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George Balanchine's "The Nutcracker"
McCaw Hall

George Balanchine's "The Nutcracker"

McCaw Hall
321 Mercer Street Seattle WA 98109

Pacific Northwest Ballet: George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Buy Tickets $33.75 - $90 $45 - $145

With gorgeous new sets and costumes by famed author and illustrator Ian Falconer (Olivia the Pig), Pacific Northwest Ballet's exciting production of The Nutcracker brings a world of joy and color to the stage at Seattle's McCaw Hall with George Balanchine's original choreography, the PNB orchestra playing the cherished Tchaikovsky score and dozens of dazzling dancers. This iconic version of the popular holiday ballet tells the timeless story of young Clara, who receives a nutcracker soldier as a gift and has a magical dream that her toy comes to life. Together they experience a grand adventure that takes them through an epic battle with the Rat King to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Land of Sweets.

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:30pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 12:30pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 5:30pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 7:30pm Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 / 12:30pm

"Holiday Inn"
The 5th Avenue Theatre

"Holiday Inn"

The 5th Avenue Theatre
1308 5th Avenue Seattle WA 98101

Holiday Inn: Broadway Hit Adapted From Beloved Film

Buy Tickets $30 - $46.50 $46 - $141

The West Coast premiere of the recent Broadway hit Holiday Inn brims with joyous music and plenty of holiday cheer. Inspired by the Academy Award-winning 1942 film starring Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby, Holiday Inn follows the story of a song-and-dance man who decides to leave show business and settle down in his Connecticut farmhouse. When he meets a talented school teacher named Linda, the two transform the farmhouse into a fancy inn offering guests show-stopping holiday performances. But when Jim's best friend visits from Hollywood and tries to steal Linda away as his new dance partner, the fate of the inn hangs in the balance. This new musical stage adaptation features lavish sets and costumes, spectacular choreography and 20 beloved Irving Berlin songs. Enjoy this heartwarming holiday treat, sure to put your whole family in the best of spirits, when it comes to Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre.

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 1:30pm Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 7:30pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:30pm

"The Humans"
Seattle Rep - Bagley Wright Theatre

"The Humans"

The Humans

Seattle Rep - Bagley Wright Theatre
155 Mercer Street Seattle WA 98109

The Humans: 2016 Tony for Best Play

Buy Tickets $32.50 $65

In his "kind, warm, beautifully observed and deeply moving new play" (Chicago Tribune), Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam (Sons of the Prophet) takes a fresh look at the hilarity, heart and horrors of modern American family life. Deciding to shake Thanksgiving up a bit, Erik Blake brings his family from Pennsylvania to New York City to celebrate the holiday at his youngest daughter's run-down apartment. But as darkness falls outside the crumbling pre-war duplex, mysterious things start to go bump in the night -- and family tensions reach a boiling point. After a successful Broadway run last year, where it won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play, The Humans now comes to Seattle Rep - Bagley Wright Theatre, directed once again by two-time Tony-winner Joe Mantello (Assassins).

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 2:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 7:30pm

ArtsWest Holiday Cast Party
ArtsWest

ArtsWest Holiday Cast Party

ArtsWest
4711 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98116

ArtsWest Stars Ring In the Holidays With Song

Buy Tickets COMP - $20 $32

Join us this December as we ring in the holidays ArtsWest style, with music, merriment and a heaping dash of the unexpected! Hosted by Mathew Wright and featuring a revolving lineup of beloved ArtsWest stars, every night will be packed with song, surprise and celebration in the timeless tradition of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Grab a drink, get toasty and join us for a rousing evening of pure entertainment at ArtsWest in Seattle!

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:30pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 3:00pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 7:30pm

Disney's "Newsies"
Village Theatre - Francis J. Gaudette Theatre

Disney's "Newsies"

Newsies

Village Theatre - Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street North Issaquah WA 98027

Disney's Newsies Leaps Into Seattle

Buy Tickets $42.50 - $45 $77 - $82

Featuring a score by Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Sister Act: The Musical) and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy), Newsies is based on the popular 1992 Disney movie starring Christian Bale, about a group of newsboys who take on a ruthless newspaper tycoon. Based on true events from 1899, the musical tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. The rousing tale at Seattle's Village Theatre is full of high-energy dance and catchy tunes. "Seize the Day" and get your tickets now for this show about fighting for what's right and staying true to who you are.

