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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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AROUND TOWN

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 (www.vicfest.org ).

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 www.seattle.gov/parks).

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 www.fenpnw.org ).

AT THE MOVIES

“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 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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