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The Weekend Guide

capitol hill ice rink!

Take it to the streets, ice queen.

SKATE
Capitol Hill Ice Rink
Opens
What: Glide over to the neighborhood’s first-ever skating rink.
Why: Admission, $6-$12. Skate rentals, $0. Showing off your mad triple toe loop skills, priceless.
When: Thru Dec. 24. Daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave.

LISTEN
Terrance Hayes

What: The Pennsylvania-by-way-of-South Carolina poet kicks off Seattle Arts and Lectures’s new Poetry Series.
Why: Hayes’s almost-musical delivery is as enchanting as his witty, playful prose.
When: Tonight, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Benaroya Hall, Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, 200 University St. (206-215-4747). Tickets ($5-$50) online at lectures.org.

DEVOUR
CookieFest

What: Take your wallet and your appetite to Seattle Milk Fund’s whopper of a bake sale; we’re talking more than 10,000 cookies ($15 per baker’s dozen) from 25 local bakeries.
Why: Gingerbread, snickerdoodle, peanut butter, and chocolate chip goodness.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Macy’s, 1601 Third Ave. Info at 206-526-7944. Admission is free.

EXAMINE
The Somewhere Girls: Don’t Assume I Cook

What: The artist trio (Janna Wachter, Victoria Jacobs, and Jamie Maschler) ponder womanly expectations via multimedia presentation.
Why: Film, animation, puppetry, song, and dance bust perception and perfectionism.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. (206-829-7863). Tickets ($12-$15) online at nwfilmforum.org.

HOST
A Cookie Decorating Party

What: Invite your baked goods-loving pals over for a night of festive cutters, snazzy sprinkles, spiked frosting, and more jazzy details for the little bites.
Why: If you don’t feel like breaking out the mixing bowl, choose from 37 ready-made delights.
When: Supermarket goodies just won’t cut it.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.

HEAR
Theaster Gates: the Listening Room

What: The recipient of SAM’s 2011-2012 Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence Fellowship showcases social and cultural norms of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s.
Why: The collection of 4,000 vinyl records that anchors the exhibition is too impressive to miss.
When: Opens tonight, 6 p.m. Museum hours, Wed., Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave. (206-654-3100).

Photo: Tom Kelley Archive / Getty Images

LOCATIONS
Macy's
1601 3rd Ave
Westlake Center
Seattle, WA 98101
206-506-6000
Cal Anderson Park
1635 11th Ave
bt E Pine St & Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98122
206-684-4075
200 University St
@ 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
206-215-4747
1300 1st Ave
@ Union St
Seattle, WA 98101
206-654-3100
1515 12th Ave
@ E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
206-329-2629
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