This year’s One City, One Story series of events kicks off with Nathalia Holt, author of this year’s selection, “Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars,” sharing her experiences writing the novel, starting at 7 p.m. tonight, May 8, at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Free. No tickets required. Call (626) 744-7076 or visit cityofpasadena.libguides.com/onecityonestory.
The Caltech Orchestra, directed by Allen Robert Gross performs an all-Russian program, featuring works by Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakoff and Shostakovich, starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium, 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena. Featured soloist is violinist Ian Wong. Admission is free and no tickets are required. Call (626) 395-3295 or visit events.caltech.edu.
The Neue World Orchestra, consisting of the finest young musicians, presents its inaugural concert, performing works by Mozart, Saint-Saëns and the world premiere of “Greek Dance” by composer Sarah Wallin Huff, at 1 p.m. Saturday at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Free, but visit nwopmarch10.eventbrite.com for reservations.
Rock like Jamaica with My Reggae Band at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. No cover Call (626) 793-3010 or visit kingsrowpub.com.