Phew! Is it hot out there, or is it just us? Temperatures in the low 80s are forecast for Saturday-Sunday, which in ArtsPage HQ’s opinion, is just right for getting out and about.
This weekend’s releases are aimed at all ages and tastes. In the “local hero” category is “Old Goats,” shot on Bainbridge Island with local folks, made on a shoestring budget by Taylor Guterson. You may know of his dad — novelist David Guterson. For the young’uns, there’s “ParaNorman,” about a lad who really does see dead people. Definitely NOT for families is William Friedkin’s “Killer Joe,” an NC-17 tale of murder-for-hire. For more reviews, go to seattletimes.com/entertainment.
The M’s, Storm and Sounders all have games at home this weekend: Subjects of King Felix can watch Seattle play Minnesota Friday-Sunday; it’s Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday afternoon; and the Storm take on the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday night. More sports: seattletimes.com/sports.
Bellevue Arts Museum hosts another of its after-hours parties, BAMIgnite, 8-11 p.m. Friday. As if there needed to be a reason for a summer party, this one celebrates the opening of BAM’s new sculpture garden in the Court of Light, on the third floor. Info: www.bellevuearts.org. In Seattle, the Frye Museum — ‘always free,’ they remind visitors — has finished its renovations, which help improve visitor flow and show the art at greater advantage. Read about the changes and the exhibitions here. Over in Redmond, theatrical-spectacle creator Lucia Neare’s production of “Professor Pomme’s Pomp and Pastry Paradoxicals” will begin at Future Downtown Park at 4 p.m. Sunday and parade through town.
(Image at top: “ParaNorman”/Focus Features)