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Snoqualmie Railroad Days | Weekend Preview

Activities for the weekend of Aug. 16-18, 2013, include Snoqualmie Railroad Days. Films opening include “The Spectacular Now” and “The Butler.”

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AROUND TOWN

Snoqualmie Railroad Days: Entertainment, arts and food vendors, beer/wine garden, 5-9 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, parade, 11 a.m. Saturday; model train show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Legends Classic Car Show, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; train rides 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Railroad Avenue, Snoqualmie (www.railroaddays.com).

AT THE MOVIES

“The Spectacular Now”: Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller star in this story of two teenagers as they struggle to figure out their feelings about each other and the world. It opens Friday at several theaters.

“The Butler”: Forrest Whitaker stars as Cecil Gaines, a longtime butler at the White House, in this drama directed by Lee Daniels. It has late-night previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.

“Jobs”: Ashton Kutcher stars as entrepreneur Steve Jobs in this biographical drama. It also has late-night previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.

“Kick-Ass 2”: Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz star in this sequel that follows costumed high-schoolers fighting crime. It also has late-night previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.

“The Wall”: A German-Austrian film about a woman who is cut off from humanity by an invisible wall. It opens Friday at the SIFF Cinemas at the Uptown.

“Paranoia”: Liam Hemsworth stars in this thriller about corporate espionage. It also stars Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman and Josh Holloway, and has late-night previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.

“Persistence of Vision”: A documentary that focuses on Oscar-winning animator Richard Williams. It opens Friday at the Grand Illusion.

“Prince Avalanche”: A comedy/drama starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch set in a burned-out forest. It opens Friday at the Varsity.

“The Hunt”: Mads Mikkelsen stars as a schoolteacher who becomes the subject of gossip in this drama. It opens Friday at the Guild 45th.

“Terraferma”: A drama set on a remote Sicilian island undergoing cultural and economic changes. It opens Friday at the Varsity.

“Tiny Times 2”: Jinming Guo’s sequel looks at the end of school days for its protagonists. It opens Friday at the Alderwood Mall Cinemas.

“The Pirogue”: A disaster film set on a boat traveling from Senegal to Spain. It opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.

For reviews and showtimes, go to seattletimes.com/movies or to Friday’s Weekend Plus section.

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