Silent Movies, Elvis Invitationals, and Painter James Martin

THURS - VISUAL ART

Edmonds painter James Martin's menagerie of subjects includes clowns, angels, rubber chickens, the Dalai Lama, and a recurring chimp. His solo show at Foster/White is bound to entertain. First Thursday reception 6–8 p.m. Jan. 5. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Tues.–Sat. Foster/White Gallery, 123 S. Jackson St., 206-622-2833, www.fosterwhite.com. SUE PETERS

SAT - CONTEST

America's love affair with Elvis Presley relies on a delicate balance of genuine admiration and affectionate kitsch, and EMP's Elvis Invitationals—in which impersonators vie for upward of $1,000 in prizes—carries on the tradition. 8 p.m. Sat., Jan. 7. $13–$15. Sky Church, Experience Music Project, 325 Fifth Ave. N., 206-770-2702, www.emplive.org. NEAL SCHINDLER

SUN - MOVIES

The Paramount's popular Silent Movie series moves from Monday nights to Sunday afternoons this winter, with a focus on Cecil B. DeMille—director of such lavish spectacles as the series opener, The Ten Commandments (pictured). 4 p.m. Sun., Jan. 8. $12. The Paramount, 911 Pine St., 206-292-ARTS, www.theparamount.com. LYNN JACOBSON

 
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