Wassailing, ice-skating and Duwamish celebration | Weekend Preview
Activities for the weekend of Jan. 11-13, 2012, include Apple Wassailing in Piper’s Orchard, the last weekend at Bellevue Ice Arena and the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center Fourth Anniversary. Films opening include “Rust and Bone” and “Gangster Squad.”
Apple Wassailing in Piper’s Orchard: The Sound & Fury Morris Dancers march to Piper’s Orchard and sing to bless the apple trees to help ensure a bountiful harvest in ancient English tradition, with hot cider, hot chocolate, treats, bring your own cup and noisemakers, noon Saturday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free (www.pipersorchard.org).
Bellevue Ice Arena: Last weekend of the season for open-air ice skating rink, food concessions, 3-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; $10 includes skate rental (www.magicseason.com).
Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center Fourth Anniversary: Open house, 1-4 p.m., concert by Northwest Native flutist and storyteller Paul Cheoketen Wagner, 2 p.m. Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-431-1582 or www.duwamishtribe.org).
AT THE MOVIES
“Rust and Bone”: In this new film from French director Jacques Audiard, a drifter (Matthias Schoenaerts) meets a whale trainer (Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard). It opens Friday at the Harvard Exit.
“Gangster Squad”: Delayed from last summer, this period crime drama starring Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone has midnight previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.
“Nana”: Valerie Massadian’s directorial debut follows a 4-year-old girl abandoned by her mother. It opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.
“A Haunted House”: This parody of the “Paranormal Activity” movies (cowritten by Marlon Wayans) also has midnight previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.
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.