Drunk Santa clones will take over downtown Seattle at the annual SantaCon bar crawl this weekend. You've been warned. SantaCon
Our arts & culture critics have already recommended 63 great things to do this week and our music critics have picked the 39 best music shows, but there are still hundreds more events happening. To prevent some of the quirkier and more extraordinary ones from slipping through the cracks, we've compiled them here—from Spooky Nutcracker: A Friday the 13th Holiday Drag Show to MoPOP's Doctor Wholidays, and from the Witches' Night Out Yule Market to Linda's Drunk Santa Party. For even more options this week, check out our complete EverOut Things To Do calendar.
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    TUESDAY

    FILM

  1. 'Invasion': Film Screening and Fundraiser for Unist’ot’en Camp
    This short film sheds light on Canada's Wet'suwet'en Nation (specifically its Unist'ot'en camp and Gidimt'en checkpoint), whose land and people are being terrorized by fossil fuel corporations. Stay on for a discussion with Matt Remle, Rachel Heaton, Paul Chiyokten Wagner, Dakota Case, and others involved in the fight for protecting Native land.

    FOOD & DRINK

  2. Esquin's Annual Bubbles Tasting
    Everything's more fun with bubbles. Sample some sparkling wine varieties at Esquin Wine Merchants' "most anticipated event of the year."

  3. Macaroons & Muggles
    At this event hosted by Girls Pint Out, a national organization for women who love craft beer, test your command of Hogwarts-related minutiae with some trivia questions and take in a Harry Potter movie. While you do so, you can nibble on confections in flavors like butterbeer, caramel apple, "espresso patronum," and "lemon whizbees," and sip beer from Lowercase Brewing.

    MUSIC

  4. HELLYEAH: A Celebration Of The Life Of Vinnie Paul
    Celebrate the life of Vinnie Paul—the late drummer of heavy metal band Pantera—by thrashing along to sets by Nonpoint and Deepfall. 

    PNB’s Digital Season Delivers 9 Dance Works From Our Hearts to Your Home for $29!
    Join PNB for a series of solos and socially-distanced gems filmed in the time of Covid-19. Visit PNB.org for access.
    Tickets are on sale now for The Stranger’s 1st Annual SLAY Film Festival!
    Ghosts, zombies, slashers, witches, Eldritch beasts, gore-- SLAY has something for every horror fan!
    Let’s play BINGO! Ready to have some fun? Two ways to play Aug 26th thru Oct 21st
    One - Pick up a Junction BINGO card to save and win big. Two – Pick up a paper BINGO sheet then join us on Facebook live.
    PERFORMANCE

  5. Eight Nights: A Staged Reading
    Los Angeles playwright Jennifer Maisel (The Last Seder, birds) has penned a new play about immigrants and refugees that takes place in a single apartment from 1949 to 2016. The Book-It Theater will perform a staged reading with a discussion to follow. Some proceeds will benefit pro-immigrant organizations.

  6. Seattle Radio Theatre: KIRO Radio's 'Goodbye Christmas!'
    A fan of an old baseball radio show tries to get the story behind the hosts' estrangement in this heartwarming, family-friendly live radio play.

  7. Unleashed 2019: Old and New by Kendall Uyeji
    This staged reading of new works ("pulp stories for the 21st century") presented by Pork Filled Productions will close out with Seattle playwright Kendall Uyeji's Old and New, wherein a detective tries to catch a time-traveling murderer.

    READINGS & TALKS

  8. Terry Tempest Williams: Erosion
    Terry Tempest Williams's essays call for us to face head-on the current devastation of democratic institutions, ancestral Native lands, and the American landscape by government actors and the fossil fuel industry.

    WINTER HOLIDAYS

  9. Santa Photos at Norm's
    Capture some Christmas memories with Santa and his Sugar Plum Elves to raise money for the cats and dogs of PAWS. There will be plenty of Tito's drink specials and housemade eggnog to go around. 

    WEDNESDAY

    FILM

  10. Fade to Black: 'Blacula'
    Dark-minded burlesque dancer and "Oprah of the Underworld" Isabella L. Price will host a screening of the campy classic Blacula as part of a series on black representation in film. Watch in terror as an 18th-century African prince, afflicted with vampirism after a trip to Transylvania, is resurrected in the 1970s.

