In conjunction with the One City, One Story selection of “In the Distance” by Hernán Diaz, the Pasadena Public Library Central Branch, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, hosts the film series “What Is a Western Film?” This week’s film is “High Noon” (1952), starting at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, March 21. Pasadena Weekly arts editor and film critic Carl Kozlowski introduces the film. Call (626) 744-4066 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net.


All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, hosts an afternoon with the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, discussing “Beyond Whiteness: Moral Courage for a Church in a Changing America,” discussing changing demographics in the US and the fact that whites could soon be in the minority. It runs from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Call (626) 796-1172 or visit allsaints-pas.org.


The Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road presents a screening of the documentary “Once Upon a Forest” by Luc Jacquet, depicting a forest growing as guests marvel at a universe of untold treasures and join the call to preserve our world, starting at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. Call (626) 405-2100 or visit huntington.org.


Flutist and saxophonist Dave Victorino (davevictorino.com) plays jazz, swing and salsa at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Edwin Mills by Equator, 22 Mills Place, Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 564-8656 or visit edwinmills.com.