A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Dec. 15-21, 2017.

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Animal events

Whisker Wonderland

FRI-SUN Adoption fees waived on all cats ages 1 and older, 11 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Seattle Humane, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-274-1500 or seattlehumane.org).

Woodland Park Zoo Winter Celebration

SAT-MON Observe animal behavior as a variety of zoo residents get holiday-themed trees including wreaths and trees with fruit, boughs and wrapped boxes, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Monday and Dec. 21-23; zoo open 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $9.95-$14.95 (206-548-2500 or zoo.org).


Pioneer Square Holiday Hooky Hour

FRI Pioneer Square businesses host festive activities, shopping, dining and drinking events to enjoy the spirit of the holiday season, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Pioneer Square neighborhood, Seattle (pioneersquare.org/calendar/holiday-hooky-hour1/).

Pioneer Square Holiday Market

FRI Neighborhood vendors, live music, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Occidental Square, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (downtownseattle.org/holidays).

Dress for Success Seattle Holiday Sale

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FRI-SAT Purses, jewelry, designer clothing, proceeds support Dress for Success’ mission of empowering women to achieve economic independence; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dress for Success Seattle, 1118 Fifth Ave., Seattle (facebook.com/events/2080199795548031/).

Duwamish Native Arts and Crafts Market

FRI-SUN Native American arts and crafts market, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle (206-431-1582 or facebook.com/events/1450432641671440/).

A Very Vintage Holiday Market

SAT Vintage holiday decorations, furniture, linens, fabric, housewares, jewelry, 35 vendors, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $3 (averyvintagemarket.com).

Winter Art Market

SAT Music, dance, local handmade arts and crafts vendors, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, John C. Little Sr. Park, 6961 37th Ave. S., Seattle (parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

Art Under $100

SAT Art sale and raffles, all ages art lab, food trucks, 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle; free/VIP admission 1-2 p.m. $20 (southparkarts.org/).

Tractor Tavern’s Handmade Arcade

SUN Eat, drink, shop local and handmade by 25 artists, live music, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, The Tractor, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle (facebook.com/events/1538015719596853/).

Native Art Mart

SUN Native American traditional and modern arts, crafts and food vendors, entertainment, salmon and Indian taco lunch available, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Daybreak Star Cultural Center, 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Discovery Park, Seattle (unitedindians.org).

Winter Feast and Holiday Bazaar

SUN Food truck festival, food and craft vendors, holiday themed activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Fremont Sunday Market, North 34th Street and Evanston Avenue North, Seattle (facebook.com/events/1953770621615268/).

Everett Makers Ugly Sweater Party Last Minute Gift Market

WED Wear your Ugly Sweater for festive gift market party with a group of makers, food and drink, raffles, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Narrative Coffee, 2927 Wetmore Ave., Everett (facebook.com/events/1750828284941037/).


KOMO Toy Drive

FRI The Salvation Army and KOMO raise money and collect new, unwrapped toys for families in need this holiday season Friday, KOMO Plaza, 140 Fourth Ave. N., Seattle (866-944-3838 or komonews.com/station/donate-to-the-komo-toy-drive).

Frankie’s Friends Holiday Pajama Bowl

SUN Bowling, silent auction, holiday shop, cocktails, benefits local pets in need of emergency veterinary care; 3 p.m. Sunday, West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $10-$25 (frankiesfriends.org/washington).


Gator Boy’s Juke Joint & Holiday Extravaganza

FRI Dance lesson, 7:15 p.m.; dance to Cajun, swing, zydeco, holiday music; bar available, 8 p.m. Friday, Fraternal Order of Eagles #1, 8201 Lake City Way N.E., Seattle; $10 (gatorboyproductions.com/).


FRI Cowboy cha-cha lesson, 7 p.m., dance to country, swing, pop with DJ, bring potluck snack to share, 8 p.m. Friday, Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton; $10-$12 (learn2dance4fun.com).

Big Brass Yule Ball

SAT Olympic Express Big Band hosted by The Brass Screw Confederacy and Olympic Peninsula Steam, ages 21 and older, 7 p.m. Saturday, American Legion Hall, 209 Monroe St., Port Townsend; $10-$15 (op-s.net/yule).

