Bundle up as Argosy's "Official Christmas Ship," the Spirit of Seattle, brings twinkling lights and Christmas carols to local waters at the Christmas Ship Festival. On Friday, catch the Christmas Ship Parade of Boats from a free Fremont Cut viewing party, or stop by a Madison Park Beach party on Sunday. Argosy Cruises via Facebook

Panicking because you haven't yet made plans for the weekend and you're short on cash? Don't worry—below, find all of your options for last-minute entertainment that won't cost more than $10, ranging from PhinneyWood Phestivus to the grand opening of Seattle Opera's new Civic Home, and from a Fremont Ugly Sweater Bar Party to Snow Day in Denny Park. For even more options, check out our Things To Do calendar.

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1. NW Peaks Comedy Night
Past winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition and current New York comedian Hans Kim will headline at this showcase hosted by Adam Luckey.
(Hillman City, $10)

2. QTPOC Is Not a Rapper: X-Tina's Xtra XXXMas
This QTPOC comedy showcase and open-mic returns with headliners Lou Aragon, Erin Mohr, and Alyssa Yeoman.
(Capitol Hill, $5 donation)


3. Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood
American consumerism doesn't start when one lands a steady job as an adult—it starts the moment one is born. That's the argument in the documentary Consuming Kids, which traces the evolution and impact of the youth-marketing industry's tactics.
(Wedgwood, free)


4. Big Dirt, Good Bones, High Romantics
Dance to "rootsy folk-rock" with Big Dirt, plus more alt Americana from Good Bones and High Romantics.
(West Seattle, $8)

5. Bootie Seattle: Holiday Party!
Seattle's only all-mashup dance party throws down for an all-out holiday battle with "yuletide mashup treats" of all kinds. Prep thyself for all the '00s club bangers and '10s Top 40 hits you could possibly handle, with the first 100 people in Santa hats getting free Bootie CD compilations. 
(Capitol Hill, $10)

6. Chris Poage Band, Mike Votava & the Ding Dongs, Silverhands
Singer-songwriter Chris Poage will play his Americana/psych-rock music with support from fun-time rockers Mike Votava & the Ding Dongs, and country-roots band Silverhands.
(University District, $8)

7. Christmas Dance Party 2018
DJ Gravity will spin Latin rhythms all night at this Christmas-themed dance party. 
(Bellevue, $7)

8. Filthy Traitors, Black Doubt, Teen Cat
Dance to punk with lyrics about murder mysteries from Filthy Traitors, plus sets from Black Doubt and Teen Cat.
(Tukwila, $5)

9. Fucked & Bound, Endorphins Lost, Yellfire
He Whose Ox Is Gored have long served as Seattle’s torchbearers for post-metal. Their meticulously woven compositions of brute guitars and symphonic keyboards capture a malicious fervor tempered by discipline and restraint. While there is genuine angst and sorrow knitted into those elaborate songs, there is also the hint that something much more uninhibited lies beneath the surface. Enter Fucked & Bound, the outlet for the Ox tribe to set aside the melody and math for raging d-beat hardcore. The musicianship is still razor sharp, but the exploratory dynamics of HWOIG are ditched in favor of bulldozing riffs and vocalist Lisa Mungo’s confrontational command of the stage. BRIAN COOK
(Eastlake, $5/$8)

10. Oceanwires, Dust Moth, Razor Clam
Oceanwires are a newish Seattle four-piece fronted by guitarists/vocalists Dave Einmo (Head Like a Kite, SushiRobo) and Aaron Starkey (Gibraltar), and include Samantha Wilder (Princess) and drummer Jeff Baars (Mike Johnson). They have an album coming out next February that was produced by Matt Bayles and Stranger Genius Steve Fisk titled There Never Was a Was. It’s full of tight, concise songs that ripple with new-wave-era structural tension and familiar rock pleasures. Einmo and Starkey cite Television and Savages as sonic inspirations, and that seems accurate—although I hear some U2-like bravado and Love Battery–esque garage-ramalama in places. Openers Razor Clam are a local queer/femme-centric quintet who fuse new-wave and glam mannerisms with flamboyant songs that reach for the arena rafters. DAVE SEGAL
(Capitol Hill, $8/$10)

