Evan Thompson

Tourists get to experience a more authentic Europe in winter

Rick Steves, a longtime travel expert, explains the perks of European travel in the offseason.

Hear Dan and Claudia Zanes’ greatest kid hits in Edmonds

The award-winning children’s musician teams up with his music-therapist wife to perform a sensory-friendly show.

See modern feminism expressed through ceramics at EdCC exhibit

Hanako O’Leary’s exhibit, “Izanami,” challenges society’s unease with female genitalia.

Get artsy with your food at this 6-week workshop in Bothell

Cloud 9 Art School’s Anya Toomre will teach sketchbook techniques in a workshop held Jan. 8 to Feb. 12.

Terrace photographer’s animal pics show their personalities

You can see Kiah Helms’ photography at an exhibit that runs through Jan. 31 at the Mountlake Terrace Library.

Exit 192 Improv brings unscripted comedy to Everett

The comedy show’s next monthly performance is Dec. 28 at the Historic Everett Theatre.

7 places to play in the snow that aren’t too far from home

You’ve got your choice of winter recreation in the Cascade Range — and not just at Stevens Pass.

Acclaimed opera singer to ring in 25th annual holiday concert

Yunah Lee is the featured guest performer at the Ahn family’s annual concert Dec. 19 in Lynnwood.

Family traditions inspired Arlington singer’s new recording

Hear Kristen Palmer sing songs from her “A Homemade Holiday” EP at a gig Friday.

Knights in shining armor live out their Arthurian fantasies

Live-action role players in the Everett-based Barony of Aquaterra recreate life in the Middle Ages.

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

Bells of the Sound: The handbell ensemble presents its “Christmas Past and Present” concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th… Continue reading

See 21 films about adventure and derring-do in the great outdoors

The Banff Mountain Film Festival visits the Historic Everett Theatre on Dec. 9-10.

The side dishes are a Filipino treat at Gracie’s Cuisine

The siopao and lumpias are simply superb at Everett’s new Filipino-American restaurant.

Her customers are her extended family at this Lynnwood bar

Traci Lamb, bartender at Just Left Pub & Grill, is an extrovert who loves to get know people.

‘A Christmas Story’ musical takes to the stage in Edmonds

The Edmonds Driftwood Players’ puts on the show inspired by the 1983 holiday classic Nov. 29 through Dec. 22.

One concert is for a good cause, the other for kids’ imaginations

Puget Brass will perform Dec. 6 in Lynnwood and Everett Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert is Dec. 1.

Bill and JJ Leese stand in the living room of their home on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 in Everett, Wash. The well traveled couple’s house will be part of the Holiday Home Tour in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

See a globetrotting Everett couple’s international treasure

The annual Holiday Home Tour features an Everett residence that’s filled with collectibles from 49 countries

Bill and JJ Leese stand in the living room of their home on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 in Everett, Wash. The well traveled couple’s house will be part of the Holiday Home Tour in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

He’ll put a distinctly Hawaiian twist on Christmas standards

Willie K will play a holiday show with his band Nov. 23 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

Kickstarter kitchen helps entrepreneurs take the next step

PNW Commissary Kitchen in Marysville enables food businesses to sell their goods wholesale.

Explore more than 100 Washington state parks at new website

It takes you to beautiful parks you probably never heard of, with panoramic photos and more.