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The Coats: Winners of a National Harmony Sweepstakes contest, the a capella quartet became one of the top-requested acts in the nation. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $20; 206-628-0888.

Seattle Women’s Chorus: Enjoy the sounds of 150 voices with ample doses of holiday humor in “Jingle Jangle Joy.” 8 p.m. Dec. 11, 2 p.m. Dec, 12, Meany Theater, University of Washington, Seattle; $17.50-55; 206-628-0888.

Presidents of the United States of America: The recently reunited abusurdist rock band that split in 1997 has a new album and a hit single, “Some Postman.” Doors open at 8 p.m. Dec. 10, Showbox, 1426 First Ave., Seattle; $18, 206-628-3151.

Lonestar: The band’s moved from Texas honky-tonk to Eagles-influenced country-rock songs. Memphis Kings open. 8 p.m. Dec. 10, Moore Theater, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle; $29.50-$49.50; 206-628-0888.

Matt Wertz: Expect fast and catchy songs as well as emotional ballads and boy-band cover songs. 8 p.m. Dec. 14, Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine, Seattle; $10; 206-325-6500.

Ledisi &Anibade: Rhythm and blues sounds of the vocalist and her band start 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14-15, Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $19, $21; 206-628-0888.

Craig Chaquico: Once lead guitarist of Jefferson Starship, Chaquico’s current career is as a light jazz-new age instrumentalist. Various times Dec. 16-19, Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $24, $26; 206-628-0888.

Jonathan Richman: Richman and long-time drummer Tommy Larkins, veterans of the movie “Something About Mary” and several Conan O’Brien shows, tour in support of “Not So Much to Be Loved as to Love.” 8 p.m. Dec. 13-14, Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle; 800-965-4827.

Glen Phillips: Once-precocious teen who led Toad the Wet Sprocket is now the father of three and singer of what he calls “American Intellipop.” 8 p.m. Dec. 16, Tractor Tavern, Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle; $20; 206-628-0888.

Holiday music

Snohomish and Island counties

“A Star for Christmas”: Snohomish County Christian School choirs, band and orchestra, 7 p.m. Dec. 10, free. 23607 54th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; 425-774-7773.

Yuletide Baroque, 7 p.m. Dec. 10, $15, $12 students and seniors, Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-6110.

Sno-King Community Chorale: Holiday concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, $10, free for students. Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; 425-640-1313.

Northwest Boychoir: “A Festival of Lessons &Carols,” 7 p.m. Dec. 12, $15, $10 students and seniors. Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 206-528-0250.

Navy Region Northwest Band, 7 p.m. Dec. 13, free. Oak Harbor High School, 950 NW Second Ave., Oak Harbor; 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett, 425-257-8687; 7 p.m. Dec. 15, Center House, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, 206-684-7200.

Christmas Concert by the Sea: Sound Singers of Edmonds annual performance, 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 14. South County Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds; 425-774-5555.

Gloria: Mountlake Terrace High School choirs, orchestras and community guest present Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” 7 p.m. Dec. 14, $5, $3 students and seniors. MTHS Theater, 21801 44th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; 425-471-3205.

Bronn Journey: Annual Christmas concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16, $15, $18 at the door. Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett; 425-257-6360.

Marysville-Pilchuck High School Instrumental Music Department: Holiday music concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 16. 5611 108th St. NE, Marysville.

Seattle and beyond

Northwest Boychoir: “A Festival of Lessons &Carols,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, $15, $10 students and seniors, Mt. Baker Park Presbyterian Church, 3201 Hunter Blvd. S., Seattle.

Darren Motamedy, 8 p.m. Dec. 10. The Theatre at Meydenbauer, 11100 NE Sixth St., Seattle; 206-325-6500.

Northwest Chorale: “A Very Choral Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Queen Anne Lutheran Church, 2400 Eighth St. W., Seattle; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at First Presbyterian Church, Spring and Seventh Avenue, Seattle; 206-362-5731,

“Strands of Gold”: The Cascadian Chorale holiday concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11. The Theatre at Meydenbauer, 11100 NE Sixth St., Seattle; 206-325-6500.

