Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, presents Carla Sameth, discussing and signing “One Day on the Gold Line: A Memoir in Essays” at 7 p.m. It tells the story of a lesbian, Jewish single mother raising a black son, examining life’s surprising changes that come through choice or circumstance, often out of nowhere. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.
The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation hosts a charity night of boxing to benefit its programs supporting youth and the Pasadena community. Headliners are welterweight prospect Ferdinand Kerobyan and Olympian Oscar Molina. It starts at 3 p.m. at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena. Tickets are $25, available at goldenboytickets.com.
The Summer Vibes Concert Series, in a partnership between the Los Angeles College of Music and the city of Pasadena, presents “Around the World,” featuring world music by the LACM Vocal Ensemble and the Little Brazil Trio, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Memorial Park Band Shell, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Free. Visit cityofpasadena.net.
Herman’s Hermits, starring Peter Noone, performs at The Rose, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena. Noone will perform the band’s hits from the 1960s, including “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter” and “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat.” Doors open at 6 p.m. and Noone performs at 9 p.m. Tickets are $38 to $68. Call (888) 645-5006 or visit wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com.
Guests can enjoy a relaxing Labor Day by visiting the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, during its regular hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for the holiday admission price of $29 for adults, $24 for seniors, military members and students, $13 for youth ages 4 to 11, free for those younger than 4. Call (626) 405-2100 or visit huntington.org.
J.C. Hyke’s Songwriter Serenade presents a tribute to Elvis, featuring a large roster of performers, starting at 7 p.m. at Matt Denny’s Ale House Restaurant, 145 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. No cover. Visit jchyke.com.
Textile artist Connie Rohman leads a workshop exploring textile surface design techniques for those 16 and older at Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock. Students create original block printed and hand-dyed patterns inspired by textiles from around the world. The series runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, continuing Wednesdays through Oct. 9. Series cost is $275. Call (323) 561-3044 or visit cfaer.org.
The Blue Guitar presents jazz by the Dave Tull Trio 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.