Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: December 7–13

David Shields releases his latest book, #ShoutYourAbortion host a benefit concert, and locals cover Ryan Adams and Taylor Swift.

Edited by Seth Sommerfeld By Joanna Sappenfield December 7, 2015

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Tue, Dec 8
#ShoutYourAbortion Benefit Show
Seattleite Amelia Bonow's #ShoutYourAbortion campaign continues to make headlines by confronting the cultural stigma that exists around abortions. In efforts to raise funds to continue the spread of the feminist message, #ShoutYourAbortion hosts a benefit concert at Chop Suey featuring top local women rockers including S, Gazebos, and Lisa Prank. Chop Suey, $10

Wed, Dec 9
Taylor Swift vs. Ryan Adams Cover Night
Ryan Adams has been crafting acclaimed rock and alt-country songs for more than a decade, but that alone doesn’t get mainstream attention. You know what does? Anything Taylor Swift. Adams made national waves in September by rerecording and releasing Swift’s 1989 in his signature style. Keeping with that spirit of homages, a diverse array of Seattle acts, including Katie Kate, Cataldo, and Navvi, come together at Taylor Swift vs. Ryan Adams Cover Night to interpret both artists’ impressive catalogs. Neumos, $5

Thur, Dec 10
David Shields: War is Beautiful Book Launch 
In a mere three pages of prose, War is Beautiful, David Shields’s new coffee table book with a message, argues that the Afghan and Iraqi war photography published on the front page of The New York Times since 2001 promoted institutional power by glamorizing war through artistic beauty. He proves his point by curating A1 photos organized by thematic tropes—nature, death, father, movie—with contextualizing quotes. Hugo House, Free

Thur, Dec 10
A Very Belltown Christmas 2015
Do206 hosts its second annual Belltown Christmas party at the Crocodile, and you won't find a better value this holiday season. Featuring Thunderpussy, Hibou, the holiday tunes of Dancer and Prancer, and plenty of Goose Island beer, there should be plenty of Christmas cheer and great music to go around. The Crocodile, $3 with RSVP 

Dec 11–13
Next Fest NW 2015
As Seattle continues its transformation into a national dance hub, Next Fest NW remains one of the best chances to check out the best up-and-coming talent in the city. This year’s festival theme, Utopia, asks dancers to imagine what a perfect society would entail and to examine the utopian aspirations of their art form. Velocity Dance Center, $20–$50

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