Northwest Chamber Chorus: Distler’s “Weihnachtsgeschichte,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, $14 to $20; 206-523-1196,

Seattle Pro Musica: “Northern Lights,” holiday music, 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 11 at Bastyr University, $18, $21 at the door, $13 seniors, $16 seniors at the door, $10 students; 206-781-2766,

“Jingle, Jangle, Joy”: Seattle Women’s Chorus annual holiday show of seasonal music and hijinks, Dec. 11 and 12, Meany Theater;, 206-323-0750.

Magical Strings: Annual Celtic Yuletide concert, ticket prices vary. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 114 20th Ave. SE, Olympia,; 3 p.m. Dec. 12, Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center, 10020 SE 256th St., Kent, 253-856-5050.

Mistletoe Magic: BYSO orchestral group and the BYSO Harp Ensemble, 2 p.m. Dec. 12. The Theatre at Meydenbauer, 11100 NE Sixth St., Seattle; 206-325-6500.

Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra, 3 p.m. Dec. 12, free. Wintergarden at Bellevue Place, Bellevue; 425-455-4171,

Seattle SeaChordsmen Barbershop Chorus: With the Edmonds-Woodway High School group Ovation and the Sweet Adelines Internation group SoundDesign, 3 p.m. Dec. 12. McEachern Auditorium, MOHAI, 2700 24th Ave. E., Seattle; 206-774-7693.

Chanukah concert: with What the Chelm!, 2 p.m. Dec. 12. Whatcom County Museum of History &Art: 121 Prospect St., Bellingham; 360-676-6981,

“Underneath the Mistletoe”: Seattle Men’s Chorus annual holiday concert, 8 p.m. Dec. 12, 13, 14, 20, 2 p.m. Dec. 20, $16.50 to $50. Benaroya Hall, 200 University, Seattle; 206-323-2992.

Andy Williams Christmas Show, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, $39.50 to $59.50, McCaw Hall, Seattle; 206-628-0888.


Seattle and beyond

Messiah sing/play along: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12, canned food donations accepted, St. John United Lutheran Church, 5515 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; 206-526-8443.


Seattle and beyond

Medieval Women’s Choir: “The Red Book of Montserrat,” 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11, $17, $10 students and seniors. UW, Suzzallo Library Reading Room, Seattle; 206-264-4822.


Seattle and beyond

CanUS, 1 p.m. Dec. 12, $10, Mountaineers Club Building, 300 Third Ave. W., Seattle; 425-776-5072.

In the clubs

Snohomish and Island counties

The Blue Yonder: 11014 19th Ave. SE, Everett; 425-337-5040. The Tommy Wall Band.

Big Al’s Casino: 12715 Fourth Ave. W., Everett. Alice Stuart, Dec. 10.

Buck’s American Cafe: 2901 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Live jazz, every Sat.

Celestial Coffeehouse and Kreations: 36904 Highway 2, Startup; 360-799-0569. Brian Box, 8 p.m. Dec. 10

Gianni’s Italian Restaurant: 5030 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-252-2435. Bass-Ic Sax, Wednesdays.

Jacks: 1307 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-252-2266. Mr. SmartyPants, Dec. 10 and 11.

Jimmy Jacks Classic Rock Cafe: 13428 Highway 99 S., Everett; 425-745-1590. Mere Echos, Jimi Hendrix/Led Zepellin tribute, Dec. 10.

La Hacienda Restaurant: 210 W. Division Ave., Arlington; 360-435-9433. Mariachi band, every Wednesday.

Oxford Saloon &Eatery: 913 First St.; 360-568-3845. Randy Oxford Band, Dec. 10 and 11.

Petosa’s in Snohomish: 1431 Ave. D. 425-334-3500. Live music, 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Rockfish Grill: 320 Commercial Ave., Anacortes; 360-588-1720. Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method, Dec. 11; Jacob Navarro and William Cook, Dec. 15.