11. Painting the Town Red: The Music of Billie Holiday
Wrap yourself in the warm tones of Billie Holiday's classics as Stephanie Johnson (voice), Al Keith (trumpet), Jacob Zimmerman (tenor sax), Christian Pincock (trombone), Wayne Horvitz (piano), Matthew Weiner (bass), and Mike Gebhart (drums) bring her legacy to life.
(Columbia City, $10)

12. Perfect Families, Killer Workout, La Fonda, La Fille
Northwest indie rockers Perfect Families will jam through the night with rock support from Killer Workout, La Fonda, and La Fille.
(Ballard, $10)

13. Skelator, Weaponlord, Drägorhast
Skelator will thrash away a Saturday night in the U-District with metal support from Weaponlord and Drägorhast.
(University District, $7)


14. Ghost Light Theatricals Closing Forever Party
Alas, Ghost Light Theatricals is giving up the ghost...well, after one final production in the spring (TBA). Give them a donation for their last theater hurrah and hang out with the artists.
(Ballard, pay what you can)

15. Onus: A Cabaret
Fourth-year students of Cornish's musical theater program will present songs about "responsibility and obligation" by Beyoncé, Weezer, Sara Bareilles, Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields, and others.
(Seattle Center, free)


16. Copper Canyon Press Annual Poetry Party
Celebrate the Port Townsend poetry press with a celebration of the publication of Ursula K. Le Guin's last poetry collection, So Far So Good, with readings by excellent writers Karen Finneyfrock, Jane Wong, and Lena Khalaf Tuffaha. Plus, there will be a book sale and socializing. Editor Elaina Ellis will MC.
(Capitol Hill, free)

17. Matthew Hunt
Sci-fi author Matthew Hunt will read from his new book, Solar Reboot, about a Seattle society destroyed by solar flares. 
(Mill Creek, free)

18. Re-framing Adam Smith
Scottish scholar Christopher Berry will come to Seattle to present his new book on the so-called "father of economics," Adam Smith, in which he "offers nuanced, balanced portrayals of Smith’s views on issues like free trade, competition, and government interference."
(Downtown, free)


19. Christmas Ship Parade of Boats Viewing Party
Bundle up and snag a prime spot to watch the twinkly boats of the Christmas Ship Festival's Parade of Boats sails past the Fremont Cut. Warm106.9, Seattle’s Christmas Station, will be hanging out in a tent with Wendell the Bear, so stop by to snap a photo and get free stuff. Plus, you'll get to vote for your favorite vessel in the procession. 
(Fremont, free)

20. Gingerbread House Making Party
Engage in the beloved childhood activity of building and decorating a gingerbread house while indulging in the adult activity of drinking festive cocktails and mulled wine.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

21. Grand Tree Lighting and Holiday Magic on the Ave
Stroll along Queen Anne Avenue taking in twinkling lights, shopping for holiday gifts, enjoying live performances from the Seattle Pacific University Jazz Ensemble and Seachordsmen, and witnessing a grand tree lighting. 
(Queen Anne, free)

22. PhinneyWood Phestivus
PhinneyWood's art walk/party/"monkey crawl" celebrates the neighborhood's spirit animal with light-up monkey decorations and a Phestivus Pole (the old air-raid tower, garlanded and monkey-fied). Wear an ugly sweater to participate in the pub crawl and get deals on food and drinks at participating restaurants and bars. The Emerald City Trolley will also be giving free rides between 59th and 87th Streets.
(Phinney, free)



23. The Dickens Carolers
The Dickens Carolers will return to Hotel Sorrento to serenade you with holiday ditties while you eat and drink festive treats. 
(First Hill, free)

24. It's a Wrap Winter Wonderland + DJ Experience
Gaze at a flurry of snow created by digital video mapping while you cozy up by a fire, sip cocktails, and enjoy live DJs.
(Downtown, free)


25. AIDS-It’s In Our Blood: Stories of Love, Loss, Rage, & Survival
In this variety show, see pieces about surviving and living with HIV/AIDS from performers like Greg Brisendine, Mark Fleming, Chad Goller-Sojourner, Gretchen Douma, Jack Hall, and others.
(Capitol Hill, free)

