Fun, games and movies, too!
Events and screenings at Seattle-area theaters include a live broadcast of “Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!,” Handel’s opera “Giulio Cesare” and the life-at-sea documentary “Leviathan.”
Seattle Times staff
There’s more than just movies at local theaters this weekend. First up, a live broadcast of the wildly entertaining “Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!” will screen at several venues (including the Bainbridge Cinemas, Bella Bottega, Southcenter 16 and Thornton Place) on Thursday. Join host Peter Sagal and panelists Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca and Tom Bodett for quizzes, limericks and celebrity guests. For tickets and information, go to www.fathomevents.com.
The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Handel’s opera “Giulio Cesare” (starring David Daniels and Natalie Dessay) will screen at several theaters Saturday (including the Bainbridge Cinemas, Bella Bottega, Oak Tree, Pacific Place and Thornton Place). For tickets and information, go to www.fathomevents.com.
The Northwest Film Forum brings back “Leviathan,” Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel’s documentary about a commercial fishing boat, for another week. Also coming next week are “Gotta Dance,” a documentary that mixes hip-hop and senior citizens, and “Lee Konitz,” a concert film of the jazz musician performing in Burghausen, Germany. Both films screen at 7 p.m. Thursday. NWFF, 1515 12th Ave., Seattle; 206-267-5380 or www.nwfilmforum.org.
The Seattle Latino Film Festival will hold a free screening of “Pacha,” a 2011 feature film about a Bolivian shoeshine boy. Director Hector Ferreiro will be in attendance. The film screens at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Lakeside School, 14050 First Ave. N.E., Seattle; 206-669-3161 or slff.org.
And do you remember the gray suit, red bow tie and those excellent “Tequila” dance moves? They’re all there in Tim Burton’s delightful 1985 comedy “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.” It’s the midnight movie Friday and Saturday at the Egyptian, 805 E. Pine St., Seattle; 206-781-5755 or www.landmarktheatres.com. And be sure to tell them Large Marge sent you.
Doug Knoop: firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @dougknoop