Winter Weekends, Olympic Sculpture Park: Kids’ Saturdays drop-in art activities and story times, Sunday Meetup inspiration and ideas; build, create and dream Seattle’s past and future, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, with story time 11:30 a.m., “The Lego Movie” at 1 p.m. Saturday; Sunday Meetup, learn about creative mapping, hands-on mapmaking, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free, reservations required for Sunday Meetup (seattleartmuseum.org/winter).
State Parks free days: In honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., free admission to all Washington State Parks, no Discover Pass required, Sunday-Monday, Jan. 18-19 (parks.wa.gov).
12th Librarian: Seahawks game at Seattle Central Library: Playoff game, Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers, on the big screen, seats available starting 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, while supplies last, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636).
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National Parks free day: In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., free admission to all national parks Monday, Jan. 19 (nps.gov/stea/parknews/2015-entrance-free-days.htm).
MLK Day of Service: Monday, Jan. 19, United Way of King County volunteer projects, register through Monday morning (uwkc.org/ways-to-volunteer/mlkday). For more celebrations and commemorations throughout the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, go to seattletimes.com and search “community calendar.”
AT THE MOVIES
“American Sniper”: Clint Eastwood’s drama about Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (played by Bradley Cooper). It has late-night previews Thursday, Jan. 15, and opens Friday, Jan. 16, at several theaters.
“Paddington”: A live-action and CGI movie version of Michael Bond’s classic children’s books. It also has late-night previews Thursday, Jan. 15, and opens Friday, Jan. 16, at several theaters.
“Blackhat”: Chris Hemsworth stars as a furloughed convict in Michael Mann’s new cyber-thriller. It also has late-night previews Thursday, Jan. 15, and opens Friday, Jan. 16, at several theaters.
“The Search for General Tso”: Ian Cheney’s documentary about the origins of a popular Chinese dish. It opens Friday, Jan. 16, at the Grand Illusion.
“She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”: Mary Dore’s oral history of the feminist movement circa 1966-71. It opens Friday, Jan. 16, at the Seven Gables.
“The Wedding Ringer”: Josh Gad and Kevin Hart star in this comedy about a groom and his best-man-for-hire. It also has late-night previews Thursday, Jan. 15, and opens Friday, Jan. 16, at several theaters.
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.