The Season’s Best Performances, Plays, and Nutcrackers

Holiday stories from stages in Bellevue, Seattle, and throughout King County.


The Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition takes over downtown Seattle on Dec. 1.

A Complete List of Holiday Concerts Throughout King County

Holiday cheer for your ears.


The third annual Historic Shell Holiday Shop opens on Nov. 24 at the Historic Shell Station in Issaquah. Courtesy photo

The Gas Station That Turned Into a Holiday Shopping Destination

A holiday pop-up shop filled with heart and handmade gifts.


Lvl Up Sprites replace pixels with beads. Courtesy of GeekCraft Expo

The Holiday Shopping Guide to Unique Gifts and Memorable Moments

Bazzars, pop-ups, and retail events from Seattle to Bellevue and beyond.

Lvl Up Sprites replace pixels with beads. Courtesy of GeekCraft Expo

The Most Merry Parades and Parties Around Puget Sound

Lights, boats, and Santas run amok!

At Bellevue Botanical Garden, a half-million lights delight

The well-lit habitat attracts all kinds of creatures.

‘Grumpy Old Men’ to screen at Second Saturday Film Series

The city of Issaquah's Arts/Culture department will screen "Grumpy Old Men" 7 p.m. Saturday as part of its Second Saturday Film Series.

Master Chorus Eastside presents A ‘Choral’ Christmas Carol

Master Chorus Eastside, formally known as the Issaquah Chorale, will bring a Charles Dickens' classic to life during the choir's 25th concert season.

Issaquah orchestra offers casual holiday concert

Families, seniors and all who enjoy live classical music are welcome to attend the free Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra holiday concert Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

TONIGHT: Jeanne Ryan and Stasia Ward Kehoe visit Talking Pages

Young adult fiction writers Jeanne Ryan and Stasia Ward Kehoe will visit the historic Shell Station as part of the Talking Pages reading series at 7 p.m. tonight, Sept. 15.

State Route 18 closure canceled due to rain

WSDOT announced Wednesday it had canceled a planned closure of State Route 18 from Interstate 90 to Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast.

Stacy Jones Band playing Gas Station Blues tonight

The inaugural Gas Station Blues series ends with the Stacy Jones Band.

‘The Best of Times’ screening Saturday as part of Issaquah’s Second Saturday Film Series

The film stars Robin Williams as a banker who finds himself obsessed with the dropped pass that caused Taft High School's 1972 football team to lose a crosstown rivalry match against Bakersfield.

Issaquah International Film Festival returns for a second year

The festival will take place Feb. 28 and March 1 at Cinebarre Issaquah 8.

Jazz Walk set March 14 in North Bend

The Boxley Music Fund will present the fourth annual North Bend Jazz Walk March 14.

  • Feb 27, 2015

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Kurios’ challenging audiences visions of reality

In Cirque du Soleil's latest production, audiences are discovering a hidden world filled with crazy ideas and grand dreams.

  • Feb 27, 2015

Wife’s death promps Issaquah man to complete book

Richard Akutagawa has a simple message for all writers: "Do it, do it now, because you never know when you won't have now anymore."

  • Feb 19, 2015

Arts museum hosts record number of visitors

The Bellevue Arts Museum broke all of its attendance records last year as more than 81,000 visitors toured its exhibits, 32 percent more than in 2013.

  • Jan 19, 2015

See the horror classic ‘Wait Until Dark’ at Issaquah City Hall

Audrey Hepburn plays Susy, a blind housewife terrorized by criminals after her husband (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) unwittingly brings home a doll stuffed with heroin.

‘A Cut Above’ art exhibit to put blade work on display at the Sammamish Commons

Artists Betsy Best-Sparado, Mia Yoshihara Bradshaw, Lauren Iida and Naoko Morisawa will be present from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 5. The exhibit's original curator, June Sekiguchi, will join them.