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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

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Cheap Week: December 5–11

Fantagraphics turns 40, Freakout Festival gathers together Seattle's musical weirdos, and 'Ham for the Holidays' delivers its usual yuletide irreverence.

12/05/2016 By Jane Kidder Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Festive Foods

Gelatiamo Makes Italy's Labor-Intensive Holiday Bread a Seattle Tradition

Prepping a proper panettone requires 27 hours and seven rounds of dough rises. The result simply floats.

12/05/2016 By Jane Kidder

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: November 30–December 6

The week in which: Girin debuts a new one-of-a -kind beverage, Mamnoon celebrates its fourth birthday with a tasting menu, and some local food heavyweights ponder Seattle's culinary history.

11/30/2016 By Jane Kidder

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Cheap Week: November 28–December 4

Warm up with Cathedrals concerts from Damien Jurado and Lemolo, swing away with Sad13's electropop at the Vera Project, and laugh along with Joe Mande, 'Austen Translation,' or Emmett Montgomery.

11/28/2016 By Jane Kidder Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

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Cheap Week: November 21–27

Car Seat Headrest plays a homecoming gig at the Neptune, My Goodness experiments with new sounds at Chop Suey, and local comedians perform drunken standup at Laughs Comedy Club.

11/21/2016 By Jane Kidder Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: November 16–22

The week in which: Dorie’s Cookies commandeers Coyle’s Bakeshop, Purple Café hosts a wine garage sale, and Daniel’s Broiler serves a comfort food feast before the Apple Cup

11/16/2016 By Jane Kidder

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Cheap Week: November 14–20

EMP throws a free Pop Culture Party, the Antlers's Peter Silberman plays tearful ballads at the Triple Door, and Chastity Belt brings mid-tempo female fortitude to Chop Suey.

11/14/2016 By Jane Kidder Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: November 9–15

The week in which: Chef Nancy Silverton comes to town, Bramling Cross throws a beer feast, and JarrBar offers a sneak peak of what's to come at Jarr and Co.

11/09/2016 By Jane Kidder