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Activities for the weekend of Feb. 7-9, 2014, include Bellevue Arts Museum First Friday, Seattle Neighbor Appreciation Day, Kidstock and African American Odyssey. Films opening include “The Monuments Men” and “The Lego Movie.”
Bellevue Arts Museum First Friday: Free admission, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue (425-519-0770 or www.bellevuearts.org).
Seattle Neighbor Appreciation Day: Community events including open house at Seattle fire stations, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, Seattle (www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday/events.htm).
Kidstock: Musical performances, theater including Tim Noah, The Not-Its!, Alex Zerbe Juggling, Book-It Repertory Theatre (“The Phantom Tollbooth”) and Thistle Theatre, arts-education workshops and activities for kids, food vendors, bouncy houses, Seattle Shakespeare Company costume photo booth, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; free, preregister (425-275-9595 or www.ec4arts.org).
African American Odyssey: Cultural heritage of the black experience in American culture with dance, song and spoken-word performances by Northwest Tap Connection and Color Lines Dance Ensemble, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or spl.org ).
AT THE MOVIES
“The Monuments Men”: George Clooney’s historical drama concerns an interesting bit of WWII history. It has late-night previews Thursday, Feb. 6, and opens Friday, Feb. 7, at several theaters.
“The Lego Movie”: An ordinary Lego minifigure (voiced by Chris Pratt) is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant in this new animated film. It also has late-night previews Thursday, Feb. 6, and opens Friday, Feb. 7, at several theaters (at many in 3D).
“The Past”: Oscar-winning writer/director Asghar Farhadi’s latest film is a dramatic mystery about a man returning to Paris to finalize his divorce. It opens Friday, Feb. 7, at the Guild 45th.
“Gloria”: In this Chilean drama, Paulina García plays a middle-aged divorcee. It opens Friday, Feb. 7, at the Sundance Cinemas.
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.