Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition: Caroling teams compete, proceeds benefit Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank; caroling teams perform in the streets, Figgy Main Stage preshow, songs performed by 5th Avenue Theatre’s “Oliver,” 5-6 p.m.; caroling team competition, 6:15-7:15 p.m.; Seahawks Blue Thunder Drum Line, 7:30 p.m.; caroling competition finals and award ceremony, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Westlake Center, 400 Pine St. and surrounding area, Seattle; free, $10 suggested donation (www.pikemarketseniorcenter.org/figgy-pudding).
Swans of the Skagit: Wildlife biologist hosts program on white swans and best places to view them, 1 p.m. Saturday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; $5, reservations required (360-466-3821 or www.christiansonsnursery.com).
Urban Craft Uprising: Indie craft show and sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle (www.urbancraftuprising.com
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AT THE MOVIES
“Out of the Furnace”: Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson and Casey Affleck star in this drama set in Pennsylvania. Directed by Scott Cooper (“Crazy Heart”). It opens Friday at several theaters.
“The Punk Singer”: Director Sini Anderson’s documentary chronicles Kathleen Hanna’s rise from spoken-word poet to feminist icon. It opens Friday at the SIFF Cinemas at the Film Center.
“Let the Fire Burn”: A documentary set in 1985 about the longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and the radical group MOVE. It opens Friday at the Varsity.
“At Berkeley”: Frederick Wiseman’s higher-education documentary opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.
“Commitment”: An action film about a North Korean teen pressed into service as an assassin. It opens Friday at the Alderwood Mall and Century Federal Way.
“Caught in the Web”: A story of cyberbullying in China. It opens Friday at Sundance Cinemas.
For reviews and showtimes, go to seattletimes.com/movies or to Friday’s Weekend Plus section.