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Bellevue arts fests, Torchlight Parade | Weekend Preview

Activities for the weekend of July 26-28, 2013, include the Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair, Bellevue Festival of the Arts, Bellevue Sixth Street Fair, and the Seafair Torchlight Spectacular and Parade. Films opening include “The Wolverine” and “Fruitvale Station.”

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Bellevue arts events: Art, food and entertainment Friday-Sunday at the Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair (425-519-0770 or ); Bellevue Festival of the Arts (; and the Sixth Street Fair (425-453-1223 or

Seafair Torchlight Spectacular and Parade: Spectacular with vendors, Seafair princesses autograph signing, Seafair parade floats on display along Mercer Street, 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle ( Parade with Seafair royalty, Clowns and Pirates, floats, marching bands, giant helium balloons, drill teams, equestrian units, 7:30 p.m. Saturday on Fourth Avenue from Seattle Center to South Washington Street, Seattle (


“The Wolverine”: Hugh Jackman returns as the titular X-Man in James Mangold’s action adventure. It has previews on Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters (at many in 3D).

“Free the Mind”: Phie Ambo’s documentary that offers revelations from the cutting edge of neuroscience. It opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.

“Post Tenebras Lux”: A Spanish-language drama about an upscale urban family that moves to the country. It opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.

“The To Do List:” Maggie Carey’s comedy about a woman (played by Aubrey Plaza) preparing for college. It opens Friday at several theaters.

“Crystal Fairy”: This tale about an addict (Michael Cera) who just can’t say no to drugs opens Friday at the Varsity.

“Fruitvale Station”: Ryan Coogler’s fact-based drama about an Oakland-area man (played by Michael B. Jordan). It opens Friday at several theaters.

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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