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Science, calligraphy and a garden | Weekend Preview

Activities for the weekend of Feb. 28-March 2, 2014, include Seward Park Audubon Center: Halls of Wonder, a Chinese calligraphy aorkshop and Seattle Japanese Garden First Viewing. Films opening include “Non-Stop,” “Son of God” and “Omar.”


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AROUND TOWN

Seward Park Audubon Center: Halls of Wonder: Interactive exhibits, craft stations, science experiments, scavenger hunts, self-guided nature walks for all ages with theme “Shifting Landscapes: Geology, Ecology and Climate Change,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org/ ).

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop: Lecture, demonstration and exhibit by Green Lake Association for Chinese Poetry, Calligraphy and Painting, 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or spl.org ).

Seattle Japanese Garden First Viewing: Opening day of season at 3.5-acre formal garden with plants, trees, water, bridges, waterfalls, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, March 2, traditional Shinto blessing at noon; “A Celebration of Spring” photography show, 1-3 p.m., Tateuchi Community Room, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $5-$10; regular hours start Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays in March, admission $4-$6 (206-684-4725 or www.seattle.gov/parks/parkspaces/japanesegarden.htm ).

AT THE MOVIES

“Non-Stop”: Liam Neeson stars as a U.S. air marshal in this new thriller set onboard an airplane. It has late-night previews Thursday, Feb. 27, and opens Friday, Feb. 28 at several theaters.

“Son of God”: A spinoff of the History miniseries “The Bible” featuring Diogo Morgado as Jesus. It also has late-night previews Thursday, Feb. 27, and opens Friday, Feb. 28, at several theaters.

“Maidentrip”: A documentary about Laura Dekker, a 14-year-old who became the youngest person to sail around the world. It opens Friday, Feb. 28, at the SIFF Cinemas at the Film Center.

“Omar’: Hany Abu-Assad’s second foreign-language film to enter the Oscar race focuses on Palestinian rebels. It opens Friday, Feb. 28, at the Sundance Cinemas.

“Bottled Up:” Enid Zentelis’ follow-up feature to “Evergreen” is the story of a small-town mother and daughter dealing with addiction. It opens Friday, Feb. 28, at the Sundance Cinemas.

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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