Holiday Salsa Dance Party with Mambo Cadillac

SAT Dance to the salsa and Latin jazz of Mamba Cadillac, 3 p.m. Saturday, Artspace Hiawatha, 843 Hiawatha Place S., Seattle; $10-$15 (206-861-2500 or MyWorldDance.com).

NW Dance

SAT Dance with music by the Buckaroosters, singles and couples, all ages welcome, 7 p.m. Saturday, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $15 (206-781-1238 or nwdance.net).

Christmas Dance

SAT Nightclub two-step dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance to a variety of music with DJ, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, The Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 35th Ave. W., Lynnwood; $15 cash (425-743-6180 or hayloftdance.com).

Swing Into Christmas

SAT Moonlight Swing Orchestra, appetizers, beer, wine, martinis available; proceeds benefit senior center, 1 p.m. Saturday, East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe; $15 (360-794-6359 or eastcountyseniorcenter.org).

Food events

Los Posadas fundraiser breakfast

SAT Breakfast celebrating Mexican holiday season Los Posadas, pancakes, tamales, scrambled eggs, bacon, beverages, all proceeds benefit White Center Community Development Association, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, L’il Woody’s, 9807 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $8/adults, $5/kids (206-403-1294 or lilwoodys.com).

Pancake Breakfast with a Seattle Seahawks Legend

SAT Pancakes, sausage, eggs, beverages, all ages welcome; Seahawk Legends Guest anticipated around 10 a.m., autograph signing; proceeds support senior center programs at Northshore Senior Center, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $5 (425-487-2441 or northshoreseniorcenter.org).

Community Breakfast

SAT Eggs, ham, sausage, pancakes, French toast, beverages, 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday, East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe; $5 (360-794-6359 or eastcountyseniorcenter.org).

Experience Chocolate tours

TUE Chocolate factory tour, inside look into the daily operations of the factory and the chocolate-making process, learn history of chocolate, see truffles being created, chocolate samples in the Tasting Room, shopping in the Flagship Store; no children under age 6 permitted, on the hour 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 21-23, 27-30, Seattle Chocolates, 1180 Andover Park W., Seattle; $10, reservations suggested (experiencechocolate.co).

Winter Pasta Feast

DEC. 21 Restaurant fifth anniversary celebration with five special pasta dishes, $20/plate, $12/tasting portion, $50/five tasting portions, 5 p.m. Dec. 21, Agrodolce, 709 N 35th St, Seattle; reservations recommended (206-547-9707 or agrodolcerestaurant.net).

Holiday events

Garfield Community Center Holiday Celebration

FRI All ages event, preregister kids to get a toy, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry St., Seattle (206-684-4788 or parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

International District Community Center Winter Wonderland Party

FRI Arts and crafts projects, holiday pictures, treats, for all ages, 6 p.m. Friday, International District/Chinatown Community Center, 719 Eighth Ave. S., Seattle; $2/per child (206-233-0042 or parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

Road to Bethlehem: A Live Nativity

FRI Step on the road to Bethlehem from your car, the story of Christmas nativity with live actors and animals, 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 11-Friday, Calvary Chapel Eastside, 5130 164th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-641-7717 or cceastside.com/new-events/live-nativity).

Holiday with Lights

FRI-DEC. 31 Light displays, rides, “Toy Time Fun” and “Joy! A Sweet Candy Adventure” shows, laser light shows, Toyland for kids, Santa visits, holiday singalongs and shows, 5-10 p.m. Friday-Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-31; Wild Waves & Enchanted Village, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $14.99-$19.99, $7/parking (wildwaves.com/holidaywithlights.php),

Santa’s Landing Party, Museum of Flight

SAT Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in an airplane onto Museum parking lot, all welcome to greet them; the Clauses hear children’s wishes in the Museum, with music by the Boeing Concert Orchestra, Boeing Band, concert by Caspar Babypants, 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; outdoor event free; museum admission $13-$23 (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).

