Reuben's Brews and Mighty-O Donuts Team Up for Coffee Beer and Mini-Doughnut Pairings

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Start the weekend right with coffee beer and doughnuts.

MUST HIT THE LIGHTS
Woodland Park Zoo WildLights
(Now through 1/1) More than 600,000 lights set the zoo aglow. And don’t sit out the snowball fight in the Snowmazium! Woodland Park Zoo, Phinney Ridge, 5500 Phinney Ave. N; 206.548.2500; zoo.org

MUST ILLUMINATE
Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival
(12/1-3, 8-10, 15-17) Washington’s favorite Bavarian village decks its halls in over half a million Christmas lights as live musical performances fill the streets and St. Nickolaus spins tales of his adventures at the Front Street Gazebo. The lighting ceremony dispels the winter gloom each Saturday and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Expect chestnut roasting, sledding, a tent selling Glühwein (German mulled wine) and cider, and much more. Times and locations vary; 509.548.5807; Leavenworth.org

MUST DUNK
Coffee Beer & Donuts
(12/2) Reuben’s Brews hosts this chance to sample four coffee-infused beers, including the coffee addition of its Breakfast Stout, made with coffee beans aged in bourbon barrels and roasted by Kuma Coffee. Kuma will also be on hand serving this barrel-aged coffee (sans beer), as will Mighty-O Donuts to serve mini-doughnut pairings for each beer. 11 a.m.–2 p.m., kid friendly, free entry; Reuben’s Brews, 5010 14th Ave. NW; 206.784.2859; reubensbrews.com

MUST CREATE
Drawing Jam
(12/2) Visit Gage Academy of Art to learn about the organization at this interactive open house that includes live music, studio tours and art activities for the whole family. Local artists and instructors will offer demonstrations along with art supplies for guests to express their creative side. 9 a.m.–6 p.m. $15, kids 15 and younger free. Gage Academy of Art, Capitol Hill, 1501 10th Ave. E; 206.323.4243; gageacademy.org

MUST BE NAUGHTY
Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker
(12/7-12/28) Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann keep the traditional sparkle but spice up the sugarplums in this elegantly sexy retelling. The Triple Door, downtown, 216 Union St.; thetripledoor.net

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