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CookieFest


SAT Fresh-baked treats from more than 25 local bakeries, restaurants, hotels, caterers and culinary schools; proceeds benefit Seattle Milk Fund, from 10 a.m. Saturday, while supplies last, Bon-Macy’s, 1601 Third Ave., Seattle; $.65 each or $6.50 dozen (206-506-4FUN).


Lucia Fest


SUN The 40th annual Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Lucia Fest with a reception following the pageant, which will include Swedish dances, 5 p.m. Sunday, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2400 N.W. 85th St., Seattle; FREE (206-783-7900).


Winterfest at Seattle Center


ONGOING Holiday train display, sharing gift box, holiday entertainment, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, Seattle Center House, Seattle.

• Washington Mutual Ice Rink, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Jan. 2, Fisher Pavilion, $7/adults, $5/ages 5 and younger, bring your own skates, $2 off.

• Holiday Carousel, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Jan. 2.

• World DessertFest chef demonstrations and samples of sweet treats, 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19 and 26.

Seattle Center House, FREE (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).

CLASSICAL


Northwest Chorale presents “A Very Choral Christmas”


TODAY-SAT Christmas motets by Poulenc, and the Rutter “Gloria” (with brass). Admission by free-will offering to benefit Northwest Harvest. 7:30 p.m. today, Queen Anne Lutheran Church, 2400 Eighth Ave. W., Seattle; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church of Seattle, 1013 Eighth Ave., Seattle (206-362-5731 or www.nwchorale.org).


South Sound Classical Choir


SAT Christmas choral music composed by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Britten, Thompson, and Holst. It’s free (donations gladly accepted). 7 p.m. Saturday, Mason United Methodist Church, 2710 N. Madison St., Tacoma, FREE (253-759-3539).


Bellevue Philharmonic:

Holiday Christmas concert


SUN Led by Fusao Kajima and including an old-fashioned audience sing-along of holiday favorites. 3 p.m. Sunday, Wintergarden at Bellevue Place, 10500 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue, FREE (425-455-4171 or www.bellevuephil.org).


Jubilate!


SUN The 24 young women of this St. James Cathedral ensemble, led by Stacey Sunde, sing carols for Advent and the holidays by Britten, Lubeck and others, plus sing-along carols for the whole family. Admission by free-will offering. 2 p.m. Sunday, Cross of Christ Lutheran Church (ELCA), 411 156th Ave. N.E., Bellevue (425-746-7300).


Ladies Musical Club


MON Songs of Mozart and Strauss, with soprano Malya Muth and pianist Johanna Mastenbrook; flutist Diana Peterson joins Mastenbrook for works of Debussy and Arthur Foote. 3 p.m. Monday, Harborview Medical Center cafeteria, 325 9th Ave., Seattle, FREE (206-622-6882 or www.lmcseattle.org).


Music for Lunch


THU William Chapman Nyaho and Jennifer Bowman play Brahms for duo pianos in this free lunchtime concert. 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Sherman Clay, 1624 Fourth Ave., Seattle, FREE (206-622-7580).

DANCE


Cornish College Dance department: New Moves concert


TODAY-SUN Choreography and performances by students of Cornish College Dance Department. 8 p.m. today-Sunday, Velocity Dance Center, 915 E. Pine St., Seattle, $3-$5 (206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com).

THEATER


“Children’s Theatre Open House”


SAT A free, behind-the-scenes look at Seattle Children’s Theatre for kids and adults, with building tours, interactive drama games and refreshments. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle, FREE (206-443-0807 or www.sct.org).


“The Golden Fleece”


MON A reading of Seattle author Bret Fetzer’s new play, which fuses ancient Greek myths with warrior queens and “bad songs.” Presented by Seattle Dramatists. 7 p.m. Monday. Theatre Puget Sound, fourth floor, Center House, Seattle Center, $2 (206-720-0083).


“Noises Off”


TUE In lieu of a Christmas spectacle, Seattle Repertory Theatre is mounting Michael Frayn’s nimble onstage/backstage, free-for-all farce about a troupe of British players whose personal entanglements and foibles turn a grade-C sex comedy into a riotous debacle. Previews 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Seattle Repertory Theatre, Bagley Wright Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle, Pay-What-You-Can (206-443-2222 or www.seattlerep.org).


“Open Circle’s Christmas Surprise”


TODAY-SAT A “grab-bag” of a holiday show. May not be appropriate for all audiences. 8 p.m. today-Saturday. Open Circle Theater, 429 Boren Ave. N., Seattle, $6 (206-382-4250).

VISUAL ARTS


Third Thursday Art Walk


THU Downtown Tacoma’s art galleries and museums offer free admission and extended hours. 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Tacoma Avenue South and 11th Street, Tacoma, FREE.

MOVIES


“Being Julia”


It’s new at the Crest Cinema. Also there: “Garden State,” “Napoleon Dynamite” and “Hero” ($3).


“Garden State”

and “Friday Night Lights”


They’re new at the Admiral Theater in West Seattle beginning tonight. Also there: “Napoleon Dynamite” ($4.50).


“The Grudge”


It’s new at the Big Picture beginning Sunday. All seats on Mondays are $3.