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What’s inside Movie reviews . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Movie times . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Restaurant review . . . . . . . . 7 Wine sips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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Family fun. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Stage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Visual arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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HISTORIC EVERETT THEATRE “Holy Night!”: 7 p.m. Dec. 20, 21 and 22 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22; $8 general and $5 for kids 12 and younger. “Snake and Mongoose”: 8 p.m. Dec. 27 and 28 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 29 ; $10 general and $8 for seniors, military, students and groups of eight or more. Tickets at the box office, by phone at 425-258-6766 or online at etix. com.

EDMONDS CENTER FOR THE ARTS Indigo Girls: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11; $47 to $57. Turtle Island Quartet with Nellie McKay: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17; $22 to $32. Cascade Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20; $15 to $25. Menopause the Musical: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and 24; $42 to $52. California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25; $22 to $32. Judy Collins with Passenger String Quartet: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30; $37 to $47. HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FEBRUARY 16 TILTED THUNDER RAIL BIRDS- ROLLER DERBY . . . MARCH 1 CELTIC WOMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MARCH 25

Lunasa: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15; $22, $27 and $32. Keb’ Mo’: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21; $42, $47, $52. Cascade Symphony Children’s Concert: 3 p.m. Feb. 22; $10 general, $5 seniors, students, military; $2 youth 12 and under. Tickets at ec4arts.org or 425-275-9595.

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Justin Timberlake: “The 20 / 20 Experience World Tour,” Jan. 17, Key Arena; $90 to $125; livenation.com. The Presidents of the United States of America: Feb. 15, Showbox at the Market, Seattle; $25 to $30; www.showboxonline.com. Miley Cyrus: “Bangerz” tour; Feb. 16 Tacoma Dome; $52.48 to $106.83; www.livenation.com.

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Matt Damon stars in “Elysium,” now on DVD.

“Elysium” A man (Matt Damon) goes on a mission to save polarized worlds. The prized possession in the futuristic sci-fi thriller is a medical bed that can cure anything from leukemia to a missing face. Too bad there wasn’t a machine that writer/director Neill Blomkamp could have used to heal his script. It has more holes in it than 30 golf courses. What saves the film are the magnificent visual effects. Grade: C

”The Lone Ranger” Armie Hammer plays the masked man. Johnny Depp co-stars. The story is a standard Western tale, with the Lone Ranger and Tonto trying to catch the evil Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner) who is in cahoots with some dastardly businessmen. Hammer is likable enough, both as attorney John Reid and as The Masked Man. Grade: C+

”Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” Percy must find the Golden Fleece. The film — just like the 2010 release “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief” — continues to fill in that action film void between little kids and savvy teens. It is a balanced blend of the kind of action that’s found in “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” series and a touch of the teen angst that has made the “Twilight” series so popular. Grade: B-

Also new “Justified: The Complete Fourth Season”: Series stars Timothy Olyphant. “Burn Notice: Season Seven”: Includes the series finale. “The Family”: A mob family is moved to France under the witness protection program. “Shameless: The Complete Third Season”: Showtime series starring William H. Macy. “Nature: Love in the Animal Kingdom”: Securing perfect mate in the animal world brings out the best in males. Rick Bentley, The Fresno Bee (Fresno, Calif.)


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‘American Hustle’ glories in ’70s excess Robert horton

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e should mention right off that the New York Film Critics Circle, which decided it needed to be first in the stampede of awards groups doling out accolades this year, bestowed its best picture prize on “American Hustle.” That was back on Dec. 3, which means voters likely saw the film a few days (if not a few hours) before voting on the thing. This suggests something about “American Hustle”: If this isn’t a great movie — and it’s not — it sure is a fireworks display, designed to make an immediate and dazzling impression. The latest concoction from director/co-writer David O. Russell is full of big roundhouse swings and juicy performances: It’s a fictionalized take on the Abscam scandal of the late 1970s, in which the FBI teamed up with a second-rate con man in a wacko sting operation involving a bogus Arab sheik and bribes to U.S. congressmen. Christian Bale, loosened up by a risible hairpiece and appalling 1970s eyewear, plays Irving Rosenfeld, the scam artist; along with the FBI coercing him into its scheme, he’s caught between his hottie moll, Sydney (Amy Adams), and neglected wife, Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence, who collected her Oscar for Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook”). Even more complicated for Irving is that one of the targets of the undercover operation, a genially corrupt yet idealistic Jersey politico (Jeremy Renner, of “The Hurt Locker”), turns out to be a soulmate.

A stellar cast that includes (from left) Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper makes a dazzling impression in “American Hustle.”

Equally unhappy is the presiding FBI agent (Bradley Cooper, his permed hair and his sexual urge equally curled in maddening knots), who has developed a crush on Sydney that is driving him insane. This is a buoyant cast — Russell encourages his actors to go for it, and man, do they go for it — with Amy Adams taking pride of place, definitively establishing the fierce survival instinct of a shark. The movie’s fun to watch, if seemingly untethered. It would be nice to avoid comparing it to vintage Scorsese, but the ricocheting camera and syncopated use of pop songs do seem awfully

familiar, and just a little ersatz. (I will always be grateful to Russell for the sight of Jennifer Lawrence hate-singing “Live and Let Die” during a fit of pique, however.) There’s also the odd sense that “American Hustle” doesn’t feel any actual outrage about corruption at high levels of American politics, except as an ironic outgrowth of a certain ’70s wackiness. Of course, perhaps these clumsy covert operations can only play as comedy, but the film cries out for the disciplined, angry satire of a Joseph Heller novel. What it provides instead, undeniably, is a rockin’ good time.

“American Hustle” HHH Big roundhouse swings and juicy performances mark this untethered look at the Abscam scandal of the late 1970s, when the FBI teamed with a couple of second-rate con artists (Christian Bale and Amy Adams) to bribe congressmen. Director David O. Russell isn’t outraged so much as amused by this portrait of ‘70s excess, and if it’s not a great movie, it sure is fun to watch. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence co-star. Rated: R for language, violence. Showing: Alderwood Mall, Cinebarre, Everett Stadium, Galaxy Monroe, Marysville, Pacific Place, Sundance, Thornton Place, Woodinville, Cascade Mall.

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‘Llewyn Davis’ excels despite insufferable title character By Robert Horton

“Inside Llewyn Davis” HHHH

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Greenwich Village in the early 1960s is one of those American scenes that people love to romanticize: the flowering of folk music, the nurturing of the counterculture, a new generation speaking its own language, giant talents like Bob Dylan breaking out. What a moment, what a place. Joel and Ethan Coen, the filmmaking brothers whose remarkable 30 years of moviemaking include “Fargo” and “No Country for Old Men,” aren’t buying the romance. Their film set in that Greenwich Village moment is seen without rose-colored glasses, with a hero who’s a selfcentered jerk burning bridges like nobody’s business. In “Inside Llewyn Davis,” it’s 1961, and Llewyn (played by Oscar Isaac, late of “Drive”) has been bashing his head against the folk scene for a few years already. He crashes on friends’ couches, performs for a pittance at the Gaslight Cafe, and treats his women friends with a special

Joel and Ethan Coen conjure up the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961, where a self-centered musician (Oscar Isaac) can’t make headway. This isn’t nostalgia, but it is a wonderfully detailed and acted portrait of a guy who can’t seem to learn lessons from his past mistakes — and the movie itself rolls out in a curious, oddball way. With Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake. Rated: R for language. Showing: Harvard Exit, Sundance.

Oscar Isaac in the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

kind of callousness. With someone like this at the center of the movie, it’s an achievement for “Inside Llewyn Davis” to be among the better films of the year. And the Coens have peopled the story with a gallery of fascinating types, articulate period lingo, and wonderful music. Their eye for detail is immaculate as always — this may not be a romanticized movie, but

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the decor and costumes are still gorgeously evocative. They’ve also made a film that is decidedly not straightforward. Well before the eyebrow-raising final sequence, you may begin to suspect that there is something odd about the way this tale is unfolding, about Llewyn’s circular journey and the way he never seems to get it. The crashing realities of his

world — that he’s insufficiently cute for mainstream success, that his songs aren’t pop enough, that he can’t shake a past tragedy — unfold in sharply played episodes. A session gig (an absurd tune called “Please Mr. Kennedy” is a comic high point), a showdown with an exasperated former fling (Carey Mulligan), a road trip to Chicago with a junkie jazz player (John Goodman in primo form) and his stone-faced driver (Garrett Hedlund) — nothing ever entirely works out for Llewyn. Even the tiniest parts are gems, but Justin Timberlake (as a clean-

cut folkie who understands how the game is played) and F. Murray Abraham (as a placid agent) are among the standouts. Oscar Isaac, who carries the film, is an accomplished musician, and does his own playing here. It’s a tricky part, and Isaac doesn’t back away from Llewyn’s less attractive qualities. The Coens are so skilled, they could create much easier films. This one’s got their usual sarcasm and flinty edges, but it has sadness, too. In the end, you gotta feel some sympathy for Llewyn: The times they are a-changin’, but he’s not.

