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Friday, November 18, 2016

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Nov. 19 to 25

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Nov. 19, to Friday, Nov. 25.

All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!

Kids ages 9 to 12 will enjoy circus activities and games, have their pictures taken at a wacky photo booth, munch on tasty snacks, earn prizes and meet Cassie Beasley, author of "Circus Mirandus," Saturday Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library.

The Crown City Symphony will perform Beethoven's Overture to Prometheus, Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 1  and Mozart's Symphony No. 31 in D Major Saturday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. at Pasadena Christian Church and Sunday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Pasadena.

The Caltech Glee Club and Caltech Chamber Singers will perform a concert titled "Mostly American" that will include choral works by American composers William Billings, Emma Lou Diemer, David Dickau and Shawn Kirchner; American folk hymns arranged by Matthew Culloton, Andre Thomas and Alice Parker; and choral works by French composer Maurice Duruflé and Italian Renaissance composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Saturday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium at Caltech's Baxter Hall (#77 on this map).

The Pasadena Doo Dah Parade -- the twisted sister of that other parade -- will include a memorable cast of merrymakers Sunday, Nov. 20, beginning at 11 a.m. on Colorado Boulevard between Altadena Drive and San Gabriel Boulevard. Bring a lawn chair and plan on arriving by about 10 a.m. to claim your spot on the sidewalk! (I'll be at the reviewing stand at the southeast corner of Colorado Boulevard and Vinedo Street, so swing by and say hi!.)

The Caltech Symphony will perform Wagner's Prelude to Die Meistersinger, Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with guest soprano Elissa Johnston and Dvořák's Symphony No. 8 Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3:30 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium at Caltech's Baxter Hall (#77 on this map). 

Baritone Cale Olson, accompanied by pianist Joan Thompson, will peform Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

Photo credits: Dreamstime, Crown City Symphony, Caltech, Pasadena Doo Dah Parade, Casting 360,

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