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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 (

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

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

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“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 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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