If you’d rather avoid the vacation hype altogether, fear not. There are plenty of events to keep you entertained with no bell.
SIFF Cinema Uptown makes its grand reopening this weekend, screening a new documentary on the legendary Julia child and the apparently gonzo Gucci House, with Lady Gaga.
Rita Colombe take a virtual tour to Seattle Arts and Lectures (December 3, 7:30 p.m.) to mark his first collection in 12 years: Reading list for the Apocalypse, who becomes rave reviews for its timely perspective and lush lyrical lines. She will be joined in the conversation by the Seattle Poet Extraordinary Anastacia-Renée – a combination that will surely arouse literary wonders.
Marsha burns and Robert Wade, To Koplin del Río (until December 4), and Ghost Clothes Garden (To Studio e through December 4, a bright, fresh and fun collection of figurative ceramics from the Seattle artist Emily counts, which celebrates the “intrinsic magic of grandmothers” through women with daring sweaters, firm stances and omniscient eyes.
Erin jorgensen hosts an immersive musical event called Wood: A sound + light experience (2, 4-5 Dec. to Base Experimental Arts Space), which features six percussionists playing tuned 2x4s (yes, like in woodwind) and a changing light display, resulting in what she calls a “DIY laser dome” that will send you into a “sweet audiovisual trance”.
Ben Hunter & Joe seamons here Redefining protest through music (December 7, 7:30 p.m., in person and live), a roots music concert that reflects protest movements around the world and through time.