‘Dinosaurs’ look great — too bad they open their mouths By Robert Horton Herald Movie Critic

This new feature is based on a 1999 BBC series that took a serious approach to visualizing the world of dinosaurs. Such seriousness extended to the absence of, for instance, talking animals, which would have been an unconscionable sop toward attracting a kiddie audience. In fact, the makers of the new film intended the same approach. Now, what do you suppose are the odds that Twentieth Century Fox would sink $60 million into an animated movie that didn’t have talking dinosaurs? And so we have “Walking

“Walking With Dinosaurs” HH½ Incredibly good digital dinosaurs, seamlessly blended with real locations, make this quite a thing to look at. The story, with its talking dino (Justin Long) growing to manhood amidst the annual migrations, is a little less than compelling, and probably not lively enough for the average kid audience. Rated: PG for violence. Showing: Alderwood 7, Everett Stadium, Galaxy Monroe, Marysville, Olympic, Stanwood, Pacific Place, Woodinville, Cascade Mall, Oak Harbor. With Dinosaurs,” starring the voices of Justin Long as a lil’ baby dino named Patchi and John Leguizamo as Alex, the prehistoric bird narrating the story. The script by John Collee (he

wrote “Happy Feet”) includes gags about the tiny arms of the T-Rex and the copiousness of dinosaur poop — although, to be fair, both of those examples are historically accurate. Our heroic young

pachyrhinosaurus tags along with the annual migration from Alaska and back again, learning how to fend off predators and the weather as he grows into manhood. The movie’s pretty underdone as drama, with Patchi’s rivalry with older bro Scowler (Skyler Stone) the main bone of contention. In that sense, although the movie is a technical marvel, it’s hard to predict what the audience is going to be: Kids are bound to get restless, despite the opening period of babydino romping, and adults looking for an “Animal Planet” sort of spectacle will have to put up with talking dinosaurs. (It’s all voiceover, by the way — the

creatures’ mouths don’t move. One of the strangest exercises in internal monologue ever.) Despite all this, the movie looks incredible (and it’s meant for 3-D, which is the way you should see it if you’re still inclined). The backgrounds are generally authentic locations (Alaska and New Zealand in the starring roles), with the digitally generated creatures then added to the landscapes. So while I didn’t care much about the story that was unfolding, I was frequently astonished at the crisp visions that seamlessly made dinosaurs come to credible life in their natural habitats. Now if they would just stop talking…


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‘Anchorman 2’ lampoons TV news idiocy BY ROBERT HORTON Herald Movie Critic

FILMS Everett Historic Theatre: A pair of classic fall films return in November to the Everett Historic Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. for tickets, call 425-258-6766 or visit www. historiceveretttheatre.org. N “Holy Night!”: 7 p.m. Dec. 20, 21 and 22 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22. It’s Christmas Eve and two worlds of toys exist together in the same house: Santa Claus, the Christmas tree and his elves; and the Baby Jesus, the Nativity scene and the Wise Men. When the Baby Jesus is kidnapped and Santa’s sleigh is stolen, Sam and Sarah, who live in the house, take off on an adventure. Tickets are $8 general and $5 for kids 12 and younger. N “Snake and Mongoose”: 8 p.m. Dec. 27 and 28 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 29. A story of drag racing, covering the rivalry between Don Prudhomme, the Snake, and Tom McEwen, the Mongoose. Tickets are $10 general and $8 for seniors, military, students and groups of eight or more.

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Will Ferrell returns as newscaster Ron Burgundy and Christina Applegate as his wife, Veronica Corningstone, in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.”

“Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” ((½ The nitwit newscaster (Will Ferrell) from 2004’s “Anchorman” returns, ready to help found the first all-news TV network. A subversive swipe at the inanity of the 24-hour news cycle is folded within the movie’s wacky comic set pieces, some of which work, some don’t. Much of the main cast returns, including Steve Carell and Paul Rudd. Rated: PG-13 for language, subject matter. Showing: Alderwood Mall, Cinebarre, Everett Stadium, Galaxy Monroe, Marysville, Stanwood, Pacific Place, Varsity, Woodinville, Blue Fox, Cascade Mall, Oak Harbor. (Kristen Wiig) at the new network. Long sections are

devoted to Ron’s anxiety about having a boss (Meagan Good) who is

both female and black — an example of Ferrell and director Adam McKay pushing comedy past its limits even if it doesn’t seem to be clicking all that well, in the hopes that the pushing itself becomes the point. There are some good non sequiturs, many of them barked out by Carell in his Tourette’s-like delivery. Some of the film’s sidetrips are admirable just for their sheer madness, including a sequence in which a Ron and his family adopt and nurture a shark. And kudos to Ferrell &

Co. for their subversive message about the inanity of so much TV news. Ron’s team scores its success by inventing a now-familiar formula of super patriotism, stories about cute animals, and live policecar chases. Still, not quite a classic here — the movie’s too shaggy (and a little long) for that. Something tells me we haven’t seen the last of Ron Burgundy, but he’d better hurry with the next sequel. When TV news is already self-parody, there may be nothing left to spoof.

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The one moment I cherished above all others in 2004’s “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” was the newscaster rumble: a hand-to-hand fight between San Diego’s competing news teams. It brought the movie’s scattered dopiness to a fine point. Without giving away any celebrity cameos, let’s just say that the long-awaited sequel, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” also builds to an epic news team throw-down. This one is also hilarious, and some of the new faces are amazing indeed. The sequence even has a point: that in the world of the 24-hour news cycle, there’s way, way too much useless faux-news filling the air. In this big fight, there are so many competing teams you pretty much want them all to lose. But to back up. Things are changing for boorish nitwit Ron Burgundy (of course played by coscreenwriter Will Ferrell): his marriage to Veronica (Christina Applegate) goes on the rocks and he loses his New York anchorman job. Redemption comes in an unlikely form. Somebody’s hatching the idea of an all-news network (this is 1980, remember), and Ron would be just perfect for the 2 a.m. shift that nobody watches. He assembles his old team, once again played by the spirited crew of Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner. They all have random comedy moments, and Carell’s barely brain-functioning weatherman gets a romance with a secretary

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Movie times Snohomish County Alderwood, 425-776-3535 The Best Man Holiday (R) 10:00 Captain Phillips (PG-13) 6:30-9:50 Frozen (PG) 11:00-11:30-1:20-2:00-3:55-4:307:00-9:40 Frozen 3D (PG) 12:00-2:30-5:00-7:30-10:10 Philomena (PG-13) 11:00-1:30-4:20-6:50-9:30 Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas (PG-13) 11:40-2:10-5:10-7:40-10:20 Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) 11:15-1:45-4:106:40-9:20 Walking With Dinosaurs 3D (PG) 11:50-2:204:45-7:15 Alderwood Mall, 800-326-3264, theater code 806# American Hustle (R) 9:50-10:40-1:10-2:004:20-5:10-7:40-8:40-10:45 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) 10:30-11:20-1:30-2:20-4:30-5:20-7:20-8:209:00-10:20-11:10 The Book Thief (PG-13) 12:20-6:40 Delivery Man (PG-13) 1:00-6:30 Friend 2: The Legacy (Not Rated) 10:00-3:409:30 Gravity 3D (PG-13) 11:00-1:40-4:00-6:20 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) 10:50-11:30-1:10-2:30-3:10-6:10-6:50-8:159:50-10:40 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13) 12:30-4:107:45-11:15 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 9:20-12:50-3:20-4:00-7:30-9:40-10:50 Nebraska (R) 11:10-2:10-5:00-8:30-11:15 Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) 9:40-12:40-1:201:50-3:50-4:50-7:00-7:50-10:10-11:00 Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) 10:10-4:157:10-10:00 Cinebarre Mountlake Terrace, 425-6727501 American Hustle (R) 12:30-3:30-7:30-10:35 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) 1:00-1:30-4:00-4:15-7:20-7:45-10:05-10:25 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) 11:45-3:15-7:05-10:30 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (PG13) 11:15-2:45-6:30-9:50 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (Not Rated) 12:05-3:25-7:10-10:15 Out of the Furnace (R) 4:05-10:10 Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) 12:45-3:45-7:0010:00 Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) 1:25-7:35 Edmonds Theater, 425-778-4554 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) 4:00-7:00 Everett Stadium, 425-353-3505 American Hustle (R) 12:00-3:20-6:40-10:10 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) 11:00-11:50-1:50-2:40-4:40-5:30-7:40-8:2010:30-11:10 Delivery Man (PG-13) 12:40-3:30-7:50-10:50 Frozen (PG) 10:30-11:20-1:00-2:00-4:50-9:10 Frozen 3D (PG) 3:45-6:30 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) 10:40-12:20-2:30-6:10-7:30-9:30-10:00 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (PG13) 11:30-1:30-3:10-4:00-7:00-10:40 Homefront (R) 1:20-7:10 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 12:30-4:05-6:20-7:20-9:40-10:45