    FOOD & DRINK

  11. 2nd Annual Hopnificent Holiday Ball
    At this Seattle Humane Society benefit, throw back a pint or two from Standard Brewing, Fort George Brewery, Breakside Brewery, Pike Brewing Company, Reuben's Brews, Double Mountain Brewery & Cidery, and Whitewood Cider Co. on tap, and mingle with adorable, adoptable dogs and cats. There will be a raffle, special holiday food and drink specials, and photo opportunities with "Heavy Metal Santa."

    MUSIC

  12. Art Alexakis of Everclear
    The former lead guitarist and singer of Portland alt-rock band Everclear will continue his career as a solo artist on this Seattle stop in support of his latest endeavor, Sun Songs. 

  13. High Right Now
    Composers Brian Lawlor and Benjamin Marx will team up for a hypnotic evening of minimalist music in which a group of local musicians will play a continual session of Lawlor and Marx pieces.

    PARTIES & NIGHTLIFE

  14. Linda's Annual Drunk Santa Party!
    Join Drunk Santa, his naughty elf, and the Nutcracker for an evening of booze specials, photo booths, and more Yuletide gaiety. 

    PERFORMANCE

  15. Seattle Sucks Presents 'Class of 1999'
    In this 1990s B-movie about youth gone wild, high school gangs battle for control of the halls until three mysterious teachers show up and throw off their way of life. Watch and discuss with the Seattle Sucks Podcast ("a podcast about hating the city we love"). 

    READINGS & TALKS

  16. @rlysrslit presents: Zac Smith’s Book Release
    Zac Smith will read in support of his new book, 50 Barn Poems, alongside Amber Nelson, Nadine Maestas, and C. C. Hannett. 

    WEDNESDAY & SUNDAY

    FOOD & DRINK

  17. Fish Skool with Fishmonger Ryan Rector: Uni & Oysters
    Roll up your sleeves and learn how to clean local uni (sea urchin) and shuck oysters in this hands-on demonstration with Pike Place fishmonger Ryan Rector.

    WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY

    VISUAL ART

  18. Katrina Haffner: Hybrid
    If you like art that's lush, eerie, and faunal, check out these artistic meditations on the cycles of life and death using animal and plant imagery.
    Opening Wednesday

    THURSDAY

    COMEDY

  19. 'Last Action Hero' with Andy Iwancio & Derek Sheen
    Two terrific local comedians will host this screening of a massive Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring flop.

  20. Andrew Frank
    Chicago-based comic Andrew Frank will take a break from the festival circuit for a night of stand-up. 

    FILM

  21. Backcountry Film Festival with SheJumps & Outdoor Research
    Watch the Winter Wildlands Alliance's annual festival of short films highlighting feats of athleticism in nature, brought to you by SheJumps and Outdoor Research.

  22. Holiday Movie Nights & Blanket Drive
    Cozy up in the heated beer garden for a screening of Love Actually. Bring a blanket to wrap up in, then donate it (along with warm clothes) after the movie.

    FOOD & DRINK

  23. Boozy Wreath Making!
    Sip a craft brew, house wine, or well drink before crafting your very own holiday wreath from a fresh noble fir, pine, and juniper base. Eucalyptus, holly, and pepper berry will serve as festive adornments. 

  24. Glögg & Meatballs
    Do right by the Swedes and partake in a comforting Scandinavian holiday pairing of glögg (hot spiced wine) and meatballs (you know 'em). 

    MUSIC

  25. Christmas Cher Tribute with Lisa Mcclowry
    Lisa McClowry will embody pop icon and Twitter savant Cher, as well as the spirit of Christmas, in this one-woman show. Look out, Kameron Michaels, there's a new Cher-iff in town! 

  26. GIRL BAND, 20/20 A Cappella, Puget Sound Company
    Local a cappella groups Girl Band, 20/20 A Cappella, and Puget Sound Company will sing holiday songs and pop hits without instrumental accompaniment. 

