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Book sale, Lunar New Year | Weekend Preview

Activities for the weekend of Jan. 24-26, 2014, include SAM Great Big Book Sale, Lunar New Year Opening Celebration and Artifact ID Day. Films opening include Ralph Fiennes’ “The Invisible Woman” and “GBF.”

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SAM Great Big Book Sale: Bargains on SAM exhibition catalogs and art books, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Jan. 24-26, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (206-654-3120 or

Lunar New Year Opening Celebration: Lion dance, 11 a.m.; games, arts and crafts, stories, short films, dances from around the world celebrating Lunar New Year and the Year of the Horse, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle; $8.95-$12.95 (206-623-5124 or

Artifact ID Day: Experts will be on hand to provide information on Native American, Pacific Island and Southeast Asian baskets, blankets and cultural artifacts and archaeological materials, fossils, rocks, minerals and bones, no appraisals given, limit three items per visitor, 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or ).


“The Invisible Woman”: In this romantic drama, Ralph Fiennes stars as Charles Dickens and Felicity Jones plays the author’s mistress. It opens Friday at the Varsity Theatre.

“I, Frankenstein”: Aaron Eckhart stars in this action thriller about a war between two immortal clans. It has late-night screenings Thursday, Feb. 23, and opens Friday, Feb. 24, at several theaters (at many in 3D).

“Gimme Shelter”: Based on a true story, this drama stars Vanessa Hudgens as a troubled teen. It opens Friday, Feb. 24, at several theaters.

“G.B.F.”: Michael J. Willett stars as a closeted gay teenager in this high-school comedy. It opens Friday, Feb. 24, at the Pacific Place.

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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