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Garden d’Lights


TODAY The garden “blooms” with botanical displays made from thousands of lights, ends today, 5-9:30 p.m. today, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (425-452-2750 or www.bellevuebotanical.org).



Winterfest/New Year’s Eve at Seattle Center



THU-SUN Holiday-train display, sharing gift box, holiday entertainment, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today and Sunday, Seattle Center House, Seattle.

• Washington Mutual Ice Rink and Holiday Carousel, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. today, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Fisher Pavilion, $7/adults, $5/ages 5 and younger, bring your own skates, $2 off.

• New Year’s Eve dance and fireworks show, 7 p.m.-midnight today.

Seattle Center, Seattle; free unless otherwise noted (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).

CLASSICAL


Jeff Thayer


WED Violinist Jeff Thayer, concertmaster of the San Diego Symphony, plays a free program of Debussy, Elgar, Kreisler and Mendelssohn with members of the Lanier Piano Trio. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Benaroya Hall (Soundbridge), 200 University St., Seattle, FREE (206-215-4747).


Ladies Musical Club


THU Pianist Joyce Gibb performs works of Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Chopin. Sandra Darlson, soprano, and pianist Karin McCollough present songs/arias of Dvorák, Villa Lobos and Verdi. 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St., Seattle, FREE (206-622-6882 or www.lmcseattle.org).


Music for Lunch


THU Kevin Kaukl presents works by Bach, Beethoven, Ravel, Liszt and Grieg. 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Sherman Clay, 1624 Fourth Ave., Seattle, FREE (206-622-7580).

VISUAL ARTS


Free First Thursday at SAM


THU The museum offers free admission every first Thursday of the month with live music and cocktails in the First Avenue lobby, poetry readings, lectures and docent-led tours. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday. Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St., Seattle, FREE, special exhibits are $3 (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).


Seattle Art Walk


THU Tour downtown Seattle’s galleries with a walking map as a guide, available from all participating galleries. 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Downtown Seattle, Seventh Avenue and Pine Street, Seattle, FREE (206-667-0687).

MOVIES


“Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason”


It continues at the Crest Cinema. Also there: “Vera Drake,” “Team America: World Police,” “Shark Tale,” “Garden State” and “Napoleon Dynamite” ($3).


“Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason”

and “The Grudge”


They continue at the Admiral Theater in West Seattle. Also there: “Shark Tale” and “Team America: World Police” ($4.50).


“The Motorcycle Diaries”


It continues at the Big Picture. All seats on Mondays are $5.