During Art Night, Pasadena Rose Poets Mel Donalson, Damian Gonzalez, Gerda Govine Ituarte, Carla Sameth and Annette Wong read their works from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Pasadena Public Library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-4066 or visit cityofpasadena.net/library.
MUSIC AND BITES
The free annual Taste of South Lake culinary and music festival invites guests to sample the wares of more than 20 South Lake Avenue restaurants, enjoy live cooking demonstrations by top chefs, listen to live music by popular bands, and partake of an interactive vendor village, a beer, wine and cocktail garden and other family-friendly activities from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 251 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena. Visit southlakeavenue.org.
Jazz Vespers features a performance by trioKAIT, featuring pianist Kait Dunton, bassist Cooper Appelt and drummer Jake Reed at 5 p.m. Sunday at All Saints Church (allsaints-pas.org), 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 583-2725 or email Melissa Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ART AND FUN
One Colorado’s annual Art+Design Open Market, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, features works for purchase by students and alumni of Pasadena City College and ArtCenter College of Design, plus pop-up activities by Vroman’s Bookstore, Flower Pepper Gallery and other organizations, kids’ face painting and live music from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com.