The Blue Guitar at Arroyo Seco Golf Course presents Mark Goldenberg, Adam Levy and Frank Potenza at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 for table seating, available at blueguitar.club.
A speakeasy-themed cocktail party, “Putting on the Ritz with the Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood,” presented by the Pasadena Museum of History and celebrating the late actress Barbara La Marr (1896-1926) features live jazz by the John Reynolds Trio, adult beverages and appetizers starting at 6 p.m. at the Shakespeare Club, 171 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena. Tickets are $25 general public, $20 for Museum members. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling (800) 838-3006 or visiting barbaralamarr.brownpapertickets.com.
The Reduced Shakespeare Company presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (revised),” an irreverent romp through all 37 of the Bard’s plays in 97 minutes, starting at 8 p.m. in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium, 332 S. Wilson Ave., Pasadena. Tickets are $10 to $49. Call (626) 395-4652 or visit events.caltech.edu.
“Laugh 4 A Cause: Maz Jobrani and Friends” is a fundraiser for the Adventist Health Glendale Cancer Care Guild, featuring Jobrani, K-von, Don Friesen and Lory Tatoulian starting at 6 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Tickets are $25 to $100. Call (818) 243-2539 or visit alextheatre.org.
The Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, presents a free staged reading of “The Whipping Man” by Matthew Lopez at 7 p.m. This is the story of a wounded Jewish Confederate veteran returning home following the Civil War. His home is in ruins, but two former slaves are still living there. During the Passover holiday they struggle with their shared past and the irony of a Jewish slave owner returning home to new post-war realities. Call (626) 355-4318 or visit sierramadreplayhouse.org.
The Civil War Round Table features historian Ronald C. White, author of biographies of Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, discussing “Ulysses S. Grant: A New Vision of American Leadership,” an examination of Grant’s leadership abilities, resuscitating Grant’s image during the war and his presidency, after the former general became the target of numerous personal attacks. It starts at 7:15 p.m. at the Pasadena Public Library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, free and open to the public. Visit pasadenacwrt.org.
Basia Terzetrzelewska performs her global fusion of jazz, pop, Brazilian, Latin and R&B at The Rose, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena. Doors open at 6 p.m. and Terzetrzelewska starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $24 to $48. Call (888) 645-5006 or visit wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com.
Jeff Dale & the South Woodlawners (jeffdaleblues.com) play rocking Chicago blues, starting at 8 p.m. at The Mixx, 443 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 500-0021 or visit themixxpasadena.com.