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Trains and firefighters | Weekend Preview

Activities for the weekend of Aug. 15-17, 2014, include Snoqualmie Railroad Days and Pioneer Square Fire Festival. Films opening include “The Giver,” “The Expendables 3” and “Calvary.”


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AROUND TOWN

Snoqualmie Railroad Days: Live music, train rides, food, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, downtown Snoqualmie (425-888-3030 or www.railroaddays.com/).

Pioneer Square Fire Festival: Celebrates the 125th anniversary of the Great Fire of Seattle, with antique fire trucks, a fireman challenge and kid-friendly activities, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, Occidental Square Park, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (www.downtownseattle.com/2014/07/fire-festival-2/).

AT THE MOVIES

“Let’s Be Cops”: A comedy about two losers (Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr.) pretending to be police officers. It opened Wednesday, Aug. 13, at several theaters.

“The Giver”: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Brenton Thwaites star in this film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s book about a seemingly perfect community. It has late-night previews Thursday, Aug. 14, and opens Friday at several theaters.

“The Expendables 3”: The second sequel in the action adventure series features Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson. It also has late-night previews Thursday, Aug. 14, and opens Friday, Aug. 15, at several theaters.

“Calvary”: Brendan Gleeson stars in this drama as a priest who is threatened in the confessional by a member of his parish. It opens Friday, Aug. 15, at the Harvard Exit and the Lincoln Square Cinemas.

“The Kill Team”: Dan Krauss’ documentary about war crimes committed by a U.S. Army platoon in Afghanistan. It opens Friday, Aug. 15, at the Varsity.

“Dinosaur 13”: A documentary that follows the story of the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in the badlands of South Dakota in 1990. It opens Friday, Aug. 15, at the Sundance Cinemas.

“Jake Squared”: Howard Goldberg’s comedy/drama about a filmmaker who works on a project about his life. It opens Friday, Aug. 15, at the Sundance Cinemas.

“The Dog”: A documentary about John Wojtowicz, who’s best known as the guy Al Pacino played in “Dog Day Afternoon.” It opens Friday, Aug. 15, at the Grand Illusion.



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