Rocko’s Fireside Alehouse: 7520 Beverly Blvd., Everett. Blues Therapy, Dec. 10; John Hodgkin Band, Dec. 11.

Stewart’s Place: 709 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-4684. Open electric and acoustic jam session, downbeat at 8:30 p.m. every Wed.

Seattle and beyond

Cafe Campagne: 1600 Post Alley, Seattle; 206-728-2233. Live music Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Club Hollywood: 16716 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; 206-546-4444. Nitecrew, Dec. 10 and 11; Jim Basnight Band, Dec. 15 and 16.

Dulces Latin Bistro: 1430 34th Ave., Seattle; 206-322-5453. Cindy Hughen, Tuesdays through Thursdays.

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse: 17551 15th Ave. NE, Shoreline; 206-957-2000. Danny Hook, Dec. 10; Megan Donovan, Dec. 11.

New Orleans Creole Restaurant: 114 First South, Seattle; 206-622-2563. Jet City All-Stars, Dec. 10; CanUS, Dec. 11; The New Orleans Quintet, Dec. 13; Holo Trad Jazz, Dec. 14; Floyd Standifer, Dec. 15; David Friesen’s annual Christmas show, Dec. 16.

Scarlet Tree: 6521 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle; 206-523-7153. Big Phat Funk Family, Dec. 10; Shades, Dec. 11; Footnote, Dec. 12; Paula Maya and Pat Hewitt, Dec. 15.

Skagit Valley Casino Pacific Showroom: 5984 N. Darrk Lane, Bow; 206-628-0888. The Chryslers, Dec. 10 and 11.

Jam sessions

Snohomish and Island counties

Bluegrass &Country Music Makers Association: Bluegrass jam sessions at 1 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Darrington Community Center. Free, everyone welcome. Dinner following session, donation requested; 360-436-1179, 360-436-1006.

Bluegrass open mic: 7 to 10 p.m. last Saturday of each month, Wired &Unplugged Internet Coffeehouse, 717 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-2472.

Native American flute gather: 10 a.m. to noon last Saturday of the month, Wired &Unplugged Internet Coffeehouse, 717 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-2472.

Old Time &Country Music Association: Jam sessions 6:30 to 9:45 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of each month. Free. Baker Hi-Rise, 1401 Poplar, Everett; 425-334-5769.

Open electric and acoustic jam session: Downbeat electric and jazz, 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Stewart’s of Snohomish, 709 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-4684.

Open microphone jam session: Every Wednesday. One-eyed Jack’s Roadhouse, 14019 Highway 99, Lynnwood; 425-741-5570.

Open mic: 9 p.m. Wednesday. The Jet Deck at Paine Field, 10203 31st Ave. W., Everett; 425-353-0770.

Open mic: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Wired &Unplugged On-line Coffee House, 717 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-2472.

Open mic: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday. The Candy Cane Restaurant, 523 W. Stevens Ave., Sultan; 425-799-2416.

Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association: Jam sessions the second and fourth Fridays of each month, workshop/instruction at 6 p.m., circle jam at 7 p.m., performances at 8 p.m. Fidelity Grange, Smokey Point Boulevard at 157th Street, Arlington; 360-653-8727.

Seattle and beyond

Legends: Live jam night, 9 p.m. each Thursday. Acoustic jam, 9:30 p.m. each Sunday. 4439 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; 206-938-3598.


Snohomish and Island counties

Auditions for singers and actors for “God Said,” an original production, 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 11 at Cedar Valley Grange, Lynnwood. 425-478-7907.

The Overtones, a new Everett Community Choir, is seeking members ages 10 years and older to join. There are no auditions and the ability to read music is not required. 425-257-8300.

Performing and literary arts scholarships are available from Edmonds Arts Commission. Deadline 5 p.m. March 1. 425-771-0228 or email



Friday: Smokey Point Steak House, 3528 168th St. NE; 360-657-2048.

