The Blue Guitar, Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena presents jazz by the Tom Rotella Band at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission, $17 for table seating. Visit blueguitar.club.
Arboretum Summer Nights, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, features concerts on select Fridays. Friday’s concert features bluegrass with Hot October. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the concert runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is $8 general admission, $4 for children 5 to 12, free for those younger than 5 and for members. Call (626) 821-3222 or visit arboretum.org.
A Noise Within, 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, presents its production of Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein,” adapted by Nick Dear, opening at 8 p.m. and continuing through Sept. 8. During the play’s run, a Mexican monster exhibit is on display in the lobby. Tickets are $25 and up. Call (626) 356-3121 or visit anoisewithin.org.
Soulful Sunday Brunch at The Rose, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena features a live Motown-style band, gospel choir and mouthwatering brunch from $29 to $58. The $18.50 general admission does not include brunch. Brunch starts at 10 a.m. and music starts at 11 a.m. Call (888) 645-5006 or visit wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com.
Pasadena Senior Center summer concert series, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena, features the Susie Hansen Latin Band at 6 p.m. Free. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.
Actor and activist George Takei discusses and signs his memoir, “They Called Us Enemy,” at 6 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Takai tells the story of his family’s imprisonment in American prison camps during World War II. Tickets are $20, which includes a copy of the book. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com for ticketing information.
The Mixx, 443 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, presents a jazz jam starting at 5 p.m. Wednesdays. No cover. Call (626) 500-0021 or visit themixxclub.com.
Barney’s Beanery, 99 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, presents Christopher McKittrick discussing and signing “Can’t Give It Away on Seventh Avenue,” a complete history of the Rolling Stones’ time in New York City, from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit barneysbeanery.com.