The Blue Guitar at Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena, hosts music performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Tonight’s show features the Hank Mehren Trio. Admission is $15 for table seating, $10 general admission. Visit blueguitar.club.
Boston Court’s Fall Music Series presents jazz by the Jennifer Leitham Trio at 8 p.m.
at 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, $20 for students. Call (626) 683-6801 or visit bostoncourt.com.
Regular performances of Parson’s Nose Theater’s season-opening play “The Government Inspector” by Nikolai Gogol, a satirical comedy about an identity swap set in Russia in the first half of the 19th century, open at 8 p.m. at 95 N. Marengo Ave., Pasadena. It continues at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 12. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for students. Call (626) 403-7667 or visit parsonsnose.com.
Friends of the South Pasadena Library presents a Restoration Concert featuring the New Hollywood String Quartet performing works by Beethoven, Bernard Herrmann and Schumann starting at 4 p.m. at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Tickets are $20 at the door. Visit southpasadenaca.gov/library.
The Sierra Madre Playhouse presents a free staged reading of Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers,” a story about a mentally challenged woman who lives with her mother and her
two nephews, at 7 p.m. at 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Call (626) 355-4318 or
United Nations Association Pasadena hosts the annual United Nations Day celebration
featuring Zephanii N. Smith of the UN Association’s national office discussing the organization’s national theme, “Global Goals, Local Leaders,” from 7 to 9 p.m. at Villa del Sol d’Oro, 675 W. Highland Ave., Sierra Madre. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments are included. Visit unapasadena.org.
Ed Asner and Ed Weinberg discuss and sign “The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs” at
7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or
The Altadena Historical Society celebrates the upcoming launch of its Mount Lowe website with a fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Mount Lowe Brewing Company, 150 E. St. Joseph St., Arcadia. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of the day’s proceeds to the society. The society hosts a free public opening of the website Nov. 4. Call (626) 797-8016 or visit facebook.com/altadenahistoricalsociety.