See It This Week

‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ ‘The Burlesque Nutcracker,’ Andrew Wyeth, a radically inclusive Xmas gathering, a NYE drag bash and more

'The Burlesque Nutcracker.' Photo by Angela Sterling

Monday, Dec. 25

Fiddler on the Roof Singalong

It’s become its own alternative tradition for the holiday: a screening of Norman Jewison’s classic film adaptation of the Broadway hit with a wonderfully boisterous Topol in the central role of Tevye, preceded by free (and certified kosher) Chinese takeout. —Tony Kay

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Monday, Dec. 25

Josh Day: A Community Celebration

If you’re looking to share your Christmas cheer with community, the place to be is Mt. Baker Lofts for Josh Day, a free get-together featuring some of Seattle’s best talent, including comedy from Brett Hamil (and others) music from Julie-C (and others, including a live band), a UW wellness clinic, storytime with Santa, clothing and outdoor-living donations available to anyone and a 3:30 p.m. supper catered by Chef Tarik Abdullah. —Jonathan Zwickel

Mt. Baker Artist Lofts Community Room

Tuesday, Dec. 26 – Thursday, Dec. 28

Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker  

For those of us not quite ready for the holiday season to be over, Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann’s Burlesque Nutcracker will ease our post-Christmas blues with all our fave characters—Snowflakes, Hot Chocolate, Sugar Plum Fairy—plus the new addition of a nine-piece jazz orchestra playing Tchaikovsky-inspired musical arrangements. —Gemma Wilson

Triple Door

Wednesday, Dec. 27 – Sunday, Dec. 31

Andrew Wyeth In Retrospect

Time is running out to see this brilliant exhibit of paintings and drawings that provide a glimpse of Andrew Wyeth’s work beyond the on-verge-of-nauseatingly iconic “Christina’s World.” Witness the breadth of the American painter’s sublime melancholy wrought in wintery, faded tones of monochrome browns, grays threaded with gold—a perfect pause for reflection during the holiday whirlwind. The exhibit closes Jan. 15. —Amanda Manitach

Seattle Art Museum

Friday, Dec. 29 – Sunday, Dec. 31

Andrew Sleighter

Since leaving the 206 for LA, Andrew Sleighter has been on Last Comic Standing, written for the short-lived Sports Show with Norm Macdonald and made his late night debut on Conan. He’s a soft-spoken, self-effacing everyman who treads lightly around his own wicked-funny punchlines. Check out this homegrown favorite. —Brett Hamil

Laughs Comedy Club

Friday, Dec. 29 – Sunday, Dec. 31


I know next to nothing about director Collette Burson’s coming-of-age Reagan-era period piece, but it’s got a great cast (including Rainn Wilson and Patricia Arquette, both of whom can basically do no wrong), and I have nigh-unconditional faith in the Grand Illusion’s programming choices. Permanent plays through Thursday, Jan. 4. —Tony Kay

Grand Illusion Cinema

Sunday, Dec. 31

BeautyBoiz Wear Masks

The folks at theater-slash-experience-producing company Forward Flux know how to throw a party, so this NYE masquerade-dance bash should be rad. There’s a midnight toast and DJ sets from Cookie Couture and Reverend Dollars, and the midnight drag and aerial spectacular features talents like Adé, Crystal Powers and Haus of Shade. And it benefits Forward Flux! BYO mask. —Gemma Wilson

Fred Wildlife Refuge

Sunday, Dec. 31

Goodbye, 2017! An Open Mic

Come by our city’s beloved poetry shop any time during business hours on Dec. 31 and bid farewell to 2017 by reading a poem! This informal all-day open mic is sure to yield surprises and good company. —Sarah Galvin

Open Books

For further 2017-ending events, check out our roundup of the best New Year’s Eve concerts.