Activities for the weekend of Feb. 12-16, 2015, include Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Neighbor Appreciation Day, Dawn of the Red: Zombie Pub Crawl and National Parks Free Entrance Days. Films opening include “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
Northwest Flower & Garden Show: Showcase of gardens, seminars, marketplace, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 12-14, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $22, $5/ages 13-17, ages 12 and younger free; adult $10 half-day admission after 3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, after 2 p.m. Sunday (253-756-2121 or gardenshow.com).
Neighbor Appreciation Day: Open house at 19 Seattle Fire Department stations, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14; events at community venues including cookies and coffee all day, Montlake Community Center, 1618 E. Calhoun St., and Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Ave. W.; potluck lunch, music, noon, free swim, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Evans Pool, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N.; free swim, snacks, 1-2 p.m., Southwest Pool, 2801 S.W. Thistle, Seattle (seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday).
Dawn of the Red: Zombie Pub Crawl: Visit three local taverns including first taste of India Red Ale, all zombies ages 21 and older welcome, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave., Seattle; free (nightout.com/events/dawn-of-the-red-zombie-pub-crawl-seattle-wa/tickets#. VMAzeEfF-yw).
National Parks Free Entrance Days: Free entrance to National Parks, Presidents Day weekend, Saturday-Monday, Feb. 14-16, including Mount Rainier National Park (nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm).
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“Fifty Shades of Grey”: The film version of the popular E.L. James novel about the relationship between a literature student (Dakota Johnson) and a billionaire (Jamie Dornan). It has previews Thursday, Feb. 12, and opens Friday, Feb. 13, at several theaters.
“Kingsman: The Secret Service”: An adventure/comedy (based on a comic book) about a spy organization. It stars Colin Firth and Michael Caine. It also has previews Thursday, Feb. 12, and opens Friday, Feb. 13, at several theaters.
“Leviathan”: A Russian drama loosely based on the Book of Job. It opens Friday, Feb. 13, at the Guild 45th.
“R100”: A meek salaryman hires an army of dominatrixes in this Japanese fantasy. It opens Friday, Feb. 13, at the Grand Illusion.
“The Rewrite”: Hugh Grant stars as a Hollywood screenwriter who moves to a college town on the east coast in this comedy/romance. It also stars J.K. Simmons, Marisa Tomei and Allison Janney. It opens Friday, Feb. 13, at the Alderwood Mall 16.
“Hits”: Comedian-actor David Cross wrote and directed this satire about a populist hero and his celebrity-seeking daughter. It opens Friday, Feb. 13, at the Sundance Cinemas.