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March 28, 2014 at 11:42 AM

5 things to do indoors this weekend

Judging by the weather forecast, we’ll all be looking for indoor entertainment this weekend. Here are a few suggestions from ArtsPage HQ. If you have events to recommend to other readers, you’re invited to add them to the comments thread.

1 Seattle Vegfest

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle; $8 at the door, cash or checks only; ages 12 and younger free (206-706-2635 or www.SeattleVegfest.org).

Fair-trade, gluten-free, dairy-free and otherwise heavily adjectived chocolate, displayed at last year's Vegfest. Photo by Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times.

Fair-trade, gluten-free, dairy-free and otherwise heavily adjectived chocolate, displayed at last year’s Vegfest. Photo by Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times.

Even if you’re a meat-eater, Madeline McKenzie writes, you can pick up tips on healthy eating this weekend at Seattle Center. Expect cooking demonstrations, cookbooks for sale and free samples galore, from more than 200 vendors.

2 'Totally Wicked'

8 p.m. Saturday, March 29, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30, McCaw Hall, Seattle; $28-$78 (206-388-1400 or seattlemenschorus.org).

The lovely and talented Megan Hilty, by Richard Ascroft.

The lovely and talented Megan Hilty, by Richard Ashcroft.

Bellevue native Megan Hilty  — who played Glinda in “Wicked” on Broadway, and starred in the NBC musical-drama “Smash” — headlines a Seattle Men’s Chorus program celebrating the work of composer Stephen Schwartz (“Godspell,” “Pippin”). Read more about the composer and Bellevue’s breakout star in Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson’s preview of the Saturday-night/Sunday-afternoon performances.

3 Washington Hall Benefit

7:30 p.m. Saturday, 153 14th Ave. E., Seattle; $10-$20 at the door.

Washington Hall, courtesy of Historic Seattle.

Washington Hall, courtesy of Historic Seattle.

Preservationists are breathing new life into Washington Hall, site of many historic Seattle appearances (Billie Holiday, Jimi Hendrix, Mark Morris and many others). Saturday night, a party and fundraiser will carry the project forward. (See a related story by Jerry Large.) Expect music, dance, speechifying and a general air of celebration.

4 'The Suit'

Through April 6, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Bagley Wright Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle; $12-$80 (206-443-2222 or www.seattlerep.org).

"The Suit." Photo by Pascal Victor.

“The Suit.” Photo by Pascal Victor.

Writer Misha Berson recommends this moving 75-minute drama, based on a novel set in South Africa during Apartheid. The highly innovative and influential British director Peter Brook staged this parable-with-music, about vengeance and forgiveness, and now it’s on a national tour. It’s presented here at Seattle Repertory Theatre, in partnership with Seattle Theatre Group.

5 Safeco Field Open House

5:30 p.m. Monday, first pitch 7:05 p.m,  Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave., Seattle; $1, ages 14 and younger free (www.mariners.mlb.com).

Safeco Field at a chilly January Fan Fest. Photo by Alan Berner/The Seattle Times.

Safeco Field at a chilly January Fan Fest. Photo by Alan Berner/The Seattle Times.

This final item is neither indoors nor this weekend, but it’s close, and it sounds like such a good entertainment value, I had to include it. Watch the Mariners’ first game of the season in Anaheim on the big screen at Safeco on Monday night; enjoy food specials and a T-shirt giveaway. It costs just $1 (kids are free), and the proceeds benefit Northwest Harvest.

Presumably, the roof will be closed.

Comments | More in List, Weekend preview | Topics: Megan Hilty, Seattle Men's Chorus, The Suit

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