Things to Do in Pasadena on Friday! All the Best Events in Town!

Published : Friday, November 9, 2018 | 6:20 AM

Events on November 9, 2018

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Arboretum Gift Shop Holiday Open House   click for more information »

Decked out in it holiday finery, the Gift Shop will put in a festive mood for the season. You’ll find a wide selection of new products. Join the Arboretum for refreshments, and more…

Event Location: LA County Arboretum

Cost: Free with admission

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Craftsman Weekend Neighborhood Tours – The Off Ramp   click for more information »

Development of the 210 freeway changed the residential landscape of Pasadena, but if one looks closely, remnants of the bungalow past are still present and are explored on this tour. Each tour is approximately 1.5 – 2 hours in length. A tribute to Pasadena’s unique contributions to the American Arts & Craft..

Event Location: Pasadena Off Ramp

Cost: $25.00 – $30.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Craftsman Weekend The Gamble House Lecture Tour   click for more information »

Attend “Asian-Inspired Influences on the Design of The Gamble House” and take a docent-guided tour of this National Historic Landmark. Curious to experience the lure of the Orient, David and Mary Gamble and family spend 16 weeks on tour in 1908. See how Charles and Henry Greene memorialized their travels..

Event Location: The Gamble House

Cost: $25.00 – $30.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Pasadena Arts Crafts Show   click for more information »

Established by artisans, Pasadena Arts & Crafts Show celebrates the Arts & Crafts Movement – with artists, artisans, makers, and bakers, this gift market extravaganza is the event of the season! Reminiscent of the Parisian sidewalk art shows, discover 200 displays – by independent artisans, studio artists, an..

Event Location: Hilton Pasadena

Cost: $8.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

CSI CW Workshop led by Historian John Ripley and Historic Architect William W. Ellinger III   click for more information »

Craftsman Scene Investigation (CSI) Craftsman Weekend Workshop with two of Pasadena’s best architectural sleuths who will demonstrate how to uncover the past and trace the evolution of a house using permits, physical clues, and architectural forensics. Workshop Schedules: 10:00 am – noon or 1:00 pm – 3:00 p..

Event Location: Pasadena Heritage

Cost: $50.00 – $60.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Baby Playtime   click for more information »

Baby Playtime Bring your toddlers to play with toys, listen to music, interact with other children and color. For ages 1-4…

Event Location: Villa Parke Branch Library

Cost: Free

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Craftsman Weekend Pasadena Overview Bus Tour   click for more information »

This tour highlights the wide variety of architectural styles found in Pasadena, from the Victorian through the Modern era. Guests will see Pasadena’s Civic Center, Old Pasadena, the historic Arroyo Terrace Neighborhood, and the Arroyo Seco with its landmark Rose Bowl stadium. There will also be a visit to..

Event Location: Pasadena

Cost: $40.00 – $45.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Fun Foodie Friday at SCCM   click for more information »

Join Southern California Children’s Museum as they make edible art using fruits and other foods donated by Trader Joe’s. Create a tasty masterpiece that looks and tastes good! For Kids and their supervising adults. Kids under 1 are free. You may use your SCCM Play Pass. Ages 2+…

Event Location: Southern California Children’s Museum

Cost: Free with admission

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Friday Movie Matinees Momma Mia Here We Go Again 2018 PG-13   click for more information »

Movies can take everyone to other places and times like nothing else. Featuring Momma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) PG-13 starring  Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Cher, Pierce Brosnan and more. Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hote..

Event Location: Pasadena Senior Center

Cost: Free

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Craftsman Weekend Neighborhood Tours – Tournament Fields   click for more information »

Explore portions of Tournament Fields Historic District and homes from St. Francis Court, the very first bungalow court. This tour includes a particular emphasis on the early Craftsman style of architect Sylvanus Marston. Each tour is approximately 1.5 – 2 hours in length. A tribute to Pasadena’s unique con..

Event Location: Tournament Fields

Cost: $25.00 – $30.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Craftsman Weekend Asian Influence Bus Tour   click for more information »

One factor that distinguishes Pasadena bungalows and Arts and Crafts houses from English Arts and Crafts or Midwestern Arts and Crafts is the influence of Asian architecture. Pasadena has some of the best examples of both Asian architecture and gardens in America, and of Asian-influenced Arts and Crafts homes..

Event Location: Pasadena

Cost: $40.00 – $45.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Coloring for Veterans Day   click for more information »

Discover the meaning of this important day. Join the Library for an afternoon of coloring then check out books on Veterans Day…

Event Location: Villa Parke Branch Library

Cost: Free

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

MakMo for Little Learners   click for more information »

Join La Canada Flintridge Library for an afternoon build and explore MakMo program designed for little learners, ages 3 – 6 years. The MakMo will bring a variety of age-appropriate STEAM projects for younger children and their caregivers. Older siblings are welcome to join the STEAM fun. This program is desig..

