Jan 08

School bus driver strike is ‘all but imminent’ in Seattle

At a meeting that filled nearly every seat in the Local 174 Union auditorium, First Student school bus drivers voted by a margin of 85 percent to reject...

    School bus driver strike is 'all but imminent' in Seattle
    Seattle education officials are warning families that school bus service may be disrupted as soon as Tuesday. RELATED: To turn, or not to turn, in front of a school bus First Student, the company that runs buses for Seattle Public Schools, made a contract offer to its drivers' union, but that offer was voted down on Saturday, Jan.
    http://mynorthwest.com

Jan 05

First Thursday Gallery Walk in Seattle

Two iconic regional artists illuminate the darkness this winter at ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S..Marcio Díaz, known for his signature Bubblism painting style, and Elaine Hanowell creator of...

Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with a group show wherein gallery artists were asked to contribute...

Gallery I|M|A , 123 S. Jackson, opens from 6-8pm continuing their  Holiday Group Exhibition featuring a broad selection of paintings and sculptures (including ceramics, metal, glass, and various mixed media), from over 50 represented artists.

Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S.,opens 6-8pm for First Thursday featuring works by  SuttonBeresCuller, Norman Lundin and Whiting Tennis...

Prographica /KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S.,  debuts a new series of work by Zhi Lin. This provocative body of work conveys...

Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, invites all to the First Thursday Art Walk for the opening of two new curated...

    First Thursday Gallery Walk in Seattle
    Two iconic regional artists illuminate the darkness this winter at ArtXchange Gallery , 512 First Avenue S.. Marcio Díaz, known for his signature Bubblism painting style, and Elaine Hanowell creator of the much beloved lighted fish at the Dahlia Lounge, present new work in , opening First Thursday, December 7, 5-8pm and showing through January 20.
    http://www.seattleartblog.com

Jan 03

Anonymous donor issues ‘challenge grant’ for historic Puyallup mansion

Donations may be mailed or hand-delivered to the Meeker Mansion at 312 Spring St., Puyallup, WA 98372.

    Anonymous donor issues 'challenge grant' for historic Puyallup mansion
    The donor proposed a "$500 challenge grant." For every donation up to a grand total of $500 to help restore Meeker Mansion's ceiling art work, she plans to match. Share story A few days before Christmas, a message was left on the Meeker Mansion's answering machine.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

Jan 02

Colman Ferry Dock Reconstruction Underway, Ferry Schedule Changes Ahead

...continue to enter and exit the terminal from one primary location at the intersection of Yesler Way and Alaskan Way. A secondary exit will also remain at the intersection Marion Street and Alaskan Way. However...

...of Yesler Way and Alaskan Way. A secondary exit will also remain at the intersection Marion Street and Alaskan Way. However, the access points will have a small footprint...

    Colman Ferry Dock Reconstruction Underway, Ferry Schedule Changes Ahead " The Urbanist
    Seattle's Colman Ferry Dock is under heavy reconstruction to fully overhaul the ferry terminal for the first time in decades with new buildings-including a new terminal and entry building-and improved operations through a site redesign.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Dec 31

Iowa man dies after house fire in Waterloo

The Waterloo fire department said a neighbor reported the fire in the 100 block of Madison Street late Saturday night.

    Iowa man dies after house fire in Waterloo
    WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - A 63-year-old man has died after a weekend house fire in Waterloo, Iowa. The Waterloo fire department said a neighbor reported the fire in the 100 block of Madison Street late Saturday night. The only resident...
    https://www.seattletimes.com

Dec 28

No Clear Consensus on Routes 3/4

...keeping with this split feedback, Metro plans to study a variety of options using both James and Yesler.  The agency will study transit priority measures on James, to see if there is any...

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...geographic lines; First Hill Improvement Association and WHEEL (which operates a women’s shelter near 8th and James) opposed the change, while Yesler Terrace Community Council supported it.  Supporters cited better reliability and...

    No Clear Consensus on Routes 3/4
    Metro recently released a summary of community feedback on its proposal to move a short segment of routes 3 and 4 from James St to Yesler Wy. As we've come to expect with proposals to change the oldest parts of Metro's network, the feedback was deeply muddled.
    https://seattletransitblog.com

Dec 27

New Year’s Eve in Seattle: 55 parties to choose from

9 p.m., Stage Seattle, 172 S Washington St., Seattle; $15 (thestageseattle.com).

7 p.m., 10:30 p.m., The Triple Door, 216 Union St., Seattle; $90-$125 (thetripledoor.net).

8 p.m., Trinity Nightclub, 111 Yesler Way, Seattle; $20 (trinitynightclub.com).

