Weekend Preview: Bite of Seattle, White Center Jubilee, Bon Odori
A lineup of entertainment options for the weekend of July 20-22, 2012, including Bite of Seattle, White Center Jubilee Days and Bon Odori. Films opening include "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Trishna."
Bite of Seattle: Food from 38 restaurants, Washington wine tasting, entertainment stages, live cooking demonstrations, beer gardens, arts and crafts vendors, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday; Seattle Center, Seattle (www.comcastbiteofseattle.com)
White Center Jubilee Days: Carnival, street fair with entertainment, vendors, kids' activities, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday (www.jubileedays.org/).
Bon Odori: Japanese Buddhist cultural celebration honoring deceased family members and friends, with cultural and martial arts exhibits, taiko drumming, traditional Japanese foods vendors, 4-10 p.m. Saturday, 3-8 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Buddhist Temple, 1427 S. Main St., Seattle (www.seattlebetsuin.org/index.php/bon-odori-festival/).
At the movies
"The Dark Knight Rises": Christopher Nolan's majestic Batman trilogy concludes with "The Dark Knight Rises," a satisfying and often breathtaking tale of good and evil. It has midnight previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters. For Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald's 3.5-star review, go today to www.seattletimes.com/movies or pick up a copy of Friday's MovieTimes.
"The Well Digger's Daughter": This remake of the 1940 Marcel Pagnol film is a period drama, directed by and starring Daniel Auteuil. It opens Friday at the Varsity
"Trishna": Writer-director Michael Winterbottom's new film transports Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" to modern India. It opens Friday at the Harvard Exit.
"Portrait of Wally": A look at the history of Egon Schiele's celebrated painting. It opens Friday at the SIFF Cinema at the Uptown.
"Lovely Molly": A low-budget, haunted-house/haunted-woman tale from writer/director Eduardo Sanchez ("The Blair Witch Project"). It opens Friday at the SIFF Cinema at the Uptown.
"Crazy Eyes": The tale of a rich-boy (Lukas Haas) who falls for an unattainable girl (Madeline Zima). It opens Friday at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown.
"Payback": A documentary about debt, based on Margaret Atwood's book "Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth." It opens Friday at SIFF Film Center.
For more fun this weekend, see Friday's Weekend Plus.
For advance planning, see Sunday's NW Traveler.