However you observe the season, I wish you and yours a festive and joyous conclusion to 2017 and a prosperous and healthy new year.
This is my last announcement list for 2017. I’m taking next week off to celebrate the holidays with my family. See you next year!
Happening This Week
12/18 Mon. 5:00 pm
Adriana Giordano Trio
Triple Door Musiquarium (Downtown)
“I’ll be singing some bossas, sambas, baiãos and MPB tunes with Marco de Carvalho on guitar and Brad Gibson on drums.”
12/18 Mon. 6:30 pm
Design Thinking and the City with Robin Mazumder
Queen Anne Community Center (Queen Anne)
“Interactive interview with renowned and award winning Canadian urban scientist, Robin Mazumder. He will be discussing how to lead change in communities, and how technology and immersive realities are changing how people experience their cities.”
12/19 Tues. 7:30 pm
Nerd Nite Seattle: Hoth-y Holidays
High Dive (Fremont)
“Join the Resistance for some extra special nerdery! In addition to a very special TBA speaker, we will be having trivia, games, and other Star Wars specials. Come in an ugly holiday sweater or Star Wars gear for $1 off entry!”
12/21 Thurs. 6:00 pm
Feast of the Winter Solstice
4111 Aurora Ave N (Fremont)
“Annual gathering of the Fremont Arts Council community to celebrate the longest night of the year. This lavish and artful celebration and ritual is created by the revelers themselves – the decorations, the costumes and the potluck dishes to share. Join us at our planning meetings, workshops, and build parties coming up on our calendar!”
12/22 Fri. 6:00 pm
Black & Tan Hall-i-Day Celebration
Black & Tan Hall (Rainier Valley)
“The Black & Tan Hall invites all friends, family, neighbors, and supporters to join us in lighting up the winter night with a celebration of creativity and community.”
12/27 Wed. 12:30 pm
Christian Swenson & Friends Play Human Jazz
Seattle Center (Queen Anne)
My friend “Christian Swenson has an extensive background in dance, mime, voice and improvisation. He is known for his pioneering work in what he calls ‘Human Jazz,’ a global fusion of dance/drama/music for body and voice.” Always a super-fun performance. Great for kids of all ages.
Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band
Jazz Alley (Downtown)
“For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straight-ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources.” This run includes a special New Years Eve show.
12/30 Sat. 8:00 pm
Nectar Lounge (Fremont)
“MarchFourth is a joy-inducing force of entertainment, blending brassy funk, rock, and jazz, with a visual dazzle of acrobats, stilters and more.”
12/31 Sun. 8:00 pm
New Year’s Eve parties
all over town
If you’re looking for something to do New Year’s Eve, The Stranger’s events listing has about 200 options for you.
Get These Noteworthy Events on Your Calendar
1/1/18 Mon. 11:00 am
Polar Bear Plunge
Matthews Beach Park (Matthews Beach)
Join me in the most invigorating way to start your new year. “Jump in the water with a ginormous group of revelers welcoming in the new year with a sense of rejuvenation and renewal as we emerge. Costumes and festive energy are encouraged and we’ll help out with music and lots of photo ops. Warm refreshments will be served and a limited edition Badge of Courage will be awarded to all those who submerge in the icy waters of Lake Washington.”
1/27/18 Sat. 7:00 pm
Science Night: An Evening of Drunken Experiments
Hale’s Palladium (Fremont)
“The most fun you can have without breaking the laws of physics. Science Night is a hands-on Science Experiment free-for-all, with dozens of experiments to try. Blow things up with air! Levitate metal! Make homemade lightbulbs, unbreakable bubbles, 3-D art, potato cannons, and more!” Johnny Jetpack has asked me to assist him again, so if you want to see me in a lab coat doing bad science, now’s your chance.