July 13 – July 19

Thousands of Angelenos turn out annually to enjoy the unique and colorful culture of the Sri Lankan people. – Courtesy photo / Sri Lanka Day
Thousands of Angelenos turn out annually to enjoy the unique and colorful culture of the Sri Lankan people. – Courtesy photo / Sri Lanka Day


Sri Lanka Day at Pasadena City Hall, July 14 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (100 Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101). The 12th Annual Sri Lanka Day celebrates the sights, sounds, and flavors of the island with dance troupes, a fashion show, musical acts, an exotic food festival, a “Pageant of Lanka” parade with floats, and pop-up booths. Admission is free to the public. For more information, please visit slday.com. –PASADENA

Your weekly events

July 13

Citizenship Clinic at Santa Anita Family YMCA, July 13 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (555 Mountain Ave., Monrovia, CA  91016). During the clinic, individuals can meet with volunteer attorneys for naturalization applications, immigration screening, basic advice, assistance, and/or referrals. Admission is free but registration is required. For more information and to make an appointment, call (323) 739-8093.  –MONROVIA

Back to the Future at One Colorado, July 13 at 8:30 p.m. (41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103). Arrive early to secure a seat and watch this ‘80s classic. Admission is free. For more information, visit oldpasadena.org/summercinema. -PASADENA

July 14

Eileen Carey and Rita Coolidge at The Rose – Pasadena, July 14 at 7 p.m. (245 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101). Eileen Carey, along with two-time Grammy winner Rita Coolidge, will be continuing her tour at The Rose as she plays a complete set of her hits with her full band. Tickets range from $24 to $38 plus applicable fees; you must also purchase dinner. For more information, please call (888) 645-5006 or visit wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com. –PASADENA

Colorado Street Bridge Party 2018 at Colorado Street Bridge, July 14 from 6-11:30 p.m. (504 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105). Pasadena Heritage hosts this community celebration full of a variety of foods, rare automobiles, live music, and a plethora of activities. Advanced tickets are available through July 13 for the following prices: $20 for nonmembers, $18 for members, $10 for children – between seven and 12-years-old – of nonmembers, and $8 for children of members. For more information, visit pasadenaheritage.org/bridge/. –PASADENA

Summer Dance Festival at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center, July 14 from 5-9 p.m. (188 Campus Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007). The fourth annual Summer Dance Festival will feature raffles, giveaways, ice cream, cupcake trucks, booths, and a DJ taking requests. General admission for this event is free. For more information, visit arcadiapaf.org. -ARCADIA

July 15

Summer Concert at Library Park, July 15 from 7-8:30 p.m. (321 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Pack up your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy classic rock hits courtesy of Alumni Acoustic. This event is free for the public. For more information, visit cityofmonrovia.org. –MONROVIA

Pump Boys and Dinettes at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, July 15 at 2:30 p.m. (87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024). For the first time in 30 years, this Tony-nominated countrified musical returns to the Los Angeles area. General admission is $45 for adults, $40 for seniors, and $25 for youth under the age of 21. For more information, visit sierramadreplayhouse.org or call (626) 355-4318. –SIERRA MADRE

FIFA World Cup final game at Altadena Ale & Wine House, July 15 at 8 a.m. (2329 Fair Oaks Ave., Altadena, CA 91001). Watch the much anticipated final match of the World Cup on a big screen among the euphoria of other fans. Admission is free. For more information, visit altadenaalehouse.com or call (626) 794-4577. -ALTADENA

July 16

Introduction to the Innovation Lab at Pasadena Central Library, July 16 at 5 p.m. (285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101). As part of AstroFest 2018, learn how to use the library’s 3D printers, digital sewing and embroidery machines, laser cutter, and 3D carving machine. This event is free with a valid Pasadena Public Library card. For more information, visit cityofastronomy.org. -PASADENA

July 17

Three-dimensional printing, virtual reality, and tabletop board game night at the Sierra Madre Public Library, July 17 from 5-8 p.m. (440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024). Step into a virtual world, enjoy a board game with friends, or learn how to use the two new 3D printers at the library. For more information, call (626) 355-7186. –SIERRA MADRE

July 18

Women Leaders in Law Enforcement of Los Angeles County at The Monrovian Restaurant, July 18 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (534 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). This is an opportunity to hear from two tenured Los Angeles County Police Chiefs about what they look for in their personnel when making promotional decisions. Tickets range from $20-$25. For more information, visit eventbrite.com. -MONROVIA

Pop-Up Community Arts Workshop: Music, Motion, and Math at the Arcadia Public Library, July 18, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. (20 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia, CA 91006). This session will encourage and nurture each child’s ability to carry out three artistic processes, namely, creating, performing, and responding with an age-specific STEM-based curriculum which is fun, creative, and appropriate for building a strong foundation of language development and social-emotional development. Admission is free but registration is required. For more information visit arcadiaca.gov or call (626) 821-5567. -ARCADIA

July 19

Summer Concert & Movie Series at City Hall’s west lawn, July 19 from 6:30-10 p.m. (240 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007). Pack a picnic and enjoy some reggae music courtesy of Upstream, followed by Academy Award winning film Coco. This event is free for the public. For more information, call the Recreation and Community Services Department at (626) 574-5113. –ARCADIA

Marc Maron at The Ice House, July 19 at 8 p.m. (24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106). Marc Maron – who has appeared on HBO, Conan, Letterman, and two Comedy Central Presents specials – will treat everyone in attendance to his comedic talents. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit icehousecomedy.com. –PASADENA

The Joke Gym Open Mic at Pacific Plate Brewing Company, July 19 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. (1999 South Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Comedy fans will enjoy a diverse line-up of comedians working on new materials in five-minute sets. Admission is free and there is beer available for purchase. For more information call (626) 239-8456 or visit eventbrite.com. -MONROVIA


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