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Carols, swans and crafts | Weekend Preview
Activities for the weekend of Dec. 6-8, 2013, include the Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition, Swans of the Skagit and Urban Craft Uprising. Films opening include “Out of the Furnace” and “The Punk Singer.”
Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition: Caroling teams compete, proceeds benefit Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank; caroling teams perform in the streets, Figgy Main Stage preshow, songs performed by 5th Avenue Theatre’s “Oliver,” 5-6 p.m.; caroling team competition, 6:15-7:15 p.m.; Seahawks Blue Thunder Drum Line, 7:30 p.m.; caroling competition finals and award ceremony, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Westlake Center, 400 Pine St. and surrounding area, Seattle; free, $10 suggested donation (www.pikemarketseniorcenter.org/figgy-pudding).
Swans of the Skagit: Wildlife biologist hosts program on white swans and best places to view them, 1 p.m. Saturday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; $5, reservations required (360-466-3821 or www.christiansonsnursery.com).
Urban Craft Uprising: Indie craft show and sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle (www.urbancraftuprising.com ).
AT THE MOVIES
“Out of the Furnace”: Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson and Casey Affleck star in this drama set in Pennsylvania. Directed by Scott Cooper (“Crazy Heart”). It opens Friday at several theaters.
“The Punk Singer”: Director Sini Anderson’s documentary chronicles Kathleen Hanna’s rise from spoken-word poet to feminist icon. It opens Friday at the SIFF Cinemas at the Film Center.
“Let the Fire Burn”: A documentary set in 1985 about the longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and the radical group MOVE. It opens Friday at the Varsity.
“At Berkeley”: Frederick Wiseman’s higher-education documentary opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.
“Commitment”: An action film about a North Korean teen pressed into service as an assassin. It opens Friday at the Alderwood Mall and Century Federal Way.
“Caught in the Web”: A story of cyberbullying in China. It opens Friday at Sundance Cinemas.
For reviews and showtimes, go to seattletimes.com/movies or to Friday’s Weekend Plus section.