The 16th annual Everett Film Festival: Showing a variety of shorts and longer length films begins with a gala reception at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 with films screenings through 3:50 p.m. Feb. 9 at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Tickets are $40 and $25 for the full festival and gala; $20 and $15 for Friday only, including the gala and $25 and $15 for Saturday only. For tickets and a complete list of films go to www.everettfilmfest.org, or call EPAC at 425-257-8600 or 888-257-3722 or in person at the box office.
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.
“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 2012-13 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.
Verdi’s “Rigoletto”: 9:55 a.m. Feb. 16. Director Michael Mayer’s production of Verdi’s towering tragedy is placed in Las Vegas in 1960. In this production, Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke of Mantua, Zeljko Lucic is his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau is Rigoletto’s daughter, Gilda.
Wagner’s “Parsifal”: 9 a.m. March 2. Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of the innocent who finds wisdom in Wagner’s final masterpiece. His fellow Wagnerian luminaries include Katarina Dalayman as the mysterious Kundry, Peter Mattei as the ailing Amfortas and Evgeny Nikitin as the wicked Klingsor.
Zandonai’s “Francesca de Rimini”: 9 a.m. March 16. Zandonai’s compelling opera, inspired by an episode from Dante’s “Inferno,” returns in the Met’s production last seen in 1986. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and tenor Marcello Giordani are the doomed lovers. Marco Armiliato conducts.
Reel World Cinema: The theme for this series of films is “Dance to the Musicals,” seven of the greatest musicals ever filmed and ask what they tell us about ourselves. A potluck dinner 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.
“Singing in the Rain,” Feb. 1: Gene Kelly and Jean Hagan star in Stanley Dolen’s tale of the end of the silent era and the start of the talkies. 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 pits the Jets against the Sharks. Natalie Wood is the engenue. The film won 10 Academy Awards (1962).
“Cabaret,” March 1: Bob Fosse’s zeroes in on 1930s Germany and the Kit Kat Club, where Liza Minelli is Sally Bowles, a lost soul and cabaret singers. 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 Feb. 1 through 7. Call ahead; some shows sell out.
“Flight of the Butterflies: 3D,” 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. and 3:30 and 4:45 p.m. Friday through Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey An IMAX 3D Experience:” 7:15 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
“Born to be Wild,” 1, 2:15 and 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. 1 and 2:15 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
“The Last Reef 3D,” 10:30 a.m. and 1 and 2:15 p.m. Friday through Monday, Wednesday through Thursday.
“Hubble 3D,” 11:45 a.m. Friday through Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
“Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, An Imax 3D Experience,” 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday through Wednesday; 3:30, 5:30 and7:30 p.m. Thursday.