Renton A&E Calendar | Dec. 6

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Events

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Music

“Plugged in for the Holidays—A Rockumental Symphony”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Concert features local rock band Sealth, with performers from Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra and Dace’s Rock ‘n’ More Music Academy. Cost: $10. Carco Theater, 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton. 425-358-1649 or 253-736-4443.

Theater

Ensemble Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker”: 2:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 6; 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Cost: $10-$18. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 877-328-8771 or www.ebtballet.org.

Evergreen City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”: Dec. 13 and 19-21. Cost: $18-$38. Locations: Dec. 13 at Auburn Performing Arts Center, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn; Dec. 19-21 at IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. www.evergreencityballet.org.

“Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus”: Through Dec. 20. Cost: $17-$22. Renton Civic Theater, 507 S. Third St. 425-226-5529.

“The Wonder Bread Years”: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24. Part stand-up comedy, part theater production, show offers a hilarious salute to the baby-boomer generaArts Center, 700 E. Main St. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Nightlife

Cascade Lanes, Lounge and Casino: Performers: Dec. 6, Trix; Dec. 13, Boneyard; Dec. 20, Kickstart; Dec. 27, LaGrange; Dec. 31, Old School Dropouts. No cover. 17034 116th Ave. S.E., Renton. 425-226-2035.

Museums

Renton History Museum: Speaker program for families: 11 a.m. Dec. 13, Allan Hirsch on “The Real Toy Story.” Free tours: 11 a.m. the third Saturday of the month. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Closed on holidays. Admission: $3 for adults; $1 for children; free for ages 7 and younger and members. 235 Mill Ave. S. 425-255-2330 or www.rentonhistory.org.

Galleries

Seahurst Art Gallery: Events: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through December, holiday open house. Exhibits: Ongoing, rotating displays of paintings, pottery and jewelry by local artists. Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. 15210 10th Ave. S.W., Burien. 206-244-7844.

Seattle events

“Dan Zanes and Friends Holiday House Party”: 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 6-7. Multi-cultural musical fun for the whole family. Cost: $35. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.

“So Many Words”: Through Dec. 6. What happens when the “right” woman knocks at your door, and your wife answers? Cost: $15-$18. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave. 206-324-5801 or www.schmeater.org.

“A Northwest Christmas”: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Features Northwest Sound Men’s Chorus with BlueStreet Jazz Voices. Cost: $10-$22. Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. www.nwsound.org.

Northwest Chamber Chorus—“A North Seas Christmas”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6; 3 p.m. Dec. 14. Group to perform Christmas music from Norway, Sweden, Latvia and Great Britain. Cost: $12-$20; free for children 6-12. Locations: Dec. 6 at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; Dec. 14 at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1217 Sixth Ave., Seattle. 206-523-1196 or www.northwestchamberchorus.org.

Carter Family Marionettes—“Cinderella”: Dec. 6-21. Cost: $8.50-$9. Northwest Puppet Center, 9123 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

“Navidad—Christmas in the New World”: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Presented by Seattle Pro Musica. Cost: $25. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. 206-781-2766 or www.seattlepromusica.org.

Pontiac Bay Symphony Orchestra—“A Winter Wonderland”: 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Cost: $15-$17. MOHAI, 2700 24th Ave. E., Seattle. 206-364-0907 or www.pontiacbay.org.

“And the Angels Sang Sweet Lullabies”: 3 p.m. Dec. 7. Norwegian Ladies Chorus Christmas Concert and Scandinavian Dessert Buffet Reception with guest artist Geoff Wilke. Cost: $10. Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, 2400 N.W. 85th St., Ballard.

Seattle Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert—“Fruitcake”: Dec. 7-22. Cost: $20-$65. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. www.flyinghouse.org.

UW World Series—The Harlem Quartet: 8 p.m. Dec. 9. Cost: $20-$33. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

Holiday Sing-Along with Seattle Symphony Chorale: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Cost: $20-$68. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

Seattle Symphony—“Winter Dreams”: Dec. 11-14. Cost: $17-$97. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

Bach cello suites with Jaap ter Linden: 8 p.m. Dec. 12. Baroque specialist ter Linden to perform. Cost: $20-$38. Town Hall Seattle, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. 206-325-7066 or www.earlymusicguild.org.

NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” Live Tour: 8 p.m. Dec. 12. Top five finalists from “Last Comic Standing” will appear, including winner Iliza Schlesinger. Cost: $29.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.

“It’s a Wonderful Improvised Life”: 10:15 p.m. Dec. 12 and 19. Improv show follows mainstage production of “The Christmas Foundling.” Cost: $10. Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., Seattle. 206-781-9707.

“A Cathedral Christmas”: 8 p.m. Dec. 12-13. Presented by the Seattle Choral Company. Cost: $10-$25. St. Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E., Seattle. 800-838-3006 or www.seattlechoralcompany.org.

Cycle World International Motorcycle Show: Dec. 12-14. Admission: $6-$13; free for ages 5 and younger. Qwest Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave., Seattle. 800-331-5706 or www.motorcycleshows.com.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”: Dec. 12-24. Presented by Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse. Greenlake Bathhouse Theatre, 7312 W. Greenlake Drive N., Seattle. 206-524-1300 or www.seattlepublictheater.org.

“Holiday Dreams for Kids”: 10 and 11:30 a.m. Dec. 13. Seattle Symphony concert aimed at children ages 5-12 and families. Cost: $15-$20. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

“A Cape Breton Christmas”: Dec. 13-14. Seattle Baroque Orchestra to perform with fiddler David Greenberg. Call for cost. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. www.seattlebaroque.org.

Seattle Women’s Chorus—“Dressed in Holiday Style”: Dec. 13-14. Cost: $17.50-$50. Meany Hall, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-388-1400 or www.flyinghouse.org.

“boom”: Through Dec. 14. A nerdy marine biologist hopes to save life on earth, and get a date, before the impending apocalypse. Seattle Repertory Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-443-2222, 877-900-9285 or www.seattlerep.org.

Rosie Thomas & Friends—“A Very Rosie Christmas”: 8:30 p.m. Dec. 14. Cost: $16-$18. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. 206-652-4255 or www.townhallseattle.org.

“Bluenose”: Through Dec. 14. Red-nosed pirates meet a blue-nosed girl, and learn a lesson about prejudice. Cost: $17-$34. Seattle Children’s Theatre’s Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

“A Celtic Christmas”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16. Concert features fiddler Natalie MacMaster. Cost: $17-$75. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, 866-833-4747 or www.seattlesymphony.org.

Oprah Winfrey presents “The Color Purple”: Dec. 16-28. Musical based on the novel by Alice Walker. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

Handel’s “Messiah”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20; 3 p.m. Dec. 21. Performance by the Tudor Choir with Seattle Baroque Orchestra. Cost: $19-$25. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

The Pajama Men—“Versus vs. Versus”: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Dec. 20. Fast-paced physical comedy duo to perform. Cost: $12-$18. Annex Theatre, 1100 E. Pike St., Seattle. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

“Orpheus’s Lyre”: 1 p.m. Dec. 21. Intimate performance for music lovers of all ages. Presented by Early Music Guild. Cost: $5-$10. Town Hall Seattle, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. 206-325-7066 or www.earlymusicguild.org.

“My Ántonia”: Through Dec. 21. Play depicts friendship and hardship on the Great Plains. Presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre. Call for cost. Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-216-0833 or www.book-it.com.

“A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol”: Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 21. Performers take audience suggestions and use them to tell a new version of Dickens’ story. Presented by Unexpected Productions. Cost: $12. Market Theater in Pike Place Market, 1428 Post Alley, Seattle. 206-587-2414 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

“Plaid Tidings”: Through Dec. 23. Holiday edition of the musical comedy “Forever Plaid.” Call for cost, details. ArtsWest Playhouse, 4711 California Ave. S.W., Seattle. 206-938-0339 or www.artswest.org.

“The Christmas Foundling”: Through Dec. 27. Presented by Taproot Theatre Company. Call for cost. Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., Seattle. 206-781-9707 or www.taproottheatre.org.

Christmas Carol Concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27. Performance by the Tudor Choir. Cost: $20. Blessed Sacrament Church, 5041 Ninth Ave. N.E., Seattle. www.tudorchoir.org.

“A Christmas Carol”: Through Dec. 27. ACT Theatre’s 33rd annual production of Dickens’ classic tale. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.

