holiday date book

Ah, it's so great to be out of school. No homework, no alarm clocks... Oh crap. I'm totally bored. I am the most boring person who ever lived! I have no life except facebook! Which is not life! There is nothing inherently interesting about me! I am being sucked into a cesspool of ennui! Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! (This has been a pre-enactment of the conversation you will have in your head exactly one and one-half days after school gets out.)

Here's some help:

Things to do with your family (or, alternatively, to escape from your family) over the holiday break

A Festival of Lessons and Carols @ Seattle Symphony

A Tuna Christmas @ ArtsWest
WEST SEATTLE | Dec 1 - 24 | more info | TEEN REVIEW
Spend the holidays with your favorite citizens of Tuna, Texas and make some new friends while you're there. Two fabulous performers, along with some split-second costume changes, portray all 22 citizens of Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. Safaa D recommends it, saying "Not all audience members celebrate Christmas (myself included) but every one laughs equally well...Please visit Tuna.

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol @ Taproot Theatre | GREENWOOD | Through Dec 30 | more info | TEEN REVIEW
These then are the facts: The year, 1894. The date, Christmas Eve. The location, 221B Baker Street. After being presumed dead for three years, a hardened Sherlock Holmes resurfaces, turning his back on the people who need him most. Three unexpected callers arrive on Christmas Eve uncovering clues from the detective’s past, present and future. Can they save Holmes and his world from a dire end? Our reviewer, Emma M., calls it "a clever little spin on a Christmas classic."

Battlestar Gallactica: The Exhibition @ EMP|SFM

SEATTLE CENTER | opens Oct 23 | more info | TEEN REVIEW

Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition features three stunning, full-size prop spaceships, iconic costumes, new exhibition films, music and other props from the original and re-imagined series.

Winterfest Ice Rink @ Seattle Center ($7)

Labryinth Quote-Along @ SIFF Cinema SEATTLE CENTER | Dec 17 - 19 | more info
Labyrinth is a musical fairy tale about a Goblin King (David Bowie) who kidnaps the baby brother of a young damsel (Jennifer Connelly in her first leading role) and thrusts her into an impossible universe of talking animals, mythological creatures, super-tight pants, and synchronized goblin dancing. This special screening takes you INTO the Labyrinth with quote-along subtitles for all of your favorite lines ("You have no power over me!") and sing-along lyrics for every single song.

SuttonBeresCuller: Panoptos @ Henry Art GalleryU-DISTRICT | 11 - 9 Thurs & Fri, 11 - 4 Sat & Sun | more info | ARTIST INTERVIEW

If you see one art show in Seattle this year, make it this one. Here's how it works: in one room, you control an atari-style joystick that in turn controls a high-def camera that, in another room, peruses an entire gallery full of art. The effect is disorienting and delicious, and makes you look at art in a whole new way. Go.

Behind the Scenes: The Real Story of the Quileute Wolves @ Seattle Art MuseumDOWNTOWN | Wed - Sun 10 - 5, Thu & Fri 10 - 9, Mon&Tue closed | more info | Read our TEEN REVIEW
This is the first exhibition on historic Quileute art and seeks to provide an authentic, first-person account of the “real Quileute wolves.” Our reviewer, Alyssa T, says "If not for this review, I sadly can’t say I would have given the Quileute culture my time and consideration, which is distressing...Taking time to soak in the collection refreshingly left me more fascinated than I have been in a long while."

Nine Nation Animation @ NW Film Forum

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