Dec 16 Friday
‘Tis the season! This year’s KNKX Holiday Jam features two Northwest favorites: singer-songwriter Stephanie Anne Johnson and jazz fusion band Velocity, performing at Town Hall Seattle on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. The event is free. REGISTER HERE.
Velocity will get funky with some traditional holiday tunes and Johnson will join the band for soulful renditions of holiday songs by Stevie Wonder and Albert King.
Save the date and celebrate the joy of the holidays with KNKX at this fun community event. Doors open at 6 p.m. You'll find information here about getting to Town Hall Seattle, and parking near the venue.
The KNKX Holiday Jam is supported by 4Culture.
Dec 03 Saturday
Presented by KNKX. Marcus Miller has been dubbed one of the most influential artists of our time. At the top of his game for over 30 years, he is a two-time Grammy award winner, (U.S.), winner of the 2013 Edison Award for Lifetime Achievement In Jazz (Holland), winner of the 2010 Victoire du Jazz (France) and in 2013, was appointed a UNESCO Artist For Peace. His characteristic bass sound can be heard on a limitless catalog of musical hits from Bill Wither’s “Just The Two Of Us,” to Luther Vandross’ “Never Too Much,” to songs from Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Herbie Hancock, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Elton John and Bryan Ferry to name a few. With his distinctive style - a unique combination of funk, groove, soul and pure technical skills - Miller has been referred to as one of the most significant bass players in jazz, R &B, fusion and soul. Bass Player Magazine includes him on its list of ten most influential jazz players of this generation.
In addition to these career highlights, Miller has a rich and very deep resume of outstanding collaborations, including a 15- year song-writing and production partnership with Luther Vandross, resulting in 13 consecutive platinum selling albums of which Miller Produced 7, and a double Grammy win in 1992 - for the double platinum selling album Power Of Love/Love Power winning “Best R & B Vocal” as well as “Best R & B Song.”
Dress in your best ugly sweater or holiday attire and win prizes! Downtown businesses are kicking off the holiday season with a fun tasting event featuring wine, spirits, beer & cider, and live entertainment. Stock up for the holidays with tax free bottle purchases!
Ugly Sweater, Santa, or elf suit – we don’t care, just get festive and have a Merry-good-time with us in downtown Kent. We’ll have a few Secret Santa’s scouting best costumes of guests who can win prizes!
Come early and enjoy the Winterfest at Town Square including, festive lights, parade, Christmas tree lighting and activities for the kids.
Live Music: The W Lovers
Wine tasting requires a ticket and is 21 over. Shops and restaurants are open to the public during this event.
CHECK IN LOCATION: Titusville bldg, 202 W. Gowe Street
Ticket includes:10 tastingsTax free bottles saledisposal glassWrist band & program guide
Dec 04 Sunday
This third show was added due to the sold-out in-person shows at 4 and 6:30 p.m. (but live streaming is available for these two shows). This Hanukkah, sing and dance along with a cappella and Jewish music sensations the Maccabeats! Originally formed as a Yeshiva University student vocal group, the Maccabeats are phenomenal performers with a massive fan base, over 20 million views on YouTube, numerous TV appearances, and four successful albums, including their bestselling “A Maccabeats Hanukkah.” With little more than their unadulterated voices, a little Jewish humor, and a philosophy of integrating traditional and secular sounds, they entertain and inspire audiences of all backgrounds and ages with an eclectic repertoire of Jewish and Israeli songs, pop hits, and signature mash-ups, like breakout Hanukkah parody, “Candlelight.” Their all-ages Hanukkah shows will have the whole family rocking out! Best for ages 4+.
Tickets include kosher Hanukkah treats for kids. Concessions, including (kosher) wine and beer for sale in the J Café before the shows. CDs sales + signing and photos with the performers after the show.
Dec 06 Tuesday
This screening is part of the Reel Black series presented by SIFF and Langston, exploring the legacy of Sidney Poitier. The December 6 screening of the new documentary, Sidney will be followed by a panel discussion.
