THURSDAY 5.12.16

Conscientious Projector presents the documentary “A People Without a Land,” by Eliyahu and Pennie Ungar-Sargon, a historical overview of the decades-long failure of negotiations to reach a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, starting at 7 p.m. at Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Free. Call (818) 517-8878 or visit

FRIDAY 5.13.16

The Too Marvelous Trio featuring pianist Peter Smith, guitarist John Storie and bassist Alex Frank present the unforgettable music and story of the Nat King Cole Trio at 8 p.m. at Boston Court, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. Tickets are $20 to $30. Call (626) 683-6883 or visit

SATURDAY 5.14.16

The Pasadena Symphony and POPS Music Under the Stars presents conductor Larry Blank with vocalists Katherine Strohmaier, Dale Kristien and Norman Large celebrating music from Broadway, film and the Great American Songbook outside Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena. Festivities start at 5:30 p.m. with a musical instrument petting zoo, pre-concert family fun and gourmet food trucks. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Free. Call (626) 793-7172 or visit 

SUNDAY 5.15.16

The Musical Theatre Guild presents “The Pajama Game,” a 1954 classic from the golden age of musicals, as employees at a pajama factory fight for a raise and management tries to keep it from happening. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Tickets are $45. Call (818) 243-2539 or visit 

MONDAY 5.16.16

The Carnegie Observatories Lecture Series presents “The Secret Lives of Galaxies,” featuring astronomer Katherine Alatalo, Hubble Fellow at the Carnegie Observatories, discussing ways that scientists explore the complex and violent histories of galaxies, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Free; no reservations required. Call (626) 405-2100 or visit 

TUESDAY 5.17.16

An Evening of Poetry and Music features poet and flutist Ciaran Carson reading poetry and playing flute and Deirdre Carson accompanying on violin at 7 p.m. Free. 


Professional actors/narrators read from and sign the new audio release “Grimm’s Fairy Tales,” presented just as the Brothers Grimm originally wrote them, with Scott Brick reading “The White Snake,” Jayne Entwistle reading “Sweet Porridge” and Kirby Heyborne reading “The Frog King” at 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit

THURSDAY 5.19.16

Barry “Big B” Brenner ( plays acoustic Delta blues at 8 p.m. at Griffins of Kinsale, 1007 Mission St., South Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 799-0926 or visit