9 p.m., Owl ‘N Thistle Irish Pub & Restaurant, 808 Post Alley, Seattle; free (owlnthistle.com).

8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., Comedy Underground, 109 S. Washington St., Seattle; $29.95-$79.95 (comedyunderground.com).

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7 p.m., Best Western Executive Inn, 200 Taylor Ave. N., Seattle; $110 (curvesband.com).

Music by Hobosexual, Cataldo, Smokey Brights, the Maldives, Sassy Black, Invisible Shivers and more. 8 p.m., Neptune Theatre, 1303 N.E. 45th, Seattle; $50 (800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com).

8 p.m., The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $20-$65 (theroyalroomseattle.com).

8 p.m., Substation Seattle, 645 N.W. 45th St., Seattle; $15-$20 (800-838-3006 or substationnye.brownpapertickets.com).

8 p.m., Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., Seattle; $25-$30 (neumos.com).

9 p.m., The Sunset, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle; $15 (sunsettavern.com).

10 p.m., Foundation Nightclub, 2218 Western Ave., Seattle; $35-$60 (foundation-nightclub.com).

8 p.m., Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; free (columbiacitytheater.com).

8 p.m., MBar, 400 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle; $60-$100 (mbarseattle.com).

9 p.m., Parliament Tavern, 4210 SW Admiral Way, Seattle; $10 (facebook.com/parliamenttavern).

9 p.m., Little Red Hen, 7115 Woodlawn Ave. N.E., Seattle; $10 (littleredhen.com).

8 p.m., Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., Seattle; $25-$30 (nectarlounge.com).

8 p.m., Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $55-$70 (nwdance.net/events/new-years-eve-dance).

8 p.m., Skylark Cafe & Club, 3803 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle; $8 (skylarkcafe.com).

9 p.m., High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., Seattle; $10-$20 (highdiveseattle.com).

9 p.m., El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., Seattle; $9.99-$25 (elcorazonseattle.com).

9 p.m., Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison, Seattle; $15 (chopsuey.com).

9 p.m., Tim’s Tavern, 602 N. 105th St., Seattle; $7 (facebook.com/Timstavern).

9 p.m., The Kraken, 5257 University Way N.E., Seattle; $10 (facebook.com/KrakenBarSeattle).

9 p.m., Conor Byrne Pub, 5140 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle; $10 (conorbyrnepub.com).

11:30 p.m., SeaMonster Lounge, 2202 N. 45th St., Seattle; $20 (seamonsterlounge.com).

9 p.m., Aston Manor, 2946 First Ave. S., Seattle; $40-$70 (astonmanornightclub.com).

9 p.m., Fremont Foundry, 154 N. 35th St. , Seattle; $43-$74 (eventbrite.com/e/bollywood-new-years-eve-tickets-12923676063?aff=efbeventtix).

6:30 p.m., Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., Seattle; $20-$120 (centuryballroom.com).

9 p.m., Club Sur, 2901 First Ave. S., Seattle; $30-$70 (seattleclubsur.com).

8 p.m., Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $69 (seattlebash.com).

8 p.m., Hale’s Palladium, 4301 Leary Way N.W. , Seattle; $50-$75 (moisturefestival.strangertickets.com).

7 p.m., Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $50 (800-838-3006 or brownpapertickets.com).

9 p.m., Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $80-$85 (pacificsciencecenter.org/spectra).

7 p.m., 10 p.m., Laughs Comedy Club Seattle, 5220 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle; $25-$55 (laughscomedyclub.com).

    New Year's Eve in Seattle: 55 parties to choose from
    Dec. 31, 2017, brings dozens of chances to party, with comedy, jazz, karaoke, Bollywood, DJs and more. Share story Whether your thing is comedy, jazz, karaoke, Bollywood, dancing or good old-fashioned rock 'n' roll, there's a New Year's Eve party in the Seattle area for you.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

Dec 22

This Week in Restaurant News: Tacos Chukís and Great State Burger Are in Expansion Mode

As we noted in September, Josh Henderson continues his march towards burger domination with another outpost slinging grass-finished beef burgers, crinkle-cut fries, and shakes. A new Great State Burger walkup window is officially open at Third and Spring downtown.

    This Week in Restaurant News: Tacos Chukís and Great State Burger Are in Expansion Mode
    Openings Great State Burger As we noted in September, Josh Henderson continues his march towards burger domination with another outpost slinging grass-finished beef burgers, crinkle-cut fries, and shakes. A new Great State Burger walkup window is officially open at Third and Spring downtown.
    https://www.seattlemet.com

Dec 14

Bakeman’s Restaurant closing — Owner Jason Wang is retiring

SEATTLE — Bakeman’s Restaurant, a cafeteria-style sandwich shop on 122 Cherry Street in Pioneer Square, is closing its doors on Dec. 22.

