The Blue Guitar presents music performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena. Tonight’s performance features Peter Olstad & the South Pas All-Stars. Admission is $15 for table seating, $10 for general admission. Visit blueguitar.club.
The Arboretum Summer Nights concert series, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, features Streetlight Cadence, performing alternative folk pop. Gates open at 5 p.m. for picnicking, the “Bookworms” storytelling program and children’s crafts. Music starts at 6 p.m. Admission is included with Arboretum admission of $7 for the general public, $4 for children 5 to 12, free for children younger than 5 and members. Call (626) 821-3233 or visit arboretum.org.
Little Candle Productions presents the play “American Home” by Stephanie Alison Walker, the story of a young couple facing eviction when the American housing market collapsed, and an elderly woman who falls prey to a reverse mortgage scam. The play is based on the playwright’s own experience. It opens at 8 p.m. at Fremont Centre Theatre, 1000 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena and continues through Sept. 24. Tickets are $34 for the opening night champagne and dessert gala, $25 thereafter for general admission, $20 for seniors, students and military members. Call (626) 497-8700 or visit littlecandleproductions.com.
The Levitt Pavilion summer concert series features jazz by Billy Mitchell at 7 p.m. at Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org.
T. Jefferson Parker discusses and signs “The Room of White Fire,” a stirring thriller about a private investigator who hunts down a soldier who is deranged by war, dangerous and on the run, at 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.
The final Pasadena Senior Center Concert in the Park of the season features the Great American Swing Band, performing big band, R&B, blues, jazz and Dixieland at 6 p.m. in Memorial Park, corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street, Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.
David Harvey Presents Susan Sheller, Christopher Lockett, Kirsten Proffit and special guest Dylan Brody at 7 p.m. at Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. Admission is $10. Call (626) 798-6236 or visit coffeegallery.com.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, screens the documentary, “Tyrus” by Pamela Tom, highlighting the work of legendary Disney artist Tyrus Wong, who created the unique visual style for the 1942 animated film “Bambi,” starting at 7:30 p.m. Tom introduces the film and answers questions after the screening. Free; visit huntington.org/calendar for reservations (required). Call (626) 405-2100 for general information.