Cheap Week Seattle: Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Events June 2–8
Beth's turns 60 and Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival comes to Seattle Center: the best ways to spend your week without spending much.
Monday–Sunday, June 2–8
Beth's Cafe's 60th Anniversary
The beloved Green Lake dive got some national attention when its 12-egg omellette was featured on Food Network's Man vs. Food, but we've always loved it for its frozen-in-time '50s vibe and bottomless hashbrowns. Beth's celebrates its 60th anniversary this week with a drawing contest, a costume party, and a menu insert that prices the food at the same incredibely cheap price it was way back when. Beth's Cafe.
Thursday, June 5
Tennis Pro brings their poppy-alternative rock to Chop Suey directly following the premiere of the SIFF film Big in Japan, a mock-rockumentary directed by John Jeffcoat (Outsourced) that follows the band as they travel to Tokyo in an effort to find the audience that evaded them in Seattle. They're joined by fellow local alt-rockers Hearts Are Thugs and Ex's With Benefits. Chop Suey, $8.
June 6–Sept 8
Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair
Brooklyn photographer Michael July showcases some of the New York afro-chic scene’s best hair-yesses in his touring exhibition Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair, featuring funky ‘fros worn by people of various nationalities, ethnicities, and ages. The exhibition opens on June 6. Just don’t forget your pick! Northwest African American Museum, $7.
Saturday, June 7
Neighborhood Pride: Shorewood and Greenwood
June is pride month in Seattle, but it’s not just the LGBTQ community that’s celebrating. Shorewood hosts its annual Shorewood Streets of Sales when over 50 participants open their homes with yard and garage sales. Meanwhile, Phinney and Greenwood join forces in PhinneyWood Pride, a day of support for our LGBTQ family and friends, featuring family friendly events all over the neighborhoods. Various locations, free.
Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8
Pagdiriwang Phillipine Festival
“Pagdiriwang” means celebration in Tagalog, and that’s just what the Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival brings to Seattle this weekend. Spanning two days, the festival celebrates the rich, multi-hued culture of the Philippines and its presence here in the Northwest, featuring martial arts demonstrations, traditional dance, and even yo-yo workshops. Seattle Center, free.