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REGGAE GROOVE

Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena features reggae by My Reggae Band at 10 p.m. Friday. Free. Call (626) 793-3010 or visit kingsrowpub.com.


POETRY FIX

The Emerging Urban Poets group meets for featured and open poetry readings, facilitated by Don Kingfisher Campbell at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pasadena Public Library’s Santa Catalina Branch, 999 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7272 or visit cityofpasadena.net/library.  


RIGHTS ACTIVIST

Actor and activist Amy Brennerman speaks at 10:15 a.m. Sunday in the All Saints Church Rector’s Forum, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, on her activities as a signer of an amicus brief in the Supreme Court Whole Women’s Health case from Texas, overturning the state’s 2016 anti-abortion law that was designed to shut down most of the state’s abortion clinics. Call (626) 796-1172 or visit allsaints-pas.org.  


OPERA LOWDOWN

An LA Opera Talk, “A Deeper Look,” explores opera and classical music through the eyes of an expert who shares the passion for the art form, from the delightful to the disastrous, at 1 p.m. Monday at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.

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HOLIDAY LAUNCH

The Americana at Brand, 889 Americana Way, Glendale,   kicks off the holidays with Christmas music from around the world, a visit by Santa, a Christmas tree lighting and a fireworks finale from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, Nov. 17. Free. Visit americanaatbrand.com. 


GLEE FIX

A Caltech Glee Club concert directed by Nancy Sulahian features choral music by Maurice Duruflé, G.P. da Palestrina, William Billings, Emma Lou Diemer, David Dickau, Shawn Kirchner, Eric Whitacre and others at 8 p.m. Saturday in Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium, 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 395-3295 or visit events.caltech.edu. 


LITTLE HOUSE FUN

Celebrating the opening weekend of “A Little House Christmas,” the Sierra Madre Playhouse presents “Snap, Whistle, Pose,” a free, family-friendly event inviting guests to nibble gingerbread cookies, strike a pose as living statues reminiscent of a home entertainment activity in the 1880s, and catch a performance by world champion whistler Carole Anne Kaufman from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Call (626) 355-4318 or visit sierramadreplayhouse.org.  


STAR SIGHTING

Tippi Hedren, who starred in the 1963 film “The Birds,” discusses and signs “Tippi: A Memoir,” setting the record straight on her never-before-revealed experiences on the set of major films and addressing gossip about her while on her way to becoming a legendary star and animal activist, at 7 p.m. Monday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com. 

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VETERAN’S SALUTE

The Pasadena Senior Center and the city salute veterans starting at 10:30 a.m. Friday with patriotic music and guest speaker Brigadier Gen. Paul Lebidine of the 4th Marine Division at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena. There will be a flyover by the Condor Squadron flying World War II aircraft in formation at 11:11 a.m. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org. 

HEROIC TRIBUTE

A Veteran’s Day Living History Night features actor Duffy Hudson performing a one-man show as Audie Murphy, America’s most decorated military hero, in “To Hell and Back” at 7 p.m. Friday at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 403-7350 or visit southpasadenaca.gov/library.

JACKALOPE ART

The annual Jackalope Art and Craft Fair features an art market with the works of some 200 local, trend-setting makers and designers. The event includes local food for purchase and do-it-yourself art workshops for guests of all ages. Jackalope runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Pasadena’s Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Free. Visit jackalopeartfair.com/pasadena.  

INTERPLANETARY DREAMS

Planetary scientist and award-winning science writer Amanda Hendrix discusses and signs “Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets,” an account of developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that could be achievable, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.

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DEATH CELEBRATION

The Dia de los Muertos Noches de Trova event at Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock’s, 2225 Colorado Blvd., honors the dead with live music commemorating those who have passed, art, and food and drink for purchase at 8:45 p.m. Friday, for all ages. Free. Call (323) 561-3044 or visit cfaer.org.


NEW PLAYS

Boston Court’s annual new play festival features “Roadkill Giant” by Aleshea Harris at 11 a.m. and “The Wind and the Breeze” by Nathan Alan Davis at 2 p.m. Saturday. Free. The festival continues Nov. 12 at 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 683-6883 or visit bostoncourt.com. 


ROCKER TRIBUTE

A memorial party for the late John Scott “Snotty Scotty” Finnell, founder of Pasadena party band Snotty Scotty & the Hankies, who died Oct. 16, features an open music jam, a potluck and free barbecue from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Old Towne Pub, 22 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Musicians are invited to bring their instruments. No cover. Call (626) 577-6583 or visit theoldtownepub.com. 


YOUNG TALENT

Pasadena Education Network Rock 4 PEF Battle of the Bands features live music by 12 local teen bands, food for purchase from food trucks, information booths and other activities. Gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday and the music starts at 5 p.m. at Levitt Pavilion, in Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. Free. Visit rock4pef.com.  

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DEATH CELEBRATION

Free Day of the Dead celebrations at various locations in Old Pasadena feature a variety of activities, including a tour of commemorative altars at Old Pas businesses during regular business hours, movie screenings and a family fiesta featuring music, storytelling, dance and family fun Friday through Sunday. Visit oldpasadena.org for a complete listing of events and locations. 


AUTUMNAL SPIRIT

Guests of all ages are invited to decorate pumpkins from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com.


SONGS OF STRUGGLE

Folk singer Ross Altman performs “Ten Songs that Shook the World,” featuring protest songs about labor, civil rights and the anti-war movement at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pasadena Public Library’s Allendale Branch, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7260 or visit cityofpasadena.net/library.


PET PARTY

Dress up your dog and participate in the Growl-O-Ween parade around Old Pasadena starting at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Dog Bakery, 36 W. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 3, Pasadena (thedogbakery.com), followed by a costume contest. Free, but call (626) 440-0443 to pre-register.

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YOUNG VOICES

The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Young Men’s Ensemble and Lineage Dance Company present an interdisciplinary collaboration, with dancers physically interpreting classical and contemporary works by Fauré, Craig Hella Johnson, Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Lineage Performing Arts Center, 89 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 793-4231 or visit lachildrenschorus.org. 


ART UNDER FOOT

The Pasadena Playhouse District’s ARTWalk offers a stroll through an open-air art market featuring original works by some 75 artists, hands-on activities for guests of all ages, live music and free admission to the Pasadena Museum of California Art from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday along Colorado Boulevard, between Oak Knoll and Madison avenues, Pasadena. Free. Visit playhousedistrict.org/artwalk. 


ART, PART II

The Art & Design Open Market features artwork for sale by Art Center College of Design and Pasadena City College students and alumni, art-making activities for children and adults, and free cupcakes from Dots Cupcakes while supplies last from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Admission is free. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com. 


FREE MUSIC

Madeline Garden Bistro’s Friday Songwriter Night features Steelheart lead guitarist Dr. U., singer-songwriter Emiko, Dole & Humphries, Debra Davis, Mark Moran and Alicia Toney from 7 to 9 p.m. at 1030 E. Green St., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 795-5599 or visit madelinegarden.com. 


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HALLOWEEN PREVIEW

“The Dark Universe: A Panel of Horror Authors” features novelist and screenwriter Brad C. Hodson, screenwriter and Halloween expert Lisa Morton and actor, theater professor and comedian Kevin Wetmore, moderated by author Vanta M. Black, at 7 p.m. tonight at Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge Free. Call (818) 790-0717 or visit flintridgebooks.com. 


STUDIO TOUR

The two-day, self-guided Glendale Open Studio Tour visits various Glendale artist studios to explore artists’ creative processes and purchase works directly from the artists from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. To receive free tickets and be entered into a raffle, visit gostudiotour.com.  


JAZZ HISTORY

The class series “Jazz & Swing from A to Z: The Story of America’s Music” led by Dr. Thom Mason, professor emeritus of Jazz Studies at USC’s Thornton School of Music, discusses New Orleans jazz and Louis Armstrong from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crowell Public Library, 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino. The free series continues Tuesdays through Nov. 22. Call (626) 300-0777 or visit crowellpubliclibrary.org. 


PIANO VIRTUOSO

Catch the jazz piano stylings of Yuko Mabuchi at 6 p.m. Wednesday at redwhite+bluezz, 37 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 792-4441 or visit redwhitebluezz.com.

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SUMMER-ENDING BASH

The South Pasadena Arts Council and South Pasadena Library present a free, end-of-summer concert featuring new and old-school rock by Wildwood Highway at 5 p.m. today at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 403-7350 or visit sopasartscouncil.org. 


OLD BOOKS

The American Printing History Association hosts a book fair featuring a large selection of antiquarian, rare, private press and artist’s books from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Admission is free. Call (626) 405-2100 or visit huntington.org.


CARIBBEAN SOUNDS

The Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, presents a Second Saturday Concert featuring the band Upstream performing Caribbean music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. Call (626) 798-0833 or visit altadenalibrary.org.


COMING OUT PARTY

 

Pasadena’s Public Library and Health Departments present the 1st Annual Coming Out Day celebration, featuring LGBT speakers, music, vendor booths, youth services, food trucks, drag queens, free immunizations for meningitis, flu and HIV and an Orlando, Florida, tribute from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-4066 or visit cityofpasadena.net/library.

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SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK

Dean Productions presents Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7 p.m. tonight at Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale, and continuing Thursdays through Saturdays through Oct. 8, with an additional performance Wednesday. Free. Visit deanproductionstheatre.com for reservations.


HEALTHFUL HINTS

Grassroots Natural Market and Kitchen Health Expo, 1119 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena, features food, free product samples, raffle prizes, face painting, a photo booth, live music and product discounts to showcase health food industry products, holistic practitioners and sustainable businesses from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free. Call (626) 799-0156 or visit grassrootsnmk.com. 


CANCER AWARENESS

Pasadena firefighters and the Fire Family Foundation show their support for women fighting breast cancer Sunday with a walk around Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. This event kicks off a month of fundraising efforts called Pasadena Goes Pink. The public is invited to walk with firefighters starting at 9 a.m., followed by a wellness fair at Brookside Park next to the Rose Bowl. Free. Visit firefamilyfoundation.org. 


CLASS SAMPLES

Sample the Pasadena Senior Center’s fall classes, ranging from art and computers to foreign languages and Zumba, in free half-hour sampling sessions from 9 a.m. to noon Monday and Tuesday at 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org. 

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WORLD MUSIC

The free Levitt Pavilion summer concert series closes with world music by Element Band at 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org. 


MOON CELEBRATION

The South Pasadena Chinese-American Club (spcc-web.org) hosts the Moon Festival, featuring lion dancers, acrobatic and martial arts performances, traditional folk dancers and singers, photo opportunities with the Miss Chinatown court, student performances and children’s activities from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Free. Email spcc91030@gmail.com for information. 


FANCY DANCING

The Eaton Canyon Nature Center’s final Twilight Program of the season features Ponca and Omaha tribe member Michael Paul Littlevoice in his colorful Fancy Dancing show recounting the meaning of the dances and the cultural history of the tribes at 7 p.m. Saturday at 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena. A suggested donation of $3 is requested. Call (626) 398-5420 or visit ecnca.org. 


REGGAE SOUND

My Reggae Band plays unplugged at 10 p.m. Friday at Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 793-3010 or visit kingsrowpub.com.  

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CLASSICAL GUITAR

The Orange County Guitar Orchestra performs classical guitar music from around the world at 7 p.m. tonight, Sept. 15, at Pasadena Public Library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 744-4066 or visit cityofpasadena.net/library..

 

THEATER UPDATE

Learn about the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse’s new season, the venue’s progress over the past year and enjoy a concert by the Yari Moré Latin Band starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday at 320 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel. Free. Call (626) 308-2868 or visit missionplayhouse.org. 


’80s HEROES

Past Action Heroes perform hits of the 1980s dressed like TV characters of the era at 10 p.m. Friday at Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 793-3010 or visit kingsrowpub.com.  


AMERICANA CONCERT

The free Levitt Pavilion Pasadena summer concert series presents Americana music by Glenn Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket at 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org.   

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RISING STARS

Madeline Garden’s inaugural Second Friday Songwriter’s Night hosted by singer-songwriter Petrella (countrysoultrain.com), the “First Lady of Country Soul,” features Jill Freeman, Medele, the Non-Duo, Dina Valenz and Courtney Brimm from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at 1030 E. Green St., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 795-5599 or visit madelinegarden.com.

 

DIRTY DEEDS

Impro Theatre’s “LA Noir Unscripted” features the theater group performing improvised comic scenes of dirty deeds by dangerous dames and shadowy tales of trench-coated mobsters, highlighting the dark, seedy underbelly of 1940s and ’50s Southern California at 7 p.m. Friday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.


EXPLOSIVE FOLK

Check out the Kate Brown Band playing its style of explosive folk with a honky tonk feel at 7 p.m. Friday at the Peppertree Grill, 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Free. Call (626) 355-8444 or visit thepeppertreegrill.com. 


SPRINGSTEEN TRIBUTE

The season’s final Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena Concerts in the Park features the Bruce Springsteen tribute band The Rising at 7 p.m. Saturday in Farnsworth Park, 568 E. Mt. Curve Ave., Altadena. Free. Call (626) 798-6335 or visit altadenasheriffs.blogspot.com  

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FREE CULUTURE

Free First Friday means free admission from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 E. Union St., Pasadena. Call (626) 568-3665 or visit pmcaonline.org. 

 

WORLD MUSIC

Levitt Pavilion’s free summer music series features world music by Samba Society at 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org. 


HOT MIX

Catch the talented rock band Steel Rod, playing a combo of R&B, pop, classic rock, metal and country from its 500-song repertoire at 10 p.m. Saturday at Kings Row Pub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 793-3010 or visit kingsrowpub.com. 


CHICAGO BLUES

Jeff Dale and the South Woodlawners wail on Chicago blues at 9 p.m. Saturday at Colombo’s, 1833 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock. Free. Call (323) 254-9138 or visit colombosrestaurant.com.   

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LA HISTORY

“Celebrate Our Heritage Walk and Bike Ride” to Los Angeles starts with walker registration at 6 a.m. Saturday at the San Gabriel Mission, 428 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel and continues to El Pueblo de Los Angeles on Olvera Street, recreating the walk that “Los Pobladores,” Los Angeles’ founding families took in 1781, commemorating the city of Los Angeles’ 235th birthday. Free. Visit facebook.com/cityofsangabriel for details.


ECLECTIC SOUNDS

One Colorado’s Saturday Nights in August free concert series features Night Lights with an eclectic sound borne out of the ethnic diversity of its members at 7:30 p.m. at 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com. 


CCR TRIBUTE

Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena Concerts in the Park features Credence Clearwater Revival tribute band The Tuners at 7 p.m. Saturday in Farnsworth Park, 568 E. Mount Curve Ave., Altadena. Free. Call (626) 798-6335 or visit altadenasheriffs.blogspot.com.  


JAZZ FINALE

The Pasadena Playhouse District’s free Sunday concert series closes with the Scott Martin Latin-Soul Band at 5 p.m. Sunday at Vroman’s courtyard, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-0340 or visit playhousedistrict.org.  

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CRACK LOWDOWN

Nick Schou, in conversation with Jason Leopold, discusses and signs “Kill the Messenger: How the CIA’s Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb” at 7 p.m. tonight at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.

 

WORLD MUSIC

The free Levitt Pavilion concert series features world music by Yuval Ron at 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org. 


NEW MUSIC

One Colorado’s Saturday Nights in August free concert series features the post-folk, pre-pop style of Jim and Sam at 7:30 p.m. at 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com. 


FROM THE HEART

Stephan Oberhoff and Heartbeat Brazil perform music inspired by Brazilian greats Ivan Lins, Caetano Veloso and Milton Nascimiento from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m Saturday at Charles White Park, 77 Mountain View St., Altadena. Free. For more information, call (818) 293-7938 or visit stephanoberhoff.com/heartbeatbrazil.  

