Jun
20
Thu
Pasadena Senior Center Presentation on Sun Exposure Danger @ Pasadena Senior Center
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am

Anthem Blue Cross representatives discuss the dangers of sun exposure, at 10 a.m.

Thursday Summer Fun at Norton Simon @ Norton Simon Museum
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Thursday Summer Fun, Gameplay, invites guests to explore games reflected in the collections, then design a puzzle of their own, from 1 to 3 p.m., included in Norton Simon admission of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, free for students, those 18 and under and members.

Thursday Summer Fun at Norton Simon @ Norton Simon Museum
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Thursday Summer Fun, Gameplay, invites guests to explore games reflected in the collections, then design a puzzle of their own, from 1 to 3 p.m., included in Norton Simon admission of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, free for students, those 18 and under and members.

Pasadena Fire Department Meet and Greet, Book Discussion at Hastings Library @ Pasadena Public Library, Hastings Branch
Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm

A Pasadena Fire Department meet-and-greet invites guests to meet the local heroes at 4 p.m. Author Kathleen Vallee Stein discusses her book, “Loving Choices, Peaceful Passing: Why My Family Chose Hospice” at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A session.

Descanso Gardens Music on the Main Jazz Series @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Descanso’s annual Music on the Main live jazz series features piano-driven jazz by Yuko Mabuchi from 6 to 7:30 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.

An Evening at the Monastery @ Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm

“Merton & Me—A Living Trinity” is a one-man show written and presented by Douglas Hertler, exploring the struggles of youth, the complexities of faith and the universal search for meaning in an increasingly chaotic and divided world. It starts at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $35 per person, available on the website.

Jazz at the Blue Guitar @ Arroyo Seco Golf Course
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm

The club at Arroyo Seco Golf Course presents Twanguero at 7 p.m. Tickets are $14 general admission, $20 for table seating, available on the website.

San Gabriel Valley Orchid Hobbyists Meeting @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm

The club hosts and open forum for questions on all things related to orchids, starting at 7 p.m., free and open to the public. Refreshments are included.

Jun
21
Fri
Free Film at Pasadena Senior Center @ Pasadena Senior Center
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm

Free films screen at 1 p.m. on select Fridays. Friday’s film is “My Fellow Americans” (1996).

Summer Solstice Sound Bath at Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Mary Frances Spencer and Gongphoria present Summer Solstice Sound Bath, a sonic vibrational concert featuring symphonic gongs and crystal singing bowls. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Jun
22
Sat
Guided Tour at Norton Simon @ Norton Simon Museum
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A guided tour visits works from the Spanish Golden Age from 1 to 2 p.m. included in Norton Simon admission of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, free for students, those 18 and under and members.

Family Science Fiction Classics at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library, Central Branch
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm

The Family Science Fiction Classics film series screens “Countdown” (1968), about two astronauts vying to be the first American to walk on the moon, starting at 2 p.m.

Living Clutter-Free Workshop at Crowell Public Library @ Crowell Public Library
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm

Tracy McCubbin, of the company dClutterfly, presents a workshop on “Making Space, Clutter Free,” explaining the seven emotional clutter blocks leading to an inability to get rid of them, starting at 2 p.m. Free.

Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm

Jet Tila discusses and signs “101 Epic Dishes: Recipes that Teach You How to Make the Classics Even More Delicious” at 3 p.m.

Pasadena POPS Summer Concert Series @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm

The POPS launches its Sierra Summer Concert Series with music from the Great American Songbook, from Stephen Foster’s “Beautiful Dreamer” to Broadway favorites including “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man” and “Maria,” to music of Frank Sinatra. Michael Feinstein conducts. Guest vocal soloists are Kevin McKidd and Melissa Errico.   Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and up.

Family Evening, Exhibition Opening at the Huntington @ The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A Family Evening event, “Night Owls” invites families to learn about the animals that call the Huntington home, including a tour of the Desert Garden, meet night creatures from the Wildlife Learning Center and explore the Orbit Pavilion at night, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per person, free for kids younger than 5. Register at huntington.org/calendar. A monumental new, site-specific installation, “Tang Qingnia: An Offering to Roots” by artist Tang Qingnian goes on view, featuring full-size prints of five banner paintings, the largest one, 18 feet long, suspended from a framework above the water of the Chinese Garden lake. It continues through May 19, during regular Huntington hours, included in Huntington admission of $29 for adults, $24 for seniors, youth 4 to 11, $13, free for those younger than 4.

Johnny Cash Tribute at Arcadia Performing Arts Center @ Arcadia Performing Arts Center
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm

Tribute artist James Garner and his band faithfully recreate the music of Johnny Cash starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $60.

Master Illusionist Ivan Amodel at the Alex @ Alex Theatre
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm

Master illusionist Ivan Amodel, winner of Penn & Teller’s “Fool Us,” brings his new stage tour, “Secrets & Illusions” to Glendale. It is set on the dark and deserted streets of Paris. Guests seemingly enter the Louvre, where a musical muse escorts them through the galleries, while Amodel uncovers life’s greatest mysteries deep inside priceless works of art, and other illusions. It starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $85.

Vanessa Collier Performs at Big Mama’s @ Big Mama's Rib Shack
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm
Vanessa Collier Performs at Big Mama's @ Big Mama's Rib Shack | Pasadena | California | United States

Acclaimed, soulful blues singer and saxophonist Vanessa Collier (vanessacollier.com) performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at Big Mama’s Rib Shack in Pasadena. Collier is a 2019 Blues Music Awards winner in the instrumental horn category. She is currently nominated in five categories of the 2019 Independent Blues Awards.  Collier is currently in the midst of her 2019 spring and summer “Honey Up” US tour, in support of her recent album of the same name. Tickets are $12, $20 and $50. Visit pasadenablues.com for tickets.

Jun
23
Sun
Taste of Eagle Rock @ Corner of Hill Drive and Eagle Rock Boulevard, Eagle Rock
Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Community service organization The Collaborative Eagle Rock Beautiful (CERB) hosts the event features food, beverages, including beer and wine from various Eagle Rock establishments from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 for adults, $35 for designated drivers, $15 for kids 6 to 12, free for those 5 and younger.