Fremont fest, opening of Seattle beaches | Weekend Preview
Activities for the weekend of June 20-22, 2014, include Fremont Solstice Celebration, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park summer programs and the opening for the season of Seattle beaches. Films opening include “Jersey Boys” and “Obvious Child.”
Fremont Solstice Celebration: Solstice Concert Series, 5:30 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, June 20-21, $20-$40; Solstice Parade, 3 p.m. Saturday, June 21; Fremont Fair with hundreds of vendors, Art Car Blowout, beer gardens, entertainment, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, June 22; Yoga for the Solstice, bring a mat, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 22, Dog Parade, 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22, $10 registration benefits dog parks, Fremont neighborhood, Seattle; free (fremontfair.org).
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park summer programs: Trails to Treasure walking tour of Pioneer Square Historic District, 2 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; park open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 319 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-220-4240 or www.nps.gov/klse).
Skateable public art opening: Opening of skateable art sculpture to celebrate Go Skateboarding Day, with pro skateboarders, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, northeast corner of Jefferson Park, 3801 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/projects/Skatepark.htm).
Seattle Beaches: Opening for the season Saturday, June 21, lifeguards on duty, swimming lessons available, noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, weather permitting, beaches at Matthews, 9300 51st Ave. N.E.; Madison, 1900 43rd Ave. E.; Mount Baker, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S; Seward, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; and West Green Lake, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive; East Green Lake, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N.; Magnuson, Northeast 65th Street and Sand Point Way Northeast; Madrona, 853 Lake Washington Blvd.; and Pritchard Beach, 8400 55th Ave. S., Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks/SummerGuide.htm).
AT THE MOVIES
“Jersey Boys”: Clint Eastwood directed this film version of the jukebox musical about the four young men from New Jersey who became the pop group The Four Seasons. It has late-night previews Thursday, June 19, and opens Friday, June 20, at several theaters.
“Think Like a Man Too”: This comedy sequel has the returning cast (led by Kevin Hart) going to Las Vegas. It also has late-night previews Thursday, June 19, and opens Friday, June 20, at several theaters.
“Obvious Child”: Jenny Slate stars as a comedian in this romantic comedy. It opens Friday, June 20, at the Guild 45th.
“The Rover”: Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson star in this crime drama set in the Australian outback. It opens Friday, June 20, at several theaters.
“The Discoverers”: Griffin Dunne stars in this comedy about a father who takes his teenagers on a cross-country road trip. It opens Friday, June 20, at the Varsity.
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.