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 7:00pm Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 7:30pm

"Mr. Popper's Penguins"
Seattle Children's Theatre - Charlotte Martin Theatre

"Mr. Popper's Penguins"

Seattle Children's Theatre - Charlotte Martin Theatre
201 Thomas St. Seattle WA 98109

Mr. Popper's Penguins: Musical Based on Beloved Children's Book

Buy Tickets $8.80 - $19.50 $22 - $39

Mr. Popper is at home daydreaming of adventures in far-off lands when he receives a family of penguins from Antarctic explorer Admiral Drake. Now, he and his wife have a lot of extra mouths to feed on a tight budget. Mr. Popper trains the penguins to perform and takes their show on the road, leading to mischief, hilarity and dreams come true in this spirited family musical. Based on the classic 1938 children's book by Richard and Florence Atwater, the flipper-filled fun waddles from the page to the stage -- complete with puppets and song-and-dance numbers -- at Seattle Children's Theatre.

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 7:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 4:30pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:30pm Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 11:00am Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 2:30pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 11:00am Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 2:30pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 2:30pm

Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival
Leavenworth

Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival

Leavenworth
325 5th Avenue North Seattle WA 98109

Spend the Day in Leavenworth for the Christmas Lighting Festival

Buy Tickets $65 $130

Let Customized Tours take you to one of Washington's most popular annual holiday traditions for families: the Christmas Lighting Festival in the picturesque Bavarian-themed village of Leavenworth. During this full-day event, browse through the village's quaint shops, savor German food from the street stands offering delicious creations, enjoy live outdoor entertainment, let your kids sled down the snow hill, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, and then gather at dusk (on Saturdays and Sundays) for the lighting ceremony as the town becomes ablaze in twinkling lights. Afterward, relax back on the bus as you return home filled with the holiday spirit.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00am Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 8:00am

"The Flight Before Xmas"
The Bathhouse Theater

"The Flight Before Xmas"

The Bathhouse Theater
7312 W Green Lake Dr N. Seattle WA 98103

Holiday Nightmares Visited in Flight Before Christmas

Buy Tickets COMP - $17 $34

We all dread the cursed pre-Christmas airport shuffle, the fear of not being able to make it home in time to see loved ones. Well, you probably haven't seen the worst of the terminals till you watch The Flight Before Christmas, which involves some delays, of course -- but also a rogue cat on the loose, an important business deal at stake and plenty of other madness at The Bathhouse Theater in Seattle. Amidst the chaos, though, you have to be a little late to truly appreciate what you're rushing towards.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 4:00pm Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 2:00pm Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 4:00pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 2:00pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 4:00pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 2:00pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 4:00pm

"Annie"
Seattle Musical Theatre

"Annie"

Seattle Musical Theatre
7120 62nd Ave NE Seattle WA 98115

Leapin' Lizards! It's Annie

Buy Tickets $20 $40

It's a hard-knock life out there. You know it, Jay Z knows it and most of all, Annie knows it. But this little redhead never gives up, and her optimism leads the way to a happy ending. Let Annie inspire you this holiday season, 'cause no matter what happens, the sun will come up tomorrow, and this feel-good musical will lift your spirits and give you life. Join Seattle Musical Theatre, the adorable Annie and her even more adorable dog for a show filled with great songs (like "Tomorrow," "It's the Hard Knock Life" and "Easy Street"), memorable characters and a story that will melt your heart.

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:30pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:00pm

Handel's "Messiah"
Benaroya Hall - S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium

Handel's "Messiah"

Seattle Symphony

Benaroya Hall - S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
200 University Street Seattle WA 98101

Handel's Soaring Messiah With the Seattle Symphony & Chorus

Buy Tickets $14 $36

'Tis the season for glorious music, so what better way to celebrate it than with Handel's Messiah. This monumental celebration of faith and the human experience, composed in 1741, stands as one of the most beloved works in all of classical music. A true masterpiece, it includes some of the most joyful and memorable music ever written and is the most performed choral work in the English language. With its powerful "Hallelujah" chorus, Messiah's timeless message of hope and renewal resonates each Yuletide season. Conductor Stephen Layton leads the Seattle Symphony, the Seattle Symphony Chorale and an acclaimed group of soloists, including Eleanor Dennis, in this beloved Benaroya Hall tradition.

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 1:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:00pm

"Wonderland" Brunch
Can Can

"Wonderland" Brunch

Can Can
94 Pike St. Seattle WA 98101

Wonderland Brunch: Afternoon Holiday Cabaret

Buy Tickets $9.50 $19

What's better than brunch? Only one thing: Brunch and a live show. Seattle's classic winter Wonderland brings together a cast of A-list performers for a glittering parade of nostalgia bursting with dance, laughter and all the cheer of yesteryear. This holiday spectacular turns Can Can's intimate theater into a whimsical winter chalet where you can order a special brunch from Pike's Place Market, carefully crafted with market-fresh seasonal ingredients. This afternoon cabaret is lighthearted holiday fun for the whole family.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 12:30pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 2:30pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 12:30pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:30pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 12:30pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 2:30pm Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 / 12:30pm Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 / 2:30pm

"Christmastown"
The Bathhouse Theater

"Christmastown"

The Bathhouse Theater
7312 W Green Lake Dr N. Seattle WA 98103

Christmastown: A Theatrical Holiday Noir

Buy Tickets $13 - $17 $34

In film noir-inspired holiday thriller Christmastown, hard-boiled detective Nick Holiday takes a deal tracking down "Big Red" for a client who will stop at nothing to uncover unsavory secrets. Add a glamorous elf, a used Christmas tree salesman and a muckraking reporter, and you've got what the Seattle Times calls "the best new holiday romp of the year." Watch the seasonal sleuthing get underway at the Bathhouse Theater.

