Festival Sundiata, Flag Day, Father’s Day | Weekend Preview
Activities for the weekend of June 13-15, 2014, include Flag Day/Flag Retirement/Donation, Festival Sundiata Black Arts Fest and Day Out With Dad, NAAM. Films opening include “Lucky Them” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2.”
National Marina Day & Open Boat Showcase: Free harbor tour, sailboat rides and lessons, explore the schooner Adventuress; donations benefit the Leukemia Cup Regatta, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 14, Shilshole Bay Marina, 7001 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-787-3414 or portseattle.org/Marinas/Shilshole-Bay-Marina/Pages/National-Marina-Day.aspx).
Flag Day/Flag Retirement/Donation: Worn flags accepted for retirement to be destroyed according to the U.S. Flag Code; also accepting donations of 5x9 flags for The Avenue of Colors in Veterans Memorial Cemetery, bring a flag to donate, donate any dollar amount for flags, donate $70 for a new flag in memory of a loved one, Saturday, June 14, Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, 11111 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle (206-362-5200 or washelli.com).
Festival Sundiata Black Arts Fest: African-American heritage and culture, art and history exhibits, classic car show, entertainment, vendors, kids’ activities, food, noon Saturday-Sunday, June 14-15, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or festivalsundiata.org).
Day Out With Dad, NAAM: Activities to celebrate fathers and current exhibit “Pitch Black: African-American Baseball in Washington,” showing of the 1950 film “The Jackie Robinson Story,” 1 p.m.; arts and crafts activities, ballpark snacks, whiffle ball gear for outdoor games, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, June 15, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or www.naamnw.org).
Music in the Garden, Father’s Day: Open house, music, kids’ activities, tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 15, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; free (425-452-2750 or www.bellevuebotanical.org).
AT THE MOVIES
“Lucky Them”: Megan Griffiths’ made-in-Seattle story of love and friendship stars Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church and Oliver Platt. It opens Friday, June 13, at the Northwest Film Forum.
“How to Train Your Dragon 2”: This animated sequel finds Hiccup and Toothless discovering a new dragon home. Featuring the voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson and America Ferrera. It has late-night previews Thursday, June 12, and opens Friday, June 13, at several theaters (at many in 3D).
“22 Jump Street”: Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are back as undercover officers, who this time are headed to college. It also has late-night previews Thursday, June 12, and opens Friday, June 13, at several theaters.
“Palo Alto”: Emma Roberts stars as a high-school student in this drama directed by Gia Coppola, based on the book by James Franco. It opens Friday, June 13, at Harvard Exit.
“Supermensch”: Mike Myers makes his directorial debut with this feature-length documentary about talent manager Shep Gordon. It opens Friday, June 13, 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.