Weekend Preview: Hydroplanes and Air Show, King County Fair
A lineup of entertainment options for the weekend of Aug. 3-5, 2012, including Seafair Hydroplane Races and Air Show, and the King County Fair. Films opening Friday include the remake of "Total Recall," "Ruby Sparks" and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days."
Seafair Hydroplane Races and Air Show: Hydroplane racing, entertainment, vendors, air show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Genesee Park and Playfield and surrounding area, Seattle; Friday admission free, Saturday and Sunday, $25/advance, $30/at the gate, adults; $10/youth and seniors; free for military with ID; $40/reserved grandstand; $10/Pit Passes and tours (www.seafair.com).
King County Fair: Carnival rides, entertainment, 4-H livestock shows and exhibits, vendors, noon-10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw; $5, ages 4 and younger free; ride wristbands $21/day (www.thekingcountyfair.com).
At the movies
"Total Recall": Colin Farrell stars in this remake of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi hit. It features Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel and Bryan Cranston. It has midnight previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.
"Ruby Sparks": A high-concept comedic romance starring Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Antonio Banderas and Annette Bening. It was directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris ("Little Miss Sunshine"). It opens Friday at several theaters.
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days": This second sequel (based on the series of books by Jeff Kinney) features all of the key players and is set during the title character's "bummer summer." It also has midnight previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.
"Dark Horse": The new film from writer/director Todd Solondz ("Happiness") is a quirky romance about a thirty-something underachiever (Jordan Gelber). It opens Friday at the Varsity Theatre.
"Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry": This documentary about Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei opens Friday at the Harvard Exit.
"Pink Ribbons, Inc.": Director Léa Pool, working from the book by Samantha King, examines the culture of breast cancer. It opens Friday at the SIFF Cinemas at the Uptown.
"Klown": A Danish comedy about a man trying to prove he'd be a good father. It opens Friday at the SIFF Cinemas at the Uptown.
"5 Broken Cameras": This new documentary looks at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It opens Friday at the SIFF Cinema at the Film Center.
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.