26. Broadway's Best
Kids from Stone Soup Youth Conservatory will perform selections from Hamilton, In the Heights, Chicago, Rent, and other favorite musicals.
(Wallingford, $10)


27. CORE Holiday Show
The gallery's annual group exhibition features contributions from across the artist collective. This year's theme is "3" and features triptychs.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

28. Frankie Chapman: Colors
Former medical researcher Chapman is now a nature-inspired abstract painter who uses rich palettes and wide brushstrokes.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

29. Rachel LordKenaga
Painter Rachel LordKenaga lets her emotions inform her use of color. Check out her work.
(Belltown, free)
Opening Friday


30. Candy Cane Lane
1920s-era Tudor homes in Ravenna have been boasting impressive light displays every holiday season since 1949. Stroll along Northeast Park Road taking in Nutcracker-themed havens complete with sleighs, reindeer, sugar plum fairies, and blow-up candy canes galore. 
(Ravenna, free)

31. Santa at Urban Family
Gather your family, friends, and dogs for a big group photo with Santa Claus. A photographer will be there on Friday, but on Saturday you're encouraged to bring your own camera for some selfie memories.
(Magnolia, free)



32. Let There Be Light
Elliott Bay is getting lit. Like, literally. In what’s been called the largest and longest public video art exhibit ever in the Seattle area, Pier 86 Grain Terminal has been featuring projection art installations by Northwest artists that celebrate the waterfront’s history (Hexagon Misfit’s Chris Rojas and Craig Winslow are showing through December 21). The installation is visible from Centennial Park, Myrtle Edwards Park, Olympic Sculpture Park, Belltown, Queen Anne, West Seattle, and the ferries that glide across our beloved bay. There are only a few days left of its run, with the closing viewing party happening on December 21, from 6 to 8 pm, at the Expedia Group office. Come and celebrate our beautiful city’s history—and art! JASMYNE KEIMIG
(Queen Anne, free)

33. Neddy Artist Awards Exhibit
One of the largest and most prestigious art awards in the state of Washington, the Neddy Awards provide cash prizes to outstanding artists living in the Puget Sound region. See the artists' work for yourself at this exhibit.
(Seattle Center, free)
Closing Sunday


34. Clam Lights
Every night, Ivar's powers up the park with thousands of Christmas lights depicting various clammy characters. Is this where clams go to heaven after you eat them at Ivar's?
(Renton, free)

35. Garden d’Lights
Walk among "half a million" sparkling lights in the shapes of flowers, plants, birds, and waterfalls at this annual holiday display.
(Bellevue, $5)

36. Gingerbread Village
For the 26th year in a row, diabetes research center JDRF Northwest has invited local architecture firms to use their skills for a holiday tradition: crafting an elaborate gingerbread village, this year with the theme of "Welcome to Whoville." See five life-size whimsical Seussian creations in person throughout the season, accompanied by clips from the classic 1966 How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
(Downtown, $5 suggested donation)

37. Hometown Holidays in the Junction
All throughout the holiday season, head to West Seattle for all kinds of all-ages activities like a holiday market with art under $100 all weekend, a cider and fruit wine tasting from Finnriver Cidery on Friday, and a Santa Bus at the farmers market on Sunday.
(West Seattle, free)

38. Maple Leaf Lights
Take some time to appreciate the lengths at which people have gone to illuminate their houses with impressive Christmas light displays.
(Maple Leaf, free)

39. Seattle Festival of Trees
Every year, the historic Fairmont Olympic hotel celebrates the winter season with caroling, an impressive display of decorated trees in their lobby, and a teddy bear suite.
(Downtown, free)

40. Snow Day in Denny Park
Denny Park's winter light display will provide a magical, twinkly respite with a light display, food trucks, a beer garden, live entertainment, and a winter market. Don't miss their Grand Opening Party on Friday.
(Queen Anne, free)

41. Snowflake Lane
Flurries of snow (the kind that shoots out of a machine) dust the streets as bright lights, festive music, toy drummers, and other emblems of magical holiday cheer fill the streets for nightly parades.
(Bellevue, free)

