By John Sollenberger 08/07/2014
The Music on the Main summer jazz series at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, features drummer Sammy Miller and his band starting at 6 p.m. The event is free with Descanso admission of $9 general, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children 5 to 12, and free for children 4 and younger. Call (818) 949-4200 or visit descansogardens.org.
The Levitt Pavilion Summer Music Festival in Memorial Park, located at the corner of North Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street in Old Pasadena, presents Latin music from opening act Raquel Sofia and headliner Ceci Bastida, starting at 8 p.m. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org.
Performing at Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, the California Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates film and television with music from “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Game of Thrones” and “The Red Violin,” plus Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for dining and live jazz followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $100. Call (626) 304-0333 or visit calphil.com.
Cellar Sessions at Old Oak Cellars, 2620-D E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, features live Americana/roots music by Rick Shea plus Sugar in the Gourd; a wine tasting at 3 p.m. is followed by music at 3:45 p.m. Cost is $22 in advance, with tickets available at bit.ly/cellarsessions, or $25 at the door. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Americana master and multi-instrumentalist Larry B. Wilder performs a musical repertoire ranging from Stephen Foster and Irving Berlin to the Carter Family and Sons of the Pioneers — along with his own original songs — in a show that encourages signing along at 8 p.m. at Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. Tickets are $15. Call (626) 798-6236 or visit coffeegallery.com.
The Pasadena Senior Center’s free Concerts in the Park, Memorial Park, at North Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street in Pasadena, features swinging Western tunes with Will Ryan and the Cactus County Cowboys at 6 p.m. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.
Travel expert Susan Hickman discusses the ins and outs of traveling through Britain by rail and the advantage of BritRail passes at 7:30 p.m. at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission is free, but call (626) 449-3220 to RSVP and visit distantlands.com for information.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, presents a curator’s tour of its abstract and pop art, including recently acquired works by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and others, at 4:30 p.m. in the Scott Galleries. Admission is $15. Call (800) 838-3006 or visit brownpapertickets.com/event/704081 to register and visit huntington.org for information.