    PERFORMANCE

  27. Beer & Ballet: The Nutcracker
    Get discounts on this Pacific Northwest Ballet's performance of George Balanchine's timeless holiday dance, The Nutcracker, and enjoy beer specials from Spectra, McCaw Hall's concessionaire.

  28. HYPE 2: Birthday Party
    Camp up your look to the highest degree for this drag-filled fashion party with Rocket Powerpuff, who will choose performers from the audience (could be you!) for an open runway show.

  29. Informal Reading of Selections from 'OxyMormon PolyExodus'
    Hear snippets of a work-in-progress for which press materials read, "You are outside of the tribe, you are an 'OxyMormon' and you stumble into polyamory after running from a history of polygamy and a husband hell-bent on 'poly perfection.'" 

    READINGS & TALKS

  30. Invisible People
    Local journalists and writers Sam Howe Verhovek, Dean Boardman, and others will celebrate the publication of the posthumous collection Invisible People: Stories of Lives at the Margins, a compendium of work by the renowned journalist Alex Tizon (Big Little Man In Search of My Asian Self).

  31. Rabbi Michael Lerner: A Political Manifesto to Heal the World
    Progressive rabbi/psychotherapist Michael Lerner hopes to extend the ideals of socialism beyond the economic sphere, as explained in his book Revolutionary Love. 

    SHOPPING

  32. Guilty Holiday Pleasures Party at Chophouse Row
    Drag queens will serenade you with carols (and DJ Tito Ramsey will spin during breaks) at this holiday shindig also promising mulled wine, a market, a tree lighting, and photo ops with bad Santa. 

    VISUAL ART

  33. Re/frame
    See a selection of works inspired by Samantha Scherer's current exhibition These Are Their Stories and participate in group discussions. 

    WINTER HOLIDAYS

  34. C/ID Holidays | Potluck on 6th and Jackson
    This free, all-ages holiday party is all about giving and receiving. Bring your favorite comfort food dish to add to a potluck, a $15-or-under gift to trade in a white elephant gift exchange, and books written by Asian Pacific Islander authors to donate to the Stafford Creek Correctional Center. The organizers promise holiday beer and wine, performances by Aleksa Manila and Asian Aunty Claus, a raffle, and karaoke. When that's all over, head to an after-party at Kaname Izakaya & Shochu Bar. 

  35. The Central District Holiday Party
    Gobble up festive snacks and watch holiday stuff on the big screen at this come-and-go-style party.  

    THURSDAY-SATURDAY

    GEEK

  36. Arrested: Escape Fort Nisqually
    Go back in time to a bygone era set in Fort Nisqually, when one John McLeod has been arrested by the Washington territorial governor for "aiding the enemy," putting Hudson's Bay Company secrets out in the open. Your job in this escape room is to help recover the secrets before they fall into the wrong hands.

    FRIDAY

    COMEDY

  37. Fancy Cafeteria Musical Improv
    Fond of both the "glamour of a Broadway production" and "the dishevelment of improv"? This improvised musical, based on audience suggestions, will be just for you.

  38. A Farewell to Pockets
    Mourn the imminent passing of the essential, soon-to-be-sorely-missed Pocket Theater with the sketch troupe Maple Daddies, who've performed many shows at the venue. 

  39. Fuck the Halls
    Very funny improvisers and "recovering Catholics" Annie Barry, Tricia Karsky, and Mac Suits Baer will take out their frustration on the season.

  40. Seventy-Nine Cents
    Caracol Productions' showcase will highlight the comedic chops of womxn, particularly womxn of color. (The title references the 79 cents that womxn make for every man's dollar). Ann Elise will host a lineup of Hayley Leventhal, Stef Sefren, producer Stephanie Nam, and more.

    COMMUNITY

  41. Friday the 13th!
    Add a little spontaneity to your winter by getting some new ink on your arms or legs (silver-dollar-sized, black-and-grey shading) at this flash tattoo event.

    FOOD & DRINK

  42. Cocktail Lovers' Guide to Bitters
    Take a crash course into the world of bitters (particularly of the cacao variety) and make your very own to add to cocktails. 

