The Blue Guitar jazz and blues series features Frisson at 7:30 p.m. at the Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena. Cost is $15 for table seating, $10 general admission. Visit blueguitar.club.
The Caltech Players (tacit.caltech.edu) and Extracurricular Players at Caltech present the play “The Ash Girl,” a modern, feminist re-telling of the Cinderella fable, exploring relationships, social pressure and the importance of finding self-confidence. It opens at 8 p.m. Friday and continues at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Aug. 17, 18 and 20 at the Caltech Alumni House, 345 S. Hill Ave., Pasadena. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for students, available at explicit.caltech.edu.
A jazz concert features the Greg Reitan Trio performing original compositions and music by Billy Strayhorn, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and Bill Evans from 5 to 6 p.m. at Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, included with museum admission of $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, free for members, students and guests 18 and younger. Call (626) 449-6840 or visit nortonsimon.org.
The Alarm plays its hits, including “The Stand,” “Strength,” “Three Sevens Cash” and “Sold Me Down the River” at The Rose, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena. Doors open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $24 to $44. Call (888) 645-5006 or visit roseconcerts.com.
The Fred Claire Celebrity Golf Classic at Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale includes a roster of former Major League Baseball players, including Tommy John, Ron Fairly, Orel Hershiser, Jay Johnstone, Wes Parker, Bill Russell, Reggie Smith, Maury Wills and others, starting with check-in at 9 a.m. Single player registration is $1,250. Proceeds benefit City of Hope. Visit cityofhope.org/fred-claire.
The Pasadena Senior Center Concerts in the Park series features the Theater of Vision Productions performance of “Cirque di Sarray,” a fun, fast-paced carnival show, at 6 p.m. in Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut St., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.
Walter Stahr discusses and signs “Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary,” the story of President Abraham Lincoln’s powerful and controversial Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, the man the president entrusted with raising the army that preserved the Union, at 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.
The South Pasadena Library Baseball Night features John SooHoo, official photographer for the LA Dodgers, sharing and discussing his favorite photos, moderated by Mark Langill, official Dodgers historian at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Call (626) 403-7350 or visit southpasadenaca.gov/library.