Members of the Pasadena Weekly editorial staff, including Editor Kevin Uhrich, Deputy Editor André Coleman, Arts Editor Carl Kozlowski, columnist Ellen Snortland and contributor Justin Chapman, discuss how weekly newspapers have carved out a sustainable niche in a rapidly digitizing world at 7 p.m. tonight, Jan. 12, at Pasadena Public Library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-4066 or visit cityofpasadena.net/library.
Pasadena Second Friday songwriter’s night features singer-songwriter Jennie Walker performing music from her “Night Flight to London” album from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Madeline Garden, 1033 E. Green St., Pasadena, hosted by Petrella, “First Lady of Country Soul” (countrysoultrain.com). Genevieve Birchman, Shelly Segal, Alias Means and Shelby & Tieg also perform. Free. Call (626) 844-9244 or visit madelinegarden.com.
Free movie matinees start at 1 p.m. Fridays at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Friday’s film is “Sully” (2016), starring Tom Hanks as airline pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who landed his aircraft on the Hudson River during an in-flight emergency. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.
The Conscientious Projector Series features the documentary “The Future of Energy” at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 12, at Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission is free. For more information, call (818) 517-8878 or visit thefutureofenergy.org