  43. Open Vault: Rare & Holiday Aquavit Night
    Skål will pluck some bottles of hard-to-find aquavit (a Scandinavian distilled spirit) from their cellars, including various holiday flavors to get you in the Yuletide spirit and varieties from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and the Midwest.

    GEEK

  44. Star Wars Trivia at Elysian Fields
    To keep you occupied before the final Star Wars movie hits theaters, dress up as your favorite character and answer questions in a round of trivia over a spread of themed food and drink specials.

    MUSIC

  45. Daybreaker SEA // Holidaybreaker!
    Roll out of bed and climb to the 73rd floor of the tallest building in Seattle for a yoga session and holiday-themed DJ dance party. As always, there will be free kombucha, healthy snacks, and non-alcoholic beer from the Brooklyn Brewery. 

  46. Early 00’s Sad Kid Party
    DJ Cry Guy will spin "all your favorite songs that make you feel like you’re at Hot Topic in the early 2000s" at this Friday the 13th party. 

  47. Friday the 13th
    Krampus, the demonic anti-Santa figure, is alive and well this season! Get into the freaky Christmas spirit with Moonlight Remedy, Brian Kennon, Truckers Lemonade, Appalachian Yard Art, and Japan's Omni Bot. Plus, shop from a pop-up art market. 

  48. Headbangers Holiday: Point One, Glenn Cannon & The Damage, Done Aisha
    Trade in "Silent Night" for hard-rock bangers from local bands Point One, Glenn Cannon & the Damage, and Done Aisha. 

  49. Wreck the Hall Ball
    Local bands Fonzarelli, Bugs!, and Trash Day will destroy and rebuild your concept of holiday cheer with a night of hard rock. 

    PARTIES & NIGHTLIFE

  50. Northwest Film Forum Holiday Party: The Power Clash Bash
    Add a touch of absurdity to your holiday party queue by donning an "extradimensional ensemble" (think beyond the ugly sweater) to this campy yuletide rumpus. Come prepared with a dish to add to a potluck, art to swap for different art, and a song to sing in karaoke. 

    PERFORMANCE

  51. SnowGlobed
    Now in its ninth iteration, SnowGlobed will assemble a crack team of writers and theater artists for a night of three 10-minute plays and other performances, chosen by Wiley Basho Gorn. This year's playwrights are Corinne Magin, Dylan Thomas Elwood, and Anthea Carns and Lauren Freman (The Devil and Sarah Blackwater).

  52. Spooky Nutcracker: A Friday the 13th Holiday Drag Show
    Celebrate the holiday season (and the most sinister day-of-the-week/day-of-the-month combo) with creepy drag.

  53. Watch What Crappens
    A podcast for Bravo junkies and skeptics will visit Seattle fans. Hosts Ben Mandelker and Ronnie Karam are guaranteed to go into exhaustive detail.

  54. The Wondaland Ball
    In the words of the producers, Ghetto Heaven Collective, "WONDALAND is to Alice in Wonderland as The WIZ is to The Wizard of OZ." At this "richer, extra melanated, queerer, and sexier" trip down the rabbit hole, contestants are invited to compete in contests like Lip Sync, Face, European Vs. American Runway, Vogue Femme, and more. Trophies and cash prizes will be bestowed on the winners.

    SHOPPING

  55. Holiday Hooky Hour
    Take a break from your responsibilities to enjoy a little shopping and holiday cheer in Pioneer Square. Participating businesses in the neighborhood will have special deals, promotions, and festive activities. 

  56. Witches' Night Out Yule Market
    This edition of the Witches' Night Out Market will celebrate the darkest parts of the yuletide season—bolstered by the inherent freakiness of Friday the 13th—with a local lineup of metaphysically minded artisans. 

    VISUAL ART

  57. Sixth Anniversary
    Celebrate the literally and figuratively underground gallery's sixth year, complete with annual traditions of $20 mystery gift packs, free gifts for all guests, and music by DJs Old & Tired.

    WINTER HOLIDAYS

  58. Uncanny Market ~ Holiday Edition
    The first-ever edition of the quarterly market will supply spooky and mystical wares for your witchy holiday gift recipients. 

