Bellevue A&E Calendar | Dec. 3

The entertainment calendar is published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Submit entertainment items at least a week before publication dates to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

The entertainment calendar is published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Submit entertainment items at least a week before publication dates to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

Events

Bellevue Holiday Craft Show: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 3-5; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 6. Hand crafted items from Northwest crafters and designers. Admission: Free. Hilltop Holiday at the Northwest Arts Center, 9825 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue. www.NWAC@bellevuewa.gov.

Kirkland Arts Center Holiday Arts Sale Preview Party: 7:30-11 p.m. Dec. 5. Features wine and hors d’oeuvres, live Brazilian music and a look at art for sale by more than 120 regional artists. Sale runs Dec. 6-21; part of the proceeds go toward the arts center. 620 Market St., Kirkland. 425-822-7161, ext. 107.

Winter Shopping Expo: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 6. Features more than 20 vendors, offering body care items, baby products, kitchen items and more. Admission: Free. Redmond Inn, 17601 Redmond Way, Redmond.

2008 NW Holiday Arts Gift Show: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 13. Features works by 50 Northwest artists, including paintings, pottery, clothing, jewelry, food and more. Portion of sales benefits Liberty Road Foundation. Admission: Free. The Redmond Athletic Club, 8709 161st Ave. N.E., Redmond. www.nwholidayarts.com.

Issaquah Reindeer Festival: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily through Dec. 23. Children can meet the reindeer, visit with Santa, listen to stories read by an elf, and make an art project. Proceeds benefit the reindeer and other animals at the zoo. Admission: $8-$10.50; free for ages 1 and younger. Cougar Mountain Zoological Park, 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah. 425-392-6278 or www.cougarmountainzoo.org.

Garden d’Lights: 5-10 p.m. nightly through Jan. 3. Annual holiday display uses more than 500,000 lights throughout the gardens. Cost: Free; donations encouraged. Parking: $5. Bellevue Botanical Gardens, 12001 Main St., Bellevue. 425-451-3755 or www.bellevuebotanical.org.

Auditions

“Crimes of the Heart” auditions: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 8. Redwood Theatre casting roles for four women and two men. Performances will be Feb. 6-21. E-mail for audition appointments. Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E., Redmond. auditions@redwoodtheatre.org.

Music

“Little Maestros—Holiday Hooray”: 10 and 11:30 a.m. Dec. 5. Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra offers a dynamic introduction to classical music for children age six and younger. Cost: $10. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

The Sammamish Brass Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Brass quintet to perform holiday music as part of the Music Works Northwest First Friday Concert Series. Cost: Free. 14360 S.E. Eastgate Way, Suite 102, Bellevue. 425-644-0988 or www.musicworksnw.org.

Lake Washington Singers—“Holiday Lights”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Cost: $10-$14. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland. 425-893-9900, www.kpcenter.org or www.lakewashingtonsingers.org.

“Gaudete! Rejoice! Heaven and Earth Are Full of Thy Glory”: 7 p.m. Dec. 6. Whitworth University choirs to perform. Cost: $15-$18. First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way N.E. 800-532-4668 or www.whitworth.edu/musictickets.

Bellevue Youth Symphony—“Magic of Mistletoe”: 7 p.m. Dec. 7. Call for cost. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 206-260-3178 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

Microsoft Symphony Orchestra: 2 p.m. Dec. 7. Sixty-piece orchestra to perform. Sponsored by Kenmore Senior Center. Cost: Free; donations welcome. Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell.

Master Chorus Eastside—“Welcome, Sir Christemas”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6; 3 p.m. Dec. 7. Call for cost. Locations: Dec. 6 at Eastlake High School Performing Arts Center, 400 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish; Dec. 7 at Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-392-8446 or www.masterchoruseastside.org.

“Sing Noel—A Christmas Celebration for Chorus and Brass”: 2 p.m. Dec. 7. Presented by Kirkland Choral Society. Cost: $15-$25. Bastyr University Chapel, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore. 425-296-0612 or www.KirklandChoralSociety.org.

Brass Band Northwest’s annual Family Holiday Concert: 7 p.m. Dec. 7; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Cost: Free; donations welcome. Locations: Dec. 7 at Advent Lutheran Church, 4306 132nd St. S.E., Mill Creek; Dec. 9 at First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way N.E. www.brassbandnw.org.

