Something for everyone: A Holly Jolly December at Third Place Commons

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Left Turn on Blue band with dancers
Photo courtesy Third Place Commons

Wow, there’s a lot going on in December at Third Place Commons! From an indoor holiday farmers market and crafts fair to dance recitals and dance lessons to holiday concerts and the ever popular Caspar Babypants. 
And of course, there will be great, live music and dancing every Friday and Saturday night just like always. With so much happening, there’s surely something to put you into the spirit of the season.

Here’s a quick overview of all the awesome stuff happening in December. And remember, events at the Commons are always free and everyone is welcome!

Weekend Music and Dancing every Friday and Saturday night at 7:30pm:
Fri, Dec. 1 - Brazz (Brazilian Jazz)
Sat, Dec. 2 - Sheri Roberts Greimes and Jo Momma (Blues)
Fri, Dec. 8 - Kate Voss and the Big Boss Band (Swing Jazz)
Sat, Dec. 9 - 85th Street Big Band (Big Band)
Fri, Dec. 15 - Left Turn on Blue (Soul/Blues)
Sat, Dec. 16 - Cascadia Big Band (Big Band)
Fri, Dec. 22 - The Fabulous Roof Shakers (Blues)
Sat, Dec. 23 - Eugenie Jones (Jazz)
Fri, Dec. 29 - Little Bill and the Blue Notes (Blues)
Sat, Dec. 30 - Smilin' Scandinavians (Polka)

Visit the Third Place Commons website to read about each of these great acts.

Brazz Band

Community Events in December:

Candy Cane Lane - WA School of Dance
Sun, Dec. 3, 2:00pm
Talented dance students share a Holiday performance sure to get you in the spirit!

Helen Zhou Piano Recital
Sun., Dec. 3, 4:00pm
Miniature musicians show off their new piano chops.

Ananda Washington Christmas Music
Tues, Dec. 5, 7:30pm
Choral and instrumental music of the season.

Northwest Ballet Center Holiday Performance
Sat, Dec. 9, 1:00pm
Northwest Ballet Center presents their annual holiday recital.

Ballroom Dance Lesson
Sat, Dec. 9, 6:00pm
Learn the steps you'll need to keep up with the beat and swing your partner to the tunes of 85th Street Big Band!

Holiday Farmers Market and Crafts Fair
Sun, Dec. 10, 10:00am - 3:00pm
One last farmers market to get you through the winter plus the popular annual Holiday Crafts Fair for all your holiday shopping. Stay tuned for more details.

Northwest Ballet Center Holiday Performance
Sat, Dec. 16, 1:00pm
Another great holiday recital from the NW Ballet Center.

Milner Family Fiddles
Sunday, December 17, 11:00am
The Milners bring their Texas style bluegrass to the Commons every other month.

Caspar Babypants
LFP Chamber Music
Sun, Dec. 17, 1:00pm
LFP Public Schools students present chamber music perfect for a chilly December afternoon.

Swingy’s Swinging Holiday Show
Sun, Dec. 17, 6:00pm
The Northwest’s premiere rockabilly band and has been helping swing dancers boogie for 10 years. Expect to jump out of your seat when the band starts to play.

Caspar Babypants – Jump For Joy Concert!
Tues, Dec. 19, 10:30am
Sing and dance along with one of the most popular children’s performers in the Northwest for an all-ages family concert. Presented by Lake Forest Park Library.

Your Commons Community is waiting for you, so take a break from holiday hubbub and head to Third Place Commons for the holly-jolliest of months.

Third Place Commons is a community-supported 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering real community in real space. It is located at 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park 98155. Find out how you can support great community programming like this and hundreds of other free events all year long here.


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