    Bakeman's Restaurant closing - Owner Jason Wang is retiring
    By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY SEATTLE - Bakeman's Restaurant, a cafeteria-style sandwich shop on 122 Cherry Street in Pioneer Square, is closing its doors on Dec. 22. Owner Jason Wang, whose father opened the shop in 1970, told Seattle Magazine he is turning 66 next year and plans to close the business before then.
    http://nwasianweekly.com

Dec 13

Community calendar: holiday markets, Art under $100, and more events

FRI Neighborhood vendors, live music, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Occidental Square, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (downtownseattle.org/holidays).

SAT Pancakes, sausage, visit from Santa, 10 a.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $15 by reservation (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).

THRU DEC. 26 Teddy bear wonderland, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle; free, donations for Seattle Children’s Hospital suggested (fairmont.com/seattle/activities-services/events-calendar/).

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...21-23; zoo open 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $9.95-$14.95 (206-548-2500 or zoo.org...

FRI-SUN Native American arts and crafts market, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle (206-431-1582 or facebook.com/events/1450432641671440/).

SAT Vintage holiday decorations, furniture, linens, fabric, housewares, jewelry, 35 vendors, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $3 (averyvintagemarket.com).

SAT Music, dance, local handmade arts and crafts vendors, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, John C. Little Sr. Park, 6961 37th Ave. S., Seattle (parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

SAT Art sale and raffles, all ages art lab, food trucks, 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle; free/VIP admission 1-2 p.m. $20 (southparkarts.org/).

SUN Eat, drink, shop local and handmade by 25 artists, live music, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, The Tractor, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle (facebook.com/events/1538015719596853/).

SUN Food truck festival, food and craft vendors, holiday themed activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Fremont Sunday Market, North 34th Street and Evanston Avenue North, Seattle (facebook.com/events/1953770621615268/).

FRI The Salvation Army and KOMO raise money and collect new, unwrapped toys for families in need this holiday season Friday, KOMO Plaza, 140 Fourth Ave. N., Seattle (866-944-3838 or komonews.com/station/donate-to-the-komo-toy-drive).

SUN Bowling, silent auction, holiday shop, cocktails, benefits local pets in need of emergency veterinary care; 3 p.m. Sunday, West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $10-$25 (frankiesfriends.org/washington).

FRI Dance lesson, 7:15 p.m.; dance to Cajun, swing, zydeco, holiday music; bar available, 8 p.m. Friday, Fraternal Order of Eagles #1, 8201 Lake City Way N.E., Seattle; $10 (gatorboyproductions.com/).

SAT Dance to the salsa and Latin jazz of Mamba Cadillac, 3 p.m. Saturday, Artspace Hiawatha, 843 Hiawatha Place S., Seattle; $10-$15 (206-861-2500 or MyWorldDance.com).

SAT Dance with music by the Buckaroosters, singles and couples, all ages welcome, 7 p.m. Saturday, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $15 (206-781-1238 or nwdance.net).

DEC. 21 Restaurant fifth anniversary celebration with five special pasta dishes, $20/plate, $12/tasting portion, $50/five tasting portions, 5 p.m. Dec. 21, Agrodolce, 709 N 35th St, Seattle; reservations recommended (206-547-9707 or agrodolcerestaurant.net).

FRI All ages event, preregister kids to get a toy, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry St., Seattle (206-684-4788 or parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

FRI Arts and crafts projects, holiday pictures, treats, for all ages, 6 p.m. Friday, International District/Chinatown Community Center, 719 Eighth Ave. S., Seattle; $2/per child (206-233-0042 or parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

SAT Treats, games, cookie decorating, for all ages, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E., Seattle (206-684-4753 or parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

SAT Holiday activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Yesler Terrace Community Center, 917 Yesler Way, Seattle (parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

SAT Empathy theme to brighten the world, celebrate humanity’s accomplishments, reflect on our past, and consider the future with food, light, song, and camaraderie, 4-9 p.m. Saturday, University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle (facebook.com/events/294609727722923/).

SAT Tour four decorated 19th Century buildings and homes with historically costumed docents, seasonal music, holiday treats, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Old Consulate Inn, 313 Walker Street, Port Townsend; $15, reservations recommended (op-s.net/yule).

...Dec. 20; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 21; 3 p.m. Dec. 23, Waterways Cruises, 2441 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $36.95-$62.95 (206-223-2060 or /waterwayscruises.com/holiday-cruises-festive...

