"'Twas the Night" Ends Dec. 18 Musical comedy based on the classic holiday poem, Studio East, 402 Sixth St. S., Kirkland; $11. (425-827-3123 or www.studio-east.org) "Snow...

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“‘Twas the Night”


Ends Dec. 18 Musical comedy based on the classic holiday poem, Studio East, 402 Sixth St. S., Kirkland; $11. (425-827-3123 or www.studio-east.org)


“Snow White and the Seven Dwarves”


Ends Dec. 18 Sprouts Children’s Theatre’s musical adaptation, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St., Redmond; $8.50. (425-881-6777 or www.secondstoryrep.org)


Sounds of the Season


Ends Dec. 24 Daily musical entertainment for the season by local and regional performers, Center Street Plaza, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St.; free. (425-867-0808 or www.redmondtowncenter.com)


“Fools”


Ends Dec. 18 Neil Simon’s comedy about a teacher charged with breaking a village’s 200-year curse of chronic stupidity, Renton Civic Theatre, 507 S. Third St., Renton; $15-$20. (425-226-5529 or www.rentoncivictheater.org)


A Festive Celebration


Dec. 3 Lake Washington Singers perform, 7:30 p.m., Unity of Bellevue Church, 16330 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; $5-$8. (425-458-4521 or www.lakewashingtonsingers.com)


Many Cultures, One Voice


Dec. 3 Cascadian Chorale celebrates the season with folk, aboriginal and sacred music from around the world, 7:30 p.m., St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 4228 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $12-$17. (206-286-6028 or www.cascadianchorale.org)


Handel’s “Messiah”


Dec. 3-4 Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied by the Bellevue Chamber Chorus, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue; $10-$30. (425-455-4171 or www.ticketwindowonline.com)


“Happy Holly Day”


Dec. 3-4 Thistle Theatre puppet show of holiday stories from around the world, 2 and 4 p.m., Factoria Mall, 4092 Factoria Mall S.E., Bellevue; $7-$9. (206-524-3388 or www.thistletheatre.org)


“Messiah”


Dec. 3-4 Bellevue Philharmonic and Bellevue Chamber Chorus perform Handel’s masterwork for the holidays, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue; $10-$30. (206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com)


Celtic Holiday Concert


Dec. 3 Irish and Scottish music and dance for the holidays, 7 p.m., Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; $12-$15. (425-602-3272 or www.bastyr.edu)


Lights! Camera! Eggnog?


Dec. 3 Northwest Sound Barbershop Chorus presents music for the season, with quartets, singalongs, a visit from Santa and door prizes, 2 and 7 p.m., Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave.; $15. (425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org)


December Starlight


Dec. 3 Seattle Choral Company sings carols for the Christmas season, 8 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 8398 N.E. 12th St., Medina; $10-$22. (800-838-3006 or www.seattlechoralcompany.org)


Puget Brass Holiday Spectacular


Dec. 3 British-style brass band performs a family concert, 2 p.m., Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St.; free. (425-885-1861)


Concert for Kids


Dec. 3 American folklore and music from many cultures, 11 a.m., Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Ave. S.; $2-$3; children free. (425-255-2330 or www.ci.renton.wa.us)


“The Nutcracker” Ballet


Dec. 3-4 Ensemble Ballet Theatre performs, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Renton Ikea Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton; $8-$10. (425-432-9685)


Christmas Time Again


Dec. 4 Concerts in the Park presents songs of the season from sacred to secular performed by area professional singers and voice teachers, 2 p.m., Newport Presbyterian Church, 4010 120th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free. (206-365-4065)


Rita Coolidge


Dec. 4 Singer/songwriter Rita Coolidge performs holiday favorites, pop classics and music from her latest album, accompanied by the Kirkland Choral Society, 7:30 p.m., Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave.; $29-$44. (425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org)


