Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: July 20–26

Check out some socially-conscious hip hop, arts and crafts in Bellevue, and a summer dance showcase.

By Kelsey Sipple July 20, 2015

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The Bar (Prometheus Brown and Bambu) kick off Beatrock Music's fifth anniversary tour at the Crocodile.

Photo via Beatrock Music's Facebook.

Tue, July 21
Beatrock Music Five Year Anniversary Tour
Socially conscious record label Beatrock Music launching its five year anniversary tour in Seattle with a night of politically charged underground hip hop. Hosted by Beatrock lyricist BWAN with performances by the rest of the Beatrock roster: Rocky Rivera, the Bar (Prometheus Brown and Bambu), Otayo Dubb and Equipto, Power Struggle, Odessa Kane, and 6Fingers. The Crocodile, $12

Thur, July 23
Redhook Moonlight Cinema: Dazed and Confused
Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age comedy about high schoolers in the 1970s and their drug experimentations has earned cult-classic status since its 1993 debut. But the kids’ marijuana use isn’t only recreational; it’s a form of pure rebellion against adults in their straitlaced hometown. That’s alright, alright, alright in our books. Redhook Brewery, $5

Fri & Sat, July 24 & 25
Strictly Seattle Performances
After three weeks of intensive training in the massive pseudo summer camp that is Strictly Seattle, dancers of all levels show off their skills in new works choreographed by a faculty of noteworthy locals: Zoe Scofield, Kate Wallich, Pat Graney, KT Niehoff, and more. If only every camp talent show was this exciting. Velocity Dance Center, $18

July 24–26
BAM Artsfair
This weekend marks the return of the Northwest's largest arts and crafts festival. Bellevue Arts Museum's ARTSfair features over 300 artists selling and showcasing their work at Bellevue Square. And those less artistically inclined souls needn't worry, as there will also be food trucks, a KIDSfair, a Sound and Movement Stage, and more. Bellevue Arts Museum, Free

July 25–Jan 4
Chihuly's Venetians: The George R. Stroemple Collection
Dale Chihuly’s studies at Italy’s Venini glass factory as a Fulbright Fellow left a lasting impact on the man. It led to one of his most explosively creative periods two decades later, in the late ’80s. Starting with a base in the functionality of Art Deco–inspired bowls and jars, Chihuly’s Venetians soon took on his colorful flair and trademark lavish ornamentation. Museum of Glass, $15

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