ONGOING Holiday lights, decorations, a Seattle tradition since 1949, 4-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 4-9:30 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays through Dec. 31; Winter Solstice pedestrian night, Nov. 21; Northeast Park Road and Ravenna Boulevard, Seattle; food bank donations welcome.

...through Jan. 15; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $13.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai...

...of Horror Film,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $17-$33 (206-770-2700 or mopop.org...

...5 p.m. Wednesdays thru Sundays, until 7 p.m. Thursdays, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; $5-$7 (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org...

FRI Decorate gingerbread house, 5-7 p.m. Friday, Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. N.W., Seattle; $5 (206-684-4093 or parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

SUN A Puerto Rican cultural celebration with singers, dancers, music, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle (parkways.seattle.gov/2017/12/04/2017-holiday-events/).

FRI-SUN Based the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, as a live 1940s radio broadcast, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $18-$20 (206-937-1394 or twelfthnightproductions.org).

...p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays through Feb., Douglass-Truth Branch Library, 2300 E. Yesler Way, Seattle (206-684-4704 or spl.org/locations/douglass-truth-branch...

MON Presentation and discussion to increase understanding and move us toward more tolerant attitudes and positive communication; 2 p.m. Monday, The Brig Studio at Magnuson Park, 6344 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; free (206-525-6378 or nestseattle.org/news-events/).

TUE Industry Panel for all ages, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-414-8325 or abbeyarts.me).

    Community calendar: holiday markets, Art under $100, and more events
    A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Dec. 15-21, 2017. Share story FRI-SUN Adoption fees waived on all cats ages 1 and older, 11 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Seattle Humane, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-274-1500 or seattlehumane.org).
    https://www.seattletimes.com

Dec 13

When can Public Infrastructure be Repurposed?

The conversation over the tunnel’s future continues tonight with a free panel discussion to explore alternative solutions for the tunnel co-hosted by Recharge the Battery and Design in Public starting at 6:30 pm at Seattle’s Center for Architecture and Design at 1010 Western Avenue.

    When can Public Infrastructure be Repurposed?
    When the Alaskan Way Viaduct undergoes demolition next year, WSDOT plans to use the Battery Street Tunnel as a disposal site for the Viaduct's debris, but a group of residents is pushing for a second life for the 65-year old tunnel.
    https://seattletransitblog.com

Dec 12

Where to Dine Out on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

$$$ American/New American 99 Union St

$$ Asian Fusion, Northwest, Oyster Bar 110 Stewart Street

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$$$$ American/New American 6049 Seaview Ave NW

$$$$ American/New American 952 E Seneca St

$$$ Continental 1411 N 45th St

Holding down the corner of First and Bell is this sweet-spirited spot with raw timbers, lofty ceilings, long tables, and a drop-in ambiance—Belltown’s versio...

$$ Gastropub 200 Bell Street

$$$ Italian 709 North 35th Street

$$ 4012 Leary Way NW

    Where to Dine Out on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
    Thanksgiving might be the ultimate culinary holiday, but Christmas is a close second. After all, can pumpkin pie really measure up to hot cocoa, eggnog, candy canes, and gingerbread men? Whether you're dreaming of pillowy gnocchi, glazed ham, or the aforementioned sweet treats, these 12 spots guarantee a worthy Christmas meal without the scary cleanup job.
    https://www.seattlemet.com

Dec 11

Future Transit Upgrades Coming to Columbia Street

Reconstruction of Columbia Street west of First Avenue is a small element of the larger Waterfront Seattle project, which will completely remake Seattle...

    Future Transit Upgrades Coming to Columbia Street " The Urbanist
    Road construction begins today on Columbia Street to deliver future transit improvements. The first phase of the project is focused on a stretch of road between First Avenue and Third Avenue. The street is a vital one-way conduit for traffic and transit in the Midtown office core, which leads to an SR-99 on-ramp.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Dec 11

Curbed cup 1st round: Pioneer Square (8) v Fremont (9)

The arts scene remains resilient, too—it’s not just legacy galleries here, but new ones, like Party Hat. (Almost helps make up for the demise of 619 Western.)

    Curbed cup 1st round: Pioneer Square (8) v Fremont (9)
    Seattle's oldest neighborhood has a lot going on: It's traditionally Seattle's arts district, home of the First Thursday Art Walk and perhaps the highest concentration of galleries in the city. Its artsy rep, exposed-brick lofts, and proximity downtown makes it a popular living destination.
    https://seattle.curbed.com

Dec 07

Imagining a Post-Carbon Transportation System

The opening reception for the free exhibit is today between 6pm – 8pm and will run through February 17, 2018, at the Center for Architecture & Design located at 1010 Western Avenue.