The Dickens Carolers


Dec. 6 and 10 Traditional and contemporary seasonal favorites sung a cappella in four-part harmony by a quartet dressed in elegant Victorian attire, 7 p.m., Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E., Renton; 1 p.m. Dec. 10, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St., Kirkland; free. (www.kcls.org/programs/programs.cfm)


“Miracle on 34th Street”


Dec. 8-10 Bellevue Youth Theatre presents this classic holiday tale, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue; $8. (425-452-7155 or www.ticketwindowonline.com)


“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”


Dec. 8-11 Dessert theater performances, RedWood Family Church, 11500 Woodinville-Redmond Road, Redmond; $5-$8. (425-885-5910 or www.redwoodfamily.org)


Holiday Music Festival Concert


Dec. 8 Renton City Concert Band performs, 7:30 p.m., Renton Ikea Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton; $5-$7. (425-430-6700)


The Noiseguy’s Christmas Program


Dec. 9 and 14 Noiseguy Charlie Williams tells fractured holiday tales with a noisy twist, 4 p.m. Dec. 9, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd., Bellevue; 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E.; free. (www.kcls.org/programs/programs.cfm)


“Music for Tonight”


Dec. 9-10 Woodinville Repertory Theatre production, 8 p.m., Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell; $12-$15. (425-481-8502 or www.woodinvillerep.org)


“The Nutcracker”


Dec. 9-23 International Ballet Theatre presents Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, Dec. 9-11, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Dec. 16-23, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. $10-$35. (425-284-0444 or www.interballettheatre.org)


“Holly Days”


Dec. 9-17 Stories for the season; part of the NightStories spoken-word series for adults, 8:30 p.m., SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St., Redmond; $8. (425-881-6777 or www.secondstoryrep.org)


“A Christmas Carol”


Dec. 9-10 Renton Christian School presents a musical comedy adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story, Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $8-$10. (425-226-0820 or www.ci.renton.wa.us)


“Christmas”


Dec. 10 Seattle-based musicians Garnett Hundley, Beverly Daugherty and Rob Cook perform at a celebration of the release of their new holiday CD, 7:30-9 p.m., Unity of Bellevue, 16330 N.E. Fourth St.; $15. (425-747-5950 or www.unityofbellevue.org)


Lux: Winter Lights


Dec. 10 Seattle Pro Musica performs music from around the world celebrating the holiday season of light, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; $15-$20. (206-781-2766 or www.seattlepromusica.org)


Oh, Great Mystery


Dec. 10 Northwest Chamber Chorus performs classical selections exploring the great mystery of Christmas, 7:30 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 8398 N.E. 12th St., Medina; $14-$18. (206-523-1196 or www.ticketwindowonline.com)


Holiday Pops


Dec. 10-11 Sammamish Symphony performs classical favorites and new music for the season, Eastlake Performing Arts Center, 400 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish; $7-$30. (206-517-7777 or www.sammamishsymphony.org)


“Messiah”


Dec. 10 Northwest Chorale performs Handel’s oratorio for the season, 7:30 p.m., Woodinville Community United Methodist Church, 17110 140th Ave. N.E.; freewill offering. (206-522-9853 or www.nwchorale.org)


Comfort & Joy


Dec. 11 Acoustic duo Tingstad and Rumbel’s holiday concert features music from their CDs “Comfort and Joy” and “A Moment’s Peace,” 2 p.m., Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue; $10-$40. (206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com)


Magic of Mistletoe


Dec. 11 Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra accompanied by the Bellevue Chamber Chorus performs a holiday concert, including excerpts from Handel’s “Messiah,” 7:30 p.m., Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue; $6-$8 at the door. (425-467-5604 or www.byso.org)


“The Mousecracker”


Dec. 11-17 Snapdragon Puppet Productions adaptation of the traditional Nutcracker story, 2 p.m. Dec. 11, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St.. 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E., Renton. 10:30 a.m. Dec. 17, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 14230 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 1 p.m. Dec. 17, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave.; free. (www.kcls.org/programs/programs.cfm)


