Oct
25
Thu
“The Little Foxes” at Antaeus Theatre Company @ Antaeus Theater Company
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 10 @ 9:00 pm

Lillian Hellman’s “Little Foxes” opens at 8 p.m. It is the epic drama about a southern family in crisis in 1900, a time and place where woman have limited options and men appear to hold all the power. An ambitious woman pulls out all the stops, including blackmail to wrest the family business away from her scheming brothers. Cameron Watson directs. Performances continue at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and 8 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 10. Tickets are $35.

Oct
26
Fri
Moonlight Forest at the Arboretum @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Oct 26 2018 @ 5:30 pm – Jan 6 2019 @ 10:00 pm

The Moonlight Forest features magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, dragons and other themes, created by artists from China’s Sichuan province, celebrating the ancient tradition of lantern-making. It opens at 5:30 p.m. Friday and continues from 5:30 to 10 p.m. nightly, except Mondays and Tuesdays through Jan. 6. Admission is $28 for adults, $25 for seniors and $23 for children ages 3 to 17.

Nov
18
Sun
Descanso Gardens’ Enchanted Forest of Light @ Descanso Gardens
Nov 18 2018 @ 5:30 pm – Jan 6 2019 @ 10:00 pm

Descanso Gardens’ Enchanted Forest of Light attraction returns. The family-friendly light show experience offers a gentle, one-mile hike through Descanso’s most beloved areas, featuring a variety of large-scale displays by professional lighting artists, many of which are interactive. One popular display, Celestial Shadows spins polyhedral installations exploring geometry through light, shadow and perception. Lightwave Lake is installed at Descanso Lake, and the popular Aqueous features a flowing and glowing, interactive landscape of meandering pathways. Hours are 5:30 to 10 p.m. daily (except Thanksgiving, Nov. 22, and Dec. 24 and 25) through Jan. 6. Tickets are $28 to $30 for general admission for adults, seniors and children 2 to 18, free for children younger than 2, and $23 to $25 for members, depending on the date and time selected.

Nov
23
Fri
“A Christmas Story” at Sierra Madre Playhouse @ Sierra Madre Playhouse
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 30 @ 2:30 pm

The Playhouse presents a stage adaptation of “A Christmas Story,” based on the screenplay and short story by Jean Shepherd, the hilarious story of Shepherd’s fictional family, the Parkers, whose patriarch wins a very special prize in a contest, and other misadventures during a Christmas season in the 1940s. It opens at 8 p.m. Friday and continues with 2:30 p.m. matinees on select Saturdays, 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays and special performances at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20, closing at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 30.Tickets are $45 general admission, $40 for seniors, $25 for youth up to age 21.

Nov
24
Sat
“Bob Baker’s Nutcracker” at the Pasadena Playhouse @ Pasadena Playhouse
Nov 24 @ 2:30 pm – Dec 31 @ 2:30 pm

The Carrie Hamilton Theatre presents “Bob Baker’s Nutcracker,” the beloved fairy tale performed by the Bob Baker Marionettes, opening at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and continuing through Dec. 31. Tickets are $20, free for children younger than 2.

Dec
1
Sat
“A Christmas Carol” at A Noise Within @ A Noise Within
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm

A Noise Within brings back its annual holiday favorite, “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens for its annual run. The classic story of greed and forgiveness opens at 2 p.m. Saturday and continues through Dec. 23. The company’s Co-Producing Artistic Director Geoff Elliott adapted the play from the novella, and co-directs with Julia Rodriguez-Elliott. Tickets start at $25.

Dec
7
Fri
Exhibition at Norton Simon Museum @ Norton Simon Museum
Dec 7 2018 @ 9:00 am – May 27 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The exhibition “Once Upon a Tapestry: Woven Tales of Helen and Dido” goes on view.  It features exquisite tapestries and rare cartoons illustrating two iconic love stories found in the classical epic poems from the “Iliad” and the “Aenid.” As described in Holer’s “Iliad,” Helen and her contested romance with Prince Paris of Troy is represented in four Flemish tapestries from around 1500. Queen Dido of Carthage and her affair with Virgil’s hero Aeneas are represented in a rare set of six cartoons and one related tapestry from the early 17th century. Together, the works demonstrate the appeal of these female-centric narratives in early modern Europe and the power of tapestry to tell the stories. It remains on view through May 27.

Dec
8
Sat
Exhibition at S[p]ace Gallery @ S[p]ace Gallery
Dec 8 2018 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 31 2019 @ 7:00 pm

The gallery presents the exhibition, “The Universe is in Us,” curated by Mark Todd and featuring works of eight artists exploring a mixed media approach, including collage, sculpture, painting and drawing. An opening reception runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and it continues through March 31.

Dec
10
Mon
Virtual Reality Experience at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library, Central Branch
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Teens and adults are invited to attend a virtual reality experience, with Oculus Rift Touch included, offering something for everyone from 6 to 8 p.m.

Dec
11
Tue
“Women of Vision” Exhibition at Forest Lawn Museum @ Forest Lawn Museum
Dec 11 2018 @ 10:00 am – Apr 7 2019 @ 6:00 pm

The exhibition “Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment” goes on view, featuring works by 11 inspiring female photojournalists, underscoring the momentous work they have done in bringing narratives from all over the world to the pages of National Geographic. It remains on view through April 7.

Bob Baker Marionettes Show @ One Colorado
Dec 11 @ 4:30 pm

The Bob Baker Marionettes Theater Holiday Show starts at 4:30 p.m. Free.

All Saints Church Homeless Memorial and Reception @ All Saints Church
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm

A homeless memorial and reception acknowledges the lives of homeless people and their membership in the human family, starting at 6 p.m. Mike Kinman and Antonio Gallardo lead the service.

First United Methodist Church of Pasadena Story Night @ First United Methodist Church of Pasadena
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Wonder of Christmas Story Night offers families music, crafts and stories from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free.

Breast Reconstruction Options Discussion at Cancer Support Community @ Cancer Support Community
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Dr. Nima Naghshimeh, plastic and reconstructive surgeon offers advice on breast reconstruction options from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free, but call for reservations.

Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm

Hall of Fame photographer Andrew Bernstein discusses and signs “The Mamba Mentality” at 7 p.m.

Gypsy Soul Concert at the Blue Guitar @ Arroyo Seco Golf Course
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm

In a special Tuesday night show, the Oregon-based Celto-Americana duo Gypsy Soul (gypsysoul.com), consisting of Roman Morykit and Cilette Swan performs “A Gypsy Soul Christmas” starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Gypsy Soul Concert at the Blue Guitar @ Arroyo Seco Golf Course
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm

In a special Tuesday night show, the Oregon-based Celto-Americana duo Gypsy Soul (gypsysoul.com), consisting of Roman Morykit and Cilette Swan performs “A Gypsy Soul Christmas” starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Dec
12
Wed
Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm

Jeff Kurtti presents and signs “From All of Us to All of You” at 7 p.m.

Wine & Song Americana Singer/Songwriter Music Series @ Arroyo Seco Golf Course
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm

Brad Colerick’s weekly singer-songwriter series presents a New Orleans jam and Terrance “Hollywood” Taplin birthday celebration at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, available on the website.

Nevins Lecture at the Huntington @ The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm

A Nevins Lecture features Mary Sarah Bilder, professor at Boston College Law School, discussing The Lady and George Washington,” exploring the responses of Washington and Benjamin Rush to Harriot O’Connor’s remarkable university lectures in 1787and their implications for female political status under the Constitution. It starts at 7:30 p.m. Free; no reservations required.