By John Sollenberger 08/14/2014
The Music on the Main Series at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, features percussionist Louie Cruz Beltran 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.
USC Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, hosts its final Fusion Fridays of the season with deejays, a scavenger hunt, prizes, a cash bar, food available for purchase and live Afro/Arabic music by Bedouin X starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15, free for members. Call (626) 449-2742 or visit pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu.
Pasadena POPS at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, presents “Hooray for Hollywood,” featuring music from “42nd Street,” “The Sound of Music,” “Funny Girl,” “Mary Poppins” and others at 7:30 p.m. Special guests include Debby Boone, Alan Bergman, Maureen McGovern and Kevin Early. Tickets are $20 and up. Call (626) 793-7172 or visit pasadenasymphony-pops.org.
The Pasadena Playhouse District’s free jazz concert series in Vroman’s Courtyard, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, features Little Brazil at 5 p.m. Call (626) 744-0340 or visit playhousedistrict.org.
Brian Elliot and the Backseat Girls (facebook.com/pages/brian-elliot-and-the-backseat-girls) perform an eclectic music menu featuring piano, flute and harmonies with influences ranging from the Andrews Sisters to Patti LaBelle and Sergio Mendez at 6 p.m. at Jax Bar and Grill, 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. No cover. Call (818) 500-1604 or visit jaxbarandgrill.com.
The Pasadena Senior Center’s free Concerts in the Park in Memorial Park, corner of North Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena, features a cappella harmonies and vaudevillian humor by the Perfect Gentlemen at 6 p.m. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.
The Levitt Pavilion free Summer Music Festival in Memorial Park, corner of North Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena, presents a children’s music performance by Birdie’s Playhouse at 7 p.m. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org.
Guitarist and singer Barry “Big B” Brenner (bigbbrenner.com) plays authentic country blues from the Mississippi Delta from 6 to 9 p.m. at Firefly Bistro, 1009 El Centro St., South Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 441-2443 or visit eatatfirefly.com.