Sidney Poitier was one of the most gifted and talented actors in the history of cinema. He set a new standard for Black actors in Hollywood as a leading man, becoming the first Black man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Lilies of the Field (1963). He acted in the Golden Age of Hollywood, became a key figure in the civil rights movement, served as a diplomat, and directed and produced highly successful films. Through it all he became husband to two wives, the mothers of his six daughters. Sidney the documentary takes viewers through the life and career of Sidney Poitier in his own words, through narration captured in an in-depth interview conducted by producer Oprah Winfrey, and in the words of his family, friends and those whose lives he influenced most.
Dec 08 Thursday
Kick off the holiday season by raising a glass to Prohibition Repeal Day. Cut a rug with fellow dancers and a live performance by The Happy Sinners, sip on the bee’s knees of beverages, and take in the wild tales of Washington in the roaring 20s with local historian Steve Edmiston. Dress to the nines for a chance to win the costume contest!
Prohibition is a significant topic in Washington’s history, and we’ll explore fascinating tales of rum-running, speakeasies, and more. Explore the galleries while you’re here, too.
Dec 10 Saturday
Ukulele master and jolly ambassador of aloha, JAKE SHIMABUKURO, will bring joy to the world this upcoming 2022 Holiday Season by delivering a special gift for all with the debut of his highly anticipated holiday show, JAKE SHIMABUKURO – CHRISTMAS IN HAWAI’I.
With only four strings, Jake is a humble master whose mission is to connect and inspire people. Whether one on one or in front of an audience of thousands, Jake shares a deep emotional connection with the listener that is open, magical, and transcendent. Jake’s genuine love for people, the spirit of Holidays, and his beloved home of Hawaii are at the forefront of JAKE SHIMABUKURO – CHRISTMAS IN HAWAI’I. It will be a warm welcome of merriment and wonder for the season.
In addition to his signature show favorites, this special show will draw on a vibrant catalog of holiday classics such as We Three Kings, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, O Holy Night, I’ll Be Home For Christmas and selections from his “Jake & Friends” released in November 2021 (Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Jack Johnson, Michael McDonald, Vince Gill & Amy Grant and more).
Along with bassist Jackson Waldhoff and special Guests, singer-songwriter, Justin Kawika Young, and Herb Ohta, Jr. – JAKE SHIMABUKURO will spread good cheer to all with his world-renowned live show in a fun take on the holidays sure to keep spirits bright. Exceptional and spirited JAKE SHIMABUKURO’S CHRISTMAS IN HAWAI’I is sure to become an eagerly anticipated annual family event.
For the third year in a row, Art Walk Edmonds is presenting Wreath Walk Edmonds! Created in 2020 as a way for artists to show their creativity, AWE is continuing the tradition of hanging original, artist-designed and decorated wreaths in select storefronts for the downtown Edmonds during the holiday season. This year, wreaths will be hung November 17th through December 15th.
Art Walk Edmonds juried the wreath concepts to pick the best of the best in these one-of-a-kind wreaths. Artists thought “outside the wreath” with their designs to portray the artist’s unique style. The wreaths will hang in the businesses for a month, and will be auctioned off online in time to go to their new homes for the holidays.
See the details for the Online Auction on the Art Walk Edmonds website.
Jan 22 Sunday
A South Sound favorite returns! The Peking Acrobats perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs; are experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting and gymnastics; and defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. Masters of agility and grace, they push the envelope of human possibility. Often accompanied by live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments and high-tech special effects, this show delivers an exuberant performance, with all the excitement and festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival!
Feb 03 Friday
From the Terry Buffington Papers 1952- 20154, Terry Buffington Productions presents Dinner & a Film, FUNDI : The Story of Ella Baker reveals the instrumental role that Ella Baker, a friend and advisor to Martin Luther King, played a pivotal role in shaping the American civil rights movement. The dynamic activist was affectionately known as the Fundi, a Swahili word for a person who passes skills and knowledge from generation to another. By looking at the 1960s from the perspective of Ella Baker, the "Godmother of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee," FUNDI adds an essential understanding of the U.S. civil rights movement. The film is 55 minutes in length with a 15-minute talkback.
MenuMississippi farm raised Southern Fried CatfishSouthern fried chickenCollard GreensHopin' Johns Green onionsButtermilk cornbreadLouisiana Ice Tea/unsweetened/sweet Louisiana hot sauceCoffeeDessert: Southern pecan pie