12/13-12/19

ONGOING HOLIDAY EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

HAPPENING THIS WEEK:

candy cane lane. now-dec 31. 4pm.

ne park road, near ravenna park. 5249 17th ave ne.

free. all ages. drive or walk through “candy cane lane,” which is filled with decorated houses, holiday lights and music.

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“the helmstetler family christmas spectacular.” now-dec 26.

free. all ages. holiday lights and music at 3908 sw. charlestown.

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menashe family lights. now-dec 26.

free. all ages. holiday lights at 5600 block beach drive.

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teddy bear suite. now-jan 26.

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

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18th annual gingerbread village: “home for the holidays.” now-jan 2.

free. all ages. sheraton seattle hotel. 1400 6th ave.

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holiday carousel. now-jan 2.

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

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ride the ducks holiday lights tour. now-dec 30.

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toyland village. now-jan 2.

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

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winterfest at seattle center. now-dec 31.

now-dec 31. winter train and village, center house. free. 10-7pm.

now-jan 2. ice rink, fisher pavilion. prices vary ($7 adults), cash only. sun-thur 11-8pm, fri/sat 11-10pm.

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snow in pacific place. now-dec 31. 6pm.

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

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pnb’s nutcracker. now-dec 27.

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

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“a christmas story: the musical!” now-dec 30.

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

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dina martina christmas show 2010. now-dec 31.

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

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christmas ship festival. now-dec 23.

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MONDAY 12/13:

free classes! registration now-dec 17.

goodwill. 1400 south lane st.

free classes through goodwill’s job training center. adult basic education including computer literacy classes, math classes, writing classes, etc. register at the seattle jte center (for nine-week classes in jan & feb).

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free 5th ave theatre tour. noon.

tour lasts approximately 20 minutes.

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2-for-1 pud thai!

jup jup jup. 209 broadway e.

buy one pud thai, and get one of equal or lessor value for free. code phrase is “the blue falcon flies at dawn.” for dinner, dine in only.

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greenwood chocolati cafe movie night. 7-9pm.

free. all ages. 8319 greenwood ave n.

“monty python’s the meaning of life” will be shown. drink specials, 10% discount to students with id.

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TUESDAY 12/14:

free mccaw hall tour. noon-1pm.

pre-registration required.

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“deck the balls” holiday art auction begins today!

tat’s deli, delicatus, built burger, pioneer square neighborhood.

silent auction for ornaments decorated by local artists. ends thur, dec 16 at tat’s deli 7pm. 50% of final bid goes to the artists, 50% to the alliance for pioneer sqaure.

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the hood hunt #3: fremont. 5:30pm.

free. all ages. solstice plaza. se of n. 34th and fremont ave.

map-based scavenger hunt with 20 checkpoints. don’t forget to print a map! after the hunt there will be a social at blue moon burgers (703 n 34th st.) to share stories, vote on favorite checkpoints, etc.

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cocktail contest. 5:30-7:30pm.

havana. 1010 e. pike st.

$5 to sample all the drinks. 21+. presented by the stranger’s questionland.

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fundraiser for dunshee house. 6pm.

capitol club bar. 414 e. pine st.

21+. $25 wine tasting, silent auction, raffle prizes, music, dancing. also capitol club has happy hour specials 5-8pm.

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the round’s holiday party. doors 7pm.

great hall, fremont abbey. 4272 fremont ave n.

$10-$15 sliding scale. all ages. doors 7pm in the abbey cafe (1st floor), show 8-10:30pm. performances by a number of local/regional musicians, improv band, slam poets, and live painters! ugly sweaters, holiday clothing, etc. encouraged!

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“deck the hall.” 7pm.

auditorium, chief sealth international high school. 2600 sw thistle st.

$5. all ages. featuring westside symphony and west seattle big band.

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WEDNESDAY 12/15:

“stop in and shop local! wine and cheese party.” 5-7pm.

ventures. 314 1st ave s.

free. presented by girl power hour. wine and cheese available while you shop the marketplace and support local low-income artists and entrepreneurs.

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“ethan stowell’s new italian kitchen.” 6:30pm.

queen anne books. 1811 queen anne ave n.

free. all ages. the local chef will be signing his new book.

