As the dog days of summer approach, there really hasn't been much bark or bite or trips to the beach or the water parks due to an absence of hot weather. That's why Levitt Pavilion Pasadena Summer Concert Series is the perfect place to spend a summer evening. This week, kiddies get ready to rock on with power trio Rocknoceros. Fresh off its latest CD, Pink!, the trio will wander through the sea of kids, high-fiving, shaking a tambourine and encouraging the little ones to move and groove. The music includes Tin Pan Alley, big band, folk and tunes with a Jamaican beat, with catchy titles such as "Always Tell Your Grandma," "The Train Song" and "Playground." Pack a picnic or peruse the offerings of local food vendors. Parents who feel the need to imbibe can opt for beer and wine (you'll have to drink in a designated area). You can even bring Fido, if he's on a leash. So dance even if you can't surf! Levitt Pavilion, 30 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena; Wed., Aug. 18, 7 p.m.; free. levittpavilionpasadena.org.
Wed., Aug. 18, 7 p.m., 2010