Photographer Suzi Eszterhas: Wildlife conservation photographer discusses her work with wild animals, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $5 (townhallseattle.org).
Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk: Music, art events, wine tasting at several locations on Front Street, bring your own glass, all ages welcome, 5 p.m. Friday, Hailstone Feed store (historic Shell Station), 232 Front St., Issaquah; $20-$25 includes 10 tastes (425-391-1112 or www.downtownissaquah.com).
GroundFrog Day: Frog Snohomish Slew makes his prediction for weather for the rest of winter after making a grand entrance with kids’ activities, entertainment, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, downtown Snohomish (www.groundfrogday.org).
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AT THE MOVIES
Oscar-nominated shorts: Two separate programs (one for animated and one for live-action) of the short films nominated for this year’s Academy Awards. They open Friday at the Harvard Exit.
“Warm Bodies”: This zom-rom-com about the relationship between a zombie and a human is based on the novel by Isaac Marion. It has midnight previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters.
“Bullet to the Head”: Sylvester Stallone stars in this action drama from director Walter Hill (“48 Hours”). It also has midnight previews Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters.
“Stand Up Guys”: Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin star as retired gangsters who reunite in this new comedy from director Fisher Stevens. It opens Friday at several theaters.
“Consuming Spirits”: Chris Sullivan’s animated story of Appalachian men and a backwoods DUI opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.
“In Another Country”: The first English-language film from South Korean director Hong Sang-soo stars Isabelle Huppert in three overlapping storiylines. It opens Friday at the Grand Illusion.
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.