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Vividly bringing the classic book to life, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,” the family musical extravaganza by Timothy Mason and Mel Marvin, returns for a fourth year, with Guy Paul reprising his critically acclaimed role as the sour and shaggy Grinch.

“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,” Globe Theatres’ Old Globe Theatre, Balboa Park, San Diego, 7:30 p.m. Regular schedule: Tuesdays through Sundays, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. (limited availability); Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Christmas and New Year’s week schedules: call for details. Ends Dec. 31. $15 to $50. (619) 239-2255.




“Marisol’s Christmas,” Jose Cruz Gonzalez’s family holiday fable, is about a father who tells his little daughter of a magical comet while they are camping under a freeway underpass on Christmas Eve.

“Marisol’s Christmas,” Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank, 3 p.m. Regular schedule: Saturdays, 3 p.m.; Sundays, 1 and 3 p.m. Ends Dec. 30. $10. (818) 955-8101.




The 25th Doo Dah Parade will make its annual romp through Old Town Pasadena. Beginning in 1978 as a spoof of the Rose Parade, the Doo Dah has earned a singular reputation with such offbeat attractions as the Synchronized Briefcase Drill Team, the Lounge Lizards and Snotty Scotty & the Hankies.

Pasadena Doo Dah Parade, starts south on Raymond Avenue at Holly Street, goes west on Colorado Boulevard to Pasadena Avenue, Old Town Pasadena, 11:30 a.m. Free. (626) 440-7379.


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The Arroyo Arts Collective, a grass-roots community artists’ organization, will stage its ninth annual Discovery Tour: Palette to Palate. The self-guided tour of artists’ studios and eateries in Highland Park, Eagle Rock and Mount Washington will begin at the Charles Lummis Home, where maps will be available and artisans will display crafts. This year’s artistic attractions range from traditional paintings to computer-generated art on view in storefronts, garages and landmark Craftsman-style houses.

Ninth annual Discovery Tour, Charles Lummis Home, 200 E. Avenue 43, Highland Park. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10. (323) 850-8566.