The Blue Guitar at Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena, presents The Quitters with Mark Goldenberg at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 for table seating, available at. blueguitar.club.
The Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, launches Pride Month with “An Evening Among the Roses,” the annual garden party celebrating the contributions of LGBTQ artists, scholars, donors and staff to the institution, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The evening dancing and a performance by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. A VIP reception runs from 6 to 7 p.m. VIP tickets are $165, and main events tickets are $110. Rose Tickets, including two VIP tickets and various perks, are $1,000, available at huntington.org/amongtheroses.
The free Pasadena Playhouse Block Party features live music and performances by more than 20 performance groups, more than 25 interactive exhibits, activities, games and a kids’ zone, a guided tour of the Playhouse District and the theater itself, a ceremony recognizing the Playhouse’s centennial with Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman and Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek, from noon to 10 p.m. at the corner of Colorado Boulevard and El Molino Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 356-7529 or visit playhouseblockparty.org.
The Cellar Sessions music series features opening act Gary Stockdale and a CD release of “Before It’s Too Late” by headliner Karen Tobin, starting with a wine tasting at 3 p.m., followed by music at 3:45 p.m. at Old Oak Cellars Winery, 2620 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. Tickets are $20 in advance, available at cellarsessions.thundertix.com, or
$25 at the door.
The Arboretum Summer Nature Camp offers children weekly, Monday through Friday or single-day sessions, featuring playful exploration of the gardens, with nature-themed arts and science lessons. Full-day sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Weekly cost is $325 for full-day sessions for members, $360 for non-members, and half-day sessions, from 9 a.m. to noon or 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. for $165 per week for members, $180 for non-members. Single-day sessions are $70 for members, $75 for non-members. Call (626) 821-4623 or visit arboretum.org.
J.C. Hyke Songwriter Serenade presents a tribute to Dads, featuring Bliss Hippy, Pat Nason and Tieg Johnson, starting at 7 p.m. at Matt Denny’s Ale House, 145 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. No cover. Visit jchyke.com.
Evenings in the Arroyo are easy, three-mile hikes on level trails along the Arroyo Seco, as hikers learn the natural and human history, and the city of Pasadena’s plan to create a One Arroyo Trail from the city’s northern to southern border. Meet at 6:45 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of June at San Pasqual Stables, 221 San Pasqual Ave., South Pasadena. Free. Visit sierraclub.org/angeles/pasadena.
Descanso Gardens’ Music on the Main jazz concert series features Louie Cruz Beltran from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, included with regular admission of $9 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children 5 to 12, free for those 4 and younger. Call (818) 949-4200 or visit descansogardens.org.