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Evangeline Lilly takes aim in“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” which took the top spot at the box office its opening weekend, as expected. Last Vegas (PG-13) 5:00-7:35-10:15 Out of the Furnace (R) 4:20-11:00 Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) 12:50-3:50-6:509:50 Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) 11:40-3:006:45-10:25 Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas (PG-13) 12:10-2:50-5:20-8:00-10:35 Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) 10:50-3:408:30-9:45 Walking With Dinosaurs 3D (PG) 1:10-6:00 Galaxy Monroe, 360-863-0909 American Hustle (R) 10:30-12:40-1:20-3:454:25-6:50-7:30-9:50-10:30 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) 10:30-11:10-1:20-2:00-4:10-4:50-7:00-7:409:50-10:30 Frozen (PG) 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:20-10:00 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) 10:40-11:50-2:10-3:20-6:00-6:45-9:3510:10 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (PG13) 11:30-3:00-6:25-9:50 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 11:00-2:10-5:30-8:50 Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) 10:30-1:15-4:157:15-10:15 Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) 12:20-2:45-4:405:10-7:05-7:35-10:00 Walking With Dinosaurs 3D (PG) 11:50-2:159:30 Marysville, 360-659-1009 American Hustle (R) 1:00-4:10-7:30-10:40 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) 12:40-1:20-3:50-4:40-6:50-7:40-10:0010:30 Delivery Man (PG-13) 4:30-7:15-10:10 Frozen (PG) 12:10-1:30-3:10-4:50-6:20-9:20 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) 11:30-12:00-3:30-7:45-8:00 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (PG-

13) 11:00-12:50-3:00-4:00-7:00-10:45 Homefront (R) 7:50-10:25 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 11:15-2:50-3:40-6:30-7:20-9:50 Out of the Furnace (R) 12:30-10:35 Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) 12:20-3:20-6:409:40 Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) 1:10-4:20-8:1010:50 Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) 12:00-7:10-9:30 Walking With Dinosaurs 3D (PG) 2:40-4:55 Olympic Theater, 360-435-3939 Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) 5:00-7:15 Stanwood Cinemas, 360-629-0514 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) 1:00-4:00-6:50-9:40 Frozen (PG) 1:10-3:40-6:40-8:50 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) 12:50-1:45-3:35-5:00-6:30-8:10-9:15 Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) 1:30-3:25-7:009:00

King County Crest Cinema, 206-781-5755 Blue Jasmine (PG-13) 7:30 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) 4:15-9:00 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 3D (PG) 6:45 Enough Said (PG-13) 4:30-7:00-9:10 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (R) 5:00-9:35 Last Vegas (PG-13) 4:45-7:15-9:25 Guild 45th, 206-781-5755 12 Years a Slave (R) 5:00-8:00 Nebraska (R) 4:15-7:05-9:40 Harvard Exit, 206-781-5755 Dallas Buyers Club (R) 4:25-7:05-9:30 Inside Llewyn Davis (R) 5:00-7:30-9:55 Meridian, 206-223-9600 Schedule not provided by theater; call theater

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13) 1:30-4:50-8:30 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 12:40-3:45-6:40-9:40 Inside Llewyn Davis (R) 12:50-1:50-4:00-4:407:00-7:20-9:30-10:00 Thornton Place Stadium 14 + Imax, 206-517-9953 Schedule not provided by theater; call theater for movies and times. Varsity, 206-781-5755 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) 1:45-4:20-7:10-9:45 Frozen (PG) 2:00-4:30-7:20-9:35 Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) 1:30-4:10-7:00-9:40 Woodinville, 425-482-6538 American Hustle (R) 9:50-1:00-4:20-7:40-10:50 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) 10:00-10:50-12:50-1:40-3:40-4:30-6:307:20-9:30-10:15 The Book Thief (PG-13) 12:50-6:50 Frozen (PG) 9:40-10:20-1:00-3:40-5:00-6:209:00 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) 11:20-12:30-3:00-4:00-6:40-7:30-10:20 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (PG13) 9:30-1:20-4:50-8:40 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 10:30-1:50-5:10-8:30 Philomena (PG-13) 9:45-12:20-2:40-7:5010:30 Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) 10:10-1:10-4:107:10-10:10 Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) 10:00-4:00-10:00 Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) 10:40-1:30-7:00 Walking With Dinosaurs 3D (PG) 4:15-9:50

Skagit and Island counties Blue Fox Drive-In, 360-675-5667 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) Cascade Mall, 360-707-2727 American Hustle (R) 10:20-1:30-4:40-7:007:50-10:15-11:00 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) 10:00-11:15-12:50-2:00-3:40-4:45-6:407:40-9:40-10:30 Delivery Man (PG-13) 6:00-8:30-11:00 Frozen (PG) 10:00-11:10-12:40-1:50-3:204:30-7:10-9:50 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) 10:00-12:20-1:45-4:00-5:30-7:30-9:0011:00 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (PG13) 11:00-2:45-6:30-10:00 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 10:20-11:30-1:40-2:50-5:10-6:20-8:30-9:30 Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) 10:20-1:20-4:207:20-10:20 Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) 10:10-1:10-4:00 Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas (PG-13) 10:40-1:10-3:40-6:10-8:40 Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) 10:35-3:10-7:50 Walking With Dinosaurs 3D (PG) 12:50-5:3010:10 The Clyde, 360-221-5525 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) 7:30 Lincoln Theater, 360-336-2858 All Is Lost (PG-13) 7:30 Oak Harbor Plaza, 360-279-2226 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) 12:45-3:30-6:40-9:20 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) 12:35-3:00-6:20-9:00 Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) 12:55-3:456:30-9:10


dining Bamboo Bowl worth finding for Vietnamese fare The Daily Herald Friday, 12.20.2013

By Meredith Munk Special to The Herald

You won’t stumble across Bamboo Bowl by accident, tucked away in the corner of the Seattle Hill Crossing strip mall between Everett and Snohomish. It is at 132nd Street SE and Seattle Hill Road, with a Seattle Hill Road address. The natural-light-filled Vietnamese restaurant has pale walls and an industrial ceiling, with modest decor. What struck me as I went in the front door was that the tables, floor and windows almost shined they were so squeaky clean. The take-out and dine-in menus are the same, with a manageable variety of dishes, boasting that their pho “is probably the longest and slowest cooked broth in town for the most robust flavors.”

