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Skating Polly closes out its year by ripping through kinetic rock tunes at The Sunset. Photo by Melissa Wax

Pick List: Skating Polly, Merce 100, Jim Henson’s Holiday Special

The week’s best entertainment options.

 

A view of Seattle Opera’s new home from Mercer Street. Photo by Sean Airhart

Seattle Opera’s New Heart of Glass

From its glittering face to the innovative performance possibilities within, the Opera Center was built for allure.

 

Conan O’Brien brings his stand-up pals to The Moore. Photo by Gage Skidmore/WikiMedia Commons

Pick List: Conan O’Brien, Shout Your Abortion, Deck the Hall Ball

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Book-It Rep’s ‘My Ántonia.’ Photo by John Ulman

In ‘My Antonia,’ Extraordinary Acting Packs a Punch

Book-It Rep’s diverse casting adds new depth to Willa Cather’s tale of friendship and hardship on the Great Plains.

Book-It Rep’s ‘My Ántonia.’ Photo by John Ulman
Sister act: Hana Lass (Elizabeth), Kelly Karcher (Lydia), Melanie Hampton (Jane), and Shanna Allman (Mary) in ‘Miss Bennet.’ Photo by Erik Stuhaug

Taproot’s Jane Austen Sequel Hails Mary

A character whose first draft got short shrift finally finds happiness in ‘Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.’

Sister act: Hana Lass (Elizabeth), Kelly Karcher (Lydia), Melanie Hampton (Jane), and Shanna Allman (Mary) in ‘Miss Bennet.’ Photo by Erik Stuhaug
The Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival tour stops at Northwest Film Forum with ‘Mental’ and more. Photo courtesy Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival

Pick List: ‘My Àntonia,’ Sun Breaks, Bob Woodward

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The Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival tour stops at Northwest Film Forum with ‘Mental’ and more. Photo courtesy Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival
If you can spread half as much spirit as the Menashe house in West Seattle (5605 Beach Dr. SW), it should be a winning holiday season. Photo by Joe Wolf/Flickr

Seattle Holiday Events Calendar 2018

Make the most of the season with 100+ regional festivals, concerts, stage shows, and more.

If you can spread half as much spirit as the Menashe house in West Seattle (5605 Beach Dr. SW), it should be a winning holiday season. Photo by Joe Wolf/Flickr
The holiday folly of Pacific Northwest Ballet rendition of George Balanchine’s ‘The Nutcracker’ returns for its annual run. Photo by Angela Sterling

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

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The holiday folly of Pacific Northwest Ballet rendition of George Balanchine’s ‘The Nutcracker’ returns for its annual run. Photo by Angela Sterling
There’s more than a little symbolism packed into the pages and walls of Edgar Arceneaux’s ‘Library of Black Lies.’ Courtesy Henry Art Gallery

Pick List: ‘Library of Black Lies,’ ‘Cage Shuffle,’ Freakout Festival

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There’s more than a little symbolism packed into the pages and walls of Edgar Arceneaux’s ‘Library of Black Lies.’ Courtesy Henry Art Gallery
French dance company Compagnie Käfig brings the lights of ‘Pixel’ to Meany Center. Photo by Laurent Philippe

Pick List: Compagnie Käfig, Brooklyn Rider, Pete Souza

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French dance company Compagnie Käfig brings the lights of ‘Pixel’ to Meany Center. Photo by Laurent Philippe
Pacific Northwest ballet debuts three works — Alexander Ekman’s ‘Cacti’ — during ‘All Premiere.’ Photo by Johan Persson/ArenaPAL

Pick List: Music of Remembrance, Short Run, PNB’s ‘All Premiere’

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Pacific Northwest ballet debuts three works — Alexander Ekman’s ‘Cacti’ — during ‘All Premiere.’ Photo by Johan Persson/ArenaPAL

Martial Arts at the Armory

Seattle Shakespeare’s affectionately traditionalist staging of Shaw’s unsentimental wartime satire, ‘Arms and the Man.’

The Joy Formidable brings its swirling walls of rock sound to Neumos. Photo courtesy The Press House

Pick List: ‘The Turn of the Screw,’ NFFTY, The Joy Formidable & Tancred

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The Joy Formidable brings its swirling walls of rock sound to Neumos. Photo courtesy The Press House
Carol Burnett brings her comedic yarns to Benaroya Hall on Sunday.

Pick List: Carol Burnett, ‘Oslo,’ Sheku Kanneh-Mason

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Carol Burnett brings her comedic yarns to Benaroya Hall on Sunday.
Seattle Opera celebrates Halloween season with the classic ghost story, ‘The Turn of the Screw.’ Photo by Philip Newton

Pick List: ‘The Turn of the Screw,’ Lit Crawl, Stas THEE Boss + Chong the Nomad

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Seattle Opera celebrates Halloween season with the classic ghost story, ‘The Turn of the Screw.’ Photo by Philip Newton

Pick List: Solo: A Festival of Dance, ‘Come From Away,’ Alkaline Trio

The best entertainment the week has to offer.

Ludovic Morlot enters his final season at the helm of Seattle Symphony. Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Adieu Already for Ludovic Morlot

The Seattle Symphony’s conductor looks ahead at his final season in charge.

Ludovic Morlot enters his final season at the helm of Seattle Symphony. Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Pick List: Local Sightings Film Festival, Rebel Girls 2, Japanese Breakfast

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Rachel Mars chokes the chickens in ‘Our Carnal Hearts’ at On the Boards. Photo by Claire Haigh

Pick List: Seattle Symphony Opener, ‘Our Carnal Hearts,’ Liz Phair

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Rachel Mars chokes the chickens in ‘Our Carnal Hearts’ at On the Boards. Photo by Claire Haigh
Photo via Seattle Opera’s Facebook

Aidan Lang Is Moving On From Seattle Opera

In just five seasons, the company’s third general director ever established intriguing new priorities.

Photo via Seattle Opera’s Facebook