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:30pm Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 7:30pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 7:30pm Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 / 7:30pm

Leavenworth Sleigh Ride and Christmas Lights Festival
Leavenworth

Leavenworth Sleigh Ride and Christmas Lights Festival

Leavenworth
325 5th Avenue North Seattle WA 98109

Leavenworth Sleigh Ride and Christmas Lights Festival

Buy Tickets $100 $200

If you're searching for a perfectly picturesque and authentic Christmastime experience, congratulations -- you've just hit the jackpot. This journey begins at 7:00am, where you will enjoy complimentary breakfast snacks as you're ferried through the gorgeous Cascade Mountains to Red Tail Farm. There, you'll snuggle up under warm wool blankets as a winter wonderland unfolds before your very eyes in a custom-built sleigh pulled by Belgian and Suffolk Draft horses, as it carries you through woods, trails, fields and snow-covered canyons. At the ride's conclusion, you can warm yourself by the fire, enjoy a hot cup of cocoa and pose for pictures with the horses, and then it's off to the nearby town of Leavenworth. In this quaint, old-world town, you're free to browse, shop and enjoy live outdoor entertainment and authentic German food purchased at street stands and local eateries. At dusk, the town promenade becomes home to the Christmas Lights ceremony (on Saturdays and Sundays only), as hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights come alive in a magical moment. Then just relax on your comfortable journey home and treasure the memories made over the course of your 13-hour Christmas expedition.

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 7:00am Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 7:00am

"Wonderland"
Can Can

"Wonderland"

Can Can
94 Pike St. Seattle WA 98101

Wonderland: Whimsical Holiday Cabaret & Burlesque at Pike Place Market

Buy Tickets $17.50 $35

Who knew a winter show could be so steamy? Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret's holiday cabaret Wonderland brings together a talented cast of performers for a glittering parade of nostalgia that's bursting with dance, laughter and all the cheer of yesteryear. Set at Seattle's historic Pike Place Market, this holiday soiree turns Can Can's intimate theater into a whimsical winter chalet, with plenty of classic beauty and flirtatious artistry (watch out for the performers swinging from chandeliers overhead!) in a titillating, feel-good show that combines "song, dance and old-school sexy winter sparkle" (Seattle Magazine). In the kitchen and behind the bar you'll find a variety of food, wine, and spirits available for purchase, all carefully crafted with local market-fresh winter ingredients.

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 / 7:00pm Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 7:00pm Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 9:30pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 7:00pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 7:00pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 9:30pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:00pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 9:30pm

"Elf The Musical Jr."
Redmond High School Performing Arts Center

"Elf The Musical Jr."

Elf the Musical Jr.

Redmond High School Performing Arts Center
17272 NE 104th St Redmond WA 98052

Elf The Musical Jr.: Youth Production of Holiday Fave

Buy Tickets $7.50 $15

Based on the modern cinema classic, Elf the Musical Jr. is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size as he grows and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This youth production of the modern Christmas favorite is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf as it ice skates into Redmond High School Performing Arts Center near Seattle.

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 7:00pm Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 7:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 7:00pm

Live Blues at Highway 99
Highway 99 Blues Club

Live Blues at Highway 99

Highway 99 Blues Club
1414 Alaskan Way Seattle WA 98101

Highway 99 Blues Club and Restaurant: Live Jams in a Juke Joint Setting

Buy Tickets $8 - $10 $16 - $20

Housed in a 1909 brick building on the Seattle waterfront, Highway 99 Blues Club and Restaurant is inspired by the juke joints of the American South and the neighborhood blues clubs of Chicago. Dubbing themselves "the West Coast Home of the Blues," the venue fully embraces the culture and music. On stage, you'll see regional and national touring artists cranking out everything from zydeco to honky-tonk to roots and Americana. Meanwhile, the venue itself is studded with "old timey" touches like a 34-foot bar made from antique doors and blue velvet benches collected from an old Masonic Temple. The walls are covered with photos snapped by some of the country's best blues photographers. And to round out the juke joint experience, the kitchen pumps out Southern-style comfort food -- think jambalaya and chicken gumbo -- while the bar whips up cocktails named for blues legends like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters.