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KID STUFF

The free Levitt Pavilion summer concert series features children’s music by Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band at 7 p.m. tonight in Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org. 


ECLECTIC SOUNDS

One Colorado’s Saturday Nights in August free concert series features San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Rivvrs blending folk, pop and soul at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com. 


JAZZ IN THE COURTYARD

The Pasadena Playhouse District Association presents a free jazz performance by Michael Haggins at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Vroman’s Bookstore courtyard, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Visit playhousedistrict.org. 


ANIMATED VIEW

A display of giant, roto-scoped animated images runs during “Roto Pasadena” from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, as artists Lis Mann and Yo-Yo Lin and various assistants, display hand-traced videos depicting residents, police officers and city officials on the walls of the Central Library, the courtyard entrance of the Pasadena Police Department and the wall of the Pasadena City Hall on Garfield Avenue. Visit rotopasadena.tumblr.com.   

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TRUE CRIME

Mark J. Phillips discusses and signs “Trials of the Century: A Decade-By-Decade Look at Ten of America’s Most Sensational Crimes” at 7 p.m. tonight at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com..


RISING STAR

One Colorado’s Saturday Nights in August free concert series launches with acoustic pop-rock singer-songwriter Ari Hest at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com.  


FAKE DIAMOND

The Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena Concerts in the Park, Farnsworth Park, 568 Mt. Curve Ave., Altadena, hosts Neil Diamond tribute Hot August Night at 7 p.m. Saturday. Free. Call (626) 798-6335 or visit altadenasheriffs.blogspot.com.


PASADENA POEMS

Side Street Projects presents a free reading as part of its Poetry Within Reach series, as diverse Pasadena poets share family history through their works. Wednesday’s readings feature Hazel Harrison Clayton and Victor Vazquez from noon to 1 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Visit sidestreet.org/poetry-within-reach.   

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TRUE CRIME

Mark J. Phillips discusses and signs “Trials of the Century: A Decade-By-Decade Look at Ten of America’s Most Sensational Crimes” at 7 p.m. tonight at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com..


RISING STAR

One Colorado’s Saturday Nights in August free concert series launches with acoustic pop-rock singer-songwriter Ari Hest at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com.  


FAKE DIAMOND

The Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena Concerts in the Park, Farnsworth Park, 568 Mt. Curve Ave., Altadena, hosts Neil Diamond tribute Hot August Night at 7 p.m. Saturday. Free. Call (626) 798-6335 or visit altadenasheriffs.blogspot.com.


PASADENA POEMS

Side Street Projects presents a free reading as part of its Poetry Within Reach series, as diverse Pasadena poets share family history through their works. Wednesday’s readings feature Hazel Harrison Clayton and Victor Vazquez from noon to 1 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Visit sidestreet.org/poetry-within-reach.   

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JAZZ FINALE

Descanso Gardens’ Music on the Main summer jazz concert series concludes with the New West Guitar Group with Sara Gazarek at 6 p.m. tonight, July 28, for regular Descanso admission of $9 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for children 5 to 12, free for children 4 and younger. 

 

 CELTIC TUNES

The Brand Library and Art Center presents Christina Linhardt and the Celtic Consort of Hollywood performing classical baroque and Irish Celtic music at 7 p.m. Friday at 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. Free. Call (818) 548-2051 or visit glendaleca.gov/government/departments/library-arts-culture/brand-library-art-center. 

 

 

QUIRKY COMEDIES

The free Old Pasadena Summer Cinema series screens “Beetlejuice” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, and “Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Visit oldpasadena.org. 


BOSTON ROCK

Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena’s Concerts in the Park welcomes Cars tribute band Heartbeat City at 7 p.m. Saturday at Farnsworth Park, 568 E. Mt. Curve Ave., Altadena. Free. Call (626) 798-6335 or visit altadenasheriffs.blogspot.com.


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URBAN AGRICULTURE

Conscientious Projector presents the documentary “Plant This Movie,” an inspiring look at the evolution and impact of the international urban agriculture movement, narrated by Daryl Hannah. The film starts at 7 p.m. tonight at Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Free. Call (818) 517-8878 or visit plantthismovie.com.

 

LOVE STORY

Sierra Madre Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday at Sierra Madre’s Memorial Park, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Free. Visit sierrashakes.com. 


VINTAGE FLICKS

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema screens the Audrey Hepburn-Albert Finney vehicle “Two for the Road” at 8 p.m. Friday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, and the Paul Newman classic “Cool Hand Luke” at 8:30 p.m. Friday at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Free. Visit oldpasadena.org.


CRUISE NIGHT

The annual Cruise Night on Brand Boulevard features some 400 classic cars and motorcycles, fireworks, family-friendly activities and live music by the Surfaris, the Eagles tribute band Desperado and the Beach Boys tribute band Surfin’. The event is hosted  by “Mr. Rock ‘N’ Roll” Brian Beirne of K-EARTH 101 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. For more information, visit glendalecruisenight.com.  

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CLASSIC FILMS

The Old Pasadena Summer Cinema series features “The Darjeeling Limited” at 8 p.m. Friday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, and “The Goonies” at 8:30 p.m. Friday at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Free. Visit oldpasadena.org. 

BASEBALL ICON

The Ken Burns documentary “Jackie Robinson,” following the life and career of the barrier-breaking baseball icon and Pasadena native, screens from 1 to 5:15 p.m. Saturday at the Pasadena Public Library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-4066 or visit cityofpasadena.net/library.  

 

 

SPACEY SOUNDS

The Levitt Pavilion summer concert series features eclectic sounds by Area 51 at 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org.

MUSIC IN THE PARK

The Altadena Concerts in the Park series opens with the Johnny Cash tribute band The Walking Phoenixes at 7 p.m. Saturday in Farnsworth Park, 568 E. Mt. Curve Ave., Altadena. Free. Call (626) 798-6335 or visit altadenasheriffs.blogspot.com.  

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FREE ART

The Pasadena Museum of California Art’s Free First Friday means free admission to the museum from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at 490 E. Union St., Pasadena. No RSVP required. Call (626) 568-3665 or visit pmcaonline.org. 


BASEBALL ART

The Baseball Reliquary presents the exhibition “A Baseball Four-Bagger,” four separate mini-exhibitions spotlighting baseball history, culture and art, on display Saturday through July 30 at the Pasadena Public Library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. Call (626) 791-7647 or visit baseballreliquary.org.


LATIN JAZZ

Levitt Pavilion presents Latin jazz trumpeter Bobby Rodriguez at 7 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. The Levitt’s free concert series continues Thursdays through Sundays through Aug. 21, then Fridays through Sundays thereafter through Sept. 24. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org. 


JULY 4 CELEBRATION

The city of San Gabriel hosts a parade, starting at 9 a.m. Monday at Plaza Park, 428 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel, heading north on Mission Drive and east on Broadway Avenue to Smith Park, 232 W. Broadway Ave. Afterward, the public is invited to the Kids’ Day Picnic, including free barbecue, entertainment and a free recreational swim at Smith Park. Visit sangabrielcity.com/july4.

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Furry Friend

The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s third annual Free Adoption Day invites guests to adopt a furry friend with adoption fees waived from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at 361 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Those interested are asked to print an adoption application from the website. Call (626) 792-7151 or visit pasadenahumane.org.

BASEBALL SONGS

The Pasadena Public Library’s Allendale Branch and the Baseball Reliquary present “The National Pastime,” a musical presentation by folk singer Ross Altman with songs about the game, its heroes and failures at 2 p.m. Saturday at 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7260 or visit cityofpasadena.net/library.

YOUTHFUL MUSIC

Dr. Paul J. Sherman conducts the Pasadena Sumer Youth Chamber Orchestra in works by Strauss, Beethoven, Kabalevsky, Chopin, Saint-Saens and Kent Kennan, with featured soloists Erica Lee, flute, Luis Villalobos, violin, Phillip Suwandi, cello and pianists Audrey Lin and Herbert Santoso at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 797-1994 or visit psychochamberorch.org. 

UPPER-LEVEL FILM

The South Lake Business Association presents its free, Rooftop Cinema Series featuring “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at Corporate Center Pasadena, 251 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena, with a deejay, family-friendly games and a “Star Wars” themed costume contest with prizes and guest appearances from the Jedi Academy. To RSVP call (626) 792-1259 or visit southlakeavenue.org.  

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ROCKET WOMEN

Nathalia Holt discusses and signs “Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars” at 7 p.m. Friday at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Call (818) 790-0717 or visit flintridgebooks.com.


MARS LOWDOWN

The Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, presents “Juno and the New Renaissance” with former JPL scientist and engineer Theo Clark discussing the NASA Juno mission to Jupiter at 4 p.m. Saturday. Call (626) 798-0833 or visit altadenalibrary.org. 


JURIED ART

The Art on Palm juried art show and sale features numerous artists presenting work in a wide range of media in  a child- and dog-friendly atmosphere from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Wildwood Park, 1421 E. Palm St., Altadena. Live music is by the folk rock band Bullfish. A portion of sales benefit the Sierra Madre nonprofit arts organization Creative Arts Group. Visit artonpalm.com.  


ROCK COVER SONGS

Get all the rock covers you need when Steel Rod takes the stage at 10 p.m. Saturday at Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 793-3010 or visit kingsrowpub.com.

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Hiking 411

The Pasadena Sierra Club discusses Pasadena’s hiking trails at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pasadena Public Library’s Linda Vista Branch, 1281 Bryant St., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7278 or visit cityofpasadena.net/library.  


CELEBRITY CHEF 

Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. discusses and signs “Back to the Kitchen: 73 Delicious, Real Recipes (and True Stories) from a Food-Obsessed Actor” at 3 p.m. Saturday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.  


FAMILY FUN

The Pasadena Community Orchestra’s free concert features marches, light classics, film scores, Americana and the world premiere of young, local composer Richard Bruner’s “The Dark Journey” starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Sierra Madre’s Memorial Park, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Call (626) 445-6708 or visit pcomusic.org. 


LA ROCK

The Palms perform their blend of Laurel Canyon folk and West Coast beats for KCRW’s Summer Nights live music series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. KCRW DJ Valida opens the show. Free. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com.

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MISUNDERSTOOD PRESIDENT

Charles Rappleye discusses and signs “Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency,” revealing a different picture of the 31st president than that usually portrayed, at 7 p.m. Friday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com. 

LITERARY BUZZ

The annual, free literary festival LitFest Pasadena presented by the Light Bringer Project and Literature for Life features author discussions, writing workshops and youth author events in storefronts and restaurants in the Playhouse District starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Visit litfestpasadena.org for a full schedule of events. 

OUTDOOR POP

KCRW’s Summer Nights live music series features a performance by New York-based dance-pop duo Soffi Tukker hosted by Deejay Gary Calamar at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com.

INSPIRING SOUNDS

The Canterbury and Coventry Choirs perform a spring concert featuring music of Gwyneth Walker, David Montoya, Moses Hogan, Daniel Pinkham, Ralph Vaughan Williams and others at 5 p.m. Sunday at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 796-1172 or visit allsaints-pas.org.   

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FAIRY TALES

“Faire(Y) Tales for Grown-Ups” is a panel discussion by authors Greg Bell, Corey Holst and Maggie Secara, moderated by Petrea Burchard, discussing their books and exploring the popularity of fantasy and why adults immerse themselves in it at 7 p.m. tonight at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Call (818) 790-0717 or visit flintridgebooks.com. 


CARRIBEAN SOUNDS

Catch live reggae, sol and ska with Dub8 at 10 p.m. Friday at Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 793-3010 or visit kingsrowpub.com.  


POETRY FIX

The Perkins Alley Poets group hosts a poetry writing and critique workshop facilitated by Carl Stilwell at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Pasadena Public Library Santa Catalina Branch, 999 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7272 or visit cityofpasadena.net/library. 


CLASSIC JAZZ 

The Richard Glaser Quartet performs classic jazz from 7 to 11 p.m. every Sunday at the Barkley, 1400 Huntington Drive, South Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 799-0758 or visit thebarkleyrestaurant.com.   

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DISNEY ART

Forest Lawn Museum, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale, presents the exhibition “Eyvind Earle: An Exhibit of a Disney Legend,” a career retrospective and centennial celebration of the artist who worked as an assistant background painter for Disney Studios, on view Friday through Jan. 1. Call (888) 204-3131 or visit forestlawn.com. 

PARTY MIX

Steel Rod plays classic rock cover tunes from Metallica and Stevie Wonder to Santana at 10 p.m. Friday at Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 793-3010 or visit kingsrowpub.com. 

NATIVE PEOPLE’S CELEBRATION

Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena, hosts “Spring Awakening, A Native American Festival,” featuring a market of crafts by Native American artisans, including jewelry, beadwork, wood carvings, leather goods, art and musical instruments. Tribal drummers, musicians, dancers and storytellers are included. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call (626) 398-5420 or visit ecnca.org. 

ORGAN MASTER

Organist Ae-Kyong Kim performs works by Bach, Jean Guillou, Alexandre Guilmant, Olivier Messiaen and Paul Hindemith at 4 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, 500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Free. A voluntary offering will be taken. Call (626) 796-0157 or visit fumcpasadena.org. 

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COMMUNITY OF MUSIC

The Pasadena Community Orchestra performs works by 

Dvorák, Shostakovich and Liszt. Young Artist Competition winner pianist Alexander Agate performs Prokofiev’s “Piano Concerto No. 1” at 8 p.m. Friday at the First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 445-6708 or visit pcomusic.org. 


CULTURAL CELEBRATION

The Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, presents “Celebrating Roots: A Latino Cultural Arts Festival” from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, with emcee mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzman and music by members of Quetzal and José-Luis Orozco. The storyteller is artist, activist and writer Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin; dance is by Ballet Folklórico de Los Angeles. Call (626) 798-0833 or visit altadenalibrary.org.  




MUSIC AND REMEMBRANCE

The Crown City Symphony presents two free concerts honoring the memory of the late Cynthia Rosedale of the Pasadena Senior Center, featuring works by 

Dvorák, Mendelssohn and Paul Stein, with Stein as featured violin soloist at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Altadena Senior Center, 560 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, and 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Pasadena, 75 N. Marengo Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 797-1994 or visit crowncitysymphony.org.


MUSEUMS AND CULTURE

Museums of the Arroyo Day celebrates the diversity of the area along the Arroyo Seco of Northeast LA and Pasadena, with free admission and activities at six cultural and historical institutions, including the Gamble House and the Pasadena Museum of History, from noon to 5 p.m. It includes cultural events, children’s activities and family fun. Free shuttles connect stops on the tour. Visit museumsofthearroyo.com for a list of activities at various locations.   

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CALIFORNIA ART

Pasadena Museum of California Art offers free admission on the first Friday of the month from noon to 5 p.m. at 490 E. Union St., Pasadena. Call (626) 568-3665 or visit pmcaonline.org.

FREE MUSIC

The Caltech-Occidental Concert Band and Caltech Jazz Band present the 36th annual Bandorama, directed by William Bing, with the Concert Band featuring works by Les Deutsch, Frank Ticheli, Percy Grainger, John Philip Sousa and Jack Stamp. The Jazz Band, conducted by Barb Catlin, performs works by Pat Williams, Tom Kubis, Magali Souriau, Paquito D’Rivera and others, at 8 p.m. Saturday in Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 395-3295 or visit bands.caltech.edu.

FREE ART

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Art Fair features more than 80 artists and works including oil paintings, jewelry, watercolors, glass, wood, metal, wearable art, photography and other media from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Park, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Live music and a silent auction are included. Admission is free. Call (626) 355-7186 or visit sierramadrelibraryfriends.org. 

COMIC BOOKS

During Saturday’s Free Comic Book Day, visit any Pasadena Public Library branch during its regular hours and receive a free comic book from a wide variety of material suitable for all ages. Visit cityofpasadena.net/library for library locations and hours. 

