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Friday, December 2 | 2011 Winter Beer Festival – The Washington Beer Commission’s Winter Beer Festival will showcase a variety of winter seasonals from over 30 Washington breweries. This year’s beer lineup will include dark malty stouts, robust winter warmers, barrel-aged gems and many more. Other features include beer and chocolate pairings, fine pub cuisine by Hale’s and a holiday gift shop.
Saturday, December 3 | New Balance Girls on the Run 5K – Join us at the New Balance Girls on the Run 5K, presented by QFC! This is the graduation race for our Fall program participants, and is open to the community. Women, men, children, leashed pets and all-terrain strollers welcome! Our theme is ‘Super Heroes’ so grab your cape or super hero costume and join us on 5K day to show your support for Girls on the Run. Post-5K celebration includes a festival full of fun for the whole family.
Saturday, December 3 | Kid Pop Family Dance Party – Come to Kid Pop Family Dance Party and dance the afternoon away at a super fun event supporting Art with Heart! The dazzling experience will feature a DJ and dancing, pizza, games, limbo, a child and adult dance off, and a balloon drop to end the festivities. It will be held at the famous The Crocodile, which has been exclusively reserved for this family party. Kid-appropriate dance and pop music will be played throughout the afternoon. All proceeds go to Art with Heart, a local non-profit that helps at-risk kids and teens move beyond hardship and uncertainty through therapeutic books and programs using art.
Saturday, December 3 | Seattle Vintage Fashion Runway Show & Lecture – The Roaring 20’s, the somber 1930’s, the wartime 1940’s, the new look 50’s: times defined by dramatic change in American and European history. Times of revolution in every sphere of human activity, politics and cultural norms and values, from the new found freedom of the Women’s Liberation movement to changes in technology, mass media, music and dance. Changes in fashion during this time were no exception, but a sign of the times. Come celebrate a runway view of vintage fashion, and live history through these fashions. This year’s show features another beautiful and authentic collection of men’s and women’s jazz age vintage fashion of the 1920’s through the 50’s! All live on the runway, brought to you by your fashion hostess Lorraine O’Neal and the Savoy Swing Club’s Killer Diller Weekend.
Sunday, December 4 | Sparkle! – Things that sparkle: Glitter, Diamonds, Swarovski Crystals and you, when you attend Sparkle!, Live Girls! Theater’s annual holiday cabaret and auction. They’re lighting up the December darkness with the talent of our dazzling dames. Pull out your glittery frocks and shiny baubles and join them for a night of sparkly entertainment and holiday goodies. Live auction includes dozens of irresistible items. Funds raised will go directly to support their mission to produce and develop new works by women.
Wednesday, December 7 | Georgetown Brewing Dinner at the Virginia Inn – A delicious spectrum of Georgetown Brewing beers paired with delicacies from the Virginia Inn! Full pairing menu is on the event page.
Wednesday, December 7 | JACKIE BEAT: THE NUTCRACKER! – JACKIE BEAT: THE NUTCRACKER continues Jackie Beat’s mission to poison every sacred belief and holiday tradition. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa or Ramadan, an evening with Jackie Beat is always the perfect antidote to holiday cheer. This new holiday show is a virtual stocking stuffed with hilarious new seasonal material including a song about the gift that keeps on giving (in this case, STD’s) and some classic Christmas Jackie: A version of “Let It Snow” which is… not about the weather, the pregnancy confessional “Santa’s Baby,” a booze-infused spin on “Happy Holidays” called “Alcoholidaze,” and the self-explanatory “I Saw Daddy Doin’ Santa Claus.”
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