Holiday Open House: Country Village, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell; this annual open house has demos, gift and decorating ideas, a local carver in action at 2 p.m., luminary lighting at 4 p.m., complimentary hot roasted chestnuts from 4 to 6 p.m. and thousands of twinkling lights. A Wine Walk occurs from 5 to 8 p.m. and benefits the Northshore Performing Arts Center Foundation. Advance tickets are $20 or $25 at the door or go to www.npacf.org.
Seattle Center Winterfest: Six weeks of entertainment, Nov. 23 to Jan. 6 at Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. You’ll find the Winter Train and Village, the Winterfest Ice Rink along with ice sculpting, live weekend performances, including comedy improv and student showcases. This annual festival opens with Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and rings in the New Year with dramatic fireworks and The Rhythm Nation. Most events and activities are free. For more information or a full schedule of events go to www.seattecenter.com or call 206-684-7200.
Seattle Milk Fund’s CookieFest 2012: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or while supplies last Dec. 8 at Macy’s Downtown Store, 1601 Third Ave., Seattle. This year’s event features thousands and thousands of holiday cookies to choose from with 20 of Seattle’s best bakeries and culinary schools participating. Free arts and crafts activities to entertain the kiddies while CookieFest shoppers make their selections. Cookies are sold by the dozen for $15.
“Plastics Unwrapped”: The Burke Museum presents this new exhibit that explores the impact of plastics on people and the planet, from life before plastics to the effects of plastic on our health and the environment today. The exhibit explores where plastic comes from, and where it goes when we throw it away; Dec. 20 to May 27 at the Burke Museum, on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE. Admission: $10 general, $8 senior, $7.50 student/ youth. Admission is free to children four and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org.
Tutankhamun: The Golden King and The Great Pharaohs: The exhibition features more than 100 objects from King Tut’s tomb and ancient sites representing some of the most important rulers throughout 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. Many of these objects have never toured in the United States before this exhibit. Come face-to-face with the largest image of King Tut ever unearthed — a 10-foot statue of the pharaoh; to Jan. 6 at Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle. Admission is $27.50, $24.50, $16.50 and $15.50. Call 206-443-2001, www.pacificsciencecenter.org.
Chinese Puppet Theatre: 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Index School, 436 Index Ave., Index; Northwest Heritage Resources, in partnership with the Index Historical Society Pickett Museum, presents a performance by the traditional Chinese rod puppet theater, Dragon Art Studio, which performs traditional Chinese folk tales and other stories usign traditional rod puppets hand-crafted by the puppeteers. Suggested admission donation is $5. For more information call 360-793-1534 or Northwest Heritage Resources at, 206-306-1181 or go to www.northwestheritageresources.org.
“Danny, King of the Basement”: Danny uses his imaginative secret agent life to help himself and his friends overcome the realities of a tough childhood which includes hunger and a lack of things most kids take for granted. When Danny runs away in search of his long absent father, he realizes friendships and truth are the foundation for a real home. Shows are through Nov. 18 at Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle; Tickets are $20 to $36. Call 206-441.3322 or visit www.sct.org. Discounts for groups of 10 or more are available by calling the Group Sales Office at 206- 859.4054.For ages 8 and up. The rest of the SCT season includes:
• “The Wizard of Oz”: Nov. 15 through Jan. 6 for ages 5 and up — flying monkeys might be scary.
• “Dot &Ziggy”: Jan. 15 through Feb. 17 for newborns through age 4 — introduction to interactive theater.
• “War Horse”: Feb. 13 through Feb. 24 for ages 10 and up — warfare scenes and lots of emotion.
• “The Edge of Peace”: Feb. 28 through March 17 for ages 10 and up — has multiple story lines and wartime issues.
• “Adventures with Spot”: March 21 through April 28 for ages 2 through 7 — simple and colorful.
• “Crash”: April 18 through May 19 for ages 8 and up — there is a family medical issue and bullying.