Saturday, the N.C. Museum of Art kicks off its Summer Outdoor Movie series with Denis Villeneuve’s 2016 sci-fi drama “Arrival,” starring Adam Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker. Adams stars as a linguist, who, along with a mathematician (Renner), is called on by a US Army Colonel (Whitaker) to help communicate with aliens that have landed and are hovering in gigantic oval spaceships over 12 different locations on Earth. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won for Best Sound Editing. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with the feature beginning at 9. $6 (free for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org.
- Friday at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, as part of the RetroAmore series, there will be a double feature of comedy classics from 1982: Sydney Pollack’s “Tootsie,” starring Dustin Hoffman; and Richard Benjamin’s “My Favorite Year,” starring Peter O’Toole. $9. 7 p.m. Details: 919-560-3030 or carolinatheatre.org.
- Also Friday, the PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series presents Chuck Russell’s 1994 fantasy comedy “The Mask,” starring Jim Carrey, at City Plaza. The movie begins at dusk. Free. Details: 919-832-1231 or godowntownraleigh.com.
- Saturday at The Cary Theater, Jason White’s 2015 documentary “Somm: Into the Bottle” will screen at 2 and 9:30 p.m., followed by a wine tasting (encores of “Somm” Sunday at 2 p.m. and Thursday at 7 p.m.). Saturday, Victor Nunez’s 1997 drama “Ulee’s Gold,” starring Peter Fonda, will screen at 7 p.m. Thursday, Charles Jarrott’s 1977 drama “The Other Side of Midnight” screens at 2 p.m. and John McTiernan’s 1987 sci-fi thriller “Predator” screens at 9. Admission is $3-$5 to each film except for the Saturday afternoon “Somm” event which is $12-$15. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
- Sunday at the Rialto Theater in Raleigh, the Cinema Inc. series continues its 50th season with a screening of Tom McCarthy’s 2003 comedy drama “The Station Agent” starring Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson and Bobby Cannavale. 7 p.m. Subscriptions for the season are sold out, but those interested in subscribing for 2017-2018 can email firstname.lastname@example.org.