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Cheap Week: December 14–20

Celebrate LGBT weddings with Sarah Galvin and have a (Flavr) Blue Christmas.

By Joanna Sappenfield Edited by Seth Sommerfeld December 14, 2015

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The Flavr Blue brings its stylish sound and new EP Love Notes to Chop Suey.

Thur, Dec 17
The Flavr Blue: 'Love Notes' Release Show
In terms of a smooth cool, few Seattle bands can match the Flavr Blue. The trio heads to Chop Suey to deliver its latest burst of souring harmony and electronic beats in the form of the Love Notes EP. With Hollis Wong-Wear's enticing voice centering the sound, the album proves a worthy addition to the group's growing electropop arsenal. Chop Suey, $12–$14

Thur, Dec 17
Campout Cinema: Gremlins
Does any popular movie that’s set around Christmas exist more outside of the holiday season vortex as Gremlins? Maybe Die Hard, but at least some people still sight it as their favorite Christmas film. Gizmo and the terrifying little monsters of the dark comedy seem to get no love. Is it because of the horrific scene where Phoebe Cates explains how her father died in the chimney while trying to play Santa? If so, fair. Anyway, EMP is screening Gremlins in the Sky Church. EMP/Science Fiction Museum, $12

Sat, Dec 19
Weezus: Destroy My Ugly Sweater Holiday Bash
Weezus, Seattle’s finest Weezer cover band, gets in the festive spirit at the Crocodile’s back bar. There will be holiday drink specials for those who prefer to get buzzed via booze rather than their hash pipes. Donning Christmas sweaters is encouraged, but careful of anyone holding any threads while you walk away. The Crocodile, $6–$8

Sun, Dec 20
David Bazan
Sick of all the Christmas cheeriness? Well David Bazan is here to bum you all out! The master Seattle singer-songwriter brings his poetic tunes of woe and lost faith to the Tractor for his first full band show in quite a while. Former bandmate (and Seattle Met Album of the Month honoree) Andy Fitts joins Bazan on the bill. Tractor Tavern, $20

Sun, Dec 20
Sarah Galvin: 'The Best Party of Our Lives' Book Launch
Sarah Galvin, the whip-smart poet and author of The Stranger's defunct Wedding Crasher column, explores real life stories of LGBT couples and their journey to matrimony in her new collection of essays The Best Party of Our Lives.  A few of the featured couples join Galvin to launch the book at Hugo House with a night of reading and Q&As. Hugo House, Free

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