Bamboo Bowl 13119 Seattle Hill Road, Suite 101, Snohomish; 425-225-5067; www.bamboobowlrestaurant.com. Specialty: Vietnamese. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Vegetarian options: Yes. If you are a pho fan, the fresh and from-scratch ingredients are worth a try. And, in spite of the long cooking time, service is quick and take-out orders are ready to go in no time. I ordered a green onion pancake ($4.50) from the appetizer list, which included shrimp and pork rolls, fried wontons, egg rolls and wonton with hot and spicy sauce ($3.95 to $6.50.) The fried green onion pancake was much different from

what I expected. It was fried with multiple layers of dough laden with green onions. It had a delicious flavor with a mild soy-based sauce on the side and was served in wedges, sliced like a quesadilla. I’ve been wanting to try a banh mi (bon me), a Vietnamese sandwich, for a long time. At the Bamboo Bowl, it comes on a crusty baguette, from the French influence found in many Vietnamese dishes, and is made

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with lettuce, cilantro, basil, carrots, soy sauce, salt and pepper, a fried egg, jalapeno and your choice of beef, pork, chicken, tofu or shrimp ($4 to $4.25). The crunchy bread and crisp vegetables, strong cilantro flavor and thinly sliced pork had fresh and clean flavors, but the jalapeno was a little hot for me. An easy fix was to pop open the sandwich, remove the large slice of jalapeno, close it back up and enjoy. I also tried vermicelli with egg rolls, which had slices of egg roll, super fresh matchsticks of cucumber and vermicelli noodles. It was finished with a very light and sweet vinegary dressing, which was refreshing ($6.50). Other dishes include 14 choices of the six- to eight-hour cooked pots of broth for pho, with beef, brisket or tripe, meat ball, chicken noodle, shrimp or

plain (medium and large, $6 to $7.50). Noodle dishes include egg noodle soups, vermicelli dish combinations and two rice dishes. They also offer three vegetarian dishes: rice with vegetables, veggie noodle soup and vermicelli with tofu. There are no “stars” on the menu to determine heat or spiciness; the dishes are prepared without a lot of seasoning (or MSG). On each table, however, is an array of additions to customize you dishes to your own taste. Choose from black pepper, soy sauce, hoison sauce, fish sauce, chili sauce (with lots of seeds) and the hottest, Sriracha. Light sauces, delicious ingredients and fresh, housemade dishes are worth the effort to seek out Bamboo Bowl.

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Wicked Cellars: 2616 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-258-3117; www.wickedcellars.com; Two tastings, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturdays; $10 unless otherwise noted.

wine sips Arista Wine Cellars: 320 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; 425-771-7009; www. aristawines.com; tastings 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Back Porch Wine and Spirits: 11014 19th Ave. SE, Suite 20, Everett; 425-2256755; www.backporchspirits.net. DeVine Wines: 15224 Main St., Suite 107, Mill Creek; 425-357-6200; www. de-vinewines.com; tastings 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, $5. Diamond Knot Alehouse: 621-A Front St., Mukilteo; 425-355-4488; www. diamondknot.com. Beer tastings, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Dusty Cellars: 529 Michael Way, Camano Island; 360-387-2171; www. dustycellars.net. Furion Cellars: 1311 Bonneville Ave., No. 106, Snohomish; 425-314-8922; www. furioncellars.com; visits and tastings by appointment. Greenbank Farm Wine Shop: 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank; 360-678-7700; greenbankfarm.biz/wine-shop; tasting

Hellams Vineyard Wine Shop: 109 N. First St., Suite 104, La Conner; 360-4661758; www.hellamsvineyard.com; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Holmes Harbor Cellars: 4591 S. Honeymoon Bay Road, Greenbank, 360331-3544; www.holmesharborcellars.com; tastings 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and by appointment; $5 for five tastes. Lantz Cellars: 3001 S. Lake Stevens Road, Everett; 425-770-2599; www. lantzcellars.com; visits and tastings by appointment; open tasting times posted through email or on Facebook. Lombardi’s at Everett Marina: 1620 W. Marine View Drive, Everett; 425-2521886; www.lombardisitalian.com. Tastings every day. Lombardi’s in Mill Creek: 19409 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell/Mill Creek; 425-892-2931; www.lombardisitalian.com. Tastings every day.

Ott & Murphy Winery Tasting Room and Wine Bar: 204 First Street, Langley; 360-221-7131; www.ottandmurphywines. com. Tastings, noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Cabaret, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Pacific Wine & Kitchen: 6915 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-353-6468; tastings 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays; free. Patterson Cellars: 19501 144th Ave. NE, Suite D600, Woodinville; 425-4838600; www.pattersoncellars.com; tastings noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Port Gardner Bay Winery: 2802 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, 425-339-0293, www. portgardnerbaywinery.com; tasting room open 4:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; $7.50. Live music Saturday nights; no cover. 2nd St. Wine Shop and Tasting Room: 221 Second St., Langley; 360-

Silver Bell Winery: 106 S. First St., La Conner; 360-757-9463; silverbellwinery. com. Open noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Sparkman Cellars: 19501 144th Ave. NE, Suite D-700, Woodinville; 425-3981045; www.sparkman­cellars.com; tastings 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tulalip Resort Casino: Quil Ceda Village on the Tulalip Indian Reservation, off I-5 at exit 200; 866-716-7162 or www. tulalipresort.com. Wine focused culinary programs throughout the year. Vino Amore Wine Shop: 5565 Vanbarr, Freeland, Whidbey Island; 360-331-7661; www.vinoamore.com; tastings noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays, 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Whidbey Island Winery: 5237 S. Langley Road, Langley; 360-221-2040; www.whidbeyislandwinery.com; tastings 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday; $3 for six wines.

Wild Vine Bistro: 18001 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; 425-877-1334; www. wildvinebistro.com. Wine 101: The Gathering Place, 11601 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Suite 101, Fountain Court, Mukilteo; 425-493-1191; www. wine101-thegatheringplace.com; tastings 4 p.m. to closing Tuesdays through Fridays; $5. The Wine Shop: 2704 171st Place NE, No. L 102, Lakewood Crossing, Marysville; 360-652-9200; www.maryswineshop.com; tastings 4:30 to 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 to 6 p.m. Saturdays; $5. WineStyles Bothell: 22833 Bothell Everett Highway Suite 104; 425-408-1031; www.winestylesstore.com; tastings 4 to 10 p.m. Fridays, live music 7 to 9 p.m.; $5 wine club members, $9 nonmembers for six tastes. Weekly drop-in tastings, $5 wine club members, $9 nonmembers.


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When James’ mean aunts make him chop down an old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that turns the peach into a flying machine. The play is recommended for ages 6 and up. Tickets are $25 to $39 and may be purchased by calling 206-4413322 or by visiting www.sct. org. The Children’s Theatre is at 201 Thomas St., Seattle.

EVENTS Imagine Children’s Museum: Free Friday Night, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 20 at the museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett. Free nights are on the third Fridays of each month. The next one is Jan. 17. More information is at www.imaginecm.org. “Lights of Christmas” at Warm Beach: 5 to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 29 at Warm Beach Camp near Stanwood. More than 1 million lights on 15 acres with Victorian carolers, musicians, a Polar Express Train and pony rides for tots, as well as meals, snacks and refreshments. Admission is $15 for teens and adults, $11 for seniors and military, $10 for kids 4 to 12, and free for kids 3 and younger at www. warmbeach.com/lights-ofchristmas/tickets. On “pay

“We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”: Presented by The Village Theatre’s Pied Piper Program; kindergarteners through thirdgraders will delight in “Bear Hunt” at 2 p.m. Jan. 11 at Everett Civic Auditorium. The play is based on the story by Michael Rosen about kids and their dad tromping through woods and marshes on bear hunt. Tickets are $15 and available at villagetheatre.org/ everett/Pied-Piper-Public.php. The Everett Civic Auditorium is at 2416 Colby Ave.

Visitors to the Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach near Stanwood can take rides on a Polar Express train. what you can night,” Dec. 29, you can pay what you can afford, at the gate only.

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Smartypants, an comedy offshoot of the Seattle Men’s Chorus, and Sensible Shoes, a group of singers from the Seattle Women’s Chorus, perform from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 22. More the whole schedule, see www.seattlecenter.com.

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Second Sunday Song Syrcle: Musician Greg Deere, “Mr. Toe Tap,” shares songs and makes it easy to join in; 3 to 5 p.m. every second Sunday (Jan. 11). Learn new songs and bring copies of

“James and the Giant Peach”: The Seattle Children’s Theatre presents a world-premiere musical based on Roald Dahl’s book, through Jan. 12 at SCT’s Charlotte Martin Theatre.

