Pick-me-ups at Harvard Exit Theatre
GO: Northwest Film Forum. WHAT: Catch filmmaker lectures and early black-and-white movies you can't find anywhere else. HOW MUCH: Film tickets $9; workshop and lecture fees vary. WHERE: 1515 12th Ave.; www.nwfilmforum.org or 206/267-5380.
Volunteer Park Conservatory. WHAT: A wonderland of poinsettias and decorated trees, plus a gorgeous succulent collection; wreath-making classes Dec 3. WHEN: 10-4 daily HOW MUCH: $2 donation recommended; wreath making $25. WHERE: Volunteer Park, 1402 E. Galer St.; www.volunteerparkconservatory.org or 206/322-4112.
SHOP: Square Room. WHAT: A whimsical home accessories store with the feel of a biology classroom―seashells, bird sculptures, and pinecones. WHEN: Open daily. WHERE: 1316 E. Pike St.; www.squareroom.us or 206/267-7120.