Event Location: La Canada Flintridge Library

Cost: Free

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lego Club at Altadena Library   click for more information »

Join Altadena Library for Lego Club! Come create, build… and destroy a little, too, if that’s your thing. Legos will be provided, and Duplos will be available for children under 4. For children aged 3-12. If you have any questions or require special accommodation, please contact the Children’s Desk at the a..

Event Location: Altadena Library District

Cost: Free

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception and Lecture Progressive American Mosaics Assembling the Pieces of a Forgotten Story   click for more information »

The Opening Reception at the historic Blinn House of the Women’s City Club of Pasadena includes an illustrated talk by Craftsman Weekend exhibitor and master artisan Theodore Ellison. He will trace the introduction of mosaic in the buildings of progressive American architects at the turn of the twentieth ce..

Event Location: Women’s City Club of Pasadena

Cost: $45.00 – $50.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Moonlight Forest – Lantern Art Festival   click for more information »

This fall the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden invites you to the Moonlight Forest, an unforgettable evening experience of art, culture, and discovery. Masterfully crafted lanterns beckon you into the gardens. Some depict beautiful animals, shimmering exotic flowers and intriguing figures from Chinese..

Event Location: LA County Arboretum

Cost: $20.00 – $28.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Film To Sir with Love 1967 NR   click for more information »

American Mark Thackeray (Sidney Poitier) recently received his degree in engineering but cannot find work. To make ends meet, he takes a job as a teacher in a rough school in the East End of London, populated mostly with troublemakers who were rejected from other schools for their behavior. While the students..

Event Location: Norton Simon Museum

Cost: Free with admission

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Adult Drawing Class Impressionism and Japonisme The Diagonal   click for more information »

Join artist and educator Richard Houston in this six-week course investigating how Japanese design elements in woodblock prints influenced European art in the late 19th century. Each week, students explore various design strategies through a series of exercises using the Museum’s renowned Impressionist coll..

Event Location: Norton Simon Museum

Cost: $20.00 – $25.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Amanda Lucidon discusses and signs Reach Higher   click for more information »

A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama, coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from official White House photographer and New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Light, Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format for young readers. This stunning and..

Event Location: Vroman’s Bookstore

Cost: Free

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Creative Conversations Mindfulness and Movement   click for more information »

Discover works in the modern art collection through the lens of dance artist Rebecca Bruno and explore how she views mindfulness and movement in the collection. Interact with her own folding sculpture about dance and environment and continue the conversation with fellow young professionals. This program is de..

Event Location: Norton Simon Museum

Cost: Call for details

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wet Closing Party   click for more information »

Wet is a collaborative video installation exploring the scientific and poetic aspects of water from a multiplicity of perspectives. The project will feature creative research by the students of the Art Science Studio, a special course being offered in conjunction with the AxS festival. Through a series of per..

Event Location: V Gallery, Pasadena City College

Cost: Call for details

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Ugly Lamp Contest Kick-Off and All Things A Christmas Story Party   click for more information »

Meet cast members from the heartwarming story of Ralphie and the Parker family. The Old Man wins a very special prize in a contest. Ralphie is pursued by a girl in his class. Ralphie is pursued by the class bully. And, most famously, Ralphie sets off on a campaign to acquire his most-desired Christmas present..

Event Location: Vroman’s Hastings Ranch

Cost: Free

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Beauty and the Beast Jr.   click for more information »

Beauty and the Beast Jr. tells the story of Belle, an adventurous young girl, and the Beast, her hideous captor who is actually a young prince trapped under a spell. In order to break the spell, the Beast must learn to love another and earn her love in return – before time runs out. With the help of the castl..

Event Location: Fremont Centre Theatre

Cost: $25.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Argonautika   click for more information »

LaSalle High School’s Department of Arts & Media presents “Argonautika”, the story of Jason and the Argonauts. This play by Tony-Award winner Mary Zimmerman transforms this tale from Greek mythology into an entertaining and enlightening story that encompasses the full range of human experience. Directed..

Event Location: Porticos Art Space

Cost: $10.00 – $17.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m.

A Wrinkle in Time   click for more information »

Maranatha High School’s Theatre Department presents the full stage version of the timeless classic “A Wrinkle In Time”. This will the directorial debut for Maranatha’s new theatre director, James Duke. He is surrounded by a stellar cast of Maranatha students, bringing to life the characters in this play, an..

Event Location: Ambassador Auditorium

Cost: $8.00 – $10.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Von Karman Lecture Series Deep Space Network   click for more information »

How does NASA capture the faint whispers of spacecraft voyaging to far flung destinations across the solar system and beyond? The answer involves giant radio antennas, global cooperation, and a LOT of careful planning. NASA’s Deep Space Network is a vital lifeline between Earth and the spacecraft that exten..

Event Location: Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium

Cost: Free

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Detroit 67   click for more information »

The USC School of Dramatic Arts and Pasadena Playhouse presents Detroit 67, written by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Gregg T. Daniel. The USC School of Dramatic Arts and Pasadena Playhouse continue their exciting partnership by presenting two productions for the School’s MFA in Acting program at the C..