Wednesday: 8 p.m. kid’s karaoke, 10 p.m. adults. The Stump Bar &Grill, 19711 Smokey Point Blvd.; 360-653-6774.


Sunday and Monday: The Rocker Bar &Grill, 22833 Bothell-Everett Highway; 425-487-6297.


Friday and Saturday: Hong Kong Gardens, 4643 E. Highway 525; 360-341-2828.


Daily: Tyee Lanes, 914 N. Broadway; 425-259-6161.

Friday: Children’s karaoke, 7 to 8:30 p.m., nonsmoking. Beary Special Espresso &Grill, 2818 Wetmore Ave., Everett; 425-257-3013.

Friday: Beary Special Espresso &Grill, 2818 Wetmore Ave., Everett; 425-257-3013.

Friday: Blue Yonder, 11014 19th Ave. SE, Everett; 425-337-5040.

Friday and Saturday: Danny’s Campus Bar &Grill, 1010 N. Broadway; 425-304-1281.

Friday and Saturday: Hunan Palace, 2821 Pacific Ave.; 425-339-3390.

Friday and Saturday: Kodiak Ron’s, 7601 Evergreen Way; 425-347-6659.

Saturday: Cactus Moon Saloon, 717 128th St. SW.; 425-745-9855.

Saturday: Jack’s, 1307 Hewitt Ave.; 425-252-2266.

Sunday through Thursday: Petosa’s On Broadway, 3121 Broadway Ave. S.; 425-258-1544.

Monday: Denny’s, 132 128th St. SW; 425-355-2210.

Monday: Dos De Oro Restaurant and Sports Bar, 3201 Rucker Ave.; 425-259-8080.

Monday and Wednesday: Jimmy Jack’s Classic Rock Cafe, 13428 Highway 99 S.; 425-745-1590.

Monday through Saturday: Happy Land, 1020 N. Broadway; 425-259-2112.

Tuesday through Sunday: Foxy’s Pub &Eatery, 9601 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-513-0960.

Tuesday and Thursday: Glacier Lanes, 9630 Evergreen Way; 425-353-8292.

Wednesday through Saturday: Cafe Silver Lake, 11014 19th Ave. SE; 425-338-3628.

Wednesday: The Everett Underground, 1212 California St.; 425-339-0807.

Wednesday through Saturday: White Elephant Bar &Grill, 1912 Broadway Ave.; 425-252-5200.

Wednesday through Saturday: The Chuckwagon Inn, 6720 Evergreen Way; 425-353-2200.

Thursday through Sunday: Homeport Tavern, 2116 Everett Ave.; 425-259-2661.

Lake Stevens

Tuesday through Thursday: Kid’s karaoke, every Wednesday. La Hacienda Restaurant, Frontier Village, 513 Highway 9; 425-334-4939.


Friday and Saturday: Taste of Thai, 5404 196th SW; 425-778-5206.

Saturday: Regal Beagle, 17711 Highway 99; 425-742-0989.

Saturday and Sunday: Billy McHale’s, 18430 33rd Ave. W.; 425-775-8500.

Tuesday through Friday: Daverthump’s, 19720 44th Ave. W.; 425-774-6573.


Monday through Saturday: Danny’s Midway Pub &Grill, 14824 Smokey Point Blvd.; 360-659-2248.

Tuesday through Saturday: Maxi’s, 9611 State Ave.; 360-659-0879.

Mill Creek

Saturday: Pounders, 18001 Bothell-Everett Highway; 425-485-7678.

Mountlake Terrace

Friday through Sunday: O’Houlie’s Pub, 21919 66th Ave. W.; 425-776-1833.


Wednesday and Thursday: Kids karaoke, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Adults, 8:30 p.m. to midnight Thursday. Oxford Saloon &Eatery. 913 First St.; 360-568-3845,

Thursdays: 8 p.m. to midnight Petosa’s in Snohomish, 1431 Ave. D. 425-334-3500.


Friday and Saturday: Viking, Viking Village; 360-629-2030.

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