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 8:00pm (The Rae Gordon Band) Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm (Kevin Selfe & the Portland Blues All-Star Band) Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Harpdog Brown and the Travelin' Blues Show) Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (Holiday Rhythm & Blues) Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Nora Michaels) Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Ben Smith & Friends: Starlight Collective) Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 / 8:00pm (CD Woodbury Trio) Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 / 8:00pm (Big Road Blues With Honey Mustard)

Laughs Comedy Club
Laughs Comedy Club

Laughs Comedy Club

Laughs Comedy Club
5220 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle WA 98105

Laughs Comedy Club Brings Rising Stars to Seattle

Buy Tickets COMP - $7.50 $15

You don't have to be a student to enjoy comedy in the University District. Whether you're looking for a study break in between finals or trying to change up the usual Friday night dinner date, Laughs Comedy Club in Seattle's U-District is the go-to for a prime stand-up experience. Comedians from Last Comic Standing, Conan and the Laugh Factory regularly make their way through this venue, whose owners trek out to the Montreal Comedy Fest every year to scope out the next rising sensation, bringing them to Seattle to crack some jokes. Skip the cover fees and have a laugh at this intimate spot.

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 8:00pm (Andrew Rivers) Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 10:00pm (Andrew Rivers) Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Alex Elkin) Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 10:00pm (Alex Elkin) Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 10:00pm (Alex Elkin) Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 10:00pm (Andrew Sleighter) Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 / 8:00pm (Erica Rhodes) Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 / 10:00pm (Erica Rhodes)

"12 Days of Christmas"
Renton Civic Theatre

"12 Days of Christmas"

Renton Civic Theatre
507 S 3rd St. Renton WA 98057

12 Days of Christmas: A Holiday Musical

Buy Tickets $12.50 $25

In new musical 12 Days of Christmas, a group of carolers learn the fractured fairytales behind each of the gifts sung in the song. Learn about the spirit of a mother reincarnated as a partridge, the six geese desperately trying to avoid the roasting pan and all the rest of the lively bunch. The Renton Civic Theatre hosts this Christmas celebration filled with plenty of yuletide twists and turns.

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:00pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 8:00pm

"Twist of the Magi"
The Phoenix Theatre

"Twist of the Magi"

The Phoenix Theatre
9673 Firdale Ave. Edmonds WA 98020

An Eccentric Take on Classic Holiday Tale

Buy Tickets Sold Out n/a

Twist of the Magi starts with O'Henry's classic short story, Gift of the Magi, then sets it in an authentic 1940s radio station as a live, on-air broadcast. Add in a slew of disgruntled actors, their reticent stage manager, a frantic sound effects technician, a wacky female musical trio, a delinquent (and inebriated) Shakespearean prima donna, a jealous Italian femme fatale and a host of other broadcasting eccentrics, and this classic tale of holiday love and generosity becomes a series of comic twists and turns. Laugh along as O'Henry's heroine trades her beautiful hair to buy a Christmas gift for her devoted young husband. Then, tortured by seller's remorse, embarks on a series of zany adventures in an attempt to recover the lost locks. Enjoy Twist of the Magi at The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds.

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:00pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 8:00pm

"A Christmas Carol"
SecondStory Repertory

"A Christmas Carol"

SecondStory Repertory
7325 166th AVE NE Redmond WA 98052

A Christmas Carol: SecondStory Repertory Presents the Holiday Classic

Buy Tickets $14.50 $29

SecondStory Repertory presents their original adaptation of the beloved holiday tale, A Christmas Carol. This magical production is filled with music and alive with color and movement, created to tell an enduring tale in a way that is appealing to people of all ages. Journey back to Victorian London, where the city is making ready for the holidays. While most citizens are full of faith, hope and good will, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge's heart remains pinched and cold. On Christmas night, he receives his last chance at redemption when four spirits arrive to take him on a journey through Christmas past, present and future.

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 8:00pm

"The Nutcracker"
IPAC

"The Nutcracker"

IPAC
16245 NE 24th St. Bellevue WA 98008

Holiday Favorite The Nutcracker

Buy Tickets $11 $22

With a cast of dancers portraying the beloved characters of Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, playful mice, toy soldiers, the Sugar Plum Fairy and more, this ballet is a favorite holiday tradition. Gorgeous costumes and sets make this timeless performance truly unforgettable. Cornerstone Studio's The Nutcracker incorporates dancers of all experience levels, from age 5 to adult. Magical surprises like an action-packed battle scene, where the Nutcracker Prince and his tap-dancing army battle the Mouse Queen, as well as the enchanting Land of Sweets, where Clara is entertained by guest break dancers and ballerinas, make this production different from the rest! It's a show that's great for the entire family. This year's production at the IPAC in Bellevue features Jeromeskee, of the world-famous Massive Monkees crew and dancer/choreographer for Macklemore, along with Warren Woo.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 1:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 6:30pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 1:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 6:30pm

"The Fig Tree Waltzes"
12th Ave Arts

"The Fig Tree Waltzes"

12th Ave Arts
1620 12th Ave. Seattle WA 98122

Acrobatic Conundrum Blends Circus & Dance

Buy Tickets $12 $24

In this evening-length performance, Acrobatic Conundrum blends circus and dance into a poetic experience that pushes the artists to the edge. Presented at 12th Avenue Arts in Seattle, the performance features athletic choreography from Costa Rica's Jimmy Ortiz Chinchilla, in addition to ensemble-based aerial work and a touch of humor. In a world where the stakes are high and time is running out, The Fig Tree Waltzes is a paean to the human drive to keep playing against overwhelming odds.