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DARK HISTORY

A South Pasadena Library History Night presentation, “The Darkest Night — The Destruction and Rebirth of Pasadena’s Chinatown” by local historian and journalist Matt Hormann, highlights the frightful events in 1885 that displaced Chinese residents of Pasadena, starting at 7 p.m. tonight at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Call (626) 403-7340 or visit southpasadenaca.gov.  

CLASSICAL JAM

The Occidental College Sinfonia and Glee Club perform choral and orchestral works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Handel, and the Glee Club women sing “Tundra” by Ola Gjeilo, with piano and string quartet, at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Occidental College’s Thorne Hall, 1600 Campus Road, Eagle Rock. Free. Call (323) 259-1333 or visit oxy.edu.

ROAD TRIP

Ahead of the May 6 opening of the Sierra Madre Playhouse production of “The Glass Menagerie,” a free, drive-yourself road trip features short performances of scenes from the play at three locations along vestiges of Route 66, starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Tired Iron Works, 135 W. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia, and ending at the former Van de Kamp’s Windmill coffee shop (now a Denny’s restaurant) at the corner of Huntington Drive and Santa Anita Avenue, Arcadia. Call (626) 355-4318 or visit sierramadreplayhouse.org.    


FAMILY FUN

Free Family Night runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, as families create a caterpillar puppet, construct a butterfly, enjoy nature-themed stories and view a performance by the Crayon Court from its Puppets in Literature Series, based on Eric Carle’s children’s story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” Call (626) 449-9144 or visit kidspacemuseum.org.  

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PROTEST PLAYBOOK

Micah White, co-creator of Occupy Wall Street, discusses and signs “The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution” at 7 p.m. tonight at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.


SUMMER JUMP START 

At the city of Pasadena Jump into Summer Fair, learn about the city’s numerous free and low-cost summer activities for children, teens and adults from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Victory Park, 2575 Paloma St., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 744-7500 or visit cityofpasadena.net/humanservices.  


CIVIL RIGHTS SONGS

The Occidental College Spring Choral Concert features the Occidental College Chorus performing works by Eric Whitacre and Vivaldi, plus music of the Civil Rights Movement, including “We Shall Overcome,” “Precious Lord” and “Shine on Me.” Occidental Glee Club members join the Chorus for Zanaida Robles’ “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” starting at 4 p.m. Sunday in Occidental College’s Herrick Chapel, 1600 Campus Road, Eagle Rock. Free. Call (323) 259-1333 or visit oxy.edu.   


FINE FERRARIS

Check out more than 140 fine vintage and contemporary Ferraris in the annual event hosted by the Ferrari Club of America, Southwest Region. Featured this year is a Ferrari Supercar display from local collectors, including a Ferrari Enzo, a Monza and Le Mans-winning 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Colorado Boulevard between Raymond and Pasadena avenues, Pasadena. Free. Visit fca-sw.org.  

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FLOWERS 411

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Garden’s Second Thursday Garden Talk features photographer David Leaser in an illustrated lecture on California wild flowers, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the innovative techniques he uses to capture the breathtaking blooms, at 2:30 p.m. today at 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Free; no reservations required. Call (626) 405-2100 or visit huntington.org.  


GREAT AMERICANS

Author Peter Dreier, chair of the Urban and Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College, discusses his work and signs copies of his book, “The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame” at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pasadena Public Library’s Allendale Branch, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7260 or visit cityofpasadena.net/library.


FREE SYMPHONY

Conducted by Robert Allen Gross, the Caltech-Occidental Symphony performs, featuring Student Concerto Competition winners, with piano soloist Karlming Chen and cello soloist Shahar Amitay. The program includes works by Weber, Prokofiev and Elgar starting at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 395-3295 or visit events.caltech.edu.   


’80S HEROES

The band Past Action Heroes performs hits of the 1980s while dressed as TV action heroes of that decade starting at 10 p.m. Saturday at Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 793-3010 or visit kingsrowpub.com. 

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GROOVE ON

Teen Karaoke night invites kids to sing their favorite songs by themselves or in a duet with friends at 7 p.m. tonight at the Pasadena Public Library Hastings Branch, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7262 or visit cityofpasadena.net/library.  


SWING THING

The Altadena Library’s free Second Saturday Series features music by the Verdugo Swing Society at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena. Free. Desserts from Sweeter Than Honey, beverages from the Altadena Ale & Wine House and food from El Patron will be available for purchase. Call (626) 798-0833 or visit altadenalibrary.org.   


LA CULTURAL HISTORY

Edmond Clinton III discusses the new biography “Clifton’s and Clifford Clinton: A Cafeteria and a Crusader,” the story of how his grandfather Clifford Clinton opened a restaurant in 1931, his attempts to fight vice and corruption in LA and the powerful enemies he made, at 7 p.m. Monday at Crowell Public Library, 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino. Call (626) 300-0777 or visit crowellpubliclibrary.org.     


HOT NEWS

Robert Haw, navigation engineer on solar system exploration missions at JPL, discusses climate change — rising seas, ocean acidification, floods, droughts, the changing balance among plants and animals, and the harmful consequences of human behavior — at noon Tuesday at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.  

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WOMEN’S ART HISTORY

Author Maurine St. Gaudens discusses her book, “Emerging From the Shadows: A Survey of Women Artists Working in California, 1860-1960,” at 7 p.m. tonight at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Call (818) 790-0717 or visit flintridgebooks.com.  


SENIOR CELEBRATION

The Pasadena Conference on Healthy Aging, presented by the Pasadena Senior Center, features a wide range of workshops on interests and concerns of seniors from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena. KNBC Channel 4 weatherman and comedian Fritz Coleman delivers the keynote address. Free. Call (877) 236-9459 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org to register.   


WALK FOR KIDS

Ronald McDonald House Charities Walk for Kids is a non-competitive, 5K walk pledge event for all fitness levels benefiting the Southern California chapter programs starting at 9 a.m. Sunday at Pasadena’s Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Registration is free. Visit walkforkids.org to register.   


BOOK SALE

Friends of Sierra Madre Library Best Used Book Sale features a large selection of cookbooks, history volumes, classic literature, fiction, nonfiction and collectibles, many for only $1, from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sierra Madre Library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Call (626) 355-7186 or visit sierramadrelibraryfriends.org.  

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ROCK EN ESPAÑOL

Crema 4 plays Spanish rock at 10 p.m. Friday at Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 793-3010 or visit kingsrowpub.com.

VERSATILE TALENT

Versatile guitarist and vocalist Mick Taras, who’s performed with such diverse acts as Neil Young, Gloria Estefan, Nelly, Tony Basil, Ronnie Spector and Vanilla Ice, performs at 6 p.m. Sunday at redwhite+bluezz, 37 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 792-4441 or visit redwhitebluezz.com. 

PARTY ROCK

Pasadena’s favorite party band Snotty Scotty & the Hankies plays ’60s rock at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Peppertree Grill, 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. No cover. Call (626) 355-8444 or visit thepeppertreegrill.com. 

MOTHERLY LOVE

In conjunction with Pasadena’s One City, One Story selection of “Orphan Train,” the 2013 film “Philomena,” the story of a woman’s search for her son, screens at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Pasadena Public Library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-4066 or visit cityofpasadena.net/library.  

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MUSICAL TOUR

The Pasadena Community Orchestra performs works by Saint-Saëns, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Griffes and Khachaturian, with featured cellist Catherine Biagini, in a musical tour of the world at 8 p.m. Friday at First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 445-6708 or visit pcomusic.org.  

CROWNING SYMPHONY

The Crown City Symphony performs a program of works by Beethoven, Haydn and Ippolitov Ivanos, featuring trumpet soloist Zheng Xiaolong. James Stanley conducts at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Altadena Senior Center, 560 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Pasadena, 75 N. Marengo Ave., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 797-1994 or visit crowncitysymphony.org.  

FOOD GOD

The Pasadena Public Library’s Allendale Branch hosts a discussion with renowned restaurant critic and author Merrill Shindler at 2 p.m. Saturday at 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7260 or visit cityofpasadena.net/library.    

SUNDAY JAZZ

The Richard Glaser Quartet performs classic jazz from 7 to 11 p.m. every Sunday at the Barkley, 1400 Huntington Drive, South Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 799-0758 or visit thebarkleyrestaurant.com.   

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GARDEN VIEW

Horticultural expert Nicholas Staddon offers an Englishman’s view of the new American garden, highlighting some of the new ideas shaping the home landscape, including recent highlights from London’s Chelsea Flower Show, at 2:30 p.m. today followed by a plant sale at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Free; no reservations required. Call (626) 405-2100 or visit huntington.org.   


RECENT HIT

Free movie matinees start at 1 p.m. Fridays at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Friday’s film is 2015’s Oscar-nominated “The Martian.” Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.  

 

JAZZ PIANO

The Connie Han Trio plays jazz at 7 p.m. Friday at redwhite+bluezz, 37 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 792-4441 or visit redwhitebluezz.com.    


ECLECTIC MUSIC

The Altadena Library’s free Second Saturdays music series features singer-songwriter Petrella and her band Mixed Influence blending styles of Aretha Franklin, Patsy Cline, Macy Gray and Tina Turner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena. Call (626) 798-0833 or visit altadenalibrary.org.  

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’80s ROCK

The Skinny Ties rock the New Wave and pop sounds of the 1980s at 8 p.m. Friday at the Peppertree Grill, 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. No cover. Call (626) 355-8444 or visit thepeppertreegrill.com.   


SYMPHONY CONCERT

The Caltech-Occidental Symphony, directed by Allen Robert Gross, features student concerto winner flutist Dorothy Pan in a program including works by Carl Nielsen, Beethoven and Elgar. Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Occidental’s Thorne Hall, 1600 Campus Road, Eagle Rock and 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 395-3295 or visit events.caltech.edu.  


THEATER TOUR

A free backstage tour starts at 11 a.m. Sunday at the historic Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, as a guide delivers an overview of the theater’s history. Call (818) 243-2611, ext. 15, or email Ashley Vaughn at avaughn@alextheatre.org for reservations. Visit alextheatre.org for information.    


BRAIN TWISTER

Give your brain a workout with Action Trivia while enjoying food and drink at 8 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays at T. Boyle’s Tavern, 37 N. Catalina Ave., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 578-0957 or visit tboylestavern.com.  

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GARDENING HISTORY

The South Pasadena Arts Council and the South Pasadena Public Library host a slide show and conversation by Mike Saijo on his current SPARC Gallery exhibition “INAKA: A History of Japanese American Gardeners.” Author and poet Naomi Hirahara reads excerpts from her novels and Japanese poetry at 7 p.m. tonight at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Call (626) 441-2339 or visit sopasartscouncil.org.   

 

CARIBBEAN SOUNDS

Check out reggae, sol and ska by Dub8 at 10 p.m. Friday at Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 793-3010 or visit kingsrowpub com.   

 

MEMPHIS SOUNDS

Joe Finkle & the 7-10 Splits play the classic sounds of Memphis Sun Records with a bit of New Orleans added in at 8 p.m. Friday at Jax Bar & Grill, 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. No cover. Call (818) 500-1604 or visit jaxbarandgrill.com. 

 

CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC

Organist Tim Howard and a string quartet perform the West Coast premiere of Robert Sirota’s “Apparitions” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Free and open to the public. Call (626) 793-2191 or visit ppcmusic.org. 

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FOUR-HANDED PIANO

The piano spectacular “Four Hands at One Piano” features Junko Ueno Garrett and James Lent playing works by Mozart, Poulenc, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Debussy and Ravel at 4 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, 500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, as part of the church’s Third@First Concert Series. Free; voluntary offerings are accepted. Call (626) 796-0157 or visit fumcpasadena.org.  

STAR-POWERED MUSIC

A Caltech-Occidental Concert Band concert features the “Star Wars Trilogy” by John Williams and works by Timothy Mahr, Ralph Vaughan Williams and John Barnes Chance at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Occidental College’s Thorne Hall, 1600 Campus Road, Eagle Rock. Free; no tickets required. Call (626) 395-3295 or visit events.caltech.edu.

BLACK HISTORY
CELEBRATION

The annual Black History Parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at Charles White Park, Fair Oaks Avenue and Ventura Street, Altadena, and travels down Fair Oaks Avenue to Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, where a festival takes place until 4 p.m. The event features live entertainment for adults and children, including Philadelphia soul veterans the Delfonics. Free. Call (626) 744-7300 or visit cityofpasadena.net. 

SOUL-PLEASING SOUNDS

All Saints Church Jazz Vespers service features pianist Russell Ferrante, a former member of the Yellowjackets who’s performed with Jimmy Witherspoon, Joni Mitchell, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Robben Ford and many others, at 5 p.m. Sunday at 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 796-1172 or visit allsaints-pas.org.  

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FUN FILM

Free films screen at 1 p.m. Fridays at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Friday’s film is “The Intern,” (2015), the story of a retired widower and successful business owner at an online fashion site run by a young, career-driven woman, starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.  


NATURE CLOSEUP

The Family Nature walk, geared toward families with small children, invites guests to get a close-up look at the area’s natural wonders from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 398-5420 or visit ecnca.org.  


ROCK AND BOOKS

The band PCH features its signature harmonies, acoustic instrumentation and intricate arrangements to some of rock’s greatest songs, including those by Steely Dan, James Taylor, The Eagles, Neil Young and the Beatles, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Altadena Library’s Second Saturday music series, 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena. Free. Call (626) 798-0833 or visit altadenalibrary.org.   


BLUEGRASS AND FOOD 

Wreck N Sow plays its crowd-pleasing brand of country-western, bluegrass and folk music at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Peppertree Grill, 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. No cover. Call (626) 355-8444 or visit thepeppertreegrill.com.  

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JAZZ

Jazz in the Afternoon features a performance by the Donavan/Muradian Quintet at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Pasadena Public Library’s Santa Catalina Branch, 999 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 744-7272 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net. 


OSCAR LOWDOWN

Film critic and author Kenneth Turan delivers his annual pre-Academy Awards look at what’s hot and what’s not from recent film festivals and in the race for the Oscars at 10:15 a.m. Sunday in the Rector’s Forum of All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 796-1172 or visit allsaints-pas.org.

 

ROMANTIC MUSIC

The Enlightenment Music Series features romantic music by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Braga and Poulenc at 4 p.m. Sunday at Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. Free. Call (818) 392-4449 or visit enlmusicseries.org. 


LA HISTORY

John Mack Faragher discusses and signs “Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles,” the story of the rise of the city in the 1850s from a small Mexican pueblo to a place considered one of the most murderous societies in America, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.  

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CLASSICAL JAM

The Pasadena Community Orchestra presents a concert with special guest pianists Dr. Peter Green and Dr. Jungwon Jin performing Poulenc’s “Concerto for Two Pianos,” plus works by Beethoven and Rossini, at 8 p.m. Friday at First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena.  Free. Call (626) 445-6708 or visit pcomusic.org.

PORTER FEST

Tenor Jonathan Mack performs “A Cole Porter Songbook,” featuring songs by and stories about Porter, accompanied by pianist Vicki Ray, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Admission is free; a free-will offering will be taken. Call (626) 793-2191 or visit ppcmusic.org. 

MUSEUM ADVENTURE

More than 20 arts, cultural heritage, natural history and science institutions open their doors for free all day Saturday, during their regular hours, including Descanso Gardens, the Pasadena Museum of California Art and USC Pacific Asia Museum. Visit socalmuseums.org for a complete list of participating locations. 

HERO CELEBRATION

Titanic expert and local author Bill Blowers discusses the ship, its builders and her only voyage, drawing on more than 20 years of research he’s done on the famous maritime disaster, at 1 p.m. Monday at Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.  

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CHAMBER MUSIC

Caltech Chamber Music Winter Concert Series presents concerts featuring 28 ensembles performing five different programs, including baroque trios, string quartets, a woodwind quintet, strings, piano and others, starting at 8 p.m. this Friday and Saturday and Jan. 29 and 30, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, in Caltech’s Dabney Lounge, 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena. Free.  Call (626) 395-4652 or visit music.caltech.edu.

