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March 16, 2012 at 11:40 AM

3 things to do this weekend — roof included

If you’ve heard the weather forecast you’re probably not wondering where to unfold your beach chair this weekend. (Other than in front of the TV.) So the Seattle Times’ weekend suggestions this week run to activities of a more roofed variety.

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Starting with (and speaking of “variety”) … The Moisture Festival, a three-week festival of frivolity, aptly named for the season. The acts on the bill are mostly of the vaudeville sort — jugglers, clowns, aerialists, oompah bands and comedians, spiced with a little burlesque. There’s lots of funny stuff for the kids here (including a guy who makes sandwiches with his feet, as Michael Upchurch reports), as well as more risque acts for adults. Venues include Hale’s Palladium in Fremont, Georgetown Ballroom and — new this year — Broadway Performance Hall.

Seattle Jewish Film Festival brings the Jewish experience home to Seattle with films from Israel, Argentina, France and elsewhere. Some of the movies in this annual fest sound especially good this year, especially “Free Men (Les Hommes Libres),” which writer-about-town Upchurch calls a “cannily shot thriller.” It plays at 8 p.m. Sunday at Pacific Place. The festival runs through March 25.

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Finally, some folks may brave the outdoors Saturday for the St. Patrick’s Day run and the parade down Fourth Avenue, but you can be just as Irish indoors at the Irish Festival, Saturday and Sunday at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Click here for a preview of all three events. We’ve also got a great list of music and drink specials at Seattle-area bars if you want to go green in a more adult fashion.

Want the video version of this weekend preview? Recorded this morning at KING 5:

(Photos: Inga Ingenue by Michelle Bates and St. Patrick’s Day 2011 by Ken Lambert.)

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