Renton Youth Symphony Orchestra


Dec. 11 Unabridged classical compositions for the holiday season, 3 p.m., Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $5-$7. (425-430-6718)


Harley & Friends


Dec. 11 Harley Brumbaugh’s Horns-A-Plenty and barbershop quartet Friendly Advice perform big band and a cappella holiday favorites, with carol singalong between acts and dancing after the concert, 3 p.m., Mount Si High School Theater, 8651 Meadowbrook Way S.E., Snoqualmie; $5-$15. (425-888-1514 or www.snoqualmievalleyartslive.org)


Holiday Pops and Dessert


Dec. 13 The Boeing Employees Concert Band plays holiday music, 7:30 p.m., Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; free, bring cookies or brownies to share. (425-487-2441)


Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra


Dec. 13 Big-band-jazz holiday concert with guest vocalist Greta Matassa, 7:30 p.m., Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave.; $10-$21. (425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org)


Carols for the Feasts of Lights


Dec. 13 Holiday singalong and play-along of music for Christmas and Hanukkah; bring instruments such as recorders, flutes and violins as well as music stands, 7 p.m., Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave.; free. (425-822-2459)


Nutcracker on Ice


Dec. 15 Pacific Northwest Ice Theater presents selections from Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, 7 p.m., Magic Season Ice Arena, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St.; free. (425-478-3711)


“Sister’s Christmas Catechism”


Dec. 15-18 The infamous nun from “Late Nite Catechism” solves “The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold,” Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave.; $10-$24. (425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org)


Our Heart’s Joy


Dec. 17 The Columbia Choir children and adult choirs perform, 7:30 p.m., Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; $8-$10. (425-466- 7525 or www.columbiachoirs.com)


“The Nutcracker”


Dec. 17-18 Eastside Dance Theater performs, 1 and 4 p.m., Renton Ikea Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St.; $14. (206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com)


Sing We Now of Christmas


Dec. 17 Issaquah Chorale offers traditional carols and holiday music from around the world, 7:30 p.m., Eastlake High School Performing Arts Center, 400 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish; $7-$30. (425-392-8446 or www.issaquahchorale.org)


Nowell Sing We


Dec. 18 Bellevue Chamber Chorus sings holiday carols, medieval to modern, 3 p.m., St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 4228 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $8.50-$15. (425-881-0445 or www.bellevuechamberchorus.net)


Christmas in Olde England


Dec. 18 Tudor Choir performs carols and songs of holidays past, 3 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 8398 N.E. 12th St., Medina; $15-$25. (206-323- 9415 or www.tudorchoir.org)


Community Carol Singalong


Dec. 18 Sing sacred and secular popular Christmas carols; refreshments, 7 p.m., Redmond United Methodist Church, 16540 N.E. 80th St.; free. (425-883- 7553 or www.redmondumc.com)


Eastside Symphony Concert


Dec. 18 Classical and popular holiday music, 2 p.m., Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E.; free. (425-462-5231 or www.eastsidesymphony.org)


Magical Strings


Dec. 19 Celtic Yuletide concert, music, dance, and storytelling, 7 p.m., Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue; $10-$40. (206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com)


A Festival of Lessons & Carols


Dec. 20 Northwest Boychoir presents sacred readings and carols, 7:30 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 8398 N.E. 12th St., Medina; $10-$25. (206-528-0250 or www.nwchoirs.org)


“Christmas Bursts into Beauty”


Dec. 20-24 Christmas story pageant with music, dancers and live animals, Washington Cathedral, 12300 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E., Redmond; free, tickets required. (425-869-5433 or www.wacathedral.org)


“Jingle Bell Rock”


Dec. 28 Clay Martin’s Puppet Theatre presents holiday music classics; for ages 4 and older with an adult, 2 p.m., Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E.; free tickets available at 1 p.m. (425-486-7811)


Compiled by Nyssa Rogers.