Syttende Mai Festival and Parade: Celebration of Norway’s Constitution Day; children’s activities, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, May 17, and Nordic Cafe, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle, free admission; entertainment, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Bergen Place, intersection of Market Street, Leary Avenue and 22nd Avenue Northwest; parade with more than 100 groups, marching bands, drill teams, Norwegian-American groups, classic cars, 6-8 p.m., on 24th Avenue Northwest from Northwest 62nd Street to Market Street, to 22nd Avenue Northwest, down Ballard Avenue, ending at Dock Street; 17th of May Dance, 8:30-11:30 p.m., Elks at Shilshole, Seattle, $10 at the door (

University District Street Fair: Arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, food vendors, beer garden, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, May 18, University Way Northeast from Campus Parking to North 50th Street, Seattle (

Alki Beach Summer Streets and West Seattle 5K run/walk: Portion of Alki Avenue Southwest closed to vehicles for walking, biking, vendors, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 18; run/walk to benefit West Seattle High School, 9:20 a.m. Sunday, Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle (

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“Godzilla”: The tall, dark and scaly one is back in the latest big-budget version of this monster tale. It stars Ken Watanabe, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen and has late-night previews Thursday, May 15, and opens Friday, May 16, at several theaters (at many in 3D).

“Million Dollar Arm”: Jon Hamm stars as a sports agent who recruits cricket players to play Major League Baseball in this new film. It also has late-night previews Thursday, May 15, and opens Friday, May 16, at several theaters.

“God’s Pocket”: John Slattery (“Mad Men”) co-wrote and directed this drama starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. It opens Friday, May 16, at the Varsity.

“Locke”: Tom Hardy plays the single on-screen character in this drama. It opens Friday, May 16, at the Harvard Exit.

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.