In honor of what would have been Jackie Robinson’s 100th birthday, the library presents a free screening of “The Jackie Robinson Story” (1950), featuring Robinson as himself, chronicling his life and career, starting at 7 p.m. at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Call (626) 403-7350 or visit southpasadenaca.gov.
The Rare Books LA Show features fine prints, antiquarian books, photography and ephemera from the US, Europe and Asia. It runs from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. Admission is $20 for the opening night, good for both days, or Saturday-only for $10. Visit rarebooksla.com for tickets and information.
Caltech Jazz Band Guest Artist Concert features vocalist and trumpeter Byron Stripling performing with the Jazz Band at 8 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium, Michigan Avenue south of Del Mar Boulevard, Pasadena. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for Caltech staff, faculty, students and seniors. Call (626) 395-4652 or visit pva.caltech.edu.
During Soulful Sunday Brunch, at The Rose, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena, enjoy a live Motown-style band, gospel choir and mouthwatering brunch from $29 to $58. The $18.50 general admission does not include brunch. Brunch starts at 10 a.m. and music starts at 11 a.m. Call (888) 645-5006 or visit wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com.
Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, presents its Off the Page series of free, staged readings, featuring Joseph Heller’s stage adaptation of “Catch-22,” the story of a World War II fighter pilot trying to get out of the Army so he can avoid flying more missions. It starts at 7 p.m. Call (626) 355-4318 or visit sierramadreplayhouse.org.
Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, presents “Ragtime: The Musical,” opening at 8 p.m. Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, the production tells the story of fictional families at the turn of the 20th century who pursue the American dream, while interacting with real-life historical figures. It continues through March 3. Tickets are $25 and up. Call (626) 356-7529 or visit pasadenaplayhouse.org.
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, and artist Connie Rohman present a class for those 16 and older on techniques for painting and printing on textiles from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, continuing Wednesdays through March 13. Course cost is $260, including materials. Call (323) 561-3044 or visit cfaer.org.
Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena, presents Americana music by the Salty Suites, with special guest David Starr, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call (626) 798-6236 or visit coffeegallery.com.