Bronn and Katherine Journey’s 27th annual Christmas Concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Enjoy a casually elegant evening featuring harp music, humor and song. Cost: $15-$20. Village Theatre, 303 Front St., Issaquah. 425-392-2202 or www.bronnjourney.com.

Eastside Jazz Club concert: Dec. 9. Live jazz music performed by Trish, Hans and Phil, along with wine tastings and snacks. Cost: $13; advance registration required. Matthews Estate, 16116 140th Place N.E., Woodinville. 425-828-9104.

The Edlos Holiday Show: 8 p.m. Dec. 12. A cappella group to perform. Cost: $10-$29. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Breath of Aire: 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Northwest regional choir to perform holiday and seasonal favorites. Cost: Free. Bastyr University Chapel, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore. www.breathofaire.org.

Columbia Choirs Holiday Concert: 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Cost: $7-$10. Redmond High School Auditorium, 17272 N.E. 104th St., Redmond.

Music Works Executive Series Concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Free student performance. Cost: Free. 14360 S.E. Eastgate Way, Suite 102, Bellevue. 425-644-0988 or www.musicworksnw.org.

“Navidad—Christmas in the New World”: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Presented by Seattle Pro Musica. Cost: $25. Bastyr University Chapel, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore. 206-781-2766 or www.seattlepromusica.org.

Michael W. Smith—“It’s a Wonderful Christmas”: 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 13. See Web site for cost. Overlake Christian Church, 9900 Willows Road N.E., Redmond. 425-895-5933 or www.occ.ticketforce.com.

Eastside Symphony Holiday Concert: 3 p.m. Dec. 14. Cost: Free. Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E., Redmond. 425-822-0333 or www.eastsidesymphony.org.

KPC Old Fashioned Holiday Extravaganza: 3 p.m. Dec. 14; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15-17. Variety show features familiar Christmas tunes, dancing, and festive fun with host David Koch. Cost: $10-$25. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Magical Strings Yuletide Concert: 7 p.m. Dec. 15. Features holiday music, stories, processional and audience sing-along. Cost: $12-$16. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 206-260-3178 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

Vivace Flute Choir Holiday Concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16. Thirty-minute performance, followed by reception. Cost: Free. Music Works Northwest, 14360 S.E. Eastgate Way, Suite 102, Bellevue. 425-644-0988 or www.musicworksnw.org.

Pacific Sound Chorus—“Bundled Warm for the Holidays”: 7 p.m. Dec. 16. Doors open at 6 p.m. for refreshments and a gathering to benefit Treehouse for Kids. Cost: $10-$12. Eastshore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 132nd St., Bellevue. www.pacificsound.org.

Music Works Jazz Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19. Free concert features contemporary and classic big band music. 14360 S.E. Eastgate Way, Suite 102, Bellevue. 425-644-0988 or www.musicworksnw.org.

Geoffrey Castle’s Holiday Concert: 8 p.m. Dec. 20. Cost: $15-$25. Electric violinist to perform. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Cabaret 08: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Concert features 14 high-school and college performers presenting musical theater numbers new and old. All proceeds benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. Cost: $5. Redmond High School’s Performing Arts Center, 17272 N.E. 104th St., Redmond.

Bellevue Chamber Chorus—“The World Rejoices”: 3 p.m. Dec. 21. Program features Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s music from around the world. Cost: $9-$18. Grace Lutheran Church, 9625 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. 425-881-0445 or www.bellevuechamberchorus.net or www.brownpapertickets.com.

20th annual Duke Ellington Sacred Music Concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27. Presented by Earshot Jazz Society. Cost: $24-$28. First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way N.E. 206-547-6763 or www.earshot.org.

Ladies Musical Club concert: 3 p.m. Dec. 28. Cost: Free. University House, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road, Issaquah.

Asleep at the Wheel: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11. Western swing band to perform. Cost: $15-$39. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Eastside Jazz Club concert: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13. Musicians from Seattle’s Origin Record label to perform. Call for cost. Sherman Clay, 1000 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue. 425-828-9104.

Tyva Kyzy: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15. All-female Tuvan throat-singing and folk music ensemble to perform. Cost: $10-$29. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

James Cotton Band: 7 p.m. Jan. 25. Cost: $15-$30. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or www.npacf.org.

