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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.-10:30 p.m. today and Saturday; 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday; 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, through Jan. 2, Fisher Pavilion, $7/adults, $5/ages 5 and younger, bring your own skates, $2 off.

• Holiday Carousel, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. today and Saturday; 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; through Jan. 2.

All at the Seattle Center House unless noted otherwise, Seattle; FREE (206-684-7200 or

Garden d’Lights

DAILY The garden “blooms” with botanical displays made from thousands of lights, 5-9:30 p.m. daily through Jan. 1, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (425-452-2750 or


Candlelight Christmas concert

TODAY The 40th annual Candlelight Christmas Concert at Green Lake, with Rutter’s Magnificat under the direction of Wanda Griffiths; soprano soloist is Maria Drury and the harpist is Bethany Chittin; plus Levi Waggoner in “Gesu Bambino.” Free-will offering will be taken to benefit local charities. 7:30 p.m. today, Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists, 6350 E. Green Lake Way N., Seattle (206-522-1330).

Bells of the Sound presents “Christmas Magic”

TODAY-SAT The popular handbell ensemble performs a free program of holiday favorites, many of them from the group’s CD. Free-will offering will be collected. 7:30 p.m. today, St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 17222 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (425-747-3210); 7 p.m. Saturday, Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave. S.W., Seattle; FREE (206-932-7777 or

Ladies Musical Club

SAT Violinist Hadley Johnson joins pianist Janet Anderson in a Brahms Sonata (the G Major); soprano Malya Muth and pianist Johanna Mastenbrook perform songs and arias of Mozart and Strauss. 2 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle, FREE (206-622-6882 or

Ladies Musical Club

SUN Cellist Elinor Frey, the LMC Award winner of 2004, performs works of Bach, Berio and Falla with pianist Asta Vaicekonis; soprano Tiina Ritalahti joins pianist Jennifer Bowman in arias of Pergolesi, Mozart, Strauss, Menotti and Mechem. 2 p.m. Sunday, Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., Seattle, FREE (206-622-6882 or


“Flaming Box of Stuff”

TODAY-SAT The Seattle-based sketch troupe Flaming Box of Stuff performs a comic show “grounded in the world of a 1970s brewery.” Opens 8 and 11 p.m. today. 8 and 11 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Saturday, Open Circle Theater, 429 Boren Ave. N., Seattle, $7 (tickets available at the door or

“Noises Off”

ENDS 1/15 Seattle Repertory mounts 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. 7:30 p.m. Monday. Seattle Repertory Theatre, Bagley Wright Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle, Pay-What-You-Can (206-443-2222 or

“Scrooge Revisited”

ENDS 12/24 An adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” by The Rainier Valley Ensemble theatre. 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 3 and 8 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday. Runs through Dec. 24, Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S. Alaska St., Seattle, pay-what-you-can (206-723-2590 or

“Taproot Improv Comedy”

TODAY Improvisation. 10 p.m. today. Taproot Theatre Company, 204 N. 85th St., Seattle, $5 (206-781-9707 or


Rainier Valley Cultural Center Open House

TODAY A dedication ceremony for the recently completed new mosaic artwork created by 15 middle-school students and artist Mauricio Robalino. 4-6 p.m. today. Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S. Alaska St., Seattle, FREE (206-723-7333 or


“Team America: World Police,” “Shark Tale” and “Vera Drake”

They’re all new at the Crest Cinema beginning tonight. Also there: “Garden State” and “Napoleon Dynamite” ($3).

“Shall We Dance?”

and “Shark Tale”

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

“I Huckabees”

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