CARIBBEAN SOUNDS 

Dub8 (facebook.com/dub8music) plays a repertoire of reggae, sol and ska at 10 p.m. Friday at Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 793-3010 or visit kingsrowpub.com.

PARTY MIX

Mercy and the Merkettes (mercyandthemerkettes.com) play music to get your feet tapping, including R&B, soul, pop and rock from the 1970s to the 2000s, at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Peppertree Grill, 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. No cover. Call (626) 355-8444 or visit thepeppertreegrill.com.  

TITANIC EXPERIENCE

Titanic expert and local author Bill Blowers discusses the ship, its builders and her only voyage, drawing on more than 20 years of research he’s done on the famous maritime disaster, at 1 p.m. Monday at Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.  

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MURDER MYSTERY

“The Yosemite Murders: Catching Cary Stayner” is a discussion by George Fong, former FBI special agent, who was part of a team chasing the man who murdered three women in Yosemite in 1999. The program starts at 7 p.m. tonight at Crowell Public Library, 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino. Call (626) 300-0777 or visit crowellpubliclibrary.org.


SPRIRITUAL HIGH

The First United Methodist Church’s Third at First concert series features the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers performing spirituals and other music of the African diaspora at 4 p.m. Saturday at 500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 796-0157 or visit fumcpasadena.org. 


JAZZ WORSHIP

Jazz Vespers features the Peter Erskine Trio at 5 p.m. Sunday at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Erskine is a drummer who’s worked with Diana Krall, Joni Mitchell and Steely Dan, among others. It starts at 5 p.m. Free. Call (626) 796-1172 or visit allsaints-pas.org. 


SAINTS AND SINNERS

A history lecture features University of Pennsylvania history professor Sarah Barringer Gordon discussing the Mountain Meadows Massacre, when a Mormon militia attacked a California-bound wagon train in 1857 in southern Utah, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Rothenberg Hall at the Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Free. Call (626) 405-2100 or visit huntington.org. 

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FREE MUSIC

 

As part of the Altadena Library’s Second Saturday music series, the Gerry Rothschild Band performs a wide variety of musical styles, from Fats Waller to Bruno Mars and everything in between, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena. Free. Call (626) 798-0833 or visit altadenalibrary.org.   


MLK CELEBRATION

 

The Pasadena Human Rights Commission, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Coalition and other organizations present “Rekindling the Light of Peace,” an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. with guest speakers, music and poetry readings, at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Pasadena City Hall Council Chambers, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-4234 or visit pasadenamlk.com.    


ROYAL VISIT

 

Kids are welcome to dress as kings, queens, princes and princesses for a royal tea party with the 2016 Tournament of Roses Royal Court from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Pasadena Public Library’s Hastings Branch, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. Guests may bring cameras for photo opportunities. Call (626) 744-7262 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net.   


HISTORY TOUR

 

Take a free, two-hour backstage tour of the Alex Theatre, as a guide presents an overview of the historic, 90-year-old facility while guests experience sound and lighting demos and learn about its interior and exterior architecture and artwork, at 11 a.m. Sunday at 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Call Glendale Arts at (818) 243-2611, ext. 15 or visit alextheatre.org for information.  


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TUNEFUL NEW YEAR

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Ralph Mathis Band, as Johnny Mathis’s brother plays popular standards, pop, soul, rock and country at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Jax Bar & Grill, 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. No cover. Call (818) 500-1604 or visit jaxbarandgrill.com.  

RACY CELEBRATION

Usher in the New Year with a party featuring live soul, jazz, ska and 1960s dance music, music, comedy and variety with Bobbi DiCarlo’s Curiositease and burlesque by Audrey DeLuxe at 9 p.m. tonight at The Barkley, 1400 Huntington Drive, South Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 799-0758 or visit thebarkleyrestaurant.com.  

TRIVIA FIX

Test your brain and enjoy food and drink with Action Trivia at 8 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays at T. Boyle’s Tavern, 37 N. Catalina Ave., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 578-0957 or visit tboylestavern.com.   

STAR SHOWER

Check out photos from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s of some of the stars who frequented Santa Anita Park, including Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck and many others in an exhibit on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays through Jan. 16 at the Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage, 380 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Free. Call (626) 574-5440 or visit museum.ci.arcadia.ca.us. 

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SWEET SOUNDS

The Sweet Note plays jazz during Jazz Brunch at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at redwhite+bluezz, 37 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 792-4441 or visit redwhitebluezz.com. 


 JAZZ PERFORMANCE

The Richard Glaser Quartet plays jazz from 7 to 11 p.m. Sundays at The Barkley, 1400 Huntington Drive, South Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 799-0758 or visit thebarkleyrestaurant.com.


KWANZA CELEBRATION

The Pasadena Public Library’s La Pintoresca Branch honors Kwanza with music, stories and tasty dishes prepared by the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at 1355 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7268 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net.  


FUN FLICK

The romantic comedy “New Year’s Eve” (2011), following several singles and couples in New York City on New Year’s Eve, screens for free at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pasadena Prublic Library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-4066 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net. 

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CHRISTMAS JOY

The free concert “Christmas Joy” features carols by Kirke Mechem, an excerpt from Daniel Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata,” audience carols, a brass ensemble, handbell choir and a harpist at 4 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, 500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 796-0157 or visit fumcpasadena.org.   


HISTORY FUN

The Pasadena Museum of History hosts a free holiday open house with tours of the Fenyes Mansion, decorated for the holidays, the “Fabulous Fashion” display of vintage gowns, tours of the Finnish Folk Art Museum, hot chocolate and live holiday music from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena. Call (626) 577-1660 or visit pasadenahistory.org. 


HOLIDAY TUNES

Lake Avenue Church presents a Christmas concert, featuring the Sanctuary Choir, with brass, percussion and organ, plus children’s choirs, a high school vocal ensemble, hand bell choir, dance and audience caroling, at 3 p.m. Sunday at 393 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena. Free, but donations are accepted. Call (626) 844-4721 or visit lakeave.org.  


ART AND SOUND

The Altadena Library exhibits the work of various artists and features live sculpture, dance by Marie-Noëll Deverre and a concert, “An Hour for Piano,” with Tom Johnson and Samuel Boré, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena. Free. Call (626) 798-0833 or visit altadenalibrary.org. 

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HOLIDAY FAMILY FUN

One Colorado’s Holiday Open House features special in-store events, raffles, poetry by Jacqueline Suskin, a photo booth, giveaways, a visit from Santa and live music by Tahoe-based Americana band Dead Winter Carpenters starting at 5 p.m. tonight at 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com. 

RISING TALENT

The Pasadena City College Studio Jazz Singers and Combo Band perform at 8 p.m. tonight at Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Free, but visit arcadiabluesclub.ticketleap.com to RSVP.

DANCE PARTY

High-energy soul and danceable rock from the 1960s through the ’90s by Mercy and the Merkettes starts at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Peppertree Grill, 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Free. Call (626) 355-8444 or visit thepeppertreegrill.com. 

SACRED SOUNDS

Lake Avenue Church’s 100-voice choir, orchestra and soprano soloist Tiffany Rivette lead the audience in a mini “Messiah” sing-along, a shorter version of Handel’s masterpiece, from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. Sunday at 393 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 844-4721 or visit lakeave.org. 

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WORLD SOUNDS

Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek throws the switch during the Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting party, with live music and other entertainment, holiday-themed art projects for kids, a Santa’s Village display and a visit by Santa. The Pasadena Fire Department will receive new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment for the Spark of Love Toy Drive. The free event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7311 or visit cityofpasadena.net. 


HOLIDAY ON LAKE

South Lake Avenue Holidayfest features free festive activities including photos with Santa, horse and carriage rides, carolers, holiday crafts, children’s activities, a scavenger hunt, giveaways and live music by DWNTWN, Dustbowl Revival and Magic Giant from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at The Shops on Lake Avenue, 345 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena. Visit southlakeavenue.org. 


ALTADENA HISTORY

The Altadena Historical Society presents the exhibit “Altadena in the Rose Parade,” featuring vintage photos and articles about the community’s role in propelling the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game into international fame. It includes appearances by the 2016 Rose Queen Erika Karen Winter and her court, plus past Rose Queens from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive, Altadena. Free. Call (626) 797-8016 or visit altadenahistoricalsociety.org.  


JOYOUS SOUNDS

The South Pasadena Community Chorus and the Calvary Chancel Choir perform the annual holiday favorite Handel’s “Messiah” at 4 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 1050 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 799-7148 or visit calvarypressopas.net. 

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TRAVELING CAROLERS

The Los Angeles Master Chorale boards a bus and makes free caroling stops at a variety of LA-area venues, including One Colorado in Pasadena and Americana at Brand in Glendale. The tour runs from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Call (213) 972-7282 or visit lamc.org for all times and locations. 

 

POETRY FIX

The Emerging Urban Poets group meets for featured and open readings facilitated by Don Kingfisher Campbell at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pasadena Public Library’s Santa Catalina Branch, 999 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7272 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net. 

 

JAZZ JAM

Jazz pianist Connie Han performs at 7 p.m. Saturday at redwhite+bluezz, 37 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 792-4441 or visit redwhitebluezz.com. 

 

WORDS OF WISDOM

Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries and known for his work tackling urban gang violence in LA, speaks in the All Saints Rector’s Forum at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, in conversation with retiring Rector Ed Bacon, at 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 796-1172 or visit allsaints-pas.org.  

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WINE BUZZ

The Altadena Library hosts a presentation on LA wine history by Stuart Byles, author of “Los Angeles Wine,” exploring the area’s role in winemaking from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena. The event includes tastings of Spanish wines. Free and open to those 21 and older. Register by emailing salya@altadenalibrary.org. Call (626) 798-0833 or visit altadenalibrary.org for information. 


ACTIVIST CONFESSION

Educator Paul Cummins discusses and signs “Confessions of a Headmaster,” his memoir about transitioning from a privileged kid to ivory tower scholar and progressive educator, joined in the conversation by author and activist Blase Bonpane, at 7 p.m. Friday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com. 


CLASSY JAZZ

Guitarist and composer Joe LoPiccolo performs at 7 p.m. Saturday at redwhite+bluezz, 37 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 792-4441 or visit redwhitebluezz.com. 


BACKSTAGE LOWDOWN

A free, two-hour backstage tour of the Alex Theatre offers a behind-the-scenes look at the historic venue beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday at 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Call (818) 243-2539 or visit alextheatre.org. 

 

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COMMUNITY OF MUSIC
Music Director Bethany Pflueger leads the Pasadena Community Orchestra in performing works by Berlioz, Bizet and Franz von Suppé at 8 p.m. Friday at First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 445-6708 or visit pcomusic.org.

N’AWLINS FUNK
Kenny Sara & the Sounds of New Orleans perform music ranging from New Orleans jazz, zydeco and Cajun to ’60s, ’70s and ’80s funk at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa St. Free and open to the public. Call (626) 798-0833 or visit altadenalibrary.org.

GLEEFUL SOUNDS

Nancy Sulahian conducts the Caltech Glee Club and Chamber Singers, accompanied by William Schmidt, performing works by Certon, Handel, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Pärt, Clausen, Kirchner and Whitacre, at 8 p.m. Saturday in Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena. Free. No tickets required. Call (626) 395-3295 or visit events.caltech.edu.  

JAZZ WORSHIP
Jazz Vespers features a performance by guitarist, composer and arranger Graham Dechter, long-time member of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, starting at 5 p.m. Sunday at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 796-1172 or visit allsaints-pas.org.

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GIFT-GIVING IDEAS

Felicity Heal, emeritus fellow of Jesus College, discusses “Thomas Cromwell and the Gifts of the Tudor Court,” on the importance of gifts in the competitive court of Henry VIII, at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Free; no reservations required. Call (626) 405-2100 or visit huntington.org.  


DA PHOTOGRAPHER

Gil Garcetti, former Los Angeles County District Attorney and father of current LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, discusses his new photography book, “Japan: A Reverence for Beauty,” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. Admission is free, but visit gilgarcetti.eventbrite.com to RSVP.  


TIME CHANGE

The Pasadena Senior Center’s free Friday movie matinee features 2013’s “About Time,” starring Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams, about a young man who discovers he can travel through time and change what has happened in his own life. The film starts at 1 p.m. at 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.  


HOT TUNES

Hear reggae and ska from Dub8 at 10 p.m. Saturday at Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 793-3010 or visit kingsrowpub.com. 

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TREATS, NOT TRICKS

Kids are invited to Treats, Not Tricks to decorate their own paper candy bag and create scarecrows from 1 to 3 p.m. today, Oct. 29, at the Glendale Galleria, 100 W. Broadway, Glendale. Free. Visit glendalegalleria.com.


OLD SCHOOL BLUES

Catch the Job Striles and Scott Lambert Duo, old-school Southern California blues veterans, at 6:30 p.m. Friday at redwhite+bluezz, 37 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 792-4441 or visit redwhitebluezz.com. 


SAFE HALLOWEEN

Dress up the kids in Halloween attire and go trick-or-treating at One Colorado shops, then pose for a photo with the on-site photographer from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com.  


HEROES AND VILLAINS

Guests of all ages are invited to dress in costumes for the city’s “Heroes and Villains” Fall Festival for a free night of safe activities that include live entertainment, games, face painting, arts and crafts, a doggy zone and agility course, pony rides and a train ride from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Victory Park, 2575 Paloma St., Pasadena. Costume contests for youth, teens, adults, families and dogs are included. Call (626) 744-7500 or visit cityofpasadena.net/fallfestival.  

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LATINO HERITAGE

The Latino Heritage Parade and Grand Fiesta celebrates Latino arts and culture with a parade followed by a festival featuring arts and crafts workshops and other activities, starting at 11 a.m. from the corner of Los Robles Avenue and Howard Street to La Pintoresca Park, 1415 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. The festival is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call (626) 744-6530 or visit cityofpasadena.net/latinoheritage. 


PIT BULL AWARENESSS

Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA hosts Pit Bull Awareness Day, featuring education, awareness and advocacy designed to change stereotypes, and adoptions, agility open houses, basic obedience training and other activities, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 361 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 792-7151 or visit pasadenahumane.org.  


HARPER LEE DISCUSSION

The Pasadena Public Library Central Branch invites guests to an afternoon celebration of Harper Lee, including a documentary screening of “Hey Boo: Harper Lee and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’” and discussion covering cultural and social aspects explored in her books and Lee’s various literary efforts, from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-4066 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net.  


ENLIGHTENED MUSIC

Enlightenment Music Series features violinist Marina Manukian, cellist Andrew Shulman and pianist Robert Thies performing works by Strauss, Debussy and Schumann at 4 p.m. Sunday at Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. Free. Call (818) 392-4449 or visit enlmusicseries.org.


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WEED 411

Stuart Tomc, vice president of Human Nutrition, presents a discussion of “Agricultural Hemp vs. Medicinal Marijuana: Myths and Facts” at 7 p.m. tonight at Grassroots Natural Market & Kitchen, 1119 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena. Call (626) 799-0512 or visit grassrootsnmk.com. 


MISSION BUILDER

Living History Night features Bruce Buonauro portraying Father Junipero Serra, the Spanish Franciscan friar who founded the first nine Spanish missions in California in the 18th century, at 7 p.m. tonight at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Call (626) 403-7340 or visit southpasadenaca.gov.  



LATIN AMERICAN
CELEBRATION

Fiesta 2015 honors the diversity of Latino and Hispanic parishioners and celebrates their traditions with food, games for children and live music from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Performers include Ballet Folklorico Quetzal, Mariachi Arcoiris and salsa band El Bosque Encantada. Call (626) 796-1172 or visit allsaints-pas.org.  


SWEET JAZZ

The Sweet Note Quartet plays jazz at 7 p.m. Saturday at redwhite+bluezz, 37 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 792-4441 or 

visit redwhitebluezz.com.

