Join us for a Craftsman Beer Dinner with Brewmaster Mark Jilg. Your ticket will include a five-course dinner curated by Gus’s BBQ, paired with five Craftsman beers. Mark Jilg will educate us on tasting notes, style, history and more of every beer.
Seating will be limited. Purchasing advance tickets is advised.
The Center hosts a Medicare resource fair, offering information on the program, related issues and upcoming changes for 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free; no reservations required, but the first 50 people to call and register receive a free box lunch.
Free films screen at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. October films celebrate science fiction. Wednesday’s film is “Outland” (1981).
A gardening talk features Matt-Dell Tufenkian discussing invasion biology, a scientific discipline studying the human transport and introduction of species throughout the world and their health, economic and environmental impacts, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $25.
Learn about the long-term effects of shingles and what you can do to reduce your risk, starting at 10 a.m.
Kids ages 8 to 18 are invited to MATHMania Robotics Freeze Tag Soccer, as young engineers build a robot to meet the new challenge of Freeze Tag Soccer, from 4 to 7 p.m. Call to sign up.
A program exploring the use of complementary and natural therapies for cancer patients runs from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. tonight, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21. Free, but call for reservations.
The documentary “Visual Futurist: The Art & Life of Syd Mead,” directed by Joaquin Montalvan, explores Mead’s life and career, screening from 6 to 8:45 p.m.
Jaime Lowe discusses and signs “Mental: Lithium, Love and Losing My Mind” at 7 p.m.
The Club’s monthly meeting features a discussion of all aspects of orchids, starting at 7 p.m., free and open to the public.
Free films screen at 1 p.m. on select Fridays. Friday’s film is “Casablanca” (1942).
The film “The Devil and Daniel Webster” (1941) starring Walter Huston and James Craig is the story of a hard-working farmer trying to make an honest living, but a run of bad luck tempts him to make a deal with the Devil. After he realizes his mistake, he enlists the aid of orator and politician Daniel Webster to come to his defense. The film runs from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m., included with museum admission of $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, free for members, students and guests 18 and younger.
Carina Chocano discusses and signs “You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks and Other Mixed Messages” at 7 p.m.
Sign up for the next tour of historic Brand Library!
Renowned international tour guide, Joemy Wilson, author of “Coming Up on Your Left:, A Tour Guide’s Guidebook,” will share the fascinating story of the Brand Family and the “Miradero” the historic family home that is now Brand Library.
Joemy will also share information about the renovation and historic restoration that took place between 2012 and 2014.
This tour is free, but RSVPs are required. RSVP online http://www.associatesofbrand.org/events/?event_id1=124.
Tour is limited to 25 people.
Meet at the top of the stairs on the west side of the building and wear comfortable shoes!
Tour generously sponsored and organized by Brand Associates.
The Hastings Associates book sale hosts a book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A guided tour visits works of 18th century French art, from Rococo to revolution, from 1 to 2 p.m., included with museum admission of $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, free for members, students and guests 18 and younger.
In celebration of the publication of the book, “Painting California: Seascapes and Beach Towns” by Skira Rizzoli and Jean Stern, a book signing by Stern and California Art Club CEO Elaine Adams and a painting demonstration by artist Peter Adams start at 1:30 p.m.
Tryouts for the queen of America’s wackiest parade start at 2 p.m. in the American Legion bar. Individuals of all genders, shapes, ages and persuasions are welcome to audition. The event includes live music and general craziness, continuing to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5, free for the first 20 contestants. The parade is scheduled for 11 a.m. Nov. 19 in East Pasadena.
Teens can spend the afternoon at the LV Teen Book Club discussing “A Taste for Monsters” by Matthew Kirby, starting at 3 p.m.
South Pasadena’s fall Arts Crawl, a “Neighborhood Night on the Town” features some 20 venues, including art galleries, with a variety of arts-related activities, including live music, art exhibitions, an art book sale and other free events, from 5 to 9 p.m. Visit the website for a listing of events and locations.