Silent Movie and Pipe Organ Night: In “The Sheik,” a 1921 American silent romantic drama film, Paris-educated Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan (Rudolph Valentino) provides brides for wealthy Arabs. The high-spirited Lady Diana Mayo (Agnes Ayres), learning that the sheik will be in the city of Biskra, Algeria, playfully decides to disguise herself as a dancing girl to become one of the prospective brides, yet is unable to go through with the deception, much to Ahmed’s amusement. Hearing that Diana will be touring the Sahara Desert, Ahmed abducts her, intending to make her fall in love with him. Show is 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. Tickets $17. Call 425-258-6766.
Marine movies: Learn more about Puget Sound and global marine environment at Our Coast Community Film Series, Jan. 29 through April 25. The series focuses on Puget Sound salmon recovery, river restoration on the Elwha River and coral reef protection around the world. Sessions include discussions led by film directors and marine experts. Learn how to monitor changes at local beaches through the MyCoast app. See “Return of the King, Discovering the Olympic Coast,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Everett Community College, Jackson Conference Center. More at www.snocomrc.org.
Everett Film Festival: The 12th annual festival is Feb. 16-17 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. Features two days of 10 movies with a unique look into the lives of women through documentaries, feature films, animations and film shorts. Tickets start at $25, with discounts for seniors, students and military. Call 425-210-2939 or go to www.everettfilmfestival.org.
Diversity Film Series: The movies sponsored by Edmonds’ Diversity Commission are free and shown at noon on third Saturdays in February, March and April at the Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St. Arrive 15 minutes early. On Feb. 17, see “Off and Running,” an intimate and earnest examination of race, gender identity, and the definition of family, this sociological documentary chronicle filters said themes through the eyes of Avery Klein-Cloud, an intelligent and generally well-adjusted teenager from Brooklyn with decidedly unusual circumstances. On March 17, see “Mi Vida Dentro” about a controversial court case involving an illegal immigrant and the death of a young child. The final film in the series, on April 21, is “Out in America,” featuring stories of both prominent American LGBT figures and ordinary people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. For more information, a full synopsis of each film and to view trailers, go to diversity.edmondswa.gov.
Edmonds Center for the Arts Film Cabaret Series: On March 15, see the 1999 film “The Buena Vista Social Club” with music by Alma y Azucar. On April 26, see “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” from 1961 with the Jake Bergevin Quartet. Cabaret starts at 6:30 p.m. with film screenings at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $10 for just the movie. More at www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.
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