Pasadena Senior Center Summer Concert Series @ Pasadena Senior Center
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm

The Center’s free summer concert series features Lisa Haley and the Zydekats at 6 p.m.

Mastering the Fear of Cancer at Cancer Support Community @ Cancer Support Community
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Dr. Shani Fox discusses how cancer patients can master their fear of the disease, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free, but call for reservations.

“Kalamazoo” at Sierra Madre Playhouse @ Sierra Madre Playhouse
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm

A free, staged reading of the romantic comedy “Kalamazoo” by Michelle Kholos Brooks and Kelly Younger starts at 7 p.m., the story of Peg and Irv, two quirky but endearing baby boomers venturing into the world of modern dating. No reservations are required.

India Discussion at Distant Lands @ Distant Lands
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm

Explorer Pierre Odier discusses Gujarat, India at 7:30 p.m. Free, but call to RSVP.

Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm

John Larison discusses and signs “Whiskey When We’re Dry” at 7 p.m.

Wine and Song Singer/Songwriter Series @ Arroyo Seco Golf Course
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm

Brad Colerick’s weekly singer-songwriter series features the Sweet Potatoes and Buddy Mondlock at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 for table seating, available on the website.

End-of-Life Planning Discussion at Pasadena Senior Center @ Pasadena Senior Center
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am

Forest Lawn presents information on end-of-life planning, so that surviving loved ones can maneuver through emotional and financial hurdles presented by death, starting at 10 a.m. Free.

Music on the Green Summer Concert Series @ The Alhambra
Aug 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

The free concert series continues with rock and country by Jonathan Horton from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm

Pablo Cartaya, in conversation with Lilliam Rivera discusses and signs “Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish” at 6:30 p.m.

Joshua Hagler Discussion at Brand Library and Art Center @ Brand Library & Art Center
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Artist Joshua Hagler, whose painting exhibition “The River Lethe” is currently on view at the library discusses his current work with lecturer Ignacio Valero at 7 p.m. Free.

Live Music at One Colorado @ One Colorado
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm

One Colorado’s free summer music series features vocalist and songwriter Korey Dane at 7 p.m.

Peter Harper Performs at Noor @ Noor
Aug 23 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Singer/songwriter Peter Harper launches his monthly residency tonight at Noor, performing one Thursday a month through December. He combines genres into his original music, inspired by 1950s and ‘60s soul and classic 1960s and ‘70s songwriters. It runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $8. Visit

Free Film, MUSE/IQUE Discussion at Pasadena Senior Center @ Pasadena Senior Center
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm

Free film matinees screen at 1 p.m. on select Fridays. Friday’s film is “Downsizing” (2017). MUSE/IQUE artists discuss the upcoming final concert of the summer series, “US/Routes” starting at 3:30 p.m. The first 16 people to sign up for the discussion receve complimentary tickets for the orchestra’s Saturday concert at the Huntington.

Classic Car Night at Lake Avenue Church @ Lake Avenue Church
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Classic Car Night features vintage, classic and exotic cars and newer model sports cars, live music and burgers from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted to cover the cost of food.

Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association Dance @ Paseo Colorado
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Association’s free Friday night dance series finale features salsa night with the Susie Handsen Latin Band, starting with a free swing dance lesson at 7 p.m. followed by live music from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Westfield Santa Anita Food Crawl @ Westfield Santa Anita
Aug 25 @ 9:30 am

This month’s tour, “Brunch Munch” visits favorite Westfield Santa Anita brunch locations, and  includes mimosas. Guests of all ages are welcome, but must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. Cost is $59 per person. Meet at 9:30 a.m. in front of Din Tai Fung Restaurant.

Experience Pacifica @ Pacifica Graduate Institute
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Experience Pacifica is a one-day introduction to Pacifica’s graduate degree programs in Depth Psychology, Humanities and Mythological Studies. Attendees will learn about Pacifica’s unique interdisciplinary graduate degree programs, hear from students and alumni about their experiences and career outcomes, explore the grounds of the campus and learn more about the admissions process and financial aid. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The $35 registration fee includes all of the day’s activities and lunch.

Hypertufa Pot Making Workshop at the Arboretum @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Steve Gerischer leads a workshop on making hypertufa plant pots from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $40, or $30 for members.

Guided Tour, Indian Music Concert at Norton Simon @ Norton Simon Museum
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A guided tour featuring verbal descriptions for the visually impaired runs from 1 to 2 p.m. Kamaljeet Ahluwalia plays the santoor, a hammered dulcimer from Kashmir, and Jas Ahluwalia plays tabla, a North Indian drum in “I See You, I Hear You” from 5 to 6 p.m. Both are included in regular museum admission of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, free for members, students and those 18 and younger.

“War of the Worlds” Screening @ Pasadena Public Library, Central Branch
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm

In conjunction with the Pasadena Museum of History’s exhibition, “Dreaming the Universe,” the library screens the 1953 classic “War of the Worlds,” based on the H.G. Wells story at 2 p.m. Free.