• It's official! Seattle drag star BenDeLa-Creme will compete on RuPaul's Drag Race starting in February. Last year's RPDR was won by Jinkx Monsoon. Can Seattle queens snatch the crown two years in a row? Why the hell not? Go see both of them in Homo for the Holidays, December 12–24 at Odd Fellows West Hall.

• One little stairwell made a fine spectacle at last week's art walk in Pioneer Square. It's a gallery called Martyr Sauce (equal parts "White Privilege, Black Rage"), leading up to the apartment of Tariqa and Ryan Waters. Up now: paintings by Seattle's Elizabeth Lopez and a giant portrait of Andrew Jackson wearing a slave collar by Tariqa, who moved to Seattle a year ago from Atlanta. Ryan is a guitarist; he plays with Sade. It's open by appointment: martyrsauce.com.

• Topics covered during Rob Delaney's standup at the Neptune last Wednesday included the minimum possible size of his penis ("a greasy almond"), his hatred of street harassment, and which groups it's okay to be racist against (Russians, which inspired one woman to lose her shit). Most refreshingly: Delaney demonstrated that it's possible for a male standup comedian to be profane, funny, and feminist.

• Seattle's Eirik Johnson has been working on Mushroom Hunters, a photo series on itinerant foragers in the Cascades. Now he's won a grant from Art Matters to go to Japan to capture the auctions where mushrooms are sold, for hundreds of dollars, within 48 hours of being picked. How the other half of the mushroom lives, man.

• Dayna Hanson's The Clay Duke, a kaleidoscopic reenactment of a real school board shooting, blew people's minds at On the Boards last weekend. Wade Madsen and Thomas Graves were outright eerie as the shooter (yes, two men playing one, often standing right next to each other). Among other odd/riveting parts: Sarah Rudinoff in bureaucratic drag, Peggy Piacenza elaborating the contents of a purse, and a whole animal-mask thing.

• In 1990s Seattle, Christopher Evan Welch was an omnipresent force for good, dazzling audiences at Seattle Rep and ACT, and fronting the band the Ottoman Bigwigs. His talents took him to NY, where he won an Obie as Mitch in a Streetcar revival and, in TV and film, played the narrator in Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona and roles on The Sopranos and Law & Order. Last week, Welch, 48, passed away after battling cancer. This is incredibly sad news.

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• Rumor has it that the small Photo Center NW recently cut one position (education director) and reduced three others to part-time (marketing director, gallery director, gallery assistant). When new ED Michelle Dunn Marsh was contacted to confirm or deny, all she would say is: "[PCNW] is restructuring so that it can better serve the community." "Restructuring": loved by CEOs, feared by employees.

• Just like 2009's Humpday and 2013's Touchy Feely, Lynn Shelton's latest feature, Laggies, will have its world premiere at Sundance in January. Wahoo! recommended