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Wildlife photography, a wine walk and GroundFrog Day | Weekend Preview
Activities for the weekend of Feb. 1-3, 2013, include wildlife conservation photographer Suzi Eszterhas at Town Hall Seattle, the Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk and GroundFrog Day in Snohomish. Films opening include “Warm Bodies” and “Bullet to the Head.”
Photographer Suzi Eszterhas: Wildlife conservation photographer discusses her work with wild animals, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $5 (townhallseattle.org).
Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk: Music, art events, wine tasting at several locations on Front Street, bring your own glass, all ages welcome, 5 p.m. Friday, Hailstone Feed store (historic Shell Station), 232 Front St., Issaquah; $20-$25 includes 10 tastes (425-391-1112 or www.downtownissaquah.com).
GroundFrog Day: Frog Snohomish Slew makes his prediction for weather for the rest of winter after making a grand entrance with kids’ activities, entertainment, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, downtown Snohomish (www.groundfrogday.org).
AT THE MOVIES
Oscar-nominated shorts: Two separate programs (one for animated and one for live-action) of the short films nominated for this year’s Academy Awards. They open Friday at the Harvard Exit.
“Warm Bodies”: This zom-rom-com about the relationship between a zombie and a human is based on the novel by Isaac Marion. It has midnight previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.
“Bullet to the Head”: Sylvester Stallone stars in this action drama from director Walter Hill (“48 Hours”). It also has midnight previews Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters.
“Stand Up Guys”: Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin star as retired gangsters who reunite in this new comedy from director Fisher Stevens. It opens Friday at several theaters.
“Consuming Spirits”: Chris Sullivan’s animated story of Appalachian men and a backwoods DUI opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.
“In Another Country”: The first English-language film from South Korean director Hong Sang-soo stars Isabelle Huppert in three overlapping storiylines. It opens Friday at the Grand Illusion.
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.