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Friday, August 24, 2012 - Page updated at 05:00 a.m.
Weekend Preview: Evergreen State Fair, Sand in the City
Evergreen State Fair: Carnival, vendors, entertainment, animal and agriculture displays, Friday through Sept. 2. Details: 360-805-6700 or www.evergreenfair.org.
Sand in the City: Team Sand Sculpting competition, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Friday; Beach Party with giant sand boxes, kids' art and science activities, tide pool touch tank, rock climbing wall, animal visits, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Hands On Children's Museum, 414 Jefferson St. N.E., Olympia; free (360-956-0818 or www.hocm.org/).
Bicycle Sunday: Lake Washington Boulevard closed to vehicle traffic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle; 1-4 p.m., Seward Park (206-684-4075 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
At the movies
More than a dozen films open this week, including a big batch of documentaries. Here's the breakdown:
"Searching for Sugar Man": About recently rediscovered Mexican-American singer-songwriter Rodriguez. (It opens Friday at Harvard Exit.)
"The Green Wave": A look at Iran's Green Revolution (Friday, SIFF Cinema at the Uptown).
"Milos Forman: What Doesn't Kill You": About the Czech filmmaker (Friday, SIFF Cinema at the Film Center).
"Walk Away Renee": A semidocumentary about director Jonathan Caouette's mentally ill mother (Friday, Northwest Film Forum).
"2016: Obama's America": From the author of "The Roots of Obama's Rage" (Friday, several theaters).
"OC87": Chronicles the filmmaker's obsessive-compulsive disorder (Friday, Meridian 16).
"Samsara": A nonnarrative stream of images from the makers of "Baraka" and "Chronos" (Friday, Cinerama).
"Hit and Run": Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell star in this action-comedy (opened Wednesday at several theaters).
"Premium Rush": Action-thriller with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a bike messenger (Friday, several theaters).
"Cosmopolis": David Cronenberg's new film, based on Don DeLillo's futuristic 2003 novel, stars Robert Pattinson (Friday, Varsity Theatre).
"Celeste and Jesse Forever": A romantic comedy starring Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg (Friday, Sundance Cinemas and Pacific Place).
"Compliance": A drama about ordinary people being manipulated by a voice over the phone (Friday, Varsity Theatre).
"Why Stop Now": A comedy-drama about a cocaine addict (Melissa Leo) and her son (Jesse Eisenberg) (Friday, SIFF Cinemas at the Uptown).
"The Last Ride": The last day in the life of country singer Hank Williams (Friday, Sundance Cinemas).
"Iron Sky": A sci-fi spoof from Finland (Friday, SIFF Cinema at the Uptown).
"The Apparition": A horror film about a supernatural presence (Friday, several theaters).
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