Holiday Parade: Floats, marching bands, drill teams and Santa, 9 a.m. Friday, from Seventh Avenue and Pine Street, ending at Fourth Avenue and Pine Street; Seattle (www.holidaysinseattle.com).
Handmade Holiday Show: Arts and crafts from 100 vendors, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle (etsyrain.com/shows/etsyrain-2012-handmade-holiday-show).
Arboretum Walk: Guided tour to explore ancient trees, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitors Center, Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle; free, call to confirm event (206-543-8800 or www.uwbotanicgardens.org).
- Expect traffic delays when Obama visits Seattle Friday afternoon
- Huskies upset USC 17-12 and beat Steve Sarkisian, their former coach
- Win over USC puts UW’s coaching upgrade (Chris Petersen over Steve Sarkisian) on full display
- Lloyd McClendon will not return as Mariners' manager
- Even in death, 'Up' house owner Edith Macefield remains a mystery
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“Silver Linings Playbook”: Director David O. Russell’s quirky love story starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence opened Wednesday at several theaters.
“Anna Karenina”: Director Joe Wright’s film adaptation stars Keira Knightley and Jude Law. It also opened Wednesday at several theaters.
“Life of Pi”: Ang Lee’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s best-selling 2001 novel tells the story of a shipwreck survivor. It also opened Wednesday at several theaters (at many in 3D).
“A Royal Affair”: Nikolaj Arcel’s period love story also opened Wednesday at the Harvard Exit.
“Red Dawn”: This remake of the 1984 John Milius film about a Cuban-Soviet invasion of the U.S. stars Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. It also opened Wednesday at several theaters.
“Rise of the Guardians”: A new animated film that follows Santa, Easter Bunny, Sandman, Tooth Fairy and Jack Frost as they rise up against The Boogeyman. It also opened Wednesday at several theaters (at many in 3D).
“Jack and Diane”: This young-lesbians-in-love romance starring Juno Temple and Riley Keough opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.
“Bel Borba Aqui”: A documentary about the Brazilian artist opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.
“Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters”: A documentary directed by Ben Shapiro that focuses on the photographer’s work. It opens Friday at the SIFF Cinema at the Film Center.
“Holy Motors”: French filmmaker Leos Carax’s allegory about our relationship with film opens Friday at the Varsity Theatre.
“Cafe de Fiore”: This French-Canadian drama attempts to connect two disparate timelines. It opens Friday at the SIFF Cinema at the Uptown.
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.