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January 20, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Three wet-weather-weekend outings

Yes, the weather is going to be lousy this weekend. But no, you do not want to stay inside — because haven’t you played enough online solitaire this past week?

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Put on your slicker and head outdoors for one of these diverting activities. We may be snow wimps here in Seattle, but rain? We own rain.

Olympic Sculpture Park turns 5 this weekend and you’re invited to the party. It’s from 11 to 3 Saturday, and involves art activities, a tour of the park and sweet treats from Taste restaurant. (And note: If things get really ugly, you can duck into Paccar Pavilion to dry off.) Details are here.

Winter Farmers Markets are catching on around Seattle. You know that already if you read the Seattle Times’ All You Can Eat blog. The U. District market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (University Way and Northeast 5oth Street); West Seattle, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays (West Seattle Junction); and Ballard from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays (5300 Ballard Ave. N.W.). Winter vegetables (kale, carrots, cabbage, more) and artisan sauces and preserves are in stock, and if it rains really hard, your veggies will come pre-washed.

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The Tet Festival celebrates the Vietnamese new year, with dragon and lion dances, martial arts, a fashion show, food and more. It’s Saturday and Sunday at Seattle Center, which means you can sneak into the Center House any time you need to warm up. Details here.

It’s winter-as-usual in Seattle. Embrace it.

(Photos: OSP by Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times. Tet Festival 2010 by Alan Berner/The Seattle Times.)

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