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Activities for the weekend of Dec. 21-23, 2012, include the holiday display at the Volunteer Park Conservatory, the Daybreak Star Indian Fine Arts Show & Art Mart and a model-train festival. Films opening include “Jack Reacher” and “This Is 40.”
Volunteer Park Conservatory: Holiday display including poinsettias, holiday train, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and Dec. 24 and 31, Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle; free, donations suggested (206-322-4112 or www.volunteerparkconservatory.org).
Daybreak Star Indian Fine Arts Show & Art Mart: Indian arts and crafts vendors, salmon lunch, Indian tacos, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Daybreak Star Cultural Center, 3801 W. Government Way, Discovery Park, Seattle; free (206-228-1410 or www.unitedindians.org/events003.html).
Model Train Festival: Elaborate model train layouts throughout the museum, interactive activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 26-Jan. 1; Santa visits, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Sunday; Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $7-$9.50 (253-272-3500 or www.washingtonhistory.org).
“The Guilt Trip”: Seth Rogen plays a would-be inventor and Barbra Streisand plays his mother in this road trip/comedy. It opened Wednesday at several theaters.
“Monsters, Inc. 3D”: A rerelease of Pixar’s 2001 animated film, featuring the voices of John Goodman and Billy Crystal, also opened Wednesday at several theaters.
“Jack Reacher”: Tom Cruise stars in this action drama from director Christopher McQuarrie. It opens Friday at several theaters.
“This Is 40”: Judd Apatow’s midlife-crisis romantic comedy stars Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann as a married couple (whom we previously met as supporting characters in Apatow’s “Knocked Up”). It opens Friday at several theaters.
“Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away”: A 3D compilation of elements from seven shows by the famous circus company opens Friday at several theaters.
“Barbara”: A German-language drama about a female doctor in East Germany in the 1980 opens Friday at the SIFF Cinema at the Uptown.
For reviews and showtimes, go to seattletimes.com/movies or to Friday’s Weekend Plus section.
For more fun this weekend, see Friday’s Weekend Plus. For advance planning, see Sunday’s NW Traveler.