Weekend Preview: Arts and a street fair in Bellevue, Torchlight fun in Seattle
A lineup of entertainment options for the weekend of July 27-29, 2012, including Bellevue Festival of the Arts and Sixth Street Fair, Seafair Torchlight Spectacular and Seafair Torchlight Parade, Hispanic Seafair Festival and Pista Sa Nayon. Films opening include "The Watch," "Farewell My Queen" and "Step Up Revolution."
Bellevue Festival of the Arts and Sixth Street Fair: Festival of the Arts 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Cost Plus World Market, 10300 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (www.bellevuefest.org/). Sixth Street Fair 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Northeast Sixth Street and 106th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue (www.bellevuedowntown.org/events/index.html).
Seafair Torchlight Spectacular and Seafair Torchlight Parade: The Spectacular features parade floats on display on Mercer Street, 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle, preceding the parade at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on Fourth Avenue from Seattle Center to South Washington Street, Seattle (www.seafair.com/).
Hispanic Seafair Festival: Celebration of Hispanic culture with food, beer garden, arts and crafts vendors, music and dancing, children's activities, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (www.hispanicseafair.org/).
Pista Sa Nayon: Filipino American food, information, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, games, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Seward Park Amphitheater, 5898 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free (www.pista.org/default.htm).
At the movies
"The Watch": A new comedy that features Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill as members of a neighborhood-watch group who end up defending Earth from alien invasion. It has midnight previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.
"Farewell My Queen": A period drama set in the court of Marie Antoinette (Diane Kruger) in the final days before the outbreak of the French Revolution. It opens Friday at the Seven Gables.
"Step Up Revolution": This fourth film in the "Step Up" franchise is set in Miami and taps into the dance "flash-mob" phenomenon. It also has midnight previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters (at many in 3D).
"Confluence": A new documentary that explores several disappearances and murders along the Washington-Idaho border 30 years ago. It opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.
"Easy Money": A new crime drama that features Joel Kinnaman (TV's "The Killing"). It opens Friday at the Harvard Exit.
"Sacrifice": A tale of revenge set centuries ago in the Yan dynasty. It opens Friday at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown.
"Neil Young Journeys": Jonathan Demme's concert film/documentary filmed at Toronto's Massey Hall. It opens Friday at the Varsity.
For reviews and showtimes, go to seattletimes.com/movies or to Friday's Weekend Plus section.