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Originally published Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 5:30 AM

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Weekend Preview

Activities for the weekend of Oct. 4-6, 2013, include the Northwest Tea Festival and the Lynden Lions Club Model Train Show. Films opening include “Gravity” and “The Summit.”

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Northwest Tea Festival: Products, information and seminars for tea lovers and tea professionals covering all aspects of tea, cultural, historical, sensory and scientific, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; $10 (206-684-7200 or ).

Lynden Lions Club Model Train Show: Train show, 50,000 square feet of running layouts, displays, rides, swap; all proceeds benefit Lion’s Club service projects; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St., Lynden, Whatcom County; $6 (


“Gravity”: Alfonso Cuarón directed this drama about an astronaut (Sandra Bullock) lost in space. It has late-night previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters (at many in 3-D).

“Runner Runner”: Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck star in this crime drama about the world of online poker. It has late-night previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.

“Parkland”: Peter Landesman’s drama looks at the people and places swirling around the assassination of John F. Kennedy at the emergency room at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital. It opens Friday at several theaters.

“The Summit”: A documentary about one of the worst disasters in mountaineering history. It opens Friday at the Harvard Exit and Lincoln Square Cinermas.

“Haute Cuisine”: Based on a true story, this drama looks at Hortense Laborie (Catherine Frot), personal chef to former French President François Mitterrand (Jean d’Ormesson). It opens Friday at the Varsity Theatre.

“Herb and Dorothy 50x50”: This documentary/sequel follows Herb and Dorothy Vogel as they watch their art collection disseminated to museums in all 50 states. It opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.

“My Last Day Without You”: A German businessman (Ken Duken) falls in love with a Brooklyn singer-songwriter (Nicole Beharie) in this new comedy/drama. It opens Friday at the Pacific Place.

“Bad Milo”: Ken Marino stars in this “gross-out horror comedy” as a man with a killer demon living in his intestine. It opens Friday at the SIFF Cinemas at the Uptown.

“Pulling Strings”: Laura Ramsey plays a diplomatic counsul for the U.S. embassy in Mexico City in this romantic comedy. It has late-night previews Thursday and 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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