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Cheap Week: July 27–Aug 2

Close out July with a literary mixer, improvised dance, and the first Seattle Art Fair.

By Kelsey Sipple July 27, 2015

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Don't miss Ava DuVernay's Selma, the American historical drama starring David Oleyowo playing at Seattle Center this Saturday. 

Tue, July 28
Movable Type Presents: A Literary Mixer
Who says book clubs can’t be fun? Movable Type is hosting a party with only one rule: bring your favorite book and be ready to talk about it with other partygoers. But the evening won’t be entirely cerebral—grabbing a drink at the bar is highly encouraged. The Hideout, Free

Thur, July 30
Nathan Vincent: Let's Play War!
What if our toys grew up with us? Nathan Vincent plays with this idea in Let’s Play War! by taking the classic plastic toy soldier design and crafting four- to five-foot-tall figures of the men out of yarn. The new scale of the green and tan armies touches on the way our culture handles warfare and complex feelings of nostalgia. Bellevue Arts Museum, $12

Thur & Fri, July 30 & Aug 1
Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation
If watching tightly choreographed productions has you feeling a little constricted, the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation might cure what ails you. The spontaneity of movement on display at the fest’s two performances showcases the creativity of dancers working outside the mainstream in a variety of disciplines. Broadway Performance Hall, $12–$15

July 31–Aug 2
Seattle Art Fair
Paul Allen’s latest pet project, the Seattle Art Fair, takes the guesswork out of finding the perfect art gallery to browse on a date. The event brings together more than 60 top international and regional galleries for a veritable onslaught of contemporary art that’s bound to offer something for every taste. CenturyLink Field Event Center, $20 1–Day

Sat, Aug 1
Movies at the Mural: Selma
Ava DuVernay’s Academy Award-nominated historical drama Selma is coming to Seattle Center’s Movies at the Mural. Fueled by David Oyelowo's outstanding performance as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the gripping film follows the 1965 voting rights march in Alabama—from Selma to Montgomery—led by King, James Bevel, Hosea Williams, and John Lewis. Seattle Center, Free

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