There are few songs more instantly associated with Christmas than the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. For more than a hundred years, The Nutcracker has delighted audiences and signaled the beginning of the Christmas season.
Northshore’s own performance of The Nutcracker opens on Dec. 6, and runs for two weekends. The show is at the Northshore Performing Arts Center in Bothell, and is put on by Emerald Ballet Theatre in Bellevue.
Maybe in your family, it’s a tradition to get bundled up, pile into the car and stomp through the woods or a tree farm, looking for the perfect tree to cut down and carry back to the car. Or maybe your family usually goes to the nearest pop-up tree lot to pick out your tree, or assembles the plastic tree from the cardboard box in the attic.
Nannielou Dieter Conklin was an astronomer who never stopped studying the mysteries of the universe. She was a pioneer in her field and a Woodinville resident. She died on Nov. 16. Conklin was born in Springfield, Illinois in 1926. She went to Goucher College, where she took an astronomy class. She was hooked. Although her professor and mentor, Helen Dodson, was a woman, in 1946 the field was dominated by men.
It is almost two weeks until the opening of Amaro Bistro in Bothell, and owner Nick Wiltz has his hands full. Someone hands him a draft of the bar menu to look over, as he’s on the phone trying to solve a problem with the new vent system. Outside, workers hang up the neon sign on the side of the brick building. All this, before he heads over to Seattle for dinner service at his other restaurant, IL Bistro.
Michelle Tuck, Miller Dumaoal (Courtesy photo)All is well at the church Christmas pageant until it’s disrupted by the mean Herdman kids. The church ladies are shocked and outraged but Grace Bradley, pageant director, is determined to make it the best Christmas pageant ever! She didn’t figure on cigar smoke in the ladies room, firefighters and baby angels all over the place and the communion wine mysteriously gone! Don’t miss this opportunity for a holiday family tradition: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson. Performances run Nov. 21, 22, 28, 29 and Dec. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 22, 29 and Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. Evergreen Family Theatre is housed in Redwood Family Church: 11500 Redmond-Woodinville Road, Redmond, WA 98052.
Opening Night Special: BOGO — buy one ticket, get one ticket free for opening night performance! Order tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com or call 425-885-2244 for group rates. Day-of-show tickets available at the door.