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History, herons and heritage | Weekend Preview

Activities for the weekend of March 21-23, 2014, include the Port Townsend Victorian Heritage Festival, Discovery Park’s Great Blue Herons walk and French Fest Celebration of French-Speaking Cultures at Seattle Center. Movies opening include “Divergent.”

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Port Townsend Victorian Heritage Festival: Uptown walking tours, 2 p.m., pub crawl, 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 21; military-style parade, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22; presentations, lectures and events including vintage-steamboat rides, fashion shows, Victorian teas and Ball Saturday; historic tours, 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 23, Port Townsend ( ).

Great Blue Herons: One-mile walk to see and learn about one of the largest rookeries in the Seattle area, for ages 8 and older, all children must be accompanied by adult, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4237 or

French Fest Celebration of French-Speaking Cultures: Entertainment including Tahitian dances, Cajun music, Gypsy jazz, African dance and French-language songs from around the world, children’s activities, international bistro, Best Baguette competition, culinary demos, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, March 23, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or ).


“Divergent”: Shailene Woodley and Theo James star in this big-budget adaptation of Veronica Roth’s novel about a dystopian society. It has late-night previews Thursday, March 20, and opens Friday, March 21, at several theaters.

“Muppets Most Wanted”: A new musical comedy about the world’s No. 1 criminal, Constantine, who happens to look exactly like Kermit the Frog. It also has late-night previews Thursday, March 20, and opens Friday, March 21, at several theaters.

“Bad Words”: Jason Bateman and Allison Janney star in this dark comedy about a middle-aged man who enters an eighth-grade spelling bee. It also has late-night previews Thursday, March 20, and opens Friday, March 21, at several theaters.

“Enemy”: Jake Gyllenhaal reteams with director Denis Villeneuve for this thriller about a history professor who finds his doppelgänger. It opens Friday, March 21, at the SIFF Cinemas at the Uptown.

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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