Weekend Preview: Halloween and history at Fort Nisqually
A lineup of entertainment options for the weekend of Oct. 26-28, 2012, include Fort Nisqually's Bonfires, Beaver Pelts & Bogeymen Halloween Storytelling; Ft. Lawton Cemetery Adventure; and Only in Seattle Capitol Hill Shopping Event/Hilloween. Films opening include "Cloud Atlas" and "Fun Size."
Fort Nisqually's Bonfires, Beaver Pelts & Bogeymen Halloween Storytelling: Follow a trail of jack o'lanterns to a bonfire and storytellers, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma; $4-$6 (253-591-5339 or www.fortnisqually.org).
Ft. Lawton Cemetery Adventure: Walk and history stories in the cemetery at Fort Lawton for ages 12 and older, 2 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregister online, course #90991 (www.seattle.gov/parks).
Only in Seattle Capitol Hill Shopping Event/Hilloween:Discounts at businesses and restaurants, trick or treat, Hilloween music and games at the park, noon-6 p.m., costume parade, 3 p.m. Sunday, Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave, Seattle (www.onlyinseattle.org/).
At the movies
"Cloud Atlas": The film adaptation of David Mitchell's book starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Susan Sarandon and others has midnight previews Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters.
"Fat Kid Rules the World": Matthew Lillard's directing debut is a coming-of-age story with Seattle locations. It opens Friday at the SIFF Cinema at the Film Center.
"Chasing Mavericks": Gerard Butler and Jonny Weston star in this drama based on the true story of surfer Jay Moriarity. It opens Friday at several theaters.
"Wake in Fright": A re-release of the 1971 Australian drama, starring Gary Bond as a schoolteacher during the holidays, opens Friday at the SIFF Cinema at the Film Center.
"War of the Buttons": A film version of a popular French tale about feuding boys from rival villages opens Friday at the Varsity.
"The Other Son": This drama about two young men — one Israeli, the other Palestinian — who discover they were accidentally switched at birth, opens Friday at the Egyptian Theatre.
"The Other Dream Team": A documentary about the 1992 Lithuanian Olympic men's basketball team opens Friday at the Guild 45th.
"Fun Size": A comedy about a high schooler (Victoria Justice) who loses her little brother on Halloween opens Friday at several theaters.
"Two Years at Sea": A portrait of Scottish Highland hermit Jake Williams opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.
"Silent Hill: Revelation": This sequel to the 2006 film — which was also based on the video-game series — follows a young woman (Adelaide Clemens) and her father (Sean Bean) on the run. It has midnight previews Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters (at many in 3D).
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.