PASADENA, Calif.—Come celebrate Pasadena’s creative, artistic community as ArtNight Pasadena returns from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday, March 8, with free admission to 11 exciting arts and cultural venues throughout Pasadena.

This four-hour cultural extravaganza offers a wide array of dance, music, visual arts and other fun activities for families and people of all ages to enjoy. Free shuttle buses will help provide transportation to each location.

Among the many highlights: Experience Listening as (a) movement by Elana Mann, at Side Street Projects, 730 N. Fair Oaks Ave., pairing interactive acoustic sculptures with community-based performance art. Attend the opening night of “monument” on the survival of Mrs. Reppin: an Artwork by Dan Flavin at the Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd.

Celebrate the history of wedding ceremonies at the Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St., for a special presentation of I do! I do! featuring more than 35 vintage wedding gowns from 1860 to 1950. Enjoy free family art-making workshops at artWORKS Teen Center, 2932 E. Walnut St. Hear guitarist Joe Gamble play jazz, world music and French melodies at Alliance Française, 34 E. Union St. in Kendall Alley.

It’s all happening, and much, much more, during ArtNight Pasadena 2013. For a full listing of events, activities and other important information, go online to www.artnightpasadena.org. A Spanish-language version of the website is also available.

Free, specially marked shuttle buses will be available to take you to all of the venues. For those who ride Metro into Pasadena for ArtNight, remember to bring your Metro “TAP” card as many of the host venues plan to offer special discounts on store merchandise and memberships, including the Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St., Alliance Française, 34 E. Union St., and the Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.

Another popular way to enjoy ArtNight is by bicycle! Visit www.cicle.org/events/66/artnight-ride for more information on how to bike through ArtNight. And, several venues will also have trendy food trucks nearby with tasty treats for purchase to quench your thirst and appetites.

ArtNight is produced by the City’s Cultural Affairs Division of the Planning & Community Development Department, in collaboration with the participating arts and culture institutions. For more information call the ArtNight Hotline (626) 744-7887 or visit www.artnightpasadena.org.

For accessibility assistance to either the venues or shuttle transportation, or for information in braille or large-print format, call (626) 744-7062.

For more information about the City of Pasadena, go online to www.cityofpasadena.net.

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