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 5:00pm Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 2:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 8:00pm

"Julia's Queen of the Brunch Drag Show"
Julia's on Broadway

"Julia's Queen of the Brunch Drag Show"

Julia's on Broadway
300 Broadway E. Seattle WA 98102

Brunch Drag Show Starring Seattle's Top Gender-Bending Entertainers

Buy Tickets $10 - $20 $32.25 - $42.95

From the producers of Le Faux, Seattle's longest-running celebrity impersonation show, comes Julia's Queen of the Brunch, a fabulous, fun-filled weekly drag extravaganza. Every Sunday, your hostess-with-the-mostess Kristie Champagne will roll in the pink bus to Julia's on Broadway filled with Seattle's greatest local drag talent. With a new lineup of local performers each week and monthly themed shows, this gender-bending show promises a unique, exciting experience every time. Along with the over-the-top entertainment, you can purchase items from the full brunch menu, including pitchers of mimosas to enjoy throughout the show.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 1:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 1:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 1:00pm Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 / 1:00pm Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 / 1:00pm Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 / 1:00pm

"The View From Santa's Lap"
Cafe Nordo

"The View From Santa's Lap"

Cafe Nordo
109 S Main Street Seattle WA 98104

Quirky Holiday Play & Four-Course Meal

Buy Tickets $68 $85

Nothing screams the holidays like department stores and murder --just take a look at The View from Santa's Lap, the latest seasonal offering from Café Nordo and Scot Agustson. Seattle drag royalty Brendan Mack dons the role of Becky June Beasley-Jones, a small town girl on the run from the law who takes shelter inside a Klootzak department store. Amidst all the killer deals and savings, Becky June finds herself face-to-face with an actual serial killer. Now it's up to Becky June to put a stop to these murders before she also ends up stuffed inside a stocking. And the merriment doesn't stop there -- the play is accompanied with four courses of locally sourced, organic holiday fare designed by Chef Erin Brindley, including the Rosemary Antipasto Wreath and Baby Jesus Bread Loaf. Spirits and other seasonal libations will also be available for purchase. Don't miss The View from Santa's Lap when it decks the halls of Café Nordo.

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 / 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 6:30pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 8:00pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 8:00pm Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 / 8:00pm Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 / 8:00pm

"Beneath the Streets: After Hours" Subterranean Tour
Pioneer Square

"Beneath the Streets: After Hours" Subterranean Tour

Pioneer Square
102 Cherry Street Seattle WA 98104

Beneath the Streets: After Hours Subterranean Tour

Buy Tickets $11 $22

Delve into the deep, dark history of Pioneer Square on this adults-only jaunt under the streets of Seattle. During this intimate 60-minute walking tour, your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will lead you through three key sections of the historic 1890s-era subterranean passageways, while cluing you in on the drinking, gambling and other illicit activities that ran rampant in the area around the turn of the century. In fact, you'll learn how Skid Road (Yesler Way) became America's very first Skid Row and much more.

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 6:30pm Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 6:30pm Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 / 6:30pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 6:30pm Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 / 6:30pm Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 6:30pm

Russian Grand Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker"
Pantages Theater at Broadway Center for the Performing Arts

Russian Grand Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker"

Russian Grand Ballet

Pantages Theater at Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
901 Broadway Tacoma WA 98402

Russian Grand Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

Buy Tickets $59 - $69 $65 - $85

Lovers of ballet, lovers of the holidays or simply lovers of pure, thrilling spectacle flock each year to the Tchaikovsky classic. Filled with enchanted toys, mischievous mice and sugar plum fairies, the tale of Clara (or Masha, in the case of this Russian production) and her magical Nutcracker Prince has enraptured generations of children and adults. Now Russian Grand Ballet comes to the Seattle area with its traditional yet dynamic version of The Nutcracker, featuring some of Russia's brightest ballet stars. Create a new holiday tradition with Tchaikovsky's immortal The Nutcracker at Tacoma's Pantages Theater at Broadway Center for the Performing Arts.

