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ArtsPage

A way to keep up with Seattle theaters, concert halls, galleries, museums and other fine-arts events.

March 2, 2012 at 10:40 AM

9 ways to spend your weekend

Every weekend, ArtsPage tells you where to go and what to do. This weekend, we’re telling you when, too, in chronological order.

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Friday night: We have four movies opening in Seattle that earned three-and-a-half stars or more (on a scale of four) from our reviewers. The big ones, you’ve heard of: “Rampart,” starring Woody Harrelson, and “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.” But don’t overlook the domestic horror story “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” pictured, or the gripping documentary, “Windfall.” Search for movie showtimes here (see the search box on the right side of the screen).

If you’re looking for something more on the arty side, consider the pioneering Jose Limon Dance Company’s performances Friday and Saturday nights at Meany Theater. Seattle Times arts writer Michael Upchurch raves about the program here.

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Saturday morning: Behemoths rule at the Burke today, for the annual Dino Day. Pair up with your favorite oversized-reptile fan (kid or adult variety) and learn about pre-historic life, fossils and paleontology.

Saturday night: It’s cabaret night at Egan’s in Ballard. In fact, it’s cabaret month. And it kicks off with performances by drag chanteuse Arnaldo! and cabaret singers such as Judy Ann Moulton. Expect intimate renditions of classics from the American songbook.

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Sunday: After a weekend of racing around, take a few minutes out to visit the serene Japanese Garden at the UW Arboretum. Special season-opening programming takes place all day, including a Shinto blessing.

(Photos: “We Have to Talk About Kevin” by Nicole Rivelli, Oscilloscope/AP; Dino Day courtesy of the Burke Museum; Seattle Japanese Garden by Cliff DesPeaux/Seattle Times.)

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