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Originally published Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 5:30 AM

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Weekend Preview: Fitness Expo, Pride Festival

A lineup of entertainment options for the weekend of June 22-24, 2012. The options include a Health & Fitness Expo, the Capitol Hill Pride Festival and the Bellevue Strawberry Festival. Films opening Friday include "Brave," "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World."

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Around town

Health & Fitness Expo: Exhibits of running gear, sports apparel, health and nutrition products, and information; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; free (

Capitol Hill Pride Festival: Community festival celebrating diversity and community pride with music, food, entertainment, vendors, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Broadway between Denny Street and Roy Street, Seattle (206-465-9601 or

Bellevue Strawberry Festival: Entertainment, carnival games, bounce toys, strawberry shortcake eating contest, rock climbing wall, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Auto Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Crossroads Park, 16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue (

At the movies

"Brave": Pixar's tale of a princess in ancient Scotland features the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd and Craig Ferguson. It has midnight previews Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters (at many in 3D).

"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter": This historical/fantasy mashup (with a screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith, based on his novel) pits our 16th president against the undead. It also has midnight previews Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters (at many in 3D).

"Grassroots": Jason Biggs and Joel David Moore star in Stephen Gyllenhaal's political comedy about a journalist who becomes campaign manager to a Seattle City Council candidate. It opens Friday at the Harvard Exit.

"Seeking a Friend for the End of the World": This comedy/drama about the end of the world concerns an insurance man (Steve Carell) and his upstairs neighbor (Keira Knightly). It also has midnight previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.

"I Wish": A drama from director Hirokazu Kore-eda about a 12-year-old who lives with his mother and grandparents in a small town in Japan. It opens Friday at the Varsity Theatre.

"Lost Bohemia": A documentary about New York's Carnegie Hall Studios opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.

"True Wolf": This documentary about a wolf pup adopted by a Montana couple opens Friday at the Varsity Theatre.

For reviews and showtimes, go to 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.

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