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Art, culture and cycling | Weekend Preview

Activities for the weekend of June 14-16, 2013, include the Edmonds Arts Festival, Festival Sundiata and Bicycle Sunday. Films opening include “Man of Steel” and “The East.”

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Edmonds Arts Festival: Display and sale of work by 240 artists, entertainment, food vendors, Kids’ Creative Corner art activities, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds; free ( ).

Festival Sundiata: African/African-American cultural arts, entertainment on four stages, art exhibit, vendors, children’s activities, food trucks, African dance workshops, history exhibit, Show and Shine Car Show, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or ).

Bicycle Sunday: Scenic boulevard closed to motor vehicles, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (


“Man of Steel”: Look! Up in the sky! It’s Zack Snyder’s new film version of the Superman story starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon. It has late-night previews Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters (at many in IMAX and 3D).

“This Is The End”: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Jonah Hill and many others star in this comedy about the night Armageddon hits Los Angeles. It opened Wednesday at several theaters.

“The East”: This thriller stars Brit Marling as a corporate spy who infiltrates a gang of ecoterrorists. Opens Friday at Lincoln Square, Pacific Place and Sundance Cinemas.

“We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks”: Alex Gibney’s account of the lives of two famous whistle-blowers: U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. It opens Friday at the SIFF Cinema at the Uptown.

“Before Midnight”: Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke return in Richard Linklater’s third film in the series about a couple who met on a train bound for Vienna. It opens Friday at several theaters.

“Hey Bartender”: Douglas Tirola’s documentary about the journey of two bartenders. It opens Friday at Northwest Film Forum.

“Pieta”: Kim Ki-duk’s tale of a loan shark’s enforcer who encounters a woman claiming to be his long-lost mother. It opens Friday at the Grand Illusion.

“Sightseers”: A dark British comedy about a couple on a road trip. It opens Friday at the Varsity Theatre.

“Pandora’s Promise”: Robert Stone’s documentary explores the history and future of nuclear power. It opens Friday at the Harvard Exit.

For reviews and showtimes, go to 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.

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