Patton Oswalt, ‘My Fair Lady,’ historic theatre tours, more happening …

We’re sure you’ve already made plans at one of this year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations around Seattle, but in case those aren’t your scene, we’ve rounded up some additional events to consider.

Keep reading to see what’s happening around the Emerald City this holiday weekend.

The Company in The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY

Joan Marcus/The Lincoln Center Theater

Theatre: Broadway comes to town with “My Fair Lady”

Tickets are nevertheless obtainable for a Broadway tour of the typical musical, “My Fair Lady,” which is playing at the Paramount Theatre Friday by Sunday. Presented by the Lincoln Center Theater, this show was originally scheduled to take place last March, but arrived just in time to finish out the year. The story details what happens when Eliza Doolittle, a young, uncouth, flower-seller meets the distinguished linguistics professor Henry Higgins. Beginning as a challenge to transform Eliza into a “proper lady,” it is Higgins who is surprised at how much the time of action changes him.

Patton Oswalt brings his comedy tour to McCaw Hall in Seattle on Dec. 31.

Live Nation

On Stage: Patton Oswalt, Polyhythmics and Allen Stone

Hopefully Patton Oswalt will be answering his own question of “Who’s ready to laugh?” Friday at McCaw Hall. This Live Nation event features the comedian, actor and writer who has made numerous appearances on TV and in movies including “Parks and Recreation,” “A.P. Bio,” “Zoolander” and already in Pixar’s “Ratatouille,” in which he played the main character, Remy. 

Meanwhile, singer Allen Stone will be performing at The Moore Theatre along with McTuff and the Polyrhythmics, with special guest Cytrus entertaining at The Neptune Theatre.

MOX Boarding House

MOX Boarding House

Games: From board games to outdoor detective work

MOX Boarding House in Seattle and Bellevue is a great location to meet up with friends or family for an afternoon or evening of game playing. Sure, it’s a game store, but it is also a restaurant and bar with its own free library, fully stocked with various games from typical card games to favorite board games and inventive new games. Both locations will be closing down early on Friday and will be closed on Saturday, but check out their weekly Board Game Night at the Seattle location held on Sundays from 6 to 9 p.m.

This weekend is also a great time to get out and solve a crime with You Sleuth. Multiple events, which are described as “the typical detective game of Clue with the augmented reality of Pokémon Go,” are scheduled for this weekend. All you need is your smartphone and good walking shoes and maybe a notebook and pen to use while interviewing various “victims” and “suspects.”

Paramount Theatre

Paramount Theatre

Tour: Go behind the curtain at Paramount Theatre

A Seattle institution since 1928, over 450,000 people walk by the doors of the Paramount Theatre every year. This Saturday, you’re invited to pull back the curtain and analyze this beloved theatre. During the free 90-minute tour, you’ll see the convertible floor system which allows the theatre to great number Broadway shows and ballroom parties, the three million beads that are placed on 218 chandeliers and light fixtures, and lots of history and trivia. Can’t make it? No sweat. The Paramount offers these tours on the first Saturday of every month.

Tacoma Arts Community Center

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Goals: Plan now for a better year

Looking to make 2022 the best year in addition? Check out the Goal Planning Soirée this Saturday at the Tacoma Arts Community Center. Presented by Plushed by BerBer Design & Events, this three-hour afternoon presentation is a time to enjoy good food, networking and vision-boarding.

“We’re coming into the new year with intention and starting the year off right with substantial plans and goals to guide our steps,” event material says. “New people, new goals and new steps!”

Cirque de Soleil’s show Corteo —— on Wednesday April 23, 2008 at Marymoor Park in Redmond. (Photo/Seattle Post-Intelligencer/Joshua Trujillo)
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Joshua Trujillo/Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Tickets: Upcoming events to plan for now

“Cirque Du Soleil – Alegria”: Jan. 18 to Feb. 13 at Marymoor Park

Jo Koy: Jan. 22 at Climate potential Arena

Harlem Globetrotters: Jan. 27-29 in Kent, Everett and Seattle

Kane Brown: Jan. 28 at Climate potential Arena

War 50th Anniversary Tour: Jan. 29 at Pantages Theater

Monster Supercross: Mar. 26 at Lumen Field

For King & Country: Apr. 9 at Angel of the Winds Arena



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