Theater

“It’s a Wonderful Life—A Live Radio Play”: Dec. 4-13. Beloved Frank Capra film reenacted as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Presented by Evergreen Family Theatre. Cost: $12-$14. RedWood Family Church, 11500 Redmond-Woodinville Road, Redmond. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

Bethlehem Inn Dinner Theater: 7 p.m. Dec. 5-6. Presented by Sammamish Presbyterian Church’s choir and youth. Cost: $10-$20. Sammamish Presbyterian Church, 22522 N.E. Inglewood Hill Road. 425-868-5186 or mainoffice@spconline.org.

“A Christmas Carol”: Dec. 5-7. Presented by Bellevue Youth Theatre. Cost: $12. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 425-452-7155.

“The Gospel According to Scrooge”: 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and 11-12; 5 p.m. Dec. 6. Free Christmas musical. Childcare provided. Eastridge Christian Assembly, 5025 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road S.E., Issaquah. 425-392-3253 or www.eastridgetoday.com.

International Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker”: Dec. 12-23. Cost: $25-$50. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 425-284-0444.

Olympic Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker”: 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 13; 2 p.m. Dec. 14. Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave., Everett. 425-258-1605 or www.everettsymphony.org.

“The Velveteen Rabbit”: 2 and 4 p.m. Dec. 13. Presented by Village Theatre Pied Piper. Cost: $12-$14. Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. 425-257-8600 or www.villagetheatre.org.

“Sister’s Christmas Catechism”: 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 13. It’s “Forensic Files goes to Bethlehem” in this holiday mystery extravaganza. Cost: $10-$29. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

“The Star of Bethlehem”: 4 p.m. Dec. 14. A homeless child in Bethlehem must decide whether or not to help a young couple find a place to sleep in this Christmas musical. Sammamish Presbyterian Church, 22522 N.E. Inglewood Hill Road, Sammamish.

“The Snowman”: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13; 2 p.m. Dec. 14. Presented by Ballet Bellevue. Cost: $15-$27. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or www.npacf.org. Also: Dec. 28 at Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 425-455-1345 or www.balletbellevue.org.

Emerald Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker”: 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 20; 2 p.m. Dec. 21. Presented by Emerald Ballet Theatre. Cost: $15-$30. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or www.npacf.org.

“’Twas the Night...”: Through Dec. 21. Family musical puts a humorous spin on the familiar holiday poem. Cost: $13. Studio East Mainstage Theater, 402 Sixth St. S., Kirkland. 425-827-3123 or www.studio-east.org.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”: Through Jan. 4. Cost: $22-$58. Presented by Village Theatre. Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., Issaquah. 425-392-2202, 866-688-8049 or www.villagetheatre.org. Also: Jan. 9-Feb. 1 at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Cost: $16-$51. Everett tickets: 425-257-8600 or 888-257-3722.

“Man 1, Bank 0”: 8 p.m. Jan. 16. Patrick Combs tells the true story of how he deposited a $95,093.35 junk-mail check marked ‘non-negotiable’ – hoping to spread a little banking cheer to tellers – and how it erupted into a staggering and funny David vs. Goliath-like adventure. Cost: $10-$25. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

“Chapter Two”: Jan. 23-31. Neil Simon comedy about a newly remarried widower struggling to settle into a new chapter in life. Presented by Bellevue Civic Theatre. Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 425-235-5087.

“A Little Princess”: Jan. 23-Feb. 8. Cost: $11-$13. Studio East Mainstage Theater, 402 Sixth St. S., Kirkland. 425-827-3123 or www.studio-east.org.

“Chocolate Confessions”: 8 p.m. Jan. 31; 2 p.m. Feb. 1. One-woman musical comedy performed by Joan Freed. Cost: $15-$24. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or www.npacf.org.

Comedy

The Best of The Comedy Underground—New Year’s Eve Special: 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Ring in the New Year with stand-up comedy. Not recommended for ages 16 or younger. Cost: $33-$40. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Nightlife

Bake’s Place: All performances 8-10:30 p.m. unless noted. Performers: Dec. 5-6, Denise Donatelli. Cost: $32 for show; $59.50 for show and dinner. 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., Issaquah. 425-391-3335, www.bakesplace.org or Events@bakesplace.org.

