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.”
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 (www.edmondsartsfestival.com ).
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 www.seattlecenter.com ).
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 (www.seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday).
AT THE MOVIES
“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 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.