It’s time again for ArtNight Pasadena! The free night of art, music and entertainment that is held throughout the City is happening this Friday, Oct. 10, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Museums will open their doors at no charge, special exhibits will be prepared, music will be performed, and food trucks will offer tasty treats for purchase, giving back 10% of their ArtNight sales to future ArtNight events.
There will be 21 ArtNight stops, all reachable by free shuttles that will loop throughout the evening. The shuttles will be divided into six routes, having City Hall as their hub. You can park your car at any one venue and ride the shuttles to the rest.
The information about the venues and what each of them will offer is at www.artnightpasadena.org, but following are a few of our favorites:
Jackie Robinson Community Center – located at 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., this will be one of the furthest north stops of the evening. Here you will find displays and videos of the iconic brothers Jackie and Mack Robinson, as well as enjoy the smooth jazz sounds of the Roscoe Lee Owens JazzZone band. If you park at this venue you can then jump on the NorthWest shuttle route, which will take you to other points.
The Levitt Pavilion – located at 85 E. Holly St., will have MUSE/IQUE on its stage offering “streets sounds and jazz” that will “collide for a dance party.” MUSE/IQUE will perform three sets – at 6:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8:45 p.m. For those of you who rather take the Metro, remember Memorial Park has a stop. You could then jump on the shuttles from this point to visit other exhibits.
Pasadena Central Library – located at 285 E. Walnut St., here you will meet local authors and artists, as well as listen to multiple musical performances. The Library will be featuring Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys, Ecos de España, Crown City Symphony, Reiyukai America, CEMALA Children’s Orchestra, and Graphic Novel Creators.
These are only three out of 21 stops! Start early as four hours go by really fast when you’re having fun! And make sure to get back to your starting point before 10 p.m. as the shuttles really do stop running right on time (we learned this the hard way last year!)
ArtNight Pasadena is an awesome cultural party. Do not miss it!