Here is a list of classic movies, film festivals, etc., in L.A. for Sept. 29-Oct. 6:
James Benning: Two Films The veteran filmmaker presents his meditative works “two moons” and “L. Cohen.” REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. Mon., 8:30 p.m. $9, $12. (213) 237-2800. redcat.org
Tammy and the T-Rex “Beyond Fest” continues and includes this campy 1994 sci-fi comedy featuring a pre-fame Denise Richards and Paul Walker. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Mon., 10:30 p.m. $12. beyondfest.com
Hollywood Chinese A three-film series exploring the Chinese American experience concludes with this 2007 documentary about Asian Americans on film from the silent area to the present. The Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Oct. 2. Wed., 7 p.m. $10; series pass, $25. (626) 355-4318. sierramadreplayhouse.org
Last year’s wildflowers were spectacular, from Lake Elsinore’s poppies to Anza Borrego’s carpets of desert daisies. This year, the forecast is uncertain.
On a beautiful day, nothing beats the botanical gardens at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. There’s something for everyone.
Tijuana’s racing greyhounds have never seen a home, a sidewalk or a cat. This L.A. group gives them a chance at a second life.
The annual SoCal Museums Free-for-All is back. Here’s a guide to participating museums — and the one spot that’s free on Sunday instead of Saturday.
Backyard Wilderness 3D IMAX documentary offers a closeup view of the flora and fauna around one suburban home. California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, L.A. Fri.-next Sun., 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; through Jan. 5. $14.90-$16.90. (323) 724-3623. californiasciencecenter.org
The Black Cat Horror icons Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi costar in this B&W 1934 thriller based on the Edgar Allan Poe terror tale. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. Fri., 8:15 p.m.; Sat., 2:30 p.m. $8, $10. (310) 322-2592 oldtownmusichall.org
Cabin in the Woods Rooftop screening of Drew Goddard’s meta 2011 horror comedy; with Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly, Fran Kranz, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford. The Montalbán, 1615 Vine St., Hollywood. Fri., 8 p.m. $18, $25. themontalban.com
Donnie Darko Secret Movie Club screens Richard Kelly’s apocalyptic 2001 thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jena Malone. The Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Drive, L.A. Sat., 11:59 p.m. $11, 12.75. eventbrite.com
Lifeboat A three-film salute to master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock kicks off with this 1944 tale starring Tallulah Bankhead and William Bendix. The Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Fri., 5:30 p.m. Free. (626) 449-6840. nortonsimon.org