    Imagining a Post-Carbon Transportation System
    As automobiles began taking over cities in the early 1900s, an exhibit at the 1939 New York World's fair titled "Futurama" gave visitors a glimpse of a city twenty years in the future where cars ruled the landscape.
    https://seattletransitblog.com

Dec 07

Community calendar: Seattle Humane shelter opening, Cookiefest, Jingle Bell Run

SAT Entertainment, activities and treats for dogs and people, dog costume contest, dog park, “Barket Market” vendors, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Occidental Square, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (downtownseattle.org/events/holidays/).

FRI Tour the mansion with Christmas decorations by candlelight, entertainment, hot cider, cookies; benefits Paint the Mansion Fund, 5 p.m. Friday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $6 (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).

...tastings by featured craft brewers, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Pike Place Market Atrium Kitchen, First Avenue and Pike Street, Seattle; $48 (206-829-9525 or www.facebook.com/events/392130454539180...

...historic trolley and motorbuses; no food or beverages allowed, 7 p.m. Saturday, MEHVA tours, Second Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; $5, children age 5 and younger free; ORCA, Metro transfers, tickets, or passes not...

THRU DEC. 26 Teddy bear wonderland, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle; free, donations for Seattle Children’s Hospital suggested (fairmont.com/seattle/activities-services/events-calendar/).

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SAT Antiques, vintage, arts and crafts by 60 vendors, snack bar; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-638-8813 or seattlelakecitylions.org).

...household linens, backpacks, handbags; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, North Seattle Friends Church, 7740 24th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-525-8800 or northseattlefriends.org...

SAT Arts and crafts by local vendors, music, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-684-7534).

SAT Sale of 2500 books, sorted into 30 categories and all priced between 50 cents and $2, bake sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime Learning Center, 6208 60th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-949-8882 or lifetimelearningcenter.org).

SAT Food-related items, cocktails, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Stocked Studios, 4501 Shilshole Ave. N.W., Seattle (www.facebook.com/events/1528077203924340/).

SUN Eat, drink, shop local and handmade by 25 artists, live music, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, The Tractor, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle (www.facebook.com/events/1538015719596853/).

FRI Bingo games, drag queen entertainment, food and drinks available, 6 p.m. Friday, Southeast Seattle Senior Center, 4655 S. Holly St., Seattle; $25/at the door (206-722-0317 or sessc.org).

...Seattle Helpline, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, First Lutheran Church of West Seattle, 4105 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; $5/person or $15/family with nonperishable food donation from each person; if no...

PLAN AHEAD The Salvation Army and KOMO raise money and collect new, unwrapped toys for families in need this holiday season, Dec. 15, KOMO Plaza, 140 Fourth Ave. N., Seattle (komonews.com/station/donate-to-the-komo-toy-drive).

SAT Dance class, 7 p.m.; dance 2-step, waltz, Zydeco step, swing, blues to Louisiana music, 8 p.m. Saturday, Fraternal Order of Eagles #1, 8201 Lake City Way N.E., Seattle; $15 (206-724-4471 or swampsoulband.com).

FRI Ceremonial tapping of Bete Blanche Belgian-style Tripel, music; proceeds from Bete Blanche sold during the event benefit Bailey-Boushay House for people with chronic illness, 7 p.m. Friday, 1221 Pike St., Seattle (facebook.com/events/130136064364537/).

PLAN AHEAD Lurfisk/lutefisk, Swedish or Norwegian style, meatballs, live music, glögg, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $35, reserve by Dec. 12 (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org).

DEC. 14 Dinner meeting, speaker Lesley J. Gordon, author of “A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War,” 6 p.m. Dec. 14, China Harbor, 2040 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; $21 includes dinner (206-524-4434 or pscwrt.org).

...trolley rides, art walk, specials at participating businesses, pub crawl; 6-10 p.m. Friday, Phinney Avenue North and Greenwood Avenue North, from the Zoo to North 87th Street; Greenwood/Phinney Art Walk, on Phinney Avenue North...

SAT Holiday photos, kids’ craft activities, games, music, food, bring a new, unwrapped toy for Treehouse and canned and nonperishable items for Rainier Valley Food Bank, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S., Seattle (206-386-1919).

...ambience, 4:30-7:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; nonperishable food bank donations requested (206-784-0780 or parkways.seattle.gov/2017/11...

SAT-DEC. 31 Holiday lights, decorations, a Seattle tradition since 1949, 4-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 4-9:30 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays through Dec. 31; Winter Solstice pedestrian night, Dec. 21, Northeast Park Road and Ravenna Boulevard, Seattle; food bank donations welcome.

