THURSDAY 11/29/18

The South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena, screens the 2018 film “Best F(r)iends” by co-writer, co-star and South Pasadena resident Greg Sestero, who wrote the book “The Disaster Artist,” which was made into a film in 2017. It starts at 7 p.m. Sestero is scheduled to attend, along with the film’s female lead, Kristen Stephenson Pino, and Pasadena Weekly film reviewer and Arts Editor Carl Kolzlowski. A Q&A follows the screening. Free.  Call (626) 403-7350 or visit

FRIDAY 11/30/18

Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, presents an all-ages concert featuring Linda Perhacs, playing American psychedelic folk rock, and whose first album “Parallelograms” was released in 1970. Also performing is Los Angeles-based Scott Gilmore, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist, who combines psychedelia, kosmische and other styles. It starts at 8 p.m. A set by Deejay Natasha Khan and visuals by Whiz World are included. Tickets are $15. Call (323) 561-3044 or visit

SATURDAY 12/1/18

A Noise Within, 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena brings back its annual holiday favorite, “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. The classic story of greed and forgiveness opens at 2 p.m. Saturday and continues through Dec. 23. Tickets start at $25. Call (626) 356-3121 or visit

SUNDAY 12/2/18

MUSE/IQUE presents a concert, “Singing/Stories,” performing works by Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon and others at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. Mingling starts at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $70. Call (626) 539-7085 or visit

MONDAY 12/3/18

Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitor Hotline Kickoff features the Tournament of Roses Royal Court in an appearance to help launch the hotline, which is active from Monday through Dec. 31. The 101st Rose Queen is Louise Deser Siskel. The event starts at 10 a.m. at 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. Visit

TUESDAY 12/4/18

Camerata Pacifica chamber ensemble is joined by the Calder String Quartet in a program of works by Beethoven, Arensky and Mendelssohn, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Tickets are $58. Call (805) 844-8410 or visit


Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, presents an old fashioned wreath-making workshop, exploring the basics of wreath making, using fresh greens from the Arboretum grounds and cuttings from the LA Flower Mart, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $45, $35 for members. All materials are provided, but guests should bring their own clippers and any special decorations they would like to add. Call (626) 821-4623 or visit

THURSDAY 12/6/18

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, and sommelier Brad Owen present an in-depth lecture on Champagne and sparkling wine, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a tasting of a dozen wines. Cost is $105, or $90 for members. Visit to register.