The first Pasadena International Film Festival will be held at various venues throughout town Feb. 12-16. Join the glitz and glamour celebration of all things film! Festivities begin with an Opening Night “Great Gatsby”-themed gala at the Westin Pasadena Feb. 13, followed by several days of film lectures, screenings and fun activities. The five-day event is capped off with an Award Ceremony and after-party at the Vertical Wine Bistro. Visit www.pasadenafilmfestival.org
Pasadena Water & Power’s “Water Symposium” will be at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 26. Light refreshments. More details at www.PWPweb.com.
The 8th annual “Norooz in Pasadena”—a non-secular recognition of the Persian New Year—will be held March 13 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 150 N. Madison Ave. Norooz celebrates and promotes Iranian arts and culture to the non-Iranian community. A $20 tax-deductible admission fee. Visit www.noroozpasadena.org.
“ArtNight Pasadena” returns Friday, March 14 with 16 free exciting arts and culture venues throughout the City. The Spring Edition of ArtNight offers contemporary dance, visual art, music and performances. Call (626) 744-7887 or visit www.artnightpasadena.org.
Amgen Tour of California will be held throughout California May 11-18 and comes back to Pasadena on Saturday, May 17! Mark your calendars now to see some of the world’s top bicyclists. More details to be announced soon. www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.