Carolea’s father Collius (Jay Jenkins, center) has selected Ambrosius (Ian Wight, right) as his choice for his daughter, but she is in love with Nectarean (Josias Allestad) in Red Curtain’s production of “A MidWinter Night’s Dream.” (Kenny Randall)

Carolea’s father Collius (Jay Jenkins, center) has selected Ambrosius (Ian Wight, right) as his choice for his daughter, but she is in love with Nectarean (Josias Allestad) in Red Curtain’s production of “A MidWinter Night’s Dream.” (Kenny Randall)

Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

”A Midwinter Night’s Dream” opens Friday at Red Curtain Arts Center in Marysville.


Main Street: A Bob Seger tribute. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $20. More at

Pacifica Chamber Orchestra: The Winter Concert is scheduled for 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. On the program: Serenade for Strings Op. 2 by Mieczyslaw Karlowicz; Prelude for String Orchestra by Leonie Holmes; and the Annual Showcase of Local Young Artists, with Concerto for Piano No. 20, K466 by Wolfgang Mozart, featuring Katie Shen, piano solo; Concerto for Piano in G Minor, No. 1, Op. 25 by Felix Mendelssohn, featuring Peyton Chen, piano solo; snd Concerto for Piano, No. 3 by Philip Glass, featuring Jer-Shyan Chang, piano solo. Tickets are $25 general admission and $20 for students and 65 and older. Tickets will be sold at the door 30 minutes before the concert, by cash or check only. For more information, go to, or call 206-972-7722

Christmas in Edmonds: Featuring the Mosaic Choir and Orchestra, presented by North Sound Church. 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds. Tickets are $15-$20. More at

Geoffrey Castle’s Celtic Christmas: The fiddler’s 16th annual holiday concert. Featuring Irish tenor Dan Connolly, Veronica Olson and Pamela Cassella from the Seattle Opera, and the Celtic Night All-Star band. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $30. More at

For King + Country: The Christian pop duo will present “A Drummer Boy Christmas Tour: The 2023 Tour Experience.” 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. For tickets and more information, go to

Music at Port Gardner Bay Winery: Tim Koss Quartet performs jazz, swing, bossas and blues, with Brent Jensen on saxophone, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 2. Larry Byers and The Guise perform classic rock and soul music from the 1960s and ’70s at 7-9 p.m. Dec. 8. Free, all ages. The venue is at 3006 Rucker Ave., Everett.

Chorale and orchestra: The Everett Chorale and the Evergreen Community Orchestra present a joint concert, “Traditions and Memories,” at 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Featured numbers will include “Gloria” by Bass, the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah, John Rutter’s “Candlelight Carol” as well as pieces from the Chorale: Bruckner’s “Ave Maria” and Lightfoot/McLachlan’s “Song for A Winter’s Night,” and pieces from ECO: selections from the Nutcracker Suite and “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo.” Tickets are available online at village or at the box office, 2710 Wetmore Ave.

Nick Dumas, Chris Luquette and Andrew Knapp: Award-winning bluegrass. 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 4th St., Snohomish. Tickets are $25. More at

Mark O’Connor’s An Appalachian Christmas: The multi-Grammy-winning fiddle virtuoso from Mountlake Terrace will be joined by his wife, fiddler and singer Maggie O’Connor, for a holiday-themed mix of instrumental and local music in bluegrass and other American genres. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds. Tickets are $35-$65. More at

A Celtic Christmas with The Gothard Sisters: The annual holiday concert by the Edmonds-based trio. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds. Tickets are $20-$30. More at

Queen Nation: Tribute to Queen. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $35-$40. More at

CABAM! Camano Bluegrass Jam: Musicians from the Puget Sound region will gather for a monthly jam session Dec. 9,at the South Camano Grange, 2227 S. Camano Drive, Camano Island. Music starts at 3 p.m. An optional lasagne dinner will be served from 5:30- 6:45 p.m., for $10 cash per person. An open mic will follow. For more, email

Light Returning: A winter concert by Sno-King Community Chorale. 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds. More at

Community Holiday Sing-Along: 3 p.m. Dec. 10 at First Presbyterian Church of Everett, 2936 Rockefeller Ave. Featuring The Circle of Flutes Ensemble performing Christmas songs both sacred and secular. Admission by donation. Presented by Port Gardner Bay Music Society. More information at

An Elvis Christmas: Starring veteran Presley impersonator Danny Vernon. Dec. 10 at the Marysville Opera House, 1225 3rd St., Marysville. Tickets are $20.Sold out, but there is a waiting list. More at

Cascade Symphony Orchestra: Selections from seven European countries with Rick Steves as your musical tour guide. Dec. 10-11, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds. Pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m., music at 7:30. Tickets are $10-$30. More at

James Garner: Tribute to Johnny Cash. 5 p.m. Dec. 10 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $25-$30. More at

Renaissance Rock Orchestra: Elements of classic rock, progressive metal, and symphonic influences. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $30-$35. More at

”The Nutcracker” by Olympic Ballet Theatre: Dec. 15-20 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds. Matinee and evening performances. Tickets are $10-$55. More at



Phoenix Theatre: “A Nice Family Christmas” is showing through Dec. 17 at the theater, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. The plot: ​It’s Christmas Eve, and a young newspaper reporter on the brink of being fired has been assigned a last-chance story about a typical family Christmas — his family’s Christmas. He goes home to his recently widowed mother, his crazy uncle, his eccentric grandmother, and his battling siblings and their neurotic spouses, who provide no shortage of material. Tickets are $25. Showtimes are 7:30 Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. More at

