Here's a look at some of the best holiday entertainment possibilities coming up in the next week: Bass-ic Sax: Husband-wife team Scotty Harris and Lissa Ramaglia will sing and...
Here’s a look at some of the best holiday entertainment possibilities coming up in the next week:
Bass-ic Sax: Husband-wife team Scotty Harris and Lissa Ramaglia will sing and perform light contemporary jazz and blues standards and holiday songs on an electric upright bass and saxophone from 6 to 9 p.m. today and each Wednesday through December at Gianni’s Ristorante Italiano, 5030 Evergreen Way, Everett. There’s no cover charge. Reservations: 425-252-2435. Information: www.bass-icsax.com.
Third Thursday Art Walk: This month’s walk, from 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow in downtown Edmonds, is geared toward the holidays, with gift items and original art on display. Twenty shops, galleries and other businesses will participate, and there will be free refreshments. Follow the rainbow spinners to the shops or get a map at Kindred Circle Art Gallery, 409 Main St. Information: 425-776-3778 or www.kindredcircle.com.
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“A Christmas Spectacular”: This annual holiday benefit concert for the Volunteers of America will feature Las Vegas pianist Dehner Franks and his combo (David Coleman on drums, Teddie Dortsch on sax, Clipper Anderson on bass and Lance Buller on trumpet) performing jazz, audience requests and original songs.
Baritone Victor Benedetti, who has worked with the New York City Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and other companies, will perform opera arias and Christmas tunes; country-music singer Ivyann Schwan will perform “Santa Baby” and other songs; and Anna Stovall will sing jazz classics. The Imagine Children’s Museum singers and Everett Chorale also will perform.
The show will be webcast live at www.dorothyjaynestudio.com and rebroadcast on KRKO-AM (1380) on Christmas Eve. The concert runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Admission at the door is $10 or $5 and two canned-food items. Proceeds will benefit the Volunteers of America Food Bank. Concertgoers will be invited to a free post-concert reception at the Dorothy Jayne Studio, 2931 Bond St., Everett. Information: www.everetttheatre.org or 425-258-6766.
“It’s a Wonderful Improvisational Life”: The Taproot Theatre Company of Seattle will send its touring group north for a dessert-theater show of jazz and comedy at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Edmonds Conference Center, 201 Fourth Ave. N. Admission: $12.50. Information: www.northsoundchurch.com or 425-776-9800.
Tingstad & Rumbel: Acoustic guitarist Eric Tingstad and oboist Nancy Rumbel, Grammy-winning performers, will give a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. Tickets: $15 in advance at the box office or at 425-258-6766.
“Holiday Inn”: The 1942 film about a country inn that opens only for the holidays has a great Irving Berlin score, including the introduction of “White Christmas.” It stars Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby and will be screened at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets: $5 at the door. Information: 425-774-9600 or www.driftwoodplayers.com.
Dave Irish: The noted pianist will present a Christmas concert at 11 a.m. Sunday at Cypress Way Community Church, 20610 Cypress Way, Lynnwood. Free. Information: 425-778-0439.
Holiday Lights Tour: Board a bus and tour displays throughout Everett. 7 p.m. tomorrow through Sunday, departing from Everett Station, 3201 Smith St. Cost: $5 plus two cans of food per passenger. Tickets: 425-257-7777.
Little Elves: Children 3-11 can make gifts, watch a Christmas movie and have snacks while their parents shop. 6-9 p.m. Friday, Lake Stevens Family Center, 1803 123rd Drive N.E. Free. Registration: 425-397-7433.
Santa Claus: Children 3-5 can have their photos taken with Santa, do crafts and eat snacks. 1-2 p.m. Friday, Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion, 5303 228th St. S.W. Cost: $12-$14. Registration: 425-776-9173.
“The Christmas Express”: play about two workers at a small-town railroad depot who declare their town the most hopeless place in the world; mysterious positive changes take place when Leo Tannenbaum visits. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, Cedar Park Church, 16300 112th Ave. N.E., Bothell. Cost: Free. Information: 425-488-3600.
Seattle Jazz Singers: holiday choral concert. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Cross United Methodist Church, 1210 132nd St. S.E., Mill Creek. Admission is by donation. Information: 425-771-0824.
Sacred Music Chorale: Christmas selections. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. Admission: suggested donation of $10. Tickets: www.sacredmusicchorale.org or 425-397-2553.
Camp Holidaze: games, field trips and activities for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Dec. 20-22 or Dec. 27-29, Lynnwood Parks and Recreation, 18900 44th Ave. W. Cost: $70-$75. Registration: 425-771-4030.
Labyrinth walk: Celebrate the winter solstice with a candlelight procession. 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wiggums Hollow Park, 2808 10th St., Everett. Free. Information: 425-257-8300.
Christmas dinner: Seniors can gather with friends and relatives for a traditional turkey dinner. 2 p.m. Dec. 25, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell. Cost: $6. Registration (by Friday): 425-487-2441.
Seattle Times Snohomish County bureau news assistant Laurie Dunlap contributed to this report. Diane Wright: 425-745-7815 or firstname.lastname@example.org