The Arcadia Association of Realtors’ Smokin’ Jack II charity cigar and whiskey tasting at Matt Denny’s Ale House, 145 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, includes appetizers, three whiskey tastings, a drink of your choice, discounts on premium La Marca cigars and raffles from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. Proceeds benefit local charities. Call (626) 446-2115 or visit theaar.com.
The Levitt Pavilion free Summer Music Festival at Memorial Park, North Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena, features Americana music with guitar star David Lindley at 8 p.m. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org.
The California Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Magic, Fantasy & Adventure,” featuring music from “The Lion King,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and other animated films at Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for dining and jazz and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $88. Call (626) 304-0333 or visit calphil.com.
The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce Food and Brewfest fundraiser on the 2200 block of Honolulu Avenue in Old Town Montrose features a beer garden, unlimited samplings of micro brews and craft brews, food and live music with general admission from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $50 general, $60 for VIP/early noon admission and $30 for designated driver (food only) tickets. Call (818) 249-7171 or visit montrosebrewfest.com.
Barnes & Noble, 210 American Way, Glendale, presents former Apollo 11 astronaut and aviation legend Buzz Aldrin discussing and signing his 2013 book “Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration” at 7 p.m. Wristbands allowing guests to attend are available starting at 9 a.m. Call (818) 545-9146 or visit barnesandnoble.com.
The World Rhythms music series at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, features hula dance group Hula Halau 'O Lilinoe Na Pua Me Ke Aloha at 6 p.m. Free with Descanso admission of $9 general, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children 5 to 12, free for children 4 and younger. Call (818) 949-4200 or visit descansogardens.org.
Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena, features the Sour Mash Hug Band, combining gypsy violin with 1920s hot jazz and Yiddish songs at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call is (626) 798-6236 for reservations and coffeegallery.com for information.
Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, presents Dr. James Penner discussing and signing “Timothy Leary: The Harvard Years: Early Writings on LSD and Psilocybin with Richard Alpert, Huston Smith, Ralph Metzner and Others,” on Leary and Alpert’s dismissal from Harvard’s Psychology Department for their research in 1963. It starts at 7 p.m. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.