Free First Thursday, NAAM: Free admission, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or www.naamnw.org).
Little Rock Nine member Minnijean Brown Trickey: In honor of Black History Month, the civil-rights activist who helped desegregate Little Rock Central High School in 1957 will speak at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. 7 p.m. Thursday, park visitor center’s theater, 319 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-220-4240 or www.nps.gov/klse).
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“Identity Thief”: Jason Bateman plays a businessman, while Melissa McCarthy plays the title character in this new comedy from director Seth Gordon (“Horrible Bosses”). It has midnight previews Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters.
“Side Effets”: This new thriller from director Steven Soderbergh stars Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Jude Law. It has midnight previews Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters.
“Tabu”: A Portuguese film that’s really three movies in one. It opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.
“56 Up”: Another installment of Michael Apted’s documentary series that follows a group of British-born adults the director has interviewed every seven years. It opens Friday at the Guild 45th Theatre.
“Top Gun 3D”: This 3D rerelease of the 1986 Navy flyer blockbuster, also has midnight previews Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters.
For reviews and showtimes, go to seattletimes.com/movies or to Friday’s Weekend Plus section.
For more fun this weekend, see Friday’s Weekend Plus. For advance planning, see Sunday’s NW Traveler.