...treats including kringle and glögg, Santa visit, 2 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Danish Center, 1833 N. 105th St., Seattle; $10-$15, preregister (206-523-3263 or northwestdanish.org/julestue...

...available from TASTE Cafe, food trucks, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 14, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free, preregistration requested, not required (seattleartmuseum.org/visit/calendar/events?eventid=57437...

FRI Sea songs celebrate our connections to the sea, ships, sailors, fun and easy to sing for all ages; folk singer Tom Rawson leads the singalong, 8 p.m. Friday, Virginia V Steamer, 860 Terry Ave. N., Suite 223, Seattle; free (206-447-9800 or nwseaport.org).

FRI Live radio theater performance with all-star local cast and live music, 8 p.m. Friday, University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 N.E. 43rd St., Seattle; $5-$15 (townhallseattle.org).

FRI-SUN Based the classic 1946 Frank Capra film, as a live 1940s radio broadcast, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Dec. 15-16, 3 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 10, Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $18-$20 (206-937-1394 or twelfthnightproductions.org).

SAT Kid-friendly performance by percussionist Thione Diop sharing music and culture of West Africa, 11 a.m. Saturday, The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $5, free for kids (townhallseattle.org).

SAT Live music performances for all ages, jazz, blues, rock, R&B and country music, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Dusty Strings Acoustic Music Shop, 3406 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle (206-634-1662 or dustystrings.com).

SAT Tara Academy Irish Dancers, music, storytelling, songs of the season, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $12-$31 (magicalstrings.com).

SUN Admiral Choir, community singalong, cookies, 3 p.m. Sunday, Admiral Congregational Church, 4320 S.W. Hill St., Seattle; free (206-932-2928 or admiralchurch.org/events/).

MON Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Ballard High School, 1418 N.W. 65th St., Seattle; free, reserved seating by donation (ballardperformingarts.org).

SUN, WED Classical music performances, 3 p.m. Sunday, West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-684-7444); and noon Wednesday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or spl.org).

...for Social Responsibility and Washington Against Nuclear Weapons, 6 p.m. Sunday, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; free, preregister (wpsr.org/wpsr-events/2017/12/10/we-can-ban-the-bomb...

SUN Professional gift wrapper shares tips and tricks, 2 p.m. Sunday, University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle; free, no registration required (206-634-3400 or ubookstore.com).

...p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays through Feb., Douglass-Truth Branch Library, 2300 E. Yesler Way, Seattle (206-684-4704 or spl.org/locations/douglass-truth-branch...

    Community calendar: Seattle Humane shelter opening, Cookiefest, Jingle Bell Run
    A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Dec. 8-14, 2017. Share story SAT Entertainment, activities and treats for dogs and people, dog costume contest, dog park, "Barket Market" vendors, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Occidental Square, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle ( downtownseattle.org/events/holidays/).
    https://www.seattletimes.com

Dec 07

First Thursday Seattle Art Walk

Two iconic regional artists illuminate the darkness this winter at ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S..Marcio Díaz, known for his signature Bubblism painting style, and Elaine Hanowell creator of...

Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm  with Casey McGlynn’s Look Through My Things, Figure Me Out...

Frederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue, presents a special exhibition of the works of Walter Quirk in honor of the celebrated...

Gallery I|M|A , 123 S. Jackson, opens from 6-8pm with a celebratory Holiday Group Exhibition featuring a broad selection of paintings and sculptures (including ceramics, metal, glass, and various mixed media), from over 50 represented artists.

Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with work by Joe Max Emminger in an exhibition titled Our...

Prographica /KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue, opens from 6-8pm with two solo exhibitions by local artists Fred Birchman (Seattle) and...

STUDIO 103, 306 S. Washington Street, is a collaboration of 5 artists-in-residence in the Tashiro Kaplan Building in Seattle...

Pioneer Square artists at the Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts, 115 Prefontaine Pl. S. , are having their 13th Annual Open House on First Thursday, December 7, 6pm – 10pm. This...

The Stonington Gallery, `125 S. Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with “The Sky World.” This completes the three-year series of...

Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street,  presents Torture and Deliriums Like These, a solo exhibition of  paintings by contemporary artist, Gregory...

Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1201 Western Avenue, presents their 56th Annual Holiday Group Exhibition. The First Thursday opening reception is from 5:30-8:30pm. Shown at the right by Mark Tobey.