Holiday Party, Miller Community Center

SAT Treats, games, cookie decorating, for all ages, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E., Seattle (206-684-4753 or parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

Holiday Party, Yesler Community Center

SAT Holiday activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Yesler Terrace Community Center, 917 Yesler Way, Seattle (parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

Spirit of Kwanzaa Day

SAT Experience the seven principles through dancing, drumming and community, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Powell Barnett Park, 352 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Seattle (parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

Horse-drawn carriage rides

SAT Carriage rides, crafting activities, carolers, letters to Santa, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Occidental Square, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (downtownseattle.org/events/holidays/).

Seattle Secular Solstice

SAT Empathy theme to brighten the world, celebrate humanity’s accomplishments, reflect on our past, and consider the future with food, light, song, and camaraderie, 4-9 p.m. Saturday, University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle (facebook.com/events/294609727722923/).

Holiday Wreath-laying to Honor Veterans

SAT Speakers honor each branch of the military, with members of Civil Air Patrol, Gold Star Mothers and Wives, Daughters of the American Revolution and representatives of military services, veterans and families; following the ceremony, everyone has the opportunity to place holiday wreaths on cemetery grave sites, 9 a.m. Saturday, Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 S.E. 240th St., Kent (425-413-9614).

Community Hanukkah Pajama Jam

SAT Hanukkah celebration, wear your pjs, music performed by Josh & Chava, Hanukkah story, food trucks; collecting donations of new and gently used pajamas (size 2T-12) for kids in foster care, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island; preregister (sjcc.org/kids-adults-families/community-celebrations/).

Meeker Mansion Santa Breakfast

SAT Pancakes, sausage, visit from Santa, 10 a.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $15 by reservation (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).

Port Townsend Holiday Open Parlor Tour

SAT Tour four decorated 19th Century buildings and homes with historically costumed docents, seasonal music, holiday treats, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Old Consulate Inn, 313 Walker Street, Port Townsend; $15, reservations recommended (op-s.net/yule).

Holiday Parade of Lights Cruise

SUN Part of parade of decorated boats on Lake Union and Lake Washington, holiday buffet, beverages available; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:45 p.m. Dec. 20; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 21; 3 p.m. Dec. 23, Waterways Cruises, 2441 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $36.95-$62.95 (206-223-2060 or /waterwayscruises.com/holiday-cruises-festive).

Gingerbread Village

THRU JAN. 1 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; 6:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 6:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Fridays, 8 a.m.to 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 (gingerbreadvillage.org).

Holiday Carousel

THRU JAN. 1 Holiday carousel, proceeds benefit Treehouse; 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).

Teddy Bear Suite

THRU DEC. 26 Teddy bear wonderland, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle; free, donations for Seattle Children’s Hospital suggested (fairmont.com/seattle/activities-services/events-calendar/).

Seattle Center Winterfest

THRU DEC. 31 Winter train and village, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; holiday entertainment, including Garfield Jazz Band, 12:30 p.m. Saturday; Captain Smartypants and Sensible Shoes, 12:30 p.m. Sunday; Jingle Bell Rock puppet show, 12:30 p.m. Monday; Klezkidz Jewish music and mirth, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday; Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).

Winterfest Ice Rink

THRU DEC. 31 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

THRU JAN. 1 Holiday lights festival, select indoor animal exhibits open, Winter Warm-Up covered food and drink vendors area, indoor snow at Snowmazium, Santa photos, carousel, 5:30-8:30 p.m. daily through Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-Jan. 1; Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle; $7.95-$11.95 (206-548-2500 or zoo.org/wildlights).

Candy Cane Lane

ONGOING Holiday lights, decorations, a Seattle tradition since 1949, 4-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 4-9:30 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays through Dec. 31; Winter Solstice pedestrian night, Nov. 21; Northeast Park Road and Ravenna Boulevard, Seattle; food bank donations welcome.

Snowflake Lane

THRU DEC. 24 Live toy soldier drummers, music, animated snow characters, lights, snowfall, 7 p.m. daily, along Bellevue Way between Northeast Eighth Street and Northeast Fourth Street, Bellevue (snowflakelane.com).

Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena

THRU JAN. 15 Outdoor ice skating rink, food concessions, hours vary daily, including holidays, through Jan. 15, including 3-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday-Dec. 22; Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; $10-$14 including skate rental; $9/with your own skates (bellevuedowntown.com/events/ice-arena).