Edmonds Driftwood Players: The theater’s 65th season continues with “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka,” through Dec. 17; “Ada and the Engine” is slated for March 1-17, 2024; and “The Savannah Sipping Society” will show May 3-19, 2024. Season 65 subscriptions are $96-$106. For more, go to

Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts: The theater’s 2023-2024 season is celebrating Shakespeare. It will continue with”A Midwinter Night’s Dream,” which moves the play’s setting to Britain in winter, Dec. 1-23; “Shakespeare’s R&J,” told by four parochial school students, Jan. 19-Feb. 4; ““The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] [revised] [again],” in which three actor present all 37 of The Bard’s plays, March 1-17; “Into the Breeches,” a WWII-set story in which a group of women on the home front stage “Henry V,” April 12-28; and the musical version of “Twelfth Night,” May 24-June 9. Red Curtain Arts Center is located at 9315 State Ave, Suite J, in the Goodwill shopping center, behind the EvCC cosmetology school, in Marysville. For more information, go to

O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy: Canadians Aaron Malkin and Alastair Knowles, performing as James and Jamesy, blend Monty Python, Mr. Bean and Dr. Seuss in this madcap holiday show. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds. Tickets are $35-$69. More at The show also will take place at 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets for that are $45-$55. More at

”A Storybook Nutcracker”: For the 24th year, Alderwood Dance Spectrum presents this version of the holiday classice that is shortened slightly to make it engaging for all audiences, while retaining its original magic and charm. The cast includes more than 50 dancers and actors. 7 p.m. Dec. 9, and 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Snohomish County PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St., Everett. Tickets are $20, available at

“Olympic Ballet Theatre Presents the Nutcracker”: The company’s annual production returns to the Everett Performing Arts Center and the Edmonds Center for the Arts, featuring a cast of more than 100 performers. it’s set for Dec. 8-10 in Everett and Dec. 14-20 in Edmonds. Tickets range from $27 to $55 and are available at, where you’ll also find showtimes, or by calling 425-774-7570. In addition to the full-length performances, OBT offers morning matinee abridged productions at both locations. This production includes an “Introduction to the Magic of Theatre” intermission segment, giving audiences a behind-the-scenes demonstration of scenery, lighting, costumes, and props. Go to OBT’s website for showtimes and ticket information.

Michael Grandinetti: Magician who starred in “Masters of Illusion” on The CW for five seasons. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $32-$45. More at

Village Theatre: The next show at Village Theatre’s Everett venue, 2710 Wetmore Ave., will be “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.” It tells the story of King’s rise to stardom, featuring her most iconic songs. Jan. 6-28, 2024. For tickets and more information, go to


Schack Art Center: The 2023 Holiday Exhibition, featuring the 70th Anniversary of the R.O.K & U.S. Alliance and the Korean American Artists Association, is showing through Jan. 6, no admission. Exhibition reception is set for 5-8 p.m. Nov. 30. The art center is located at 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. More information at

“Majestic Menagerie”: See works by 35 local artists in a variety of mediums in the “Majestic Menagerie: Animals of Earth & Ocean” exhibit through Dec. 31 at the Lynnwood Event Center, 3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood.

Graphite Arts Center: A new exhibit, “Narrative: The Art of Storytelling,” runs through Jan. 6, 2024, at Graphite, 202 Main St., Edmonds (enter through Charcoal Restaurant). Featured works will highlight the power of visual art to tell the stories of our past and present. At 7 p.m. Dec. 6, one of the featured artists, Amy Pleasant, will give a talk titled “Family Album,” regarding how the notion of family develops in visual narratives. Pleasant is a figurative and abstract painter exploring memory and generational transition through a feminine lens.

Cascadia Art Museum: Returning for the holiday season is “Vintage Christmas Cards by Northwest Artists, 1900 – 1990s.” It features examples by many familiar names such as Paul Horiuchi and George Tsutakawa as well as artists now forgotten by time. Of special interest this year are a collection of rare original color blockprint cards by renowned Northwest artist Mac Harshberger (1900-1975) donated to Cascadia by the artist’s nephew. The Harshberger cards reflect Art Deco and Modernist design themes os the 1920s through the ’60s. Through Jan. 7. Also on exhibit at Cascadia are “Full Light and Perfect Shadow: The Photography of Chao-Chen Yang,” featuring the work of an important Seattle photographer who main national prominence in the mid-20th century, though Feb. 11; and “Early Northwest Artists in France,” which illustrates the activities of Northwest artists living, visiting and studying in France in the fist half of the 2th century, through Feb. 11; and “Urban Scenes of Seattle: 1910-1960,” documenting the city’s changing landscape before it was bisected by I-5, through Jan. 7. Hours at the museum, 190 Sunset Ave. S., Edmonds, are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. More at

Edmonds College Art Gallery: The fall exhibition, “Rebel,” is a homage to artist Nakisa Dehpanah’s Iranian roots. It’s displayed at Lynnwood Hall, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood, through Dec. 8. Dehpanah is a Seattle artist, architectural designer who moved to the U.S. in 2016. She spent most of her childhood hiking and backpacking with her family in the northern mountains of Iran. Her artwork is heavily influenced by her connection with nature and her culture.

Gallery North: The featured exhibit for December is a selection of colorful wintery holiday art Meet the artists from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 9 and from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 21, at the gallery, 401 Main St., Edmonds. For more information, go to

Zamarama Gallery: Showing through Dec. 15 is photography by Bob Fink. The exhibit, dubbed “Vanishing,” documents Indigenous people from around the world. Galley hours are 1-6 p.m. weekdays. The gallery is at 2936 Colby Ave., Everett.

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