ArtCenter College of Design presents a performance art experience, “Paper Wings III,” a collision of image, body, art, object, fashion and costume by performance artist Sha Sha Higby. The artist creates an underwater scene through undulating lighting effects on white gossamer wings while sounds evoke bird songs. It starts at 7 p.m. in the Williamson Gallery, 1700 Lida St., Pasadena. Free. Call (626) 396-2385 or visit artcenter.edu.
Boston Court Pasadena, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, presents a new music concert by the Lyris Quartet, performing the music of American composer Ben Johnston, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $35. Call (626) 683-6801 or visit bostoncourtpasadena.org.
Caltech presents two Celtic groups as Dublin’s Irish Tenors and the Celtic Ladies join forces to perform Irish classics, opera, pop and jazz starting at 8 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium, Michigan Avenue south of Del Mar Boulevard, Pasadena. Tickets are $39 to $49. Call (626) 395-4652 or visit events.caltech.edu.
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena offers free St. Patrick’s Day activities, including DIY Leprechaun puppet-making for kids, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Cleary Irish Dance performances and lessons from 1 to 1:45 p.m. and a Pasadena Scots bagpipe and drum performance from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Call (626) 564-1066 or visit onecolorado.com.
Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, presents a reading by nominees for the Pushcart Prize for Poetry of the Altadena Poetry Review, featuring Thom Cagle, Stephen Colley, Briony James, Sabrina Kaleta, Mary Torregrossa and Kathabela Wilson, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Call (626) 798-0833 or visit altadenalibrary.org.
J.C. Hyke’s Songwriter Serenade features Sarah Burton, Bum Wagler, The Licata Brothers and Non Duo at 7 p.m. at Matt Denny’s Ale House, 145 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. No cover. Visit jchyke.com.
Wine & Song Americana Singer/Songwriter Music Series features Wild Ponies and Silver Lake 66, with special guest Rob Laufer at 7 p.m. at Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena. Tickets are $12 general admission, $17 for table seating. Visit blueguitar.club.
Child and family services nonprofit Five Acres hosts a tacos and wine mixer to raise awareness for foster youth from 7 to 9 p.m. at SWCA Environmental Consultants, 51 W. Dayton St., Pasadena. Tickets are a suggested donation of $25 each, two for $40. Call (626) 773-3809 or visit 5awinetacos.eventbrite.com.