Nightlife: Live Shows and Performances in Pasadena

Compiled by CHARM MANATAD and JIM MOZDZIEN
Published on May 26, 2022

It’s the new normal and having worked from home for most of the week, nothing is as exciting as live shows and performances. Check out what’s happening at these local venues depending on the kind of music or vibe you are looking for.

COVER BANDS

May 26 7:00 p.m.
The Roadhouse Series: A Tribute To The Traveling Wilburys

May 27 at 8:00 PM
Songs of Leonard Cohen Performed by Bill Burnett

The Coffee Gallery Backstage. 2029 N. Lake Altadena. (626) 798-6236. For more information, go to https://www.coffeegallery.com/index01.html

 

DJs AND HIPHOP

Thursdays

3 DJ’S on 3 Levels – Hip Hop, House, Reggaeton
Featuring DJ Illusion, DJ Milton, DJ Boo & DJ Astro
8:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Club 54 Lounge. 54 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. (626) 807-3472. For more information, go to https://www.club54lounge.com/

Fridays:

Live Music and DJs
Starts at 8:00 p.m.
Der Wolf. 72 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena. (626) 219-6054. For more information go https://www.thederwolfpasadena.com

3 DJ’S on 3 Levels – Hip Hop, House, Reggaeton
Featuring DJ Illusion, DJ Milton, DJ Boo & DJ Astro

8:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Club 54 Lounge. 54 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. (626) 807-3472. For more information, go to https://www.club54lounge.com/

Fun Free Fridays
Kick off the weekend every Friday with FUN FREE FRIDAYS!
DJs & Dancing start at 10pm
ix Tapa Cantina. 119 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. (626) 304-1000. For more information, go to:
https://cantinaixtapa.com/

Saturdays:

Live music and DJ’s
Starts at 8:00 p.m.
Der Wolf. 72 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena. (626) 219-6054. For more information go https://www.thederwolfpasadena.com

3 DJ’S on 3 Levels – Hip Hop, House, Reggaeton
Featuring DJ Illusion, DJ Milton, DJ Boo & DJ Astro
8:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Club 54 Lounge
54 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. (626) 807-3472. For more information, go to https://www.club54lounge.com/

 

JAZZ AND BLUES

Fridays:

Jazz music by a rotating selection of incredible jazz musicians, both world-renowned and underground. Hosted by drummer, Joel Taylor.
8:30 – 11:30pm
1881, 1881 E Washington Blvd, Pasadena. (626) 314-2077. For more information, go to http://www.1881pasadena.com

Friday Night Jazz
9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
The Barkley Restaurant & Bar. 1400 Huntington Dr, South Pasadena. (626) 799-0758. For more information, go to https://www.thebarkleyrestaurant.com/

Saturdays:

Socal Jazz Collective Matinee at 2:00 p.m.
The Beatunes at 7:00 p.m.
The Coffee Gallery Backstage. 2029 N. Lake Altadena. (626) 798-6236. For more information, go to https://www.coffeegallery.com/index01.html

Live Jazz Saturday
9:00p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
The Barkley Restaurant & Bar. 1400 Huntington Dr, South Pasadena. (626) 799-0758. For more information, go to https://www.thebarkleyrestaurant.com/

First Saturday of the Month: Scott Detweiler Blues
Second Saturday of the Month: Jeff Donovan Dmq Jazz
Third Saturday: Tujunga Social Club Latin Jazz
Fourth Saturday: Allen Wasserman Jazz
Pinocchio’s Pizza. 1449 N Lake Ave, Pasadena. (626) 791-7591. For more information, go to
https://www.pinocchios-pizza.net/

May 28 Howie Levine & Friends with Jazznatra Night
Sorriso Ristornte & Bar. 119 E. Colorado Bl. Pasadena. (626) 405-1000. For more information, go to http://sorrisopasadena.com/

Sundays:

The Richard Glaser Quartet plays live jazz
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The Barkley Restaurant & Bar. 1400 Huntington Dr, South Pasadena. (626) 799-0758. For more information, go to https://www.thebarkleyrestaurant.com/

 

LATIN MUSIC

Fridays: Hermanos Carrillo
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturdays: Grupo Los Dos

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sundays: Raul y Margarita Gomez 

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

El Portal Restaurant. 695 E. Green St. Pasadena. (626) 795-8553. For more information, go to https://www.elportalrestaurant.com/

 

SWING DANCING

May 28 “Swing Out Saturday Night!
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. All Frankie Moves (Open to All Levels of Swing Dancers)
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Intermediate Level, “Frankie’s Favorite” Lindy Hop Patterns.
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Int./Adv. Level, “Frankie’s”
Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association. 73 N. Hill Ave, Pasadena. (626) 799-5689. For more information, go to http://www.pasadenaballroomdance.com/home

ECLECTIC FUN

Looking for stand-up comedy, bossa nova, contemporary and alternative? 1881’s Saturday night entertainment varies from week to week. Check out their schedule at http://www.1881pasadena.com

 

 

 

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