoolmaster in failing health (Michael Redgrave) and bedeviled by the derision of his pupils re-examines his life when a young student offers an unexpected gesture of kindness. It runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m., included in regular museum admission of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, free for members, students and those 18 and younger.

Barbara La Marr-Themed Event at the Shakespeare Club @ The Shakespeare Club
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm

A speakeasy-themed cocktail party, “Putting on the Ritz with the Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood,” presented by the Pasadena Museum of History and celebrating the late actress Barbara La Marr (1896—1926) features live jazz by the John Reynolds Trio, adult beverages and appetizers starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 general public, $20 for Museum members. Tickets must be purchased in advance by phone or on the website.

Oct
20
Sat
Guided Tour at Norton Simon @ Norton Simon Museum
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A guided tour visits works portraying narrative in South Asian art from 1 to 2 p.m. included in regular museum admission of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, free for members, students and those 18 and younger.

Pasadena Symphony Concert @ Ambassador Auditorium
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Symphony’s classics season opens with a performance of Mozart’s “Requiem,” plus works by Elgar, Mendelssohm and Robert Levin, with performances at 2 and 8 p.m. Guest performers are Amanda Keenan, soprano, Tracy Van Fleet, mezzo-soprano, James Onstad, tenor, Lee Poulis, baritone, the Donald Brinegar Singers and the JPL Chorus. David Lockington conducts. Tickets are $25 and up.

Teen Anime Club at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library, Central Branch
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Teen Anime Club meets to enjoy Japanese snacks, view classic anime and the newest manga in the library collection from 2 to 4 p.m.

Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm

Tahereh Mafi discusses and signs “A Very Large Expanse” at 4 p.m.