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Earth Day, bunnies and whales | Weekend Preview

Activities for the weekend of April 18-20, 2014, include Earth Day celebration at Olympic Sculpture Park and Welcome the Whales Day in Langley, Whidbey Island. Films opening include “Transcendence,” “Dom Hemingway” and “Bears.”


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AROUND TOWN

Earth Day, Olympic Sculpture Park: Environmental activities for all ages, park tours, art making inspired by the natural world, music, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (seattleartmuseum.org).

Bunny Party for Seattle Animal Shelter: Market-wide Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m.; meet bunnies, $1 donation suggested, noon-4 p.m.; sidewalk chalking, bunny craft projects, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, April 19, Pike Place Market, Seattle (www.pikeplacemarket.org).

Welcome the Whales Day: To honor and celebrate the arrival of gray whales to Whidbey Island, educational displays, costume-making, kids’ activities, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Third Avenue and Anthes Street; critter parade, 1:30 p.m. along Cascade and First Streets to Langley Waterfront Park for blessing for the whales, music, celebration on the beach; activities, displays and videos at Langley Whale Center, 117 Anthes St.; presentation on whales, 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Methodist Church, Langley (www.orcanetwork.org).

National Parks Free Days: National Park Week free admission Saturday-Sunday, April 19-20, Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks (www.nps.gov ).

AT THE MOVIES

“Heaven is For Real”: This story of a boy who, after major surgery, tells his father that he’s been to heaven, stars Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly and Connor Corum. It opened Wednesday, April 16, at several theaters.

“Transcendence”: Johnny Depp plays a scientist who uploads his mind to a computer in this new sci-fi thriller. It has late-night previews Thursday, April 17, and opens Friday, April 18, at several theaters.

“Bears”: The latest in Disneynature’s series of wildlife documentaries follows an Alaskan bear family over the course of one year. It also has late-night previews Thursday, April 17, and opens Friday, April 18, at several theaters.

“Dom Hemingway”: Jude Law plays a recently sprung British safecracker in this film from director Richard Shepard. It opens Friday, April 18, at the Sundance Cinemas.

“The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden”: A documentary about a crew’s search for paradise in the Galapagos. It opens Friday, April 18, at the SIFF Cinemas at the Film Center.

“Joe”: Nicolas Cage plays an ex-con who takes a teen (Tye Sheridan) under his wing in this drama. It opens Friday, April 18, at the Sundance Cinemas.

“Alan Partridge”: Steve Coogan brings the titular character he created for British television years ago to the big screen in this comedy. It opens Friday, April 18, at the Varsity Theatre.

For reviews and showtimes, go to seattletimes.com/movies or to Friday’s Weekend Plus section.



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