Bang for Your Buck

Cheap Week: October 12–18

Seattle South Asian Film Festival examines the notions of home, #41for2015 Fest showcases up-and-coming local bands, and Bully rocks Barboza.

By Seth Sommerfeld October 12, 2015

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Bully brings its ripping '90s rock vibe to Barboza.

Oct 14–18
#41for2015 Fest
Local music website Nada Mucho hosts its first festival, #41for2015 Fest. The lineup consists of bands from the site's "41 Seattle Bands We’re Watching in 2015", including Future Shock, Goodbye Heart, and Crazy Eyes. With five straight nights of cheap tunes at Substation, #41for2015 offers a terrific opportunity to check out fresh local bands without putting a dent in your wallet. The only downside is that the fest's name being a hashtag is super gross. Substation, $5–$8; Festival pass $30

Oct 15–25
Seattle South Asian Film Festival 2015
Now in its 10th year, the Seattle South Asian Film Festival explores the cinematic output of an often-overlooked region. The 2015 fest focuses on Sri Lankan films (including a retrospective of writer/director Prasanna Vithanage) and examines the theme “Coming Home” with movies that engage the issues of cultural homeland connection for South Asians emigrants. Various venues, Free–$45; Festival pass $75–$150

Fri, Oct 16
Nashville quartet Bully delivered one of the year's best rock albums in the form of its first LP Feels Like.  Frontwoman Alicia Bognanno's blend of unkempt howling angst and guitar fuzz lands somewhere on the '90s rock sound spectrum alongside Liz Phair and Courtney Love without feeling derivative. Strap in for a night of noisy bliss when the Bully heads down to Barboza. Barboza, $12

Oct 16–20
Opening Doors: Celebrating 50 Years of Dance at UW
Few dance parties can compete with the University of Washington’s Opening Doors. The celebration includes performances, classes, discussions with alums, and film screenings. If you’ve never checked out UW dance, now’s the perfect chance as the festivities are open to the public and most events are free. University of Washington, Free–$22

Sat, Oct 17
Cameron Esposito
A vest-festooned comedic dynamo, Cameron Esposito is a loud, proud lesbian who taps into her queer worldview for humor and delivers each word with boisterous swagger. Whether sharing tales of growing up with an eye patch or making graphic jokes about the truth behind periods, she always barrels at her audience with a full head of steam. Neptune Theatre, $20

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