HISTORY OF RESISTANCE

Authors Dr. Christina Swindall and Dr. Gary Stickel discuss “Toypurina: California’s Joan of Arc,” the story of the Native American medicine woman Toypurina (1760-1799) who opposed the rule of colonization by Spanish missionaries in California, starting at 7 p.m. tonight at the Pasadena Public Library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-4066 or visit cityofpasadena.net/library.

ECLECTIC MIX

The Pasadena Public Library’s Allendale Branch presents a concert by the Symphomaniax, performing an eclectic repertoire including baroque, classical and romantic music, plus pop and contemporary favorites, at 2 p.m. Saturday at 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena. Light refreshments will be served. Call (626) 744-7260 or visit cityofpasadena.net/library.

CLASSICAL FIX

German organist Hans Hielscher performs a concert of 19th century European and British composers, along with his own arrangements at 4 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, 500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Free. Voluntary offerings will be taken. Visit fumcpasadena.org.

STUDIOUS MUSIC

The Caltech-Occidental Concert Band, directed by Dr. Glenn D. Price, performs selections from “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff and works by Hesketh, Price and Strauss at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Occidental College’s Thorne Hall, 1600 Campus Road, Eagle Rock. The concert includes the Caltech Flute Choir, Caltech Clarinet Choir and Caltech Trombone Choir. Free. No tickets required. Call (626) 395-3295 or visit bands.caltech.edu.

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