FILM It’s your last chance to catch some of the world’s best animated shorts, culled from fests from Cannes to Berlin, at Northwest Film Forum. Nine Nation Animation closes tonight. Thru Jan 6.
Screening this weekend at the Nordic Lights Film Festival at SIFF: Millennium: The Story, a 60-minute portrait of Stieg Larsson, the late author behind the wildly popular Millennium Trilogy, aka Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Jan 7-9.
CONCERT Elvis is alive! Seattle chameleon Vince Mira shows he can play the King just as well as he does Johnny Cash. Friends the Heavenly Spies join for a little “Jailhouse Rock” at the Triple Door. Jan 6 & 7.
The School of Rock pays homage to the Best of the Northwest (everyone from Pearl Jam and Soundgarden to Dave Bazan and the Thermals) tonight at Neumos. Even better: It’s a benefit for Teen Feed. Jan 6.
Also tonight: Oberlin College glo-fi duo Teengirl Fantasy play dreamy synth disco at Vera Project. Jan 6
THEATER Anything goes at 14/48: 14 Plays in 48 Hours, the unofficial World’s Quickest Theater Festival. Mini operas. Kabuki. Plays about boy scouts. It’s two weekends of extreme theater, starting Friday. Jan 7 & 8, 14 & 15.
Henry Woronicz, Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s former artistic director, makes his Seattle Shakespeare Company debut with a fairy tale staging of the Bard’s lesser-known romance Chamber Cymbeline. Thru Jan 30.
SPORTS Our Seattle Seahawks made history last weekend…by winning the division with a losing record. Hey, at least we’re in the playoffs! The Hawks take on last year’s NFL champs, the New Orleans Saints, this Saturday; tickets are still available. Jan 8.
VISUAL ART It’s First Thursday today, which means free entry at local museums and extended hours at galleries. Consider taking the Pioneer Square Art Walk and stopping by Greg Kucera Gallery for the opening of Victoria Haven’s Hit the North ink work exhibit and book launch.
Curators and art directors from around the city—Henry Art Gallery’s Sylvia Wolf, SAM’s Derrick Cartwright, Stephanie Stebich of Tacoma Art Museum, Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker of the Frye—discuss the removal of David Wojnarowicz’s A Fire in My Belly from the National Portrait Gallery in a Seminar on Censorship. Jan 9.