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Around town

Volunteer Park Conservatory: Holiday display including poinsettias, holiday train, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and Dec. 24 and 31, Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle; free, donations suggested (206-322-4112 or

Daybreak Star Indian Fine Arts Show & Art Mart: Indian arts and crafts vendors, salmon lunch, Indian tacos, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Daybreak Star Cultural Center, 3801 W. Government Way, Discovery Park, Seattle; free (206-228-1410 or

Model Train Festival: Elaborate model train layouts throughout the museum, interactive activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 26-Jan. 1; Santa visits, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Sunday; Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $7-$9.50 (253-272-3500 or

At the movies

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“The Guilt Trip”: Seth Rogen plays a would-be inventor and Barbra Streisand plays his mother in this road trip/comedy. It opened Wednesday at several theaters.

“Monsters, Inc. 3D”: A rerelease of Pixar’s 2001 animated film, featuring the voices of John Goodman and Billy Crystal, also opened Wednesday at several theaters.

“Jack Reacher”: Tom Cruise stars in this action drama from director Christopher McQuarrie. It opens Friday at several theaters.

“This Is 40”: Judd Apatow’s midlife-crisis romantic comedy stars Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann as a married couple (whom we previously met as supporting characters in Apatow’s “Knocked Up”). It opens Friday at several theaters.

“Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away”: A 3D compilation of elements from seven shows by the famous circus company opens Friday at several theaters.

“Barbara”: A German-language drama about a female doctor in East Germany in the 1980 opens Friday at the SIFF Cinema at the Uptown.

For reviews and showtimes, go to or to Friday’s Weekend Plus section.

For more fun this weekend, see Friday’s Weekend Plus. For advance planning, see Sunday’s NW Traveler.

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