Seattle's Top Bakeries Converge for the Mother of All Bake Sales

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The appropriately named CookieFest peddles sweet treats for a sweeter cause.

Sondra Perry
(12/7) Video- and computer-based installations are the favored mediums of Perry, winner of the Seattle Art Museum’s 2017 Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence Prize; critique of media sensationalism and institutional racism is a frequent subject. The prize entitles Perry to an exhibit; she previews it at this artist’s talk. 7 p.m. Free (RSVP requested). Seattle Art Museum, downtown, 1300 First Ave.; 206.625.8900,

Buttcracker III
(12/8–12/18) Promising “even more crack!”, this ’80s-themed Nutcracker takeoff combines modern dance and hair metal. It's not the only naughty rendition of the holiday classic. Check out these and other seasonal shows in our holiday events roundup7:30 p.m. Prices vary. Erickson Theatre Off Broadway, Capitol Hill, 1524 Harvard Ave.; 206.329.1050

(12/9) Beloved local bakers and confectioners donate their goods and time to this community bake sale benefiting the Seattle Milk Fund and local families in need. Past cookie donors have included Flying Apron, Tom Douglas Restaurants, Little Rae’s Bakery, Columbia City Bakery and many others. 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Free. Seattle Center, Armory Loft, Lower Queen Anne, 305 Harrison St.; 206.684.7200; 

(12/9–12/10) The inaugural weekend event celebrates the art of podcast storytelling and the professionals who create them. Produced by internet broadcast veterans Hank Green (Vlogbrothers, Crash Course, SciShow), Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor (Welcome to Night Vale), and Travis McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me), the conference includes live podcasts, special guests, discussions and workshops. 9 a.m.–7 p.m. $100. Washington State Convention Center, downtown, 705 Pike St.; 

Lucia Fest
(12/10) The Swedish Club, in conjunction with the University of Washington, hosts its annual St. Lucia’s Day celebration, a tradition in Scandinavia. A Christmas tree, traditional treats such as pepparkakor (ginger snaps) and lussekatter (saffron buns), and the Swedish Singers of Seattle make it nice and hygge. 3–4:30 p.m. Swedish Cultural Center, Queen Anne, 1920 Dexter Ave. N; 206.283.1090;

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