    First Thursday Seattle Art Walk
    Two iconic regional artists illuminate the darkness this winter at ArtXchange Gallery , 512 First Avenue S.. Marcio Díaz, known for his signature Bubblism painting style, and Elaine Hanowell creator of the much beloved lighted fish at the Dahlia Lounge, present new work in , opening First Thursday, December 7, 5-8pm and showing through January 20.
    http://www.seattleartblog.com

Dec 04

A Festival of Lessons & Carols features Ballard and West Seattle students

200 University Street, Seattle

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1245 10th Avenue East, Seattle

4210 SW Genesee Street, Seattle

5816 15th Avenue NW, Seattle

    A Festival of Lessons & Carols features Ballard and West Seattle students
    The Northwest Boychoir proudly presents its 39th annual A Festival of Lessons & Carols concert series featuring eight regional performances in December. These holiday concerts showcase the 90-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle. The local performance is at St. Alphonsus Church on Thursday, December 21st.
    https://www.westsideseattle.com

Nov 30

5 Winter Cocktails to Warm You

$$ Small Plates 116 1st Ave S

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$$ Asian Fusion 403 N 36th St

Late Night 8505 Greenwood Ave North

Editors Pick, Late Night, Romantic, Singles Scene 2311 NW Market St

Nov 29

Warm up with a cocktail: 5 great Old-Fashioneds to try at Seattle bars

116 First Ave. S., Seattle (206-946-1283, damntheweather.com)

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Ocho, 2325 N.W. Market St., Seattle (206-784-0699, on Facebook)

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    Warm up with a cocktail: 5 great Old-Fashioneds to try at Seattle bars
    It turns out an Old-Fashioned doesn't have to be whiskey-based. Some have rum, cognac and more. Try these five great varieties to get you through the winter. Share story Around here, the Old-Fashioned is the drink of choice during these cold, damp days. These boozy sippers pop up more during happy hour now than any other season.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

Nov 28

Seattle's Coziest Dining Destinations

$$$ Italian 411 First Ave S

$$ Italian 409 First Ave S

$$$ American/New American 99 Union St

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$$$ Oyster Bar, Seafood, Small Plates 2501 N Northlake Way

$$$ Small Plates 1531 Melrose Ave

$$$$ American/New American 2411 Alaskan Way

$$ Mexican 1000 E Pike St

$$ American/New American 3621 Stone Way N

$$$$ American/New American, Continental 2576 Aurora Ave N

$$ French 5307 Ballard Ave NW

    Seattle's Coziest Dining Destinations
    Bastille Cafe and Bar With its French subway tile and vintage fixtures, Bastille delivers a lively shot of Paris to Ballard Ave. Few restaurants have mastered ambience like this one-from the speakeasylike Back Bar (anchored with a crystal chandelier big as Marie Antoinette's hair) to the breezy patio.
    https://www.seattlemet.com

Nov 27

This Holiday, Take A Holiday In Seattle

216 Union St.

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400 Broad St.

    This Holiday, Take A Holiday In Seattle
    With the holiday season now in full swing, this is the time of year when we should all be relaxing and reconnecting with distant friends and family. Unfortunately, two recent studies have shown that a large percentage of Americans feel more stressed than jolly during the holidays.
    http://seattle.cbslocal.com

Nov 25

Officers Corral Prolific Car Prowler Downtown Wednesday Afternoon

West Precinct Anti-Crime Team Officers were patrolling in the 1200 block of Western Avenue at 1 p.m. Wednesday when they heard a dispatcher sending officers to a nearby...

...that witnesses described, due to a distinctive pink backpack he stole, near the intersection of 1 Avenue and University Street. Officers noticed the suspect had picked up a green purse in the time between the...

    Officers Corral Prolific Car Prowler Downtown Wednesday Afternoon
    Anti-Crime Team Officers on patrol in Downtown Wednesday afternoon helped corral a prolific car prowler after they spotted him trying to leave the scene of a recent break-in. West Precinct Anti-Crime Team Officers were patrolling in the 1200 block of Western Avenue at 1 p.m.
    http://spdblotter.seattle.gov

Nov 23

Community calendar: Celebrate the holidays and Jimi Hendrix’s 75th Birthday, and take an Opt Outside Walk

SAT Meeker Mansion decorated for Christmas, craft vendors throughout rooms, hot cider, cookies, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup; $6 admission benefits mansion restoration, $1 discount with food bank donation (253-848-1770 or meekermansion.org).

...light holiday tree and lights throughout the Market, 5 p.m. Saturday, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle (pikeplacemarket.org/events/magic-in-the-market-holiday-celebration...

DEC. 1 Celebrate Freeway Park illuminations with hot chocolate, bonfire, Dickens Carolers, 4:30 p.m., parade to Figgy Pudding event at Westlake Park at 6 p.m. Dec. 1; Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle (freewayparkassociation.org).

