Batman, BAM, and Sun

Wed Movie

Talk about a dynamic duo. Director Christopher Nolan (Memento) and screenwriter David S. Goyer (Dark City) jolt the necrotic Bat-franchise back to life today in Batman Begins. As the batty man and his dadlike valet, American Psycho's Christian Bale and Michael Caine duo well, too. The key: a knotty, logical plot that takes comics seriously. (See review) TIM APPELO

Sat–Sun Visual Arts

Eastsiders, crafts lovers, and cultural gadflies will no doubt swarm to the reopening of the Bellevue Arts Museum, newly reincarnated as a repository of arts, crafts, and design. Admission is free for the opening weekend. 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Sat., June 18 and 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Sun., June 19. 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Free. 425-519-0770, LYNN JACOBSON

Sat–Sun Festival

Outrageous costumes, agitprop street theatre and a gentle, family-friendly spirit of anarchy reign at the Fremont Solstice Parade and Pageant. It's the highlight of the Fremont Fair. Fair runs Sat., June 18– Sun., June 19. Parade begins at noon Sat. at Third Avenue Northwest and Northwest 36th Street. Free. 206-297-6807, LYNN JACOBSON

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