A free jazz and blues concert features trumpeter Austin Drake and a combo performing from noon to 12:45 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 4 at Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 844-4721 or visit


Jazz vocalist Devyn Rush ( performs at 7 p.m. Friday at Edwin Mills by Equator, 22 Mills Place, Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 564-8656 or visit


Field biologist and marine mammal and seabird expert Bernardo Alps discusses “Antarctic Peninsula: Whales and Landscapes,” about his trip there, along with a shipload of adventurers and whale researchers in March, 2016. It starts at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands (, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Free, but call (626) 449-3220 to RSVP.


The music discussion series “Jazz and Swing from A to Z: The Story of America’s Music,” with Dr. Thom Mason, USC professor emeritus of jazz studies, continues with a discussion of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crowell Public Library, 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino, continuing Tuesdays through Oct. 16. Free. Call (626) 300-0777 or visit