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December 9, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Macklemore and a $100 gift card: things to do this week

Pearl Jam, a pot party….the fun never seems to end in Seattle, does it? But wait, there’s more: concerts, swell art and … a chance to win a $100 Starbucks gift card.

Grammys can't hold him? Macklemore is shown in Seattle in March. / Erika Schultz, The Seattle Times

Grammys can’t hold him? Macklemore is shown in Seattle in March. / Erika Schultz, The Seattle Times

Music: Locally sourced rappers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who now have 7 Grammy nominations to their collective name, roll into Seattle for three sold-out shows, Tuesday-Thursday, KeyArena.

Ballet, theater: Holiday tradition-keepers “Nutcracker” at Pacific Northwest Ballet and “A Christmas Carol” at ACT Theatre are up and running full-steam. You’d never know the “Nutracker” was 30 — it’s so bright and shiny, and the crowds are as much fun to watch as the ballet. (On the night ArtsPage HQ was there, a marriage proposal took place.) Also festive: “Oliver!” at the 5th Avenue.

Art: If you’ve never heard Seattle Art Museum’s personable, knowledgeable chief conservator, Nick Dorman, hold forth, get thee to

Nick Dorman, shown with Jackson Pollock's "Sea Change" at SAM./Ken Lambert, The Seattle Times

Nick Dorman, shown with Jackson Pollock’s “Sea Change” at SAM./Ken Lambert, The Seattle Times

this: He’ll lecture on Wednesday at SAM about his painstaking restoration and conservation of Jackson Pollock’s painting “Sea Change,” created during a period that Christie’s auction house referred to as “a legendary three-year burst of creativity between 1947 and 1950 that completely revolutionized American painting and reshaped the history of twentieth century art.” (Thanks, ArtDaily!) This project was watched closely by curators worldwide, and helped enhance how institutions repair and care for their treasures.

Books: Author Daniel James Brown discusses “The Boys in the Boat,” the story of the UW crew team that won gold at the 1936 Munich Olympics, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at University Book Store in Seattle. BTW, Brown’s book is tops in The Seattle Times’ book critics list of best books of 2013.

Holiday lights: Does your yard resemble a thousand points of light? A shining city on a hill? Glitter Gulch? Share a photo with Seattle Times readers here; we’ll publish a couple of favorites and pick a winner, who will get a $100 Starbucks gift card. Deadline: Dec. 18.

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