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Taste of Tacoma: Food from a variety of vendors, The Taste Cooks interactive cooking demos, wine garden, entertainment, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 27-28, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, June 29, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma (

Seafair Pirates Landing: Vendors, music, inflatable rides for kids, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Seafair Pirates land on the beach sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 28, Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle (

Greenwood Car Show: Display of 800 classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, music, Kids Zone, vendors, food; proceeds benefit community nonprofits, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 28, Greenwood Avenue North from North 90th Street to North 67th Street, Seattle (

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Seattle Pride Parade and PrideFest: Celebrating the Northwest’s LGBTQ rights movement; Celebrity Grand Marshal George Takei, 11 a.m. Sunday, June 29, Fourth Avenue from Union Street to Denny Way, Seattle ( Entertainment, vendors, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, June 29, Seattle Center, Seattle (


“Transformers: Age of Extinction”: The fourth in Michael Bay’s big-budget, sci-fi action series stars Mark Wahlberg. It has late-night previews Thursday, June 26, and opens Friday, June 27, at several theaters (at many in 3D).

“Snowpiercer”: A sci-fi epic set aboard a supertrain barreling through a dead, frozen Earth. It opens Friday, June 27, at the SIFF Cinemas Uptown.

“Le Chef”: Written and directed by Daniel Cohen, this new comedy is set in the world of French haute cuisine. It opens Friday, June 27, at the Harvard Exit.

“Evergreen: The Road to Legalization”: A documentary about the legalization of marijuana in Washington state. It opens Friday, June 27, at the SIFF Cinemas at the Film Center.

“Ivory Tower”: A new documentary from filmmaker Andrew Rossi looks at the cost of college. It opens Friday, June 27, at the Seven Gables.

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.

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