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Birds and boats | Weekend Preview

Activities for the weekend of May 10-12, 2013, include International Migratory Bird Day events at Discovery Park and Seward Park, and the Seattle Martitime Festival.

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AROUND TOWN

International Migratory Bird Day: Events at Discovery Park and Seward Park. Discovery Park International Migratory Bird Day: Bird Sit bird watching, 7-11 a.m. Saturday; Early Riser bird tour, 7 a.m. Saturday; bird tour, 8 a.m. Saturday, $3/per event; wildflower walk to learn about migratory birds and local plants, 1 p.m. Saturday, free; Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; preregister (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks ). Seward Park Migratory Bird Super Saturday: Games and activities to learn about migratory birds, see birds up close, build a bird feeder, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org ).

Seattle Maritime Festival: Tugboat/workboat races and parade, survival suit races, harbor tours, kids’ activities, chowder cook-off, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Maritime Event Center at Bell Harbor, 2205 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle (www.seattlepropellerclub.org/maritimefestival.html).

AT THE MOVIES

“The Great Gatsby”: Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann’s take on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel comes to the screen with Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire. The film has late-night previews Thursday and opens Friday at several theaters (at many in 3D).

“Midnight’s Children”: Based on a novel by Salman Rushdie, this film retells 30 years of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi history interspersed with the evolution of two boys swapped at birth. It opens Friday at the Egyptian.

“Kiss of the Damned”: A vampire saga from director Xan Cassavetes (daughter of Gena Rowlands and John Cassavetes). It opens Friday at the Harvard Exit.

“Something in the Air”: Olivier Assayas’ coming-of-age drama is set in 1970s-era Paris. It opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.

“Peeples”: Tyler Perry co-produced this comedy about a man (Craig Robinson) who crashes a family reunion to ask his girlfriend’s parents for her hand in marriage. It opens Friday at several theaters.

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.

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