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Free admission to NAAM, meet a civil-rights pioneer | Weekend Preview

Activities for the weekend of Feb. 7-10, 2013, include Free First Thursday admission to the Northwest African American Museum. Films opening Friday include “Identity Thief.”

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Free First Thursday, NAAM: Free admission, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or

Little Rock Nine member Minnijean Brown Trickey: In honor of Black History Month, the civil-rights activist who helped desegregate Little Rock Central High School in 1957 will speak at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. 7 p.m. Thursday, park visitor center’s theater, 319 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-220-4240 or


“Identity Thief”: Jason Bateman plays a businessman, while Melissa McCarthy plays the title character in this new comedy from director Seth Gordon (“Horrible Bosses”). It has midnight previews Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters.

“Side Effets”: This new thriller from director Steven Soderbergh stars Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Jude Law. It has midnight previews Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters.

“Tabu”: A Portuguese film that’s really three movies in one. It opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.

“56 Up”: Another installment of Michael Apted’s documentary series that follows a group of British-born adults the director has interviewed every seven years. It opens Friday at the Guild 45th Theatre.

“Top Gun 3D”: This 3D rerelease of the 1986 Navy flyer blockbuster, also has midnight previews Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters.

For reviews and showtimes, go to 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.

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