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Museums and nature | Weekend Preview

Activities for the weekend of Jan. 3-5, 2014, include free admission to Bellevue Arts Museum First Friday, Archaeology Day at the Burke Museum and New Year’s Restoration Resolution at Discovery Park. Films opening include “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.”


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AROUND TOWN

Bellevue Arts Museum First Friday: Free admission, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue (425-519-0770 or www.bellevuearts.org).

Archaeology Day: Activities that explore the past and present, archaeology exhibits, activities, conversations with specialists; examine ancient Peruvian textiles from the Burke’s collection; get close to unique artifacts found in our Puget Sound region, try the ancient hunting skill of atlatl throwing, hands-on archaeology themed crafts, talk with Roman re-enactors about what life was like for warriors in ancient Rome, learn about shipwrecks in Lake Union with The Center for Wooden Boats, make projectile points and archaeology-themed crafts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-6450 or www.burkemuseum.org/events/browse/archaeology_day1).

New Year’s Restoration Resolution: Help plant trees in the park, all supplies and instructions provided, 1 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; preregister (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

AT THE MOVIES

“Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones”: Another entry in the series of “found footage” horror films. It has late-night previews Thursday, and opens Friday at several theaters.

“Bettie Page Reveals All”: A documentary look at one of the world’s most recognized sex symbols, featuring Page herself telling her story. It opens Friday at the SIFF Cinema at the Film Center.

“A Touch of Sin”: Jia Zhangke’s movie is divided into four main sections, each centered on a different character living in China. It opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.

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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