The Caltech Chamber Music Ensembles, directed by Maia Jasper White, performs a series of concerts featuring works by Dvorak, Schumann, Vivaldi, Arensky, Haydn, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Debussy and others starting at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Feb. 2 and 3 p.m. Feb. 4 in Caltech’s Dabney Lounge, 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena. Admission is free; no tickets are required. Call (626) 395-3295 or visit


Master gardener Yvonne Savio presents  a workshop on container gardening, to maximize your garden space when planting vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers, and offering guidelines for the use of seeds and transplants, watering, soil mixes and sun exposure from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Free. No reservations required. Call (626) 405-2100 or visit


Judy Platt

( performs jazz and blues from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Madeline Garden Bistro, 1030 E. Green St., Pasadena (, joined by pianist Jeff Colella and bassist Gabe Davis. No cover.


Museum Free-For-All Day invites guests to visit various museums in the greater LA area free during regular museum hours Sunday. Locally, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Descanso Gardens and Kidspace Children’s Museum are included. Visit for a complete listing of museums.