12/6-12/12

SEVERAL (ONGOING) ACTIVITIES/EVENTS HAPPENING THIS WEEK:

teddy bear suite.

free. all ages. fairmont olympic hotel. 411 university st.

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18th annual gingerbread village.

sheraton seattle hotel. 1400 6th ave.

free. all ages. this year’s theme is “home for the holidays.”

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ride the ducks holiday lights tour.

$15 adults. all ages. tour is about 40 min; visits multiple seattle locations.

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holiday carousel.

sugg. donation $2/rider. all ages. westlake park/center, downtown.

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toyland village.

free. all ages. over 50 illuminated displays. waterfront park.

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candy cane lane. daily. 4pm.

free. all ages. ne park road, near ravenna park. 5249 17th ave ne.

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winterfest at seattle center

*winter train and village, center house. free. all ages. 10-7pm.

*ice rink, fisher pavilion. prices vary ($7 adults), cash only. all ages. sun-thur 11-8pm, fri/sat 11-10pm.

*dec 4, 11, 18. ice sculpting, outside fisher pavilion. free. noon-2pm.

*dec 4, 11, 18. fireside singing, outside fisher pavilion. free. 5-7pm.

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snow in pacific place. daily. 6pm.

free. all ages. snowfall and music in the atrium, pacific place. 600 pine st.

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pnb’s nutcracker.

$28 and up. all ages. pnb, mccaw hall. 301 mercer st.

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“a christmas story: the musical!”

$23 and up. all ages. 5th ave theatre. 1308 5th ave.

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dina martina christmas show 2010.

$20 adv/$25 door. 21+. cash bar. re-bar. 1114 howel st.

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christmas ship festival.

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MONDAY 12/06:

free 5th ave theatre tour. noon.

tour lasts approximately 20 minutes.

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west seattle chanukah party. 6-8:30pm.

call (206-251-4063) for location.

$10 sugg. donation. all ages. celebrate chanukah with driedels, food, and more!

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scrabble tournament for charity! 7pm.

the skylark lounge. 3803 delridge way sw.

$5/person. 21+. three 45 min rounds, prizes for highest score and runners up, raffle (tickets for sale). 7pm registration, game starts at 7:15pm, this is the first of what will be a weekly scrabble fundraiser event (benefiting different charities different weeks)!

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greenwood chocolati cafe movie nights. 7-9pm.

free. all ages. 8319 greenwood ave n.

a different movie every monday, “fight club” will be shown tonight. drink specials, 10% discount to students with id.

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TUESDAY 12/07:

“holidate.” today & dec 8. noon.

u. village.

$25 (all proceeds benefit the ronald mcdonald house). access to the holidate shopping lounge in sonrisa (noon-8pm), a drink, hors d’oeuvres, vip shopping card for 20% off at participating stores and restaurants (including something silver, banana republic, storables, headline salon, lucy, mercer, free people, etc.)

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“wing dome 7-alarm challenge for charity.” 6:3opm.

wing dome. 4523 california ave.

free. all ages. kickoff for the “give 2 cents” promotion (for every wing eaten during december, wing dome will donate 2 cents northwest harvest). competition not open to the public to participate, but everyone is welcome to watch!

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“die hard.” 9:30pm.

central cinema. 1411 21st ave.

$5 adv/$7 day of. 21+. beer, wine, and food available too!

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WEDNESDAY 12/08:

“holidate.” noon.

u. village.

$25 (all proceeds benefit the ronald mcdonald house). access to the holidate shopping lounge in sonrisa (noon-8pm), a drink, hors d’oeuvres, vip shopping card for 20% off at participating stores and restaurants (including something silver, banana republic, storables, headline salon, lucy, mercer, free people, etc.)

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genki sushi special!

genki sushi usa, queen anne. 500 mercer st.

all sushi items $1.00 per plate! menu items only, dine-in only, can’t be combined with other discounts/promotions.

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free urban permaculture slide show. 6pm.

meeting room, beacon hill library. 2821 beacon ave s.

free. all ages. jefferson park food forest steering committee is hosting this slide show about home and community permaculture. food and drinks will be provided.

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silent reading party. 6-9pm.

fireside room, sorrento hotel. 900 madison st.

free. a nice place to join others, and read silently. drink specials.

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now urbanism “networked urbanisms.” 6:30pm.

room 120, kane hall. university of washington.

free. all ages. uw saywer seminar series. “networked urbanisms: connections and communications across space and time.” todd presner (germanic languages, university of california), david stark (sociology, columbia university), tad hirsch (people and practices research group, intel), hanson hosein (uw).

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“child’s play. 7pm.

central cinema. 1411 21st ave.

$6 adv/$8 day of. comedy from blood squad before the film.

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craft night. 7:30pm.

neptune coffee. 8415 greenwood ave n.

“stitch and b*word night” every wednesday: $1 off all glasses of wine, join knitters, crocheters, etc.

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wendell potter “future of health.” 7:30-9pm.

$5. all ages. downstairs, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

“future of health: corporate pr is killing health care.” wendell potter is a former insurance executive and author of deadly spin.

