In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Fiesta La Pintoresca features rope tricks by Los Hermanos Banuelos Charro and Marshal Ramon Banuelos, along with stories, music, crafts and refreshments at 3:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Pasadena Public Library’s La Pintoresca Branch, 1355 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7268 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net.
Pianist Vicki Ray and her brother, guitarist Scot Ray, perform a free concert of their original music during Art Night Pasadena starting at 6 p.m. Friday at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 683-6801 or visit bostoncourtpasadena.org.
VOICES OF DEFIANCE
A group of authors discuss and sign the compilation, “Nevertheless, We Persisted: 48 Voices of Defiance, Strength and Courage,” including actors, activists, athletes, politicians, writers and teens who were held back because of race, gender or sexual identity at 7 p.m. Friday at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.
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, closes with a discussion of jazz and swing today, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crowell Public Library, 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino. Free. Call (626) 300-0777 or visit crowellpubliclibrary.org.