Mar
2
Sat
“The Glass Menagerie” at A Noise Within @ A Noise Within
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm

The theater company presents its production of the Tennessee Williams classic, “The Glass Menagerie,” opening at 8 p.m. Saturday and continuing through April 26. It’s the story of an innocuous visit from a potential suitor that unsettles the Wingfield family matriarch Amanda, who fiercely protects her adult children from the harshness of others, but doesn’t realize that her own eccentricities are the biggest threat to their psychological survival. Tickets are $25 and up.

Mar
16
Sat
“Stuart Little” at Sierra Madre Playhouse @ Sierra Madre Playhouse
Mar 16 @ 3:00 pm – Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm

The Playhouse presents the fantasy comedy for children, “Stuart Little,” based on the book by E.B. White, the classic tale of a mouse-sized boy, opening at 3 p.m., and continuing through April 27. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for youth 21 and younger.

Mar
23
Sat
“Argonautika” at A Noise Within @ A Noise Within
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm – May 5 @ 2:00 pm

The theater company presents “Argonautika” by playwright and director Mary Zimmerman. It’s a fresh retelling of the Greek myth, “The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts,” in a contemporary setting. The production encompasses humor, love and the unimaginable, revealing the humanity in the most monstrous of creatures. Regular performances begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, continuing through May 5. Tickets are $25 and up.

Apr
10
Wed
“Tiny Beautiful Things” at the Pasadena Playhouse @ Pasadena Playhouse
Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm – May 5 @ 7:00 pm

The play “Tiny Beautiful Things” is the story of Sugar, an online advice columnist who has thousands of fans for her wisdom, honesty and offers of hope. She weaves her own life experiences together with the yearnings of and problems of her readers, creating a beloved column about the essence of being human. It opens at 8 p.m. Wednesday, continuing at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays through May 5. Tickets are $25 and up.

Apr
18
Thu
“Diana of Dobson’s” at Antaeus Theatre Company @ Kiki and David Gindler Performing Arts Center
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm

The company presents the Cicely Hamilton romantic comedy, “Diana of Dobson’s,” opening at 8 p.m. The play, launched in 1908 in London provided theatregoers a romantic comedy that was also illuminating and thought-provoking, upending the Cinderella fable. It’s the story of a highly intelligent Edwardian shop assistant who briefly escaped her life of drudgery, but cannot escape the social and economic strictures that stifle her. The play continues at 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 3. Tickets are $35.

Apr
21
Sun
Pasadena Showcase House of Design @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – May 19 @ 4:00 pm

The house and garden tour, led by a team of prominent designers, raises funds for community music and arts programs in the LA area. The house opens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, continuing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays through May 19. Tickets are $35 to $50.

Apr
25
Thu
Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm

Marc Weingarten, in conversation with Jeff Gordinier, discusses and signs “Thirsty: William Mulholland, California Water and the Real Chinatown” at 7 p.m.

Jazz at the Blue Guitar @ Arroyo Seco Golf Course
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm

The club at Arroyo Seco Golf Course presents the V.R. Smith Group at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission, $17 for table seating, available on the website.

Apr
26
Fri
Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

Daniel Suarez discusses and signs “Delta-v” at 7 p.m.

South Pasadena High School Drama Club Production @ South Pasadena High School
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm

The high school presents “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” based on the Reese Witherspoon film, staged at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for children younger than 12.

Apr
27
Sat
Huntington Spring Plant Sale @ The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm

The Huntington’s annual spring plant sale offers dozens of plants of all time, including water-wise varieties from Southern California, the southwest and Australia, open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for members and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday for all visitors, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday for all visitors. Admission is included in regular Huntington admission of $29 for adults, $24 for students and seniors, $13 for youth ages 4 to 11, free for those younger than 4 and members.

Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair @ Pasadena Central Park
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm

More than 200 artisans offer their one-of-a-kind, handmade craft items, along with live music, DIY activities for guests, craft demonstrations, a photo booth, yoga classes and various activities for all ages. It runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.

Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Apr 27 @ 10:30 am

Antoinette Portis discusses and signs “Hey Water!” at 10:30 a.m.

Guided Tour, Concert at Norton Simon @ Norton Simon Museum
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A guided tour visits works reflecting the spread of Buddhism, from 1 to 2 p.m. A concert, “If These Walls Could Sing: Baroque Music and Romanelli’s Art” features members of the LA Opera exploring the baroque operatic repertoire, including selections from Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas,” from 5 to 6 p.m. Both are included in Norton Simon admission of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, free for students, those 18 and under and members.

Astronomy for Kids at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library, Central Branch
Apr 27 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

In a Neighborhood Science workshop, Astronomy for Kids, appropriate for the whole family, Planetary Society Chief Scientist Bruce Betts and Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan present a fun exploration of the Southern California night sky, with telescopes available for sky viewing and a space trivia contest, from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival and Arts Crawl @ Various locations
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual festival, as numerous acts appear on a dozen stages throughout the festival area, featuring a diverse array of music, including rock, jazz, folk and other styles. This year’s headliner is Gin Blossoms. In addition, guests can visit local merchants, local artisan booths, a beer and wine garden, food from local restaurants and food trucks. A VIP Zone gives guests access to private, reserved areas with cocktail tables at the corner of Mission and Fairview streets. VIP guests also receive goodie bags with gift items and tickets for beer and wine. VIP tickets are $50. The festival runs from 3 to 10 p.m. Admission is free.

Financial Literacy Workshop at La Pintoresca Library @ Pasadena Public Library, La Pintoresca Branch
Apr 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

A financial literacy workshop offers tips on outsmarting investment fraud, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation Fundraiser @ private residence
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm

The organization hosts “PFAR Has Taste,” featuring food from local restaurants, drinks, drawings and live music, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50.

Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra Concert @ Glendale City Church
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

The Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra’s season continues with a 7 p.m. concert. The program features works by Alison Yun-Fei Jiang, Meilina Tsui, George Walker, Anna Pidgorna, Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade and Brahms. Cost is on a pay-what-you-can basis.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Concert @ Alex Theatre
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

An orchestral concert features LACO Music Director Designate Jaime Martín, in his only conducting appearance this season leading the orchestra in works including the West Coast premiere of Bruce Dessner’s “Voy a Dormir,” with mezzo-soprano Kelly O’Connor, and Mozart’s “Requiem,” with the USC Thornton Chamber Singers. It starts at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $28.