7 things to do this weekend: Dec. 16-18

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Illumination: 2017 NYE Celebration - Saturday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. - Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom. It’s a New Year’s Eve party for the record books! Ring in 2017 at our over-the-top celebration featuring world-renowned DJ Skratchy! Follow this link for more details. (Sponsored)

Poetry: Youth Speaks Seattle Poetry Slam Series, Friday, Dec. 16, 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. This event is presented by the Arts Corps & DNDA, which will feature the poetics of young people. The event will take place at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. 4408 Delridge Ways SW, Seattle. Follow this link for details.

Improv Enjoyment: Unexpected Productions’ Theatresports, Dec. 16 & 17, 10:30 p.m. Actors will create scenes on the spot and it’s based on audience suggestions. From site: A panel of judges – sometimes including guest celebrities – then weighs in on which team is the funniest. Be prepared with clever suggestions to throw out, because the two most valuable audience ideas win prizes. 1428 Post Alley, Seattle, WA. Follow this link for details.

Food Making: Veg Tamale Making Class, Dec. 17, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Get connected with a food you may enjoy and learn how to make a vegetarian tamale. This class will be held at El Centro de la Raza. 2524 16th Ave. South, Seattle. Follow this link for details.

Snowman Fun: Meet Frosty the Snowman, Dec. 17 & 18th, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Frosty’s friend, Hippity Hop the rabbit will be with him at the Country Village Shops. The event is free. Expected will be a magic show, fun, and games, plus a chance to make a winter craft project with Frosty. Reindeer are expected to be on site. 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, WA. Follow this link for details.

Craft Fun: Make light-up greeting cards at the Seattle Public’s Central Library, Sunday, Dec. 18, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Expect to learn the basics of circuits using LEDs, batteries, and conductive tape, creating a greeting card. This event is free. 1000 4th Ave., Seattle. Follow this link for details.