The Blue Guitar presents Mark Hatch & Group 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena. Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 for table seating, available at blueguitar.club.
The USC Collaborative Alumni concert features USC graduates of vocal performance and music composition performing works that premiered at Boston Court over the past eight years, along with more recent compositions, starting at 8 p.m. at Boston Court, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. Tickets are $30 general admission, $25 for seniors. Call (626) 683-6801 or visit bostoncourt.com.
Jazz and blues vocalist Barbara Morrison stars in the award-winning musical, “I Wanna Be Loved,” the story of Dinah Washington, “Queen of the Blues” in the 1950s, starting at 7 p.m. in Pasadena City College’s Sexton Hall, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Admission is $35 in advance, $45 at the door. Call (310) 462-1439 or visit barbaramorrison.com for reservations.
A Noise Within presents “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, the story of an African-American family in Chicago in pre-civil rights-era America, whose unexpected windfall offers them a life-changing option. It opens at 2 p.m. Sunday at 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, and continues through April 8. Tickets are $25 and up. Call (626) 356-3100 or visit anoisewithin.org for show times and dates.
The Sierra Madre Playhouse’s “Off the Page” series of free staged readings features “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon-Marigolds” by Paul Zindel, the story of an acid-tongued single mother whose daughter undertakes a gamma ray experiment with marigolds that wins a prize and brings unexpected consequences. It starts at 7 p.m. at 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 355-4318 or visit sierramadreplayhouse.org.
Test your wits, have fun and win prizes during Action Trivia night at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Sundays at T. Boyle’s Tavern, 37 N. Catalina Ave., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 578-0957 or visit tboylestavern.com.
Ron Velasco leads a class in character design for storytelling from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and continuing Wednesdays through May 2 at Pop Secret Gallery, 5119 Eagle Rock Blvd., Eagle Rock. Cost is $499. Call (800) 799-6368 or visit si-la.org/classes.
Get ready for spring gardening and learn what to plant now to enjoy through summer in a class led by Yvonne Savio from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Cost is $25. Call (626) 821-4623 or visit arboretum.org.