A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Nov. 24-30, 2017.
Black Friday, Seattle Humane
FRI Adoption fees waived for all black, black-spotted and black-striped cats and kittens available, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; also, adoption fees waived for all pets ages 7 and older through Nov. 30, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays-Wednesdays, Seattle Humane, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-641-0080 or seattlehumane.org/).
Adopt a Senior Pet Month
ONGOING Reduced adoption fees for animals over eight years old, $25/cats, $50/dogs, noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, Homeward Pet Adoption Center, 13132 N.E. 177th Place, Woodinville (425-488-4444 or homewardpet.org).
Swans/Snow Geese of the Skagit
PLAN AHEAD Wildlife biologist discusses trumpeter and tundra swans and the Skagit Valley’s best places to view them, 1 p.m. Dec. 2; learn about snow geese that migrate to the Skagit Valley, 1 p.m. Dec. 9, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; $8, reservations required, space limited (360-466-3821 or christiansonsnursery.com).
Black Friday Kick Off, Redmond Town Center
FRI Merchant specials, opening of holiday synthetic skating rink, holiday train, carousel, live music, Santa, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St., Redmond (425-869-2640 or redmondtowncenter.com/custom/blackfriday.php).
Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair
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FRI-SUN Artist vendors with art, native crafts, regalia, jewelry, clothing, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle (206-431-1582 or duwamishtribe.org/events.html).
Olde St. Nick’s Christmas Market
FRI-SUN 90 vendors, Santa, carolers, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, free admission; adults only VIP shopping with full bar, spa services, 6-10 p.m. Friday, $10; Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe (360-805-6700 or evergreenfair.org).
SAT Art, crafts, quilts, vendors, baked goods, food concession, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Alki Masonic Hall, 4736 40th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-650-5491).
Shop Small, Shop Ethnic Holiday Pop-up Market
SAT Ethnic Seattle Pop-Up Market vendors, gingerbread house making for kids ($20 or free with new toy donation, preregister online), craft fairs and markets around the neighborhood, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; Holiday Happy Hour Food Walk, $2-$6 items at 30 neighborhood restaurants, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle (ethnicseattle.com/).
Broadway Holiday Pop-Up Market
SAT Vendors from Seattle Made selling a variety of holiday gifts, wearables, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Broadway Market, 401 Broadway Ave. E., Seattle (facebook.com/events/176289476294846/).
Everett Makers Market Shop Small Business Saturday
SAT Local makers, food and beverage specials, all ages welcome, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, The Anchor Pub, 1001 Hewitt Ave., Everett; free (event page on Facebook).
Meeker Mansion Small Business Saturday Craft Show
SAT Meeker Mansion decorated for Christmas, craft vendors throughout rooms, hot cider, cookies, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $6 admission benefits mansion restoration, $1 discount with food bank donation (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).
SAT-SUN See and buy crystals, stones, gems, jewelry, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, East West Bookshop, 6407 12th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-523-3726 or eastwestbookshop.com).
GeekCraft Expo Seattle Holiday Market
SAT-SUN Craft market features comic book and pop culture inspired apparel, toys, jewelry, art, free make-and-take craft activity for kids, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, 6310 N.E. 74th St., Seattle (facebook.com/events/1993251130905095/).
NAAM Museum Store Sunday
SUN Shop for unique gifts, learn about upcoming NAAM events; 20% off purchase with donation of two cans of food, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org/events/).
Bellevue Hilltop Holiday Craft Show
NOV. 29-DEC. 2 Shop four holiday rooms with crafts by 60 local artists, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2, Northwest Arts Center, 9825 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue (206-920-2957 or bellevuehilltopholidaycraftshow.com).
Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour
PLAN AHEAD Arts and crafts by 50 artists in seven studios and community halls, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1-3, Bainbridge Island (206-842-0504 or bistudiotour.com).
