OUT & ABOUT For the week of Dec. 6

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Sococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.

A Victorian Country Christmas: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 6; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 7. Features strolling musicians, Christmas displays, food and wine demonstrations, and a Singing Nativity. Admission: $8-$9.50; free for children 5 and younger. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. www.thefair.com.

Victorian Farmhouse Christmas at Neely Mansion: 1 and 3 p.m. Dec. 6. Features decorated rooms, heirloom displays, sweet and savory buffet table and holiday music. Cost: $10; advance registration required. Neely Mansion, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road. 253-833-2116.

Grand Victorian Gala and Victorian High Tea: Dec. 13, 14 and 21. Gala on Dec. 13 features Victorian black-tie event with food, entertainment and silent auction. High tea Dec. 14 and 21 features leisurely teatime and live piano music. Cost: $50 for gala; $15 for high tea. Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup. 253-848-1770 or www.meekermansion.org.

“Santa Claws” Cat Expo: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 13-14. Admission: $5-$7; free for ages 12 and younger. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. www.themaineevent.org.

Washington Arms Collectors Show: Dec. 13-14. Cost: $7. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. www.washingtonarmscollectors.org.

Morford Family Carousel: Fridays-Mondays through Dec. 29. Classic 1940s Venetian-style carousel open for the holidays. Hours: 4-9 p.m. Fridays; noon-9 p.m. Saturdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays; 4-8 p.m. Mondays. Closed Dec. 25. Cost: $1 donation. Town Square Plaza, corner of Second Avenue and Harrison Street, Kent. 253-395-1240, ext. 100.


Rainier Chorale Holiday Concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6; 2 p.m. Dec. 7. Kent United Methodist Church, 11010 S.E. 248th St., Kent. 206-835-8888.

Sonoro—“Northwest Christmas”: 7 p.m. Dec. 6. Community choir to perform seasonal favorites. Kent Lutheran Church, 336 Second Ave. S. 253-852-2057 or www.kentlutheran.com.

Red, White and Blue Holiday Concert: 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Features 133rd Army Band of the Washington National Guard and 56th Army Band with The Valley Chorale. Cost: Non-perishable food items for Auburn Food Bank. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. 235-931-3043.

Magical Strings 22nd annual Celtic Yuletide Concert: 3 p.m. Dec. 7. Pam and Philip Boulding perform with their five children, grandchildren and guests, providing an afternoon of enchanting Yuletide music. Part of Kent’s Spotlight Series. Cost: $16-$20. Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center, 10020 S.E. 256th St., Kent. 253-856-5051 or www.kentarts.com.

Auburn Mountainview High School Winter Choral Concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Cost: Free. Theater at Mountainview, 28900 124th Ave. S.E., Auburn. musicfog@yahoo.com.

Bottom Line Duo: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Light humor meets series music in this double bass and cello concert for all ages. Part of the Live at the Ave series. Cost: $15-$17. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

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

Federal Way Chorale—“The Great Mystery and Wonder of Christmas”: 8 p.m. Dec. 13; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 14. Cost: $15-$18; free for ages 12 and younger. St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 515 S. 312th St., Federal Way. 253-250-3326 or www.fwchorale.com.


Baker Street Books: 7 p.m. various Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz. Dec. 19, Christmas Jazz Sing-along. Baker Street Books, 32709 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2131.

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

Cutters Point Coffee: Live music various evenings. Times are 6:30 p.m. unless noted. Cost: Free; tips appreciated. 16739 S.E. 272nd St., Covington. 253-639-3458.

Firecreek Grill and Raw Bar: 9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, live music; 8 p.m. Mondays, open mic for all ages. No cover. 2019 W. Meeker St., Kent. 253-856-5170.

Gonzo’s Bar and Grill: Ongoing: 9 p.m. Wednesdays, karaoke. Open to ages 21 and older. 15423 S.E. 272nd St., Suite 101, Kent. www.gonzosbarandgrill.com.

Interchange Bar & Grill: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, karaoke. Open to ages 21 and older. 8429 S. 228th St., Kent. 253-854-5650 or www.interchangebar-grill.com.

Kona Kai Coffee Company: Performances are 7 p.m. unless noted. 124 Fourth Ave. S., Kent. 206-931-6111.

Pat’s Bar and Grill: All performances 8 p.m.-midnight unless otherwise noted. Performers: Dec. 12, Boneyard. 114 Railroad Ave. N., Kent. 253-852-7287 or www.patsbar.com.

The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: Dec. 12, Randy Hansen; Dec. 26-27, Dog Leg Preacher. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.


“Oh Horrors!, It’s Murder”: 7 p.m. Dec. 6. Presented by Meridian Middle School. Cost: $4 general admission; $3 with ASB card. 23400 120th Ave. S.E., Kent. 253-373-7383.

“Not a Creature was Stirring”: 7 p.m. Dec. 6; 10 a.m. Dec. 7. Presented by Kidz 4 Christ Musical Theater. Cost: Free. Bonney Lake Baptist Church, 6221 Myers Road, Bonney Lake. Also 10 a.m. Dec. 14 at White River Presbyterian Church, 526 12th St. S.E., Auburn. 253-222-1507 or 253-222-1580.

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

“The Odd Couple”: Through Dec. 7. Comedy about two best friends who, finding themselves divorced, move in together and drive each other crazy. Cost: $7-$9. Bleha Center for the Performing Arts at Green River Community College, 12401 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111.

“Sister’s Christmas Catechism—The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. CSI meets Bethlehem in this comic Christmas story. Part of Kent’s Spotlight Series. Cost: $15-$26. Kentwood High School Performing Arts Center, 25800 164th Ave. S.E., Covington. 253-856-5051 or www.kentarts.com.

“Slightly Illusional’s Arctic Express”: 2 p.m. Dec. 13. Show takes the audience on an imaginary train ride to learn about winter holidays celebrated all over the world. Part of the Avenue Kids series, aimed at children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Cost: $6. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

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

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

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”: Through Dec. 21. Presented by Auburn Regional Theatre. Cost: $15-$20. Auburn Mountainview Theater, 28900 124th Ave. S.E., Auburn. 253-929-6680 or www.auburnregionaltheatre.org.


Radio Theater of Thrills: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Radio drama listeners of all ages can enjoy broadcasts from “Radio’s Outstanding Theater of Thrills.” Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-856-5164.


Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum: Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Admission: $10 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; free for ages 4 and younger. 5917 S. 196th St., Kent. 206-764-9453.

Kent Historical Society Museum: Events: Noon-4 p.m. Dec. 13, Kent Historical Museum Holiday Open House. Exhibits: Through Dec. 19, “Kenjiro Nomura: An Artist’s View of the Japanese American Internment.” Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Admission: $1. Bereiter House, 855 E. Smith St., Kent. 253-854-4330 or www.kenthistoricalmuseum.org.


Highline Community College Library Gallery: Exhibits: Through Dec. 19, “Massification Project: The Photography of Eric Tomberlin.” Admission: Free. 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines. http://flightline.highline.edu/exhibits/index.php.

Kent Centennial Center Gallery: Exhibits: Through Jan. 2, photography by Blue Earth Alliance. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 400 W. Gowe St., Kent. 253-856-5050, www.ci.kent.wa.us/arts.

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

Seattle Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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