Yo-yos and an Oscar party | Weekend Preview
Activities for the weekend of Feb. 22-24, 2013, include the Pacific NW Yo-Yo Championships and a MOHAI Oscar Night Party. Films opening include “Sound City” and “Snitch.”
Pacific NW Yo-Yo Championships: 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or northwestyoyo.com).
MOHAI Oscar Night Party: Watch the Academy Awards on the big screen in MOHAI’s Grand Atrium with emcee Warren Etheredge, Oscar-themed games and prizes, 5 p.m. Sunday, red carpet viewing with fashion commentary, 4 p.m., MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $15-$40 (206-324-1126 or www.mohai.org).
AT THE MOVIES
“Sound City”: David Grohl’s documentary about the famous recording studio in Van Nuys, Calif. It opens Friday at the Sundance Cinemas.
“Snitch”: Dwayne Johnson stars in this action drama about a father who goes undercover for the DEA to free his son. It has late-night previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.
“Bless Me, Ultima”: A film adaptation of Rudolfo Anaya’s coming-of-age novel about a boy and an aging medicine woman in small-town New Mexico. It opens Friday at the Meridian 16, Pacific Place and Parkway Plaza.
“John Dies at the End”: Don Coscarelli’s new drama about a street drug with very strange consequences. It opens Friday at the Varsity Theatre.
“Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal”: A portrait of the black activist/journalist who was convicted of a 1981 Philadelphia cop killing and spent years on death row. It opens Friday at the Grand Illusion.
“Dark Skies”: Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton star In this new sci-fi/thriller about a suburban family being plagued by strange occurrences. It also has late-night previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.