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 7:30pm

"Seattle Untamed Tour"
Pioneer Square

"Seattle Untamed Tour"

Pioneer Square
102 Cherry Street Seattle WA 98104

Seattle Untamed Tour: Get a Lode of the Gold Rush Years

Buy Tickets COMP - $9 $18

"Gold!" It was a cry that changed the American West forever, and it was heard all over Seattle in the summer of 1897, when the first miners returned from northwestern Canada with tales of riches. More than 100,000 prospectors headed north in the following years, and Seattle was changed forever. Find out just how the city boomed from dark depression to golden prosperity on this 75-minute walking tour of Pioneer Square, where your knowledgeable and entertaining guide will point out the saloons, dance halls, gambling parlors, movie houses and brothels that tempted many a miner. If you're taking off soon on an Alaskan cruise and want some info for the way up -- or you're just a history buff who loves stories about prospectors, gamblers and con artists -- this tour will give you the mother lode.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 10:00am Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 1:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 10:00am Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 1:00pm Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 10:00am Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 1:00pm Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 / 10:00am Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 / 10:00am

Bellevue Chamber Chorus: "Winter Song"
Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Bellevue Chamber Chorus: "Winter Song"

Emmanuel Episcopal Church
4400 86th Avenue SE Mercer Island WA 98040

Bellevue Chamber Chorus: Winter Song

Buy Tickets COMP - $10 $20

Fill your holiday celebration with beautiful music from around the world for winter and the yuletide season. The Bellevue Chamber Chorus' joyous program includes the luminous Stars (accompanied by tuned water glasses) by Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds, River Snow by Chinese composer Ying Zhang, A Glimpse of Snow and Evergreen by Washington composer Vijay Singh, delightful arrangements of traditional carols by choral titans Robert Shaw and Alice Parker, Dale Warland and Gregg Smith and much more. You're invited to join the chorus after the concert at Mercer Island's Emmanuel Episcopal for a festive holiday reception.

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 3:00pm

"Le Faux"
Julia's on Broadway

"Le Faux"

Julia's on Broadway
300 Broadway E. Seattle WA 98102

Seattle's Top Celebrity-Impersonation Drag Show: Le Faux

Buy Tickets $10 - $24.50 $42.20 - $52.70

Spend a Las Vegas-style evening with Seattle's best female impersonators as they take on the personas of Cher, Lady Gaga, JLo, Celine Dion, Liza Minnelli and more. The perfect gender-bending show for celebrating any occasion -- a birthday, anniversary, bachelorette party or a night out with friends -- Le Faux is the longest-running show of its kind in the city, with exciting and outrageous performances every night and a full cast of dancers. Julia's on Broadway also offers a full bar and appetizers for purchase before and during the show, and the host will even bring your special guest on stage for a little embarrassment in front of the entire audience.

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 9:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 9:00pm Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 9:00pm Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 9:00pm Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 / 9:00pm

Chocolate & Wine or Beer Pairing
Sweet Decadence Wine and Chocolate Bar

Chocolate & Wine or Beer Pairing

Sweet Decadence Wine and Chocolate Bar
827 N 10th Place Ste B Renton WA 98057

Chocolate and Wine or Beer Pairing at Sweet Decadence

Buy Tickets $18.75 $37.50

Renton's Sweet Decadence, ranked as one of the Top 5 chocolate shops in Evening magazine's "Best of Western Washington," offers an elegant evening of wine or beer and chocolate tasting. Four specially selected wines or craft brews are paired with four artisan chocolates of the finest quality for the ultimate indulgent treat. You'll get plenty of personal attention in this small-group setting as a wine and beer specialist guides you through the tasting, pointing out the differences in each vintage and how they highlight and balance the ingredients in the chocolate.

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 4:00pm Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 5:00pm Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 6:00pm Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 4:00pm Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 5:00pm Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 6:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 4:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 5:00pm

Seattle University Men's Basketball at Connolly Complex
Connolly Complex

Seattle University Men's Basketball at Connolly Complex

Connolly Complex
550 14th Ave Seattle WA 98122

Seattle University Men's Basketball

Buy Tickets COMP - $9 $5 - $19

The Seattle University Redhawks are back in action for another exciting, fast-paced season of basketball, and new coach Jim Hayford plans to have his squad sitting at the top of the WAC standings. Led by 7-foot-3 center Aaron Menzies, the Redhawks are hoping to push the pace and score plenty of points. To that end, speedy guards Matej Kavas and Morgan Means will play a major role. This season, along with games at KeyArena, Seattle U. also will play at the intimate Connolly Complex, giving you the chance to see every great play up close. Don't miss the action as the Redhawks battle for supremacy.

