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Kirkland Holiday Events | Dec. 17

Emerald Ballet Theatre will perform “The Nutcracker” at 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 20, and 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. For details and tickets, call 425-408-7988 or 800-992-8499, or visit www.npacf.org. - Photo by Heather VanSteenburgh
Emerald Ballet Theatre will perform “The Nutcracker” at 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 20, and 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. For details and tickets, call 425-408-7988 or 800-992-8499, or visit www.npacf.org.
— image credit: Photo by Heather VanSteenburgh

Holiday Events

Argosy Christmas Ships Festival: Dec. 18-23. Festive lighted ships will launch from and visit Kirkland for holiday concerts on the water. All are welcome to view from shore. See Web site for times, details. www.argosycruises.com.

St. John Vianney Holiday Tree Sale: Through Dec. 21. Help support local high school students earn their way to Tijuana to build homes. Hours: 5-9 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. St. John Vianney Church, 12600 84th Ave. N.E., Kirkland. 425-823-6840 or goodwin123@verizon.net.

Kiwanis Christmas Tree Sale: Through Dec. 24 or till sold out. Proceeds go toward various service projects sponsored by Kirkland Kiwanis. 1010 Lake St. S. www.kirkland.kiwanis.org.

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.

Music

KPC Old Fashioned Holiday Extravaganza: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 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.

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. Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra to perform with guest vocalist Dee Daniels. 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 and Jan. 25. Cost: Free. University House, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road, Issaquah. 206-622-6882 or www.lmcseattle.org.

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.

Judy Fowlis: 8 p.m. Feb. 21. Scottish folk musician Fowlis to perform. Cost: $15-$28. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-408-7988, 800-992-8499 or www.npacf.org.

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