Check out “The Great Leap” at 8 p.m. at the Pasadena Playhouse, 39. S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. When an American basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game the coaches find themselves in a conflict that runs deeper than the strain between the two countries. For ticket information, visit pasadenaplayhouse.org.
Silver Threads covers the greatest hits of the legendary Linda Ronstadt, featuring vocalist Leticia Blumette, at Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 Lake Ave., Altadena. Tickets are $20.
Walter Mosley, one of America’s most celebrated and beloved writers, will be inducted into the Vroman’s Walk of Fame at noon. Vroman’s is located at 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. A reception follows the event. For more information, call (626) 449-5320
Check out Toon-Con from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. The show is a chance for fans of cartoons to meet some of the artists, directors, and voice actors that bring their favorite shows to life. Tickets are $15. Children under 12 are free. For more information, call (626) 795-9311
The Eric Ekstrand Trio plays jazz at Colombo’s Restaurant, 1833 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock at 7 p.m. No cover. For more information, call (323) 254-9138 or visit colombosrestaurant.com
Award-winning chamber music ensemble Camerata Pacifica performs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. The event includes works by Beethoven, Mozart, and Vierne. Tickets are $58. For more information, visit huntington.org or call (626) 405-2100.
Brazilian guitarist Hugo Nogueira performs in the Music at Noon concert from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 793-2191.
Lady Sings, Trumpet Swings rocks the Blue Guitar Room at Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17. For more information call: 323-769-3500.