Every winter for over a decade, Northwest Film Forum has packed its lobby with one of the most fun holiday parties in Capitol Hill—their annual Holiday Bash and Nog Off. Free and open to the public, it is a celebration of the creative community and independent film in particular.
Music will abound as Women in Film/Seattle host karaoke in the cinema, while DJ Brian Perkins spins a stash of rare movie soundtracks on vinyl in the lobby, where guests can mingle and share warm treats potluck-style. Naturally, the main attraction will be the Nog Off, in which entrants serve up their own recipes to the crowd. For those who aren’t a fan of the nog, the lobby bar will be serving drinks at happy hour prices, including $4 beer, wine and cider. If you get too warm, pop out of the lobby for some back-alley dreidel.
And before you get too “festive” on the nog, you can take a selfie with Santa (or have one taken for you). This year, Santa will be portrayed by none other than Kate Becker, the recently appointed head of Seattle’s Office of Film and Music. Her trusty elf will be the office’s special events manager Chris Swenson, who—depending on your tastes—has the enviable position of being the Nog Off judge.
For lovers of film and nog and just general fun, it’s not to be missed.
NWFF Annual Holiday Bash and Nog Off
When: December 12, 7 Pm to 11 PM
Where: Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave)