THURSDAY 8.17.17

John SooHoo, official photographer for the LA Dodgers, shares and discusses his favorite photos, moderated by Mark Langill, official Dodgers historian, at 6:30 p.m. in the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 403-7350 or visit

FRIDAY 8.18.17

Catch a performance of “Shout, Sister, Shout!,” a world-premiere musical about the life and music of legendary gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe, before it closes Sunday at the Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Tickets are $25 to $115. Call (626) 356-7529 or visit

SATURDAY 8.19.17

The Pasadena POPS presents “Gershwin & Friends,” featuring favorites including “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “I Got Rhythm” and “Embraceable You,” plus works by Kern, Bernstein and Copland. Michael Feinstein conducts. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Tickets are $25 and up. Call (626) 793-7172 or visit

SUNDAY 8.20.17

During Soulful Sunday Brunch at The Rose, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena, enjoy a live Motown-style band, gospel choir and mouthwatering brunch from $29 to $58. The $18.50 general admission does not include brunch. Brunch starts at 10 a.m. and music starts at 11 a.m. Call (888) 645-5006 or visit

MONDAY 8.21.17

An LA Opera community educator discusses Georges Bizet’s dramatic opera “Carmen” at 1 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit

TUESDAY 8.22.17

J.C. Hyke’s Songwriter Serenade features Marika Gerrard, Michael McEwan, Pat Nason, Durbeyfield and Lisa Sanders at 7 p.m. at Matt Denny’s Ale House, 145 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Free. Visit


Glendale Arts and the Unpops Podcast Network present a free Unpops Comedy in the Courtyard performance featuring headliner Mo Mandel (“Modern Family,” “Two Broke Girls”), with Leah Kayajanian, Jeff May, Caitlin Cut and Quincy Johnson, hosted by Adam Tod Brown (“Unpopular Opinion,” “Vice,” “Uproxx,” “Cracked”) at 7:30 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Reservations are suggested, and donations are encouraged. Call (818) 243-2539 or visit

THURSDAY 8.24.17

Comedian Paula Poundstone discusses and signs “The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness,” searches for the elusive commodity with a get-happy hypothesis in each chapter of her data-driven story, at 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit