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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Art

Alison Marks: One Gray Hair

11:00 AM Free Frye Art Museum

As an indigenous Tlingit artist, Alison Marks pushes back on the notion that native artists should perform their identities uniformly through what can comfor...

Dirty and Perfection of Happenstance

10:00 AM Free Winston Wächter

Winston Wächter presents dual openings of Amanda Manitach's Dirty and Dirk Staschke's Perfection of Happenstance. Dirty features a sequence of Tumblr-like ma...

Hana Hamplová: Meditations on Paper

11:00 AM Free Frye Art Museum

Influential Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal's book Too Loud A Solitude—published in 1976 by an underground press in the communist Czech Republic —directly dealt ...

Humaira Abid: Searching for Home

11:00 AM $12 Bellevue Arts Museum

The Seattle-based Pakistani’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States features woodwork and miniature paintings that dive into the plight of women ...

Manuel Álvarez Bravo: Mexico’s Poet of Light

11:00 AM Free Frye Art Museum

In the 1920s, after the Mexican Revolution ended, Manuel Alvarez Bravo picked up a camera without any formal training and began to document his homeland. Bra...

Mike Kelley: Day Is Done

11:00 AM Free Frye Art Museum

Multimedia artist Mike Kelley's feature-length musical Day Is Done showcases all the abnormalities in the folk performances and rituals considered a normal p...

Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM Free–$19.95 Museum of History and Industry (MoHAI)

There is perhaps no better visual documentarian of twentieth century African American life in Seattle than Al Smith. The prodigious photographer shot everyth...

Books & Talks

Navigating Seattle Traffic Without Losing Your Mind

6:30 PM Free Seattle Art Museum

Breaking news: Seattle is growing. It's the the ninth fastest growing city in the country, to be exact. The population explosion makes itself extra clear dur...

Comedy

John Mulaney

7:00 PM $23-$33 Paramount Theatre

John Mulaney might not have become the next Seinfeld, as some foretold. But when his self-titled Fox sitcom didn’t deliver on this formidable promise, the fo...

Family

Santa’s Lane at Nordstrom

Editor’s Pick 9:00 AM Nordstrom Downtown Seattle

On Sixth and Pine, snappily dressed little ones (and more than a few adults) line up to meet the jolly guy himself in a glitzy yuletide photo op.

Film

Promised Land

7:30 PM Free Rainier Arts Center

This month's installment of Rainier Valley Historical Society's series "Dismantling Racism" features a screening of Promised Land. The social justice documen...

Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $26–$31 Museum of Pop Culture

Like a red carpet event for the goblins, ghouls, and monsters of cinema, MoPop's spook-tacular exhibit offers face time with some real scary faces. Over 50 p...

Theater

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

7:30 PM $29–$120 5th Avenue Theatre

Last year’s Broadway hit, based on the 1942 musical film starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, boasts all the trappings of a feel-good holiday stage spectac...

Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM $45–$55 The Triple Door

This version of The Nutcracker uses holiday pageantry in ways that might make you blush. And you've never seen the Sugar Plum Fairy like this (unless you vis...

The Humans

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM and 2:00 PM $17–$90 Seattle Repertory Theatre

Stephen Karam’s one-act play, about three generations of the Blake family convening at Thanksgiving, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and won ...