Weekend Preview: Art on the Fly, Best of SIFF, “Jurassic World,” festivals, new restaurants and more are on the weekend entertainment menu, June 12-14, 2015.
There are so many fun things happening in and around Seattle this weekend, it’s hard to know where to start. Bear in mind that the following suggestions are just the tip of the ice cream cone — many more weekend treats are in store at seattletimes.com/entertainment.
ART ON THE FLY: This is a kickoff event for the two-week-long Seattle International Dance Festival, and it brings dancers, musicians and food trucks to the streets and plazas of South Lake Union on Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m. It’s all free and family friendly. Read a full preview of the festival here.
GOOFY GOLF: Want to get into the swing of the U.S. Open, but don’t have the patience for lessons or the money for gear? Try putt-putt, pitch-n-putt, disc golf, foot golf and more. Here’s a big rundown of goofy-golf options. Fore!
BEST OF SIFF: Did you miss the Seattle International Film Festival? Here’s your chance to see all the audience favorites in one weekend at SIFF Cinema Uptown. On the lineup: “The Dark Horse,” “Frame by Frame,” “Liza, the Fox-Fairy,” “Behavior,” “Vincent,” “Paper Planes,” “The Great Alone,” “Romeo Is Bleeding,” “Good Ol’ Boy,” “Henri Henri,” “Chatty Catties” and a collection of the best of SIFF’s short films. Read all about it here.
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MORE MOVIES: Um, you might have heard something about a dinosaur movie opening this weekend. It’s gonna be Jurassically huge. Read the review here. If you’re looking for something with fewer roars and screams, we suggest “The 100-Year-Old Man,” “Madame Bovary,” “Saint Laurent” or “The Film Critic.”
FESTIVALS: Highlights this week are a new Flag Day Festival on Sunday at Seattle City Hall (with food, music, naturalization ceremony and various onramps to civic life). And Maple Valley Days (with a parade and — get this — lawnmower races). See this story for details on both.
PARKS FREE DAY: It’s National Get Outdoors Day on Saturday. No Discover Pass is required to visit state parks such as Deception Pass, Fort Worden and Lake Sammamish State Park; and no NW Forest Pass is required for national forests, such as Mount Baker-Snoqualmie. All free! Find more details here.
NEW EATERIES: Check out Bethany Jean Clement’s restaurant-news roundup for the lowdown on new foodie destinations in Columbia City, Pioneer Square, Capitol Hill and Frelard. On the menus: seafood, pizza, BBQ and more.
COCKTAILS: And finally, in honor of the U.S. Open in Chambers Bay, we offer “18 holes-in-the-wall” — tried-and-true drinking dens where you can get a great cocktail made by a real old-fashioned bartender (as opposed to a “mixologist”). Here’s the list.