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November 11, 2011 at 11:15 AM

5 fun things to do indoors this weekend

Looking for a haven from the rain this weekend? Here are five, indoor-entertainment choices that promise lots of fun:

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As you know, the grand old Neptune Theatre in the University District has been transformed by Seattle Theatre Group into a live performance venue, with beautifully restored decor and excellent acoustics. If you haven’t visited the revamped Neptune yet, here’s your opportunity: A Saturday-night, all-ages record-release party for one of Seattle’s favorite local acts, Hey Marseilles. Is Hey Marseilles a big band, or a little orchestra? No matter … its French-cabaret-inflected pop will beguile you.

Another show of note: Wild Flag at Neumos on Capitol Hill. The indie-rock band, comprised of alumni of Sleater-Kinney and other notable groups, released a critically acclaimed self-titled album earlier this season. Seattle Times reviewer Paul Pearson called it “one of this year’s best guitar records.”

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If you’re accustomed to walking around or near Seward Park on Saturdays, you may want to duck into the Seward Park Audubon Center to escape the expected deluge. At the same time you can view a new exhibition of art and poetry inspired by this gem of a park, which marks its centennial this year. Another good indoor-art option is Chinatown International District’s beautiful Wing Luke Museum, which is free on Saturday with a coupon.

Finally: You can pass many a dry hour at Seattle Goodwill’s Glitter Sale. Sparkly formalwear, costume jewelry and designer-label shoes are all on sale, just in time for the holidays. Prices are generally good, as is the cause — proceeds fund Seattle Goodwill’s job-training programs.

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For a walk-off, I’ll leave you with a weekend-preview video recorded this morning in the nice, warm, dry studios at KING 5:

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