November 2-December 12, 2019: Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball? (Exhibition): The Institute for Baseball Studies and the Baseball Reliquary present an exhibition of artifacts, artworks, and photographs spotlighting the life and times of Jackie Robinson. Wardman Library Lobby, Whittier College, 7031 Founders Hill Road, Whittier, California. Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Further information, phone (562) 907-4247.
Sunday, November 17, 2019, 7:00 p.m.: A Swinging Centennial: Jackie Robinson at 100 (Concert): The Baseball Reliquary presents a live performance of Bobby Bradford’s jazz suite, Stealin’ Home, commissioned by the Baseball Reliquary in memory of Jackie Robinson. In addition, the Donavan/Muradian Quintet will perform songs played at Jackie and Rachel Robinson’s inaugural “Afternoon of Jazz” concert in 1963. Free admission. Boston Court Pasadena, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, California. Further information, phone (626) 791-7647.
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 3:00 p.m.: A Swinging Centennial: Jackie Robinson at 100 (Concert): The Baseball Reliquary and the NAACP Pasadena Branch in collaboration with Councilmember John J. Kennedy present a live performance of Bobby Bradford’s jazz suite, Stealin’ Home, commissioned by the Baseball Reliquary in memory of Jackie Robinson. In addition, singer-songwriter Byron Motley will perform a collection of songs reflecting Jackie Robinson’s historic debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 through the emergence of the artistry of Nat King Cole. Free admission, but please RSVP for tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org. Light refreshments will be served. Robinson Park Recreation Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, California. Further information, phone (626) 791-7647.
The Baseball Reliquary presents a display of Negro Leagues memorabilia, and Jackie Robinson artworks and artifacts, including Michael Guccione’s “Jackie Robinson Icon” and William Robert Steele’s replica of Ebbets Field. Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, California. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday. For further information, phone (626) 744-7300.