Here are events scheduled Monday, Dec.1, to Friday, Dec. 5.
All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!
Children's and adult choirs will perform songs of the season daily from Monday, Dec. 1, to Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 8 p.m. in the courtyard at One Colorado.
The first Tuesday of every month from 4 to 8 p.m. is Free Family Night at Kidspace Children's Museum. On Tuesday, Dec. 2, explore the art and history of puppets, make shadow puppets, learn the science behind puppetry and create a bag puppet. At 6:30 p.m. there will be a performance by the Bob Baker Marionettes.
Singers with the Pasadena Opera will perform Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. at Pasadena Presbyterian Church for the popular Music at Noon recital series. Feel free to bring lunch.
"Joyeux Noel" (2005, PG-13) starring Benno Furmann and Diane Kruger will be shown on the big screen in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. On Christmas Eve 1914 during World War I, in a true lesson of humanity, opposing troops put down their weapons to reach out to each other on the battlefield. Based on a true story.
Pasadena Senior Center art students will display their works in watercolors and mixed media Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. Complimentary wine and cheese will be provided and a harpist will play.
The first Friday of every month from noon to 5 p.m. is Free Admission Day at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. On Friday, Dec. 5, enjoy the current exhibitions An Opening of the Field, Burning Down the House, Chimera and everything else the museum has to offer.
The first Friday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. is Free Admission Night at the Norton Simon Museum. On Friday, Dec. 5, enjoy the exhibitions Home and Away: The Printed Works of Ruth Asawa; Lock, Stock and Barrel: Norton Simon's Purchase of Duveen Brothers Gallery; Manet's "The Railway" on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; and everything else the museum has to offer.
Mayor Bill Bogaard will flip the switch that turns on thousands of colorful lights on the City Hall Christmas tree Friday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. Activities from 5 to 7 p.m. will include carolers, music by local school bands, refreshments, children's crafts, a visit from Santa and much more. Please consider bringing an unwrapped gift for the Pasadena Fire Department's Spark of Love Toy Drive that benefits local, low-income children.
The ambitious and exciting Dawn mission is one of NASA's most remarkable projects. On Friday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Vosloh Forum (Building UU on this map) at Pasadena City College Dr. Mark Rayman, the Dawn project mission director at JPL, will explain the probe's venture into the asteroid belt.
Photo credits: One Colorado, Small World Entertainment, RGBStock, Admit One Film Addict, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Norton Simon Museum, the mighty Zack Stromberg, NASA