“An Elvis Christmas,” starring Presley impersonator Danny Vernon, is set for Dec. 10 in Marysville. (Herald file)

“An Elvis Christmas,” starring Presley impersonator Danny Vernon, is set for Dec. 10 in Marysville. (Herald file)

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

“An Elvis Christmas” in Marysville and the Gothard Sisters in Edmonds are seasonal entertainment highlights.


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 tinyurl.com/EDH-gothards23.

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

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 CABAM282@gmail.com.

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 tinyurl.com/EDH-sno-king.

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 www.portgardnermusic.org.

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 tinyurl.com/EDH-elvis-xmas-mville.

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 tinyurl.com/EDH-euro-symph.

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 tinyurl.com/EDH-Cash-Tribute.

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 tinyurl.com/EDH-renaissance23.

”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 tinyurl.com/EDH-oly-nutcracker.

”This Must Be Christmas”: Holiday entertainment with Tim Noah and Rachel Deshon. 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 4th St., Snohomish. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for kids 12 and younger. More at tinyurl.com/EDH-Noah-Xmas.

Jose Gonzales Trio: Performing the music of Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” 4 p.m. Dec. 17 at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 4th St., Snohomish. Tickets are $25. More at tinyurl.com/EDH-Brown-Trio.

Olson Brothers Band: Brothers Luke and Isaac Olson lead this country band that originated in Olympia and has opened for the likes of Dwight Yoakam. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $25. More at tinyurl.com/EDH-Olson-Brothers.

March Fourth: With costumes inspired by band camp meets circus, the band consists of electric bass, guitar, four-piece percussion corps, a seven-part brass section, dancers, acrobatics, stilt-walkers and a diverse musical repertoire. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $32-$40. More at tinyurl.com/EDH-March-Forth.

Great White and Slaughter: Two veteran hard rock bands. 8 p.m. Ja. 19 at Tulalip Resort Casino. Tickets are $50-$60. More at www.tulalipresortcasino.com/Entertainment/OrcaBallroom.

Parker McCollum: The county singer-songwriter brings his “Burn It Down Tour” to Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, with guests Larry Fleet and King Calaway. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19. Ticket info at www.angelofthewindsarena.com/events/detail/parker-mccollum.

Ana Popovic with Nick Vigario: The Serbian-born guitarist who specializes in American blues, with a local blues favorite opening. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $40-$45. More at tinyurl.com/EDH-popovic.

Amy Hanaiali‘i: One of Hawaii’s leading vocalists and songwriters fuses disciplined classical training with her Hawaiian heritage. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds. Tickets are $25-$55. More at tinyurl.com/EDH-Hanaial.

Tony V’s Garage: 1716 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Shows start at 8 p.m. except where noted.

• Dec. 7: Great Comet, Spyglass, Collins Beach

• Dec. 8: Blessed is the Black Live by Coven 6669

• Dec. 9: Wingfest 7, fundraiser for Toys for Tots.

Lucky Dime: 1618 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Shows start at 8 p.m. except where noted.

• Dec. 8: Box Cutter, Dead Streets, Disorderlies. Rock, punk and alternative.

• Dec. 9: Ffortress & Ffriends, experimental electronic music.



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 www.tptedmonds.org.

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 www.EdmondsDriftwoodPlayers.org

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, through Dec. 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 www.redcurtainfoundation.org.

Winter Gala Student Showcase: The Snohomish High School Theatre Club’s annual event continues Dec. 8-10 at the school, 1316 5th St., Snohomish. This student production is a cabaret-style performance with scenes and songs from a variety of shows. It’s a fundraiser for the club’s spring production. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Dec. 8, 2 and 7 .m. Dec. 9 and 2 p.m. Dec. 10. Tickets at www.showtix4u.com/event-details/78883.

The Dance School performance of “The Nutcracker”: The full-length performance featuring 81 students is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave., Everett. The school is offering 400 free tickets (up to five tickets per family), available at www.thedanceschool.org/the-nutcracker, where tickets also can be purchased for $14. No admission fee for children 6 and younger. The Dance School has added a 45-minute matinee show, “Land of Sweets,” featuring the second act of “The Nutcracker.” The show is designed to be child- and sensory-friendly. It’s scheduled for 4 p.m. Dec. 9 at Everett Civic Auditorium. Free admission.

“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 brownpapertickets.com.

“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 www.olympicballet.org/tickets, 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 tinyurl.com/EDH-grandinetti.

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, 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $45-$55. More at tinyurl.com/EDH-Ev-O-Christmas-Tea.

“Snow White” by Grand Kyiv Ballet: Combining the vibrant style of a Disney animated movie and the music of Polish composer Bogdan Pavlovsky. Featuring dancers from the National Opera and Ballet of Ukraine. 7 p.m. Dec. 27 and 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 28 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds. Tickets are $29-$79. More at tinyurl.com/EDH-snow-white.

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 villagetheatre.org/shows.


Gabriel Rutledge: A past winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition who has made numerous appearances on Comedy Central and elsewhere, and has recorded five comedy albums. 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $25-$35. More at tinyurl.com/EDH-Rutledge.


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. 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 schack.com.

“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.

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 www.cascadiaartmuseum.org.

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 www.gallerynorthedmonds.com.

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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