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November 18, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Weekend-fun forecast: Snow, real and cinematic

Judging by how many of my Seattle Times co-workers are heading to the hills this weekend for the opening of ski and snowboard season, it’ll be a good time to stay in town and go to the theater, concert hall or moviehouse for some indoor fun. More parking places for the rest of us, I say.

Here are six good entertainment bets for the weekend.

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Warren Miller’s new movie, “Like There’s No Tomorrow,” promises all the thrills of white-powder skiing without the chills. A couple of local skiers are featured — alongside magnificent scenery, stunning aerial cinematography and piles of pillowy snow. It plays Friday and Saturday at McCaw Hall.

Seattle Repertory Theatre’s “Sylvia,” below, back by popular demand, features one canine character played by a human; it’s good fun, reports theater critic Misha Berson. For something on stage that’s a little more substantial, check out “Newyorkland” — a visiting show at On the Boards that plumbs the depths of the “terror, pain and psychological dislocation” experienced by cops, according to reviewer Tom Keogh.

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Seattle Times arts writer Michael Upchurch was bowled over by Alonzo King’s dance version of “Sheherezade” last night at Meany Hall, calling it a “don’t-miss” event. It runs for just two more nights, Friday and Saturday, so act fast.

Looking for music? Try the Texas R&B stylings of Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears at the Neptune tonight. Blogger Andrew Matson has a tempting little snippet posted on his blog, so you can try before you buy.

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Finally: In my book, shopping is entertainment, so it’s worth noting that holiday handicrafts shows and bazaars are popping up all over town. One of my personal favorites is the Pratt Fine Arts Holiday Sale, because it’s close to my house and always has such a cool array of jewelry, prints, paintings and other one-of-a-kind objects. But there are at least 20 other shows, too, in neighborhoods from Edmonds to Kent, Bellevue to West Seattle. Peruse this mondo list to find one in your neck of the woods.

I leave you with this video preview of the weekend, taped this morning at KING 5:

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(Photos, top to bottom: Tyler Ceccanti, of Lake Tapps, in “Like There’s No Tomorrow,” taken by Alex O’Brien/MCT. A scene from “Sylvia” by Chris Bennion. Mary Melinda Wellsandt’s untitled glass pieces, taken by Karl Seiffert.)

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