Yes, we know the temperatures are in the hundreds, but we always think the end of summer in Altadena is marked by the grand finale in the Summer Concert Series.
And that's coming Saturday: "Hot August Night," a tribute to Neil Diamond by Dean Colley, ties a big bow on the Sheriff Support Group's summer concert season. Get there early, because Colley always attracts a big crowd! Show starts at 7 PM at Farnsworth Park Amphitheater.
Also: Bulgarini Gelato continues its summer film series on Saturday night with Ciao, Professore! a comedy directed by Lina Wertmuller and produced by media mogul Silvio Berlusconi. For light-hearted Italophiles -- a teacher is sent to work in a town near Naples. His first challenge is to increase attendance, collaring his students one by one from homes, jobs, or delinquent idleness. Movies are always free. Dinner will be offered - by reservation only - for $13.50, which will include a homemade pasta dish, salad, and a drink. Reservations may be made by Friday (that's today) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by calling (626) 376-7662. Movie starts at sundown.
And: Pacific Opera Projects' The Mikado runs this weekend at Porticos on Friday and Saturday nights with a Sunday matinee. More here.