For today’s revamped history lesson.
What: Dayna Hanson’s (co-founder of the acclaimed 33 Fainting Spells) inventive dance/rock performance explores American Revolutionary history.
Why: A keen sense of drama, unexpected costumes and staging, and surprising reimaginings of iconic moments like the signing of The Declaration of Independence.
When: Thurs.-Sun., 8 p.m.
Where: On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St. Tickets (general, $20; under 25, $12) at 206-217-9888 or online at purchase.tickets.com.
Kings of Pastry
What: An edge-of-your-seat doc about the much-coveted culinary title Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman in France).
Why: A glimpse into the discipline and dedication required to create delicate, often-precarious designs from flour and sugar.
When: Thurs., 7 & 9 p.m.
Where: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. (206-829-7863). Tickets ($6-$9) online at brownpapertickets.com.
What: West Seattle’s stylish new boutique spa uses locally crafted, food-based scrubs and creams from Sweet Beauty.
Why: Individual treatments like the can’t-miss full-body pot de creme wrap and a speedy half-hour facial.
When: Daily, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: 3400 Harbor Ave. SW, ste. 106 (206-935-0199).
Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids
What: It’s that time of year when kiddos (and those at heart) dream of shiny new balance bikes, mind-bending puzzles, and sparkling shoes.
Why: They still believe.
When: Before all the good stuff is gone.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
What: Staffed by oenophiles from Washington wineries, the 20,000-square-foot warehouse and tasting bar in SoDo serves sips, as well as small plates catered by chef Jason Wilson Events (Crush).
Why: Sample vino from Five Star Cellars, Cave B Winery, Côte Bonneville, Fielding Hills, Fidelitas, Kiona Vineyards, and McCrea Cellars — with more to come.
When: Opens Wed. Tues.-Thurs., 3-9 p.m.; Fri., 3-11 p.m.; Sat., noon-11 p.m.; Sun., noon-8 p.m.
Where: 4130 First Ave. S. (206-467-9463).
Photo: Ben Kasulke