Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker runs Nov 26-Dec 27 at McCaw Hall. Photo courtesy Angela Sterling.

Kick off the holiday season with Friday’s parade and tree-lighting ceremony at Westlake Center, PNB’s Nutcracker, and/or the opening of A Christmas Carol at ACT. Can’t have too much of a good thing.

Speaking of too much…Some people like to eat a lot of turkey on Thanksgiving, then run 26.2 miles. We prefer to take naps. But we’ll be out cheering on the bold and the brave as they battle the Seattle Marathon and Half-Marathon on Sunday. (Looking for something a little simpler? Try the 5K Turkey Trot leaving from Golden Gardens in Ballard at 9am Thanksgiving Day.)

THEATER Considering Seattle already has more snow than Boston this year, we’re more than ready to “Let the Sunshine In.” Hit Broadway revival Hair comes to the Paramount. Nov 28-Dec 4.

COMEDY Who’s Seattle’s next top comic? Will it be clean-cut Drew Barth? Billy Wayne Davis, the “thinking man’s hillbilly”? Or…a guy from Portland?! Find out at the finals of the Seattle International Comedy Competition at the Moore Theatre on Sunday.

FILM Kings of Pastry

CONCERT Local folk-rock duo the Dutchess and the Duke has decided to call it quits, despite all of our protestations. Don’t miss their farewell show at Tractor Tavern on Friday night.

One other can’t-miss concert: New York indie rock trio Blonde Redhead finally plays Seattle, after bailing on a Capitol Hill Block Party set this summer due to an illness. They play Showbox at the Market TONIGHT and tickets ($20-$23) were still available as of this morning. Happy Thanksgiving.

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