Weekend Preview: The Fremont Fair, yachts and marine life
A lineup of entertainment options for the weekend of June 15-17, 2012. The options include the Fremont Fair/Solstice Parade, a classic-yacht parade on Elliott Bay and a chance to explore Puget Sound beaches at low tide. Films opening Friday include "Rock of Ages," "Your Sister's Sister," "Hysteria" and "Keyhole."
Fremont Fair/Solstice Parade: Performances by local bands, hundreds of arts and crafts vendors, Art Car Blowout, beer gardens, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Friday Night Pre-Party beer garden and live music, 4-11 p.m. Friday; Fremont Solstice Parade, noon Saturday; Dads and Dogs Day pup parade and Father's Day activities Sunday, Seattle (www.fremontfair.org).
Bell Street Pier Rendezvous/Classic Weekend: Classic Yacht Association Sail-In Parade, 2-4 p.m. Friday, view from Myrtle Edwards Park or anywhere along the waterfront; display of 50 vessels, some available for boarding, soft-soled shoes required; vintage-cars display, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bell Harbor Marina, 2203 Alaskan Way, Seattle; free (425-467-1719 or classicyacht.org).
Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists: Explore sea life at low tide, drop in anytime 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Richmond Beach, Shoreline; Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Seahurst, Burien and Des Moines beaches, Richmond Beach, Shoreline; free (www.seattleaquarium.org).
At the movies
"Rock of Ages": This new film adaptation of a Broadway musical comes from director Adam Shankman ("Hairspray") and features Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary J. Blige and Tom Cruise. It has midnight previews Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters.
"Your Sister's Sister": This year's opener at SIFF is a sibling comedy set in the Northwest, directed by Lynn Shelton. It opens Friday at the Egyptian and Lincoln Square Cinemas.
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.