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Holiday events on Mercer Island

The Island Youth Ballet and the Children’s Dance Conservatory of Mercer Island will perform ‘Excerpts From The Nutcracker’ at Youth Theatre Northwest beginning this weekend. - Contributed Photo
The Island Youth Ballet and the Children’s Dance Conservatory of Mercer Island will perform ‘Excerpts From The Nutcracker’ at Youth Theatre Northwest beginning this weekend.
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French Film: “Joyeux Noel” (Merry Christmas; Benno Furman, Daniel Bruhl), 7:30 p.m., Dec. 10, Aljoya Theater, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. Free, including parking and popcorn. In conjunction with the Mercer Island Sister City Association.

Performances

“Excerpts from the Nutcracker”: 2 p.m., Dec. 11-12, 18-19; 7 p.m., Dec. 17, 19, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th St. Island Youth Ballet and the Children’s Dance Conservatory of MI perform. Tickets: $20. www.iybnutcracker.com.

“Christmas Town”: Dec. 11-12, MIHS Performing Arts Theater, 9100 S.E. 42nd. The Island Children’s Choir and Prep Choir perform. Saturday: 7 p.m. Sunday: 2, 7 p.m. Tickets: $14. www.islandchoralexperience.com.

“A Dickens Of A Christmas”: Dec. 18-19, MIHS Performing Arts Theater, 9100 S.E. 42nd. Island Sound performs. Saturday: 7 p.m. Sunday: 2 p.m. Tickets: $14. www.islandchoralexperience.com.

Holiday Art

MIVAL Holiday Art: MIVAL Gallery is serving hot cider and refreshments during December. MIVAL Art Gallery and Art/Craft Show run through Dec. 17: CCMV, 8236 S.E. 24th St. This multimedia holiday show features Mercer Island artists. Artwork, jewelry, glasswork and more are available for purchase. A sales percentage goes to support Mercer Island Arts Council arts and cultural programming. Open to the public. www.mival.us.

Argosy Christmas Ships

Tickets are still available for many sailings of Argosy’s Christmas Ships and the boats that follow.

The Christmas Ship is scheduled to stop at Luther Burbank from around 7:50 to 8:10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17.

A bonfire will not be sponsored by City of Mercer Island Parks and Recreation this year.

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