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MOHAI grand opening, contra dance, nightlife music and more happenings this weekend

The Museum of History & Industry has moved into new digs and today they are celebrating with a grand opening. It will feature free admission along with a full day of local artist performances, youth and adult activities, and guided tours. It’s from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today at MOHAI at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle. For more information on the museum and today’s event call or go online to 206-324-1126,

Take the family to LOTT’s WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia, to get  easy ideas for greening up around the house.

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Rickie Lee Jones at Jazz Alley Jan. 18-20

Rickie Lee Jones will be at Seattle’s Jazz Alley for three nights starting Jan. 18. The former Tacoman and “Chuck E’s In Love” singer is touring in support of her new releas,e The Devil You Know. Opening artist is the Boston-based singer/songwriter Jesse Dee.

Here’s more from the announcement:

“It’s a simple, surprising record,” says Rickie Lee Jones of her new album, The Devil You Know. Though she’s one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of our time, interpretive singing has long been part of Jones’s musical tapestry as well. Such previous collections as Girl at Her Volcano (1983),

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Holiday lights displays, Model Train Festival, comedy, plays, Polar Plaza and more things to do this weekend

If you already have seen Zoolights and Fantasy Lights and are still hungry for elaborate holiday displays, head to Federal Way for the Holiday with Lights at Wild Waves Theme Park. It features rides, the North Pole with Santa, live entertainment holiday shows and Toyland, where you can write a letter to Santa or make a craft. Wild Waves is at 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way. Admission is $12.99-$14.99. Call 253-661-8000.

The Washington State History Museum will transport you back to the days when the iron horse was king with the sights and sounds of model train

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Performing dogs, a mentalist and Jerry Springer. America does have (got) talent

UPDATE (JAN. 22, 2013): The “America’s Got Talent Live All Stars Tour” has been canceled, Comcast Arena has announced. “Unforeseen circumstance” has led to the tour being postponed indefinitely. Refunds will be made automatically to credit card purchasers. Ticket purchases made through the Comcast Arena Box Office can be returned to the Box Office for refund.

The “America’s Got Talent Live All Stars Tour” lands in Everett on April 14. The show features performances by finalists from the past two seasons and viewer favorites. Best of all: it’s hosted by Jerry Springer. Tickets go on sale Friday.

The live

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King Tut’s final days at Pacific Science Center

They’re getting ready to wrap King Tut at Pacific Science Center. He may be more than 3,000 years old but the Boy King’s days are numbered – in Seattle, at least. Jan. 6 is the final day for “Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs.”

PSC has sold more than 625,000 tickets to date and the center is extending its hours during the final few weeks.

• Beginning December 26, and for the rest of the show, entry to the exhibit will begin at 9 a.m.
• The final two weekends, Dec. 28-29 and Jan. 4-6, will

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Sarah Brightman concert rescheduled to Oct. 26

Sarah Brightman has rescheduled her North American tour, including a March 22 stop at Comcast Arena, to fall. The Everett show is now moved to Oct. 26 at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre.

Livenation said in a statement today that the release of Brightman’s studio album, “Dreamchaser,” has been pushed back to April to coincide with its international release. As a consequence the North American tour dates are moving back to fall.

Brightman said in the release: “Whilst I regret any inconvenience that this rescheduling might have occasioned for those people who have already bought tickets, the restructuring of my

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Demented Santa makes his annual visit to the Grand

The Grand Cinema’s annual Christmas tradition, “Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale,” returns to the Tacoma theater again starting Friday.

There’s no Rudolph or Whoville in this R rated film about a dig in Finland that surreptitiously unearths a long-buried Santa Claus. But Santa’s not the benevolent soul he’s made out to be and soon children start disappearing. A boy and his father capture Santa, hoping to sell him back to the corporation that sponsored the dig. But Santa’s evil elves have other ideas.

The film will run Friday through Thursday, December 20 with showings at 7:15 p.m. and

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