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October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, Oct. 12 • 6-10 p.m. • Central Library

Fiesta Days
Celebrate the history of Southern California with music, theatre, arts, dance, poetry, crafts and our 6th annual Author Fair.

Parking is available in the north lot. Coffee and treats will be available for purchase at Espress Yourself Coffee Bar. Purchase books at The Friends of the Library Bookstore and support the library at the same time.

Mariachi Music

This musical expression dates back to at least the 18th century in Western Mexico. Mariachi is a tradition defi ned by eight socio-musical elements: mariachi instrumentation and texture. Enjoy this festive music!
6-7 p.m. • Fountain Courtyard

6th Annual Author Fair

Discover the talent that lies in our own backyard. Meet local authors from throughout the San Gabriel Valley, including comic/graphic authors, and then browse through their books. Books will be on display and available for sale and signing.
Throughout the evening • Great Hall

Crown City Chamber Players

Enjoy a variety of classical music performed by members of the Crown City Symphony.
Throughout the evening • Children’s Room

California Dreaming – A California Fiesta

Theatre Americana will highlight California’s culture, depicting its rich history through song and dance. There will be California trivia and our popular freeze dance. Don’t miss this colorful and fun celebration.
6:30-7:30 p.m. • Donald Wright Auditorium

Bossa Nova: The Music that Mesmerized the World!

The band Along for the Ride honors Bossa Nova’s 60th anniversary with a concert featuring songs of this Brazilian musical movement. Presented by Gloria Arjona.
8:30-9:30 p.m. • Donald Wright Auditorium


DJG plays upbeat tempos to chill out.
7-9:30 p.m. • East Patio

Reiyukai America

Create a memory of ArtNight to take home with you.
6–9 p.m. • Humanities Wing

City of Pasadena Adaptive Recreation Art Display presents Portraits of Historic Figures & More!

Be inspired by charming works of art created by participants in the City-sponsored art program that encourages adults with a wide range of developmental and physical disabilities to express themselves through color, line and poetry. Artists will be in attendance to meet and greet you.
6–8 p.m. • Centennial Room

Pasadena Rose Poets

Poets from the Pasadena/Altadena and Los Angeles areas celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month by reading poems by Latina/o poets as well as their own work in English and/or Spanish.
Throughout the evening • Media Room

Judy Baca and The Great Wall of Los Angeles

BACA: Art, Collaboration, and Mural Making by Mario Ontiveros showcases Judith F. Baca, a woman so inspired by the work of Mexico’s Los Tres Grandes— José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros—that she collaborated with hundreds of Southern California colleagues and students to paint an unvarnished history of Los Angeles. The result: a mural that has become
a cultural landmark in the city it documents. Presented by Mario Ontiveros. Published by Angel City Press.
7-8 p.m. • Studio on 4th

San Gabriel Valley Pride Celebrates LGBTQ Young Adults

YA Gets Queer
Authors Brandy Colbert, C.B. Lee, and Lee Wind discuss intersectionality, the lines between reality/fi ction/fantasy, ally-ship and much more. Following the panel there will be Q&A, a book signing and meet-and-greet.
7-8:30 p.m. • Teen Central

Queer Kid Lit Hangout
Do you write and/or illustrate LGBTQ characters, content or themes for kids, tweens or teens? Join us for great conversation with your creative community!
8:30-10 p.m. • Teen Central

Art Exhibits
Come and see curated photo panels from the Portraits of Pride exhibit of LGBTQ Olympic Athletes, and Fearless, featuring portraits of LGBTQ high school and college athletes in the United States.
7-10 p.m. • Teen Central

ArtNight mini-grant recipients:

• Dr. Gloria Arjona Brazilian Quintet
• Crown City Symphony/Tuesday Musicale
• Pasadena Rose Poets
• Reiyukai America
• Theatre Americana


October 12
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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