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Friday, December 23, 2016

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events December 24 to 30

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Dec. 24, to Friday, Dec. 30.

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

Hanukkah 2016 will be celebrated from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1. Enjoy special displays commemorating the Festival of Lights at Central Library and Linda Vista Branch Library. (Please note libraries will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1).

The annual family festival in front of Pasadena City Hall sponsored by Chabad of Pasadena Sunday, Dec. 25, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. will feature live klezmer music, traditional foods, menorah-making and other crafts, giveaways including gelt and dreidels, and the lighting of the giant menorah. People of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to attend. Please note the huge menorah is removed after the festival. 

A Kwanzaa event Tuesday, Dec. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library will feature music, stories and tasty dishes in celebration of family, community and culture. People of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to attend.

Quarteto Nuevo will perform world music Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

"84 Charing Cross Road" (1987, PG) starring Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins will be shown Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. A writer in New York City and a seller of rare books in London carry on a relationship through letters over the course of two decades. Based on a true story.

Teens 13 and older are invited to an evening of board games, video games and pizza Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Central Library's Studio on 4th. Call 626-744-4246 to sign up.

The annual Live on Green street festival Friday and Saturday, Dec. 30 and 31, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 1, from noon to 4 p.m. on Green Street between Marengo and Euclid avenues will include live music from pop and rock to jazz and folk, additional entertainment from drum circles to theater groups to dance troupes, a family fun zone, historical exhibits, celebrity chefs, films, speakers from the worlds of science, literature and our community, a special tribute to the U.S. Air Force including their honor guard drill team, an F-25 jet and a flight simulator, the National Parks Service iconic Airstream trailer filled with fun and educational information, and much more! 


Just a reminder that the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game are never on a Sunday so this year they will take place Monday, Jan. 2. 

Photo credits: Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Pasadena Star-News, Geoffrey Philp, Saddleback College, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Gizmo Diva, Live on Green.

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