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nancy pearl “book lust.” 7pm.

wide world books and maps. 4411 wallingford ave n.

pearl will discuss and sign her newest from the book lust series. wide world will donate 20% of all proceeds from 6-cl to solid ground, and they also are hosting an ongoing book drive for solid ground.

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craft night. 7:30pm.

neptune coffee. 8415 greenwood ave n.

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

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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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THURSDAY 12/16:

miss rose and her rhythm percolators at city hall. noon-1pm.

city hall plaza. 5th between cherry and james st. downtown.

free. all ages. musical performance by miss rose and her rhythm percolators (ukulele swing from the 20’s).

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holiday grub ‘n pub crawl in ballard.

pick up a holiday grub ‘n pub crawl passport card, get your card punched at four participating locations, and enter it to win prizes!

also:

dec 1-31: pick up a holiday shop hop passport card, get your card punched at four participating locations, and enter it to win a ballard shopping spree!

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“entertaining at home” signing. 4-6pm.

metropolitan market. admiral 2320 42nd ave nw.

free. all ages. lifestyle and entertaining expert alexandra hedin will be signing her entertaining at home: inspiration, recipes and crafts for creations for a lovely life.

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“holiday shopping, dining and merriment.” 4-7pm.

pioneer square neighborhood.

ornament auction (closes at 7pm), santa photos, 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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“the wave and animate existence” opening reception. 5-9pm.

vermillion gallery. 1508 11th ave.

free opening reception and party for jesse higman’s illuvium: the wave and animate existence. music by dj chris peterson. plus happy hour is 4-7pm!

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“vs. the matador” re-opening. 5:30-7:30pm.

soil gallery. 112 3rd ave s.

free. all ages. did you miss the opening reception of vs. the matador? if so, then you should head to soil tonight!

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slog happy holiday gift exchange. 6pm.

central cinema. 1411 21st ave.

free. bring a wrapped gift for the gift exchange, screening of the he-man and she-ra christmas special! food and drink specials, including $5 holiday mimosas, $1 popcorn, $3 off pizza. plus free cupcakes!

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belltown art walk. 6-cl.

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the imaginary holiday office party. doors 7pm.

columbia city theater. 4916 rainier ave s.

$15 adv. 21+. musical performances by the tripwires, the young evils, and more! dj greg vandy in the bourbon bar. photos with santa (john vanderslice) 7:30-9:30pm. presented by three imaginary girls, proceeds benefit teen feed.

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winter concert. 7-9pm.

auditorium, chief sealth international high school. 2600 sw thistle st.

chief sealth’s music program’s winter concert featuring the concert band, mariachi band, choirs, and orchestra.

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“an improvised christmas carol.” 8:30pm.

market theater. 1428 post alley.

$12. all ages. unexpected productions presents “a(n improvised) christmas carol,” where the audience gives suggestions for the story/show.

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FRIDAY 12/17:

holidays in the city weekly giveaway! 10:30-5pm.

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“entertaining at home” signing. 4-6pm.

metropolitan market. saint point 5250 40th ave ne.

free. all ages. lifestyle and entertaining expert alexandra hedin will be signing her entertaining at home: inspiration, recipes and crafts for creations for a lovely life.

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bakery nouveau holiday open house. 4-6pm.

bakery nouveau. 4737 california ave sw.

free. all ages. yummy samples to try!

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“the meat lover’s meatless cookbook” 5-7pm.

metropolitan market. admiral 2320 42nd ave nw. 5-7pm.

trained chef, journalist, and online personality kim o’donnel will be signing her the meat lover’s meatless cookbook, which has menus for every week of the year.

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free fry friday at pike street fish fry. 5-8pm.

third friday of every month. 925 e. pike st.

free french fries, $2 new belgium beer AND free poloroids with santa!

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university district art walk. 6-9pm.

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caroling. 7pm.

meet at greg davis park (brandon and 26th ave sw). west seattle neighborhood.

free. all ages. bring a flashlight, umbrella, warm clothing, jingle bells, etc. presented/organized by delridge and high point neighbors!

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live musical performance. 7-9:30pm.

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

free. all ages. hosted by neel datta.

