Feb. 21–27

EDITOR’S PICK

The Abba Show: Abba Tribute at The Rose, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m. (245 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101). The ABBA Show has played these prestigious venues: The 02 Arena, The Queen’s Jubillee Concert, London Civic Hall, Glastonbury Festival, Wembley Arena, Theater Royal, Windsor, England and New Year’s Eve for the City of Dubai. Tickets range from $19.50 to $26.50. For more information, click here.

Feb. 21

Haunted Los Angeles: Separating the Facts and Fables with Craig Owens at Diehi Marcus & Company on from 8:30–11 p.m. (4707 Fountain Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029). Craig Owens, author of “Haunted by History Vol. 1” will be at L.A.’s DM & Co. for an all new presentation of Haunted Los Angeles. Tickets are $15. For more information, click here.

Diana Rein at Arcadia Blues Club from 7–11:30 p.m. (16 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006). With her sultry and powerful vocals reminiscent of Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt, songs that evoke an emotional response and a guitar style that has been compared to the likes of BB King with the tone of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rein is becoming the quintessential blues musician. Tickets are $10. For more information, click here.

Self-defense Class at Arcadia County Park at 6:45 p.m. (405 S. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006). Learn to protect yourself in this 3-hour class. The first class is free. For more information, click here.

Aura Reading at Body and Brain Yoga from noon–4 p.m. in 30-minute intervals (250 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101). According to the event description, “At any given time, your aura emits a mixture of colors and light, and each of these shades says a lot about how you are currently feeling.” The reading is free. For more information, click here.

Temple City Camellia Festival at Temple City Park, Feb. 21 from 4–10 p.m., Feb. 22 from 11 a.m.–11 p.m., and Feb. 23 from noon–8 p.m. (5939 Golden West Ave., Temple City, CA 91780). The festival features rides, games, food and entertainment for the family. There is no fee to enter. For more information, click here.

Feb. 22

Ben Rice at Arcadia Blues Club from 7–11:30 p.m. (16 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006). Rice’s guitar playing earns labels like “fearless,” “inventive” and “powerful,” and he routinely brings audiences to their feet with his emotionally honest vocal delivery. Tickets are $15. For more information, click here.

Free Low Vision Seminar – Macular Degeneration, Research & Resources at Pasadena Senior Center from 9 a.m.–noon (85 E. Holly St., Pasadena, CA 91103). Dr. Linda Lam, vitreoretinal surgeon at USC Keck School of Medicine, will present. There will also be technology resource fair. Registration is free. For more information, click here.

Survival in the Wild: Map and Compass Navigation at Eaton Canyon Nature Center from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107). Learn to read a map and use a compass. Registration is free. For more information, click here.

Downtown LA Beer and Music Festival at Pershing Square from 5–9 p.m. (500 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90013). There will be two stages of entertainment and unlimited samples of over 60 craft beers, ciders, and more. There will be food trucks, games, and the Faygo DJ Party Pit. Tickets cost $48. For more information, click here.

Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival at The Complex Hollywood, Feb. 22-23 (6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038). The event celebrates independent films that embrace diversity of gender and cultural perspectives, and accepts differences to promote understanding and empathy. A one-day pass costs $15. The VIP Festival Pass costs $30. For more information, click here.

East Side Hot Club Presents Gypsy Jazz Jam at Pacific Plate Brewing Co. from 4–7 p.m. (1999 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Join the San Gabriel Valley’s own East Side Hot Club for an afternoon jam playing the music of Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli and the Hot Club of France. There is no cover charge. For more information, click here.

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market at Fairplex, Feb. 22 from 9–4 p.m. and Feb. 23 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. (1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768). Over 100 vintage and handmade vendors will be selling all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade. General admission is $8 at the gate. For more information, click here.

Feb. 23

Women’s Self Defense Class at Anytime Fitness Pasadena from 4–6 p.m. (600 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101). This is a 2-hour self-defense class for women that will be taught by Anytime Fitness Pasadena’s boxing director. Tickets cost $30. For more information, click here.

Paint & Beer Class at Over Town Brewing Co. from 2–4 p.m. (227 W. Maple Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). This is an adult paint and beer 2-hour class where you get a canvas, supplies and one drink included in the cost. Tickets cost $35. For more information, click here.

