SONGS OF TRIUMPH
A Clazzical Notes concert “Triumph of the Human Spirit: Music and the African American Experience” features music from spirituals and Broadway to jazz and spoken word starting at 7 p.m. Friday at Lineage Performing Arts Center, 89 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena. Free. Visit clazzicalnotes.com.
In honor of Black History Month, the Baseball Reliquary and the Pasadena Public Library La Pintoresca Branch, present a lecture and slide presentation, “From Monarchs to Barons: The Legacy of the Negro Leagues,” by author, filmmaker and photographer Byron Motley starting at 2 p.m. Saturday. Folk singer Ross Altman will perform “The Ballad of Jackie Robinson” and “Civil Rights and Baseball.” Call (626) 744-7268 or visit cityofpasadena.net/library.
IRONIC HISTORY LESSON
In conjunction with the current production of “Nothing Is the Same,” the Sierra Madre Playhouse hosts a free tour of Sierra Madre Elementary School’s Japanese Goodwill Garden starting at 1 p.m. Sunday at 141 W. Highland Ave., Sierra Madre. When the school was built in the early 1930s, Sierra Madre’s large Japanese community created the garden to thank the city for welcoming their children. Call (626) 355-4318 or visit sierramadreplayhouse.org.
An LA Opera talk discusses “Orpheus and Eurydice” at 1 p.m. Monday at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.