Arts fests on the Eastside, cultural fests in Seattle | Weekend Preview
Activities for the weekend of July 25-27, 2014, include arts and street fests in Bellevue, Hispanic Seafair Festival and Pista sa Nayon. Films opening include “Boyhood,” “Lucy” and “And So It Goes.”
Bellevue Arts Fair Weekend: Includes the Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair, with display and sale by 300 juried artists showcasing unique, handmade craft and fine art with community arts programming, KIDSfair, BAM Exhibtions, public installations, food vendors, 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 25-26, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, July 27, Bellevue Square and Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue (www.bellevuearts.org/fair/); Bellevue Festival of the Arts, with arts and crafts vendors, music, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 25-26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, July 27, Cost Plus World Market, 10300 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (www.bellevuefest.org/); and Sixth Street Fair, with sculpture, jewelry, wood and glass work, fabrics, kids’ activities, food vendors, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 25-26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, July 27, Northeast Sixth Street and 106th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue (www.bellevuedowntown.com/events/6th-street-fair).
Hispanic Seafair Festival: Celebration of Hispanic culture with food, music, dancing. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, July 27, Seattle Center, Seattle (www.seafair.com/).
Pista sa Nayon: Food, information, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, basketball tournament, children’s games. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, July 27, Seward Park Amphitheater, 5898 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle (www.pista.org/).
AT THE MOVIES
“Boyhood”: Writer-director Richard Linklater’s tale of a Texas family of four that grows up on-camera over a period of 12 years. It opens Friday, July 25, at the Harvard Exit and the Lincoln Square Cinermas.
“Lucy”: Luc Besson wrote and directed this new sci-fi action film starring Scarlett Johansson. It has late-night previews Thursday, July 24, and opens Friday, July 25, at several theaters.
“And So It Goes”: Rob Reiner’s comedy about second chances stars Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton. It opens Friday, July 25, at several theaters.
“A Most Wanted Man”: An adaptation of John le Carré’s 2008 novel that focuses on a Chechen/Russian fugitive. It opens Friday, July 25, at several theaters.
“I Origins”: Mike Cahill’s romantic/sci-fi movie stars Michael Pitt and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey. It opens Friday, July 25, at the Sundance Cinemas.
“The Pleasures of Being Out of Step”: A portrait of the jazz writer and First Amendment specialist Nat Hentoff. It opens Friday, July 24, at the Grand Illusion.
“Code Black”: Ryan McGarry’s documentary looks at the L.A. County Hospital emergency room. It opens Friday, July 25, at the Sundance Cinemas.
“Hercules”: Dwayne Johnson stars in the second film version of the Greek tale to hit theaters this year. Directed by Brett Ratner. It also has late-night previews Thursday, July 24, and opens Friday at several theaters (at many in 3D).
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.