Bang For Your Buck
Cheap Week Seattle: Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Events April 14–20
Local music and poetry, Halloween in April, and the return of "BunnyCon: The Bunny Bar Hop": the best ways to spend your week without spending much.
It’s already time to bust out the hard-boiled eggs and the food coloring, the Peeps and the bunny ears. Yes, look at your calendar, it’s almost Easter. Fortunately, the sun is finally out and with it Seattle unveils a number of exciting events that are probably cheaper than those eggs you’re hiding around your garden.
Monday, April 14
Northwest Poetry Duo
Good friends and even better poets, Holly J. Hughes and Tim McNulty read together from their new books. In Sailing by Ravens, Hughes ties 30 seasons working off the shores of Alaska to her experiences and fascination with the sea. A poet, essayist, and nature writer, McNulty incorporates themes of family, friendship and solitude within the greater scope of the natural environment in his poetry collection, Ascendance. Elliott Bay Book Company, Free.
Wednesday, April 16
Red Bull Sound Select: Deep Sea Diver
Partnered with Capitol Hill Block Party, Sub Pop, and Sasquatch promoter Adam Zacks, Red Bull Sound Select presents a lineup of local all-stars for dirt cheap. Deep Sea Divers' debut LP History Speaks, one of 2012’s most notable Seattle records, left us thirsting for more of their melodic sound and expert musicianship. The show opens with I Will Keep Your Ghost and BellaMaine, followed by some new jams from Deep Sea Diver, featuring Jessica Dobson on guitar and Peter Mansen on drums. Nectar Lounge, $3-$10.
Friday, April 18
Halloween in April
If we can have Christmas in July, why can’t we have Halloween in April? Well, actually, we can. Chop Suey is a favorite on the Hill for its '80s and '90s mash-up night, known simply as Bootie Seattle, and this weekend it hosts its unexpected dance party Aprilween, celebrating the coming of spring in autumnal style. Wipe the dust off your Dr. Frank-N-Furter costume from last October and head to the dance floor—hundreds of dollars await the winner of the midnight costume contest. Chop Suey, $5-$10.
Saturday, April 19
BunnyCon: The Bunny Bar Hop
To spread spring cheer and welcome Easter, a boisterous band of boozy bunnies will bounce from bar to bar. BunnyCon: The Bunny Bar Hop will move from Belltown to Pike Place to the outskirts of Sakura-con (to join in a flash dance) and finally finish in Pioneer Square, collecting donations along the way for three local nonprofits. From Playboy bunnies to Bugs Bunny—all you need to do to join the crawl is slap on a pair of ears. But remember: Bunnies don’t drink and drive! Various locations, Free.
Sunday, April 20
Cannabis Cooking and Chemistry
In what’s sure to be a pungent afternoon, Jerry Whiting comes to Black Coffee Co-Op to share his knowledge of cannabis chemistry and cooking. A cannactivist and founder of LeBlanc CNE, a medical cannabis grower and broker, Whiting covers topics including how to make tinctures, differences between medical and recreational strains, medibles and estimates of how legalization will affect us all. Black Coffee Co-Op, Free.