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ROCK STAR HISTORY

Greg Renoff discusses and signs “Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal” at 7 p.m. Friday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.


GOOD TIME MUSIC

The Swingin’ with Dean Show features Dean Ratzman performing music of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Elvis, the Beach Boys, the Young Rascals, Neil Diamond and his own original music at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Pasadena Public Library’s Linda Vista Branch, 1281 Bryant St., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7278 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net.


LOCAL TASTE

A Taste of South Lake features food from more than 25 South Lake Avenue restaurants, cooking demonstrations by top area chefs, live music by several bands, vendors and other activities from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Corporate Center Pasadena, 251 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 792-1259 or visit southlakeavenue.org.  


GUITAR STAR

Mick Taras displays his multi-genre guitar work, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at redwhite+bluezz, 37 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 792-4441 or visit redwhitebluezz.com. 

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HEALTH ADVICE

The Southern California Women’s Health Conference and Expo features two dozen workshops by national health experts discussing topics that include kidney health, weight loss, relationships, income stability and dental hygiene from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. Admission is free, but register at socalhealthconference.com. 


STAR GAZING

Rob Manning, chief engineer for the Mars rover Curiosity, discusses the momentous occasion when the craft landed on the Red Planet on Aug. 5, 2012, and the events leading up to the landing from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Pasadena Public Library’s Allendale Branch, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7260 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net. 


CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

The South Pasadena Chinese-American Club and Friends of the South Pasadena Library host the Moon Festival, celebrating the autumn harvest, with family-friendly activities, Chinese lion dancers, entertainment and an appearance by Miss Chinatown, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Free. Visit spcc-web.org or email the club at spcc91030@gmail.com for information.  


TWILIGHT TREASURES

Eaton Canyon Nature Center’s Twilight Program features Bonnie Buratti of the JPL discussing July’s New Horizons spacecraft encounter with Pluto, with images of the planet. Guests can gaze at the night sky through telescopes starting at 7 p.m. Saturday at 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena. Admission is a suggested donation of $3, free for children younger than 2. Call (626) 398-5420 or visit ecnca.org.


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FREE FLICK

Free films screen at 7:30 p.m. Fridays in September at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Friday’s film is the Disney hit “Frozen.” Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com. 


ROOFTOP FUN

The South Lake Business Association presents a free, rooftop screening of 2010’s “TRON: Legacy,” starting at 6 p.m. Saturday with music by a deejay and family-friendly activities, followed by the film screening at Corporate Center Pasadena, 251 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena. Food is available for purchase. Call (626) 792-1259 or visit southlakeavenue.org to RSVP.
 

FREE MUSIC
Free concerts start at 7 p.m. Saturdays through September at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. This week’s concert features catchy electro-pop by Neon Greens.
Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com. 


ANIMAL LOVE

The 17th Annual Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA Wiggle Waggle Walk fundraiser supports the local shelter, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Brookside Park, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena. The event includes a canine talent show. Walkers raising $75 receive an official T-shirt. Registration is free. Call (626) 792-7151 or visit pasadenahumane.org.

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WORLD SOUNDS

The free Levitt Pavilion summer concert series features world music by Wendy Waldman, featuring Mietek Szczeniak, at 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Holly Street, Pasadena. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org. 



FUN FLICK

Free films screen at 7:30 p.m. Fridays in September at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Friday’s film is “Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com. 



FOLK ROCK ICON

Jerry Burgan, formerly with the ’60s folk rock group We Five, performs a concert, from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the Pasadena Public Library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-4066 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net.  



FEEL-GOOD MUSIC

Free concerts start at 7 p.m. Saturdays through September at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. This week’s concert features acoustic funk and pop by Taylor Mathews. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com. 

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FUN FLICK

Free films screen at 7:30 p.m. Fridays in September at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Friday’s film is the 2007 animated comedy “Ratatouille.” Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com.


FREE MUSIC

Pasadena’s ace party band Snotty Scotty & the Hankies play their style of 1960s rock at 8 p.m. Friday at the Peppertree Grill, 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. No cover. Call (626) 355-8444 or visit thepeppertreegrill.com.


HOT SOUL

Free concerts start at 7 p.m. Saturdays through September at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. This week’s concert showcases LA soul singer Raquel Rodriguez. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com. 


FILM WITH A VIEW

South Lake Business Association Rooftop Cinema Night features family-friendly activities and a deejay starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at Pasadena Towers, 55 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena, followed by a free screening of James Cameron’s 2009 sci-fil film “Avatar.” Food is available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring reclining beach chairs. Call (626) 792-1259 or visit southlakeavenue.org. 


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CLASSIC FLICK

Free films screen at 7:30 p.m. Fridays in September at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Friday’s film is the 1967 Disney classic “The Jungle Book.” Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com.


’80s FLASHBACK

Past Action Heroes play the hits of the 1980s dressed as TV action heroes of the era at 10 p.m. Friday at Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 793-3010 or visit kingsrowpub.com.


SINGING PHENOM

Free concerts start at 7 p.m. Saturdays in September at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. This week’s concert features 20-year-old pop songstress Drew Tabor. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com. 


SUNDAY JAZZ

The Levitt Pavilion concert series features jazz by Nobresil at 7 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org. 

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WILDLIFE FUN

The Eaton Canyon Nature Center’s Twilight Program features the Animal Guys wildlife outreach team in an interactive program teaching children about wildlife biology at 7 p.m. Saturday at 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena. Admission is a suggested $3 donation, free for children younger than 2. Call (626) 398-5420 or visit ecnca.org.   


AMERICANA TUNES

The Levitt Pavilion summer concert series hosts eclectic ensemble Night Train Music Club at 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org. 


SOUL IN THE PARK

The Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena free concert series features R&B, soul and funk by Floyd & the Flyboys at 7 p.m. Saturday at Farnsworth Park, 568 E. Mount Curve Ave., Altadena. Visit altadenasheriffs.org. 


CLASSIC JAZZ

The Richard Glaser Quartet plays classic jazz from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday nights at the Barkley Restaurant, 1400 Huntington Drive, South Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 799-0758 or visit thebarkleyrestaurant.com.  


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BEATLES NOSTALGIA

The South Pasadena Library screens the 1964 Beatles film “A Hard Day’s Night,” with introductions by KCSN-FM 88.5 personality Les Perry and Brian Kehew, co-author of “Recording the Beatles.” Singer-songwriter Marvin Etzioni performs Beatles music with the Marvin Country String Quartet, starting at 7 p.m. tonight (Aug. 20) in the Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 403-7340 or visit ci.south-pasadena.ca.us/index.aspx?page=228.   


HOT SUMMER NIGHT

BMI Summer Nights series presents Buenos Aires singer-songwriter Natalia Clavier and Grammy-nominated Miami rocker Esten Torres, at 8 p.m. Friday at Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org.


JAZZ TRIBUTE

Jazz singer Julia Keefe performs a selection of songs in honor of the swing-era vocalist Mildred Bailey in “A Tribute to Mildred Bailey: The Greatest Songbird,” at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pasadena Public Library’s Allendale Branch, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7260 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net.  


COUNTRY JAM

Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena Summer Concert Series features country music by Whiskey Hayride, at 7 p.m. Saturday at Farnsworth Park, 568 E. Mount Curve Ave., Altadena. Free. Visit altadenasheriffs.org.

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ECLECTIC AMERICANA

The California Feetwarmers play Dixieland jazz and eclectic Americana music at 8 p.m. Friday at Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org.  


BIRTHDAY PARTY

Say “Happy Birthday” to the Pasadena Senior Center at its 55th anniversary party with live music, dancing, food, a photo booth, billiards tournament, a kid zone, sample classes and other activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org. 


PIANO ROCK

The free Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena summer concert series features a tribute to piano rock by the Kings of 88 at 7 p.m. Saturday at Farnsworth Park, 568 E. Mount Curve Ave., Altadena. Visit altadenasheriffs.org.  


ZYDECO CONCERT

The Pasadena Senior Center’s free Concerts in the Park series features Lisa Haley and the Zydekats at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.

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KID STUFF

Levitt Pavilion’s free summer concert series presents a theatrical panto performance for children by Lythgoe Family Productions at 7 p.m. tonight, Aug. 6, in Memorial Park, at the corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org.  


BRAZILIAN MUSIC

LA singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd plays Brazilian songs from last year’s “Floresta” at the free music series at 7 p.m. Saturday at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com. 


SHERIFF SOUNDS

The Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena presents a free concert of Caribbean music by Upstream at 7 p.m. Saturday in Farnsworth Park, 568 E. Mount Curve Ave., Altadena. Visit altadenasheriffs.org.  


FREE FLICK

The film “Timbuktu” (2015) screens for free at 1 p.m. Friday at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.

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TEEN NOSTALGIA

The Old Pasadena Film Festival presents “Sixteen Candles” (1984), starring Molly Ringwald, at 8:30 p.m. Friday for free at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Visit oldpasadena.org/filmfestival.  


SPACE FANTASY

The Old Pasadena Film Festival closes with a free screening of the sci-fi comedy “Barbarella” (1968) starring Jane Fonda, with music and food starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, followed by the film at 8:30 p.m. for free at Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Visit oldpasadena.org/filmfestival 


HOT FRIED SOUL

The Sheriff’s Support Group of the Altadena Summer Concert Series features 1960s-style Stax Records soul by The Mighty Burnt Bacon at 7 p.m. Saturday at Farnsworth Park, 568 E. Mount Curve Ave., Altadena. Visit altadenasheriffs.org. 


HILLBILLY HIJINKS

The free Pasadena Senior Center Concerts in the Park series features bluegrass music and comedy with Billy and 

the Hillbillies at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org. 


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TIMELY CLASSIC

The Old Pasadena Film Festival presents a timely screening of the film “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962) at 8:30 p.m. Friday at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Admission is free. Visit oldpasadena.org/filmfestival. 


MUSICAL BACKUP

A free screening of the Academy Award-winning documentary “20 Feet From Stardom,” exploring the behind-the-scenes lives of backup singers for major acts, starts at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa St., Pasadena. Claudia Lennear, who appeared in the film, is scheduled to attend for a Q&A session following the screening. Call (626) 798-0833 or visit altadenalibrary.org. 


PREDATOR ENCOUNTER

The program “The World of Wolves” by Project Wildsong offers an overview of wild canines, including ambassador wolves, at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena. Admission is a suggested donation of $3, free for children younger than 2. Call (626) 398-5420 or visit ecnca.org.


BADGE OF QUALITY

The free Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena Summer Concert Series features Irish music and dance by the Manning Brothers & Friends at 7 p.m. Saturday at Farnsworth Park, 568 E. Mount Curve Ave., Altadena. The series continues Saturdays through Sept. 12. Visit altadenasheriffs.org. 


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PUNK MUSIC

Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series features Funky Punks in a children’s musical performance at 7 p.m. tonight at Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. Admission is free. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org. 


PATSY CLINE LOWDOWN

Join the creative team and cast members from the upcoming Sierra Madre Playhouse production of “Always…Patsy Cline” and learn about the singing techniques Cline used to evoke the heartbreak and longing that made her songs hits at 6 p.m. Friday at Vroman’s Hastings Ranch, 3729 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. Admission is free. Call (626) 355-4318 or visit sierramadreplayhouse.org. 


CREATURE FEATURE

The Old Pasadena Film Festival features food and music followed by the film “Creature From the Black Lagoon” (1954) at 7 p.m. Saturday at Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission is free. Visit oldpasadena.org/filmfestival. 


DODGER TALK

Molly Knight discusses and signs “The Best Team Money Can Buy: The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Wild Struggle to Build a Baseball Powerhouse” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com. 


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FILM CLASSIC

The Old Pasadena Film Festival at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, presents a free screening of the classic, 1961 musical “West Side Story” at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Visit oldpasadena.org/filmfestival.


TEEN HEARTTHROB

The Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series at Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena presents actor, singer and former teen idol Frankie Avalon at 8 p.m. Saturday. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org.


MUSIC WITH A BADGE

The Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena Summer Concert Series at Farnsworth Park, 568 E. Mount Curve Ave., Altadena, opens featuring Altadena’s big band the Downbeat Express with Jennifer Gates at 7 p.m. Saturday. The series continues Saturdays through Sept. 12. Visit altadenasheriffs.org.


MUSIC AND BOOKS

Crowell Public Library, 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino, presents its final free Summer Family Concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, featuring jazz by the Tea Trio. Call (626) 300-0777 or visit crowellpubliclibrary.org.

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PERCUSSIVE 

PERFORMANCE

The free Levitt Pavilion summer concert series features percussion group Rhythm Child in a children’s music performance at 7 p.m. tonight at Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org.


PATRIOTIC FUN

Downtown Arcadia Patriotic Festival and Street Fair at Arcadia Transit Plaza, corner of Santa Clara Street and First Avenue, Arcadia, includes live music by J.C. Hyke, Totally Hip Replacements and the First Avenue Middle School student rock band, food vendors, family activities and crafts from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. Visit arcadiasbest.com.


FILM  WITH A VIEW

A screening of “A Room with a View” (1985) runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Admission is free from 5 to 8 p.m. the first Friday of the month. Call (626) 449-6840 or visit nortonsimon.org.


FUN ON THE FOURTH

The Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade runs from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday along Sierra Madre Boulevard, free and open to the public. Visit sierramadre4thofjuly.wordpress.com.


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Piano Jazz

All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, features jazz pianist Russell Ferrante, who’s performed with Joni Mitchell, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau and others and was a founding member of the Yellowjackets, at 5 p.m. Sunday. Free and open to the public. Call (626) 796-1172 or visit allsaints-pas.org.  


Music in the park

Levitt Pavilion’s free summer concert series in Memorial Park, located at the corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena, features jazz by singing great Barbara Morrison at 7 p.m. Sunday. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org.


Shelter pet

Free Adoption Day sponsored by the Pasadena Humane Society, 361 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, invites guests to adopt dogs, cats, reptiles, rabbits and birds from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. All dog and cat adoptions include spay or neuter surgery, a microchip and set of vaccines. Call (626) 792-7151 or visit pasadenahumane.org.  


TALE OF RESISTANCE

Charles Kaiser discusses and signs “The Cost of Courage,” the story of an upper middle-class family in Paris during World War II whose members worked with the French resistance to help defeat the Nazis, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, s. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com. 


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HIT MOVIE

Crowell Public Library, 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino presents the hit movie musical “Chicago” at 12:30 p.m. today. Call (626) 300-0777 or visit crowellpubliclibrary.org.

 

ART OF ROCK

Forest Lawn Museum, 1712 S. Glendale Blvd., Glendale, presents “Revolutions 2: The Art of Music,” 175 works of rock ‘n’ roll imagery, from album covers to concert posters, handmade illustrations, photographs, paintings and sculpture, opening with a panel discussion among artists who created some of them from
2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, free. Call (888) 204-3131 or visit forestlawn.com. 

 

JAZZ PERFORMANCE

The free Levitt Pavilion summer concert series features jazz by Michael Haggins at 7 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org. 

 

BIG BANG

Author Dave Zobel discusses and signs “The Science of TV’s The Big Bang Theory: Explanations Even Penny Would Understand,” a humorous explanation of some of the science behind the show’s comedy bits, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.

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HISTORY OF JUSTICE

Folk singer Ross Altman presents
“Of Thee I Sing:
The Magna Carta
@ 800,” performing songs celebrating milestones in liberty inspired by the document, such as the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights, at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pasadena Public Library’s Allendale Branch, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7260 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net. 


MUSIC AND ART

Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, presents its free Second Saturday concert series featuring doo-wop vocal group the Mighty Echoes, with beverages from the Altadena Ale & Wine House, desserts available for purchase and artwork of Burma Brown on display, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Call (626) 798-0833 or visit altadenalibrary.org.


