Winner of 10 Tony Awards, Moulin Rouge: The Musical brings “a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory” to the stage at Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St. in Seattle.
Watch model trains run through detailed scenes of the Pacific Northwest, and see railroad-history exhibits at the Model Train Festival at Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave. in Tacoma. Closed Dec. 24 & 25.
Buy a ticket online, then drive two miles past “300 elaborate displays” of holiday lights at Fantasy Lights in Spanaway Park, 14905 Bresemann Blvd. S in Spanaway. Hear holiday music in the park on radio station 1700 AM.
WildLanterns features “large-scale animal and nature scape lanterns representing wild places from around the globe” including bugs, dinosaurs, tigers, peacocks, and dragons, with snacks for sale at Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N in Seattle. Free parking. Enter by 8:30 p.m. (Closed Mon. to Wed.)
Bundle up to admire 800,000 holiday lights and displays at Zoolights from 4:30 to 10 p.m. at Point Defiance Zoo, 5400 N Pearl St. in Tacoma. The kids area has goats. The adult beer garden has fire pits.
Watch 95 minutes of short films selected from the 2022 Sundance Film Festival program, including “fiction, documentary, and animation from around the world” during Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. in Seattle.
Your $70 ticket to Taste of the Northwest includes six oysters plus 12 tasting tickets for wine, beer, and whiskey, with live music and food for sale at Campbell's Resort on Lake Chelan, 104 W Woodin Ave. in Chelan.
Dress warmly for Lake Chelan Winterfest, which features ice sculptures, live music, wine & ale tasting, kids’ activities, a polar bear splash, a giant beach bonfire, and fireworks on the sunnier side of the state.
Clave Gringa Quartet performs Cuban music “from the classically oriented danzon and cha-cha-cha styles to the African folkloric sounds and rumba” in the piano showroom at Stage 7 Pianos, 12037 124th Ave. NE in Kirkland. The band website has videos.
Watch 12 artists compete to win your vote as they transform blank canvases into beautiful pieces of original artwork during Art Battle at Freighthouse Square, 2501 E D St. in Tacoma. The art is sold afterward in a silent auction. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bring age 21+ ID.
Tết in Seattle (Sat. & Sun.) offers live performances, hands-on activities, foods, crafts, games, fashion, martial arts, and a marketplace at Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. Free.
Tết in Tacoma (Sun.) is at Eastside Community Center, 1721 E 56th St. in Tacoma. Free.
The schedule of events for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration includes children’s activities, food trucks, music, art, a Civil Rights film, a keynote speech, Sounders players, and an evening party for adults at Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S Massachusetts St. in Seattle. Free.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration features a keynote speaker plus music, dance, and poetry at Greater Tacoma Convention Center. Free, including street parking. Doors open at 10 a.m. so you can meet community organizations.
The gymnasts, jugglers, cyclists, and tumblers of Peking Acrobats perform amazing feats accompanied by live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments at Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway in Tacoma.
National Geographic Live presents scientists, photographers, filmmakers, and adventurers live on stage with amazing photos and video at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St. in Seattle. The subject in January is deep sea creatures.
Play games, try hands-on activities, watch a laser show, visit the butterfly house, see a planetarium program, hang out with smart people, and buy a drink at the bar during PacSci Happy Hour for age 21+ at Pacific Science Center, 200 2nd Ave. N in Seattle.
Walk between 15 restaurants serving a variety of soups (gumbo, ramen, posole, chowder, chili, Jamaican curry) during Fremont Soupocalypse, which requires no ticket and has a prize when you collect 8 soup stamps.
Bohemia is a “macabre and mystical dream cabaret” that combines classical music, art nouveau, green fairies, aerial numbers, dance, burlesque, classical piano battles, comedy, and original songs at The Triple Door, 216 Union St. in Seattle. [Must be age 17+, or age 21+ for the show at 8:45 p.m.]
Ain't Too Proud tells the thrilling story of the Motown group the Temptations and features plenty of their music, including My Girl, Just My Imagination, and Papa Was a Rolling Stone at Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St. in Seattle.
Dress up and dance to “swing, R & B, Latin, waltzes, ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll, foxtrots, quicksteps, and blues” played by a live orchestra at Masquerade in Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St. in Seattle for age 21+. Singles welcome.
Kids can meet the Snow Sisters, eat “fancy treats and candies,” make a snowflake magic wand, get crowned with a rhinestone tiara, dance, and watch “snow” falling at the Winter Royal Ball at Tea and Tiaras Party Parlor, 1809 99th St. E in Tacoma.
Jello Underground will have you screaming for women competing to win a championship title in a pool of gelatin at El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E in Seattle for age 21+. Doors open 8 p.m. Video (10 minutes).
Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the Microsoft Asian Spring Festival Celebration, which has a family-friendly afternoon festival (games, gifts, food court, afternoon performance, and photo booth with traditional Chinese outfits) and an evening gala performance at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St. in Seattle.
Instead of celebrating Groundhog’s Day, meet a frog named Snohomish Slew at the annual GroundFrog Day Celebration, with kids’ games, crafts, music, mascots, family entertainment, and photo opportunities at Snohomish Aquatic Center, 516 Maple Ave. in Snohomish.
Live and breathe weddings at the Seattle Wedding Show in the Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St. in Seattle. Expect fashion shows, discount gowns, and hundreds of vendors. Children age 12 and younger are free.
Watch tournaments and competitions, try your hand at archery and thrown weapons during open hours, play games, and shop from artisans at the quirky Ursulmas Medieval Faire at Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 11405 179th Ave. SE in Monroe. Public days are Sat. & Sun.
Celebrate Asia “honors Seattle’s Asian American community through exploring the rich musical traditions of Asian countries” at Benaroya Hall. Watch international entertainment in the lobby before (3 p.m.) and after the concert.