    FRIDAY-SATURDAY

    COMEDY

  59. Cisco Duran
    Miami resident Duran was a finalist for Florida's Funniest Comedian and has appeared on Hart of the City, Minuto de Fama, and more.

    WINTER HOLIDAYS

  60. Krampusnacht 2019
    In old Germanic tradition, Santa Claus has a demon companion named Krampus who punishes children for wickedness (rather than, say, giving gifts and eating cookies). In honor of the wicked holiday, brave three haunted attractions, see a Krampus morality play, take pictures with the hellhound himself, and decompress in a beer garden.

    FRIDAY-SUNDAY

    PERFORMANCE

  61. Cabaret
    The Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society will stage the Weimar Germany-set musical Cabaret with Tanesha Ross in the lead, which they say is one of the first times Sally Bowles will be played by a person of color. They also promise an "immersive Berlin cabaret setting," new staging by Phil Lacey, and new choreography by Alyza DelPan-Monley.

  62. Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
    Kaytlin McIntyre directs this holiday romp in which three players attempt to perform every holiday tale ever told in the span of 90 minutes.

  63. IBT's 'The Nutcracker'
    Bellevue's own ballet company, the International Ballet Theatre, will perform the Russian classic, with choreography by Vera Altunina, adapted from the original Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa version. This year's performance will guest-star Kateryna Kukhar, Prima Ballerina of the National Opera of Ukraine, and Aleksandr Stoyanov, Principal Dancer of the National Opera of Ukraine.

  64. Nutcracker Sweets
    This Nutcracker production is kid-friendly and features students of ARC School of Ballet alongside the professional dancers.

  65. Sorry I Missed You
    Dacha Theatre Company's Ryan Long has written an intriguing-sounding play that incorporates answering machines and many mix-ups. See it as a staged reading.

    VISUAL ART

  66. ClayFest Northwest
    Celebrate clay art "from teapots to abstract sculpture" at this celebration featuring work—which you can buy!—by more than 40 Pacific Northwest artists.

    WINTER HOLIDAYS

  67. 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.

    SATURDAY

    COMEDY

  68. Smat! Fest (The Greatest Comedy Festival)
    Seattle's best sketch comedy groups will share this one-night festival bill. 

  69. A Very Sweaty Christmas
    Jeremiah “Sweaty” Dee will host this night of funny variety with Margo Lauritzen on the piano and additional acts by special (sweaty?) guests.

    FESTIVALS

  70. Dickens Festival at Stadium
    Hark back to the era of Charles Dickens, a man who knew a thing or two about Christmas ghosts, by enjoying Victorian activities like a "Best Victorian Dog" contest, caroling, a tree lighting with Santa, a horse-drawn carriage ride to Wright Park's decked-out Seymour Conservatory, and more.

    FILM

  71. The Wicked/Outback Vampires
    Two Aussie rodeo dudes in the outback stumble on a manor that's infested with vampires in the 1980s schlockfest. Catch a screening for two bucks.

    FOOD & DRINK

  72. Beer & Chocolate Celebration
    Fremont's fair-trade chocolate factory Theo Chocolate is releasing a new collection of "beer confections," including a pate de fruit made with Reuben's Brews Hazealicious IPA. To mark the release, Reuben's will offer a trio of their beers paired with the pate de fruit and two other Theo treats.

  73. Tiki Tidings at the Nest
    If you're a sun-worshipper longing for summer, look no further than this beachy rooftop bash at the Nest, complete with fruity drinks, coconuts, beach balls, and entertainment by Valtesse.

  74. West Seattle Santa Pub Crawl #7
    Don Santa's fleecy red suit and amble from bar to bar in the West Seattle Junction, participating in Christmas present raffles at each stop. To really get in character, bring a small toy as a Toys for Tots donation to spread some cheer.

    MUSIC

  75. Artist's Choice: Laser GRiZ
    For the month of December, the Pacific Science Center's resident laser artists get to choose which musical artist they want to cue up and synchronize to beams of light. This week, it's the music of Michigan-based future funk DJ GRiZ interpreted by laser artist OB-1.