Garden d’Lights, Bellevue Botanical Garden

THRU DEC. 31 Sparkling lights formed into shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals, waterfalls, 4:30-9 p.m. daily, including holidays, lights go off 9:30 p.m.; free parking at Wilburton Hill Park, $5/premium parking in our lot for $5 per car, cash only, as space permits, limited number of free disabled parking spots available in parking lot, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; $5, ages 10 and younger free (425-452-6844 or gardendlights.org).

Christmas Ship Festival

THRU DEC. 23 Ships broadcast 20-minute choir performances of holiday music; Lake Union Parade of Boats Show, 7:20 p.m. Friday; Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3:40 p.m. Saturday; Golden Gardens Park, 4:20 p.m. Saturday; Carkeek Park, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Shilshole Bay, 8:40 p.m. Saturday; Medina Community Park, 3:05 p.m. Sunday; Carillon Point, 3:55 p.m. Sunday; O.O. Denny Park, 7:30 p.m. Sunday; Juanita Beach Park, 7:20 p.m. Monday; Tracy Owen Station at Log Boom Park, 8:35 p.m. Monday; Meydenbauer Bay 10-minute rolling performance, 8:15 p.m. Tuesday; Madison Park, 8:45 p.m. Tuesday; Magnuson Park, 8:55 p.m. Wednesday; Kirkland Marina Park, 2:40 p.m. Dec. 21; Sheridan Beach Club, 7:55 p.m. Dec. 21; Matthews Beach Park, 8:45 p.m. Dec. 21; rides available on ship and follow boats, various dates and locations through Dec. 23, $20-$62 by reservation (206-623-1445 or argosycruises.com/argosy-cruises/christmas-ship-festival-schedule/).

Winter Wonderland, Redmond Town Center

THRU DEC. 31 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. 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).

Ivar’s Clam Lights

THRU JAN. 1 Holiday light display, 5-9 p.m. daily through January 1, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton (rentonwa.gov/clamlights).

Issaquah Reindeer Festival

THRU DEC. 23 Holiday celebration, Santa visits, see Santa’s reindeer, 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. daily through Dec. 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).

Lantern Light Festival

THRU JAN. 7 Chinese tradition, unique, large lanterns crafted by Chinese artists, activities, 5-11 p.m. daily through Jan. 7, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $18-$49 (thefair.com/fun/details/lantern-light-festival).

Point Defiance Zoolights

THRU JAN. 1 Winter wonderland with 3-D animal light displays, camel rides, food vendors, carousel, aquarium; most zoo exhibits closed; 5-9 p.m. daily, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $5-$10 (253-591-5337 or /pdza.org/calendar?cid=363).

The Lights of Christmas

THRU DEC. 30 Displays of one million lights, children’s activities, entertainment, food, 5-10 p.m. Dec. 14-Sunday, Dec. 19-23, 26-30, Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood; $12-$16 (800-228-6724 or thelightsofchristmas.com).

Museum events

Snow Days at Hands On

SAT-SUN Snow-related activities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Hands On Children’s Museum, 414 Jefferson St. N.E., Olympia; $10.95-$12.95 (360-956-0818 or hocm.org).

“Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith”

ONGOING Retrospective of Smith’s work that chronicles the African-American community during the mid-20th century in the Pacific Northwest, providing an entry point into discussions about the history and changing character of Seattle, The Hammons House tiny home, a miniature mansion given to the Seattle Historical Society in 1955, decorated for the holidays, on display through Jan. 15; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 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/).

Seattle Art Museum

ONGOING Special exhibit “Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect” through Jan. 15; ongoing exhibits include “Big Picture: Art After 1945,” “John Grade: Middle Fork,” “Art and Life Along the Northwest Coast,” “Emblems of Encounter: Europe and Africa Over 500 Years,” “Pure Amusements: Wealth, Leisure and Culture in Late Imperial China,” “Pacific Currents;” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays; Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $12.95-$19.95 or $14.95-$24.95/including special exhibit; ages 12 and younger free (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

ONGOING Exhibits include “Bowie by Mick Rock,” “Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds,” “The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited,” “Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad 1966-1970,” “Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction,” “Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $17-$33 (206-770-2700 or mopop.org).