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capitol hill comedy. 8:30pm.

15th ave coffee & tea (starbucks). 328 15th ave e.

free. all ages. $1 off beer/wine, 25% off small plates.

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“rosehips at rosebud.” 9:30pm.

rosebud restaurant & bar. 719 e. pike st.

free. 21+. belly dancing exhibition. themed drinks.

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THURSDAY 12/09:

free day at the northwest african american museum. 11-7pm.

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shopping event in pioneer square. 4-7pm.

music, special promotions, and prizes! pick up a punch card (pioneer square park 1st ave & yesler way or at a participating merchant), when you spend $25 or more you will be entered to win gifts-like an ipad!

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wa state (santa) firefighters! 5pm.

babeland. 707 e. pike st.

free. firefighters from the wscff burn foundation calendars will be playing santa at babeland; signing calendars, posing for photos, and there will even be some free prizes!

also if you mention “blitz” (capitol hill art walk going on 5-8pm tonight!), you get 10% your purchase!

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holiday party. 5pm.

seattle yarn. 5633 california ave sw.

20% of almost everything in the store and complimentary refreshments.

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capitol hill blitz. 5-8pm.

including all night happy hour at boom noodle, sock drive for teen feed at aria salon, “keys open doors” opening reception and free beer and wine at catalyst gallery, etc.

also:

the blitz after party is at the unicorn (21+), with “penetration”(kaleidoscopic audio and visual projections by dumb eyes. 9pm-cl).

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free day at the seattle asian art museum. 5-9pm (with blitz).

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2nd annual holiday cocktail party. 6-9pm.

citrus lounge. 1001 fairview ave n.

$20 non members. 21+. cocktails and snacks, photos with santa, donate a gift card or item(s) to the jubilee women’s center, door prizes, music by c89.5 fm dj lifeguard, and more! presented by girl power hour and vitaminwater zero. cocktail attire encouraged.

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west seattle art walk. 6-9pm.

also:

many west seattle stores are open late and offering drinks and snacks for tonight’s art walk!

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now urbanism “america’s war on immigrants.” 6:30pm.

room 120, kane hall. university of washington.

free. all ages. douglass massey (henry g. bryant professor of sociology, princeton university).

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4th annual multicultural night. 6:30-8:30pm.

chief sealth high school. 2600 sw thistle st.

free food, ($1) raffle, student performances, and more!

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free music show. doors 8pm.

chop suey. 1325 e. madison st.

free, reservation required. 21+. sailor jerry presents thee o sees, bare wires, night beats.

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movie night at bauhaus. 8pm.

free. all ages. bauhaus books & coffee. 301 e. pine st.

a movie will be shown without sound, while a guest dj will create a new soundtrack. music starts 8pm, film 8:30pm.

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FRIDAY 12/10:

holiday sale. 10-7pm.

studio, entrance around back. 4136 meridian ave n.

free. all ages. eggnog, hot apple cider, cookies, and shopping! the studio will be open to showcase the work of five local artists.

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“duct tape mania!” 3-5pm.

seattle public library, ballard branch. 5614 22nd ave nw.

free. 12+. create wallets, picture frames, and other creations out of duct tape! snacks will be provided.

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“urban pantry” signing. 3-7pm.

metropolitan market, queen anne location. 1908 queen anne ave n.

free. all ages. chef and gardener amy pennington will be signing her urban pantry: tips and recipes for a thrifty, sustainable and seasonal kitchen.

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“roasty toasty holiday event.” 4-7pm.

counterbalance park, lower queen anne.

free. all ages. bonfire and smores, cookies, apple cider, hot chocolate.

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“holiday style night for charity.” 5-8pm.

ola salon. 2942 avalon way sw.

$20 donation ($40 or more includes an additional in-salon conditioning treatment and two raffle tickets). rsvp encouraged. complimentary services, food and drinks, raffle. all proceeds benefit the nonprofit westside baby.

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art up greenwood-phinney. 6-9pm.

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free live musical performances. 7-9:30pm.

alley upstairs room, cafe allegro. 4214 university way ne.

free. all ages. rotating musicians; this week is bary sebastian and roy garcia.

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mad rad cd release. doors 7:30pm.

vera project. 305 harrison st.

$11. all ages. mad rad, champagne champagne, infinite loop, helladope.

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free screening of “footloose.” 8pm.

free. all ages. west hall, 2nd floor, century ballroom. 915 east pine st.

doors and ($) food/bar service available at 7pm, movie at 8pm.

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free music show. 9pm.

bourbon bar, columbia city theater. 4916 rainier ave s.

free. 21+. free musical performances by indian valley line and elk & boar.

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meza’s holiday party. 9pm.

meza. 1515 14th ave.

free. drink specials ($3 hot spiced apple cider, mimosas, sangria, wells). festive (red or glitter/sparkly) attire encouraged.

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SATURDAY 12/11:

univeristy district farmers market. 9-2pm.

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c&p coffee holiday arts & crafts fair. 9-3pm.

c&p coffee company. 5612 california ave sw.

free. all ages. unique local arts and crafts available to purchase!

