Choice events for the week of 05.15–05.22
By John Sollenberger 05/15/2014
The Salty Suites perform their brand of Americana music at 8 p.m. at Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. Opening the show are the Licata Brothers. Tickets are $18. Call (626) 798-6236 or visit coffeegallery.com.
USC Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, launches its Fusion Fridays series, featuring dragon dancing, salsa lessons, deejays spinning tunes, a cash bar, prizes and food available for purchase from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $15, free for members. Call (626) 449-2742 or visit pacificasiamuseum.org.
The Amgen Tour of California professional bike race rolls into Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena, at approximately 2:30 p.m. In conjunction with the tour, a community festival features family activities, games and vendors with cycling products and services from noon to 5 p.m. Visit amgentourofcalifornia.com.
Concorso Ferrari, on Colorado Boulevard between Pasadena and Raymond avenues, Pasadena, features eye-popping vintage and contemporary Ferraris and guests can meet the owners from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Visit fca-sw.org.
“Beverly Hills 90210” star Jason Priestley discusses and signs his new book, “Jason Priestley: A Memoir,” on his tumultuous career and life at 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.
The Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino features musician-in-residence Wu Man performing on the pipa, an Asian lute-like instrument accompanied by Kojiro Umezaki on the shakuhachi, a Japanese flute at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, available at huntington.org.
Brad Colerick’s Wine and Song music series at Firefly Bistro, 1009 El Centro St., South Pasadena, features singer/songwriters Kara Grainger, Geoff Baker and guest host Marty Axelrod at 7 p.m. No cover. Call (626) 441-2443 or visit wineandsong.com.
The Carrie Hamilton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, re-opens with “Entershamement,” a solo show by Amy G., featuring her unique style of physical, musical, stand-up and improvisational comedy, with performances at 8 p.m. May 22, 23, 24, 29 and 30. Tickets are $15 to $30. Call (626) 356-7529 or visit pasadenaplayhouse.org.