The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents their “Holiday Pops” concert at 7pm at 10pm and 3pm on December 11, showcasing Hollywood movie scores and classic holiday tunes at Skyview Concert Hall, 1300 North East 139th Street, Vancouver. Hear the theme “Gladiator”, a tribute to Henry Mancini, music by John Williams from “Star Wars” and songs from Disney’s “Frozen”. Tickets range from $36 to $48 at vancouversymphony.org or 360-735-7278. Students $10. A live version is also available.
Salmon Creek Farmers Market will offer a holiday market at Salmon Creek Grange, 1900 N.E. 154th Street, Vancouver, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 13 with local vendors selling seasonal produce, flowers, grown meats, eggs, honey, coffee, tea, and crafts. Learn more at www.salmoncreekfarmersmarket.com.
The Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra is performing an amazing holiday from 7-9pm on December 14th at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St. , Vancouver. Enjoy holiday tunes from ages past, including “Winter Wonderland,” “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” and “White Christmas” while encouraging the crowd to join the chorus. The orchestra will also perform rarely heard seasonal tunes like “Tik Tok Town,” “Santa Claus Express,” and “Christmas Eve in Harlem.” Tickets $25 at kigginstheater.com.
Columbia Dance performs Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” with swings that incorporate local history such as beavers fighting fur trappers, dancing wabatoo plants, and children arriving in a covered wagon. Watch a Fort Vancouver holiday party in the 1840s with a fur trapper whose tales inspire dreams about beavers stealing a top hat, a woman conjuring moon abalone, shipwrecked castaways and salmon fighting the river current. Performances at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on December 17 and 18 at Skyview Concert Hall, 1300 NW 139th St. , Vancouver, with a sensory show at 6 p.m. December 16th. Buy tickets at columbiadance.org.
Dance Fusion Northwest and Northwest Classical Ballet presents “Christmas Stories” at 2 and 7 p.m. December 17 and at 2 and 6 p.m. December 18 at the Ridgefield Performing Arts Center, 2630 S. Hillhurst Road. The show features dancing, acting and singing with “Clara and the Nutcracker in the Land of Snow”, reindeer dancing in the North Pole, a re-imagining of Scrooge’s tale, a 1950s Rockettes-inspired USO show and a “Music Box”. Adults are $18 and students and seniors are $12. Tickets at the door are $2 more. Get the details at www.dancefusionnw.com. Some of the proceeds benefit Share’s shelter for families and single women.