Twice Nice

Frank Nicotero and Frances Dilorinzo: co-headline a night of laughter. Nicotero was the host of “Street Smarts” and Dilorinzo was a YouTube star. 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Aug. 15 and 8 and 10 p.m. Aug. 16, The Ice House, 24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, $17.50, plus two-drink minimum, ages 18 and up, 626-577-1894. www.icehousecomedy.com

Bottoms Up

SIP-tember: a Celebration of the Cocktail features Pasadena area restaurants in a six-week long competition for the best drink in town. The contest kicks off with a citywide party at participating venues, visit website for list and more information. 7 p.m. Aug. 15, Pasadena. www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com

 

Peaceful Sounds

“Kalyan Samahar — Collection of Evening Ragas Based on Kalyan Thaat:” North Indian songs which evoke feelings of devotion and benevolence with singer Sandip Ghosh. 7-8 p.m. Aug. 15, Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, free-$12, 626-449-6840. www.nortonsimon.org

Local rockers

Old Blood: perform with Solaz, La Gryla, Suns of Orion and Fortress of Empyrean. 8 p.m. Aug. 15, American Legion Post 241, 4724 Maine Ave., Baldwin Park, $5, all ages, 626-337-1944. www.legion.org

 

Singing Strings

New West Guitar Group: offers up acoustic jazz originals and re-arranged pop covers. 8 p.m. Aug. 15, Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena, $18, all ages, 626-798-6236. www.coffeegallery.com

Tunes al Fresco

“Hurray for Hollywood:” Maureen McGovern, Kevin Earley, Debby Boone, Alan Bergman and the Pasadena Pops perform a selection of classic music from Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures and Disney films. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16, gates open for picnics 5:30 p.m., Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, $10-$1150, 626-793-7172. www.pasadenasymphony-pops.org

 

Downunder Wonder

Sun Rai: is a rock star in his native Australia and has recently moved to Los Angeles to further his dream. Also known by his given name, Rai Thistlethwayte, the musician has been honing his songs to include influences of jazz and other genres. 8 p.m. Aug. 16, Il Fornaio, 24 W. Union St., Pasadena, no cover, 626-683-9797. www.onecolorado.com

Sweet Americana

Dulcie Taylor: the singer/songwriter touring in support of her new album, “Only Worn One Time” will perform as part of the Wing and Song Concert Series. 7 p.m. Aug. 20, Firefly Bistro, 1009 El Centro St., South Pasadena, no cover, 626-441-2443. www.eatatfirefly.com

 

Honoring Hooves

Lunchtime Talk: Learn about the “Thoroughbred Walk of Champions” series of plaques that will be installed in Arcadia paying homage to the history of horse racing at Santa Anita Park. Noon Aug. 21, Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage, 380 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, free, brown bag lunches welcome, 626-574-5440. museum.ci.arcadia.ca.us

Get a Clue

“The Art of Murder:” is an interactive murder mystery play about two servants who try to keep their married employers from killing each other when a quirky crowd descends on their quiet country manor for the weekend. 8 p.m. Aug. 16, Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, $20, 626-355-4318. www.sierramadreplayhouse.org