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November 2009

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Winterfest Dec. 4 – 6

This second weekend of Seattle Center Winterfest, Dec. 4 – 6, offers a highly entertaining mix of music, dance and comedy. Seattle Girls’ Choir and Northwest Boychoir sing on Saturday afternoon, while musical and improv comedy are featured Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.  All performances are free and open to the public.

Winterfest also offers Saturday afternoon ice sculpting and fireside sing-alongs. The Winter Train and Village return this year, along with the Ice Rink and Classic Carousel.  The full festival runs November 27 – December 31, with extended dates to Jan. 3 for the Rink and Carousel. Visit the Seattle Center campus during Winterfest and you’ll find the grounds showered in thousands of sparkling holiday lights. For more information, call or 206-684-7200 or click on


Mark Siano and the Freedom Dancers:  “Soft Rock,” Comedy, and Dance, Friday, Dec. 4, 8 p.m., Center House.  Direct from his sell-out performances at The Triple Door, Seattle-based performer and producer Mark Siano teams with The Freedom Dancers to bring their unique version of “soft rock” music to life.  With an exciting blend of high energy dance, seductive style, and vicious comic timing, this hilarious tribute to the 80’s will have you toe tapping and belly laughing.

Ice Sculpting, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2 noon – 2 p.m., Outside Fisher Pavilion.  Artistry and ice unite in a glorious and temporal expression of the season as internationally acclaimed, award-winning artists create seasonal sculptures. Watch while they work or stop by later to see the glistening result. Each Saturday an ice master will carve a different design.

Seattle Girls’ Choir, Saturday, Dec. 5, 1p.m., Center House.  Seattle Girls’ Choir, who have performed nationally and aborad, will grace the Center House Stage with their youthful talents, sweet, soaring voices, and amazing musical maturity.

Northwest Boychoir, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2 p.m., Center House.  With more than 150 members ages 6 to 13, Northwest Boychoir is regarded as among the absolute best nationwide. The Choir has performed around the world – on movie soundtracks, in video games, with the Seattle Symphony, and now at Winterfest.

Fireside Singing, Saturday, Dec. 5, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., outside Fisher Pavilion.  Take a mid-weekend break from the frenzy of the season and share in warmth and music around the crackling flames of a bonfire. Folksinger Bruce Bake will lead passers-by in a mix of original, traditional and contemporary folk holiday songs as embers illuminate the night.

Comedy of Dave Crowe and Unexpected Productions, Saturday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Center House.  This night of comedy will warm your heart and clapping hands. Laugh with two of the region’s funniest entertainers, comedian David Crowe and comedy improvisation troupe Unexpected Productions.

Seattle World Percussion Society, Sunday, Dec. 6, 12 p.m., Center House.  Experience the infectious rhythms of Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and Native America with a live performance of world music, drumming, and dance.

Comedy Saturday! David Crowe and Unexpected Productions Comedy Improv, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m., Center House.  Direct from the Market Theatre at Pike Place Market, this troop has been offering its unique brand of comedy since 1983, making it the longest running improv show in Seattle.  A team of 5 performers guarantee laughter and creativity with their original sketch comedy, based on audience input. 


Winter Train and Village, Nov. 27 – Dec. 31, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Center House.

Winterfest Ice Rink, Nov. 27 – Jan. 3, Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.,  Fisher Pavilion, $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 – 12. Skate rental: $2. Cash only.

Classic Carousel, Nov. 27 – Jan. 4, Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., outside Fisher Pavilion, $1 per ride.

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