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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.”


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AROUND TOWN

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.



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