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Friday, December 16, 2016

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events December 17 to 23

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Dec. 17, to Friday, Dec. 23.

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

The Green Rabbit Holiday Open House Saturday, Dec. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Pasadena Museum of History is inspired by the beloved Sign of the Green Rabbit created by Ernest Batchelder. The event will include festive holiday music by Ad Hoc Consort, a craft workshop, admission to the current exhibitions "Batchelder: Tilemaker" and "Cast & Fired: Pasadena's Mid-Century Ceramics Industry" plus a peek into the Fenyes Mansion adorned with touches of Edwardian-era holiday decor.

Artist Lia Halloran and writer Maria Popova will discuss Art Inspired by Astronomy Sunday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. in the Hameetman Auditorium at Caltech's Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astophysics. This event marks the final opportunity to view Halloran's exhibition "Deep Sky Companion" on display at the center. 

"The Story Lady" (1991, G) starring Jessica Tandy and Stephanie Zimbalist will be shown Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. In this touching drama, a widow reads stories to children on public access television but is soon discovered by network executives who want to exploit her.

Three rarely seen one-act plays by Charles Dickens -- "Prince Bull," "The Child's Story" and "A Christmas Tree" -- will be performed in a staged reading by Unbound Productions Thursday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. The collective title of the plays is "Christmas Tree."

Photo credits: Pasadena Museum of History, Caltech, Jones Programming Partners. Bettman/Corbis.

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