The week of Nov. 29 brings holiday events and performances, from street caroling to Sammamish Symphony performance.
‘The Wiz Live’
A three-hour presentation of the Broadway musical, adapted from L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz,” featuring Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier, Uzo Aduba, Stephanie Mills and Shanice Williams. 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, on NBC.
Brighten the winter darkness and fill your happy belly at the Swedish Club’s julbord, the traditional holiday celebration with (almost) a million different dishes, plus music by the great Ruby Bishop on Friday, Dec. 4, then by Katie Malik on Dec. 11 (with an appearance by St. Lucia and her crown of candles on this date, too). Friday, Dec. 4 (dinner) and Friday, Dec. 11 (lunch and dinner). Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $32-$48, reserve early for savings (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org).
Victorian Country Christmas Festival
This annual celebration may help you get into the season’s spirit with concerts, a wine garden, singing Nativity, and Santa visits. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 2-3, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4-5, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $8-$12, ages 5 and younger free (253-841-5045 or avictoriancountrychristmas.com).
The Seattle electronic music duo, comprising Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight, headlines three nights at Paramount Theatre. They’ve released two studio albums, including 2014’s “In Return,” which recently hit the top spot on Billboard‘s Dance/Electronic Albums chart. 8 p.m. Dec. 5-7, Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St. Seattle; $25-28.25 (877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org).
Sandi Doughton, David Montgomery
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The Cascadia Resilience Center and International Centre for Earth Simulation host speakers including Doughton, Seattle Times science reporter and author of “Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest” and UW professor Montgomery, co-author of “The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health.” 6:30 p.m. Thursday Dec. 3, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $7-$25 (206-652-4255 or townhallseattle.org).
The avant-garde performance collective Degenerate Art Ensemble presents a multimedia spectacle — with dance, video and original live music — about a dystopian future in which citizens are forbidden to tell each other their life stories. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 3-5, 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6., On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St., Seattle; $12-$25 (206-217-9888 or ontheboards.org).
After nearly 30 years together, the all-female quartet closes the door on its performing life with a farewell tour, “Anthology,” packed with works from the 11th to the 20th century. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, Meany Hall, University of Washington; $45-$50 206-543-4880 or uwworldseries.org).
‘George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker’
Clara and her prince return to Seattle for the holidays, but this year, the tale has a new look thanks to sets and costumes by “Olivia the Pig” illustrator Ian Falconer, and choreography by George Balanchine. Through Dec. 28, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle; tickets from $25 (206-441-2424 or pnb.org).