42. Solstice Stroll
Brighten up the darkest days of the year by walking through an illuminated garden, which will be open each day until the winter solstice passes.
(Shoreline, $10 suggested donation)

43. Swansons Reindeer Festival
Shop a variety of seasonal plants, bulbs, arrangements, and Christmas trees, as well as other gifts like books, jewelry, and home decor, at the decked-out nursery. Plus, visit with Santa and his real-life reindeer, check out model trains, and enjoy live music throughout the season.
(Crown Hill, free)

44. Winterfest
From a winter train village to an ice rink, and from music and dance performances to ice sculpting, Winterfest promises five weeks of free festive cheer for all ages. Don't miss an Ice Spectacle this Sunday to see ice carvers and a "fire performance."
(Seattle Center, free)

45. Winter Wonderland at Redmond Town Center
Enjoy an ice skating rink, a carousel, live entertainment, visits from Santa, and more family-friendly activities throughout the winter season.
(Redmond, free)



46. The Dean Of Hearts Comedy Magic Show
Magician Dean Young will perform some family-friendly tricks. 
(North Seattle, free)


47. The Best of VHSXMas
Blast your brain with clips from Scarecrow’s treasure trove of bonkers holiday videos.
(University District, $9)

48. Making of 'Prospect'
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Washington State-filmed sci-fi fable Prospect as part of the Artifacts from the Multiverse display of the film's props and sets. The speakers will include director Zeek Earl, producer Brice Budke, costume designer Aidan Vitti, sets designers Brandon Myers and Taylor Sizemore, prop gun designer Joseph Han, and graphic designer Alex Park.
(Chinatown-International District, free)


49. Free Public Tour & Tasting
Beer geeks can get an inside look into Optimism's full brewery and cellar, where they can check out the lab and the sensory evaluation facilities (and taste beer, of course). 
(Capitol Hill, free)


50. Tea Shop Yule Ball
Deputy Headmistress Minerva McGonagall herself invites you to don your finest robes for this Harry Potter-themed yuletide affair. They'll have special treats and teas for the occasion, as well as a professional photographer ready to capture your cosplay.
(Wallingford, free)


51. Bounce Brunch Nights: Onesieland: Herrera Friend Zone Trinitron
Wear your onesies and bounce around to electronic sets by Julie Herrera, Friend Zone, and DJ Trinitron. 
(Pioneer Square, $10)

52. The Bushwick Book Club Seattle: Music inspired by the 2018 Jack Straw Writers Program
The Bushwick Book Club will perform musical numbers inspired by work by the 2018 Jack Straw Writers, which features 250 Pacific Northwest writers who represent a diverse range of literary genres. 
(University District, $10)

53. Caspar Babypants
The relentlessly silly and cheerful ex-member of the Presidents of the United States of America, Caspar Babypants (aka Chris Ballew), will perform a set for kiddos.
(Queen Anne, free)

54. Caroling Under Gary’s Canopy
The Phinney Neighborhood Community Chorus will lead a holiday sing-along. Join in around a fire pit and sip hot cider.
(Phinney, free)

55. Corespondents, Diminished Men, Loose Wing
Instrumental Seattle band Corespondents make guitar-based tracks that pull from non-Western instrumentation like the dan-bao and bouzouki, while still retaining touches of traditional rock, metal, and blues. They'll be joined by Diminished Men and Loose Wing.
(University District, $10)

56. Dark Smith, Black Ends, Sweet Creature, Beautiful Freaks
Dance to dark pop-punk by Dark Smith, Black Ends, Sweet Creature, and Beautiful Freaks.
(Pioneer Square, $8)

57. Generation Decline, Acid Teeth, Pisswand, City of Industry
"Politically charged punk/crust" band Generation Decline will sing about the world's many injustices after other punk sets by Acid Teeth, Pisswand, and City of Industry.
(University District, $7)

58. Gin & Tillyanna, The F-Holes, Panoramics
Portland alt-rock twosome Gin & Tillyanna will journey up to Seattle for a night out with the F-Holes and Panoramics.
(Eastlake, $6/$8)

59. Haute Sauce x Hyphy
Dance all night long to hiphop from DJs Famous, Swervewon, Lourawk, and Houtz.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

