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Burke’s Dino Day| Weekend Preview
Activities for the weekend of March 8-10, 2013, include Dino Day at the Burke Museum. Films opening include “Oz the Great and Powerful” and “West of Memphis.”
Dino Day:Up-close view of the Burke’s paleontology collections, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org).
AT THE MOVIES
“Oz the Great and Powerful”: Sam Raimi’s prequel explains how the wizard (James Franco) came to Oz. Late night previews Thursday, opens Friday at several theaters.
“Dead Man Down”:Director Niels Arden Oplev’s (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) crime drama starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace. Late night previews Thursday, opens Friday at several theaters.
“Emperor”: Tommy Lee Jones stars as Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Opens Friday at the Guild 45th and Lincoln Square Cinemas.
“Greedy Lying Bastards”:A documentary about climate change. Opens Friday at the Varsity Theatre.
“Only the Young”:A documentary that follows Southern California skateboarders. Opens Friday at Northwest Film Forum.
“Lore”: A coming-of-age story about the children of Nazi war criminals. Opens Friday at the Harvard Exit and Lincoln Square.
“The Monk”: A French-language melodrama in which the title character is beset with spiritual torments. Opens Friday at the SIFF Cinema at the Film Center.
“The ABCs of Death”: A horror anthology consisting of “chapters” by different directors, each based on a letter of the alphabet. Opens Friday at SIFF Cinema at the Film Center.
“Don’t Stop Believin’ ”: A documentary that follows new Journey frontman Arnel Pineda. Opens Friday at the SIFF Cinema at the Uptown.
“Yossi”: The sequel to 2002’s “Yossi & Jagger” looks at a former Israeli soldier struggling to move on from a loss. Opens Friday at the Egyptian Theatre.