  76. Bands and Boxing: Restless, Outdoor Voices, Rocknho
    Live sparring will be made even rowdier with live music from local rock bands Restless, Outdoor Voices, and Rocknho.

  77. Christmas with Elvis by Graceland Manila
    Thrust along to Christmas hits by the King performed by local Elvis cover band Graceland Manila. 

  78. Last Rockers - Krampus Revenge with Cryptamnesia
    Keep your Friday the 13th energy going with spooky sets from Cryptamnesia, Post Rapture Party, Idoless, and Dead on Cue. Krampus will be around to take photos with you. 

    PARTIES & NIGHTLIFE

  79. Xmas Booze Cruise Seattle III
    Let loose with Santa at "Seattle's only Xmas Booze Cruise," where live DJs will be spinning hip-hop, R&B, house, reggae, and other non-holiday genres.  

    PERFORMANCE

  80. Four Queens Walk Into a Bar
    The four queens are Donnatella Howe, Duchess Drew Nightshade, Fraya Love, and Kara Sutra, and they're here to offer you an evening of glamor.

  81. Holiday Strip and Sing-Along: A Burlesque Affair
    Sing holiday songs so that hotties onstage can remove their clothing.

    SHOPPING

  82. Danish Christmas Fest
    Warm up with Danish winter treats (like æbleskiver, gløgg, and Christmas cookies) and sips (like Nordic brews, ciders, and aquavit) while you shop for vintage goods from a pop-up market. 

  83. Pajamarama
    Slip into something more comfortable for a morning of cozy holiday shopping at participating stores. You'll even get a free mug (or you can bring one from home) with which to fill with hot cocoa.

    SPORTS & RECREATION

  84. Photos with Ping Pong Santa
    Snap photos with Santa in your ugliest sweater, then stay on for a round of ping pong. It may be worth noting that Santa won't be your ping pong competitor—or, so we think. 

    VISUAL ART

  85. COLLECT Annual Holiday Tour
    This tour will take you to a few of our city's coolest galleries and alternative arts spaces, starting with Vermillion (where you can see the group show 'Scapes) and continuing with Blue Cone Studios, Ghost Gallery (which is hosting its 13th Annual Holiday Mini Art Exhibit), Wa Na Wari (showing work by Brenetta Ward, Chantal Gibson, et al.), and the new gallery J. Rinehart (with a salon-style exhibition featuring Saya Moriyasu et al.). Finish up at the exciting arts bash Very Open House at Equinox Studios.

  86. Italian Chesnut Roast and Art
    Eat Italian-imported chestnuts roasted on an open fire and buy paintings by local artist Amanda Hulbert. Also on deck: sausage sandwiches and wine by the glass. 

    WINTER HOLIDAYS

  87. Philippine Holiday Lantern Festival
    Ring in the holidays Filipino style with games, Santa photos, traditional treats, a lantern-making competition culminating in a light display, and a raffle (the prize for which is a pig luau brought to your home).

  88. Santa's Fly In
    Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will fly into Tukwila to take note of last-minute holiday wishes from kiddos. Caspar Babypants, the Boeing Orchestra, and the Boeing Employee Concert Band will provide live fanfare.

  89. Tanks Giving
    If you prefer a smattering of vintage war vehicles with your Christmastime celebrations, you'll be glad to know that Santa visits the combat museum every year. He brings with him a hot cocoa and gingerbread house station, World of Tanks video game stations, and more. He'll also take free photos with kids and families.

    SATURDAY-SUNDAY

    FOOD & DRINK

  90. Deck the Brew Hall: Fremont Brewing Holiday Market
    Browse a holiday market for locally made gifts, try holiday-infused beers on tap, and meet the "Santa Claus Yeti." Dogs and kids are welcome.

  91. Holiday Drinks that Don't Suck
    As the site of the cocktail wonderland Miracle on 2nd, Rob Roy is an ideal place to craft a tasty holiday beverage. Paul Clarke, editor of Imbibe Magazine and author of Cocktail Chronicles, will teach you to make some of your own while you sip drinks made by Rob Roy owner Anu Elford.