“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”: Through Dec. 28. Cost: $22-$81. The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. 206-625-1900, 888-584-4849 or www.5thavenue.org.

Pacific Northwest Ballet—Stowell/Sendak “Nutcracker”: Through Dec. 30. PNB performs Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” ballet with choreography by Kent Stowell and costume and scenic design by Maurice Sendak. Cost: $24-$130. Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-441-2424 or www.pnb.org.

Qwest Carousel: Through Dec. 31. Part of the KING 5 Holiday Wonderland in downtown Seattle. Cost: $2 donation. Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle.

Xtreme Theatresports New Year’s Eve Party: 10 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31. Audience members score competing improv teams. Stay for New Year’s party afterward till 2 a.m. Cost: $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Unexpected Productions, 1428 Post Alley, Seattle. www.unexpectedproductions.org.

Sheraton Seattle’s 16th annual Gingerbread Village: Through Jan. 4. Display, themed “A Superhero Holiday,” features elaborate gingerbread structures designed by top Seattle architects. Cost: Free; donations welcome for Northwest Chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Lobby of Sheraton Seattle, 1400 Sixth Ave. 206-621-9000.

Trader Joe’s Silent Movie Mondays: 7 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 5-26. Series, titled “Oh the Horror!” features a different classic silent horror film each week. Cost: $12. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

Blue Note Records 70th Anniversary on Tour: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8. The Blue Note 7 to perform. Cost: $28-$42. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

“Tomás and the Library Lady”: Jan. 9-March 1. An illiterate migrant boy learns about the magic of words with the help of the Library Lady. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Cost: $17-$34. Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

UW World Series­—Peking Acrobats: 2 and 8 p.m. Jan. 10. Cost: $20-$35. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

UW World Series­—Takács String Quartet: 8 p.m. Jan. 14. Cost: $20-$35. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

“The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley”: 5 p.m. Jan. 16; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 17. Musical based on the children’s book series by Jeff Brown. Cost: $17-$35. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

“Act a Lady”: Jan. 16-Feb. 14. Call for cost. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave., Seattle. 206-324-5801 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

“The Wizard of Oz”: Through Jan. 17. Presented by Seattle Children’s Theatre. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Cost: $15-$40. Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 205-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

Paul Mesner Puppets—“Wiley and the Hairy Man”: Jan. 17-Feb. 1. African-American folktales told through puppetry. Cost: $8.50-$9. Northwest Puppet Center, 9123 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

“Well”: Jan. 21-Feb. 15. One-woman show tells the story of a woman’s ability to heal a neighborhood, despite her inability to heal herself. ArtsWest Playhouse, 4711 California Ave. S.W., Seattle. 206-938-0339 or www.artswest.org.

“An Evening with Garrison Keillor”: Jan. 22. Author and host of NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion” Keillor to entertain. Call for cost. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

Smucker’s Stars on Ice “On the Edge”: 3 p.m. Jan. 24. Skaters include Sasha Cohen, Jeffrey Buttle, Todd Eldredge, Yuka Sato and more. Cost: $24-$119. KeyArena, 305 Harrison St., Seattle Center. 206-628-0888 or www.starsonice.com.

“Video Games Live”: 8 p.m. Jan. 24. Multimedia concert highlights music from popular video games throughout history. Cost: $25-$65. The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.theparamount.com.

Greg Behrendt: 7 p.m. Jan. 24. Stand-up comedian Behrendt to perform. Cost: $29.50. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-628-0888 or www.themoore.com.

“Memphis”: Jan. 27-Feb. 15. New musical about the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. Cost: $22-$81. The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. 206-625-1900, 888-584-4849 or www.5thavenue.org.

UW World Series­—Kodo: 8 p.m. Jan. 30-31. Japanese drum performance. Cost: $20-$40. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

“Pharaoh Serket and the Lost Stone of Fire”: Jan. 30-March 7. Adventure tale set in ancient Egypt recommended for ages 8 and older. Cost: $17-$34. Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-3322 or www.sct.org.

Savion Glover’s “Bare Soundz”: 8 p.m. Jan. 31. Glover and company to perform in concert-style tap dance production. Cost: $30-$55. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. 206-292-2787 or www.themoore.com.




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