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The environment and the arts | Community Corner

Activities for the weekend of Oct. 25-27, 2013, include tours of the Rainbow Warrior Greenpeace Ship and the McCaw Hall Anniversary Day of Celebration. Films opening include “The Counselor” and “All Is Lost.”

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Tour the Rainbow Warrior Greenpeace Ship: Tour and behind-the-scenes look at how the ship works and how it’s helping protect our environment; uneven surfaces and steep stairs; welcome ceremony with Mayor McGinn, 9:30 a.m. Saturday; public tours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Pier 66, Bell Street and Alaskan Way, Seattle; free (

McCaw Hall Anniversary Day of Celebration: Community Chorus, volunteer singers practice 2 p.m., perform 3:30 p.m.; entertainment including circus arts, Mexican folkloric dance, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Opera, Filipino Drill Team, ShowBrazil and more, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or


“The Counselor”: Ridley Scott’s new thriller stars Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Cameron Diaz, and was written by Cormac McCarthy. It has late-night previews Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters.

“All Is Lost”: Robert Redford stars in this tale of an unnamed man on the open sea. It opens Friday at Lincoln Square and the Seven Gables.

“I Used to be Darker”: A Sundance Film Festival favorite about a Northern Irish runaway (Deragh Campbell) who turns up at the Baltimore home of her relatives. It opens Friday at the Sundance Cinemas.

“Tiger Eyes”: This first major motion picture to be made from a Judy Blume novel is a coming-of-age story about a 17-year-old girl. It opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.

“Last Time I Saw Macao”: An experimental film that features narrative, images and reflections on the identity of Macao (or Macau) — a former Portuguese colony in China. It opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.

“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”: Johnny Knoxville stars as an 86-year-old on a journey across America with an 8-year-old grandson in this comedy. It also has late-night previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.

“Zaytoun”: An Israeli road movie that pairs a 12-year-old Palestinian refugee and a downed Israeli fighter pilot. It opens Friday at the Varsity.

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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