“Die Fledermaus” Opera Preview — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28: Join Norm Hollingshead, veteran Seattle-area lecturer, for a preview of Seattle Opera’s production of Johann Strauss, Jr.’s first, and best, operetta, at the Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St., Shoreline. Info: 206-362-7550.
Watoto Children’s Choir — 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1: The East African group returns to the area with their “Concert of Hope” at First Christian Reformed Church, 14555 25th Ave. NE, Shoreline. Admission: Free; free will offering to benefit Watoto Child Care Ministries. Info: 206-364-3021 or www.watoto.com.
Night Before New Year’s Eve — 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30: Enjoy champagne &hors d’oeuvres at the Everett Symphony Headquarters, 2710 Colby Ave., then the annual performance of nostalgic music and memories at 8 p.m. at Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. with Paul-Elliott Cobbs conducting, special guest host Tony Ventrella and guest performer Murl Allen Sanders on keyboards &vocals. Tickets: $45, available by calling 425-258-1605.
Lake Forest Park
Third Place Books music events: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 85th Street Band, swing; 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, Klez Kids, Temple Beth Am dance group; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, Polly O’Keary, blues vocals. At Third Place Commons Stage, Lake Forest Park Towne Centre, 17171 Bothell Way NE. Info: 206-366-3333.