Happy Thursday, dear readers! Apologies for our lack of postings lately... we've been in Australia getting engaged, and now are back in the city trying to plan a wedding... and buy a house... and finish all our Christmas shopping and decorating ... and so our dates have been random and non-post-worthy. Unless you want to hear about the FABULOUS $6 chicken taco salad Brett and i had at Jalisco's in Queen Anne last night. Which, by the way, is the BEST Mexican food restaurant IN THE WORLD and if you haven't been yet, go immediately! Their home-made chunk salsa is to DIE for!
I digress... We are planning something fun and festive for this Thursday's Date Night, the first "official" Date Night as fiances! And, from here on out we will also be incorporating a TON more 'affordable' Date Nights as we save for our wedding Festival of 2010*.
(*=working title - Brett is in the process of coming up with a more appropriate name)
So until then, dear readers, I give you this week's installment of Splurge Vs. Steal!
Next weekend you will most likely be busy with work holiday parties, family holiday parties, or any other random holiday parties, so this weekend will be the perfect time to finally go see the Nutcracker!
Stowell & Sendak present The Nutcracker, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center Nov. 27 - Dec. 30
This Weekend's Schedule:
The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice" written by E.T.A. Hoffman. Although what is seen on the stage today is different in detail from the original story, the basic plot remains the same; The story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads. For some reason, we equate this with Christmas!
According to the PNB website, The brilliant result of close collaboration between PNB Founding Artistic Director and choreographer Kent Stowell and renowned children's book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak... they delved deeply into the original story and infused the ballet with a drama and strength that fully complements Tchaikovsky's classic score. image via
Find out more information, and purchase your tickets on the Pacific Northwest Ballet's website!
**Also, if you want a MASSIVE discount on tickets, click HERE for today's Groupon which gives you 50% off the ticket price if you go next Tuesday! Quantities are limited, so be sure to buy ASAP!**
Looking for something festive to do with your sweetie but don't want to fork out ballet prices? Check out this website for all sorts of affordable holiday treats around the city!
Also, Green Lake's Pathway of Lights is FREE and happening this Saturday the 12th, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Join thousands of families, friends, and neighbors in this Seattle tradition, as they walk the 2.8 mile path around the lake, taking in the warm glow of the luminaria. People are encouraged to bring their own lights and candles to add to the ambiance.
Local musicians will perform at three sites around the lake: at the Green Lake Community Center on the east side of the lake, at the Green Lake Small Craft Center next to the old Aqua Theater on the south side, and at the Bathhouse Theater (Seattle Public Theatre) on the north side. Warm drinks and treats will be available at those locations, as will donation bins for non-perishable food items for Northwest Harvest.
Afterwards, why not drive over to Ravenna's Candy Cane Lane, Seattle's most popularly decorated neighborhood, to ooooh and ahhhh at the glorious sights!