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music Journeys’ Christmas concert returns on Sunday The Daily Herald Friday, 12.20.2013

By Gale Fiege

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clarinet and flute. “We offer a concert experience that, truly, everyone can enjoy,” Journey said. “It’s a good concert for student musicians.” Music education is one of

Journey’s passions. He learned to play the harp in a program at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle and earned a degree in harp performance from the University of Washington. He believes

all kids should be exposed to music and cites studies that show that music education increases the academic abilities of young people. “We are please to have the Sultan High School choir with us in the evening concert to help with the traditional songs and carols,” Journey said. “We don’t have a concert hall in Sultan, so this is a special opportunity for the students. Katherine and I are big supporters of our local music programs.” The first half of the Christmas concert will have less to do with the holiday and more to do with the theme of love, Journey said. “We plan solos, duets and quartets, which effectively allows our audience to get to know our orchestra individually,” he said. “Then we, and the audience, join together for the second half, which focuses unabashedly on Christmas.” The stage set includes 10 Christmas trees, lights, a

Dayton St., Edmonds. First lesson is free; after that, $5. Dress is casual. Call Roy Johnson at 425-338-2255 or 206-949-0114.

Lombard Ave., Everett; donation suggested; no summer dances; 425-257-8780, 425334-2919.

p.m.; $5; Studio Z, 7009 265th St. NW, No. 105, Stanwood. Call instructor Kathy Leone at 425-205-0870.

and country music; $8 admission includes both the lesson and dance. 9910 270th NW, Stanwood.

The 449 Club: 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. every other Saturday (check calendar), Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger St., Everett. Alcohol-free R&B music and dance; $5 cover. Call 425-343-3232.

Dance party classes: Learn the party dances you need to know for weddings, reunions and cruises; instructor is Eleanor Leight, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St., Snohomish; all ages, no partners needed; $25 a month; 360-568-0934.

Fidalgo Fogcutter Plus Square Dance Club: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. first and third Fridays from September to June with a varity of callers, Skagit Valley Grange, 21273 Cook Road, Sedro-Woolley, 2.5 miles east of I-5 at exit 232.

Normanna Hall: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Normann Hall, 2725 Oakes, Everett. Dance to Bob’s Swing Band; $5.

Veterans of Foreign Wars dances: Potluck dinners 6 to 7:30 p.m. last Saturdays; $5; free lessons 6:30 p.m., music and dancing 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Eddy Fukano Band performs; $5; VFW building, 2711 Oakes Ave., Everett; year-round; 425-2522100.

Ballroom dancing: 1 to 3 p.m. every fourth Saturday from January through October, Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett. Must be 50 or better to dance to the music of Lauren Petrie. Admission is $4; call 425-257- 8780. New Year’s Eve dance, 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 31; free; dance to the music of Lauren Petrie. Call 425-2578780 for details.

Darrington Community Dances: 5:30 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. instruction, 7:30 dancing on the second Saturday; Mansford Grange, 1265 Railroad Ave., Darrington. 206-402-8646; $7 requested donation. Peckin’ Out Dough will play Dec. 14 and the caller is Gabe Strand. Call Matthew at 206-402-8646. Dances held September through April.

Ballroom dance: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; dance lessons with extra charge and dancing with a live band; $4 members, $6 nonmembers; 425-487-2441; www.northshoreseniorcenter.org.

Edmonds Senior Center: Fling dance with live bands, 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave.; $3 donations, no partners necessary; $5 for a sampler class of foxtrot, swing and waltz on Monday afternoons; 425-774-5555.

Checkerboard Squares: Beginner square dance lessons from 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays through June, at the Masonic Hall, 515

Everett Senior Swingers square dancing: 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays with caller Doug Coleman, Everett senior center, 3025

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For 32 years, harpist Bronn Journey has been bringing Christmas concerts to communities throughout the state. Everett is his favorite place to play. The Sultan man and his wife, Katherine, a soprano, plan to perform twice Dec. 22 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. A matinee is scheduled for 2 p.m., which tends to attract a big crowd, Journey said. The 7 p.m. concert includes the Sultan High School Choir. Both performances also are set to feature the talents of a string quart and a woodwind duo, most of whom also live in Snohomish County. The quartet is cellist Diane Tremaine, violist Lana Dziekonski and violinists Aaron Wartes and Ayrian Moore. Rachael Best plays the oboe and Robert Puff plays

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Bronn and Katherine Journey of Sultan are performing harp concerts around the region, part of an annual tradition that’s continued for 32 years. The husband-and-wife duo are scheduled to play at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at Everett Performing Arts Center.

Freewheelers Square Dance Club: 7 to 10 p.m. first, third and some fifth Sundays at Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. NE, Seattle (has a nice wood floor). Cost is $6. Partners are not required; singles and couples welcome. For more information, call Janice at 206-992-4932. Happy Hopper Square Dance Club: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. first and third Saturdays from September to June. Families and observers are welcome and dancers 17 and under are free. Variety of local and national callers. Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington; 360-387-8727. Hayloft dances: No partners or experience needed. The Hayloft, 15320 35th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Call Aileen at 425-743-6180. Line dance lessons: Stanwood, beginner lessons, 3:15 p.m., imtermediate lessons, 4

Skandia Folkdance Society: First Friday dance, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 to 11 p.m. dance, first and third Fridays, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $10 nonmembers, $7 members; www. skandia-folkdance.org or 206-784-7470. Sky Valley Whirlwind Square Dance Club: Round dance workshops, 7:30 p.m., plus mainstream dances, 8 to 10:30 p.m. third Fridays, $6. Tri Way Grange, 35th and Seattle Hill Road, Mill Creek; 360-794-8240. Sno-King International Folk Dance Club: Folk dance, 7 p.m. Saturdays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers on Saturdays, $5 on Wednesdays; 425-385-2088, 425-889-0541; www.sno-king.org. Sons of Norway: 7:30 p.m. lesson, 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. general dancing, third Friday of the month; no summer dances. No partner necessary. Mix of swing, ballroom, Latin

simulated waterfalls and a fog machine, making for a spectacular presentation, Journey said. Journey, 52, has been performing Christmas concerts in the region for 32 years, and for many of his fans, he is a Christmas tradition. “We love our supporting audiences,” Journey said. “We like to have fun and so do they.” The Journeys’ recent touring season logged 47,000 miles on their “harpmobile” and took them through 44 of the 48 contiguous states. But Everett is a favorite. “I would love to do a week of Christmas concerts in Everett and have people travel here from throughout the region,” he said. Tickets, $24 each, are available at the Everett Performing Arts Center box office, 2710 Wetmore Ave, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21. Or call 425-257-8600. If you mention Windermere Foundation, $8 of your ticket price goes to Housing Hope, Journey said.

Washington Dance Club: Ballroom dancing, introductory lesson, 8 to 9 p.m. ($12), social dancing 9 to 11 p.m. Fridays ($12, free with dance lesson). The Verve Ballroom, 19820 40th Ave. W, Suite 102, Lynnwood. Call 206-628-8939. Whirlybird Square Dance Club: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. dance, third Saturdays, September through June, The Hayloft, 15320 35th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Cost is $8. For more information, call 425-308-9559 or 425-8068423 or go to www.sqdance.org/clubs/ whirlybirds.html. Woodinville Square Crow Dance Club: Dances at 7:30 p.m. first and third Fridays at the Sammamish Valley Grange Hall, 14654 148th Ave NE, Woodinville. Call Alice at 425319-1093 or go to www.squarecrows.org.


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CALENDAR CONCERTS Snohomish County Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater: 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish; 360-568-9412; thumbnailtheater.com. Tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com. David Lanz Holiday Concert: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, the composer and pianist will perform traditional holiday music as well as selections from his latest recording, “Moments of the Heart.” Tickets are $22. Driftwood Players Holiday Sing-Along: 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds; 425-774-9600; www.driftwoodplayers.com. Free admission, but donations to Edmonds Food Bank are welcome. Song books available for sale. Cocoon House benefit: The Barela Brothers, who do a tribute to the Everely Brothers, will perform a benefit concert for Cocoon House, which provides resources

and housing for homeless, at-risk youth from ages 13 to 17, at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at Music Hall Everett, in the Everett Mall behind Macy’s. Special guest will be Cascade Range. Tickets are $10 at the door. Stanwood-Camano Chorale: Holiday concert “Fum, Fum, Fun: A Festive Feast of Frolicking Frivolity,” 2 p.m. Dec. 21, Stanwood United Methodist Church, 27128 103rd Drive NW. The concert is directed by Steve Jensen and features the ensemble Trouvere. A free-will offering will be taken.