Event Location: Carrie Hamilton Theatre

Cost: $10.00 – $20.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 7:30 p.m.

The Miracle Worker   click for more information »

These are the most challenging roles that student actors in Mayfield’s Theatre Conservatory said they have ever played. Helen Keller, blind and mute. No lines. All expression. Annie, Helen’s passionate and determined teacher. Energized spirit. Heart and mind on fire. Event Location: Mayfield Senior School

Cost: $5.00 – $10.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 7:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.

Wicked Lit The Chimes A Goblin Story and Teig OKane and the Corpse   click for more information »

Unbound Productions presents the 10th Annual Wicked Lit Production featuring A Goblin Story and Teig O’Kane & the Corpse. The Chimes: A Goblin Story – New Production by Jonathan Josephson, directed by Darin Anthony and adapted from the novella of the same name by Charles Dickens. Teig O’Kane and the Corps..

Event Location: Mountain View Mausoleum

Cost: $30.00 – $45.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Blair APU Community Concert   click for more information »

Lake Avenue Church (LAC) Worship and Arts is sponsoring a free Community Concert given by Blair High School Wind Ensemble and Azusa Pacific University Symphonic Band, Alexander Koops and Michael Birnbreyer, directors. This musical extravaganza will feature organist Elvin Rodríguez in Saint-Saens’ Organ Symph..

Event Location: LAC Worship Center

Cost: Call for details

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Hollywood Comes to Pasadena with Kevin Jordan and More   click for more information »

Six of Hollywood’s Top Comics take the 101 South to the 110 North to…well, you get the picture. Get caught up on what’s so funny in today’s comedy scene. Hollywood Comes to Pasadena is a six act comedy show, featuring top tier comedians and entertainers, along with Mystery Guests, who will drop in to do a s..

Event Location: The Ice House Comedy Club

Cost: $20.00 – $27.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Mark Twain and Friends A River Journey   click for more information »

Parson’s Nose Theater presents Mark Twain and Friends: A River Journey, written by Greg White and directed by Gary Lamb. Mark Twain returns from The Beyond to remind everyone of Huck, Pap, The Blue Jay Woman, Bixby the steamboat pilot, the Limburger Coffin, and why he is the greatest American storyteller. Cas..

Event Location: Parson’s Nose Abbey

Cost: $5.00 – $25.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Baby Gramps Traditional Blues Original Tunes   click for more information »

Old-Time Salty Vaudevillian: Baby Gramps plays an antique acoustic National steel-bodied resonator guitar, and sings his own unique arrangements of rags, jazz, & blues songs from the 20′s & 30′s, folksongs, sing-a-longs, and many originals with wordplay, vaudeville antics, hilarious lyrics, animated guitar pl..

Event Location: The Coffee Gallery Backstage

Cost: $18.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead   click for more information »

Hamlet is turned topsy turvy in this brilliant, Tony Award-winning comedy that thrusts Shakespeare’s two minor characters to the frontlines with no rules except one: they are destined to die. Trapped in a universe where the flip of a coin always comes up heads and pirates can pop-up anytime, can our hapless..

Event Location: A Noise Within

Cost: $25.00 – $70.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 8:00 p.m.

The Woman in Black   click for more information »

Witness Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story that has kept London’s West End on the edge of its seat for the past 28 years! A man obsessed, believing his family has been cursed by a ghostly woman in black, tells his terrifying story to exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough,..

Event Location: The Pasadena Playhouse

Cost: $25.00 – $89.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Brahms Ginastera Dvorak   click for more information »

Pasadena Community Orchestra presents Brahms + Ginastera + Dvorak featuring soloist Alyssa Katahara Dvorak, Symphony No. 9 “New World”. PCO has been bringing fine classical music to the community for 33 years. Admission is free (donations are welcome at the door), and no reservations are needed…

Event Location: First Church of the Nazarene

Cost: Free

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Metalachi Performs at The Rose   click for more information »

Unable to care for her hungry offspring and concerned that motherhood would seriously interfere with her Tuesday night Karaoke league, Consuela Espinoza hastily packed the babies into the saddlebags of a burro and sent her children off to America in search of a better life. Against all odds, 14 years later, a..

Event Location: The Rose at Paseo Colorado

Cost: $20.00 – $28.00

 

 

Friday, November 09, 2018

Time: 10:00 p.m.

Hollywood Comes to Pasadena   click for more information »

Six of Hollywood’s Top Comics take the 101 South to the 110 North to…well, you get the picture. Get caught up on what’s so funny in today’s comedy scene. Hollywood Comes to Pasadena is a six act comedy show, featuring top tier comedians and entertainers, along with Mystery Guests, who will drop in to do a s..

Event Location: The Ice House Comedy Club

Cost: $20.00 – $27.00

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