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“central chic boutique.” 9:30-3:30pm.

central area senior center. 500 30th ave s.

free. all ages. free shop swag bags. local and handmade items for purchase.

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holidays in the city weekly giveaway! 9:30-8pm.

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free moore theatre tour. 10am.

tour lasts approximately 90 min.

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miller community center holiday party. 10-2pm.

miller community center. 330 19th ave e.

free. all ages. games and presents for kids, holiday meal for everyone. presented by miller community center and the country doctor community clinic.

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eco chic expo. 10-3pm.

phinney neighborhood center. 6532 phinney ave n.

free. find eco-friendly ways to “green up” your home and life.

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georgetown trailer park market of curiosities. 10-4pm.

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holiday sale. 10-7pm.

studio, entrance around back. 4136 meridian ave n.

free. all ages. eggnog, hot apple cider, cookies, and shopping! the studio will be open to showcase the work of five local artists.

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history house holiday photos. today & dec 12. 11-4pm.

history house. 790 n 34th st.

authentic old world german holiday setting (including original pieces from the berlin wall) for holiday portraits!

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2nd annual diy holiday fair: “swap it. spin it. bring it. screen it.” 11-5pm.

vera project. 305 harrison st.

free. all ages. diy holiday fair (with over 30 vendors!) and silk-screen party! for $5 vera instructors will help you silkscreen a logo on whatever fabric you bring (or you can purchase a shirt there to use also). diy marketplace with crafts, bake sale, raffle, live musical performances by several local bands, and more! presented with hollow earth radio.

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holiday extravaganza and open house. 11-7pm.

kathy casey food studios. 5130 ballard ave nw.

free. all ages. food samples, book signings, specialty food products for sale, and more!

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“winter wonderland holiday bazzar.” noon-3pm.

youngstown cultural arts center. 4408 delridge way sw.

crafts, food, raffle, and more! benefits the future active and safe play space campaign.

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central district art walk. noon-5pm.

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“pike n’ pine holiday shopping weekend.” today & dec 12.

local businesses located in pike/pine area. capitol hill.

special treats and discounts! like 25% off all women’s apparel at 35th north skate; coupons, cookies, and beverages at babeland; 20% of at flora and henri; free 2nd scoop when you purchase a scoop of ice cream at bluebird; christmas cookies at cakespy; all day happy hour discounts at rosebud; and much more!!!

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the greenhornes at easy st. 3pm.

easy street records, queen anne location. 20 mercer st.

free. all ages. in-store musical performance by the greenhornes.

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34th annual green lake pathway of lights. 4:30-7:30pm.

green lake.

free. all ages. live musical performances at the green lake community center, the green lake small craft center, the bathhouse theater, and the the arch. warm drinks and treats will be available, walkers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food item donations for the northwest harvest, and their own candles or lights too.

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ballard art walk. 6-9pm.

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“a holiday a-fair.” 6-9pm.

shop for holiday gifts from a number of local shops and boutiques, including velouria, sweetie, ghost gallery, and more! fashion show, holiday cocktails, and special discounts.

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georgetown art attack. 6-9pm.

also:

art jam 5 at 9lb hammer 8-cl.

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“fantagraphics 4th anniversary celebration.” 6-9pm.

fantagraphics bookstore & gallery. 1201 s. vale st.

art, special deals on comics, music (including performances by zak sally and mark pickerel), and more!

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“chanukwanzmas shopping party.” 6-10pm.

pilot books. 219 broadway e.

free. all ages. free food, entertainment, special guests, giveaways, gift wrapping, and book recommendations for the holidays!

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w.o.w. release. 10pm.

rain sushi. 2208 n 45th.

celebrate the release of the “women of wallingford” calendar with live music by mesa.

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SUNDAY 12/12:

ballard street market. 10-3pm.

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west seattle farmers market. 10-2pm.

also:

there are special “hometown holidays” events around the junction, including a holiday raffle, photos with santa, food drive for the west seattle food bank, etc.

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fremont street market. 10-5pm.

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holiday sale. 10-7pm.

studio, entrance around back. 4136 meridian ave n.

free. all ages. eggnog, hot apple cider, cookies, and shopping! the studio will be open to showcase the work of five local artists.

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broadway farmers market. 11-3pm.

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history house holiday photos. 11-4pm.

history house. 790 n 34th st.

authentic old world german holiday setting (including original pieces from the berlin wall) for holiday portraits!

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holidays in the city weekly giveaway! 11-6pm.

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“pike n’ pine holiday shopping weekend.”

local businesses located in pike/pine area. capitol hill.

special treats and discounts! like 25% off all women’s apparel at 35th north skate; coupons, cookies, and beverages at babeland; 20% of at flora and henri; free 2nd scoop when you purchase a scoop of ice cream at bluebird; christmas cookies at cakespy; all day happy hour discounts at rosebud; and much more!!!

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michel navedo. 7pm.

bourbon bar, columbia city theater. 4916 rainier ave s.

free. 21+. free musical performance by trumpet player michel navedo.

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