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Friday, June 29, 2012 - Page updated at 05:30 a.m.
Weekend Preview: Taste of Tacoma, Festival Sundiata
Taste of Tacoma: Food from 30 restaurants, Washington wine tasting, entertainment stages, comedy club, arts and crafts vendors, carnival, beer gardens, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma (425-295-3262 or tasteoftacoma.com).
Festival Sundiata: African-American culture including music on three stages, art exhibit, food vendors, genealogy information, presented by the Sundiata African-American Cultural Association, noon Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.festivalsundiata.org/).
Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival: Visiting vessels, free public boat rides, toy boat building activities, craft and skill demonstrations, food vendors, music, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle (206-382-2628 or cwb.org/2012Festival).
At the movies
"Magic Mike": Steven Soderbergh directed this new comedy/drama about male strippers starring Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello. It has midnight previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.
"People Like Us": Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfeiffer and Mark Duplass star in this new family drama, from director Alex Kurtzman (TV's "Alias"). It also has midnight previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.
"Ted": A comedy from Seth MacFarlane (TV's "Family Guy") about a man (Mark Wahlberg) and his constant companion, a childhood teddy bear now come to life. It also has midnight previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.
"Where Do We Go Now?": This film (a balance of comedy, music and drama) is about an isolated village in the Lebanese countryside where Muslims and Christians live side by side. It opens Friday at the Sundance Cinemas.
"Polisse": This crime drama about France's Child Protective Unit is from single-named filmmaker Maiwenn. It opens Friday at the Harvard Exit.
"Madea's Witness Protection": This year's comedy from Tyler Perry concerns a Wall Street investment banker (Eugene Levy) who is relocated with his family to live with Madea (Perry). It also has midnight previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.
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.
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