Pasadena’s 2019 One City, One Story book selection is “In the Distance” by Hernán Diaz, a Western about a trek through America’s frontier in the 1800s by a young Swedish boy in search of his brother. Diaz discusses his experience in writing the book in a free community discussion at 7 p.m. at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7076 or visit cityofpasadena.libguides.com/onecityonestory.
The city’s spring edition of ArtNight runs from 6 to 10 p.m., offering free admission to numerous Pasadena art institutions. Activities include tours, dance and theater performances, music and various other activities. Free. Call (626) 744-7249 or visit artnightpasadena.org.
GFour Productions presents the international hit show, “Menopause The Musical” for one night. The show is a groundbreaking celebration of women on the brink of, in the middle of or who have survived “The Change.” The show starts at 9 p.m. at The Rose, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena. Tickets are $38 to $58. Call (888) 645-5006 or visit wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com.
A South Pasadena Library Restoration Concert features classical music, including a Cesar Franck sonata performed by violinist Ben Powell and pianist Leo Marcus, and jazz with Powell and pianist Bryan Pezzone, starting at 4 p.m. at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Admission is $20 at the door. Call (626) 799-6333 or visit
Elias Castillo discusses and signs “Cross of Thorns” at 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. The book contradicts the image of California’s Spanish missions as benign places, exposing the dark realities of enslavement of indigenous people by Spanish friars. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.
J.C. Hyke’s Songwriter Serenade features the bands Ghosts of Electricity, ETC., The Western Beats and Axeldobman, starting at 7 p.m. at Matt Denny’s Ale House, 145 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. No cover. Visit jchyke.com.
Wine & Song Americana Singer/Songwriter Music Series features the Rose Valley Thorns and Kylie Rothfield at 7 p.m. at the Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena. Tickets are $12 general admission, $17 for table seating. Visit blueguitar.club for tickets and information.
Arcadia High School’s Stage and Stagecraft Department presents its production of “Les Miserables” at 7 p.m. March 14, 15 and 16 at Arcadia Performing Arts Center, 188 Campus Drive, Arcadia. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and $30 for VIP tickets. Call (626) 821-1781 or visit arcadiapaf.org.