COMMUNITY MUSIC

The Pasadena Community Orchestra presents a free concert featuring music of John Williams, John Philip Sousa, Leroy Anderson and Scott Joplin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Sierra Madre’s Memorial Park, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Guests are welcome to bring picnics. Call (626) 445-6708 or visit pcomusic.org.

 

BLUES BROTHER

Crowell Public Library, 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino, presents a free Summer Family Concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday featuring bluesman Brother Yusef. Call (626) 300-0777 or visit crowellpubliclibrary.org. 7268 to sign up

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MURDER MYSTERY

Michael Mullin discusses and signs “Simon,” the story of a young man whose mother marries his uncle following the death of his father, raising questions as to whether his uncle murdered his father, at 7 p.m. tonight at Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Call (818) 790-0717 or visit flintridgebooks.com. 


Books

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library used book sale features used, newer fiction and nonfiction books of all kinds, DVDs and audio books and children’s books, from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sierra Madre Library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Call (626) 355-7186 or visit sierramadrelibraryfriends.org.



HIt film

he Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena presents free films at 1 p.m. Fridays. Friday’s film is the 2014 hit “Selma.” Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org..  


COURAGE TO WRITE

Esther Bradley-De Talley conducts “The Courage to Write” writing workshop to help budding writers find their voices, from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday and June 12, June 26, July 10 and July 17 at the Pasadena Public Library’s La Pintoresca Branch, 1355 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena (pasadenapubliclibrary.net). No experience necessary. Call (626) 744-7268 to sign up


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CHINESE CULTURE

An introductory class on traditional Chinese culture and history for all ages runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Pasadena Public Library’s Hastings Branch, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7262 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net. 


AUTHOR CLOSE-UP

Pasadena native Megan Marshall discusses her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Margaret Fuller: A New American Life,” the story of the trailblazing 19th century author, journalist and women’s rights advocate, at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pasadena Public Library’s Allendale Branch, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7260 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net.


JAZZ PERFORMANCE

The Richard Glaser Quartet performs classic jazz from 7 to 11 p.m. every Sunday at The Barkley, 1400 Huntington Drive, South Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 799-0758 or visit thebarkleyrestaurant.com.  


NAKED LUNCH

Mark Haskell Smith discusses and signs “Naked at Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist’s Adventures in the Clothing-Optional World,” exploring nudism’s amusing and provocative history, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com. 


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PARTY ROCK

San Gabriel Valley party-band fixtures Snotty Scotty and the Hankies perform their signature brand of ’60s rock, from surf sounds to frat rock and beyond at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Peppertree Grill, 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. No cover. Call (626) 355-8444 or visit thepeppertreegrill.com. 


CHURCH OF JAZZ

Jazz Vespers at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, features vocalist Sara Gazarek and pianist Josh Nelson performing at 5 p.m. Sunday. Free and open to the public. Call (626) 796-1172 or visit allsaints-pas.org. 


ART AND FUN

Sunday Funday at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, presents the Art + Design Open Market, featuring works by students and alumni of Pasadena City College and Art Center College of Design in a wide range of media, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. DJ Glenn Red spins tunes. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com. .  


HOLLYWOOD REBEL

William Wellman Jr. discusses and signs “Wild Bill Wellman: Hollywood Rebel,” exploring the life of the tough-talking, hard-drinking director responsible for such classics as “Public Enemy” and the original “A Star is Born,” at 4 p.m. Sunday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com. 


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WASHINGTON HERSTORY

Author and political commentator Cokie Roberts discusses her book “Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848—1868,” exploring the lives of women of Washington, D.C. during the Civil War era at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Admission is free. Call (800) 838-3006 or visit huntington.org to register. 


BAND BLITZ

The Caltech Jazz Band and Concert Band present their annual Bandorama at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Ramo Auditorium, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena, performing works by a variety of composers. Admission is free; no tickets are required. Call (626) 395-3295 or visit bands.caltech.edu. 


COMMUNITY CONCERT

The Pasadena Community Orchestra performs works by Lalo and Haydn at 8 p.m. Friday at First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena featuring Young Artist Competition winner and violin prodigy Aubree Oliverson. Admission is free. Call (626) 445-6708 or visit pcomusic.org.  


DAY AT THE MUSEUMS

During Museums of the Arroyo Day Sunday guests can explore six area museums, offering a wide range of free activities for children and adults, self-guided tours and numerous other events. The event runs from noon to 5 p.m. Free shuttles run between all museums. Visit museumsofthearroyo.com for a full list of participating museums.


 

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FREE MUSIC

The Caltech Glee Club, Caltech-Occidental Symphony and Caltech Chamber Singers present concerts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Ramo Auditorium, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena, performing works by Brahms, Di Lasso, Haydn, Kirchner, Lauridsen and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Admission is free. Call (626) 395-3295 or visit music.caltech.edu.  


STAR WARS FIX

Adam Bray discusses and signs “Ultimate Star Wars” at 7 p.m. Friday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. The illustrated guide is structured chronologically and packed with information about the characters and storylines from the film. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com. 


BEATLES AND BOOKS

The Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, launches its Second Saturdays series at 7 p.m. Saturday with a free Beatles sing-along and music performance by the Beatles tribute band Nowhere Men. Food and drink will be available for purchase, and the library will remain open during the event. Call (626) 798-0833 or visit altadenalibrary.org.  


FREE MUSIC, PART II

The Crown City Symphony presents concerts at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pasadena Christian Church, 789 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena, and 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, 75 N. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, featuring works by Brahms, Delibes, Massenet and Weber. Admission is free. Call (626) 797-1994 or visit crowncitysymphony.org. 


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TRAVEL INFO

Hostelling International hosts the travel workshop “Exploring Europe by Rail” at 7 p.m. tonight at REI Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia. Free and open to the public. Call (310) 393-9913 or visit hiusa.org. 


SPRING AWAKENING

Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena, hosts the Spring Awakening Festival, featuring Native American tribal drummers, musicians, dancers, storytellers, artists and crafters offering goods for sale and a raffle from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Various wildlife organizations introduce guests to some of the area’s indigenous animals. Admission is free. Call (626) 398-5420 or visit ecnca.org. 


COMIC BOOKS

Legacy Comics and Cards, 123 W. Wilson Ave., Glendale, offers free comic books during Free Comic Book Day 2015 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Call (818) 247-8803 or visit freecomicbookday.com. 


CRIME STORY

The mystery writer group Sisters in Crime presents former smuggler, nightclub owner, pornographic movie producer and accused murderer Kenny “Kenji” Gallo discussing his memoir, “Breakshot,” revealing his reason for becoming an FBI informant at 2 p.m. Sunday at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Visit sistersincrimela.com


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OPIATE EXPOSÉ

Sam Quinones discusses and signs “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” describing how Mexican sugar cane farmers created a distribution system to bring black tar heroin into America, at 7 p.m. tonight at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com. 


BAROQUE BLAST

A Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Baroque Conversations performance at the Steinway Piano Gallery, 150 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, features Dutch-Russian pianist Daria van den Bercken playing four of Handel’s rarely performed keyboard suites in a free performance at 7 p.m. Friday. Call (213) 622-7001 or visit laco.org. 


COOL ART

Jackalope Art & Craft Fair features more than 200 local artisans and crafters selling handcrafted goods and free art and craft workshops for kids and adults from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Central Park, corner of Fair Oaks Avenue and Del Mar Boulevard, Pasadena. Visit jackalopeartfair.com. 


MAYORAL SEND OFF

“Moments with Bill,” a free celebration honoring outgoing Mayor Bill Bogaard, includes interactive activities for all ages, live music by the Marshall Fundamental High School Jazz Band and the chance to offer best wishes to Mayor Bogaard and his wife Claire from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7147 or visit cityofpasadena.net/momentswithbill. 


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IRISH HISTORY

Mary Pat Kelly discusses and signs “Of Irish Blood,” a novel about an outspoken young woman and Ireland’s fight for freedom in the early 20th century, at 7 p.m. tonight at Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Call (818) 790-0717 or visit flintridgebooks.com. 



MODERN FILM CLASSIC

Free films screen at 1 p.m. Fridays at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Friday’s film is the 1997 hit “Titanic.” Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org. 



JAZZ APPRECIATION

The Pasadena Public Library’s Allendale Branch, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with a performance by the Donavan/Muradian Quartet at 2 p.m. Saturday. Light refreshments will be served. Call (626) 744-7260 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net. 



AUTISM AWARENESS

Autism advocacy organization Autism Speaks hosts Walk Now for Autism Speaks at the Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, to raise funds for autism research and services and to raise awareness about the disorder. Registration and stage programs start at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. Saturday. Registration is free. Visit walknowforautismspeaks.org/losangeles.


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VOTING RIGHTS HISTORY

 All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, presents the documentary “Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot” by Pasadena director Bill Brummel. The film, which includes historical footage, interviews, photos and drawings exploring the struggle for voting rights in the early 1960s, screens at 7 p.m. tonight. Admission is free. Call (626) 796-1172 or visit allsaints-pas.org.


ROCK HEROES

 Past Action Heroes (pastactionheroes.com) do their humorous take on TV stars of the 1980s, emulating characters from “Miami Vice,” “Magnum, P.I.,” “CHiPS” and other shows while playing music of that decade with virtuosity and style at 10 p.m. Friday at Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 793-3010 or visit kingsrowpub.com.


FREE JAZZ

Caltech hosts its 15th Annual Jazz Festival with the Hollywood Youth Jazz All-Stars featuring Willie Murillo and Becky Martin, the Nick Broten Group and the Caltech Jazz Band directed by Barb Catlin from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Gates Annex Patio on the Caltech campus, 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 395-3295 or visit bands.caltech.edu. 


GARDEN TOUR

The Pasadena Public Library’s Hill Avenue Gardening Club hosts a tour of Arlington Garden to view the spring wildflowers at 10:30 a.m. Guests should wear comfortable shoes. Arlington Garden is at 275 Arlington Drive, Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7264 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net for more information.


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OSCAR NOMINEE

Friday’s free film at the Pasadena Senior Center is 2014’s “Boyhood” starring Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke. The screening starts at 1 p.m. The Senior Center is at 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org for more information.


ROCKIN’ GOOD TIME

Steel Rod (facebook.com/steelrodband) plays every style of rock imaginable at 10 p.m. Friday at Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 793-3010 or visit kingsrowpub.com. 


HAPPY BEGINNING

Tracey Cleantis discusses and signs “The Next Happy: Let Go of the Life You Planned and Find a New Way Forward” at 7 p.m. Monday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.


CANDIDATE DEBATE

A Pasadena mayoral candidate debate between contenders Jacque Robinson and Terry Tornek, moderated by KPCC’s Larry Mantle, starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a public meet-and-greet at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. Visit cityofpasadena.net. 


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BUDDING POETRY

Teen Poetry Night at Pasadena Public Library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, invites teens to bring their favorite, original poems to share at 6:30 p.m. tonight. Call (626) 744-4066 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net.


CLASSICAL MUSIC

The Pasadena Community Orchestra presents the Elixir Piano Trio performing works by Beethoven and Schubert at 8 p.m. Friday at First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena. Admission is free. Call (626) 445-6708 or visit pcomusic.org. 


CHICAGO BLUES

Catch some Chicago blues with Jeff Dale and the South Woodlawners at 9 p.m. Saturday at Colombo’s Restaurant, 1833 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock. No cover. Call (323) 254-9138 or visit colombosrestaurant.com.


MORBID
FASCINATION FIX

The writers’ group Sisters in Crime presents Joe Walker of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, who conducts tours of the area’s most notorious murder scenes, lecturing on “Stories Behind the Stones: How Cemeteries and Memorials Can Contain So Much Information and Inspiration for Writers,” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Visit sistersincrimela.com. 


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CONTROVERSIAL FILM

The Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena, presents movie matinees at 1 p.m. Fridays. This week’s movie is “The Interview,” the controversial 2014 film starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as American journalists recruited to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.


CLASSICAL SYMPHONY

The Crown City Symphony performs free concerts featuring works by Mozart, Gounod, Puccini and Bellini at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Altadena Senior Center, 560 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Pasadena, 75 N. Marengo Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 797-1994 or visit crowncitysymphony.org. 


SAT PREP

College-bound students can take a practice SAT test at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Pasadena Public Library, La Pintoresca Branch, 1355 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7268 to register. Arrive at 9:30 a.m. to check in. Visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net for more information.


JAZZ TREAT

The Connie Han Trio (conniehan.com) plays jazz at 7 p.m. Wednesday at redwhite + bluezz, 37 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 792-4441 or visit redwhitebluezz.com. 


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‘ONE CITY’ YARN

A One City, One Story discussion features Cristina Henríquez, author of this year’s selection, “The Book of Unknown Americans,” in conversation with Pasadena Public Library Director Jan Sanders at 7 p.m. tonight at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7076 or visit onecityonestory.com.


ART FIX

ArtNight Pasadena 2015 features free admission to 17 arts and cultural venues offering a wide range of dance, music, visual arts and other activities from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. Free shuttles run between locations during the event. Visit artnightpasadena.org for a full list of venues.


PARTY ROCK

Veteran Pasadena party band Snotty Scotty & the Hankies plays rocking ’60s music at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Peppertree Grill, 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. No cover. Call (626) 355-8444 or visit thepeppertreegrill.com.

 

IRISH FUN

One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Irish dancing by Cleary Irish Dance from 3 to 4 p.m. and music by Ken O’Malley from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com. 

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COMEDY

The South Pasadena Public Library presents an evening of comedy by Don Friesen in a clean, all-ages performance introduced by Pasadena Weekly writer, comedian and radio host Carl Kozlowski at 7 p.m. tonight at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena, free and open to the public. Call (626) 403-7340 or visit ci.south-pasadena.ca.us/index.aspx?page=229.

 

SYMPHONY

The Caltech-Occidental Symphony Orchestra presents its free winter concerts, featuring works by Ravel, Dvorák and David Asher Brown, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Occidental’s Thorne Hall, 1600 Campus Road, Eagle Rock, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 395-3295 or visit music.caltech.edu.


ROCK AND BEYOND

Steel Rod (facebook.com/steelrodband) plays a huge variety of styles, from Latin to disco to hard rock and beyond, at 10 p.m. Friday at Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 793-3010 or visit kingsrowpub.com.


LUNCHTIME MUSIC 

The Pasadena Presbyterian Church’s free Music at Noon series, 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, features soprano Christina Linhardt and classical guitarist Shea Welsh in a 30-minute concert of baroque, Renaissance and folk music from the British Isles at noon Wednesday. Call (626) 793-2191 or visit ppcmusic.org. 


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PILATES WORKOUT

Whole Foods Market, 465 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, and Pilates Pasadena host a free mat Pilates class by master instructor Kathy Braidhill at 6 p.m. tonight, geared for all skill levels. First come, first served. Bring a mat and wear loose, comfortable clothes. Call (626) 463-8477 or email pilatespasadena@gmail.com for information.


SUPERSTAR SIGHTING

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signs “Streetball Crew Book Two: Stealing the Game,” the story of a man who bets on a pickup basketball game that doesn’t go the way he thought it would, at 6 p.m. Friday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.


ROCK REVOLUTION

Forest Lawn Museum, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale, presents “Revolutions 2: The Art of Music,” an exhibition of 175 artworks by more than 35 artists that helped sell the music of major rock acts of the past and present, from the Beach Boys to Black Sabbath, on view Saturday through Aug. 2 during regular hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Admission is free. Call (800) 204-3131 or visit forestlawn.com.


FREE PANCAKES

Participating International House of Pancake locations, including the one at 880 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, celebrate National Pancake Day by offering a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Guests are encouraged to donate any amount to Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, Shriners Hospitals and other charities. Call (626) 449-5226 or visit ihoppancakeday.com.