Hector’s: Live music various nights. Performers: 7-10 p.m. Dec. 11, Jonathan’s Super Combo. 112 Lake St., Kirkland. www.hectorskirkland.com/htm.

Laughs Comedy Spot: Live comedy shows 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, and 8 and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Performers: Dec. 5-6, Tommy Savitt; Dec. 11-13, Gabriel Rutledge; Dec. 17, Adam Ray and Friends; Dec. 18-20, Dean Evans with Adam Ray; Dec. 26-27 and 31, Bengt Washburn; Jan. 22-24, Iann Bagg. Ongoing: 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, open mic comedy. 12099 124th Ave. N.E., Kirkland. 425-823-6306, www.ticketweb.com or www.laughscomedy.com.

Old Fire House: 8 p.m. Fridays and some Saturdays. Cost: $6. 16510 N.E. 79th St., Redmond. 425-556-2370 or www.theoldfirehouse.org.

Pogacha of Issaquah: 8-11 p.m. Saturdays. Live music, no cover. Performers: Dec. 6, The Paul Hanover Band; Dec. 20, Darren Motamedy; Dec. 27, Astro Cats. 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah. 425-455-5550 or www.pogacha.com.

Rock Bottom Brewery: Live music 9:30 p.m. Saturdays. Ongoing: Fridays, DJ night. 550 106th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-462-9300 or www.rockbottom.com.

Twisted Cork Wine Bar: Performances 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays; 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 6-9 p.m. Sundays. 900 Bellevue Way, Bellevue. 425-637-0808.

The Spot Off Main Neighborhood Bar and Billiards: Events include: Sundays, karaoke; Tuesdays, open mic; Wednesdays, team trivia night. 20 103rd Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-646-6434 or www.thespotoffmain.com.

Vertigo Lounge and Grill: 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, live jazz performances. 989 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. www.jazzatvertigo.com.

Vino Bella Wine Bar: Performances 7:30-11:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Ongoing: 8-10 p.m. Wednesdays, comedy nights. 99 Front St. N., Issaquah. 425-391-1424 or www.vinobella.com.

Wilde Rover: 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Pub Quiz. Cost: $10 per team. Performances 9 p.m.-closing unless noted. Ongoing: Mondays, “Celtic Mondays” with Geoffrey Castle, Dan Connolly and friends; Tuesdays, Jamdawgs; Thursdays, Dan Purser. 111 Central Way, Kirkland. 425-822-8940 or www.wilderover.com.

Dance

Adult Hip Hop and Salsa classes: 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Class taught by Terry McKinnon. Cost: Free for first class. Ballet Arts Center, 204 100th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-503-8977 or www.balletbellevue.org.

Belly dance classes with Zulaika: Intermediates: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Beginners: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Dance Academy of Bellevue, 626 120th Ave. N.E., Suite B-102. 425-649-2058 or www.pcauch.com.

Cameo/Carrabba dance: Classes available in tap dancing, dance exercise, jazz, hip hop and ballet. Call for location. 425-483-4272 or www.cameodance.com.

Clogging: 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays. It’s like “Riverdance”; fast, fun and no partner needed. Beginners, 6 p.m.; intermediate, 7 p.m.; advanced, 8 p.m. Cost: $40 per six-week session. ClogJam Clogging Club. Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th. Ave. N.E., Redmond. 425-556-2314 or www.clogjam-Washington.com.

Dance Sanctuary: 8 p.m. the second Saturday of the month. Lightly facilitated, freestyle dancing in an alcohol, smoke and drug-free environment. Enso Center, 8708 196th Ave. N.E., Redmond. 425-881-8598 or DanceSanctuary@gmail.com.

Hawaiian Hula dance classes: 4:45-5:45 p.m. Sundays, Advanced; 6-7 p.m. Sundays, Beginner/Intermediate. Classes taught by Laura Melelani Bergstrom. Issaquah Dance Theatre, 1575 N.W. Mall St., Issaquah. 206-818-5837.

South Bellevue line dance: 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays; 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesdays. Registration required. South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 425-452-4240 or www.dothedanceomt.com.

Kirkland line dance: 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, beginners. Drop-ins welcome. Peter Kirk Community Center, 352 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland. 425-587-3362 or www.dothedanceomt.com.

