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Cheap Week: February 20–26

The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle delivers another gripping novel, Cinerama screens all of the year's Best Picture nominees, and Pickwick headlines a loaded ACLU benefit show lineup.

02/20/2017 By Jane Kidder Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

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Cheap Week: February 13–19

Lemolo offers Valentine's Day comfort at Nectar Lounge, Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter tape their bookish podcast live at Town Hall, and Northwest Film Forum screens top South Asian documentaries.

02/13/2017 By Jane Kidder Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Food & Drink Events

4 Global Comfort Food Dishes You Just Might Find at Our Taste the World Event

Remedying tastes from around the world—from deep-fried sea food dumplings to coffee-infused mousse cake

02/09/2017 By Jane Kidder

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Cheap Week: February 6–12

Surfer Blood brings fresh material to Barboza, the Paramount screens silent romance of ‘Ramona,’ and David Shields's argumentative tome becomes a James Franco documentary.

02/06/2017 By Jane Kidder Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

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Cheap Week: January 30–February 5

The best American portraits grace Tacoma Art Museum's walls for 'The Outwin,' local hip-hop pioneers Ghetto Children reunite at MoPop, and the Seagull Project takes on Chekhov's 'The Cherry Orchard' at ACT Theatre.

01/30/2017 By Jane Kidder Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Occasions

Valentine's Day Dinner in Seattle: 2017 Edition

Some romantic meals around town, organized by price.

01/30/2017 By Jane Kidder

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Cheap Week: January 24–29

SIFF hosts a Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Fest encore, Childbirth's punk brings together nasty women, and comedian Harland Williams gets weird in Tacoma.

01/24/2017 By Jane Kidder Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Rooster Revelry

Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year (with Food)

From Chinese-style beer to a dumpling crawl.

01/24/2017 By Jane Kidder

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Cheap Week: January 16–22

Visit Seattle Art Museum during its free weekend, curl up by the fire at Seattle Arts and Lectures' Local Voices, and deal with your inauguration blues with help from Dan Savage and Eli Sanders.

01/16/2017 By Jane Kidder

Fun With Listicles

7 Restaurants for Bookworms

If you think about it, a ton of local eateries take their names from great literature.

01/11/2017 By Jane Kidder

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Cheap Week: January 9–15

Gazebos and Summer Cannibals team up to rock Chop Suey, Jet City improv mixes comedy and baking, and Northwest Film Forum hosts some of the best Sundance shorts.

01/09/2017 By Jane Kidder Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

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Cheap Week: January 2–8

SIFF offers an outlet for mourning David Bowie via a 'Labyrinth' Quote Along, Fantagraphics celebrates a new queer and quirky installment of 'Wuvable Oaf,' and Central Cinema presents pro- and anti-screenings of 'Titanic.'

01/02/2017 By Jane Kidder Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Top Dentists 2017

What Goes on at the Dentist's Office Behind the Scenes?

Four stories that offer a peek into the surprisingly exciting world of teeth.

01/01/2017 By Jane Kidder, Amanda Raschkow, Jack Russillo, and Cassandra Calderon

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Cheap Week: December 26–January 1

Al Farrow's sculptures mix gun violence and religion, SIFF lets you quote along with 'The Princess Bride,' and Thunderpussy rings in the New Year with racy rock.

12/26/2016 By Jane Kidder Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

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Cheap Week: December 19–25

The Neptune transforms into an EDM snow globe for Manatee Commune on Ice, West of Lenin screens an abominable Christmas film, and Sugar Plum Gary comes to comedically haunt your holiday dreams.

12/19/2016 By Jane Kidder Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Festive Foods

Chef Mutsuko Soma Greets 2017 with Toshikoshi Soba Noodles

The chef's handmade soba noodles are a New Year's Eve tradition in Japan.

12/19/2016 By Jane Kidder

Festive Foods

L’Oursin Toasts the New Year with a French Réveillon

The Central District newcomer translates France's tradition of champagne and luxury foods to the Northwest.

12/14/2016 By Jane Kidder

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Cheap Week: December 12–18

Light sculptures brighten spirits at Olympic Sculpture Park, Tacocat returns home to spread pop punk joy, and Henry Art Gallery hosts a screening of the queer coming-of-age stop-motion animation feature 'Torrey Pines.'

12/12/2016 By Jane Kidder Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Festive Foods

Napkin Friends Is a Latke Virtuoso

The rest of the year, this food truck makes panini with potato pancakes instead of bread. But come Hanukkah, things get a little more traditional.

12/09/2016 By Jane Kidder

Festive Foods

The Swedish Club Welcomes Winter with a Smorgasbord

In the Swedish tradition, the table will be piled high with food—the kind a Scandinavian grandmother might make.

12/07/2016 By Jane Kidder