Weekend Preview: GirlFest, Harvest Food & Wine Festival
A lineup of entertainment options for the weekend of Oct. 19-21, 2012, include the "GirlFest: Everything Cool About Being A Girl" Girl Scout expo; the Harvest Food & Wine Festival in Woodinville; and Next Fifty Closing Day at Seattle Center. Films opening include "Alex Cross" and "Paranormal Activity 4."
GirlFest: Everything Cool About Being A Girl: Girl Scouts of Western Washington provide girls with activities to help them discover what they like to do, concerts by Savannah Outen and boy band Invasion, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $15 (blog.girlscoutsww.org/girlfest/).
Harvest Food & Wine Festival: Winemakers, mobile food vendors, grape stomps, winery and cellar tours, music, wine tasting, bring your own glass, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Woodinville Warehouse Wineries, 19501 144th Ave. N.E., Woodinville; wine-tasting fees at some wineries (425-208-2770 or www.woodwarewine.com/id20.html).
Next Fifty Closing Day: Final day of exhibits celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, International Fountain Pavilion; mobile food trucks and carts, noon-6 p.m.; closing ceremony, 1:30 p.m., Fisher Pavilion; Seattle Symphony Concert, 2-3 p.m., Fisher Pavilion; student break-dancing showcase, 4 p.m.; Seacats performance, 4:15 p.m., Fisher Pavilion; The Chair Spectacle modern-dance performance, 4:30 p.m., International Fountain, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
At the movies
"Paranormal Activity 4": Another Halloween season, another sequel in the "found footage" series. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman ("Paranormal Activity 3" and "Catfish"), it opens late Thursday at several theaters.
"Alex Cross": Tyler Perry stars as James Patterson's detective in this new crime thriller directed by Rob Cohen ("The Fast and the Furious"). It has midnight screenings Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.
"Wuthering Heights": A new film version of Emily Brontë's novel from director Andrea Arnold opens Friday at the SIFF Cinema at the Uptown.
"Somewhere Between": This documentary follows four high-school age girls adopted from China by Americans. It opens Friday at the Varsity.
"How to Survive a Plague": A documentary about the history of AIDS activism opens Friday at the Egyptian.
"Middle of Nowhere": Ava DuVernay's drama about heartbreak and mending opens Friday at the Southcenter 16.
"Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel": This documentary about the legendary fashion editor opens Friday at the Harvard Exit.
"Detropia": Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing's Oscar-nominated documentary about contemporary Detroit opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.
"Hellbound": Kevin Miller's documentary has an assortment of authors and theologians debating if hell exists. It opens Friday at SIFF Cinemas at the Film Center.
"Tai Chi Zero": This Chinese-language action epic opens Friday at Pacific Place.
"Least Among Saints": An indie drama about a Middle East war veteran who befriends a newly orphaned 10-year-old opens Friday at the Southcenter 16.
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.