ONGOING Teddy bear wonderland, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily Nov. 23-Dec. 26, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle; free, donations for Seattle Children’s Hospital suggested (fairmont.com/seattle/activities-services/events-calendar/).

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FRI-SUN Artist vendors with art, native crafts, regalia, jewelry, clothing, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle (206-431-1582 or duwamishtribe.org/events.html).

SAT Art, crafts, quilts, vendors, baked goods, food concession, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Alki Masonic Hall, 4736 40th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-650-5491).

...2-$6 items at 30 neighborhood restaurants, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle (ethnicseattle.com...

SAT Vendors from Seattle Made selling a variety of holiday gifts, wearables, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Broadway Market, 401 Broadway Ave. E., Seattle (facebook.com/events/176289476294846/).

SAT-SUN See and buy crystals, stones, gems, jewelry, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, East West Bookshop, 6407 12th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-523-3726 or eastwestbookshop.com).

SAT-SUN Craft market features comic book and pop culture inspired apparel, toys, jewelry, art, free make-and-take craft activity for kids, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, 6310 N.E. 74th St., Seattle (facebook.com/events/1993251130905095/).

SUN Shop for unique gifts, learn about upcoming NAAM events; 20% off purchase with donation of two cans of food, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or naamnw.org/events/).

PLAN AHEAD Nature-inspired gifts, fresh greens, crafts, botanical decorations; proceeds benefit the Arboretum, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle (206-325-4510 or arboretumfoundation.org/).

PLAN AHEAD 37th annual fair, arts and crafts by 115 vendors, entertainment, food vendors; supports PNA’s programs for kids, seniors and community; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2, Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (206-783-2244 or phinneycenter.org).

FRI Walk 2.4 mile paved trail around the park, all proceeds benefit Rainier Valley Food Bank, noon Friday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $35 (walkofgratitude.org).

TUE Taste Champagne, sparkling wines, learn about styles, 6 p.m. Tuesday, South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $75 (206-934-5339 or southseattle.edu/).

...8:30 p.m. Friday-Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-Jan. 1; Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $7.95-$11.95 (zoo.org/wildlights...

...craft activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; MOHAI admission $13.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free, $2 off admission...

SAT Holiday entertainment for all ages, snacks, Santa visits, 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Bergen Place Park, 5420 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-784-9705 or visitballard.com/events/ballard-holidayfest/).

SUN Part of parade of decorated boats on Lake Union and Lake Washington, holiday buffet, beverages available; 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Waterways Cruises, 2441 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $36.95-$62.95 (206-223-2060 or /waterwayscruises.com/holiday-cruises-festive).

DEC. 1-3 26th annual exhibit of hundreds of Nativities from 100 countries and territories around the world, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 3, Messiah Lutheran Church, 7050 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-524-0024).

ONGOING See Santa’s reindeer Dasher and Blitzen, model train village, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., “Meet the Reindeer” sessions with photo ops, 10 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).

...guest Janie Hendrix, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $17-$28 (206-770-2700 or mopop.org...

WED Retired NASA Antarctic glaciologist Dr. Robert Bindschadler explains why we need to reduce carbon emissions with “Taming Bigfoot Seattle” fun and educational event, 7 p.m. Wednesday, El Centro De La Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S., Seattle (tamingbigfootseattle.org).

PLAN AHEAD Explore six historic and contemporary homes via shuttle service, craft fair at community club; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2, Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S., Seattle; $35-$40 (mountbaker.org).

FRI Volkssport 5k or 10k walks, 10 a.m. Friday, Don Armeni Park, 1222 Harbor Ave. S.W., Seattle (ava.org/OptOutside2017.php).

    Community calendar: Celebrate the holidays and Jimi Hendrix's 75th Birthday, and take an Opt Outside Walk
    A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Nov. 24-30, 2017. Share story FRI Adoption fees waived for all black, black-spotted and black-striped cats and kittens available, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; also, adoption fees waived for all pets ages 7 and older through Nov. 30, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

Nov 22

Where to drink during Black Friday shopping in Seattle and Bellevue

Bernard’s on Seneca, 315 Seneca St., Seattle (206-623-5110 or bernardsonseneca.com)

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Oliver’s Lounge, inside the Mayflower Park Hotel, 405 Olive Way, Seattle (206-623-8700 or mayflowerpark.com/olivers-lounge)

    Where to drink during Black Friday shopping in Seattle and Bellevue
    Braving the malls on Black Friday? These are great spots to take a break in downtown Seattle and downtown Bellevue. Share story For those who avoid the lazy lure of Amazon to brave the cold on Black Friday, we offer you drink recommendations. Don't want to deal with the mayhem at the chain restaurants?
    https://www.seattletimes.com

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