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RUSSIAN BALLET

The Brand Library and Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale, screens the documentary “Ballets Russes” at 7 p.m. tonight, exploring the charismatic personalities of the revolutionary dance company comprised of Russian refugees. Guest speaker is actress Victoria Tennant, daughter of Ballet Russes star Irina Baronova. Free and open to the public. Call (818) 548-2051 or visit glendaleca.gov.


CLASSICAL GAS

The Caltech-Occidental Concert Band winter concert features music by P.D.Q. Bach, Edward Elgar, Jamie Rankin, Ryan George, Rolf Wilhelm and others at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Occidental College’s Thorne Hall, 1600 Campus Road, Eagle Rock. Admission is free. Call (626) 395-3295 or visit bands.caltech.edu.


BLACK HISTORY

The Black History Parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at Charles White Park, Fair Oaks Avenue and Ventura Street, Altadena, and continues to Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, where a free festival features live entertainment including Philadelphia soul group the Delfonics, food for sale and information booths from noon to 4:30 p.m. Celebrity grand marshals are NBC4 reporter Beverly White and actor/comedian Jason Echols. Call (626) 744-7311 or visit cityofpasadena.net. 


UNSUNG HEROES

The Pasadena Museum of History and Altadena Senior Center present Trooper Ronald Jones of the Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter of the 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry Association (buffalola.com) in a program on the Buffalo Soldiers, black cavalry and infantry units formed following the Civil War. It starts at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Altadena Senior Center, 560 E. Mariposa St., Altadena. Free and open to the public. Call (626) 577-1660 or visit pasadenahistory.org.


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SWING SESSION

Dr. Thom David Mason leads the free discussion series “Jazz and Swing from A to Z, Part II: The Story of America’s Music” from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursdays through March 5 at Crowell Public Library, 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino (crowellpubliclibrary.org). Today’s topic is “Glenn Miller: Icon of the Swing Era.” Call (626) 300-0777 for reservations.


DANCE ROCK

L.A. Lyon (lalyon.com) plays Top 40 rock hits, current dance music and old school tunes at 8 p.m. at the Peppertree Grill, 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. No cover. Call
(626) 355-8444 or visit thepeppertreegrill.com.


POETRY FIX

The Emerging Urban Poets group presents featured and open poetry readings facilitated by Don Kingfisher Campbell at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pasadena Public Library’s Santa Catalina Branch, 999 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7272 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net.


JAZZ WORSHIP

Jazz Vespers at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, features drummer Joe La Barbera, pianist Bill Cunliffe, saxophonist Bob Sheppard, trumpeter Mike Cottone and bassist Tom Warrington at 5 p.m. Sunday. Free. Call (626) 796-1172 or visit allsaints-pas.org.


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MEMORABLE LOVE

Celebrate the season of love with a free screening of “An Affair to Remember” at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Pasadena Public Library’s Santa Catalina Branch, 999 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7272 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net.  


DREAM GODDESS

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Jenn Clark discusses and signs “How to Be a Goddess: A Step-By-Step Guide to Becoming the Woman Men Dream About” at 7 p.m. Friday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com. 


FILM SHOWCASE

The Black Film Showcase at Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, presents “Dear White People,” a satirical film about race relations, at 2 p.m. Sunday, sponsored by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Free and open to the public. Call (626) 744-7311 or visit cityofpasadena.net.  

 

CRIME STORY

Sisters in Crime presents author, retired narcotics officer and former SWAT team member David Putnam discussing “Anatomy of Violence,” recounting how he turned his real-life experiences into background for the Bruno Johnson crime series books, and author Alice Zogg reading from her R.A. Huber mystery series, starting at 2 p.m. Sunday at South Pasadena Library Community Room. Free and open to the public. Visit sistersincrimela.com. 


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WORLD WAR II HISTORY

Jan Jarboe Russell discusses and signs “Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp during World War II” at 7 p.m. tonight at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com. 


FREE MUSIC

The Pasadena Community Orchestra presents works by Handel, Arthur Sullivan and Mozart, with a performance of William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1 (“Afro-American”), or “Afro-American Symphony,” joined by award-winning harpist Maria Casale, at 8 p.m. Friday at First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena. Free and open to the public. Call (626) 445-6708 or visit pcomusic.org. 


MUSEUM FIX

Museums Free-For-All offers free admission during regular museum hours Saturday to more than 20 area museums, including Armory Center for the Arts, USC Pacific Asia Museum and the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Visit socalmuseums.org for a complete listing of participating institutions. 

 

SHEEPISH NEW YEAR

The Lunar New Year Festival at USC Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., celebrates the Year of the Sheep with 42 performers and traditional artisans from China presenting demonstrations, a puppet show and crafts. The event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday also showcases Korean, Cambodian and Vietnamese cultures. Admission is free. Call (626) 449-2742 or visit pacificasiamuseum.org. 


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SHANGHAI NIGHT

Crowell Public Library, 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino, presents author Nicole Mones discussing “Night in Shanghai,” exploring the collision of jazz, war and the Holocaust in 1930s China, at 7 p.m. tonight. Free and open to the public. Call (626) 300-0777 or visit crowellpubliclibrary.org. 


WINTER MUSIC

Caltech’s Winter Chamber Music Series features Caltech students performing works by Saint-Saëns, Milhaud, Telemann and others at 8 p.m. Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Jan. 30 and 3:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in Dabney Lounge on the Caltech campus, 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena. Each concert features different selections. Admission is free. Call (626) 395-3295 or visit music.caltech.edu. 


AMAZING SONGWRITERS

J.C. Hyke’s Songwriter Serenade at Matt Denny’s Ale House, 145 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, features free performances by Donna Lynn Caskey, Barrett Tagliarino, Melanie Devaney and Dave Bernal at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Visit jchyke.com. 


FITZGERALD STORY

Stewart O’Nan discusses and signs “West of Sunset,” the story of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald’s struggle to make a new start as a Hollywood screenwriter in 1937, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbooktore.com. 


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MAYORAL
MESSAGE

Retiring Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard presents his final State of the City address, “Rediscovering Pasadena,” highlighting some of the city’s hidden gems, reporting on the city’s recent accomplishments and reflecting on his time as Mayor. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Admission is free. Call (626) 744-4311 or visit cityofpasadena.net.


MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. Tradition

Pasadena’s Martin Luther King Community Coalition continues its tradition of beautifying a local campus on the Saturday before the national holiday. This year the coalition will plant flowers, clean up and do maintenance from 8 a.m. to noon at Washington STEaM Magnet Middle School, 1505 N. Marengo Ave. For more information, call (626) 396-5830. 


FREE 

VIVALDI

The Enlightenment Music Series presents a free chamber concert, “Essential Music of Vivaldi,” at 4 p.m. Sunday at Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. Call (818) 392-4449 or visit enlmusicseries.org. 


UN

INSIGHT

The United Nations Association, Pasadena Chapter annual meeting includes a review of its work during 2014, the election of new members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee and the adoption of a 2015 budget, starting with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, free and open to the public. Visit unausa.org. 

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PEACEFUL EASY
FEELING

Take a free yoga class at 7 p.m. tonight at Pasadena Public Library’s Hastings Branch, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7262 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net.


WAR
THRILLER

John J. Gobbell discusses and signs his new thriller “Edge of Valor,” in which a US Navy commander works with Japanese officials to ensure that mines laid in Tokyo Bay during World War II are neutralized, at 7 pm. Friday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.

 

ROSES 

PRUNED

San Marino City Arborist and Environmental Services Manager Ron Serven conducts a free rose pruning workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. at Crowell Public Library, 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino. Call (626) 300-0777 or visit crowellpubliclibrary.org. 



GROOVE
ON
 

The whole family is invited to a dance party at 3:30 p.m. at Pasadena Public Library’s Santa Catalina Branch, 999 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena. Comfortable clothing is recommended. Call (626) 744-7272 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net. 


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FUN AND GAMES

Teens are invited to the Pasadena Public Library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, to play board games like Castle Panic, Risk and Dominion at 2 p.m. Friday. Visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net or call (626) 744-4066. 


FREE
MUSIC

The Ralph Mathis Band, featuring the brother of Johnny Mathis, plays at 8 p.m. Saturday at Jax Bar and Grill, 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. No cover. Call (818) 500-1604 or visit jaxbarandgrill.com. 


HISTORY 

LESSON

Charles P. Hobbs signs “Hidden History of Transportation in Los Angeles” and Michael Locke and Vincent Brook sign “Silver Lake Chronicles” at 7 p.m. Monday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.


FREE 

FLICK

A free screening of the 1978 film “Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?” will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pasadena Public Library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. Visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net or call (626) 744-4066. 

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SPRITUAL 

CHRISTMAS

A Christmas Day service at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, features Zelda Kennedy preaching and Coventry Choir soloists singing carols at 10:15 a.m. today. Call (626) 796-1172 or visit allsaints-pas.org.


HOLIDAY 

JAZZ

Catch some jazz with drummer Otis Hayes III, who’s performed with Kris Kristofferson, the Temptations, the Four Tops and many others, at 8 p.m. Friday at Jax Bar and Grill, 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. No cover. Call (818) 500-1604 or visit jaxbarandgrill.com.


BEATLES 

TRIBUTE

Rubber Revolver plays hits by the Beatles at 10 p.m. Friday at Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 793-3010 or visit kingsrowpub.com.


CULTURAL 

CELEBRATION

Observe Kwanzaa, a celebration of family, community and culture featuring music, stories and food prepared by the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Pasadena Public Library’s La Pintoresca Branch, 1355 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7268 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net. 


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BOOK
SWAP

The Pasadena Public Library’s Hastings Branch, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, hosts the BYOB book swap, in which guests can pick up used books and leave their old ones, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today. Call (626) 744-7262 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net. 


HOLIDAY
SPIRIT

Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, hosts Posada, a short, processional re-enactment of Joseph and Mary’s search for lodging on the night of Jesus’ birth, at 6 p.m. Friday, followed by a dinner including homemade Mexican food and children’s activities, free and open to the public. Call (626) 844-4721 or visit lakeave.org. 


’80s HEROES

The band Past Action Heroes, whose members perform dressed as TV action stars of the 1980s, play hits of that decade at 10 p.m. Saturday at Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 793-3010 or visit kingsrowpub.com. 


SANTA
STORY

All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, presents public relations expert, author and stand-up comedian Nat Read discussing “Santa Claus is an Episcopalian,” at 10:15 a.m. Sunday in the Rector’s Forum. Call (626) 796-1172 or visit allsaints-pas.org. 

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MIDEAST UPDATE

Conscientious Projector presents “a substantial excerpt” from the Oscar-nominated documentary “5 Broken Cameras,” about life in Bil’in, in the West Bank, and the Palestinian residents’ struggle for peace and self-determination, at 7 p.m. tonight at Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. A community discussion follows the screening, which starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Call (818) 517-8878 or visit imaginaction.org.


CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

The Downtown Arcadia Christmas Market on First Avenue between Huntington Drive and Wheeler Street, Arcadia, includes live music, photo ops with Santa, car shows, costumed carolers and food and merchandise for purchase from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 and 20. Call (626) 485-8783 or visit arcadiasbest.com. 


SING-ALONG

Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, hosts the Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along, with the audience singing along accompanied by the church Chamber Symphony and Sanctuary Choir, featuring more than 150 musicians, at 5:15 p.m. Saturday. A free-will offering will be taken. Call (626) 844-4721 or visit lakeave.org.


SANTA CRAFTS

Kids are invited to Santa’s Workshop at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, featuring crafts to create gifts to take home at 11 a.m. Saturday. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com. 


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CELTIC CHRISTMAS

A Celtic winter concert at the Altadena Public Library, 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, features Four Shillings Short, the husband-and-wife duo of Christy Martin and Aodh Og O’Tuama performing traditional and original music of Ireland and Scotland, and other eclectic selections from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight. Free and open to the public. Call (626) 798-0833 or visit altadenalibrary.org. 


CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

The Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena, features live entertainment by local school groups and bands, free art projects for young people by Armory Center for the Arts, light refreshments and a visit by Santa from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Call (626) 744-7311 or visit cityofpasadena.net. 


FREE MUSIC

A holiday music show at Pasadena Public Library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, features traditional and original music by Severin Browne, Lisa Turner, Gary Stockdale, Sabrina and Craig, Chauncey Bowers, Jeannie Willets, H2unes, Bad Colerick and others from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call (626) 744-4066 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net. 


PET PIX

Pet Day at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, invites guests to pose with their pets for free photos with Santa from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com. 

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HOLIDAY
DINNER

Union Station Homeless Services presents its annual Thanksgiving Dinner in the Park, offering free dinner to homeless people, low-income guests or those who simply have no place to go for Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in Central Park, corner of Fair Oaks Avenue and Del Mar Boulevard, Pasadena. Call (626) 240-4550 or visit unionstationhs.org.


HOLIDAY FUN

One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena hosts a holiday kickoff party with live music by Leftover Cuties, photo opportunities with Santa, free cookies and cocoa and the launch of the Charles Cherniss Tournament of Toys collection drive. The free event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com.


JAZZ JAM

The Sean Lee Trio plays jazz ranging from American Songbook standards to works of modern composers at 7 p.m. Friday at redwhite+bluezz, 37 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 792-4441 or visit redwhitebluezz.com. 


GROWNUP ART

An adult art class at Pasadena Public Library’s Hill Avenue Branch, 55 S. Hill Ave., Pasadena, invites guests to learn the technique of making resin jewelry, led by artist Margot Dyches, at 2 p.m. Saturday. All materials are provided. Call (626) 744-7264 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net.

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STORY 

AND SONG

Angela Lloyd performs a whimsical brand of story, song and poetry played on autoharp, guitar, washboard, spoon and bell at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pasadena Public Library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-4066 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net. 


FM
ROCK

FM Radio plays all the styles from around the dial at 10 p.m. Saturday at Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 793-3010 or visit kingsrowpub.com.



GLEE

The Caltech Glee Club and Chamber Singers present a concert featuring works by Joseph Haydn, Benjamin Britten, Salas, Homilius, Michael Haydn and Ticheli at 8 p.m. Saturday in Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena. Admission is free; no tickets required. Call (626) 395-3295 or visit music.caltech.edu.


SOLO
PERFORMANCE

Guitarist and singer Mick Taras, who has performed with acts ranging from Neil Young to Gloria Estefan, displays his eclectic style in a solo acoustic performance at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at redwhite+bluezz, 37 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 792-4441 or visit redwhitebluezz.com. 


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OVERTURES AND ARIAS

The Pasadena Community Orchestra performs operatic overtures and arias with soprano Lori Ann Fuller Piscioneri, featuring works by Donizetti, Gounod, Puccini, Rossini, Smetana, Sibelius and the original Engelbert Humperdinck at 8 p.m. Friday at First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 445-6708. pcomusic.org 


CLASSICAL CONCERT

The Caltech-Occidental Symphony performs works by Mozart, Tchaikiovsky and Libby Larsen. Oboist Catherine Del Russo is the featured guest soloist starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Occidental College Thorne Hall, 1600 Campus Road, Eagle Rock. Free. Call (626) 395-3295. orchestra.caltech.edu


LIBRARY FAIR

The Pasadena Public Library celebrates its 130th birthday with a family-friendly fair including storytelling, live music, balloon sculptures, a cake walk and children’s games from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-4066. pasadenapubliclibrary.net 


MASHUP 

The Arcadia Public Library, 20 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia, hosts a free concert featuring accordionist and composer Nick Ariondo with clarinet and saxophonist Larry Hughes performing Ariondo’s arrangements from Baroque to jazz, tango and beyond from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Admission is free. Call (626) 294-4808. library.ci.arcadia.ca.us 


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COP’S EYE VIEW

Actor, athlete, singer, writer and former LAPD Officer Dan Gavin discusses his book “High Sanctuary and Selected Stories,” tales of working in vice, homicide, narcotics, burglary and robbery in some of the most dangerous parts of LA, at 7 p.m. tonight at Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Free and open to the public. Call (818) 790-0717 or visit flintridgebooks.com. 