Gifts & Greens Galore Arboretum Holiday Sale
PLAN AHEAD Nature-inspired gifts, fresh greens, crafts, botanical decorations; proceeds benefit the Arboretum, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle (206-325-4510 or arboretumfoundation.org/).
Winter Festival and Crafts Fair
PLAN AHEAD 37th annual fair, arts and crafts by 115 vendors, entertainment, food vendors; supports PNA’s programs for kids, seniors and community; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2, Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org).
Native Art Mart
PLAN AHEAD Native American traditional and modern arts, crafts and food vendors, entertainment, salmon and Indian taco lunch available, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3, Daybreak Star Cultural Center, 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Discovery Park, Seattle (unitedindians.org).
Poulsbo Sons of Norway Julefest
PLAN AHEAD Bazaar, Scandinavian vendors, arts and crafts, food, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2, Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St. N.E., Poulsbo; Julefest, Santa arrives, dancing around the tree, Vikings, Lucia Bride, 6 p.m. Dec. 2, Waterfront Park, Poulsbo (poulsbosonsofnorway.com/calendar/julefest-2017c.pdf).
Walk of Gratitude
FRI Walk 2.4 mile paved trail around the park, all proceeds benefit Rainier Valley Food Bank, noon Friday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $35 (walkofgratitude.org).
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
SAT Variety of dances from many countries, lesson at 7:30 p.m., no-partner, couple, set dances, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5 (206-524-7360 or sno-king.org).
Glittering Christmas Ball
PLAN AHEAD Grand March, live music, dessert buffet, dance to waltzes, swing, jigs, Christmas tunes, 8 p.m. Dec. 2, Polish Cultural Center, 1714 18th Ave., Seattle; $75 (danceforjoy.biz/glitteringchristmasball.html).
SAT Food and cooking products and ingredients with 75 local craft food and beverage vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue; free (meydenbauer.com/attend/event/).
Champagne for Any Taste and Budget
TUE Taste Champagne, sparkling wines, learn about styles, 6 p.m. Tuesday, South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $75 (206-934-5339 or southseattle.edu/).
St Nick’s Taste the Season
PLAN AHEAD Guest chef Justin Severino and winery Executive Chef Seth Fernald host “Cure’ated” food, pours from 30 Washington wineries, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Novelty Hill-Januik Wineries, 14710 Woodinville-Redmond Rd. N.E., Woodinville; $95 (woodinvillewinecountry.com/st-nicks-holiday-wine-tasting/).
Winter Beer Fest
PLAN AHEAD Washington Brewers Guild tasting event with 50 local breweries featuring winter beers, food trucks, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 1, noon-4 p.m. and 5:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, 6310 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; $30-$35, $5/designated driver (washingtonbrewersguild.org).
Victorian Christmas Tea, Neely Mansion
PLAN AHEAD Holiday music by Cascade Foothills Chorale, buffet tea, tours of the mansion decorated for Christmas, 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Neely Mansion, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn; $10-$15, reservations required (253-927-4250 or neelymansion.org).
Macy’s Holiday Parade
FRI Marching bands, holiday-themed groups, giant balloons, Santa, 9 a.m. Friday, Pine Street from Seventh Avenue to Fifth Avenue, on Fifth Avenue to University Street, on University Street to Fourth Avenue, on Fourth Avenue to Pine Street, Seattle (macys.com/social/events/event/?id=21280).
Macy’s Starlighting and Fireworks Show
FRI 61st Annual starlighting followed by fireworks display, weather permitting, 5 p.m. Friday, Macy’s, 1601 Third Ave., Seattle (macys.com/social/events/event/?id=21282).
Westlake Holiday Tree Lighting
FRI Tree-lighting celebration, dusk Friday, Westlake Center, 400 Pine St., Seattle (downtownseattle.org/holidays).
FRI-JAN. 1 Holiday carousel, proceeds benefit Treehouse for foster kids; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle; $3/suggested donation (downtownseattle.org/holidays).
