Smashing Pineapples - Your December Concert and Events Calendar

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A great show + Staypineapple = lifelong memories

With the holidays ramping into full merry-swing, we wanted to provide a concert and event calendar for all our Staypineapple cities so you can mosh, calmly head-nod, or carol your way through December.


Take a look, find the good stuff, and if you’re so inclined there is always a Staypineapple Hotel close by - Staypineapple.com.

SEATTLE

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Pacific Northwest Ballet corps de ballet dancer Elle Macy as Dewdrop, with company dancers in a scene from George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, choreographed by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. PNB’s production features sets and costumes designed by children’s author and illustrator Ian Falconer (Olivia the Pig) and runs November 24 – December 28, 2017. Photo © Angela Sterling.

Pacific Northwest Ballet corps de ballet dancer Elle Macy as Dewdrop, with company dancers in a scene from George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, choreographed by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. PNB’s production features sets and costumes designed by children’s author and illustrator Ian Falconer (Olivia the Pig) and runs November 24 – December 28, 2017. Photo © Angela Sterling.

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s performs The Nutcracker (all month - McCaw Hall): Live orchestra, huge stage, and elaborate costumes make this classic ballet a holiday bucket list show for those in the greater Seattle area. Also, walkable from The Maxwell Hotel! $34-90

Around the World with KEXP (Dec 16th - Nectar Lounge) Seattle’s arguably best radio station is bringing the hot-hot-heat to this dance party in the “Center of the Universe”. $6-8

Woodland Park Zoo Wild Lights (Nov. 24, 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018): Holiday lights festival returns to Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo with sparkling lights. $10-12

CHICAGO

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Christmas Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo

Christmas Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo

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Christmas lights at Lincoln Park Zoo (all month): Everyone loves Christmas lights. Take in over a million lights along with other traditional festivities at Lincoln Park Zoo all month long. Rumor has it Santa will be there too. Free

Holidazed and Confused (all month - Up Comedy Club): Take the Second City comedy crew and juice them up with Holiday eccentricities, and you have a show. $8-18

Christkindlmarket (through Dec 24th - Daley Plaza): Inspired by the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany, which began in 1545, the Christkindlmarket Chicago brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Chicago.

PORTLAND

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Billy Joel in concert

Billy Joel in concert

Billy Joel (Dec 8 - Moda Center): Ya know, Billy Joel. Sing along with the guy who actually wrote the songs! $30-150

John Mulaney - Kid Gorgeous (Dec 15 - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall): Former SNL writer and Too Much Tuna grump is back on the road with his unique voice and hilarious stories. $25-35

Stumptown SantaCon (Dec 16th - Various bars): Been looking for an excuse to dress up as Santa and stumble bar to bar around Portland? Your moment has arrived. $10

SAN FRANCISCO

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Jay-Z (Dec 16th - Oracle Arena) Venture to Oakland and you’ll find yourself with one of modern music’s iconic figures - the husband of Beyonce - Jay-Z. $24-2,880

Bright Star - co-written By Steve Martin (Dec 4th - 17 - The Curran): A story of love and redemption set in the old South. But ya know, with a touch of Steve Martin. The Curran theater is just steps from The Alise Hotel. $47-158

Pixies (Dec 7th - Fox Theater) Get all the feels with the iconic rock band. Don’t worry, if you miss them at The Fox, they’re knocking out shows in NorCal all week long. $60-80

SAN DIEGO

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San Diego Auto Show (Dec 28th - end of month - Convention Center) Get all the juices flowing by surrounding yourself with the newest and most exciting cars in the world. $11-15

Makers’ Arcade Holiday Fair (Dec 9th - Broadway Pier) Arts and Crafts Fair Features More Than 100 Local Makers plus Craft Cocktails and Beer, Gourmet Food Trucks, Live Music, Camera Camper, Craft Making, Swag Bags and More. $5

Runnin’ Down a Dream: A Tribute to Tom Petty (Dec 8th - Music Box) Let it all out with this special tribute to one of rock n’ rolls heroes. $67+

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