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Things to do when it's raining in Seattle Jun 28, 2008
Experience Music Project:

Seattle Center; 325 Fifth Ave. N.; (206) 367-5483; emplive.org

From its improbable shape to the interactive exhibits that make you feel like a rock star, this music museum is a blast for anyone who ever sang in the shower, waited all day for a concert or spent their last hard-earned dime on their favorite tune. It's filled with rock 'n roll artifacts such as Bob Dylan's 1960 harmonica and song lyrics handwritten by Nirvana's Kurt Cobain.

Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame:

Seattle Center; 325 Fifth Ave. N.; (206) 724-3428; sfhomeworld.org

Dedicated to science fiction in all its forms, this place pays tribute to the genre with exhibits and artifacts including rare first editions of books by Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury. Film and television sci-fi fans will recognize costumes and props from Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, Lost in Space, and Star Trek.

GameWorks:

1511 Seventh Ave.; (206) 521-0952; gameworks.com

Founded in Seattle and now in more than 18 locations across the country and internationally, this combination arcade and restaurant provides games and entertainment for all ages.

Seattle Cinerama Theater:

2100 Fourth Ave.; (206) 441-3080; cinerama.com

A piece of Seattle's cinematic 1960s history is preserved in this magnificent movie house, refurbished in the late '90s as a high-tech theater thanks in part to hometown billionaire Paul G. Allen. The makeover boasts a massive, 90-by-30 foot screen constructed of 2,000 indepently angled louvered strips, providing a clear, brilliant picture no matter where you sit.

Uwajimaya:

600 Fifth Ave. S.; (206) 624-6248; uwajimaya.com

This popular store is an exotic emporium of hard-to-find Asian offerings including groceries, fresh seafood, locally-grown product, a deli complete with delicious sushi, cooking equipment and dishes, as well as gifts and lots of other interesting items. Grab lunch or a snack at the food court, featuring the cuisin of Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, and Korea.

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop:

Waterfront at Pier 54; 1001 Alaskan Way; (206) 682-5844 &

Waterfront at Pier 55; 1101 Alaska Way; (206) 622-3939; yeoldecuriosityshop.com

Two locations on the Waterfront make for twice as much fun. Stuffed between the mumies, shrunken heads and other exotic displays are novelties, toys, gags, Northwest native art, jewelry, souvenirs and just a lot of weird stuff.
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