Expecting rain, we’re leading this week’s edition of the weekend preview with movies. Note that there are about a million other indoor entertainments around the Puget Sound this weekend, so our list is not meant to be exhaustive. We invite you to share your weekend recommendations with other readers on the comments thread.
1490 11th Ave. N.W., Issaquah (425-313-5754 or www.cinebarre.com/locations/issaquah-wa).
Did you notice in the barrage of news this past week that a new, full-service movie theater has opened in Issaquah? It’s the latest outpost in the (small) Cinebarre chain, which offers first-run movies and dinner + drinks delivered to your seat. There may be hope for civilization after all. Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald has the details.
2 '12 Years a Slave'
Now showing at several theaters: www.seattletimes.com/movies.
Speaking of movies, this one got a rare four-star review from Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald. She says it’s not easy to watch. But if you’re looking for something beyond mindless entertainment at the movies (not that we have anything against that!), check it out. Looking for a Date Night choice? Try “About Time” instead.
3 'Peter and the Starcatcher'
Through Sunday, Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle; $22.50-$57.50 (877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org)
This eagerly anticipated Broadway touring show alights at Seattle’s Moore Theatre for this weekend only. Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson calls it “deliriously enjoyable.”
4 'Much Ado About Nothing'
Through Nov. 17, Center House Theatre, Seattle Center (206-733-8222 or seattleshakespeare.org).
Another play getting excellent reviews is Seattle Shakespeare Company’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” If you saw Joss Whedon’s indie spin on it earlier this year (it was a huge hit as the Seattle International Film Festival opener), you’ll want more. And if you didn’t, you’re overdue. Shakespeare’s sparring lovers, Beatrice and Benedick, never lose their appeal.
5 Cultural Crossroads Festival
5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eights St., Bellevue (425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com).
Looking for something for you and the kids? This one’s free: Music, crafts and more in the heart of one of the Eastside’s most diverse neighborhoods.