Seattle Center Winterfest
FRI-JAN. 1 Winter train and village, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily starting Friday; holiday music and other entertainment opening day and on weekends, including Keith Highlanders Pipe Band, 2 p.m. Friday; Bailadores de Bonce Mexican folkloric dances, 11 a.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
Winterfest Ice Rink
FRI-JAN. 1 Indoor ice skating, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; $2-$8 includes skate rental; $2 off with your own skates (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
Woodland Park Zoo WildLights
FRI-JAN. 1 Holiday-lights festival, select indoor animal exhibits open, Winter Warm-Up covered food and drink vendors, indoor snow at Snowmazium, Santa photos, carousel, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday-Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-Jan. 1; Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $7.95-$11.95 (zoo.org/wildlights).
FRI-DEC. 24 Live toy-soldier drummers, music, winter wonderland characters, lights, snowfall, Santa, 7 p.m. Friday-Dec. 24, Bellevue Way between Northeast Eighth Street and Northeast Fourth Street, Bellevue (snowflakelane.com).
Bellevue Ice Skating Arena
FRI-JAN. 15 Outdoor ice-skating rink, food concessions, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 3-9 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 1-9 p.m. Wednesday, 3-9 p.m. Nov. 30, hours vary daily through Jan. 15; free skating lesson included with admission, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 28-30, Dec. 5-7, 12-14, Jan. 2-4, 9-11; Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; $10-$14 including skate rental; $9/with your own skates (bellevue.com/ice-skating.php).
Winter Wonderland, Redmond Town Center
FRI-JAN. 1 Special activities and entertainment Nov. 24; holiday carousel, proceeds support Hopelink, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays, $4 suggested donation; Holiday Train, noon-8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, $4/person; covered, synthetic ice rink for ages 3 and older, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays, 3-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, $7/person includes skates; Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St., Redmond (redmondtowncenter.com/custom/winterwonderland.php).
Point Defiance ZooLights
FRI-JAN. 1 Winter wonderland with 3-D animal light displays, camel rides, food vendors, carousel, aquarium; most zoo exhibits closed; 5-9 p.m. Friday-Jan. 1, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $5-$10 (253-591-5337 or /pdza.org/calendar?cid=363).
Lantern Light Festival
FRI-JAN. 7 Celebration of Chinese tradition with unique, large lanterns crafted by Chinese artists, inflatables, mini-golf, maze and other activities, 5-11 p.m. Friday-Jan. 7, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $18-$49 (thefair.com/fun/details/lantern-light-festival).
Magic in the Market
SAT Cookie decorating, Market Atrium Kitchen, noon-2 p.m.; photos with Santa, noon-5 p.m.; musical performances, 1-5:30 p.m.; Santa leads countdown to light holiday tree and lights throughout the Market, 5 p.m. Saturday, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org/events/magic-in-the-market-holiday-celebration).
Greet the Season: Celebrating Community
SAT Kick off the holiday season with MOHAI, Center for Wooden Boats and Historic Ships Wharf, with music, dance workshops, and craft activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; MOHAI admission $13.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free, $2 off admission with donation of new socks for local homeless shelter (mohai.org/event/greet-the-season-celebrating-community/).
SAT Holiday entertainment for all ages, snacks, Santa visits, 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Bergen Place Park, 5420 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-784-9705 or visitballard.com/events/ballard-holidayfest/).
Phinney Center GloCone Holiday Lighting
SAT Phinney Center air raid tower set aglow with lights and monkeys; refreshments, activities, caroling, 5 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org).
SAT Small Business Saturday shopping event, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Winterfest entertainment, tree lighting, Santa, 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Peter Kirk Park, 202 Third St., Kirkland (kirklanddowntown.org).
Renton Small Business Saturday and Downtown Tree Lighting
SAT Holiday Artisan Market vendors, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., music, kids’ activities, 3-7 p.m., Pavilion Event Center, 233 Burnett Ave. S., Renton; Santa arrival, Christmas tree lighting, 5 p.m., Piazza Park, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South, Renton (rentondowntown.com/happenings/).
