Wildlife in Winter: Walk with a naturalist to learn how animals survive the winter, for ages 6 and older, children accompanied by adult, 1 p.m. Saturday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks
Free skate and adult vaccination clinic: Free public ice skate, 2:30-5:30 p.m.; free flu and whooping cough vaccinations for uninsured and low-income adults, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; free, including free skate rental (425-322-2600 or www.comcastarenaeverett.com).
Free Helmet Fitting and Giveaway: Children ages 4 to 18 fitted for new ski helmets, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Children’s Bellevue Clinic, 1500 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free, no appointments (206-987-1569 or www.MakeSureTheHelmetFits.org).
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AT THE MOVIES
“August: Osage County”: The screen adaptation of Tracy Letts’ play stars Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor and Chris Cooper. It opens Friday at several theaters.
“Lone Survivor”: This war drama, based on the book by Marcus Luttrell, stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster as Navy SEALs. It has late-night previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.
“The Suspect”: A South Korean spy thriller about a defector (Gong Yoo) eluding a manhunt while seeking his wife’s killer. It opens Friday at Alderwood Mall Cinemas and Century Federal Way.
“Faust”: Alexander Sokurov’s adaptation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s allegorical drama about a man of medicine who makes a pact with the devil. It opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.
“Pig Death Machine”: An underground film about what happens when two people eat tainted pork. It opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.
“Evangelion 3.0”: The third in the “Evangelion” anime series. It opens Friday at the Grand Illusion.
“Go For Sisters”: In John Sayles’ thriller, LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross play former high school friends. It opens Friday at the SIFF Cinemas at the Film Center.
“The Legend of Hercules”: Kellan Lutz has the title role in Renny Harlin’s origin story of the Greek hero. It has late-night previews Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters (at many in 3D).
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.