Island County Community MessiahSing: 7 p.m. Dec. 28 at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 1318 Highway 532. Camando Island. This sixth annual sing-along requires that people bring their own scores or be prepared to borrow or buy one at the event. The orchestra includes organ and harpsichord. Soloists are already assigned. Audience members are welcome. A festive reception is to follow. Call 360-939-0240. Whidbey Playhouse musical revue: “Christmas Snapshots,”

The A cappella group Straight No Chaser will perform Dec. 26 at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle.

Artistic directors: Mara Vinson & Oleg Gorboulev

7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $14. More information is available by calling 360-679-2237 or online at whidbeyplayhouse.com.

Seattle R.L. Grime: 9 p.m. Dec. 20, The Neptune Theatre, 1303 NE 45th St., Seattle. Electronic music with special guest Nordic Soul. All-ages show, doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 day of show; call 877-784-4849 or go to stgpresents.com. (This show was rescheduled from Oct. 27. Tickets for that show will be honored.)

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Straight No Chaser: 8 p.m. Dec. 26, Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. A capella group. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25.75 to $50.75 in advance (plus fees), $30.75 to $55.75 (plus fees) on the day of the show, by calling 877-784-4849 or go to stgpresents.com.

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English Christmas: The Tudor Choir and Players present traditional carols for Christmas and the New Year, including three holiday classics, “Christmas Day” by Gustav Holst; “In Terra

Pax” by Gerald Finzi; and “Fantasia on Christmas Carols” by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Doug Fullington directs the 16-voice Tudor Choir and 11-member Tudor Players. The concert will be preceded by the lighting of the 30-foot Christmas tree; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28, Blessed Sacrament Church, 5041 Ninth Ave. NE, Seattle; Tickets are $30 general, $20 for students and seniors, available at brownpapertickets. com, tudorchoir.org, or by calling 206-323-9415. Seattle Symphony: Benaroya Hall’s Taper auditorium, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-2154747; www.seattlesymphony. org. N Handel’s “Messiah”: Gary Thor Wedow conducts the symphony, with soprano Amanda Forsythe, mezzosoprano Magdalena Wor, tenor Andrew Stenson and bass Kevin Burdette. The Seattle Symphony Chorale joins the soloists and the symphony for the “Hallelujah” chorus. Performances are at 8 p.m. Dec. 20, 1 and 8 p.m. Dec. 21 and 2 p.m. Dec. 22. Tickets start at $19.

N “Light and Hope”: The Ensign Symphony and Chorus performs at 4 p.m. Dec. 24. The program, performed by a 200-member company, includes “medieval, contemporary, traditional, sacred, secular, ethnic and oratorio songs.” Guest artists include International Artists C arillon bell ringers. Children will be invited to play triangle, sleigh bells and cymbals and there will be a sing-along on familiar Christmas carols. Tickets are $16, $24 and $36. For more information, see www.seattleensign.org.

BILLBOARD Old Time and Country Music Association: Seeking new members. The group meets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month at the Baker Hi-Rise, 1401 Poplar St., Everett. Provides entertainment, including old-time county, gospel and bluegrass music, for residents and guest of Snohomish and Skagit county senior living and care facilities. Contact club president Bill Bissonnette at 360-403-7379 or email billybob60@comcast.net.

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Sound Singers: 1 p.m. practices, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave.; new members welcome; 425-774-5555; www.soundsingersofedmonds.org. Voices Northwest: Women’s chorus meets 7 p.m. Mondays, First Baptist Church of Monroe; 17922 149th St. SE, Monroe; open to women 16 and older; email membership@voicesnorthwest. org; 425-741-9123.


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1st Street Cabaret and Speakeasy: 612 S. First St., Mount Vernon; 360-336-3012; www.riverbelledinnertheatre.com. Ria Peth Vanderpool and Karina Mitchell, Dec. 20; $5. Trevor Hansen, 8 p.m. Dec. 21; $5. Alexa’s Cafe: 10115 Main St., Bothell; 425-402-1754; www.alexascafe.com. Teri Derr Trio, 7 p.m. Dec. 21. Amici Bistro: 8004 Mukilteo

The Austin: 2820B Oakes Ave., Everett; www.theaustinbarandgrill.com; 425-212-9716. Michelle Taylor Band, 9 p.m. Dec. 20. Cafe Zippy: 2811 Wetmore Ave., Everett; 425-303-0474; www. cafezippy.com. Live acoustic music Thursdays. The Conway Muse: 18444 Spruce and Main, Conway; 360445-3000; www.theconwaymuse. com. Chris Eger Band, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20; $10. El Colonel and

Doubleshot, 8 p.m. Dec. 21; $7. Matt Rehfeldt, 6 p.m. Dec. 22; 10. Craving Cajun Grill: 2915 Colby Ave, Everett; 425-374-2983; www.cravingcajunfood.com. Terry Tavares, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 20. Rich Rorex and Andy Carr, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 21. Emory’s on Silver Lake: 11830 19th Ave. SE, Everett; 425-337-7772; www.emorys. com. Everett Live music 9 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, per-person cover. The Dogtones, Dec. 20. Big Luv, Dec. 21. Engel’s Pub: 113 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; 425-778-2900. Jam

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Pearl Django performs its gypsy jazz on Dec. 21 at Under the Red Umbrella in Everett. One Eyed Jacks Roadhouse: 14019 Highway 99, Lynnwood; 425-743-5570. Live music Fridays and Saturdays. Above Ground, Oriya and Ravages of Time, benefit for kids, Dec. 20; $5 or new toy. Port Gardner Bay Winery: 2802 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 425-339-0293; www. portgardnerbaywinery.com. Live music, 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Carolyn Cruso, Dec. 20. Nikki Schilling, Dec. 21. Red Petal Coffee House: 321 Main St., Edmonds; 425776-3778; www.redpetalcakes. com. Hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Edmonds Tunes music and comedy, 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays; no cover. The Repp: 924 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-3928; www. therepp.com. Live music 7 to 11 p.m. Billy Stoops, Dec. 20. Nick Vigarino, Dec. 21. Rocking M-BBQ: 1215 80th St., Everett; 425-438-2843; www.rockingmbbq.com. Old Strokers country jam, 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays. Skagit River Brewery: 404 S. Third St., Mount Vernon; 360-3362884; www.skagitbrew.com. Live music every Saturday. Sol Food Bar and Grill: 1405 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-2417111; www.solfoodbarandgrill. com. Live music various nights;

no cover. Stanwood Hotel: 26926 102nd St. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-2888; www.stanwoodhotel.net. Live music. Stewartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place: 709 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-4684. Live music 9 p.m. to midnight Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tony Vâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garage: 1712 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-374-3567. Live music on weekends. Under the Red Umbrella: 1502 Rucker Ave., Everett; 425252-9193; www.undertheredumbrella.com. Live music 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays, $10 cover waived with food purchase. The Curators, Dec. 20. Pearl Django, Dec. 21. Viking Bar & Grill: 8820 Viking Way, Stanwood; 360-629-9285. Live music 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Village Restaurant & Lounge: 220 Ash St., Marysville; 360-659-2305; www.villagepie. net. Live music 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. White Horse Saloon: 304 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington; 360-4353122. Wild Vine Bistro: 18001 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; 425-877-1334; www.wildvinebistro.com. Black Stone River, Dec. 20. Brad Russell, Dec. 21. The Side Project, Dec. 25. Brad Russell, Dec. 26.


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Last chance this weekend to see local ‘Nutcracker’ This is the last weekend for Snohomish County’s production of “The Nutcracker” and a great time to entertain children just out of school for the holiday break. Olympic Ballet Theatre offers its traditional version of the classic ballet Dec. 20, 21 and 22 in Edmonds. The local company, which has performed the ballet for more than 30 years, has freshened up its “Nutcracker” this year with an exciting scene for children.

