Northwest Folklife Festival:
11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Seattle Center, Seattle; free, $10/day donation requested (206-684-7300 or www.nwfolklife.org).
Kite Day at Pt. Robinson Lighthouse Park:
Tours of lighthouse by Captain Joe, music by Geordies’ Byre, food and kites for purchase, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Point Robinson Lighthouse, S.W. Point Robinson Road, Vashon Island; free (206-463-6672 or vashonparkdistrict.org).
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“Fast & Furious 6”: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and many others return for this fifth sequel in the action series. Late-night screenings Thursday, opens Friday at several theaters.
“The Hangover Part III”: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis are back for the third film in the series. Opens today at several theaters.
“Epic”: This animated adventure set in a forest features the voices of Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz and Beyoncé Knowles. Late-night previews Thursday, opens Friday at several theaters (at many in 3D).
“Frances Ha”: Noah Baumbach’s new film is about a 20-something New Yorker who’s having trouble leaving her youth behind. Opens Friday at the Lincoln Square Cinemas and Meridian 16.
“Love is All You Need”: The latest film from Susanne Bier (“In a Better World”), stars Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm. Opens Friday at the Meridian 16 and the Seven Gables.
“Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s”: Matthew Miele’s documentary about the famed department store opens Friday at the Meridian 16 and the Varsity Theatre.
“Greetings From Tim Buckley”: Daniel Algrant’s drama tells the story of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley’s performance at his father’s tribute concert in 1991. Opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.
“Venus and Serena”: A documentary about the tennis champions. Opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.