MOVIE HEARTTHROB

The South Pasadena Library screens the 1955 classic, “Rebel Without a Cause,” starring James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo and Dennis Hopper. The film is introduced by actor Dean Ghaffari, a South Pasadena resident, who performed as Mineo at the library in 2014. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film starts at 7 p.m. tonight, Oct. 5, in the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena.  Free. Call (626) 403-7350 or visit southpasadenaca.gov/library.  

FREE ART

Free First Friday means free admission from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 E. Union St., Pasadena. Call (626) 568-3665 or visit pmcaonline.org..

CAMELLIA HISTORY

The Huntington’s East Asian Garden Lecture, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino features Nick Menzies discussing the camellia and its journey from China to Europe and beyond, exploring how a plant deeply embedded in China’s cultural heritage became an object of botanical study and prized as a garden ornament after its arrival in the West in the 17th century, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Free; no reservations required. Call (626) 405-2100 or visit huntington.org.

SWINGING LADIES

The free discussion series “Jazz & Swing from A to Z: The Story of America’s Music,” presented by Dr. Thom Mason, USC professor emeritus of jazz studies at USC’s Thornton School of Music, continues with “Ladies Who Sing Jazz and Swing” from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crowell Public Library, 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino. Call (626) 300-0777 or visit crowellpubliclibrary.org.