THURSDAY 12.28.17

Todd Rundgren performs at The Rose, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena. Doors open at 6 p.m. and Rundgren performs at 9 p.m. Tickets are $38 to $68, with a limited number of VIP meet-and-greet tickets available for $199. Call (888) 645-5006 or visit

FRIDAY 12.29.17

The Rose Parade’s Equestfest offers an up-close look at the horses scheduled to appear in the parade, as horses and riders perform drills and dances. Visits to the stables, talks with riders, a vendor court and music are included. It runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank. Regular admission is $15, free for children 5 and younger, and VIP tickets are $40. Visit for information. Call (626) 795-4131 or visit for tickets.

SATURDAY 12.30.17

Saturday is the last chance to catch the Huntington’s annual Viewing Stones Show, featuring examples of Asian suiseki and other viewing stones on view from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Admission is included in the cost of regular admission of  $29 for adults, $24 for seniors, $13 for youth ages 4 to 11, free for children younger than 4. Call (626) 405-2100 or visit

SUNDAY 12.31.17

Grand Park and the Music Center’s New Year’s Eve celebration features a dance party, free interactive motion-graphic activations and a unique New Year’s countdown from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Free. Grand Park is between Grand Avenue and Spring Street and First and Temple streets, Los Angeles. Visit

MONDAY 1.01.18

The 129th Rose Parade takes over the streets of Pasadena starting at 8 a.m. at the corner of Orange Grove Boulevard and Green Street, continuing to Colorado Boulevard to Sierra Madre Boulevard, and ending at Villa Street. This year’s theme is “Making a Difference,” honoring and celebrating all people in the community. Grand Marshal is actor and veteran advocate Gary Sinise. The Rose Queen is La Salle High School senior Isabella Marez. Visit

TUESDAY 1.02.18

The last chance to view the Rose Parade floats up-close following the parade runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the corner of Sierra Madre and Washington boulevards, Pasadena. Tickets are $15 general admission, free for children 5 and younger. Tickets are available through Sharp Seating at or by calling (626) 795-4171. Visit for information.


Brad Colerick’s weekly singer-songwriter series features David Serby & the Latest Scam and Jill Freeman at 7 p.m. at Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena. Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 for table seating, available at

THURSDAY 1.04.18

View Descanso Gardens’ Enchanted Forest of Light show before it closes Jan. 7, in a one-mile walk through the Gardens lit up in stunning light displays, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. Tickets are $30 general admission, free for children younger than 2. Visit for tickets.