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 / 7:00pm (vs. Saint Martin's) Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 1:00pm (vs. Nicholls State) Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 / 7:00pm (vs. Grambling State) Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 / 1:00pm (UC Riverside) Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Chicago State) Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. UTRGV)

"Once Upon a Mattress"
Tacoma Musical Playhouse

"Once Upon a Mattress"

Tacoma Musical Playhouse
7116 Sixth Avenue Tacoma WA 98406

Princess and the Pea Musical Once Upon a Mattress

Buy Tickets $15.50 $31

On New Year's Day 1835, Hans Christian Andersen wrote to a friend: "I am now starting on some 'fairy tales for children.' I am going to win over future generations, you may want to know" (he was a couple centuries too early to add a #humblebrag). One of the crown jewels among Andersen's tales was The Princess and the Pea, which now comes to life in this rollicking musical adaptation at Tacoma Musical Playhouse. Hitch a ride on this rollicking, song-filled road to happily-ever-after that centers around Winnifred, just an ordinary, high-spirited girl who wants to escape her childhood home: a swamp. Driven by true love, she swims the castle moat to be with the young Prince Dauntless the Drab. But before they can marry, the prince's overprotective mother concocts a secret test that the young princess must pass before she'll allow them to wed involving a stack of 20 mattresses and one single, teeny-tiny pea.

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:30pm

"A Christmas Carol"
Whidbey Playhouse

"A Christmas Carol"

Whidbey Playhouse
730 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor WA 98277

A Christmas Carol: Dickens' Holiday Classic

Buy Tickets Sold Out n/a

A timeless holiday favorite, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol comes to the Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor. Join Scrooge, Marley, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a variety of colorful characters as they help misguided miser Ebenezer Scrooge discover love, joy and the true meaning of Christmas. Three spirits usher Scrooge through the lessons of his past, present and possible future in this charming and heartfelt adaptation of Dickens' classic. Stick around after the play for a Christmas carol singalong.

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 7:30pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:30pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:30pm

"Dubious Advice"
Atlas Theatre

"Dubious Advice"

Atlas Theatre
3509 Fremont Ave N Seattle WA 98103

Impaired Experts Give Dubious Advice

Buy Tickets $6.99 $13.99

A panel of inebriated experts give real-life advice to audience members seeking their wisdom. You might witness a drunk doctor, a faded physician, a stoned scientist... all doing their darndest to dole out honest life advice to those in need. Afterward, the improv comedians explore the consequences of their often-questionable advice in a series of improvised scenes, to a guaranteed comedic effect. Come with your questions, concerns and queries. Gain a little wisdom and a whole lot of entertainment with Dubious Advice at Seattle's Atlas Theatre.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 10:00pm Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 / 10:00pm

"Magnifique"
Julia's on Broadway

"Magnifique"

Julia's on Broadway
300 Broadway E. Seattle WA 98102

Sexy Burlesque Stars & Drag Divas Share the Stage in Magnifique

Buy Tickets $10 - $20 $37 - $42.95

Was that sultry burlesque performer a lady or one of Le Faux's fabulous drag stars? That's what you'll be asking yourself while taking in Magnifique, Julia's on Broadway's sassy, sexy new burlesque and variety show hosted by the incomparable Gorejess, Seattle's master of neo-burlesque with a classic twist. Inspired by the underground cabaret scenes of Paris and Berlin in the roaring '20s, Magnifique combines Seattle's most titillating burlesque performers with some of the gorgeous "ladies" from Le Faux. The result just might be the naughtiest way to spend a Thursday evening in the city.

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 8:30pm

Seattle University Women's Basketball
Connolly Complex

Seattle University Women's Basketball

Connolly Complex
550 14th Ave Seattle WA 98122

Seattle University Women's Basketball

Buy Tickets COMP - $6 $5 - $14

Expectations are high for the Seattle University women's basketball team this season, and you can watch all the action as the Redhawks look to soar over the competition in the WAC. Under the guidance of coach Suzy Barcomb, the Redhawks surprised experts last season by qualifying for the WNIT. This year's squad returns senior forward Alexis Montgomery, the WAC preseason Player of the Year, and guard Kamira Sanders. Help make the Connolly Complex one of the loudest venues in the conference with these great seats, which also come with a hot dog and soda.

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:00pm (vs. Pacific) Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 / 2:00pm (vs. UC Irvine) Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 / 6:00pm (vs. New Mexico State) Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 / 4:00pm (vs. UT Rio Grande Valley) Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 / 6:00pm (vs. UMKC) Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 / 4:00pm (vs. Chicago State) Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 6:00pm (vs. Grand Canyon) Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 4:00pm (vs. CSU Bakersfield)

ComedySportz
Atlas Theatre

ComedySportz

ComedySportz

Atlas Theatre
3509 Fremont Ave N Seattle WA 98103

ComedySportz: Fast and Funny Improv Comedy Competition

Buy Tickets $5 - $6.99 $10 - $13.99

ComedySportz is Seattle's leading improv comedy show. Two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot, in the spirit of TV's Whose Line Is It Anyway? A referee governs the action, calling fouls and keeping the match moving at a blistering pace. The audience is always a part of this interactive, family-friendly show, and audience volunteers sometimes even wind up on stage. It's perfect for dates, a night out on the town, or even quality time with the family, since kids love it as much as grown-ups.