Learn to Dance: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Waltz, polka, hambo lesson and dance. Cost: $5. Kenmore Community Club, 7304 N.E. 175th St. entrocon@yahoo.com.

Mill Creek line dance classes: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wednesdays. Beginning classes. Drop-ins welcome. Sponsored by Mill Creek Senior Services. North Creek Presbyterian Church, 621 164th St. S.E., Mill Creek. 425-357-6002 or www.dothedanceomt.com.

Samena Square Dance Club: 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays. Club offers lessons in beginning square dance. Juanita Community Club, 13027 100th Ave. N.E., Kirkland. 425-823-6125 or 425-823-0571.

Scottish country dancing: 7 p.m. Tuesdays through May. Kirkland Woman’s Club, 407 First St. 425-488-7643 or www.rscds-seattle.org.

Sounds of Swing Big Band dance: 2-4 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. Dance to the music of the Sound of Swing Big Band. Cost: $3. North Bellevue Community and Senior Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-452-7681.

Swing dance lessons: Mondays-Fridays. Lessons in Lindy Hop, jitterbug, balboa and collegiate shag for all ages offered in small group classes and private lessons. Cost: $65 for six weeks. 425-891-1443 or www.alleycatsswing.com/calendar.

Yoga Trance Dance: 7:15-8:45 p.m. the second and last Fridays of the month. Playful style of yoga leads to a creative free flow dance. Cost: $15; free for ages 14 and younger. Flow Yoga of Redmond, 15744 Redmond Way, Redmond.

Readings/Books

SoulFood Poetry Night: 7-9:30 p.m. every third Thursday. Includes two featured readers and an open-mic reading. SoulFood Books Cafe, 15748 Redmond Way, Redmond. 425-881-5309 or www.soulfoodbooks.com.

Museums

Bellevue Arts Museum: Exhibits: Dec. 17-March 22, “Intertwined—Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection”; through Jan. 25, “Randy Shull: Crossing Boundaries”; Jan. 27-May 29, “American Quilt Classics: 1800-9180 The Bresler Collection”; through Feb. 8, “Tip Toland: Melt, The Figure in Clay”; through March 8, “Etsuko Ichikawa: Traces of the Molten State.” Ongoing events include monthly Tea and Tour, free First Friday Lectures, film screenings, tours and children’s “Drop-in Art” activities. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5-$7; free for ages 5 and younger and for all on the first Friday of the month. 510 Bellevue Way N.E. 425-519-0770 or www.bellevuearts.org.

Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art: Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5-$8; free for ages 4 and younger. 1116 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-455-1116 or www.dollart.com.

Galleries/Exhibits

Eastside Association of Fine Arts 33rd annual Open Exhibition: Through Dec. 11. Juried show features painting, sculpture and photography by more than 100 regional artists, and a Redmond High School student art show. Reception and awards ceremony, 3-6 p.m. Dec. 7. Exhibit hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Admission: Free. Redmond City Hall Lobby, 15670 N.E. 85th St. www.eafa.org.

ArtEAST: Art collective presents new “Collective Works” exhibits the first Friday of each month. Hours: 11-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Up Front Art, 48 Front St. N., Issaquah. 425-996-8553 or www.arteast.org.

ArtStage Gallery at Kirkland Performance Center: Hours: Noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and during scheduled performances. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

BCC Gallery Space: Exhibits: Through Dec. 10, “Bent, Turned and Fabricated” sculpture art by Julia Haack and Tom Gormally. Hours: Noon-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and Saturdays. Gallery Space, Room 271 of Bellevue Community College Building D, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue.

East Shore Gallery: Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. Narthex of East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue. 425-747-3780 or www.eastshoreunitarian.org.

Howard/Mandville Gallery: Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Cost: Free. 120 Park Lane Suite D, Kirkland. 425-889-8212 or www.howardmandville.com.

Kaewyn Gallery: Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. 10101 Main St., Bothell. 425-483-7385 or www.kaewyngallery.com.

Kirkland Arts Center: Events: Dec. 6-21, Holiday Arts Sale; 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 13, free “Art for All” gift card and wrapping paper making event; 6:30 p.m. the last Friday of the month, “ArtLuck” for artists to share food, show artwork and network. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Cost: Free. 620 Market St., Kirkland. 425-822-7161 or www.kirklandartscenter.org.

