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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Art

30 Americans

Editor’s Pick $15 Tacoma Art Museum

After centuries of underrepresentation in art museums, exhibits like 30 Americans that showcase great painting and sculpture by African Americans may finally...

Art Deco Glass from the Huchthausen Collection

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $15 Museum of Glass

Enjoy a tour back to the style moderne of the 1920s and 30s when devoted collector and artist David Huchthausen displays an assortment of art deco pieces fro...

Black Bodies in Propaganda

Editor’s Pick $7 Northwest African American Museum

Because of the inherent inhumanity of warfare, governments will always need to spin positive messages to inspire their citizens. Northwest African American M...

Bren Ahearn: Strategies for Survival

Editor’s Pick $12 Bellevue Arts Museum

Rather than pull on the threads of societal notions of masculinity in order to unravel them, needlepoint artist Bren Ahearn manipulates them to create his ow...

Coast to Cascades: C. C. McKim's Impressionist Vision

Editor’s Pick $15 Tacoma Art Museum

With an eye for our region’s majestic natural beauty and brushstrokes that conveyed a soft interpretation of light, Portland’s Charles C. McKim established h...

David Huchthausen: A Retrospective Selection.

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $15 Museum of Glass

David Huchthausen is a welcome outlier among Seattle’s hot glass–crafting tradition. Using cold working techniques like engraving, sawing, polishing, and las...

Into the Deep

Editor’s Pick $15 Museum of Glass

In its molten state, glass shares many properties with water. The Museum of Glass takes this idea to the next level with Into the Deep. The 55-piece exhibit ...

Jennifer West: The FIlm Is Dead...

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $25 Seattle Art Museum

There’s beauty in the near obsolete. Los Angeles artist Jennifer West takes old 70-millimeter film and employs common items like bleach, coffee, and nail pol...

Tabaimo: Utsutsushi Utsushi

$9 Asian Art Museum

Acclaimed Japanese video installation artist Tabaimo takes her first major crack at hybrid curation with Utsutushi Utsushi. Based around the Japanese concept...

Terratopia: The Chinese Landscape in Painting and Film

$9 Asian Art Museum

Mediums change, but some subjects remain the same. Asian Art Museum's Terratopia looks at the tradition of Chinese landscape art by comparing paintings (some...

To: Seattle | Subject: Personal

Editor’s Pick Free Frye Art Museum

In her seven-year tenure as director of the Frye Art Museum, Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker has taken a uniquely hands-on approach to curating and emphasizing contem...

Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects

Editor’s Pick $10 Henry Art Gallery

Bellingham's Chris E. Vargas's Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art is an "imaginary" museum. It's an idea of a museum that's always under construction, al...

World of Wearableart

10:00 AM $22 EMP Museum

When can attire skirt around the very basic notions of fashion? When it's part of World of WearableArt. New Zealand's annual World of WearableArt competition...

Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $25 Seattle Art Museum

Few fashion designers reach artistic visionary status. Yves Saint Laurent was undoubtedly one of them. During his 44-year career, the Frenchman created sophi...

Comedy

A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol

Editor’s Pick $15 Unexpected Productions

In case you think Charles Dickens got a few details wrong, Unexpected Production offers you the chance to write help craft a better (or at least funnier) of ...

Ham for the Holidays: Jurassic Pork

Editor’s Pick $20 ACT Theatre

What is Christmas without a bit of uncomfortable humor? Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt of Dos Fallopia return to ACT for their annual anything-but-subtle gender-f...

Concerts

Holiday Pops

Editor’s Pick 2:00 PM $41–$101 Seattle Symphony

Get a pure dose of musical holiday spirit when Benaroya Hall fills with carols for Holiday Pops.  The annual celebration brings together the Seattle Symphony...

Stevie Nicks

Editor’s Pick 7:00 PM $55–$386 KeyArena

Earlier this year it dawned on Stevie Nicks: There’s no sense waiting for the next go-round with Fleetwood Mac when you can headline arenas yourself. Heck, s...

Dance

Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker

Editor’s Pick $40–$65 The Triple Door

Land of Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker blends dance, song, and drag to make the famed ballet risqué. Catch the artful spectacle as it returns to the Triple...

Next Fest NW

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM $15–$25 Velocity Dance Center

Velocity Dance Center marks its 20th anniversary with an appropriate theme for Next Fest NW 2016: PastForward. This year’s gathering of Northwest dance minds...

The Nutcracker

Editor’s Pick $25–$165 McCaw Hall

After debuting its new version of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker last year, Pacific Northwest Ballet settles into its new holiday routine in year two. Wh...

Family

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Editor’s Pick $36–$121 5th Avenue Theatre

Just because the water in Puget Sound gets dreadfully chilly in the fall doesn’t mean one can’t venture under the sea. The musical adaptation of Disney’s The...

Stellaluna

Editor’s Pick $22-$42 Seattle Children's Theatre

Janell Cannon’s classic children’s book, about a lost baby fruit bat that gets adopted by a family of birds, becomes a spectacle of cute puppets in Seattle C...

Super Fun Party Time!

11:00 AM $20–$25 Teatro ZinZanni

Every weekend is a birthday bash at Teatro ZinZanni during the run of its children's show, Super Fun Party Time!. Local kiddie rock band Recess Monkey crafts...

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

10:00 AM $29 Pacific Science Center

Not only are they literary lore, the scientific observation methods employed by Sherlock Holmes actually changed the way police investigate crimes. The Inter...

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Editor’s Pick $18–$45 Seattle Children's Theatre

Some childhood adventures never age, like the story of four children in the English countryside during World War II who find a portal to a magical world in s...

Film

It's a Wonderful Life

Editor’s Pick 7:00 PM $9 Grand Illusion Cinema

While you might not be able to give your loved ones the moon this Christmas (lasso or not), you could still warm their hearts by taking them to one of Grand ...

Food & Drink

Edible City: A Delicious Journey

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $20 Museum of History and Industry (MoHAI)

Tonight’s menu: a deep dive on Seattle food history in six courses. MOHAI’s Edible City takes patrons on a culinary journey by breaking down the elements of ...

Special Events

Wild Nearby

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $10 Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

This may seem counterintuitive, but before you go outside, head inside the Burke Museum to check out Wild Nearby. The exhibit shows off the wonders of the No...

Theater

A Christmas Carol

Editor’s Pick $65–$110 ACT Theatre

Maybe this year A Christmas Carol’s Ebenezer Scrooge will outwit those darned moralizing ghosts!

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Editor’s Pick $36–$121 5th Avenue Theatre

Just because the water in Puget Sound gets dreadfully chilly in the fall doesn’t mean one can’t venture under the sea. The musical adaptation of Disney’s The...

House of Dinah

Editor’s Pick 10:30 PM, 5:00 PM, and 7:30 PM Sold Out On The Boards

Generations of black drag queens and the struggles they faced (from civil rights to AIDS) come to On the Boards in Jerome A. Parker’s House of Dinah. Directe...

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Editor’s Pick $18–$45 Seattle Children's Theatre

Some childhood adventures never age, like the story of four children in the English countryside during World War II who find a portal to a magical world in s...

Treasure Island

Editor’s Pick $25-$50 Center House Theatre

Literature’s most popular pirate tale comes to swashbuckling life when Book-It Repertory Theatre adapts Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island for the stag...

Vietgone

Editor’s Pick $62–$69 Seattle Repertory Theatre

On the surface, Vietgone tells the real story of playwright Qui Nguyen’s Vietnamese parents meeting in an Arkansas refugee camp after the fall of Saigon in 1...