60. Holiday Bazaar Featuring Dancer & Prancer
Local surf band Dancer and Prancer will play a festive set with accompaniment from the Jingle Bell Carolers. Plus, you can shop for jewelry, cards, crafts, and more from a pop-up market. 
(Beacon Hill, free)

61. Inferno: Sexy Sweater Party
Get down to funky beats in a funky sweater at this body-positive, LGBTQ-centered dance party. 
(Capitol Hill, $10)

62. The Kent 3, The Derelicts, Projections on a Wall
Enjoy an evening of lo-fi garage from the Kent 3, "in-your-face punk rock" from the Derelicts, and post-punk from Projections on a Wall.
(Eastlake, $10)

63. Pillow Junky, YOY, Vivian
Local "Slowcore Emo Rock" group Pillow Junky will play a set with other Seattle bands YOY and Vivian.
(Eastlake, $5/$8)


64. Drag Queens and Jingle Bells
As part of the Month of Giving, Karmen Korbel will welcome fellow queens Sativa, Hera Diamandis, and Angela Visalia for a holiday drag show in support of PAWS.
(Fremont, $5 donation)

65. Grand Opening: Seattle Opera's New Civic Home
Whoop it up for Seattle Opera's new home with performances by Seattle Opera's Chorus and Teen Vocal Studio and members of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Also on the agenda: a rehearsal of Il trovatore, a dramaturgy talk, a Verdi sing-along, a costume presentation, and a self-guided tour.
(Seattle Center, free)

66. Performance Lab
On the Boards' latest incarnation of its performance development series will begin with a performance-with-feedback-opportunities showcase curated by Charles Smith and Syniva Whitney. This edition will boast KT Kusmaul of Portland's Body Home Fat Dance, dancer Jordan MacIntosh-Hougham, intellectual burlesque artist Jesse Belle-Jones, rapper/writer Dåko'ta Alcantara-Camacho, and Stranger Genius in Award grantee for performance HATLO.
(Queen Anne, $10)

67. Rushing
Two kids from opposing high school social circles—a star running back and a sousaphone player in the school marching band—wind up together, spurring some awful events. This play by Danielle Mohlman explores "the culture of violence, the fanaticism surrounding Division I sports, and rape on college campuses nationwide." Part of the Umbrella Project Writers Group Showcase; Kelly Kitchens directs.
(Belltown, $10 suggested donation)


68. Anca Szilágyi, Montreux Rotholtz, Alex Gallo-Brown
Anca L. Szilágyi's newest release, Sugar, is a "modern fabulist fairytale" set in Pike Place Market. Hear the author read alongside poet Montreux Rotholz (author of Unmark) and Alex Gallo-Brown (author of Variations of Labor).
(Downtown, free)

69. Cowboys, Genius Girls, and More!: A Straight Outta Tombstone Reading and Beyond
Get seriously spooked by tales of "soul-sucking ghosts," "steam-powered demons," and "wayward aliens" as David Boop, Phil Foglio, and Frog and Esther Jones read horror stories.
(University District, free)

70. Deborah Woodard and Riccardo Pieri: Amelia Rosselli's "Diario Ottuso"
Local translator Deborah Woodard and local actor Riccardo Pieri will read from post-modern Italian poet Amelia Rosselli's Diario Ottuso - Obtuse Diary in both English and Italian.
(Greenwood, free)

71. Maged Zaher, Jamaica Baldwin
Once upon a time, you could hear Maged Zaher and Jamaica Baldwin read in Seattle nearly every week if you wanted to—and you did want to. Zaher, who won a Stranger Genius Award in 2013, writes hilarious poems about the special loneliness of late capitalism. (His translations of contemporary Egyptian poets, collected in The Tahrir of Poems, are incredible, too.) Baldwin uses her personal experience to probe race and politics to great effect. Few employ the power of the volta better than she does. We were lucky to have them both around so often, but then they moved away. That was sad. Now, thanks to the miracle of modern transit and the routine maintenance of old friendships, they're back! Arundel is promising "free refreshments" to celebrate the occasion. RICH SMITH
(Downtown, free)

72. Spoken Words Of Life
A group of poets from Springfield, Oregon, will share some of their latest work. 
(Shoreline, free)


