Here's a few things that might make your weekend more awesome...
Friday, Dec. 2
The Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific Lutheran University hosts the annual Sankta Lucia Fest at 7:30 p.m. in Lagerquist Hall. The highlight of the program is Lucia and her attendants, who enter a dimly lit auditorium by candle light, singing the Sankta Lucia song in Swedish. The festivities continue with singing, dancing and the telling of the Lucia legend. General admission, $8; SCC members/faculty/staff, $6; students, $4; Children 10 and under, $3. Info: www.plu.edu.
One of the most impressive light displays in the Northwest is now open. Zoolights at Pt. Defiance Zoo and Aquarium runs through Jan. 1 including Christmas and New Year’s Day (but closed Christmas Eve). Bringing even more magic and fun this year will be a scuba-diving Santa Claus taking a 30-minute dive in the zoo’s South Pacific Aquarium every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and four Sundays (Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18) at 2:30 p.m. Tickets cost $8.25 at the zoo’s front gate and $7 at Fred Meyer stores and online at pdza.org. Zoolights Value Passes, which offer same day admission to the zoo and Zoolights, range from $12.50 to $15.50. Children ages 2 and younger are free.
Saturday, Dec. 3
Christmas Day 1855 will come alive at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum’s “19th Century Christmas Celebration” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will reenact the daily life of workers from the many cultures who lived at the fort in 1855, sharing stories, songs, cookies, dancing and carrying the Yule log as they engage in friendly conversation. Admission: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, military and students, $4 for children 4-17. The museum is located in Point Defiance Park. Info: www.fortnisqually.org.
SORDID SENTINELS ARE BACK!
Local rockers Sordid Sentinels are returning from a long, stage-stealing hiatus with a show at Medi’s with Seattle’s Out On The Streets. Show starts at 10 p.m. - 2710 6th Ave.
Sunday, Dec. 4
Shop for vintage furs, boots, bags, garden art, jewelry, vintage, collectables, re-purposed furniture, shabby chic, primitive décor, hula hoops by Deanna Riley, fleece and crochet items and much more at JuNkTaStIc SuNdAyS from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will be the final farewell for this market, so get the deals while they last. A food drive for FISH Food Banks will also be underway, so bring some non-perishable foods with you to help feed the hungry. It takes place at Studio 6 Ballroom, located at 2608 6th Ave.
FRIENDS, MUSIC, FUNDRAISING
Friends of the Holidays presents its annual benefit concert, raffle and auction from 2-10 p.m. at The Swiss. Check out local musicians Rock ‘n Roll Magic, Kathi McDonald, Fingertips, Junkyard Jane, Linda Meyers Band, James King & The Southsiders, Mojo Overload and more. Organizers will raise money for local children and their families in need throughout the holidays. Admission: $10 suggested donation. The Swiss is located at 1904 Jefferson Ave. Info: www.theswisspub.com.