Descanso’s annual Music on the Main live jazz series, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, features jazz vocalist Mon David from 6 to 7:30 p.m., included in Descanso admission of $9 general admission, $6 for students and seniors, $4 for children 5 to 12, free for those 4 and younger. Call (818) 949-4200 or visit descansogardens.org.
A performance of “Good Boys,” the story of a model student, his privileged family and a disturbing videotape, starts at 8 p.m. at the Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Tickets are $25 and up. Call (626) 356-7529 or visit pasadenaplayhouse.org
Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, presents A Night in Focus: Garden Party, celebrating the start of summer in a social, creative event for all ages. Guests explore the Sculpture Garden, sketch, create crafts using plant materials and enjoy live music from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is included in Norton Simon admission of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, free for students, those 18 and under and members. Call (626) 449-6840 or visit nortonsimon.org.
CalPhil presents “Beethoven Meets the Beatles,” with special guests, Beatles tribute The Fab Four, performing Beatles hits with the orchestra, including “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “All You Need Is Love” and others. Works by Beethoven are included, starting at 1 p.m. at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Tickets are $37.50 to $140. Call (323) 850-2000 or visit calphil.com.
The Eric Eckstrand Trio plays jazz at 7 p.m. at Colombo’s Restaurant, 1833 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock. No cover. Call (323) 254-9138 or visit colombosrestaurant.com.
Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena presents illustrator Leland Myrick discussing and signing “Hawking,” the gripping biography co-written with Jim Ottaviani about Stephen Hawking, the most important scientist of our time, starting at 7 p.m. Free. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.
Brad Colerick’s Wine & Song Americana Singer/Songwriter Music Series features guest host Marty Axelrod with “Pianoganza,” with Teresa James and Rick Solem at 7 p.m. at Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena. Tickets are $12 general admission, $17 for table seating. Visit blueguitar.club.
Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, presents Americafest, a family-friendly event, concluding with one of the world’s top fireworks displays. Parking lots open at noon, and the Family Fun Zone opens at 2 p.m. Stadium doors open at 5:30 p.m., followed by performances of various types at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $15, reserved seating is $35, and children are admitted free. Field viewing experience tickets are $100. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit rosebowlamericafest.com.