Greek and Latin American festivals | Weekend Preview
Activities for the weekend of Sept. 13-15, 2013, include the Seattle Greek Festival and Fiestas Patrias. Films opening include “Touchy Feely” and “The Family.”
Seattle Greek Festival: Traditional Greek food, beer, wine, music, dancing, marketplace, church tours, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2100 Boyer Ave. E., Seattle; free parking and shuttle service Saturday and Sunday from Seattle Prep parking garage and Montlake Elementary School (206-325-4347 or www.seattlegreekfestival.com ).
Fiestas Patrias: Celebration of Mexico’s and other Latin American countries’ September independence celebrations; parade with dancing horses, floats, marching bands, kids in traditional Latin American dress, 11 a.m. Saturday, on South Henderson Street to South Park Community Center, 8319 Eighth Ave. S., Seattle, followed by community fiesta health fair, children’s activities until 6 p.m. Saturday, Sea Mar Plaza, 9635 Des Moines Memorial Drive, Seattle; salsa and Tex-Mex music, culture, art, music, dance and food, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlefiestaspatrias.org).
AT THE MOVIES
“Touchy Feely”: Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton’s latest comedy-drama stars Rosemarie DeWitt and Josh Pais. It opens Friday at the Harvard Exit.
“Insidious: Chapter 2”: Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne return for James Wan’s horror sequel. It has late-night previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.
“The Family”: Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer star in this action comedy about a mob family now living in France. It also has late-night previews Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters.
“The Muslims are Coming!”: A documentary about Islamophobia and a group of Muslim comics who take their act on the road. It opens Friday at the Grand Illusion.
“Rising From Ashes”: A documentary that follows Jock Boyer as he helps the first Rwandan National Cycling Team in their journey to compete in the Olympics. It opens Friday at the Seven Gables.
“Our Children”: Belgian director Joachim Lafosse’s tale of a young family living in the home of a well-established doctor and father figure. It opens Friday at the Sundance Cinemas.
“Paradise: Faith”: The second chapter of Ulrich Seidl’s trilogy about love, faith and hope. It opens Friday at the SIFF Cinemas at the Uptown.
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.