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Wondering About Wildlife: Activities for all ages, dissect barn owl pellet, meet Karelian Bear Dogs, make a pinecone bird feeder and other wildlife arts and crafts inside and outdoors, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; free (206-733-9421 or

Winter Fishtival: Activities and talks highlighting a different marine animal each day, 10 a.m. daily Thursday through Jan. 5, The Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle; $14.95-$21.95 (206-386-4300 or


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“Her”: Spike Jonze’s unique romantic comedy stars Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson. It opened Wednesday at the Harvard Exit and Lincoln Square Cinemas.

“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”: Idris Elba plays the title role in this biopic. It opened Wednesday at several theaters.

“The Wolf of Wall Street”: Martin Scorsese’s latest is based on the true story of stockbroker Jordan Belfort (played by Leonardo DiCaprio). It opened Wednesday at several theaters.

“47 Ronin”: Keanu Reeves stars in an Americanized version of one of Japan’s most treasured tales. It opened Wednesday at several theaters (at many in 3D)

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”: Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig star in an updated film adaptation of James Thurber’s short story. it opened Wednesday at several theaters.

“Grudge Match”: The story of two over-the-hill boxers (Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro) who lace up the gloves for one last fight. It opened Wednesday at several theaters.

“Believe”: A new documentary that looks at pop singer Justin Bieber’s rise to fame. it opened Wednesday at several theaters.

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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