Kirkland Second Thursday: 6-8 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. Downtown galleries host receptions and feature new artists’ work. Downtown Kirkland. 425-889-8212 or 800-544-4712.

Lakeshore Gallery: Events: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 6, holiday open house with trunk show of jewelry by Roberta Martinez-Banks. Gallery showcases American-made art, with new featured artist each month. Hours: Open daily. Admission: Free. 107 Park Lane, Kirkland. 425-827-0606 or lakegalkirkland@comcast.net.

Open Satellite: Exhibits: Through Jan. 17, Chris Lipomi’s “YSKKI WAKIPI.” Hours: Noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; noon-8 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. 989 112th Ave. N.E., Suite 102, Bellevue. 425-454-7355 or www.opensatellite.org.

Parklane Gallery: Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. 130 Park Lane, Kirkland. 425-827-1462 or www.parklanegallery.com.

Pogacha of Bellevue: Exhibits: Through Dec. 6, “Wild Things!” photographs by Greg Schatzlein and Dusty Cavaliere; ; Dec. 6-Jan. 17, “Statements” paintings by Lucille Berkowitz. 119 106th Ave. N.E. 425-455-5670 or www.pogacha.com.

Pogacha of Issaquah: Exhibits: Through Dec. 6, “Statements” paintings by Lucille Berkowitz; Dec. 6-Jan. 17, “Thirst” acrylic paintings by David Repyak. 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd. 425-392-5550 or www.pogacha.com.

Rhino Studios & Gallery: Hours: Noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays; noon-7 p.m. Fridays; noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. 195 Front St. N., Studio B, Issaquah. 425-392-5040 or www.rhinostudios.net.

Family

Cougar Mountain Zoological Park: Zoo is home to cougars, reindeer, cranes, macaws, emu, lemurs, alpaca, wallabies and tigers. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Admission: $8-$10.50; free for children 1 and younger and members. 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah. 425-392-6278 or www.cougarmountainzoo.org.

KidsQuest Children’s Museum: Events: Dec. 6-7, Gingerbread Lane workshops and house judging contest; 1-2 p.m. Dec. 17, Snow-making workshop ($3). Ongoing attractions include “The Backyard,” a large-scale replica of backyard nature; “The PACCAR Garage,” a workshop for art, music and more; and “Waterways,” an area for building bridges, racing boats and more. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $7 for ages 1 and older; free for all 5-8 p.m. Fridays. Factoria Mall, 4091 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue. 425-637-8100 or www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Seattle Events

“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”: Dec. 3-28. Cost: $22-$81. The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. 206-625-1900, 888-584-4849 or www.5thavenue.org.

The Pajama Men—“Versus vs. Versus”: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, Dec. 4-20. Fast-paced physical comedy duo to perform. Cost: $12-$18. Annex Theatre, 1100 E. Pike St., Seattle. 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

The Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition XXII: 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Come hear more than 40 caroling teams competing in downtown Seattle. Pre-contest stage show by Arthur Murray Studio dancers at 5 p.m. Cost: $5 donation requested for Pike Market Senior Center and Downtown Food Bank. Westlake Plaza and Pine Street, from Third Avenue to Seventh Avenue, Seattle. www.figgypuddingpmsc.org.

“It’s a Wonderful Improvised Life”: 10:15 p.m. Dec. 5, 12 and 19. Improv show follows mainstage production of “The Christmas Foundling.” Cost: $10. Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., Seattle. 206-781-9707.

“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.

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.

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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

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: $33. Meany Hall at the University of Washington, 4001 University Way N.E., Seattle. 206-543-4880 or www.uwworldseries.org.

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

“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.

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.

“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 Pikes 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.

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.

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.

“A Rosa de Rio – The Rose of Rio”: Through Feb. 15. Features acrobatics, vaudevillian humor, contortionist tricks and cabaret music under the spiegeltent. Cost: $104-$170; includes five-course dinner. Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-802-0015 or www.zinzanni.org.

“Chicken Sunday”: 11 a.m. Feb. 21. Play tells the story of three best friends from different cultures. Presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre. Cost: $10-$12. Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-216-0833 or www.book-it.org.

“The Jungle Books”: 11 a.m. April 25. Presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre. Cost: $10-$12. Center House Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-216-0833 or www.book-it.org.