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Thursday, December 7, 2017


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


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 ...