Aug. 23-24 | Weekend Preview
Activities for the weekend of Aug. 22-24, 2014, include the Vashon Sheepdog Classic, Family Workshop at America’s Car Museum and Flying Heritage collection Battle of Britain Day. Films opening include “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” “If I Stay,” “Land Ho!” a
Vashon Sheepdog Classic: More than 60 dogs daily compete herding sheep, fiber art demonstrations and sale, craft and food vendors, bring your own chair, binoculars; well-behaved, quiet, leashed dogs welcome, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday; Saturday Nite Field Party, meet dog handlers, music, spirits garden, 5:30 p.m.; Misty Isle Farms, Old Mill Road and Southwest 220th Street, Vashon; $8, ages 10 and younger free; shuttle bus available from ferry dock Saturday-Sunday, $2 each way (vashonsheepdogclassic.com).
Family Workshop at America’s Car Museum: Build, tinker, and learn together as you explore the world of cars, you and your child, grandchild, or family design, create or explore cool car concepts, 11 a.m. Saturday, LeMay — America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $5-$8 (253-683-3973 or lemaymuseum.org).
Flying Heritage Collection Battle of Britain Day: Starring the Hawker Mk. XII Hurricane and the Supermarine Spitfire VC. planes flying at noon, historical presentation 11 a.m.; flights subject to weather conditions, pilot availability, and mechanical condition of the aircraft; activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; $10-$14 (877-342-3404 or
AT THE MOVIES
“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”: Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s noir thriller sequel stars Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba. It has late-night previews Thursday, Aug. 21, and opens Friday, Aug. 22 at several theaters (at many in 3D).
“If I Stay”: A film version of Gayle Forman’s young-adult novel about a teen cellist (Chloë Grace Moretz) who experiences a car accident. It also has late-night previews Thursday, Aug. 21, and opens Friday, Aug. 22 at several theaters.
“Land Ho!”: This adventure/comedy follows two sixty-something men on a road trip through Iceland. It opens Friday, Aug. 22, at the Guild 45th.
“The One I Love”: Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass star in film that starts as a romantic comedy but then becomes something else. It opens Friday, Aug. 22, at the Sundance Cinemas.
“Alive Inside”: A documentary about a program aimed at helping the elderly and infirm regain connection with their memories. It opens Friday, Aug. 22, at the Varsity.
“To Be Takei”: A documentary about the life of actor George Takei. It opens Friday, Aug. 21, at SIFF Cinemas Uptown.
“When the Game Stands Tall”: A true-life account of the record-setting win steak by a high-school football team. It also has late-night previews Thursday, Aug. 21, and opens Friday, Aug. 22 at several theaters.
“Life After Beth”: A zom-rom-com starring Aubrey Plaza as a young woman who mysteriously returns from the dead. It opens Friday, Aug. 22, at SIFF Cinemas Uptown.
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.