Vocal ensemble Vox Feminae performs sacred and secular music from the Medieval and Renaissance eras, while dressed in elaborate costumes, performing on period instruments from 1 to 2 p.m. Free.
Shirley Chung discusses and signs “Chinese Heritage from My American Kitchen: Discover Authentic Flavors with Vibrant, Modern Recipes” at 4 p.m.
The Bob Baker Marionettes perform a holiday show from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Free.
Guests are invited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” with a party, featuring photo opportunities with life-sized images of Jack, Sally and Zero, an opportunity drawing and a free screening of the holiday classic, starting at 6 p.m.
A Merry Mixer features a light dinner buffet and no-host bar from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for members, $20 for non-members.
The restaurant presents its annual Holiday Beer Dinner, featuring a five-course meal paired with 10 great beers, starting at 7 p.m. Cost is $67. Call for reservations.
The club at Arroyo Seco Golf Course presents the Molly Miller Trio at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 for table seating, available on the website.
The concert features jazz by Kira & the Major 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. Free.
A free family concert features a performance by the Hollow Trees Band, starting at 11 a.m.
A guided tour visits works of Southeast Asian art from 1 to 2 p.m., included in regular museum admission of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, free for members, students and those 18 and younger.
A screening of a family science fiction classic features “Woman In the Moon” (1929) at 2 p.m.
Teen Anime Afternoon features classic anime, Japanese snacks and the newest manga in the library collection from 2 to 4 p.m.
The LV Teen Book Club for those 13 and older invites kids to discuss “Alone” by Scott Sigler at 3 p.m. Email Deborah Niblick at email@example.com for information.
The Christmas Joy Concert is performed by choirs of all ages, handbells, the Modern Brass Quintet, piano and pipe organ. Featured composition is an arrangement of favorite holiday carols, “A Christmas Garland” by Bay Area composer Conrad Susa. It starts at 4 p.m. Free.
The Pasadena Symphony presents its annual Holiday Candlelight Concert. It features the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, the Donald Brinegar Singers and the LA Bronze Handbell Ensemble performing along with the orchestra. Valerie Pettiford is featured vocalist, and David Lockington conducts. The performance includes popular holiday melodies as the church is bathed in the glow of candlelight. Performances start at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $100 for the 4 p.m. performance, $20 to $150 for the 7 p.m. performance.
The church hosts its annual Handel’s “Messiah” sing-along, as the audience sings along to the masterpiece, led by Duane Funderburk and assisted by soloists Tiffany Rivette, Dianne Harmel, Landon Shaw II, Eric Carampatan and the 100-plus voice choir and chamber symphony, starting at 7 p.m. Free.
The concert, “A Mother’s Christmas” features holiday music by women composers, plus poetry by female poets, from 8 to 10 p.m. Admission is on a “listen first, then give” basis.
A Champagne brunch with Santa, with holiday-themed food and no-host bar, from 11:30 to 2 p.m. Cost is $50 for members, $65 for non-members, $20 for children ages 13 to 17, free for children 5 and younger.
A free concert features music by Mariachi Lindas Mexicanas at 4 p.m.
Vroman’s and The Journal of Alta California host a California-themed holiday market, featuring author book signings, gift items and products made in California, refreshments and holiday musical performances, starting at 4 p.m.