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Cheap Week: November 16–22

Marvel at Anthony Doerr's literary acumen, party at Redwood Tavern, and celebrate Thanksgiving early with Ayron Jones and the Way.

By Joanna Sappenfield Edited by Seth Sommerfeld November 16, 2015

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Ayron Jones and the Way celebrate Thanksgiving early with two charitable nights at the Tractor Tavern.

Thru Dec 13
Come From Away
In the panic after planes struck the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001, 38 planes were told to land in the tiny town of Gander, New-foundland, increasing the population by 66 percent. The true story of locals’ overwhelming hospitality in the days that followed receives a heartfelt and touching musical tribute in Come from Away. Seattle Repertory Theatre, $17–$105

Wed, Nov 18
Anthony Doerr
A master of metaphor and poetic detail, Anthony Doerr’s skills jump off the page in the 2015 Pulitzer Prize–winning novel All the Light We Cannot See. Parallel narratives (destined to collide) follow a German orphan whose genius for engineering and love of radios earns him a spot among the Hitler Youth and a blind French girl forced to flee Paris to avoid the Nazis. Benaroya Hall, $20

Fri & Sat, Nov 20 & 21
Ayron Jones and the Way: Thanksgiving Spectacular
With Friendsgiving gatherings becoming more and more popular, the Seattle rock genre chameleons of Ayron Jones and the Way decided to host their own musical Friendsgiving at the Tractor Tavern. The band headlines two nights at the Ballard venue, and keeping with the spirit of the season portions of the proceeds will go to charity. Friday's show supports MusiCares and includes the Young Evils and the Hollers, while Saturday's slate benefiting Seattle's Union Gospel Mission features the Staxx Brothers and Grynch. Tractor Tavern, $20

Sat, Nov 21
Redwood's 10th Anniversary Party #1
Capitol Hill's homey Redwood Tavern may not be long for this world (it's slated for closure), but there's still reason to celebrate. The bar marks ten years of service with a two-weekend local music bash, and the first edition features a robust lineup of psychedelic Seattle rock acts: Dræmhouse, Black Whales, Bod, and Versing. Redwood Tavern, $7–$12

Thru Nov 21
Andre Petterson: To and Fro

While artist statements can often be pretentious drivel, Andre Petterson provides an apt self-description by referring to his works as a “bashing of the senses.” His obsession with typewriters and old bikes serves as a launching point for To and Fro and its collection of untamed and violent mixed media pieces. While the twisting and destructive chaos mostly exists in a restrained gray and brownish backdrop, bursts of vibrant color in pieces like Fete jar viewers into a sudden states of alert. Foster/White Gallery, Free

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