“You’re Not From Around Here, Are You?

ONGOING Experiences of Black people in the Pacific Northwest in a collection of collages, altered books and sculptures to consider the ways African-American racial identities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays thru Sundays, until 7 p.m. Thursdays, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; $5-$7 (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org).

Fire & Ice Festival

ONGOING Holiday themed activities, performances, and demonstrations, through Dec. 31; watch Visiting Artist Nancy Callan creates her signature Snow People in the Hot Shop, Dec. 13-Sunday; museum open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, activity times vary, 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/).

Model Train Festival

PLAN AHEAD Dozens of tiny trains and intricate model railroad layouts throughout the museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 22-23 and Dec. 26-Jan. 1; free pictures with Santa, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec 22-23, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $11-$14, ages 5 and younger free (washingtonhistory.org).

Park events

Gingerbread Jubilee

FRI Decorate gingerbread house, 5-7 p.m. Friday, Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. N.W., Seattle; $5 (206-684-4093 or parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).


SUN A Puerto Rican cultural celebration with singers, dancers, music, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle (parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

Holiday Hoot Special Edition Owl Prowl

PLAN AHEAD Learn about owls indoors with cookies and hot cocoa, followed by 2-mile hike into old growth forest to look for owls, for ages 10 and older, 4 p.m. Dec. 23, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $20 (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org/events/holiday-hoot-special-edition-owl-prowl).


Dickens Carolers, Hotel Sorrento

FRI-SAT Songs of the season, 5-6:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Hotel Sorrento, 900 Madison St., Seattle; free (hotelsorrento.com/event).

Holiday Barbershop Quartets

FRI-SAT Kamiak High School Barbershop Quartet holiday tunes and singalong, 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing, 710 Front St., Mukilteo; free (425-742-6180 or ivars.com/promos/item/312-holiday-entertainment).

“The Gingerbread Man”

FRI, WED Holiday show for ages 2 and older, 11:15 a.m. Friday, Bitter Lake Community Center, Seattle; and 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-684-7524 or parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show

FRI-SUN Based the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, as a live 1940s radio broadcast, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $18-$20 (206-937-1394 or twelfthnightproductions.org).

Christmas Concert

SAT Lessons and carols by Sanctuary Choirs and professional brass ensemble, singalong, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle; free, donations collected (seattlefirstbaptist.org).

Mariachi Concert

SAT Festive concert, 3 p.m. Saturday, Albert Davis Park, 12526 27th Ave. N.E., Seattle (parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

“Last-Minute Christmas, Dreams Can Come True”

SAT Pacific Sound Chorus women’s barbershop ensemble story of Christmas, 2 p.m. Saturday, Lake Washington High School, 12033 N.E. 80th, Kirkland; $20-$15 (pacificsound.org).

Dickens Carolers

SUN A cappella holiday concert, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave. S.E., Covington (253-630-8761 or kcls.org).


12 K’s of Christmas Holiday Run and 5K

SUN 5K and 12K runs/walks, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Heritage Park, 111 Waverly Way, Kirkland; $35-$60; snow/ice may cancel (src12ksofchristmas.com/).

Special interest

Jimi Hendrix Exhibit

ONGOING Display highlights Jimi’s life and career in the performing arts with replicas of his most notable guitars, articles of clothing, renderings of his original artwork, artifacts, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays through Feb., Douglass-Truth Branch Library, 2300 E. Yesler Way, Seattle (206-684-4704 or spl.org/locations/douglass-truth-branch).


Nineteen to Ninety: Communicating with Humans of all Ages

MON Presentation and discussion to increase understanding and move us toward more tolerant attitudes and positive communication; 2 p.m. Monday, The Brig Studio at Magnuson Park, 6344 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; free (206-525-6378 or nestseattle.org/news-events/).

NEXT STAGE Workshop: The Artist’s Path to Success

TUE Industry Panel for all ages, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-414-8325 or abbeyarts.me).