Eagles, living history and nature books | Weekend Preview
Recreational activities the weekend of Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2012, include visits to the Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center, Fort Nisqually 19th Century Christmas living history day and Nature Book and Gift Fair. Films opening include “Hitchcock” and “Killing Them Softly.”
Nature Book and Gift Fair: Field guides, outdoor adventure books, calendars, children’s books, toys, nature gifts, bird feeders and seed, proceeds support the Center’s education programs, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org).
Fort Nisqually 19th Century Christmas living history day: Step back in time to Christmas traditions of 1855, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., #11, Tacoma; $4-$6 (253-591-5339 or www.fortnisqually.org).
Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center: Eagle viewing information, educational displays on eagles, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through January, guided walks, 11 a.m., speakers, 1 p.m. most Saturdays-Sundays, Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center, 52809 Rockport Park Road, Rockport; free, donations appreciated (360-853-7626 or www.skagiteagle.org).
“Hitchcock”: Anthony Hopkins plays the master of suspense in this film about his time during the making of “Psycho.” Helen Mirren co-stars as his wife. The film opens Friday at several theaters.
“Killing Them Softly”: Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini and Ray Liotta star in this film adaptation of a George Higgins crime novel. It opens Friday at several theaters.
“Barrymore”: A filmed version of Christopher Plummer’s Tony Award-winning one-man stage show about actor John Barrymore opens Friday at the SIFF Cinema at the Film Center.
“The Big Picture”: A French drama about a lawyer whose life is turned upside down and who finds himself on the run. It opens Friday at the Varsity Theatre.
“Addicted to Fame”: Director David Giancola’s documentary about the making of his 2006 movie “Illegal Aliens” starring Anna Nicole Smith. It opens Friday at the Sundance Cinemas.
“The Collection”: This new horror flick starring Emma Fitzpatrick as a woman trapped in a house opens Friday at several theaters.
“Citadel”: The debut feature from Irish filmmaker Ciaran Foy is about a young widower battling demons. It opens Friday at the SIFF Cinema at the Film Center.
“Now, Forager”: A drama about a mushroom-picking couple (Jason Cortlund and Tiffany Esteb) opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.
“Radio Unnameable”: A documentary about Staten Island-based disc jockey Bob Fass opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.
For more fun this weekend, see Friday’s Weekend Plus. For advance planning, see Sunday’s NW Traveler.