Opera. Opera Pacific presents its first production of 1998, Puccini's "La Boheme," opening Tuesday, with repeats Wednesday, Jan. 8 and 10 (two performances) and a final matinee, Jan. 11. Leontina Vaduva and Cassandra Riddle alternate in the role of Mimi; Marcello Giordani and Carlo Scibelli sing Rodolfo. Segerstrom Hall, Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, (800) 34-OPERA. $28-$93.
* Movies. As part of "Cindy Sherman: Retrospective," MOCA will present a series of horror and suspense films chosen by Sherman for their influence on her photography. First is Michael Powell's "Peeping Tom" (1959), screening Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. 250 S. Grand Ave., (213) 621-1767. Free. Seating unreserved.