ARTS FESTIVAL

The Creative Arts Group Annual Art Festival, 108 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre, offers works by more than 60 artists for sale, with a reception and gala opening featuring Native American flute music by Steven Rushingwind, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, continuing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call (626) 355-8350 or visit creativeartsgroup.org. 


STYLISH MUSIC 

Burbank Philharmonic’s “Fashion Meets the Phil” concert at Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S. St. John Ave., Pasadena, features works by Liszt, Glazunov and Tchaikovsky, with guest violin soloist Heidi Hatch (who will wear a gown designed by Woodbury University School of Fashion Design students), starting at 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Call (818) 771-7888 or visit burbankphilharmonic.org.


WINE CELEBRATION

Monopole Wine Shop and Bar, 21 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, celebrates its fourth anniversary with live music, free food, discounts on wine purchases and raffles from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Call (626) 577-9463 or visit monopolewine.com.


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HEALTH INFO

The Community Health Alliance of Pasadena and the Pasadena Public Health Department present an information session on Covered California for individuals and families from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the Pasadena Public Library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. Call (626) 486-9729 to RSVP. Visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net.


TEEN HALLOWEEN FUN

At the Pasadena Public Library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena teens can participate in a Halloween murder mystery dinner party as they explore spooky corners of the library, hunt for clues and use deductive skills to catch the killer from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. Costumes are welcome. Call (626) 744-4246 to register. pasadenapubliclibrary.net.


CRIME STORY

Women’s crime writer’s group Sisters in Crime LA hosts a discussion, “Forensic Myths and Misconceptions,” with TV and movie writer Jennifer Dornbush at 2 p.m. Sunday at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. The event is free and open to the public. Visit sistersincrimela.com for information.


CELEB SIGHTING

Emmy-winning “Breaking Bad” star Bob Odenkirk discusses his new book, “A Load of Hooey (Odenkirk Memorial Library),” featuring the comedy star’s musings at 4 p.m. Sunday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.


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PARANORMAL 

EXPERIENCE

The Pasadena Paranormal Research Society presents “Paranormal Activity: Fact or Fiction,” offering evidence from the Society’s encounters with the unexplainable from 5 to 6 p.m. today at Pasadena Public Library’s Hastings Branch, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, for teens and adults only. Call (626) 744-7262 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net.


FOOD

The Food Day Pasadena Celebration at the Pasadena Public Health Department, 1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, celebrates healthy living with a free family festival, featuring live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, healthy food tastings, children’s activities, raffle prizes and information booths from noon to 4 p.m. Friday. Mayor Bill Bogaard is scheduled to speak. Visit cityofpasadena.net/publichealth/NPA.


HALLOWEEN SPIRIT

One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, invites kids of all ages to a free annual pumpkin-decorating session. Guests use glue sticks and washable markers to create their masterpieces, which go home with their creators. It runs from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com.


INDIAN CULTURE

The Indian Diwali Festival of Lights at the USC Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, features traditional performances, music, dance, hands-on art projects, a scavenger hunt and admission to the galleries in a free, family-friendly event from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (626) 449-2742 or visit pacificasiamuseum.org. 


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SECOND-HAND 

ADVENTURE

Noted explorer and documentarian Pierre Odier discusses his recent journey from Siberia to Alaska — mostly on foot — and signs his new book, “Some Last People: Vanishing Tribes of Bhutan, China, Mexico, Mongolia and Siberia,” at 7 p.m. tonight at Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Call (818) 790-0717 or visit flintridgebooks.com. 


CULTURAL CELEBRATION 

Celebrate Latino culture with food, folkloric dance, family activities and live music, including Latin Grammy nominee Trio Ellas, Las Tres Raices, Los Nuevos Licenciados and Ballet Folklorico Quetzal from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. The event is free and open to the public. Call (626) 796-1172 or visit allsaints-pas.org. 


INDIE CONCERT

Free concerts start at 8 p.m. Saturdays in October at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Saturday’s event features LA electronic indie group Say Say. Admission is free. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com.


TUNNEL VISIONS

Former Los Angeles Times reporter Hector Tobar discusses and signs “Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com. 


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SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS

Conscientious Projector presents the documentary “Broken on All Sides” by Matthew Pillischer, on the mass incarcerations of African Americans. The film screens at 7 p.m. tonight followed by a community discussion at Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission is free. Call (626) 792-4941 or visit brokenonallsides.com.  


MAYORAL MOMENT

Former LA Mayor Richard Riordan discusses and signs his memoir, “The Mayor: How I Turned around Los Angeles after Riots, an Earthquake and the O.J. Simpson Murder Trial,” at 7 p.m. Friday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.  


FREE MUSIC

One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena hosts free concerts at 8 p.m. Saturdays in October. Saturday’s event features gypsy jazz with Fishtank Ensemble.
Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com.  



TASTY AFTERNOON

A Taste of South Lake, 251 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena features food from more than 25 South Lake Avenue restaurants, live cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, music performances and various vendors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Call (626) 792-1259 or visit southlakeavenue.org. 


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SCIENTIFIC ART

Art Center College of Design’s Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, 1700 Lida St., Pasadena, hosts the exhibition “Realspace,” featuring works by a large group of artists combining scientific and contemporary art works and artifacts. The event opens with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and works are on view Saturday through Jan. 18. Call (626) 396-2200 or visit artcenter.edu. 


MUSIC EDUCATION

The Los Angeles College of Music, 370 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena hosts “Sound Off,” a free, community event in which music professionals and aficionados can attend workshops featuring producer/songwriters Linda Perry and Kasia “KC” Livingston and record company executive Stephanie Gal de Pons from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Tours are included. Call (626) 568-8850 or visit lacm.edu/soundoff for information. 


DINNER AND SHOW

Mercy and the Merkettes play rock and soul hits from the ’60s to the ’90s and beyond in a high-energy show at 9 p.m. Saturday at The Peppertree Grill, 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. No cover. Call (626) 355-8444 or visit thepeppertreegrill.com. 


HOT SOUL

Free live concerts start at 8 p.m. Saturdays at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Saturday’s concert features Jimetta Rose playing soul inspired by jazz, R&B and hip-hop. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com. 


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WAR STORY

James Ellroy discusses and signs “Perfidia,” the story of the brutal murder of a Japanese family in Los Angeles on the eve of Pearl Harbor, the only Japanese-American in the LA Police Department who tries to solve it and the war tensions that threaten to rip the investigation apart, at 7 p.m. tonight at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com. 


HEDGEHOG SWING

One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, hosts its final free concert of September with gypsy jazz and authentic 1930s French music by Hedgehog Swing at 8 p.m. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com.  


MOONDOGGY
LOWDOWN

Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, features Kathy Kohner Zuckerman, the real-life inspiration for “Gidget” of 1950s and ‘60s TV and movie fame and daughter of “Gidget” novelist Frederick Kohner, speaking with film and TV writer Ken LaZebnik, author of “Hollywood Digs,” from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call (818) 790-0717 or visit flintridgebooks.com. 


WIGGLE WAGGLE

The Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA’s annual Wiggle Waggle Walk for the Animals raises funds for the organization’s care of the animals that come to the shelter annually. The event, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Brookside Park, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, includes a Pet Expo with pet products, free samples, demonstrations and contests. Registration is free. Visit wigglewagglewalk.org to register. 


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FREE FLICK

One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, presents free films at 7:30 p.m. Fridays in September. Friday’s film is the 2009 animated comedy-adventure “Up.” Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com. 


PRIDE

The San Gabriel Valley Pride LGBT Festival features live music, an LGBT Health Village, a classic car show, a family area, author book readings and signings, an adults-only area with free bingo presented by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a wine tasting fundraiser and erotic art. It runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park, corner of North Raymond Avenue and Holly Street, Pasadena. Visit sgvpride.org. 


FANTASTIC ART

The exhibition “Fantastic” at Century Books, 1039 E. Green St., Pasadena, features science fiction and fantasy drawings and paintings by Tony Gleeson, and opens with a reception from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, including live jazz. The exhibition continues through Oct. 3. Call (626) 796-1703 or visit centurybookshop.net. 


TEEN ROCK

Pasadena-area teens compete in a battle of the bands hosted by comedian Al Madrigal, star of NBC’s “About a Boy,” starting at 2 p.m. Sunday at Levitt Pavilion Pasadena, corner of North Raymond Avenue and Holly Street, Pasadena. Free and open to the public. The winner will perform in the Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Rock 4 PEF Concert Oct. 11. Call (626) 396-3625 or visit pasedfoundation.org. 


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FAMILY FILM

One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Old Pasadena, presents a free screening of “The Muppets” at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com. 


REALITY CHECK

Rethinking Alcohol and Other Drugs (RAD) hosts a “Reality Party” to raise awareness about teen drinking and drug use. The free adults-only event offers 30-minute tours through a simulated teen party with youth actors. Visit straightupvc.org/register to schedule a tour Saturday. Address is provided with registration. Call (626) 229-9750 or visit rad-sgv.org. ‘


OVERSEAS ADVENTURE

Author and journalist John Wood discusses the two years he spent teaching high school English in the Philippines with the Peace Corp at 2 p.m. Sunday at Crowell Public Library, 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino. Call (626) 300-0777 or visit crowellpubliclibrary.org.


JAZZ

Jazz guitarist Bruce Lofgren performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Jax Bar and Grill, 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. No cover. Call (818) 500-1604 or visit jaxbarandgrill.com. 


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FAMILY FLICK

Free Family Flicks screen at 7:30 p.m. Fridays in September at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Friday’s film is the animated 2000 comedy “Chicken Run.” Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com. 


FUN WITH NATURE

The Nature Tails Story Hour at Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena, features stories, nature walks and puppet shows from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Call (626) 398-5420 or visit ecnca.org. 


DUST BOWL
COMMEMORATION

The Pasadena Public Library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., hosts activities exploring the Dust Bowl era from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, including a vintage auto display, a discussion of the Ken Burns documentary “The Dust Bowl” at 11 a.m., a commentary on “Woody Guthrie, the Dust Bowl Troubadour” by Peter Dreier and a performance of Guthrie’s music by Ross Altman at 1 p.m. Call (626) 744-4066 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net. 


VINTAGE FILM

Rooftop Cinema Night at the Pasadena Towers Parking Structure, 55 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena, features a free screening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” starting with music by a deejay at 6 p.m. Saturday followed by the movie. Visit southlakeavenue.org to RSVP. 


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MISSION FIESTA

The San Gabriel Mission Fiesta, 427 S. Junipero Serra Drive, San Gabriel, features live entertainment, international foods available for purchase, games, rides, prize drawings and religious, historical and cultural festivities from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Call (626) 457-3035 or visit sangabrielmission.org.


NATURE EXPERIENCE

Get away from the Labor Day Weekend crowds with a peaceful visit to the Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena, for a guided family nature walk suitable for families with small children from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Call (626) 398-5420 or visit ecnca.org.



VIEW OF THE FUTURE

Guests can view the Pasadena Water and Power Department’s new “Energy Roadmap” videos, a series of short films detailing the city’s efforts to provide reliable, environmentally responsible power at competitive rates for the next two decades, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Laemmle Playhouse 7, 673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Admission is free. Call (626) 744-7311 or visit cityofpasadena.net/csc for reservations.


PERSPECTIVE
ON POVERTY

Free films screen at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Pasadena Public Library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. Wednesday’s film is “The Dust Bowl, Part I,” a Ken Burns documentary. Call (626) 744-4066 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net.


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SUMMER SOUNDS

The Levitt Pavilion Summer Music Festival at Memorial Park, corner of North Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena, presents soul by the Omega String Quartet at 8 p.m. tonight. Free. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org.


CARS AND
CHILI

Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, hosts a free Classic Car Night with classic and antique cars from local car clubs, live music, hamburgers, hot dogs and a chili cook-off from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Donations will be accepted for food. Cost to enter the chili competition is $15, but there’s no cost to eat. Email Bill Mead at billm@lakeave.org for information. 



FREE MUSIC

One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena hosts a free concert with local, indie pop group Banta at 8 p.m. Saturday. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com. 



INSIDE STORY

Ben Kamin discusses and signs “Dangerous Friendship,” chronicling the history of Martin Luther King Jr. and his relationship to former US Communist Party member and trusted adviser Stanley Levinson and the obsessive campaign against King by J. Edgar Hoover, with stunning revelations kept secret for years, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Vroman’s, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.


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FOOD FOR

THOUGHT

Conscientious Projector (conscientiousprojector.wordpress.com) presents the documentary “Urban Fruit” by filmmaker Roman Zenz, exploring Southern California’s burgeoning urban organic farming movement, at 7 p.m. tonight at Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Free. A community discussion follows the screenings. Call (818) 517-8878 or visit urbanfruit.info. 


AMERICANA
FIX

Levitt Pavilion Pasadena at Memorial Park, corner of North Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena, presents Americana music by Blame Sally (blamesally.com) at 8 p.m. Friday. Free. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org.


JAZZ

Judy Platt (judyplattjazz.com) sings jazz and blues with Jeff Colella and Chris Colangelo at 7 p.m. Saturday at Novel Café, 1713 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 683-3309 or visit novelcafepasadena.com. 


FEEL-GOOD
MUSIC

One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, presents free concerts at 8 p.m. Saturdays in August. Saturday’s concert features feel-good soul and pop by Sun Rai (facebook.com/iamsunrai). Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com.


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INTERNATIONAL 

SOUND

The free Levitt Pavilion Summer Music Festival at Memorial Park, located at the corner of North Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street in Old Pasadena, features Armenian synth-pop by Echocell at 8 p.m. tonight. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org.


COLD WAR HITS

The Pasadena Public Library, Allendale Branch, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, presents “Countdown: The Cold War Hit Parade,” featuring folk singer Ross Altman performing music of Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Paul Robeson, the Weavers and other artists who came to fame during the Cold War era, at 2 p.m. Saturday. Call (626) 744-7260 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net.



JAM SESSION

Collaborative art association Fallen Fruit (fallenfruit.org) hosts a free public jam-making workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Guests should bring homegrown or self-picked fruit and clean, empty glass jars as they join teams to create fresh jam. Ingredients can be virtually any kind of fruit. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com. 


PLAYHOUSE JAZZ

The free Pasadena Playhouse District Jazz Concert Series features the North Side Jazz Collective from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in Vroman’s courtyard, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-0340 or visit playhousedistrict.org.  


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CARIBBEAN ATTITUDE
The Levitt Pavilion Summer Music Festival, Memorial Park, North Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena, features Caribbean music by Upstream at 8 p.m. tonight. Admission is free. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org


INTERROGATION LOW-DOWN
The women’s crime writers and readers group Sisters in Crime hosts a discussion with former LAPD Detective Paul Bishop, now a crime novel author, talking about police interrogation techniques with mystery writer Eric Beetner at 2 p.m. Sunday in the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Free and open to the public. Visit sistersincrimela.com


AMERICAN HISTORY
Matthew Stewart discusses and signs “Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic,” on America’s founding fathers being derided as “infidels” in their time for wanting to liberate the country’s politics from religion, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.


TRAVEL TIPS
Just in time for the height of travel season, Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, presents tour operator Sheila Stone offering free advice for those who’ve never traveled abroad, including how to get a passport, pack light and travel on a budget, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Free and open to the public. Call (626) 449-3220 to RSVP and visit distantlands.com for information.

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Environmental Awareness

The Old Pasadena Film Festival and Conscientious Projector present the documentary “Bidder 70” about environmental activist Tim DeChristopher, who posed as a bidder in a US Bureau of Land Management auction of leasing rights to pristine Utah wilderness earmarked for oil and gas development, at 7 p.m. tonight at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Free. Visit oldpasadena.org/filmfestival.

 


 


BLAST FROM THE PAST

The Levitt Pavilion Summer Music Festival features doo-wop icons the Four Preps at 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park, North Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org.&nb