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Cheap Week Seattle: Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Events March 3–9

A Mardi Gras celebration, a wide array of Jewish films, and a chance to win free tickets to the anticipated new play Royal Blood: the best ways to spend your week without spending much.

By Jeremy G. Novak March 3, 2014

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We’ve been giving you the best value entertainment picks each week, but now we’re taking it further by giving you a chance to win free tickets to see the upcoming new play Royal Blood. In the play a troubled family clings to the belief they descended from royalty; if you could be any royal figure (real or fictional) who would it be and why? Leave your answer in the comments—best one wins the tickets.

All Week
Seattle Jewish Film Festival
The annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival provides a cinematic tour of global Jewish and Israeli life—the ups, the downs, and plenty of laughs. The festival opens with The Zig Zag Kid, a coming-of-age film starring Isabella Rossellini, and includes a screening of When Comedy Went to School, which documents the generation of comedians that included Jerry Lewis and Lenny Bruce who all spent the summers of their youth at Upstate New York summer camps. Various venues, $9-$12.

Tuesday, March 4
Mardi Gras Celebration at Nectar Lounge
Sure, the best party will be in the opposite corner of the country, but Nectar Lounge has its own incredibly worthy Mardi Gras lineup to help you celebrate. They’ve got New Orleans essentials covered with the blaring Ten Man Brass Band, as well as Snug Harbor pumping out more high-energy funk and soul, and VamoLá Drum & Dance Ensemble bringing their carnival-inspired world music. And yes, most likely beads. Nectar Lounge, $5-$8.

Wednesday, March 5
A Ballerina’s Journey
Jennifer Ringer offers an inside look at the world of ballet. Her personal journey from dreaming of the stage as a child to performing as a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet had its obstacles, and she discusses her difficult history with anorexia in her memoir Dancing Through It: My Journey in the Ballet. She’ll be joined by Peter Boal who danced with her in New York City and is currently the artistic director of Pacific Northwest Ballet. Town Hall, $5.

Thursday, March 6
Burke Trivia Night at the College Inn Pub
A tasteful mix of science and culture come together for the Burke Museum’s trivia night at the College Inn Pub. For example: Was it a stegosaurus, tyrannosaurus, brachiosaurus, or triceratops that was missing from the first Jurassic Park movie? Buff up on your studies of the natural world and compete as a team with up to five other fellow geniuses for prizes and free drinks. College Inn Pub, $5. 

Friday, March 7
Dead Ship Sailing at Columbia City Theater
Two musicians, classic drum machines, and guitars, Dead Ship Sailing makes gritty minimalist rock and roll plain and simple. The duo writes and records each of their songs in a single night, so there is an urgency that comes through as well as some unpolished edges, but this fits their terse, driving tracks perfectly. See them with Fey Moth and I Will Keep Your Ghost. Columbia City Theater, $8-$10.

Scroll down to the comments below and tell us which royal figure you'd want to be and why for a chance to win two tickets (normally $20 each) to the upcoming play Royal Blood.

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