Catch the locally made animated masterpiece Torrey Pines while you can. Image courtesy Clyde Petersen

The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

Fight fake news, check out the Punk Rock Flea Market, see Mudhoney and more.

December 14, Wednesday

Everything to Me: Homeless Seattleites and Their Pets Many people without housing have animal companions for emotional support, but shelter and affordable housing for people with pets is notoriously scarce in Seattle and everywhere else. Documentary photographer and One Health researcher Gemina Garland-Lewis shares her images of this hyper-marginalized population. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 652-4255, Free. All ages. 7:30–9 p.m. CASEY JAYWORK

Pickwick The local alt-R&B band hasn’t released a new album since 2013, but that hasn’t dampened enthusiasm for their live shows, which are impeccable and a welcome standby on the local music scene.They are joined at the Croc by synth-pop duo Sisters, who do have a new album coming out, in February, and Portland’s Calm Candy. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-4618, $5 with RSVP. 21 and over. 8 p.m. DANIEL PERSON

December 15, Thursday

Hola and Goodbye Reading Seattle author Donna Miscolta’s new book of linked short stories, Hola and Goodbye, follows multiple generations of women in a Latinx family as they come to America and forge new paths for themselves, facing tremendous sexism, racism, and economic barriers. This is a heartfelt American story that was published at exactly the right time. Third Place Books Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave. S., 474-2200, Free. All ages. 7 p.m. PAUL CONSTANT

Torrey Pines If you didn’t catch local animator Clyde Petersen’s brilliant stop-motion feature film at the Twist film festival a few months back, now’s your chance. The wordless romp is an autobiographical road-trip (or kidnapping) film full of surreal, hallucinatory visions, meditative expanses, and an amazing appearance from Whitney Houston. Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Ave. N.E., $10. All ages. 7 p.m. KELTON SEARS

Protest Song Singalongs The times are dark, yes, but Seattle is coming together en masse to resist the heck out of that darkness. Raise your fists, and your voices, in a night of musical protest and healing. Local artists, including band members from Fly Moon Royalty, Mikey and Matty, Squirrel Butter, and the Tallboys, will lead the room in a rousing chorus of classics (think Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Bob Marley, etc.). Admission is free, but the event is also a fundraiser for the ACLU, an organization that’s getting more vital by the minute. Donations encouraged. Conor Byrne Pub, 5140 Ballard Ave. N.W., Free. 21 and over. 9 p.m. SARA BERNARD

Chat Room: Politics of Resistance Is resistance futile or fertile? Part of a series of forums about how the Internet is changing art, this Chat Room will consider how the e-reality can facilitate civil disobedience—or, alternatively, create a surveillance/security state. (Oh, wait, that already happened.) See interview, page 4. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 652-4255, Free. All ages. 7:30–9 p.m. CJ

Fighting Fake News It hasn’t always been called fake news, but disinformation has always been with us. In this election year, though, a new virulent strain has emerged; the impact has been devastating on both a personal and national level. Tonight, The People’s Press Club of Seattle invites journalists Monica Guzman (Evergrey), Monica Nickelsburg (Geek Wire), and Hanna Brooks Olsen (Seattleish) to discuss where this “news” comes from, how to identify it, and what exactly to do when you see it. A workshop on communicating across the political divide will follow. Hillman City Collaboratory, 5623 Rainier Ave. S. Free. All ages. 7 p.m. MARK BAUMGARTEN

December 16, Friday

Great Grandpa Seattle is overflowing with ’90s-throwback guitar bands. But somehow, Great Grandpa manages to make Pavement sound vital again with its noodly, wilting melodies, lackadaisical vocals, and immediately familiar tunes, like the impeccable “Cheeto Lust” and the airy, crushing grandeur of “Mostly Here.” With SNUFF REDUX, Familiars. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., the $8. 21 and over. 7 p.m. KS

Sloucher The breakout EP of the year, in my book at least, is Certainty from Sloucher, a Seattle band that plays slacker-friendly indie rock that blends the greatness of a whole bunch of excellent Northwest acts, including strong whiffs of Elliott Smith and the Shins. That doesn’t do them nearly enough justice. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880. $10. 21 and over. 9 p.m. MB

March for Aleppo After years of bloody war, Syrian government forces just seized most of Aleppo from rebels, then proceeded to execute at least 82 of the civilians, including 11 women and 13 children who remain trapped there, according to the U.N. This march in protest against the carnage will proceed to the Russian Consulate. Victor Steinbrueck Park, 2001 Western Ave. Free. All ages. 6–8:30 p.m. CJ

December 17, Saturday

Holiday Story Time Elliott Bay Book Company traditionally hosts kids’ readings on Saturday mornings. (They’ve been much better attended since the store moved from Pioneer Square to Capitol Hill.) The final edition of the year is a special holiday-themed reading for kids read by “a local Seattle actor.” Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave., 624-6600, Free. All ages. 11 a.m. PC

Emma Lee Toyoda The audience-favorite winner of the 2015 Sound Off! competition, Emma Lee Toyoda has had festival crowds swooning ever since with a delightful, melodic, gentle sound that is a perfect antidote to the very ugly right now. Tonight the band celebrates the release of its debut full-length, Sewn Me Anew. Come down and sway along. The Vera Project, 305 Harrison St., 956-8372. $8. All ages. 7:30 p.m. MB

December 18, Sunday

Mudhoney The Saturday performance of these local rock legends is sold out, and no guarantees the same won’t be true for the second night of their stand at the Croc by the time you pick up this paper. While they certainly conjure a lot of nostalgia for an early time in Seattle rock history, they’re hardly a nostalgia act, having continued to put out music and, more important, completely wail. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-4618, 7 p.m. $17. DP

December 19, Monday

The Beautiful Struggle In a conversation facilitated by the good people at Seattle Public Library, Luzviminda Uruzi “Lulu” Carpenter leads Seattle-area LGBTQ leaders (including Dominique Stephens, Luis Fernando Ramirez, and Sonj Basha) in a conversation about surviving violence of all stripes (racism, transphobia) and building communities together. Gay City, 517 E. Pike St., 860-6969, Free. All ages. 6 p.m. PC

December 20, Tuesday

Punk Rock Flea Market If you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for your scuzzy beloveds, Punk Rock Flea Market has all the studded vests, tattered T-shirts, screen-printed patches, bizarre doo-dads, and vintage whatever-the-hells you could ever dream of from a whopping 185 different vendors. It’ll also be the final event in the V2 space, so wander its still-stinky insides while you can. V2, 1525 11th Ave. $1. All ages. 4 p.m. Through Thurs., Dec. 22. KS

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