Ugly Sweater Party at Mt. Lowe Brewing Co. from 7-11:30 p.m. (150 E. Saint Joseph St., Arcadia, CA 91006). There will be live music, a food truck, specialty beers, a gingerbread house contest, ugliest sweater contest and much more. Registration is free. For more information, click here.
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Moonlight Forest Lantern Art Festival at The Los Angeles Arboretum, Dec. 20-24 and Dec. 26 from 5:30-10 p.m. (301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007). Step into the jaws of a humongous shark or dive under the sea with fantastic fish in Ocean Visions. Experience a winter wonderland in our new Polar Dreams display. Children will find bright circular swings and other interactive delights in Children’s World. Visit with your family, friends, and holiday guests for a highly memorable evening. Tickets start at $23 on weekends and at $20 on weekdays. For more information, click here.
James Intveld at Arcadia Blues Club from 7-11:30 p.m. (16 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006). James Intveld is a rockabilly musician, singer, songwriter, performer, actor, and film director from Los Angeles, California. Tickets are $15. For more information, click here.
A Snow White Christmas at Pasadena Civic Auditorium at 7 p.m. with additional shows Dec. 21-22 at 1 and 5 p.m. (300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101). An updated version of the classic fairytale, Princess Snow White joins forces with the Seven Dwarves to defeat her wicked Aunt the Queen. In the style of British Panto, audiences are encouraged to interact, booing the baddies and cheering for the hero. Tickets begin at $28. For more information, click here.
Open Mic Karaoke Night at The Mayan Bar & Grill from 3-11 p.m. (315 W. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016). There will also be dance music playing in addition to the tunes you belt out. Admission is free but food and drinks are not. For more information, call (626) 275-8600.
Angela O’Neill and the Outrageous 8 at Myrtle Tree Café from 7:30-10 p.m. (405 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). There is room for dancing and lots of up tempo songs to get you warmed up. There is no cover fee. For more information, click here.
Kids’ Holiday Cookies Class at Sauté Culinary Academy from 9:30-11 a.m. (150 E. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016). Kids will learn to make cookies from scratch. Tickets are $35. For more information, click here.
Shawn Jones Band at Arcadia Blues Club from 7-11:30 p.m. (16 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006). Shawn Jones is the epitome of American blues/roots/rock music. With five studio albums and one live album under his belt, Shawn’s skills as a seasoned songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist have put him on the same bill with the likes of BB King. Tickets are $10. For more information, click here.
One Colorado Snowy Night at One Colorado Courtyard from 6-8 p.m. (41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103). It’ll be snowing on and off in Douglas Alley as Charles Dickens Carolers serenade and snow cones are served. Registration is free. For more information, click here.
Harambee Performing Arts: The Way In Living Color at John Muir High School Early College Magnet from 5-7 p.m. (1905 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103). Harambee Performing Art’s students have eagerly been anticipating this evening putting in many hours of practice to bring this performance to life. Tickets range from $7-$45. For more information, click here.
Holiday Pajama Party at Magnolia House at 8 p.m. to Dec. 22 at 2 a.m. (492 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101). Dress in your PJs and enjoy festive cocktails and a live DJ. There is no cover fee. For more information, click here.
“The Nutcracker” at Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center at 2 and 7 p.m. (845 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016). This magical holiday performance is the perfect way to kick off your holiday festivities. Tickets are $30. For more information, click here.
Best Practices of Gender Affirmative Care for Gender Diverse People at San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center from 7-10 p.m. (2607 S. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006). This presentation and Q-and-A with the Center for Transyouth Health and Development will cover: optimal chest binding methods, transgender and non-binary medical health interventions, and mental health. Registration is free. For more information, click here.
Sundays are for Soundbaths: Soundbath and Light Language at One Life Yoga from 8-9:30 p.m. (1365 N. Hill Ave. #1359, Pasadena, CA 91104). Join two of LA’s most beloved sound alchemists Eric Ajna and Erika Othen as they guide you through the multidimensional realms of the dream state using a collection of ancient, contemporary instruments and the mystical practice of angelic light language. Tickets range from $20-$30. For more information, click here.
Pasadena Symphony and POPS Random Acts of Music at One Colorado Courtyard from 1-2 p.m. (41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103). A brass quintet will present a Holiday-inspired performance in and around One Colorado. Registration is free. For more information, click here.
That Young “Holiday” Comedy Show at Der Wolf from 7:30-9:30 p.m. (72 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103). Celebrate the holidays, end the year, and start the new one with “That Young Comedy Show.” General admission is $5. For more information, click here.
“A Christmas Carol” at A Noise Within at 7:30 p.m. with additional shows Dec. 20 & 22-23 at differing show times (3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107). Families love the inspirational story of Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and Scrooge—the perfect burst of boundless good cheer for the season, and beyond. Tickets begin at $25. For more information, click here.
Little Owls Reading Nest at Descanso Gardens from 10:30-11 a.m. (1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011). Take your little owlets 2 and older for an enchanting nature-themed story time at Magnolia Lawn. Event is free with admission. For more information, click here.
Christmas Luncheon at Levitt Pavilion at noon (85 E. Holly St., Pasadena, CA 91103). The Pasadena Senior Center celebrates with its members and community friends. The cost is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. For information, click here.
Opening Day Draft Beer & Cider Festival at Santa Anita Park at 11:30 a.m. (285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007). Celebrate the return of winter meet with the best brews and ciders in SoCal from the excitement of the Santa Anita Park homestretch. Tickets range from $20-$55. For more information, click here.
Backpacking the Central Sierra at REI from 7-8:30 p.m. (214 N. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006). Learn the nuts and bolts of preparing for a multi-day backpacking trek in the Central Sierra, including trail options, logistics, permits, gear, safety and weather considerations. Registration is free. For more information, click here.