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 10:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:30pm Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 10:00pm Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 / 4:00pm Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 / 4:00pm Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 / 4:00pm Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 / 4:00pm Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 / 4:00pm

Seattle University Redhawks Men's Basketball at KeyArena
KeyArena

Seattle University Redhawks Men's Basketball at KeyArena

KeyArena
305 Harrison Street Seattle WA 98109

Seattle Redhawks Men's Basketball at KeyArena

Buy Tickets $5 - $10 $10 - $20

The Seattle University Redhawks are back in action for another exciting, fast-paced season of basketball at KeyArena and new coach Jim Hayford plans to have his squad sitting at the top of the WAC standings. Led by their towering 7'3" center Aaron Menzies, the Redhawks are looking to push the pace this year and light up the board with high scores. Keep an eye on speedy guards Matej Kavas and Morgan Means (if you can!), they will play a major role in grabbing those points. Don't miss a single second of the action as the Redhawks battle for supremacy.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:00pm (vs. Portland) Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 7:00pm (vs. California) Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Grand Canyon) Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 / 1:00pm (vs. UMKC) Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. CSU Bakersfield) Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 / 7:00pm (Homecoming vs. Utah Valley) Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 1:00pm (vs. New Mexico State)

"The Two Gentlemen of Verona"
Slate Theater

"The Two Gentlemen of Verona"

Slate Theater
815 Seattle Blvd. S Seattle WA 98134

Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Buy Tickets $7.50 $15

Leave it to Shakespeare to hit a home run with his first crack at bat. Sparkling with wit and energy, The Two Gentlemen of Verona helped launch both his career and the romantic comedy genre itself. In fact, Two Gentlemen offers up just about everything you could ever want in a romantic comedy: moony and misguided guys, smart and resourceful gals, a road trip, a hilarious bit with a dog and plenty of cross-dressing. Watch all the fun of this love-fueled farce, in which two best friends fall for the same woman, by way of The Fern Shakespeare Company at the Slate Theater in Seattle.

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 7:00pm Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 7:00pm Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 7:00pm Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:00pm

BrushCapades Seattle
BrushCapades Seattle

BrushCapades Seattle

BrushCapades Seattle

BrushCapades Seattle
115 Prefontaine Place S Seattle WA 98104

Wine & Paint Parties With BrushCapades Seattle

Buy Tickets $25 $45

Whether you're a budding Picasso or simply want to be more creative and adventurous, this class will help you capture some of the beauty of Seattle and the surrounding area -- whether it be Pike Place, spring blossoms or the city skyline -- on canvas. All the art supplies you'll need will be provided for you by BrushCapades Seattle. And artist and improv comic Anjl will lead you step-by-step through the process of creating your masterpiece during this two-hour lesson. This laid-back class is a blast, with friends, on a date or on your own. Plus, it's BYOB, so bring whatever fuels your creativity!

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 / 7:00pm (Learn to Paint a Starry Nite!) Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 7:00pm (Learn to Paint Your Pet!)

"The Adventures of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"
Youth Theatre Northwest- Parish Hall Theatre

"The Adventures of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"

Youth Theatre Northwest- Parish Hall Theatre
4400 86th Ave SE Mercer Island Washington 98040

Youth Theatre NW: The Adventures of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

Buy Tickets $6.50 - $8.50 $13 - $17

Starring a cast of kids in grades 1-4, Youth Theatre Northwest's production of The Adventures of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi comes to vivid life via an imaginary jungle filled with amazing animals. Based on stories from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, this enchanting, imaginative show finds a British family in old India in jeopardy from marauding cobras under the spell of the arrogant tiger Shere Khan, with only the wily mongoose Rikki-Tikki-Tavi to rescue them. Experience the excitement at the Parish Hall Theatre on Mercer Island.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 11:00am Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 2:00pm

BrushCapades Seattle: "Pretty Cardinal" Paint Party
BrushCapades Seattle

BrushCapades Seattle: "Pretty Cardinal" Paint Party

BrushCapades Seattle

BrushCapades Seattle
115 Prefontaine Place S Seattle WA 98104

Paint Party: Paint a Beautiful Holiday Scene With BrushCapades Seattle

Buy Tickets $25 $45

Paint a beautiful holiday scene at this fun, relaxed paint party in historic Pioneer Square. No need for experience -- or art supplies -- as BrushCapades Seattle provides it all, including a teacher who's both an artist and an improv comic! Over the course of two hours, Anjl Rodee will lead you step-by-step through the process of painting your very own take-home masterpiece, while keeping you laughing and having a great time. The crisp fall colors just might inspire your inner Picasso, van Gogh or O'Keeffe! And you can bring whatever fuels your creativity (BYOB)!

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 2:00pm