By John Sollenberger 08/28/2014
The Salty Suites (saltysuites.com) performs new American roots music, with opening act the Licata Brothers (thelicatabrothers.com) performing vintage folk, at 8 p.m. at Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. Tickets are $18. Call (626) 798-6236 for tickets and visit coffeegallery.com for information.
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, presents an eclectic, modern music concert with XL Middleton featuring Moniquea, Brian Ellis’ Reflection, Egyptian Lover and Smoota at 7 p.m. Admission is $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Call (323) 226-1617 or visit cfaer.org.
The Quarter Moon Review monthly concert series at Throop Unitarian Universalist Church, 300 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, features psychedelic California country-rock band I See Hawks in LA (iseehawks.com) and singer-songwriter Dave Morrison at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 and includes dinner and refreshments. Call (626) 795-8625 or visit throopuuchurch.org.
The Pasadena Playhouse Association District Jazz Concert Series concludes with a free performance by Grey Beret from 5 to 7 p.m. at Vroman’s courtyard, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-0340 or visit playhousedistrict.org.
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, presents “Boddy’s Big Backyard,” with the Boddy and Descanso History Walk at 10 a.m. followed by music by the Rocky Neck Bluegrass Band from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests can bring picnics and barbecue items will be available for purchase. Admission is 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.
The Pasadena Senior Center Concerts in the Park series concludes with the Great American Swing Band at 6 p.m. in Memorial Park, corner of North Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. Guests can bring picnics or purchase barbecue at the snack bar. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.
Brad Colerick’s Wine & Song concert series presents folk singer-songwriter Angelo M. and the Wicked Saints at 7 p.m. at Firefly Bistro, 1009 El Centro St., South Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 441-2443 or visit wineandsong.com.
Take a guided tour of the historic Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, visiting areas rarely available to the public at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Tickets are $17.50 for adults, $14.50 for children, seniors, students and military members. Call (626) 275-2714 or visit rosebowlstadium.com for tickets and information.