Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: August 24–30

The summer winds down with live comedy, an '80s-inspired concert, and one of the last outdoor movies you'll be seeing in a while.

By Kelsey Sipple August 24, 2015

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Laurie Kilmartin brings her 20-plus years of stand up experience to the Comedy Underground this weekend.

Wed, Aug 26
Hope Project Benefit Concert
The Crocodile hosts a rocking benefit concert for Hope Project, a non-profit that provides medical care, and clean water, and educational resources to 1,200 students in Liberia. The lineup features singer-songwriter Scarlet Parke, the genre-bending Ayron Jones, jazz-motown-rock fusion band Jazmarae Beebe, and Seattle rocker Matt Strutynski. If that's not enough to convince you, the cost of one ticket is enough to send a Liberian child to school for an entire month. The Crocodile, $10

Aug 27–29
Laurie Kilmartin
If you needed a resume to do standup, Laurie Kilmartin would be set. After 20 years of performing in San Francisco and New York, Kilmartin now works in L.A. as a writer for Conan. That's in addition to doing stand up at local clubs 3–4 times a week (last year she taped her comedy special, 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad). This week, she takes her talents to Seattle's Comedy Underground for a three-night stint with Christian Spicer. Comedy Underground, $12-20

Fri, Aug 28
Concerts at the Mural: Swingin' Roadhouse Night
With fall rapidly approaching, there are only so many chances left to catch free outdoor music in Seattle this summer. Close out your week with the season's last installment of KEXP's Concerts at the Mural series. The lineup, dubbed Swingin' Roadhouse Night, features the mildly twangy indie roots rock of Ha Ha Tonka, Country Lips, and Evening Bell. Seattle Center, Free

Fri, Aug 28
Three Dollar Bill Cinema: The NeverEnding Story
As the last installment in their Bedtime Stories series, Three Dollar Bill Cinema brings the West German fantasy epic The NeverEnding Story to Cal Anderson Park. Enjoy one of the last few summer nights under the stars while watching young hero Atreyu flying on a strange dog-dragon. Thank you, 1984 special effects. Cal Anderson Park, Free

Sun, Aug 30
Seattle Indies Expo
As PAX Prime winds down on its last day, head over to Melrose Market Studios to see what the Seattle independent video game scene has to offer. Twenty-five local developers show off their playable work in this intimate, artists’ salon–like atmosphere. Melrose Market Studios, Free

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