Event Calendar Previous Next Saturday, December 9, 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... Dirty and Perfection of Happenstance 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 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... 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... 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... Classical Music Montrose Trio Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM $44-$52 Meany Hall Violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith weren’t ready to put down their bows when the Tokyo String Quartet called it quits almost five years ago... Comedy A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol Editor’s Pick 7:00 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 George Balanchine's The Nutcracker 5:30 PM and 12:30 PM $26–$180 McCaw Hall Unlike snow days, The Nutcracker is a winter guarantee every year in Seattle. Now in its third production, after replacing Pacific Northwest Ballet’s long-te... 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 Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival Editor’s Pick 11:00 AM Free Downtown Leavenworth All year long, Washington state’s own Bavarian hamlet looks like it sprang from a storybook. But weekends in December are even more fantastical, with sleddin... 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 It’s a Wonderful Life Editor’s Pick 6:30 PM and 4:00 PM $9 Grand Illusion Cinema Among the canon of American holiday films, It’s a Wonderful Life is high art. The 1946 opus checks all the boxes for feel-good viewing: black-and-white nosta... 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 A Charlie Brown Christmas $25 Taproot Theatre Every year, the 1965 television Christmas special, based on Charles M. Schulz’s beloved Peanuts characters, reliably warms family living rooms like a hearth.... Elf the Musical 8:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 10:00 AM, and 3:00 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 2:00 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 7:00 PM and 1:30 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 7:00 PM and 10:30 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 ... The Twilight Zone: Live! $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.