Here are events scheduled Saturday, Dec. 22, to Friday, Dec. 28.
All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!
Family members of all ages are invited to a reading of How the Candy Cane Got Its Stripes by Scott Casperson, then create special ornaments to take home Saturday, Dec. 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Linda Vista Branch Library.
Soprano Anita Protich will perform Wednesday, Dec. 26, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.
Christmas Princess (2017, NR) starring Nicole Muñoz and Rosa Blasi will be shown Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. A teenage girl with a troubled past rises to become one of the members of the elite Royal Court at the Rose Parade. The film is inspired by true events.
A Kwanzaa event Thursday, 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.
Teens are invited to a fun Winter Wonderland evening Thursday, Dec. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Central Library's Teen Central and Studio on 4th. Watch The Polar Express or Rise of the Guardians while making snow globes, wreaths, ugly sweaters and a gingerbread city. If crafts aren't your thing, there will also be board games and video games.
Crazy Rich Asians (2018, PG-13) starring Constance Wu and Henry Golding will be shown Friday, Dec. 28, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. An Asian American New Yorker is apprehensive about meeting her boyfriend's family and friends when she accompanies him to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend but you do have to be 50 or older.
SAVE THE DATE!
The annual Live on Green open-air festival Saturday, Dec. 29, to Monday, Dec. 31, on Green Street between Marengo and Euclid will include live entertainment, celebrity chefs, a pavilion that celebrates all things Tournament of Roses, family-friendly activities and much more.
Photo credits: Scott Casperson, DHGate, Geoffrey Philp, City of Sunny Isles Beach, Warner Bros.