“The Nutcracker” is the story of a little girl named Clara and a special wooden nutcracker doll given to her by her godfather at her family’s Christmas Eve party. The night turns magical after Clara falls asleep. She visits another land and meets a prince. The ballet, based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffman, with music by Tchaikovsky, is about 120 years old. Nutracker ballets have been popular in the United States since the 1960s. Olympic Ballet

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Taproot Theatre to stage ‘A Christmas Carol’ in Arlington If you haven’t had a chance yet to partake in a seasonal concert, play or ballet, a free production of “A Christmas Carol” is offered Dec. 20 at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center in Arlington. Calvary Arlington church has paid to have the well-respected Taproot Theatre Company travel up from Seattle to perform a four-actor, abbreviated version

of Charles Dickens’ beloved Christmas tale. The evening’s entertainment is a Christmas present to the public from Calvary Arlington, said Jim Jacobson, pastor of the church. It begins at 7 tonight and includes Christmas music performed by church members. The play adaptation was developed by Taproot’s Nathan Jeffrey, who also serves as its

calendar OPERA “Rigoletto”: Seattle Opera presents Verdi’s tale of the driven court jester from Jan. 11 to 25 at McCaw Hall. Tickets are $73 and up, although limited seats are available for $25. Purchase tickets online at seattleopera.org or call 206-389-7676 or 800-426-1619. McCaw Hall is at 321 Mercer St., at Seattle Center.

Pacific Northwest Ballet: The Stowell-Sendak production of “The Nutcracker” continues at various times through Dec. 29 at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets are $39 to $142, available online at www.pnb.org/ Season, by calling 206-441-2424 or at the box office at 301 Mercer St., Seattle.

Theater Snohomish County “A Nice Family Gathering”: The Phoenix Theatre presents this heart-warming story through Dec. 22. Dad comes back as a ghost to the family get-together. Tickets are $15.50 to $18.50 at the box office 206-533-2000 or through brownpapertickets.com. The Phoenix Theatre is at 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”: The Vil-

publicity spokesman. Since 1976, Taproot has provided traveling entertainment for many communities and churches at Christmas. The theater group’s professional actors come prepared to offer a fine theatrical experience, Jacobson said. And the 670-seat Byrnes center is a great place for any stage production, he said.

“We like to do these sorts of events several times each year,” Jacobson said. The Byrnes center is at Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. More information about Taproot Theatre Company is at taproottheatre.org. More information about Calvary Arlington is at calvaryarlington.com. Herald staff

68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Audience members are the judges.Tickets are $10 and available at brownpapertickets.com. See www.unexpectedproductions.org/ for more information.

in the streets of Old London. Tickets are available at www.5thavenue.org or call 206-625-1900. Tickets may also be purchased at 888-5TH-4TIX. Prices start at $40.50. The 5th Avenue Theatre is at 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle.

Center House Theater is the scene of comedy combo, William Shakespeare meets Charles Dickens, which is subtitled “Much Ado About Stockings” through Dec. 21. Tickets range from $5 (pay what you can) to $25 and available through brownpapertickets.com. The Center House Theatre is at 305 Harrison St., Seattle.

Island County “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”: Charlie Brown and gang at will be at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts through Dec. 21. The musical presents a day in the life of poor Charlie, from his Valentine’s Day crush on the red-haired little girl to his stumbling baseball tryout. Tickets are $17 to $24 at the WICA ticket office, 360-221- 8268 or 800-638-7631or tickets.wicaonline.com. The Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is at 565 Camano Ave., Langley.

DANCE Olympic Ballet Theatre: The traditional performance of “The Nutcracker” will be presented with a new party scene and a new, action-packed battle scene with more rats and more soldiers, as well as a new backdrop by scenic artist Jeanne Franz for the second act. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 20, 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 21 and 5 p.m. Dec. 22 at Edmonds Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets and more information visit www. olympicballet.com or call the OBT box office at 425-774-7570 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

director. All the most important characters of the story are included in the show. You’ll see Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. “And along with them come some often-missing parts in the tale of Scrooge’s redemption. It’s the story of a mysterious night and the transforming power of hope,” according to Taproot’s

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Mark Tyler Miller and Edd Key Vance in “Le Club Noel” at Taproot Theatre in Seattle.

lage Theatre’s Pied Piper Program presents “Bear Hunt” at 2 p.m. Jan. 11 at Everett Civic Auditorium. The play is based on the story by Michael Rosen about kids and their dad tromping through woods and marshes on a bear hunt. Tickets are $15 and available at http://villagetheatre.org/everett/Pied-Piper-Public.php. The play is for kindergarteners through third-graders. The Everett Civic Auditorium is at 2416 Colby Ave. “Les Miserables”: Tickets are now on sale for the Village Theatre’s production of the Victor Hugo novel that opens at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore, Jan. 10 and runs through Feb. 9. Tickets are $28 to $63 at www.villagetheatre.org/everett/ tickets.php, or at the box office by calling 425-257-8600. “Les Miserables” is currently playing at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., Issaquah. Call the box office, 425-392-2202, for ticket information. “Womb Escape VII”: Unexpected Productions presents a battle of the Xtreme Improv artists through Dec. 21 beginning at 8:05 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights at the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College, 20420

“Grace on Deck”: This musical comedy set aboard a cruise ship continues Dec. 21 at Baylight Dinner Theatre at Warm Beach’s “The Lights of Christmas.” The evening dinner theater prices start at $39 and the Sunday dessert matinee starts at $24. Call 800-228-6724 or go to www. warmbeachlights.com for ticket information. Warm Beach Camp is at 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood.

Seattle “James and the Giant Peach”: The Seattle Children’s Theatre presents a world-premiere musical based on Roald Dahl’s book through Jan. 12 at SCT’s Charlotte Martin Theatre. When James’ mean aunts make him chop down an old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that turns the peach into a flying machine. The play is recommended for ages 6 and up. Tickets are $25 to $39 and may be purchased by calling 206-441-3322 or by visiting www.sct.org. The Children’s Theatre is at 201 Thomas St., Seattle. “Oliver!”: The 5th Ave. Theatre presents the Tony-winning musical through Dec. 31. “Oliver,” based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel “Oliver Twist,” with the familiar characters, Fagin, The Artful Dodger and little Oliver, singing and dancing

“Le Club Noel”: Taproot Theatre presents an original Christmas play through Dec. 28. “Le Club Noel” is set in a Parisian cabaret in the 1930s as musicians, a singer and customers band together in the dark days before World War II. 204 N. 85th St., Seattle. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays. Tickets range from $15 to $40 and are available at 206-781-9707; www.taproottheatre. org. “A Christmas Carol”: ACT theater presents its 38th annual production of the Charles Dickens’ classic story through Dec. 29. Follow along with Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future. Tickets are $27 and up, depending on performance and seating. Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays. Purchase tickets at the website, www.acttheatre.org or call 206-292-7676. ACT theater is at the Allen Arena, 700 Union St., Seattle. “A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol”: Unexpected Productions presents this comic holiday tradition with audience participation at 1428 Post Alley (at the Gum Wall) in Seattle through Dec. 28 Tickets are $12 to $15 at www.brownpapertickets.com/ or call 206-587-2414. see www.unexpectedproductions.org/. “Ham for the Holidays: Close Encounter of the Pork Rind”: Tongueinchic Productions presents ribald comedians Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt poking fun at holiday traditions through Dec. 22 at ACT Falls Theater, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets are $15 to $33 by calling 206-292-7676 or at www.acttheatre.org. The sketches are adult themed. “A Holiday of Errors”: The Seattle

“Evita”: The Paramount Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical on the life of Eva Peronfrom Dec. 31 through Jan. 5. Tickets start at $25 and are available online at stgpresents.org, tickets. com, and select Ticketmaster locations. Tickets are also available by calling 877784-4849 or at the box office, 911 Pine St., Seattle.

billboard Sing-along “Sound of Music”: The 5th Avenue Theatre brings back the audience participation event Jan. 3 to 5. Dress as your favorite cast member (or not) and belt out the tunes along with a big-screen showing of the Julie Andrews’ movie. Tickets are $29 for adults and $19 for children ages 4 to 12. Go to www.5thavenue.org or call the box office 206- 625-1900. Tickets may also be purchased at 888-5TH-4TIX. The 5th Avenue Theatre is at1308 5th Avenue, Seattle. “Spamalot”: The 5th Avenue Theatre presents the Monty Python Broadway musical, riffing off King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, from Jan. 30 to March 2. Ticket prices start at $29 and may be purchased at www.5thavenue. org or call the box office at 206-6251900 or by caling 888-5TH-4TIX. The 5th Avenue Theatre is at 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. “The Lion King”: Tickets are on sale now for the March 12 through April 6 performances at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle. Tickets are $22 to $135 at stgpresents.org. The Paramount is at 911 Pine St., Seattle. Call 206-682-1414 for more information.


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Jan. 10. Godwin works in pastels and is a member of the Northwest Pastel Society.

