Fun at the beach, the park and the marsh | Weekend Preview
Activities for the weekend of May 30-June 1, 2014, include low-tide exploration on Puget Sound beaches, the Freeway Park Fountain Festival and Edmonds Watershed Fun Fair. Films opening include “Maleficent,” “A Million Ways to Die in the West” and “Filth.”
Beach Naturalist program: Explore the beach at low tide with Seattle Aquarium naturalists, drop in 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, Constellation Park/South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Richmond Beach, Shoreline; and Saltwater State Park, Des Moines; also, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday only, Olympic Sculpture Park pocket beach, Seattle and Des Moines Beach Park; free (www.seattleaquarium.org ).
Freeway Park Fountain Festival: Celebrate the beginning of the summer season with free treats, music, food trucks, activities for all ages, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle (www.freewayparkassociation.org).
Edmonds Watershed Fun Fair: Interpretive marsh walks, update on marsh restoration, Shorebird Maze for kids, geocaching activity, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 31, Edmonds Marsh, 180 W. Dayton St., Edmonds; guided tours of the Wildlife Habitat and Native Plant Demonstration Garden at Willow Creek Fish Hatchery, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., low-tide beach walk with a ranger naturalist, 1 p.m. Saturday, Olympic Beach, Dayton Street and Admiral Way, Edmonds; free festival shuttle bus from downtown Edmonds with stops at marsh and Willow Creek (425-771-0227 or www.discovery.edmondswa.gov ).
AT THE MOVIES
“Maleficent”: Angelina Jolie has the title role in this big-budget take on “Sleeping Beauty.” It has late-night previews Thursday, May 29, and opens Friday, May 30, at several theaters (at many in 3D).
“A Million Ways to Die in the West”: Seth MacFarlane’s follow-up to “Ted” is a comedy set in the Old West. Charlize Theron and Neil Patrick Harris co-star. It also has late-night previews Thursday, May 29, and opens Friday, May 30, at several theaters.
“Filth”: James McAvoy stars in this story about an Edinburgh cop. It opens Friday, May 30, at the Varsity.
“Chinese Puzzle”: A comedy-drama about a father (Romain Duris) who moves from Paris to New York to be near his children. It opens Friday, May 30, at the Seven Gables.
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.