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EVENTS, EXPERIENCES, EXHIBITS, ETC. COMPILED BY KENDALL FLETCHER AND PAT HENDERSON A Grand time at the ‘Somewhere in Time’ weekend Travelers heading to Michigan’s timeless Mackinac Island can tour locations used for the 1980 Hollywood romance “Somewhere in Time.” Groups are taken to the island by ferry and then transported by horse and buggy to filming spots such as the Victorian-era Grand Hotel and Mission Point Resort. More than half of the movie was shot at the Grand, which boasts the world’s largest front porch, a 660-footer. While taking a tour at the stately hotel, visitors see places where scenes featuring the movie’s stars, Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour, were filmed. They also will hear behind-the- scenes stories and details on mishaps, including when Reeve fell during a scene near the courtyard pool area and delayed filming. The hotel hosts a “Somewhere in Time” event each autumn (Oct. 26–28 this year). This special weekend includes a screen- ing of the film, discussions of the movie’s production process and appearances by returning cast members—Seymour is a regular. The event includes a costume promenade and the Grand Luncheon Buffet, and guests are invited to appear in costume at cocktail receptions. To learn more, call the Grand Hotel’s Julia Luckey- Ottenwess at +1.906.847.3331 or go to grandhotel.com. —K.F. Spies like us • Items created for international intelligence services, such as cipher machines, counterfeit currency, disguised weapons and miniature cameras. • Espionage training films from World War II and documen- tation obtained by spies. • Pop culture items inspired by fictitious portrayals of spies in movies and on TV. The International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., is the only public museum in the world dedicated to exploring the history, impact and tradecraft of intelligence and espionage from a global perspective. The attraction features the largest collection of international espionage-related artifacts ever placed on public display, including: 18 February 2018 Groups can take part in interactive experiences, such as Operation Spy and Spy in the City. Operation Spy is an action- packed opportunity for visitors to be a spy and locate a missing trigger device before it falls into the wrong hands. As part of Spy in the City, participants head outdoors to complete a mission and receive clues, codes and audio intercepts via a GPS device. The museum is scheduled to move into a new building at L’Enfant Plaza, two blocks south of the National Mall, in early 2019. The new location will more than double the floor space of the existing building and will include four extra exhibit areas, additional classroom space, a separate group entrance and a dedicated motorcoach loading zone. For more information, call the museum’s Lori Scott at +1.202.654.2844 or go to spymuseum.org. —P.H.