The Alex Film Society presents “Hollywood Scares,” a trivia game show hosted by actor and filmmaker Frank Dietz, featuring a celebrity panel including actors Brian Howe and Ken Daly, stand-up comedian Matt Weinhold and Bob Burns at 7:30 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. He game is followed by the film “Brides of Dracula.” Tickets are $16 general admission, $12 for seniors, students and kids, $11 for Society members. Visit alexfilmsociety.org.
The Pasadena Education Network hosts its annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament at 6:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks and poker chips are included in the $50 ticket price. Re-buys are permitted during the first hour and blackjack is available following poker play. Prizes are awarded to the top 10 finishers. An optional light dinner is available for purchase. Visit penfamilies.org.
The Pasadena Senior Center hosts its annual Zest gala, an elegant, fun-filled evening starting with a 5 p.m. reception and a silent auction, and an opportunity drawing for two tickets to the musical “Hamilton” at the Pantages Theater, followed at 6 p.m. by dinner and the program. Akila Gibbs, Pasadena Senior Center executive director, serves as emcee. Tickets are $200. Proceeds benefit the Center’s programs. For tickets call (626) 685-6756 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Location is provided with ticket purchase.
Boston Court Performing Arts Center Fall Music Series features the LA Jewish Symphony Chamber players with Noreen Green performing traditional Klezmer music and works of classical composers who borrowed folk idioms for their compositions, including Prokofiev, Glick, Clearfield, Chajes and others, starting at 7 p.m. at 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $20 for students. Call (626) 683-6801 or visit bostoncourt.com.
Matt Harry discusses and signs “Sorcery for Beginners: A Simple Help Guide to a Challenging and Arcane Art” at 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.
T. Boyle’s Tavern, 37 N. Catalina Ave., Pasadena hosts Action Trivia at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Sundays. Test your brain and have fun. Admission is free. Call (626) 578-0957 or visit tboylestavern.com.
Union Station Homeless Services hosts “A Night of Magic,” the organization’s annual benefit featuring LA’s top magical talent, including Mike Caveney, Chef Anton, Johnny Ace Palmer and Tina Lenert, and an inspiring testimonial from a formerly homeless program alumnus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at The Rose, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena. Tickets are $65. Call (626) 240-4550 or visit unionstationhs.org.
Circus Vargas comes to town with a new animal-free, retro-futuristic production called “Steam Cirque,” as children of all ages marvel at the wacky and wonderful cast of characters that come alive in a science fiction-inspired circus odyssey starting at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and continuing through Nov. 13 at Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Tickets are $17 to $72. Show times vary. Call (877) 468-3861 or visit circusvargas.com.