Edmonds Tree Lighting Ceremony
SAT Welcome Santa and the holiday season with musical entertainment, caroling, cookies and cider, 3 p.m. Saturday, Centennial Plaza, Fifth Avenue and Bell Street, Edmonds (425-776-6711 or edmondswa.chambermaster.com/events/details/edmonds-tree-lighting-ceremony-11-25-2017-143).
Father and Mother Christmas Arrive
SAT Father and Mother Christmas greet children, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; Holiday Tea, noon, 1:15, 2:30 and 3:45 p.m. Saturday, by reservation, donations to benefit La Conner Regional Library Foundation requested, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon (360-466-3821 or christiansonsnursery.com).
Christmas Ship Festival
SAT-SUN Ships broadcast 20-minute choir performances of holiday music, 6:40 p.m. Saturday, Kirkland Marina Park, Kirkland; 7:50 p.m. Saturday, Gas Works Park, Seattle; 5:05 p.m. Sunday, Lake Union Park, Seattle; 6:35 p.m. Sunday, Ivar’s Salmon House, Seattle; rides available on ship and follow boats, various dates and location through Dec. 23, $20-$62 by reservation (206-623-1445 or argosycruises.com/argosy-cruises/christmas-ship-festival-schedule/).
Garden d’Lights, Bellevue Botanical Garden
SAT-DEC. 31 Sparkling lights in shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals, waterfalls, 4:30-9 p.m. daily, including holidays, lights go off 9:30 p.m.; Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; $5; free nights Nov 27-30, Dec. 4-7; ages 10 and younger free daily; free parking at Wilburton Hill Park, $5/premium parking, cash only, as space permits, limited number of free disabled parking spots available (425-452-6844 or gardendlights.org).
SAT-SUN Holiday train excursion to visit Santa Claus at historic Snoqualmie Depot, music, cookies, on the hour 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 15-16; special Victorian Santa Train Dec. 15; Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $26, advance purchase recommended, some times sold out (425-888-3030 or trainmuseum.org).
Holiday Parade of Lights Cruise
SUN Part of parade of decorated boats on Lake Union and Lake Washington, holiday buffet, beverages available; 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Waterways Cruises, 2441 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $36.95-$62.95 (206-223-2060 or /waterwayscruises.com/holiday-cruises-festive).
Providence O’Christmas Trees
MON-WED Display of designer Christmas trees, Santa, crafts, snacks, games, performer Caspar Babypants, 3-7 p.m. Monday, free admission; Silver Bells Luncheon, 11 a.m. Tuesday, $75-$125; Gala Dinner and Auction, 5 p.m. Wednesday, $250; The Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Ave., Seattle (206-938-4925 or washington.providence.org/donate/pscs-special-events/ochristmas-trees/).
Victorian Country Christmas Festival
NOV. 29-DEC. 3 Christmas displays, 500 vendors, children’s activities, concerts, Singing Nativity, Winter Wine Garden, Santa’s Village, stage shows, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 29-30, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 3; tree lighting with cider, cookies, live reindeer, 6 p.m. Nov. 29, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $8-$12, ages 5 and younger free; admission $2/person with new toy donation 3-7 p.m. Nov. 29 only (avictoriancountrychristmas.com).
The Lights of Christmas
NOV. 30-DEC. 30 Displays of 1 million lights, children’s activities, entertainment, food, 5-10 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 3, Dec. 7-10, 14-17, 19-23, 26-30, Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood; $12-$16, overnight accommodations available (800-228-6724 or thelightsofchristmas.com).
The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition
DEC. 1 Dozens of caroling teams sing in and around Westlake Center, 6 p.m., top teams compete in sing-off on Main Stage, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 1, benefits Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle (pikemarketseniorcenter.org/figgy-pudding/).
