THURSDAY 8/16/18

A Noise Within, 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, presents the musical “Man of La Mancha” by playwright Dale Wasserman, based on “Don Quixote” by Cervantes, a story-within-a-story about a man who is imprisoned during the Spanish Inquisition and acts out stories for the other inmates. Julia Rodriguez-Elliott directs. It opens at 7:30 p.m. and continues through Sept. 9. Tickets are $25 and up. Call (626) 356-3121 or visit for the schedule.

FRIDAY 8/17/18

The Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, presents “CarneyMagic,” featuring John Carney, renowned for his sleight-of-hand performances worldwide, in a unique blend of magic and comedy, starting at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30 general admission, $27 for seniors and $20 for youth 21 and younger. Call (626) 355-4318 or visit

SATURDAY 8/18/18

Pasadena POPS presents “Bernstein’s New York,” a concert celebrating the composer’s 100th birthday with songs including “West Side Story,” “On the Town,” “Candide” and others. Guest vocalists include Julian Ovenden, Ali McGregor and Finn Sagal. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Tickets are $25 and up. Call (626) 793-7172 or visit

SUNDAY 8/19/18

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, presents “Love, Hatred, Passion and Vengeance,” an afternoon of Chinese Kun opera arias and traditional Chinese chamber music performed by the Chinese Kwun Opera Society and Spring Thunder Music Association starts at 2 p.m. Admission is $10. Register at Call (626) 405-2100 for information.

MONDAY 8/20/18

Explorer Pierre Odier discusses Gujarat, India at 7:30 p.m. at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena (  Free, but call (626) 449-3220 to RSVP.

TUESDAY 8/21/18

One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena hosts Trivia Tuesdays every Tuesday, including pop-up bars and prizes, starting with deejay music at 6 p.m. followed by pop culture trivia at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit


Catch the second of two nights of shows by Jeremy Clyde (of Chad & Jeremy) and Kate Taylor (sister of James Taylor) at 8 p.m. at Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. Tickets are $25. Call (626) 798-6236 or visit

THURSDAY 8/23/18

The Music on the Green Summer Concert Series at The Alhambra, 1000 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra features country rock with Jonathan Horton from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free. Call (626) 300-5000 or visit