Dancing and nature | Weekend Preview
Activities for the weekend of Feb. 14-16, 2014, include Valentine’s Day tango lessons, a full-moon walk and fee-free days at National Parks and the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Films opening include “Winter’s Tale” and “RoboCop.”
Valentine’s Day Tango: Intro dance lesson for couples, 8:30 p.m.; Argentine wine tasting, 6-9 p.m.; tango dance, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, The Tin Table, 915 E. Pine St., Seattle; $20/lesson and dance; $15/dance only, at the door (www.centuryballroom.com/home/events/valentines-day-tango).
Full-Moon Walk: Guided walk to explore the park like a nocturnal animal, for ages 8 and older, children accompanied by adult, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $5, preregister (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Fees Waived, National Parks and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest: Fee-free days National Parks and National Forest day-use sites for Presidents Day weekend including Mount Rainier and Olympic National Park, Saturday-Monday, Feb. 15-17 (www.fs.usda.gov/mbs).
AT THE MOVIES
“RoboCop”: Joel Kinnaman (“The Killing”) stars in this remake of the sci-fi action drama about half man/machine Alex Murphy. It opened Wednesday, Feb. 12, at several theaters.
“Winter’s Tale”: This film adaptation of Mark Helprin’s novel is a romantic drama set in New York in 1895, 1916 and 2014, starring Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay. It has late-night previews Thursday, Feb. 13, and opens Friday, Feb. 14, at several theaters.
“Endless Love”: A remake of the 1981 romantic drama that stars Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde as teenagers in love. It also has late-night previews Thursday, Feb. 13, and opens Friday, Feb. 14, at several theaters.
“About Last Night”: Another remake. This one was originally a David Mamet play that was adapted into a 1986 movie and is now remade as a modern romantic comedy starring Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall and Joy Bryant. It also has late-night previews Thursday, Feb. 13, and opens Friday, Feb. 14, at several theaters.
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.