Event Calendar Previous Next Thursday, December 7, 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... Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $24.95 Seattle Art Museum Andrew Wyeth captured both the vastness and the ennui of the American landscape with a grace unrivaled in the twen- tieth century. Exemplified in his... Color Excursion Opening Reception 6:00 PM Free Seattle Art Museum Seattle Art Museum combines the colorful abstractions of Pacific Northwest artists Carolyn Cole, Stephen Rock, Leslie Stoner, Liz Tran, and Sheryl Westergree... 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... Dispossessed 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM Free Center on Contemporary Art In her new exhibit Dispossessed, multimedia artist Cathy McClure channels her background in metal design to dissect and reinvent toys. McClure's dark, dystop... 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... Production Valued 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM Free Gallery4Culture In her newest exhibit, Satpreet Kahlon explores the function of self-worth in a society framed by labor and consumerism. The multimedia installation includes... 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... Teardrops That Wound Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $17 Wing Luke Museum In this sweeping and personal exhibition, six Asian Pacific American artists respond to the callous violence of war by rendering violent imagery banal. Yukiy... The Time. The Place. Contemporary Art from the Collection Editor’s Pick 11:00 AM Free–$10 Henry Art Gallery For the 20th anniversary of its contemporary collection, the Henry lets it all hang out with a museumwide exhibition. Over 50 works of drawing, sculp... Books & Talks Dan Rather Editor’s Pick 7:00 PM Sold Out University Temple United Methodist Church In a time when constructive discourse seems to crumble at the fingertips of angry Twitter users, legendary CBS news anchor Dan Rather provides a voice of mea... Comedy A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol Editor’s Pick 8:30 PM $12–$15 Unexpected Productions Tired of the same old lineup of carolers, cherubs, and gingerbread men? Fear not. Venues around the city offer decidedly alternative versions of holiday page... Dance Kate Wallich and the YC 8:00 PM $23–$30 On the Boards Seattle-based choreographer and one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch in 2015, Kate Wallich returns to On the Boards with her company the YC for the premiere o... 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 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... Visiting Artist Nathaniel Dorsky: Seasonal Songs 7:30 PM $12 Northwest Film Forum Nathaniel Dorsky began his four-decade career in New York's experimental film scene during the 1960s and would go on to creat over 50 poetic films that embod... Special Events Welcome to Night Vale Editor’s Pick 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM $28.50–$33.50 Neptune Theatre The fictional setting for the Welcome to Night Vale podcast is a perfectly normal American desert town, except for the mysterious lights in the canyon and th... Theater Elf the Musical 8:00 PM and 7:30 PM $45–$100 Paramount Theatre A modern Christmas classic, Elf the film championed ceaseless optimism and holiday cheer in a modern world stricken by cynicism. Will Ferrell might not be re... Howl’s Moving Castle Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM $25–$99 Book-It Repertory Theatre Based on the 1986 novel by Diana Wynne Jones, this new musical finds young Sophie Hatter in a bit of a pickle. After crossing the Witch of the Waste, she’s t... Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn 8:00 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 $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 ... The Twilight Zone: Live! 8:00 PM and 8:00 PM $27 Theater Schmeater In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the intimate theater company brings back its claim to fame: four episodes of Rod Serling's cult classic The Twilight ... Submit an Event Would you like to see your event on our calendar? Fill out this form to submit your event to our listings editor.