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‘Remembering Dr. King,’ eagles, dragonboating | Weekend Preview

Activities for the weekend of Jan. 17-20, 2012, include King County’s “Remembering Dr. King” celebration, bald-eagle viewing on the Skagit River and dragonboating. Films opening include “Mama” and “Broken City.”

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“Remembering Dr. King”: 26th annual King County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle; free ( See the “Datebook” listings in Friday’s Weekend Plus section for more Martin Luther King Jr. Day events this holiday weekend.

See Bald Eagles on the Skagit River: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Service stations with volunteers, spotting scopes, binoculars, information, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Jan. 27, Sutter Creek Rest Area. Concrete; Marblemount Fish Hatchery, and Howard Miller Steelhead Park, 52809 Rockport Park Road, State Route 20, Rockport; free (360-856-5700 or

Experience dragonboating: Hourlong excursion to experience the team sport, no experience or reservations required, all equipment provided, for ages 18 and older or ages 12 and older with parent; 8 a.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, next to Kenmore Air at 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-523-4518 or


“Mama”: Guillermo del Toro produced this new horror film about a couple raising two young girls who spent five years alone in the forest. It has midnight previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.

“Broken City”: Allen Hughes’ first film as a solo director stars Russell Crowe as a politician and Mark Wahlberg as a private eye. It has midnight previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.

“The Last Stand”: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Forest Whitaker star in this new crime drama. It also has midnight previews on Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.

“Free Radicals”: This documentary looks at the history of avant-garde cinema. It opens Friday at the Grand Illusion.

“Law in These Parts”: Ra’anan Alexandrowicz’s documentary that presents a case against the occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. It opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.

For reviews and showtimes, go to 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.

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