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Meyer’s Cafe: 1700 W Marine View Drive, Everett; 425-259-3875; weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Paul Christensen paintings: Oils painted from the artist’s digital photographs are on view in a juried solo show through the end of the year at Mill Creek City Hall, 15728 Main St., Mill Creek. Sales of Christensen’s paintings are donated to the Wounded Warrior fund, a program that assists veterans who have been injured in service to their country.

Mountlake Terrace Library Gallery: 23300 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; 425-776-8722; www.sno-isle.org. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Patty McNamee will show her work in oils and pastels through December. Ornamental Arts Gallery: 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105,Marysville. 425-422-5232; OrnamentalArtsGallery. com; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Bulletin board Poster art: The city of Everett is accepting submissions for a poster marketing the 2014 Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival in Everett. Artists should submit work via www.Entrythingy.com, a free, user-friendly, artist entry format. Access to the online entry form can be found at www.everettwa.org. Colorful, bold, strong graphic images reproduce the best. Art images focusing on gardening, summer, flowers, birds or other garden wildlife work well. The deadline is Jan. 6. Art on a fence: The city of Edmonds Arts Commissions offers regional artists a place to create temporary outdoor art installations on a city owned fence at 201 Second Ave. S. Review the guidelines at www.edmondsartscommission.org or call 425-771-0228.

EXhibits Snohomish County 3231 Creatives Gallery: 3231 Broadway, Everett; 425-740- 5030; 3231creatives.wordpress.com; noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Classes offered in a variety of topics including mosaics and beading. Anabel’s Framing & Gallery: 2531 Broadway, Everett; 425-258-6402; www. anabelsgallery.com. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Arts of Snohomish Gallery: 1024 First St., No. 104, Snohomish; 360-568-8648; www.artsofsnohomish.org. Brushstrokes Art Supply: 5702 172nd St NE, Arlington; 360-658-4044; www. brushstrokesartsupply.com; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Cafe Zippy: 2811 Wetmore Ave., Everett; 425-303-0474; www.cafezippy.com. Christopher Framing & Gallery: 537 Main St.,Edmonds; 425-778-5150; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Edmonds Arts Commission’s On the Fence: Christmas tree art installation at Second and Dayton. Ornaments made by local artists appear daily through New Year’s Eve. City Hall: 121 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds; 425-775-2525; www.ci.edmonds.wa.us; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Murphy Collection paintings in the third floor reception area’s permanent display.

Arlington; 505-660-6825; www.fogdoggallery.com; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. More than 90 artists, most local, exhibit here.

Cole Gallery & Artist Supplies: 107 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; 425-697-2787; www.colegallery.net. Michelle WaldeleDick shows her oil paintings in “Enchanted,” which runs through Dec. 31.

Gallery North: 401 Main St., Edmonds; 425-774-0946; www.gallerynorthedmonds.com; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Works by mother-daughter duo Virginia Guest and Kimberly Ann Halvorson Caldwell through December.

Edmonds Center for the Arts: 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; 425-275-4485; edmondscenterforthearts.org. An exhibit of photographs by Kiyotaka Sugiura, “Lighthouses: A Journey to the East Coast,” will shown in the balcony lobby through December. Edmonds Historical Museum: 118 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds; 425-7740900; historicedmonds.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Suggested donation is $5 for adults, $2 for children. Celebrate the museums 40th anniversary with “40 for 40,” a look back at the museum’s history, which runs through Feb. 9. The exhibit includes artifacts from the museum’s collection. Everett Community College: The Russell Day Gallery, 2000 Tower St.; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays; closed Saturdays and Sundays; www.everettcc.edu. Fisherman’s Market & Grill: 1032 W. Marine View Drive, Everett; 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Sunday. A holiday show of fine arts and crafts, including jewelry, photographer, acrylics and one-of-a-kind shopping bags, through December. Fogdog Gallery: 233 N. Olympic Ave.,

A Guilded Gallery: 8700 271st St., Stanwood; 425-493-4422; www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. More than 40 area artists show work in a variety of mediums, including paintings acrylics, oil, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, blown glass, jewelry, pottery, wood and metalwork. Holiday gifts include prints, cards and fibercrafts. Hibulb Cultural Center: 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip; 360-716-2635; www. hibulbculturalcenter.org. “Coast Salish Inheritance: Celebrating Artistic Innovation,” an exhibit of contemporary and traditional Coast Saliash art work from Tulalip tribal members, will be on view through May. Works include carving and weaving as well as sculpture, painting, photography, drawing and mixed media. Lynnwood Convention Center: 3711 196th St., SW, Lynnwood; 425-778-7155; www.lynnwoodcc.com. Lynnwood Library Gallery: 19200 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood; 425-670-5518; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Featured artist is Alta Godwin through

Port Gardner Bay Winery: 2802 Rockefeller Ave, Everett; 425-339-0293; portgardnerbaywinery@hotmail.com. Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050; www.schack.org. The “Holiday Art Show,” featuring work by members of the Northwest Pastel Society and pottery and glass by local artists, runs through Dec. 28 in the Main Gallery. The Sisters: 2804 Grand Ave., Everett; 425-252-0480; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. “Palate Palette,” is a group exhibit with a food theme, especially fruit, vegetables, coffee and chocolate. The show will run through Jan. 11. Artists include Roxanne Jaross, Gale Johansen, Emiliya Lane, Irina Milton and Suzanne de Cillia. Storm Lake Pottery: 6132 195th Ave., SE Snohomish; 360-568-2978; stormlakepottery@hotmail.com. Vertigo Rising Gallery: 1806 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-344-2768. We are Art: The Gallery at ArtSpace Everett Lofts, 2917 Hoyt Ave., Everett; www.facebook.com/ArtspaceEverettLofts. Artist Michael Bell shows “Visualizing the Dream,” his images of sailing and the ocean. The show runs through Jan. 17.

Skagit County La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum: 703 S Second St., La Conner; 360-466-4288; www.laconnerquilts.com. “Abstracted,” an exhibit by the Fiber Art Network from Western Canada, explores the concept of realistic and abstract art. Pairs of artists illustrate their subject: one in a representative piece and one in an abstract or nonrepresentative piece. Through Dec. 29. The Gaches Mansion will be decorated for the holidays through Dec. 29. Seasonal quilts from the permanent collection will be displayed, including a red and white Log Cabin

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quilt made by Vina McGraw in the 1930s. The quilt top was recently quilted by the Guemes Island Women’s Fellowship. The display includes a 1940s Bethlehem Star, completed handmade, and Victorian era quilts, crazy quilts, Civil War era quilts and red and green applique quilts. Museum of Northwest Art: 121 S. First St., La Conner; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 360-466-4446; www.museumofnwart.org.

Island County Artworks Gallery at Greenbank Farm: 765 Wonn Road, C102, Greenbank; 360-222-3010; artworkswhidbey. com. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, and Wednesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The December show is “A Gift of Memories.” Brackenwood Gallery of Fine Art: 302 First St., Langley; 360-221-2978; www.brackenwoodgallery.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays. “Small Pleasures,” with work by almost every artist in the gallery, runs through Dec. 31. Garry Oak Gallery: 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor; 360-240-0222; www. garryoakgallery.com; open daily 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., first Friday of each month, till 8 p.m. The gallery’s newest artists are Marcia Muchnick, free form pottery; Michael Watkins, photography; Ron Apgar fused glass; and Gay Shuell, carved and embellished gourds. Matzke Fine Art Gallery: 2345 Blanche Way, Camano Island; 360-3872759; www.matzkefineart.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, weekdays by appointment. The 23rd annual “Honey, I Shrunk the Art Show” continues through Jan. 19, featuring work by more than 40 artists. Raven Rocks Gallery: 765 Wonn Road, C101, Greenbank, 360-222-0102, www. ravenrocksgallery.com. A new exhibit, “The Peaceful Season of Thanks, Love & Joy,” runs through Dec. 31. Rob Schouten Gallery: Greenbank Farm, C-103, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank; 360-222-3070; www.robschoutengallery. com. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. A ceramic plate made by Pablo Picasso is on view and is available for sale for $3,800. Taste for Wine: 5603 Bayview Road, Langley; 360-321-0515; www.tasteforwinewhidbey.com; noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. Janie Cribbs paints owls for a long time, mainly on found wood. Maggie Hanley-Welles is a watercolorist whose many pieces are of local scenes or people or florals or abstracts.


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