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October 31, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Weekend preview: Cinema at Cinebarre and 4 other things to do

Cinebarre in Issaquah. Photo by Elly Wartington.

Cinebarre in Issaquah. Photo by Elly Wartington.

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.

1 Cinebarre

1490 11th Ave. N.W., Issaquah (425-313-5754 or www.cinebarre.com/locations/issaquah-wa).

Interior, Cinebarre in Issaquah. Photo by Elly Wartinger.

Interior, Cinebarre in Issaquah. Photo by Elly Wartinger.

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.

"12 Years a Slave." Photo by Francois Duhamel / Fox Searchlight.

“12 Years a Slave.” Photo by Francois Duhamel / Fox Searchlight.

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)

"Peter and the Starcatcher." Photo by Jenny Anderson.

“Peter and the Starcatcher.” Photo by Jenny Anderson.

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).

SSC's "Much Ado About Nothing." Photo by John Ulman.

SSC’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” Photo by John Ulman.

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).

Cultural Crossroads Festival. Photo by Cliff DesPeaux / The Seattle Times.

Cultural Crossroads Festival. Photo by Cliff DesPeaux / The Seattle Times.

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.

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