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WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER FROM  PASADENA NOW

FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 THROUGH THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012

Explore Pasadena!  Each week our Calendar staff vets dozens of events to bring you
this preview of the best happenings in town

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Low: 46°

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High:  62°
Low: 48°

Enjoy a festive tea and performance of A Christmas Carol by A Noise Within

Snow Days brings real snow to Kidspace

A holiday treat: The Snow Queen by California Contemporary Ballet

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Nightlife

Holiday Cheer

Our Wish to You: A Joyous Holiday

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Caltech

Saturday, December 15  at 8:00 p.m.  (626) 395-4652

Full Events Calendar    (About 400 local events for the next four weeks!)

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Planned Parenthood

Fortunate Son
Best of Creedence Clearwater Revival
Coffee Gallery
Wednesday, December 19  at 8:00 p.m.  (626) 798-6236

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THEATRE

EVENTS CALENDAR


100's of Pasadena-area events, arranged by date. Click for more

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A Snow White Christmas
An updated version of the classic tale, in the style of the traditional British family Panto, A Snow White Christmas features family-friendly magic, a comedic twist and modern music. A Panto is known for its interactive style and humor that appeals to fairytale fans of all ages.Each ticket includes admission to the “Winter Wonderland” festivities of family-friendly holiday activities and treats. There will be special crafts, games and joyous holiday music.

● Alverno Christmas Holiday Boutique
● Union Station Film Screening: This is 40
● Parson's Children's Holiday Party
● Union Station: Dinner at the Station
● Empty Bowls Fundraiser
● Crunch Time Party
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Benefits, fundraisers, parties, tours, special events and more.

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PWP Water Centennial
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HOLIDAY FUN
An Afternoon of Holiday Delights at the Teddy Bear Tea
ECLECTIC EVENTS
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Christmas Chaos
Christmas Chaos is a new musical tale of a Christmas that almost wasn't. Santa always has a party and big show for all the North Pole workers to help kick off the Christmas season.
Carrie Hamilton Theatre
December 14 - 16 at Various Times (626) 356-7529


A Guide to Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Activities
As always with to the second precision the 124th Rose Parade entitled Oh the Places You Will Go will start its march up Orange Grove Blvd.  The parade is a wonderful way to spend New Year's morning but there is so much more to see and do besides the parade. Prior to the parade get a real closeup look at the floats and how they are made or view them after the parade in all their splendor. If you are a fan of the bands in the parade Bandfest is for you. Held at Pasadena City College it is two days of band music. Horse lovers will enjoy Equestfest, a full day of horses up close and personal. Of course don't forget the Rose Bowl Game, the tailgates, Hall of Fame induction ceremony and Kick-Off Lunch. 

Tournament of Roses
391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena (626) 449-4100

A Christmas Story
A Dickens’ holiday classic presented by the Parson’s Nose players with more of Dickens’ delicious description than you usually hear. If you don’t come away in the holiday spirit you should be ”boiled in your own pudding with a stake of holly through your heart!”
Lineage Performing Arts
December 22 at 7:00 p.m. and December 23 at 2:00 p.m. (626) 403-7667

The Langham Huntington will again hold its Teddy Bear Tea, a long-time Huntington Hotel tradition for children and adults to celebrate the holiday season. The Teddy Bear Tea in the Lobby Lounge will feature lavish and enchanting holiday decorations, a puppet show, storytelling by one of Santa’s helpers, and pictures with Santa himself! Adults will enjoy Langham’s Signature Afternoon Tea, which features a choice of tea, savory finger sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream and an assortment of tortes, cookies, cakes and breads. Children can enjoy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, gingerbread cookies, hot chocolate, milk and other tasty goodies.

Holiday Walking Tours
Enjoy a walking tour featuring many of Pasadena’s architectural treasures. Explore the award winning Civic Center, discover beautiful estate residences and Craftsman style homes, walk the historic downtown, and more.
Pasadena Heritage
Sunday,  December 30 at 10:30 a.m. &  1:30 p.m.   (626) 441-6333

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Kidspace Pumpkin Festival
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MUSIC: 
A Choral Christmas


Royalty Cleaners
Pasadena Pro Musica starts the holidays off right performing two of the Leipzig master's most jubilant compositions which frame seasonal works by Brahms and Poulenc and the transparent beauties of Hugo Distler's Die Weinachtsgeschichte.

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FAMILY & CHILDREN:
For the Kids

Under Glass
What's current at local Museums and Institutions

Click for a Listing of Upcoming Children's Events 

Cherishing Children
Day One will have a REAL SNOW Winter Wonderland, festive holiday music, arts, crafts, and a toy give away for children ages 3-17 years.

December 14 at 5:00 p.m.  | Day One

Santa and Spongebob Square Pants Ring in the Holidays
Special musical guests SpongeBob and the Hi-Seas will ring in the holidays at the La Pintoresca annual tree lighting. Santa is expected to make a surprise visit as well.

December 14 at 4:00 p.m.  | La Pintoresca Library
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*Armory Center for the Arts
*Art Center: Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery
*California Art Club
*Descanso Gardens
*The Huntington Library, Arts Collections, and Botanical Gardens
*New Town Art
*Norton Simon Museum
*Pacific Asia Museum
*Pasadena City College Art Gallery
*Pasadena Museum of History
*Pasadena Museum of California Art
*Shumei Arts Council of America


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Merry Merry Movie

A free screening of Disney’s “A Christmas Carol” starring Jim Carrey. The movie screening will be followed by a free holiday concert by St. Lucy’s Big Christmas Band in the Vroman’s Courtyard.

December 15 at 10:00 a.m. | Laemmle Theatre

Catalina Island Camp

Kwanzaa Celebration
Join the library for Kwanzaa: A celebration of family, community and culture. Enjoy music, stories and tasty dishes prepared by members of the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

December 27 at 11:00 a.m. | La Pintoresca Library

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