  92. Seattle SantaCon 2019
    Regardless of how you feel personally about SantaCon—the annual bar crawl that encourages adults to dress as the jolly mascot of Christmas and jingle their bells to various downtown watering holes—it will likely outlive us all. If you're participating, don't forget to hydrate with plenty of water and/or milk.

    PERFORMANCE

  93. The Best Burlesque Pageant Ever
    In a continuation of a Seattle burlesque tradition, Stella D'Letto, Lady Drew Blood, and other sexy mischief-makers crash an innocent Christmas pageant and cause much shock, horror, and arousal.

  94. The Steadfast Tin Soldier, a Story Ballet
    If you've already got your fill of The Nutcracker, try out The Steadfast Tin Soldier for another plot-driven holiday ballet. This production, presented by Dance Fremont, will feature live music and a cast of 50 dancers.

    VISUAL ART

  95. Viva: Vashon Island Visual Artists Studio Tour
    Visit 45 studios housing the work of 112 artists as you wander over the island. 

    SUNDAY

    COMEDY

  96. Ghost Feast
    The young punks of Ghost Ship Productions will offer a "spooky celebration" featuring ghosts at a big, Da-Vinci's-Last-Supper-esque table. 

  97. Heather McMahan: The Farewell Tour
    Heather K. McMahan, whose persona is a combination of basic bitch and self-proclaimed "high-functioning hot mess," will embark on her first ("and possibly last") tour.

    FOOD & DRINK

  98. Holiday Edible Gifts
    Since the best gifts are those that are handmade and can be consumed immediately by their recipients, you should earn big points with your loved ones by giving them nut-free Mexican wedding cookies, caramels (either chewy or crunchy), chocolate truffles, and mulled spice bundles made by you.

    GEEK

  99. POP+ Doctor Wholidays
    Doctor Who fans can take advantage of a free yuletide Tardis photo op, a costume contest, board games, and an interactive art activity in MoPOP's Sky Church. Museum admission promises even more fun, like an exhibit of artifacts from the show. 

    MUSIC

  100. How The Grouch Stole Christmas feat. The Grouch, Murs, Danyiel
    Prolific indie-hop Oaklander the Grouch is back for the final installment of his "'How The Grouch Stole Christmas" holiday tour. He'll be joined in his seasonal crusade by Murs and Danyiel.

    PARTIES & NIGHTLIFE

  101. Dyke March Speed Dating: The Chart Edition
    Make a new connection to add to your chart (akin to the one created by Alice in The L Word to account for the ever-growing web of lesbian hookups in Los Angeles) at this speed-dating event and viewing party for the new season.

    PERFORMANCE

  102. Ghosts of Winter
    "Gothic Royalty" Morgue Anne will reveal the haunting side of the holidays in this performance set in a haunted castle. It co-stars Lazarus Rise, Vesper Verboten, Acherontia Styx, Annie Position, Kir Royale, and Jesus la Pinga.

    READINGS & TALKS

  103. Short Stories Live: A Rogue’s Family Christmas
    Julie Briskman, Kurt Beattie, Marianne Owen, and special guests Nancy and Joe Guppy will read oddball Christmas stories. House band Pineola with Leslie Braly will provide the tunes.

    SHOPPING

  104. Holiday Bazaar 2019
    Check out many, many artists' studios and pick out some gifts—like ceramics, jewelry, clothing, and art—for families and friends at this expansive shindig.

    VISUAL ART

  105. Building 30 West Open Studios and Holiday Small Works Show
    Wander through 25 artist studios, hear local music, check out the Holiday Small Works show, and buy creative goodies for your loved ones.

  106. Sari Stories
    Indian women will tell stories related to their saris at this afternoon event that will also include a sari draping demo, a raffle for those wearing their own saris, chai tasting, and food from Saffron Grill.

    WINTER HOLIDAYS

  107. Hanukkah Escape Room
    Find out who stole the missing latkes in this Hanukkah-themed escape room hosted by Moishe House. 

  108. Holiday Dog Party with Santa
    Enjoy tasty brews and photos with Santa at this kid- and dog-friendly event.