‘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.”
“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 (www.kingcounty.gov/exec/mlk/archives/2013.aspx). 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 www.fs.usda.gov/mbs).
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 www.seattleflyingdragons.org).
AT THE MOVIES
“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 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.