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microsoft orchestra winterfest performance. 7:30pm.

center house, seattle center.

free. all ages. performance by the 60-member microsoft orchestra. including holiday songs and carols.

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“the funky, fugly christmas sweater fest.” 8pm.

pravda studios. 1406 10th ave.

$20 sugg. donation. 21+. music, dancing, games, drinks, and more! benefits the juvenile diabetes research foundation.

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free screening of “white christmas.” 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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SATURDAY 12/18:

univeristy district farmers market. 9-2pm.

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one year anniversary celebration. all day.

couth buzzard books espresso buono cafe. 8310 greenwood ave n.

free. all ages. live music, games, prizes, and more! free concert pint & dale and jim page at 7:30pm. anniversary discounts like buy any used book and get a second one for 50% off, buy any cafe item and get another item 50% off.

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

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free day at wing luke museum. 10-8pm.

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holidays in the city weekly giveaway! dec 18 & 19. 10:30-5pm.

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“the meat lover’s meatless cookbook” 11-1pm.

metropolitan market. uptown 100 mercer st. 11-1pm.

trained chef, journalist, and online personality kim o’donnel will be signing her the meat lover’s meatless cookbook, which has menus for every week of the year.

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“it’s always bazaar.” today & dec 19. 11-7pm.

theinartsnw. 1633 17th ave.

free (entry). all ages. a craft sale in theinartsnw; a live/work space that houses a number of artists (of many different disciplines).

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cafe bonjour grand opening. noon-2pm.

cafe bonjour. 7119 woodlawn ave ne.

free. all ages. live music, face painting, complimentary hors d’oeuvres (for customers who bring a food donation for the northwest harvest), and more!

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“handmade holidays.” 12:30-4:30pm.

richard hugo house. 1634 11th ave.

free (entry). all ages. craft sale with 11 local artists.

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children’s holiday arts and crafts. today-dec 24.

space needle observation deck, seattle center. 400 broad st.

all ages. take your picture with santa and make something in his workshop!

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winterfest ice sculpting. noon-2pm.

free. all ages. outside fisher pavilion, seattle center.

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santacon! noon-2am.

all over seattle! starts in fremont at the troll.

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winterfest fireside singing. 5-7pm.

free. all ages. outside fisher pavilion, seattle center.

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eastside modern jazz orchestra winterfest performance. 7pm.

center house, seattle center.

free. all ages. performance by the eastside modern jazz orchestra.

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the maldives and the moondoggies 5th annual holiday show. doors 8pm.

showbox market. 1426 1st ave.

$15 (plus fees). 21+. the maldives, the moondoggies, drew grow and the pastors’ wives.

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8th annual double album christmas benefit show. 9pm.

tractor tavern. 5213 ballard ave nw.

$10. 21+. local bands/musicians (including kurt bloch, judd wasserman band, the tea cozies, dept. of energy, and more!) will take turns playing one song from jimi hendrix’s “electric ladyland.” all proceeds benefit musicares.

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SUNDAY 12/19:

west seattle farmers market. 10-2pm.

also:

there are special “hometown holidays” events around the junction, including a holiday raffle, photos with santa, mule carriage rides, etc.

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fremont street market. 10-5pm.

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the very last broadway farmers market of the season. 11-3pm.

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“it’s always bazaar.” 11-7pm.

theinartsnw. 1633 17th ave.

free (entry). all ages. a craft sale in theinartsnw; a live/work space that houses a number of artists (of many different disciplines).

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seattle flute society winterfest performance. 12:30pm.

center house, seattle center.

free. all ages. performance by the 20-member seattle flute society.

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free live music. 1-2pm.

volunteer park conservatory. 1402 galer st.

free. all ages. live harp music by bill mcjohn.

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community square dance. 4pm.

free. all ages. center house, seattle center.

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“short stories live: holiday classics.” 4-6pm.

downstairs, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

$13 general/$15 door. all ages. holiday stories, poems, and music.

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the bushwick book club seattle. 8pm.

can can. 94 pike st.

$7 general/$12 vip. 21+. “the bushwick book club presents original music inspired by the lion, the witch and the wardrobe. over 15 artists will perform!

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“white trash xxxmas bash 2010.” 9pm.

$8. 21+. sunset tavern.

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