Here are events scheduled Saturday, Nov. 15, to Friday, Nov. 21.
All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!
An LA Opera community educator will take guests on a journey through Daniel Catan's passionate impressionist opera "Florencia en el Amazonas" Monday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center. Florencia travels down the Amazon by steamboat to perform at the Manaus opera house in hopes of finding her lover who was lost in the jungle and never returned; other passengers harbor their own secret hopes of what the trip will bring. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.
National guitar fingerstyle champion Michael Chapdelaine and the progressive bluegrass Andy Rau Band will perform Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music as part of the Guitar Nights series. Reserve your free tickets here.
Baritone Christian Nova will perform Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. at Pasadena Presbyterian Church as part of the popular Music at Noon recital series.
This week's movie on the big screen in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library is "The Book Thief" (2013, PG-13) Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. starring Sophie Nélisse and Geoffrey Rush. During World War II a young German girl finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with a Jewish refugee who is sheltered by her adoptive parents. Based on the novel by Markus Zusak.
Gobble gobble! Children ages 2 to 5 will create turkey crafts to take home for Thanksgiving Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. at Villa Parke Branch Library. (See a full rundown of November library events here.)
Storyteller Karen Golden will entertain children 6 and older with folktales from around the world Thursday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. at Linda Vista Branch Library. Later in the day she will be at Santa Catalina Branch Library at 1:15 p.m. and Hastings Branch Library at 3:30 p.m.
"The Sound of Music" (1965, G) starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer will be shown on the big screen Friday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at Pasadena Senior Center. A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.
The Caltech-Occidental Concert Band will perform works by composers John Stafford Smith, Arturo Marquez, Charles Ives, Paul Hindemith, Eric Whitacre and Morton Lauridsen Friday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. at Caltech's Ramo Auditorium (south of Beckman Auditorium).
Photo credits: Brian Cahn, Kidding Around, Natalie Fiol, Pasadena City College, Michael Chapdelaine, Andy Rau Band, Christian Nova, MUSE Enthusiasts, B'Nai Horin, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Blog Me Mom, PBS, 20th Century Fox, Caltech.