Treat your ears to a vibrant concert on a balmy summer night this year, by attending MUSE/IQUE's much-anticipated Summer of Sound. This monthly series of performances, held outdoors on Caltech's lush Beckman Mall in Pasadena, features a lineup of legendary artists, from breathtaking songstress Patti Austin, to string virtuoso Matt Haimovitz, to Motown extraordinaire Ellis Hall. Tote along your own picnic (booze allowed!), but no need to schlep that checkered blanket. This chic event comes with tables and chairs for your dining pleasure. Doors open at 5:30 for snacking, people watching and faternizing—the 90-minute show commences two hours later. Remember to nab your tickets online ahead of time. This is a summer celebration your cochlea won't want to miss.