Bellevue arts events: Art, food and entertainment Friday-Sunday at the Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair (425-519-0770 or www.bellevuearts.org/fair/index.html
); Bellevue Festival of the Arts (www.bellevuefest.org/); and the Sixth Street Fair (425-453-1223 or www.bellevuedowntown.org/events/sixth_street/).
Seafair Torchlight Spectacular and Parade: Spectacular with vendors, Seafair princesses autograph signing, Seafair parade floats on display along Mercer Street, 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle (www.seafair.com). Parade with Seafair royalty, Clowns and Pirates, floats, marching bands, giant helium balloons, drill teams, equestrian units, 7:30 p.m. Saturday on Fourth Avenue from Seattle Center to South Washington Street, Seattle (www.seafair.com/AnEvent.aspx?ID=8&SecID=964).
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“The Wolverine”: Hugh Jackman returns as the titular X-Man in James Mangold’s action adventure. It has previews on Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters (at many in 3D).
“Free the Mind”: Phie Ambo’s documentary that offers revelations from the cutting edge of neuroscience. It opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.
“Post Tenebras Lux”: A Spanish-language drama about an upscale urban family that moves to the country. It opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.
“The To Do List:” Maggie Carey’s comedy about a woman (played by Aubrey Plaza) preparing for college. It opens Friday at several theaters.
“Crystal Fairy”: This tale about an addict (Michael Cera) who just can’t say no to drugs opens Friday at the Varsity.
“Fruitvale Station”: Ryan Coogler’s fact-based drama about an Oakland-area man (played by Michael B. Jordan). It 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.