Women and Wealth Brunch at Pasadena Financial Center from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. (1460 N. Lake Ave. #105, Pasadena, CA 91104). Learn strategies to help you manage your money. Registration is free. For more information, click here.

Making Marmalade at Urban Homestead from 2–4 p.m. (631 Cypress Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103). Learn how to turn citrus into mouthwatering jars of marmalade without pectin. Tickets cost $45. For more information, click here.

Carl Matthes: Piano Master Class at Pasadena Conservatory of Music at 2 p.m. (100 N. Hill Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106). Carl Matthes has performed as a soloist with orchestras in Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the Seattle Center Coliseum, and the San Francisco Opera House. Attendance is free and open to the public, but participation is determined by audition. For more information, click here.

Smorgasburg LA at Row DTLA 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (777 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90021). Eat and shop to your heart’s desire at this weekly open-air food market.  Smorgasburg is free to attend and open to all ages. For more information, click here.

Feb. 24

Gut Health Class at Body and Brain Yoga from 10–11 a.m. and from 6–7 p.m. (250 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101). The class combines abdominal exercises with meridian stretches and core energy breathing postures. The class includes deep stretching, core breathing, relaxation and meditation. Each class costs $10. For more information, click here.

“Animation Outlaws” Screening with Kat Alioshin Los Angeles Times Media Center at ArtCenter College of Design from 7–10 p.m. (1700 Lida St., Pasadena, CA 91103). “Animation Outlaws” is a new documentary that tells animation legends Spike and Mike’s story through the voices of the legendary directors that they impacted: Tim Burton, Pete Docter, Nick Park, Peter Lord, Everett Peck, Bruno Bozzetto, Andrew Stanton, as well as many others. Even “Weird Al” Yankovic shows up in this doc. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.

Feb. 25

Fresh Pasta Making 101 at Sauté Culinary Academy from 6–9 p.m. (150 Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, 91016). Learn how to make fresh pasta from scratch and turn those noodles into Italian classic, accompanies by sauces like fresh pesto, alio olio and sauce carbonara. Classes cost $75. For more information, click here.

Mardi Gras Madness at 1881 Bar from 7:30–11:30 p.m. (1881 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104). The event will feature music by DJ Cory, beads & feathers, a silent auction benefitting Planned Parenthood Advocates Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley. Ther is no cover charge. For more information, click here.

Feb. 26

Carnegie at PCC — Hubble’s Troublesome Constant at Pasadena City College from 6:30–7 p.m. (Crevelling Lounge in CC building, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106). Dr. Chris Burns, research associate at Carnegie Observatories, will cover the history of Hubble’s troublesome Constant, fundamental quantity that sets the scale for the size and age of the entire cosmos. Registration is free. For more information, click here.

Finding the Right Franchise at East LA Entrepreneur Center from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (4716 E. Cesar E Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90022). This workshop is given by Laura Olguin from The Franchise Consulting Company. Learn the basics to open a franchise, what you need, how to look for one, and more. This event is free. For more information, click here.

Michelle Buteau at The Ice House at 8 p.m. (24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106). Buteau can be seen in the Netflix movie “Always Be My Maybe” with Ali Wong and in the upcoming “Tales of the City” series. Tickets cost $20. For more information, click here.

Vesuvius in the Age of Revolution at California Institute of Technology’s Dabney Hall Lounge from 7–8 p.m. (1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91125). John Brewer — Eli and Edythe Broad Professor of History and Literature, Emeritus, Caltech — examines the changing debate about how the history and aesthetics of Mount Vesuvius and the cities destroyed in its eruption in 79 C.E. were used in the Age of Revolutions. This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.

Feb. 27

Sample Improv Class at Tutu School Pasadena from 7–9 p.m. (696 E. Colorado Blvd., #6, Pasadena, CA 91101). You can learn improv in a safe and comfortable environment, suitable for beginners as well as experienced improvisers looking to learn a few new tricks. The class is taught by Bill Chott (“Wizards of Waverly Place,” “Dana Carvey Show,” “The Ringer”). Tickets are $20. For more information, click here.

Prime Rib by the Pool at Hotel Constance Pasadena from 5–9 p.m. (928 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106). Prime Rib by the Pool will allow guests and visitors alike to unwind by the Hotel Constance rooftop pool with prime rib, sides and wine pairings. Tickets cost $39. For more information, click here.

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