UCI Summer Session and the Department of Film & Media Studies will present a Free Film Series every Thursday evening in July and August. Screenings will include free snacks and a post-film discussion led by the series curators, visual studies graduate students. July's movie theme is "Screening the Invisible" and August's is "Through the Looking-Glass, Doubly: Photography in Film." 7 p.m. Humanities Instructional Building, Room 100.
The UCI Arboretum will hold a plant sale featuring unique and easy-to-grow summer perennials, succulents and bulbs. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 9. UCI Arboretum, Campus Drive and Jamboree Road. Free. More: 949-824-5833.
UCI assistant professor of dance Molly Lynch will direct "NCI Discovery," featuring four new ballets presented by the National Choreographers Initiative and performed by 16 professional dancers from ballet companies nationwide. 8 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Irvine Barclay Theatre. $30. More: firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-854-4646.