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November 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Weekend preview: From hard rock to hard bodies

Whether you like classic rock or classical music, the weekend’s got something good in store for you.

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Seattle Rock Orchestra: Led Zeppelin. This is exactly what it sounds like: Local symphonic musicians playing orchestral versions of songs by one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Sounds cheesy, I know, but trust me: This group’s energy is infectious. The noise starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle; $18.

(Want your rock ‘n’ roll delivered by the originals? Rush plays KeyArena at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Seattle Center. Tickets are $86-$126 at Ticketmaster.)

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Moving on to hard bodies: Is anyone buffer than Daniel Craig as James Bond? The new Bond movie, “Skyfall,” looks to be a worthy effort for the franchise’s 50th anniversary. Seattle Times movie reviewer Soren Andersen, in a 3.5-star review, says “Bond is back, and he’s bad. And that’s good.” (Curious about that 50-year history? Here’s a list of all Bond movies ever made. Go Netflix crazy.)

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Did I ask who was as buff as Daniel Craig? Well, honestly, the answer is: Most ballet dancers I know. (Can James Bond do a split?) If you don’t believe me, visit Pacific Northwest Ballet, which is debuting a new ballet by star Seattle-born choreographer Mark Morris through the end of the weekend. It appears on a program with three more premieres by local dancemakers, and arts writer Michael Upchurch, in a recent review, confirms that the dancers are dazzling.

MORE WEEKEND CHOICES:

For bargain hunters: The Goodwill Glitter Sale, Saturday and Sunday.

For families: The grand opening of Museum of Flight’s new space shuttle-trainer exhibit, Saturday.

For outdoorsy types: Free days at national parks, Saturday-Monday.

(Photos: Seattle Rock Orchestra by Dean Rutz; “Skyfall” by Francois Duhamel; Jerome Tisserand, Ryan Cardea and William Lin-Yee in Mark Morris’ “Kammermusik No. 3” by Angela Sterling.)

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