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The Weekend Guide

Been good this year? Tsk-tsk.

SEE
Land of the Sweets: the Burlesque Nutcracker
What:
The city’s finest burlesque performers come together in this bawdy swing-era adaptation of the holiday classic.
Why: Sweets for the sweet.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 7 & 10 p.m.
Where: The Triple Door, 216 Union St. (206-838-4333). Tickets available at the box office starting at 5:30 p.m. the day of the show.

Winterfest Solstice Fire Festival
What:
Warm up to this spectacle of blazing outdoor art installations, fire dancers, and live music.
Why: Be a sol sister.
When: Sat. & Sun., 4-9 p.m.
Where: Seattle Center, at the International Fountain & Fisher Lawn, 305 Harrison St. (206-684-7200).

PLAY
Gay Holiday Bingo
What:
Dust off your dauber to win fantastic prizes, including hotel overnights, spa treatments, and more to benefit Lifelong AIDS Alliance.
Why: Have a gay ol’ time.
When: Sat., 6:30 p.m.
Where: Hotel 1000, 1000 First Ave. (206-957-1000). R.S.V.P. to events@hotel1000seattle.com or 206-357-9455.

HEAR
Handel’s Messiah
What:
Join the Seattle Symphony for the Christmas tradition featuring a soul-shaking choral performance of “Hallelujah.”
Why: Amen to that.
When: Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 1 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Benaroya Hall, 200 University St. (206-215-4747).

GIVE
Spa Treatments
What:
Last-minute shoppers can stop by SLU’s Vida Spa and get an extra 50 percent added onto any gift card purchase (i.e., pay $100 and get $150 in services) when they mention DailyCandy.
Why: It’s cool to be kind.
When: Fri.-Sun.
Where: 2200 Westlake Ave. (206-264-8432).

LOCATIONS
2200 Westlake Ave
@ Denny Way, ste 220
Seattle, WA 98121
206-264-8432
216 Union St
@ 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
206-838-4333
200 University St
@ 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
206-215-4747
MAP IT