‘Last Jedi’ is the best ‘Star Wars’ movie since the first one

This instant-classic popcorn movie makes clever references to the past while embracing the new.

 

Community dance events in Snohomish County

Camano Center: New Year’s Eve Dance with Camano Junction, 8 p.m. to…

 

Jesse Sykes brings her evolving sounds to Cafe Zippy in Everett

She and Phil Wandscher make a return trip to a club that she values for its intimacy.

 

How do I get him to see he favors his kids?

By Jann Blackstone / Tribune News Service Q: My guy tells me he loves my kids, but I don’t see it. He openly favors his… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2017

Art mimicks reality in engrosing ‘On the Beach at Night Alone’

The Korean film tells the story of an actress recovering from an affair with a married director.

Today in History: Dec. 14

Today is Thursday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2017. There are 17 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On Dec. 14, 2012, a… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2017

Art galleries and exhibits

Museums/events Cascadia Art Museum: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. On third Thursdays, the museum is open until 8 p.m. and is free… Continue reading

Upcoming events for families in Snohomish County and nearby

HOLIDAY JOY The Lights of Christmas: Open 5 to 10 p.m. Dec. 14-17, 19-23, 26-30 at Warm Beach Camp, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood. Tickets and… Continue reading

The Nutcracker Prince dances in the 2015 production of Olympic Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker.” The story is on stage again this weekend at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. (Alante Photography)
The Nutcracker Prince dances in the 2015 production of Olympic Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker.” The story is on stage again this weekend at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. (Alante Photography)

Seattle Men’s Chorus brings sassy brassy good time to Everett

The annual show, this year at the Historic Everett Theatre, has warmth of brass and pinch of sass.

This harp concert is worth the journey to Everett

Annual holiday show by Bronn and Katherine Journey is Wednesday at Everett Performing Arts Center.

Student winners to perform concertos with Mukilteo orchestra

This annual show is a partnership with the Snohomish County Music Teachers Association.

Concerts and musical performances around Snohomish County and nearby

North Cascades Concert Band: Robert Pattermann conducts the band’s Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Word of Life Lutheran Church, 9028 51st Ave.… Continue reading

Special film showings around Snohomish County

Bolshoi Ballet “The Nutcracker”: Tchaikovsky’s cherished score and some of the Bolshoi’s greatest artists. When the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker… Continue reading

‘Ferdinand’ a modern take on the beloved children’s story

The lovable bull is back in an enjoyable but spotty animated film from the makers of “Ice Age.”

‘The Shape of Water’: 1950s creature feature meets 2017 allegory

Director Guillermo del Toro’s allegory bears his fetishes for monsters and surrealistic environments.

  • Dec 14, 2017

Regional arts and entertainment tickets for sale

XFINITY ARENA Harlem Globetrotters: Dec. 28. Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Music: Jan. 27. Tickets at xfinityarenaeverett.com or 866-332-8499. TULALIP RESORT CASINO Diamond… Continue reading

Brutally true ‘Montauk’ parallels author’s conflicted real life

The short autofictional novel centers on a weekend tryst the narrator has with a much younger woman.

How to saute mushrooms to crispy, browned perfection

Various levels of heat affect our scrumptious fungus: There’s “sweating” and then there’s “sauteing.”

  • Dec 13, 2017