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Mariners FanFest, Caspar Babypants, Latino culture | Weekend Preview
Activities for the weekend of Jan. 25-27, 2013, include Mariners FanFest, a Saturday Family Concert with Caspar Babypants and a celebration of Latino culture at the Central Library. Films opening include “Amour,” “Parker” and “Quartet.”
Seattle Mariners FanFest:Player appearances and autographs, run around the bases, zip line, clubhouse tours, Kids Zone, pop fly challenge, Taste of Safeco Field, season ticket select-a-seat, Mariner Moose, speed pitch, batting cage, Mariners Care garage sale, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave., Seattle; $10, ages 14 and younger free (seattle.mariners.mlb.com).
Saturday Family Concert: Caspar Babypants, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; ages 12 and younger free, $5/accompanying adults; $25/adults unaccompanied by children (888-377-4510 or townhallseattle.org).
Noche de Cuentos Celebration of Latino Culture: Dance performances and storytelling in English and Spanish for all ages; 8 p.m. Saturday, library closes 6 p.m. and reopens 7:30 p.m. for event, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or www.spl.org).
AT THE MOVIES
“Amour”: Michael Haneke’s Oscar-nominated story of a French couple in their twilight years opens Friday at the Egyptian Theatre and Lincoln Square Cinemas.
“Parker”: This heist thriller from director Taylor Hackford stars Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez. It has midnight previews Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters.
“Quartet”: Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut stars Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins and Michael Gambon as residents at a home for retired opera singers. Opens Friday at the Harvard Exit and Lincoln Square.
“Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters”: The kids from the fairy tale are now grown-up bounty hunters (Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton). Midnight previews Thursday; opens Friday at several theaters (at many in 3D).
“My Worst Nightmare”: A romantic comedy from director Anne Fontaine (“Coco Before Chanel”) starring Isabelle Huppert. Opens Friday at the SIFF Cinema at the Film Center.
“Wagner and Me”: Actor/author Stephen Fry explores his passion for the composer Richard Wagner. Opens Friday at the Grand Illusion.
“Movie 43”: A raunchy comedy with 12 story lines featuring Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Gerard Butler, Anna Faris, Kate Winslet, Emma Stone and Richard Gere. It has midnight previews Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters.