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May 24, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Weekend preview: 5 things to do nowhere near Folklife



1 'Chicago'

A Village Theatre production, through June 29 (Issaquah) and July 5-28 (Everett Performing Arts Center); $22-$63 (

The film version of Bob Fosse’s stage musical was an Oscar winner in 2002. Now Village Theatre is going back to the dark, witty original. Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes, “The arch-Brechtian vaudeville format of this satire about the intersection of crime, money and celebrity is smartly conveyed” in Steve Tomkins’ assured staging. You can see it for the next several weeks in Issaquah, or wait for the Everett run in July.

2 Kitsap Harbor Festival

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Kitsap Car Cruz, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Seagull Calling Contest, 2 p.m. Sunday, registration 1 p.m.; Bremerton Marina & Boardwalk, Second Street and Washington Avenue, Bremerton; and Port Orchard Boardwalk/Waterfront Marina Park, Bay Street and Harrison Avenue, Port Orchard (

This annual festival promises seaside fun, with entertainment, food vendors, kids’ activities and the 25th annual Seagull Calling Contest. The action sprawls across Bremerton and Port Orchard.

3 SIFF in the suburbs

Through June 9 in multiple venues (


“Yellow,” which plays at SIFF in Renton on May 25, visualizes the fantasy life of a disturbed substitute teacher.

SIFF in Renton (or, as the locals prefer to call it, “RIFF”) kicked off last night with a screening of Lynn Shelton’s “Touchy Feely,” and will continue through next Wednesday. On Thursday, the 30th, the festival moves to Kirkland for a week. Of course, screenings are still taking place every day at several downtown and Capitol Hill venues, too. Here’s a list of recommended movies for the coming week.

4 Low tide beach walks

Very low tides hit right in the middle of the day this weekend, which means volunteer naturalists will be at many area beaches, introducing beach-combers to all the natural wonders typically hidden from view. They’ll be at multiple locations right around the noon hour on weekend days, including Carkeek Park, Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, Olympic Beach in Edmonds, Olympic Sculpture Park, Golden Gardens, Lincoln Park, Seahurst Park, Richmond Beach and more. Before you go, read Richard Seven’s description of what you can expect to see.

5 'Cleopatra'

2 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln Square Cinemas (700 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, 425-450-9100) and the Century Federal Way (2001 S. Commons, Federal Way, 253-946-0942). Call theaters to confirm showtimes.

Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra." AP photo.

Elizabeth Taylor in “Cleopatra.” AP photo.

“Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and a cast of thousands come storming back into theaters for a 50th anniversary release of Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s 1963 epic,” wrote Doug Knoop earlier this week. It already screened at a few movie theaters and will also play at Lincoln Square Cinemas and Century Federal Way at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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