‘Opera on Tap’ at Icicle Creek
Leavenworth Dec. 1. 5-8 p. m.
In an incomparable setting just over the mountains, opera professionals sing famous and not-so-famous numbers in an informal atmosphere that includes tapas and dessert — “unelitest, perfect and fun,” says Alec Magnet of The New York Sun. Tickets: $45. Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, 7409 Icicle Road, Leavenworth. Information: www.iciclecreek.org
The 57th-annual Central Washington Artist’s Exhibition is under way at the Larson Gallery (South 16th Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard), highlighting work from artists in various mediums on the other side of the Cascades. Information: www.larsongallery.org
A major David Douglas exhibit Spokane Through June 15
Spokane’s Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, perched on a cliff in the charming Browne’s Addition neighborhood, is not as well known hereabouts as it should be. This is a major exhibit about the amazing Scottish naturalist David Douglas (1799-1834), who traversed the Northwest identifying and collecting plants, birds and animals under sometimes extremely harsh conditions. 2316 W. First Ave. Information: www.northwestmuseum.org
The quaint, little town at the north end of Kitsap County celebrates the holidays with wagon rides, Santa, a tree lighting, fireworks, a fruitcake contest and more than 100,000 lights, so the Visitor and Convention Bureau says. At any rate, the New England town setting above Gamble Bay and Hood Canal is matchless. The event happens the second and third Saturdays and Sundays in December. Information: www.portgamble.com