73. Betsy Eby: I Am Ocean
Eby uses encaustics to abstractly evoke the gorgeous colors of the ocean she can visit from her Maine island home.
(South Lake Union, free)
Opening Saturday

74. The Way of the Visionary: Workshop with Kat Larson
As part of the exhibition Group Therapy, Kat Larson will lead a guided meditation and collage workshop.
(First Hill, free)


75. Bada*s Xmas Sweater/Backwards Raffle
Cozy up in your ugliest, most "badass" holiday sweater for some merry times. Enter a 10-dollar raffle for the chance to win a present under the tree.
(Ballard, free-$10)

76. Burien Arts Holiday Party Friendraiser
Burien Arts isn't trying to raise money; they're trying to make new friends! Bring three to five new folks to this party and enjoy snacks, drinks, and "goodies."
(Burien, free)

77. Fremont Ugly Sweater Bar Party
Pull on your ugliest sweater (or zip/button up your ugliest sweater if you plan on rocking one of those split-snowman motifs) and run around with your fellow Fremont freaks to neighborhood bars for holiday merriment and drink specials.
(Fremont, free)

78. Hall-i-Day Celebration
This second annual Hall-i-Day Celebration will bring food by Chef Tarik Abdullah, crafts from local vendors (and complimentary gift wrapping), live entertainment, kids' activities, and more. Don't forget to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Rainier Valley Food Bank.
(Hillman City, free)

79. Horse-drawn Carriage Rides in Occidental Square
Get an old-timey holiday experience by making your way through Occidental Square in a horse-drawn carriage with Gala Carriage Co.'s Jane and Annie. Kids and families can also enjoy crafting activities, letters to Santa, live music, and hot cocoa in the square. 
(Pioneer Square, free)

80. Photos with Filson Santa
A particularly outdoorsy Santa will swing by Filson to take photos with kids and families. Enjoy drinking chocolate from Hot Cakes, hot cider, and complimentary gift wrapping while you wait.
(Sodo, free)

81. Porchlight Xmas Formal
Need an excuse to dress up in your fanciest Christmas attire and eat pizza? Here you go. There will also be a holiday photo booth and cheap beer.
(Capitol Hill, free)

82. Shadows & Light: A Cozy Winter Solstice
Live out your hygge fantasy with live acoustic performances, hot toddies, poetry, tea, and dancing to brighten up a dark winter night.
(Sodo, free)

83. Tis The Season: Free Card Making & Holiday Drive
Get ready for the holidays by making cards, playing games, and enjoying snacks and hot beverages. Don't forget to bring non-perishable food and warm clothing to donate to those in need.
(North Seattle, free)

84. Ugly Sweater Holiday Party!!!
Nosh on free paella and charcuterie and sip drink specials in your ugly sweater. Proceeds benefit Vera Project. 
(Capitol Hill, free)

85. Vera Toy Drive
Bring new toys to donate to local Latino/Chicano resource center El Centro de la Raza and enjoy performances by Flying Fish Cove, Secret Superpower, Erodium, and honeypot. 
(Seattle Center, $10)


86. Renegade Craft Fair
Shop for crafts from new and returning makers while you enjoy live DJs, food trucks, and cocktails.
(Sand Point, free)



87. Haha at the Cha Cha
"America's Sweethearts" Timmy Booth, Max Delsohn, Amanda Biddle, Nate Wolf, and Khadija Hassan will tell jokes.
(Capitol Hill, free)

88. The Quest Comedy Comity
After a scripted performance from local comedy group Quest, bold audience members can hop on stage for an improv jam.
(Fremont, $10)


89. Shriek Holiday Party: Better Watch Out + Happy Hour
Experience Christmas in a creepy light at a screening of the holiday horror-comedy Better Watch Out, in which a teenage babysitter (Olivia DeJonge) becomes the victim of a home invasion by a not-very-nice Santa Claus. This is part of SHRIEK!'s film education series on women and minorities in horror, so stay on for an edifying discussion.
(Greenwood, $10)


