Hydroplanes, Blue Angels, stargazing | Weekend Preview
Activities for the weekend of Aug. 1-3, 2014, include Seafair Hydroplane Races and Air Show, Need for Speed Festival/U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Star Parties. Films opening include “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Get On Up” and “Mood Indigo.”
Seafair Hydroplane Races and Air Show: Hydroplane qualifying and racing, vintage hydroplanes, beer gardens, vendors, kids’ activities, pit tours, Air Show, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3; U.S. Navy Blue Angels, 1:45 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday; Genesee Park and Playfield, 4316 S. Genesee St., Seattle; general admission free Friday; $10-$35 Saturday-Sunday: Seafair Saturday Night, concert, The Young Evils, Nolan Garrett, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Air Show, 9:30 p.m., fireworks show, 10:20 p.m., included with Saturday admission or $10 admission 5-11 p.m. Saturday only (206-728-0123 or seafair.com).
Need for Speed Festival/U.S. Navy Blue Angels: The museum is home to the U.S. Navy Blue Angels while they’re in town and not in the air for the Seafair Air Show with displays, speakers, Blue Angels store, beer garden, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 2-3; Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $11-$19 (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).
Star Parties: Seattle Astronomical Society hosts telescopes for viewing the night sky and information for all ages, weather permitting; 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, Green Lake Park south of the Bathhouse Theater, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; and 9 p.m. Saturday, Paramount Park, Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 155th Street, Shoreline; free (seattleastro.org).
AT THE MOVIES
“Guardians of the Galaxy”: A new comic-book movie that features a talking raccoon, a talking tree, a green assassin and their leader, played by Chris Pratt. It has late-night previews Thursday, July 31, and opens at several theaters on Friday, Aug. 1 (at many in 3D).
“Get On Up”: A biography about the life of singer James Brown (Chadwick Boseman), comes from director Tate Taylor (“The Help”). It also has late-night previews Thursday, July 31, and opens Friday, Aug. 1, at several theaters.
“Mood Indigo”: This new love story from director Michel Gondry (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) stars Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris. It opens Friday, Aug. 1, at the Varsity.
“4 Minute Mile”: A coming-of-age tale that was shot in and around Seattle. It opens Friday, Aug. 1, at the Sundance Cinemas.
“Llyn Foulkes: One Man Band”: Tamar Halpern and Chris Quilty’s documentary about the L.A. painter. It opens Friday, Aug. 1, at the Northwest Film Forum.
For reviews and showtimes, go to seattletimes.com/movies or to Friday’s Weekend Plus section.