Cheap Week Seattle: Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Events June 9–15
Classic yachts, witty hip-hop, and climate change comedy: The best ways to spend your week without spending much.
Monday, June 9
Climate Change Comedy
Climate change is no laughing matter… except for tonight. A self-identified “standup economist,” Yoram Bauman explores and pokes fun at the history, science, and politics of the climate change issue in his comic book The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change (illustrated by Grady Klein). He swings by Town Hall to talk about the new book. You won't hear any reused or recycled jokes here! Town Hall, $5.
Wednesday, June 11
Trumping Drake in Canada is quite the accomplishment, and that's just what Shad did at the 2011 Juno Awards (aka the Canadian Grammys). The Canadian hip-hop artist’s lyrics are clever and smart, known for their keen sense of humor. But what would you expect from a rapper with a master's degree in liberal studies? Head to Barboza and bob your head to his carefully constructed and totally cool creations. Barboza, $10.
Thursday, June 12
Ghost in the Shell
Spend your Thursday night sipping coffee alongside animated cyborgs in skin-tight jumpsuits. Black Coffee Coop is sure to attract anime fans and sci-fi nuts alike when it screens episodes of the popular anime series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, the story of a cyber-crime fighting law enforcement group in the year 2030. The screenings continue every Thursday night through July 10. Black Coffee Co-op, free.
Friday–Sunday, June 13–15
Bell Street Pier Classic Rendezvous
Hoist your anchors and head starboard: This weekend Pier 66 transforms into the Bell Street Pier Classic Rendezvous, a fest for the marine-minded. Watch a parade of classic yachts sail by on Friday, then lace up your soft-soled shoes to board the boats on Saturday and Sunday. Haven’t got your sea legs just yet? There will also be dozens of classic cars on display along the pier for all you landlubbers. Pier 66, free.
Saturday, June 14
The host of Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee and Dead Baby Downhill, Georgetown is known for having some pretty wild street festivals. This summer, the annual Georgetown Carnival returns, featuring oddball arts and crafts, a hand-crocheted playground, power tool races, and, of course, plenty of live music. Various locations, free.