Rock out to the hits with Steel Rod ( at 10 p.m. Friday at Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, playing a mix of R&B, classic rock, alt rock, metal and other styles. No cover. Call (626) 793-3010 or visit 


The Flintridge Coffeehouse and Bookstore’s Small Business Saturday features guest authors, artists, live music and activities for all ages from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Call (818) 790-0717 or visit Free.


South Pasadena Library Author Night features former LA Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti, discussing “The Big Chair: The Smooth Hops and Bad Bounces from the Inside World of the Acclaimed Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager” at 7 p.m. Monday in the Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena, in conversation with LA Times sports writer Houston Mitchell. Snacks are included. Free. Call (626) 403-7350 or visit


The Chinese-American Film Festival features various short subjects, including “Citizen,” a story of a border patrol officer facing a tough decision as her sister is deported while pregnant, at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Crowell Public Library, 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino. Free. Call (626) 300-0777 or visit