The exhibition “The Sweetness of Life: Three 18th Century French Paintings from the Frick Collection” features visions of contemporary life and fashion, by Francois Boucher, Jean-Siméon Chardin and Jean-Baptiste Greuze, on view Friday and continues through Sept. 9 during regular museum hours. Admission is included in Norton Simon admission of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, free for students, those 18 and under and members.
The Pasadena Chalk Festival features dozens of chalk artists from around the country creating beautiful, temporary artworks on the sidewalks of the facility. Features include the Chalk of Fame display of movie posters from the past, done in chalk, a kids’ area where they can create their own art, Animation Alley featuring animation art and animators creating works, an art gallery, silent auction, live music and other attractions. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. In addition, the annual Pasadena Police Department classic car show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday on the Green Street side of the Paseo. Admission to all events is free.
Guests can enjoy a Father’s Day barbecue, with slow-cooked ribs, spice-rubbed brisket, grilled chicken, sides and beer from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Patio Grill, included in Huntington admission of $29 for adults, $24 for seniors, youth 4 to 11, $13, free for those younger than 4.
The Playhouse presents the musical, “Dames at Sea,” a story about a woman who arrives on Broadway from Utah. She is cast in the chorus of a show, but the theater soon closes. Her songwriting, sailor boyfriend persuades the captain of his ship to allow the show to move on deck. It opens at 8 p.m. Saturday and continues at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through July 21. Tickets are $25 to $45.
Makoto Fujimura, Director of the Culture Care Initiative at Fuller’s Brehm Center speaks at the Rector’s Forum at 10:15 a.m.
A day of international music and martial arts includes Hawaiian hula and slack key guitar performances, African djembe drumming, dancing, Brazilian music, Indian Bollywood dance and other music, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Food trucks will be on-site.
A Father’s Day magic show features master illusionist Gary Peterson’s Las Vegas-style performance in a fundraiser for the Arcadia High School Stagecraft department. Performances run from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $50.
MUSE/IQUE presents “Swinging/Stars,” in a program celebrating the cosmos and its inspiration for those creating music down through history. The concert, which was rescheduled from May 19, ranges from works by Debussy and Bach to David Bowie and Chuck Berry. Mingling starts at 7 p.m., and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $70.
Dorinne Kay Kondo, in conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen, discusses and signs “Worldmaking: Race, Performance and the Work of Creativity” at 7 p.m.
The Off the Page series of staged play readings features “Book of Days” by Lanford Wilson, the story of a violent death in a small Missouri town, forcing residents to reconsider the truths they thought they knew. It starts at 7 p.m. A $5 donation is suggested.
Electronic waste day lets guests drop off items from televisions to smart phones for free in an environmentally responsible manner, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Descanso’s annual World Rhythms world music series launches with Mariachi Divas from 6 to 7 p.m., included in Descanso admission of $9 general admission, $6 for students and seniors, $4 for children 5 to 12, free for those 4 and younger.
Charles Fishman discusses and signs “One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission that Flew Us to the Moon” at 7 p.m.
Guests are invited to perform chair yoga to improve balance, strength and confidence through gentle exercises, starting at 1 p.m.
Free films screen at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Wednesday’s film is “Influenza 1918” (2005).
June Wine Wednesdays feature wine flights hosted by Sage Vegan Bistro & Brewery through June 26. Guests can enjoy live music in the courtyard, all starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s event features Prosecco cocktails, mimosas, Bellini’s and spritzers for $6 per glass. Live music is by HodgepodgeLA. The music is free. Check in at the courtyard bar by 6:15 p.m. for tickets.
B.A. Shapiro discusses and signs “The Collector’s Apprentice” at 7 p.m.
Brad Colerick’s weekly music series features Ben de la Cour and Lindsay Tomasic & Mark Goldenberg at 7 p.m. Tickets are $13 general admission, $18 for table seating.
The Playhouse launches its series of classic movie musical screenings with “42nd Street” (1933), starting at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 per film, or $30 for the package of four.