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Cheap Week: September 28–October 4

Tacoma Art Museum explores the art of the AIDS crisis, local authors come together for 'Seattle City of Literature,' and Titus Andronicus plays its ambitious rock opera.

By Joanna Sappenfield Edited by Seth Sommerfeld September 28, 2015

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Titus Andronicus brings The Most Lamentable Tragedy—its 29-track punk rock opera on manic depression—to the Crocodile.

Wed, Sept 30
Iska Dhaaf
Former Seattle duo Iska Dhaaf returns home for a night of driving guitar riffs and sweet melodies in the basement that is Barboza. The band will bust out tunes from Even the Sun Will Burn in its last stateside show before heading over to Europe for the first time. Barboza, $12

Fri, Oct 2
Seattle City of Literature Release Party
Celebrate the release of Seattle City of Literature, a new anthology featuring local writers (including Tom Robbins, Rebecca Brown, Ed Skoog, Charles R. Cross, Elissa Washuta, Katherine Finneyfrock, and many more) writing on Seattle’s artistic merits and telling the stories that help form a new artistic identity the city. Editor Ryan Boudinot will be on hand with a slew of other writers to read from the book and discuss how and why Seattle is so rich in literary tradition. Hugo House, Free

Fri, Oct 2
Childbirth: 'Women's Rights' Release Show
Seattle’s most irreverent feminist supergroup (featuring members of Chastity Belt, Tacocat, and Pony Time) returns to promote Women’s Rights, the group’s second LP of tongue-in-cheek tongue-lashings of the patriarchy. Catch the maternity gown-adorned women playing their newest comedic punk tunes about tech bros, fertility, Tinder, and nastiness when they celebrate the new album’s arrival with the help of Wimps, Universe People, and Mommy Long Legs. Chop Suey, $7–$10

Oct 3–Jan 10
Art AIDS America
Ten years in the making, Tacoma Art Museum’s Art AIDS America takes a penetrating look at how our country has been impacted by HIV over the last three decades. The exhibit touches on the lives ravaged by the disease—the pain, the loss, the societal scorn, the politics—through more than 115 stunning works of art that span genre distinctions but unite with a common spirit. Tacoma Art Museum, $14

Sun, Oct 4
Titus Andronicus
It's hard to imagine a band that broke onto the scene with an album based around singer Patrick Stickles using the Civil War as a metaphor for his life (The Monitor) would ever try something more ambitious. But the latest Titus Andronicus record, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, is a 29-track, 93-minute long exhaustive punk rock opera about manic depression. Who would've guessed a Shakespearean-named band would be so dramatic? The Crocodile, $13

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