Twinkle Twinkle Freeway Park
DEC. 1 Celebrate Freeway Park illuminations with hot chocolate, bonfire, Dickens Carolers, 4:30 p.m., parade to Figgy Pudding event at Westlake Park at 6 p.m. Dec. 1; Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle (freewayparkassociation.org).
DEC. 1-3 26th annual exhibit of hundreds of Nativities from 100 countries and territories around the world, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 3, Messiah Lutheran Church, 7050 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-524-0024).
Ivar’s Clam Lights
DEC. 1-JAN. 1 Opening-day holiday entertainment, Santa Clam, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; official park lighting, 6:15 p.m.; Rainier Yacht Club Parade of Boats, 6:30 p.m.; Argosy Christmas Ships, 7 p.m. Dec. 1; light display, 5-9 p.m. daily through Jan. 1, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton (rentonwa.gov/clamlights/).
Issaquah Reindeer Festival
DEC. 1-23 Holiday celebration, Santa visits, Santa’s reindeer, elf story times, feed treats to zoo animals, hot drinks and snacks available, donations of new, unwrapped toys for kids in need collected; 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 1-23, Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah; minimum donation $14.50, $12.50/ages 62+, $10.50/ages 2-12 (cougarmountainzoo.org).
ONGOING Celebrating Sheraton Seattle’s 25th annual Gingerbread Village benefiting Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), “25 Years of Cheer: A Celebration of Seattle” gingerbread creations on the city’s history past and imagined future by local architecture firms, master builders and Sheraton culinary teams, in a new location this year; 6:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 6:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Fridays, 8 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 1, City Centre, 1420 Fifth Ave., Seattle; free, donations collected for JDRF Northwest Chapter (206-621-9000 or gingerbreadvillage.org/).
Teddy Bear Suite
ONGOING Teddy bear wonderland, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily Nov. 23-Dec. 26, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle; free, donations for Seattle Children’s Hospital suggested (fairmont.com/seattle/activities-services/events-calendar/).
Reindeer Festival, Swansons
ONGOING See Santa’s reindeer Dasher and Blitzen, model train village, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., “Meet the Reindeer” sessions with photo ops, 10 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).
FRI Day of gratitude and outreach to others, ideas and crafts to empower kids to initiate small acts of kindness, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $10.50-$11.50, infants under one year old free (206-441-1768 or thechildrensmuseum.org).
Fire & Ice Festival
FRI-DEC. 31 Holiday themed activities, performances, and demonstrations, through Dec. 31; events include Small Business Saturday festive drinks, local artist vendors, 4-7 p.m. Saturday; make a glass ornament, Dec. 2-3; museum open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma; $5-$15/admission, ages 5 and younger free; fees for special events vary (253-284-4719 or /museumofglass.org/fire–ice-festival).
Celebration of the 75th Birthday of Jimi Hendrix
SAT On weekend leading up to the 75th birthday of Jimi Hendrix, screenings of rare documentary footage, oral histories, and films of some of his most memorable performances on the museum’s Sky Church screen; tours of MoPOP’s “Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad” exhibit and additional artifacts from MoPOP’s collection including the white Fender Stratocaster he played at Woodstock in 1969 and the kimono he wore at the Monterey Pop Festival; remarks from special guest Janie Hendrix, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $17-$28 (206-770-2700 or mopop.org).
Flying Model Airplane Exhibit
SAT Lake Sawyer Hawks Radio Control Flyers Cub exhibit of all types of flyable model airplanes, small indoor craft to large-scale radio controlled planes, information, videos show the planes in action, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $13-$23 (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).
SAT-SUN Hosted by Children’s Museum of Tacoma, candy buffets and frosting to build gingerbread house as a family or individually, 10 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma; $50/family of four, includes one house; $7/each, additional guests; $25/additional house (253-627-6031 ext. 221 or PlayTacoma.org/gingie).
I Dig Dinos: Dino Holidays
SUN Make a dino scene out of candy, create a dino-themed card, learn about dino teeth, claws and footprints, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10; UW faculty, students, staff and ages 4 and younger/admission free (206-616-3962 or burkemuseum.org).
“Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith”
ONGOING Retrospective of Smith’s historically significant collection that chronicles the African-American community during the mid-20th century in the Pacific Northwest, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, until 8 p.m. first Thursdays, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $13.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
Fort Nisqually 19th Century Christmas
PLAN AHEAD Toast the yule log and take a piece home, making ornaments and other craft activities, Father Christmas visits, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $8-$10 (253-591-5339 or tacomaparks.com).
Star Party, Covington
FRI Covington Parks and area amateur astronomers provide guests telescopes and guidance to view quarter moon, planets, constellations and stars, 6 p.m. Friday, Covington Community Park, 17649 SE 240th St., Covington; free (206-372-7292 or seattleastro.org).
Star Party, Green River Natural Resource Area
SAT Kent Parks and area amateur astronomers provide guest telescopes and guidance to observe quarter moon, planets, constellations and stars, 22209 Russell Road, 6 p.m. Saturday, Green River Natural Resources Area (GRNRA), 21250 Russell Road S., Kent; free (206-372-7292 or seattleastro.org).
SUN Walking tour, focus on ancient tree species, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).
Winter’s Eve Celebration
PLAN AHEAD Decorate cookies, make winter crafts, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2; guided nature walks at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Dec. 2, preregister; Christmas Ship arrives at the park at 3:10 p.m. Dec. 2, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle (sewardparkaudubon.org).
ONGOING Sno-Park permits available for purchase online and through various vendors statewide; permits allow visitors to park in specially cleared, designated parking lots with access to areas for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing, tubing and more; $20-$40 (parks.state.wa.us/130/winter-recreation).
SUN Full marathon walk, 7:15 a.m.; half marathon run, 7:30 a.m.; half marathon walk, 7:45 a.m.; full marathon run, 8:15 a.m. Sunday, Seattle Center; Victory Recovery Area, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Seattle; $125-$170 (seattlemarathon.org).
K-9 Candy Cane 5K Run/Walk
PLAN AHEAD Run or walk for all ages and dogs, chip timing available, 9:15 a.m. Dec. 3, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $33, canned or bag pet food donations requested (runsignup.com/Race/WA/Renton/K9CandyCane5KRunandWalk).
“The LEGO Batman Movie” and brickbuilding session
SUN Movie on the big screen, snacks, build creations with plastic bricks, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S., Federal Way (253-838-3668 or kcls.org).
“How a Climate Scientist Came to Love Taming Bigfoot”
WED Retired NASA Antarctic glaciologist Dr. Robert Bindschadler explains why we need to reduce carbon emissions with “Taming Bigfoot Seattle” fun and educational event, 7 p.m. Wednesday, El Centro De La Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S., Seattle (tamingbigfootseattle.org).
PRSA Puget Sound 60th Anniversary Gala
NOV. 30 Puget Sound Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) dinner, speaker writer Lindy West, award presentations, 5 p.m. Nov. 30, Washington Athletic Club, Seattle; $85-$120 (prsapugetsound.org).
Mount Baker Home Tour
PLAN AHEAD Explore six historic and contemporary homes via shuttle service, craft fair at community club; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2, Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S., Seattle; $35-$40 (mountbaker.org).
Opt Outside, Alki
FRI Volkssport 5k or 10k walks, 10 a.m. Friday, Don Armeni Park, 1222 Harbor Ave. S.W., Seattle (ava.org/OptOutside2017.php).
Opt Outside, Sumner
FRI Volkssport guided 10k (6.2 miles) and 5k walks on paved trail, 10 a.m. Friday, REI Sumner Distribution Center, 1700 45th St. E., Sumner (esva.online/events/).
Sound Steppers Turkey Trot
SAT Volkssport 10k (6.2 miles) or 5k walk on sidewalks, park paths, waterfront, downtown Edmonds, start anytime 9 a.m.-noon, finish by 3 p.m. Saturday, Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds; free (esva.online/events/).