The Blue Guitar, at the Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena, features jazz by Lappitt-Rocha at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 for table seating, available at blueguitar.club.
Take a guided tour of highlights of the Norton Simon Museum’s collections from 6 to 6:45 p.m. and 7 to 7:45 p.m. at 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, included in museum admission of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, free for members, students and those 18 and younger. Call (626) 449-6840 or visit nortonsimon.org.
Historic preservation group Pasadena Heritage hosts a walking tour of the historic Old Pasadena district from 9 to 11 a.m., meeting in Central Park at the corner of Dayton Street and Raymond Avenue. Cost is $18, $15 for members. Call (626) 441-6333 visit pasadenaheritage.org for reservations (required).
The Brand Library and Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale, hosts “Artists Talk to Each Other,” featuring a round table discussion among participating artists of the current “One Year: The Art of Politics in Los Angeles” exhibition, from 4 to 8 p.m., followed by an artist reception and music from a deejay. Free. Visit brandlibrary.org.
Jeff Siger discusses and signs “An Aegean April,” a novel culled from recent headlines, as the Greek island of Lesvos, for centuries an agrarian paradise sees its serenity turn into chaos as boatloads of refugees flee onto its shores from Turkey, starting at 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.
J.C. Hyke Songwriter Serenade celebrates J.C. Hyke’s birthday with Eric Chase, Wild Mountain Mystics, Eddie Cunningham, Barrett Tagliarino, Chauncey Bowers, Ed Tree, Marty Axelrod, Severin Browne, Jimmy Yessian, John Stowers and Jeff Kossack at 7 p.m. at Matt Denny’s Ale House, 145 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Free. Visit jchyke.com.
Brad Colerick’s weekly singer-songwriter series features Robinson & Rohe and Tom Corbett at 7 p.m. at Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena. Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 for table seating, available at wineandsong.com.
Blues rocker Tommy Castro & the Painkillers perform in support of Castro’s new release, “Stompin’ Ground” at The Rose, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena. Doors open at 6 p.m. and Castro performs at 9 p.m. at The Rose, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena. Tickets are $20 to $38. Call (888) 645-5006 or visit roseconcerts.com.