Historian Michael Logan lectures on “Uncovering History in Pasadena’s Busch Gardens” from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Maranatha High School, 169 S. St. John Ave., Pasadena, discussing the winter home that Adolphus Busch and his wife Lily bought on Orange Grove Boulevard in 1904. Tickets are $22, $18 for members in advance, or $25 for everyone today. Call Pasadena Heritage at (626) 441-6333 or visit pasadenaheritage.org.
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra “In Focus” series, “Folk & Lyricism” is curated by Concertmaster Margaret Batjer in a Hungarian-influenced program. Works include those by Prokofiev, Bartok, Barber and Peter Knell. It starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Tickets are $49 and up. Call (213) 622-7001 or visit laco.org.
Arcadia Performing Arts Center, 188 Campus Drive, Arcadia, presents beloved American singer and two-time Grammy Award winner Jack Jones performing from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $80. Call (626) 821-1781 or visit arcadiapaf.org.
MUSE/IQUE orchestra performs a concert of improvisation, “Unrestrained/Refrains,” led by Rachael Worby and featuring violinist and vocalist Charles Yang and renowned dancer Savion Glover. Doors open at 6 p.m. for mingling and dining, and the concert starts at 7 p.m. in the former Pasadena Museum of California Art’s Kosmic Krylon Garage, 490 E. Union St., Pasadena. Tickets are $70. Call (626) 539-7085 or visit muse-ique.org.
The Carnegie Astronomy Lecture Series explores a new tool to map entire galaxies, featuring Rosalie McGurk, fellow in instrumentation at Carnegie Observatories discussing how she is using the latest technology to build a new instrument for the Observatories’ Magellan Telescopes, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Free, but visit huntington.org/calendar for reservations. Call (626) 304-0250 for information about Carnegie Observatories.
J.C. Hyke’s Songwriter Serenade features Americana music with Carrie Wade, Britta Lee Shain, Jordan Sollitto, Ed Tree and Ann-Marita at 7 p.m. at Matt Denny’s Ale House, 145 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. No cover. Visit jchyke.com.
Fiber artist Connie Roham leads “Textile Art: Printing and Painting” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, continuing Wednesdays through May 8, open to artists 16 and older of all styles and skill levels. Course cost is $275 per student. Call (323) 561-3044 or visit cfaer.org.
Corky Hale discusses and signs “Corky Hale—Uncorked!: A Life of Music, Marriage and Making a Difference,” the story of the jazz harpist, pianist, vocalist, pioneering social activist and philanthropist, at 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.