Final offering in a series of screenings to mark Black History Month using Louis Wolfson II Media History Center archives. Free. 1-3 p.m. Auditorium, Miami-Dade Public Library, 101 W Flagler St. Details: (305) 375-1505.
BEFORE NIGHT FALLS
Nightly at 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Matinees at 3:30, 5:30 p.m. weekends. $7. Mercury Theatre, 5580 NE Fourth Court. Details: (305) 613-5165.
Nightly at 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Matinees at 3:30, 5:30 p.m. weekends. $7. The Absinthe House, 235 Alcazar Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-7144.
THE GOLDEN BOWL
Film by James Ivory is the initial offering in the FIU Miami Film Festival, which will feature 26 films through March 4. Films are $11; $9 for members, except opening & closing nights, $25 each. A complete schedule is available online. 7:30 p.m. Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E Flagler St. Details: (305) 377-FILM or miamifilmfestival.com.
MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL
Opening night gala. $75. 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Miami Design District Grand Entrance, Northeast Second Avenue at 39th Street. Details: (305) 377-FILM.