Sunday film series: Everett Public Library brings back its independent film series at 2 p.m. Sundays in the Main Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Films are free; www.epls.org/calendar or 425-257-8000.
• “The Piano in a Factory”: Jan. 13. When Chen’s estranged wife reappears asking for a divorce and custody of their daughter, the musician girl decides she will live with whoever can provide her with a piano (from the program).
• “Queen of Hearts”: Feb. 10. Thirty-something Adele is devastated after a painful breakup. With no close friends or family, her distant cousin, Rachel, reluctantly takes her in and graciously attempts to salvage Adele’s personal and professional lives.
Live from The Met: The Metropolitan Opera’s 2012-2013 series is being transmitted live on the screen at Stanwood Cinemas. The cinema is one of the sites in the Pacific Northwest broadcasting the series of performances of “The Met: Live in HD.” Screenings continue through April. Ticket are $22 for adults; $20 for seniors; and $18 for children (11 and under). Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online: www.farawayentertainment.com.
• Berlioz’s “Les Troyens”: 9 a.m. Jan. 5. In Berlioz’s vast epic, Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani and Dwayne Croft lead the starry cast, portraying characters from the Trojan War. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi marshals the large-scale musical forces.
• Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda”: 9:55 a.m. Jan. 19. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. The second opera of Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives. Elza van den Heever sings Elizabeth I.
Reed World Cinema: The theme for this winter series of films is Dance to the Musicals,” seven of the greatest musicals ever filmed and asks what they tell us about ourselves. A potluck dinners runs from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the film and discussion from 7 to 10 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. The series runs through March 15. Call 425-259-7139 for details. Free.
• “42nd Street,” Jan. 11: After grueling rehearsals, a Broadway leading lady breaks her ankle on the eve of the premiere and the raw understudy must go on. Busby Berkeley choreography and dancing by Ruby Keeler and Ginger Rogers (1933).
• “The Wizard of Oz,” Jan. 25:. Frank Baum’s fairytale come to life with Judy Garland in her signature role as Dorothy, along with the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion, the Wicked Witch, Glinda the Good Witch, the Great and Powerful Oz, Munchkins, and Toto, too (1939).
• “Singing in the Rain,” Feb. 1: Gene Kelly and Jean Hagan star in Stanley Dolen’s tale of the end of the silent era. The voice of the once-silent leading lady is not meant for talkies, so the engenue Debbie Reynolds is brought in to dub the songs. Complications ensue (1952).
• “West Side Story,” Feb. 15: “Romeo and Juliet” set on Manhattan’s West Side in the 19502 pits the Jets against the Sharks for dominance. Natalie Wood is the ingenue. The film won 10 Academy Awards (1962).
• “Cabaret,” March 1: Bob Fosse zeroes in on 1930s Germany and the Kit Kat Club, where Liza Minelli is Sally Bowles, a cabaret singer and lost soul. With Joel Grey at the club’s master of ceremonies. Both Minelli and Grey won Oscars (1972).
• “The Last Waltz,” March 15: Martin Scorsese’s “rockumentary” captured the music of such rock luminaries as Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco on Thanksgiving 1976 (1978).
Pacific Science Center’s Imax films: 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; 206-443-2001; www.pacsci.org. Most tickets are $6 to $10.50. Shows run Jan. 11 through 17. Call ahead; some shows sell out.
• “Flight of the Butterflies: 3D,” 11:45 a.m. Friday through Monday and Wednesday through Thursday.
• “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey An IMAX 3D Experience:” 1, 4:15 and 7:30 daily.
• “Rocky Mountain Express,” 10:30 a.m. Friday through Monday and Wednesday through Thursday.
• “The Last Reef 3D,” 10:45 a.m. and noon, 1:15, 2:30, 3:45 and 5 p.m. Friday through Monday and Wednesday through Thursday.