Lighthouse and bird fests, state fair | Weekend Preview
Activities for the weekend of Sept. 5-7, 2014, include the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival, Puget Sound Bird Fest and Washington State Fair. Films opening include “Letter to Momo” and “Innocence.”
Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival: Entertainment, craft and food vendors, 3 p.m.-midnight Friday, Sept. 5, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., fireworks at dusk, entertainment garden for ages 21 and older until midnight Saturday, Sept. 6; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7; lighthouse tours, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St., Mukilteo; children’s parade and grand parade, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Harbour Point Boulevard North, Mukilteo (mukilteolighthousefestival.com).
Puget Sound Bird Fest: Celebration of birds and nature with guided walks, tours, locations and times vary Friday-Sunday, Sept. 5-7; keynote speaker Tony Angell, 7:30 p.m. Friday, exhibits, vendors, speakers, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds; most events free, preregistration and fees for some activities (425-771-0227 or pugetsoundbirdfest.org).
Washington State Fair: Concerts, carnival rides, 4-H animals and displays, vendors, food, various hours Friday, Sept. 5, to Sept. 21. Western Rodeo Parade and Cattle Drive with equestrian-drill teams, draft horses, military-marching bands, 10 a.m. Friday, Meridian Street, Puyallup; Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9-$12.50, ages 5 and younger free; free admission 9 a.m.-noon Friday; ages 18 and younger free Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 6-7, online coupon required (253-841-5045 or thefair.com).
AT THE MOVIES
“Letter to Momo”: Animator Hiroyuki Okiura directs this story about a fatherless girl and her relationship with three goblins on a Japanese island. It opens Friday, Sept. 5, at the Varsity (in both subtitled and English-dubbed versions).
“The Identical”: Blake Rayne plays both roles in this musical drama about identical twins who are separated at birth during the Depression. It has previews Thursday, Sept. 4, and opens Friday, Sept. 5, at several theaters.
“May in the Summer”: A comedy about a New York-based author who returns to her native Jordan to get married. It opens Friday, Sept. 5, at the Sundance Cinemas.
“Starred Up”: David Mackenzie’s new prison drama stars Jack O’Connell. It opens Friday, Sept. 5, at the SIFF Cinema Uptown.
“Innocence”: Hilary Brougher’s horror thriller is set in a preparatory school for young ladies. It opens Friday, Sept. 5, at several theaters.
“Canopy”: Australian director Aaron Wilson’s first feature is about war and humanity. It opens Friday, Sept. 5, 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.