Celebrating neighbors, summer, culture | Weekend Preview
Activities for the weekend of Aug. 8-10, 2014, include South Lake Union Block Party, Kirkland Summerfest and ToGather Celebration of Cultures. Films opening include “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” “Into the Storm” and “Magic in the Moonlight.”
South Lake Union Block Party: Entertainment, art activities, noon-11 p.m., including food sampling, noon-3 p.m., Kids’ Area activities, noon-7 p.m.; beer and wine garden, noon-10 p.m.; “Best Burger in SLU” grilling competition, 4-7 p.m.; food trucks, 4-10 p.m., Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder, 6:30 p.m., Cinema on the Lawn “School of Rock,” 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle (slublockparty.com).
Kirkland Summerfest: Music, art, food vendors, rides, Cardboard Boat Regatta, beer and wine garden, 5-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland (425-822-7066 or www.kirklandsummerfest.com).
ToGather Celebration of Cultures: Music stage, dance/performance stage, roving performers reflecting Native American, Latino, Pacific Islander, Asian and African-American culture, ethnic-food vendors, artists’ demonstrations, kids’ zone, basketball shoot-around and soccer kick-around, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn Enumclaw Road, Auburn; free (muckleshoot.nsn.us).
AT THE MOVIES
“The Hundred-Foot Journey”: Helen Mirren stars in this drama about an old-school French restaurant and the Indian restaurant that opens up across the street. It has late-night previews Thursday, Aug. 7, and opens Friday, Aug. 8, at several theaters.
“Into the Storm”: A new disaster movie that follows several groups of people in the path of a tornado. It also has late-night previews Thursday, Aug. 7, and opens Friday, Aug. 8, at several theaters.
“Magic in the Moonlight”: Colin Firth and Emma Stone star in the latest romantic comedy from Woody Allen. It opens Friday, Aug. 8, at several theaters.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”: Megan Fox and Will Arnett bring the human element to this latest incarnation of the action/adventure series. It has late-night previews Thursday, Aug. 7, and opens Friday, Aug. 8, at several theaters (at many in 3D).
“What If”: Daniel Radcliffe stars as a med-school dropout in love in this new film. It opens Friday, Aug. 8, at the Meridian 16.
“Happy Christmas”: An artsy couple (Joe Swanberg and Melanie Lynskey) are visited by the husband’s flaky sister (Anna Kendrick) in this new drama. It opens Friday, Aug. 8, at the Varsity.
“About Alex”: A drama about a group of college friends who reunite for a weekend. It opens Friday, Aug. 8, at the Sundance Cinemas.
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.