Holiday Shows Rules, But There’s More

Nov 27, 2018

Many of us get excited when the holiday season rolls around. We’re surrounded by good food, delicious and comforting drinks, and twinkling lights. Our taste in entertainment evolves as well. The annual Nutcracker ballet never gets old.
 
If you’re looking for a holiday show in Seattle, you’ve got plenty of options. The Pacific Northwest Ballet presents the Nutcracker and Unexpected Productions is hosting A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol. Taproot Theatre has Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley and the Seattle Children’s Theatre is performing The Velveteen Rabbit.
 
Other holiday activities like skating, festivals, and ice sculpting are going on throughout the city as well.
 
If you’re feeling a little bah humbug this year, then you can look forward to the Rolling Stones coming to town next spring. Get your tickets now and let the countdown begin!
 

Holidays At The Center Creates A Captivating World Of Child-Sized Delights

 
Thanksgiving weekend launches five weeks of delightful and inspiring child-sized activities at Seattle Center. Families will discover fun-filled experiences aplenty, from Holidays of Play at Pacific Science Center to the George Balanchine‘s The Nutcracker© at Pacific Northwest Ballet. In between, 25,000 outdoor holidays lights will guide their way. A stop at Seattle Center Winterfest reveals free child-created entertainment and family-friendly programming through Jan. 2, 2019, while those in search of the tasty sustenance necessary for optimal indulgence in youthful pursuits will find what they need at Seattle Center Armory eateries.
 
While Winterfest presents all-ages afternoon entertainment every weekend, and venues across the grounds bustle with live theatre, music and dance through the end of 2018, here are some of the special youth-created and youth-focused activities in the offing at Seattle Center:

Pick List: ‘In the Heights,’ Amy Schumer, Neil deGrasse Tyson

 
Pick List: ‘In the Heights,’ Amy Schumer, Neil deGrasse TysonFew are the Janeites who haven’t speculated about what happened to their favorite Austen characters after the weddings that end each of her canonical six novels—and some have even taken up their own quills to continue the stories. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon’s holiday-themed fanfic/play, centers bookish sister Mary (whom Austen treated as a bit of a running gag). GAVIN BORCHERT Taproot Theatre, taproottheatre.org. $25–$52. 7:30 p.m. Wed.–Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 21–Dec. 29.
 
Unexpected Production’s A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol is Dickens rewritten according to your suggestions. If you want, I guess Tiny Tim could die…. GB Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley, unexpectedproductions.org. $12–$20. Nov. 23–Dec. 23.
 
As America’s resident pop-culture astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s job is essentially shouting into the cosmic void in a relatable and personable way to try and shake some sense into people during this age of willful science denial and heightened anti-intellectualism. (Though he can also be a wet blanket when factually tearing apart sci-fi movies on Twitter.) Contextualizing why science matters will center two nights of talks: First, “Adventures in Science Literacy” highlights the bliss of knowledge and the foolishness of ignoring it; then “The Cosmic Perspective” tackles how viewing the Earth as a speck in the universe influences everything about our lives. SS The Paramount, stgpresents.org. Sold out. 7:30 p.m. Mon., Nov. 26–Tues., Nov. 27.

 

Pick List: ‘In the Heights,’ Amy Schumer, Neil deGrasse TysonThe Rolling Stones to perform in Seattle next May

 
The Rolling Stones will be rolling through Seattle during a U.S. concert tour next year.
 
The band returned to its blues roots in 2016 with the release of “Blue & Lonesome,” which earned the Stones a Grammy Award for best traditional blues album.
 
Tickets go on sale Nov. 30.

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