Saturday — Sunday
Wildlife in winter
Take a break from the holiday frenzy and explore Winter Wildland at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville, this weekend. Learn how animals acclimate to the winter climate and watch them partake in winter-themed enrichments. You can take in a narrated tour of the park as well. It all starts Saturday and continues through Sunday. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. both days. Activities are included in admission: $19.75 adults, $18.25 seniors, children 12 and younger are free with a paying adult (up to four kids per adult). Go to nwtrek.org for the details.
Friday (Dec. 25)
EQ goes Asian
It’s going to be an evening of Asian entertainment Friday (Dec. 25) at Emerald Queen Casino’s special Christmas edition of Asia Fest. The free concert in the I-5 Showroom will feature Dang The Luan, Truc Lam, Truc Linh, Gia Huy, Cat Lynh, Justin Hung, Pham Thanh Thao and Ho Hiep. It is a 21-and-over only event starting at 8 p.m. Go to emeraldqueen.com for more information.
Have this dance
The 12th season’s top 10 finalists from the hit TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” is on tour and making a stop at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. The troupe will be performing the season’s most popular routines, as well as original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour. Come out for the 8 p.m. show Saturday. Tickets are $35.75-$65.75 and are available at 877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org.
Tuesday — Jan. 10
“South Park” creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have taken on just about every religion, celebrity, government and taboo subject on the planet. They also have taken on the Broadway musical with the “Book of Mormon.” The winner of nine Tony Awards, including for best musical, the play is an irreverent comedy made for laughs. It opens Tuesday at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle, and will continue through Jan. 10. Tickets start at $35 and you can get yours at 877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org.
8 p.m. at fountain
Ring in the New Year with Seattle Center’s Winterfest bash with The Machine. With the center all lit up with lights and decorations, dance the night away in the Armory. The free party begins at 8 p.m. Thursday. Head outside to the International Fountain where dance music by KEXP DJ Sharlese will be played with visuals projected on the fountain.
Laugh at 2016
Known as one of the hottest comedians, writer, actress and producer Amy Schumer is on the road touring her newest stand-up comedy. See her when she comes to KeyArena for an 8 p.m. New Year’s Eve performance. Kick off the New Year with a laugh. Single tickets remain through Ticketmaster starting at $129.
Resolve to rock
Join in one of Seattle’s biggest concerts at Resolution New Year’s Eve taking over WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave. S. The all-star lineup includes Dillon Francis, Eric Prydz, Benny Benassi, Seven Lions and Craze to name a few. Rock into the New Year at the 6:30 p.m. party. Tickets start at $92 and are available through Ticketmaster.
New Year’s at science center
Kick off the New Year in style at Spectra 2016: New Year’s Eve Under the Arches taking place at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. The 21-and-over event features music from KEXP’s top DJs, live science demonstrations, signature cocktails, craft beers and select wines as you discover the expansive exhibit halls, planetarium and Laser Dome. With one of the best unobstructed views, enjoy the annual fireworks display from the Space Needle at midnight. Tickets start at $80 for general admission. For more information, go to pacificsciencecenter.org/spectra.