The Blue Guitar presents Louie Cruz Beltran at 7 p.m. at Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena. Tickets are $20, available at blueguitar.club.
Fast Times (fasttimesband.com) plays the hits of the 1980s, including “Living on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi, “I Love Rock and Roll” by Joni Jett, “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield, “Jump” by Van Halen and many others at The Rose, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena. Doors open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $19.50. Call (888) 645-5006 or visit wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com.
Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre stages the AKT Youth Academy production of the Gilbert and Sullivan musical, “The Pirates of Penzance” at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for youth 18 and younger. Call (626) 355-4318 or visit sierramadreplayhouse.org.
Choral ensemble Pasadena Pro Musica performs Haydn’s “The Creation.” A pre-concert talk by Artistic Director Scott Lehmkuhl and Dr. Michael Werner, chief scientist with the Spitzer Space Telescope Program, focuses on the link between the study of the Heavens and the art of music, starting at 3 p.m. The concert runs from 4 to 6 p.m. at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Tickets are $20, free for children younger than 10. A wine reception follows the concert. Call (213) 458-5433 or visit pasadenapromusica.org.
At Forest Lawn—Glendale, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale, Memorial Day activities celebrate the lives and memories of American veterans, with a Marching Through History Exposition, an interactive display of historical artifacts, a presidential proclamation read by veteran and Leadership Pasadena graduate Izzy Barakat and other activities starting at 1 p.m. Free. Call (323) 340-4742 or visit forestlawn.com.
Pasadena Civil War Round Table features Jane Singer discussing her new book, “The War Criminal’s Son: Hidden Stories of the Civil War.” The book explores the saga of the son of the Confederate Winder family, who broke family ties to side with the Union. It starts at 7:15 p.m. at Pasadena Public Library’s Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. Free. Visit pasadenacwrt.org.
Brad Colerick’s weekly Wine & Song Americana Singer/Songwriter Music Series features the Talbott Brothers and Sofia Talvik at 7 p.m. at Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena. Tickets are $14 general admission, $20 for table seating. Visit blueguitar.club.
Music on the Green at The Alhambra, 1000 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra, features rock and country by Jonathan Horton from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free. Call (626) 300-5000 or visit thealhambra.net.