90. Winter Feast | Food Truck & Holiday Gift Bonanza
Snap up some street food at this Winter Feast at the Fremont Sunday Market from the Mobile Food Rodeo with 20 food trucks, including Lumpia World, Wood Shop BBQ, NOSH, Beanfish, It's Bao Time, and more. Plus, as always, local crafters and artisans will be tabling their wares.
(Fremont, free)


91. Annual Holiday Extravaganza!
Expand your holiday music soundscape beyond the classics at this holiday showcase with local artists Aaron Shanks, Charles Robert Stephens, John Marzano, Kim Giordano, Ksenia Popova, Megan Renae Parker, Rachelle Moss, Ryan Bede, and Glenda Williams.
(University District, $5)

92. Aromatics, The Dawn Robbers, Farmer
Sign up for an evening of no-nonsense rock Aromatics the Dawn Robbers, and Farmer. 
(Fremont, $6/$8)

93. BeatClass
Expand your music production/beat-making skills from talented local artists Sassy Black and Jake Crocker. This class is for non-cis-male-identifying people.
(Capitol Hill, free)

94. Deadbeat Blackout, Jake's Meadow, Buttafüko, Zombie Jihad
Olympia shredders Deadbeat Blackout will bring you high-energy metal after other hardcore sets by Jake's Meadow, Buttafüko, and Zombie Jihad.
(Ballard, $6)

95. Holiday Sing-Along with Sing Noel
Gather your loved ones for a holiday sing-along with eight-part harmony group Sing Noel (also known as the 32nd Street Singers) as they lead the room in singing interactive and traditional holiday favorites, plus some classic drinking songs, with a full audience participation 12-part version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
(Columbia City, free)

96. Jazz in the City: Pat Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir
Ever since 1973, the Total Experience Gospel Choir, which originally formed at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Seattle, has been racking up awards and international recognition for their expansive musical talent. They'll be led here by Pat Wright, who has been referred to as "Seattle's First Lady of Gospel."
(First Hill, free)


97. juana y carmen
Amid a future war between the United States and a united Latin America, a group of badass femmes help people across the border into Mexico. Their camp is the sight of music, food, and a play-within-a-play about the atrocities they witness at the hands of border guards. Sara Porkalob, writer and director of the Dragon Cycle series, directs this new play by Meme Garcia, which is part of the Umbrella Project Writers Group Showcase.
(Belltown, $10 suggested donation)

98. Untitled Play About Institutional Racism in the Non-Profit Industrial Complex
Office politics, institutional racism, and problematic hierarchies within marketing and fundraising companies abound in this satire of life in the nonprofit world. Sara Porkalob, writer and director of the Dragon Cycle series, directs this new play by Seayoung Yim, which is part of the Umbrella Project Writers Group Showcase.
(Belltown, $10 suggested donation)


99. Refuse Fascism Seattle Meeting: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
Learn how to fight against the injustices of the Trump regime in Seattle and beyond with Refuse Fascism Seattle.
(Capitol Hill, free)


100. Magnuson Building 30 Artist Open House
Local painter D. Lisa West invites you to shop for her small works and cards at this open house.
(Ravenna, free)


101. A Bonsai Solstice
Welcome winter by taking a serene walk through the woods taking in illuminated bonsai trees and acoustic music from Leon Christian, then shop for nature- and bonsai-themed gifts and take home a custom poem by Alexandria Manalo.
(Federal Way, free)

102. Christmas Ships & Santa!
Kids and families can watch lit-up Arogosy Christmas Ships arrive from the shore, and kids can take free pictures with Santa.
(Fremont, free)

103. Holiday Dog Party with Santa
Good dogs can tell Santa what they want for Christmas and take free photos with him while humans drink brews in their holiday sweaters. 
(Ballard, free)

104. Seattle Black Santa w/ 100 Black Parents
Join 100 Black Parents for a day of free photos with Black Santa, kids' activities, and snacks.
(Central District, free)

105. Sunday with Santa
Santa will take a break from his busy schedule to take photos with you (bring your own camera). After that, stick around to decorate cookies.
(First Hill, free)

106. Winter Wonderland in the Park!
Salmon Bay Park will be lit up with luminarias as Ballard High School's vocal Jazz choir performs live. You can also make winter-themed crafts and drink hot chocolate. 
(Ballard, free)