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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Cheap Week: November 7–13

SIFF screens Italian cinema and top short films, Crater brings some electro darkness to Barboza, and Tacoma Art Museum looks at C. C. McKim's Northwest impressionist legacy.

11/07/2016 By Jane Kidder Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

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Cheap Week: October 31–November 6

The Paramount host a Halloween screen of 'Nosferatu,' PWR BTTM plays its gloriously glittery rock, and standup comedians battle in the Seattle International Comedy Competition.

10/31/2016 Edited by Seth Sommerfeld By Jane Kidder

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Cheap Week: October 24–30

Timothy Egan brings his award-winning nonfiction to Benaroya Hall, Northwest Film Forum screens entertaining political shorts, and local acts imitate classic rock bands for Come As You Aren't.

10/24/2016 Edited by Seth Sommerfeld By Jane Kidder

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Cheap Week: October 17–23

KEXP hosts its first record fair, Stephen Tobolowsky brings his storytelling podcast to Town Hall, and Flock of Dimes migrates to Barboza.

10/17/2016 Edited by Seth Sommerfeld By Jane Kidder

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Cheap Week: October 10–16

Icelandic bands team up with locals for Reykjavik Calling, the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival rebrands as Twist, and Charles Burns returns with his latest dark comics collection.

10/10/2016 Edited by Seth Sommerfeld By Jane Kidder

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Cheap Week: October 3–9

The Julie Ruin hits reset at the Showbox, SIFF shows off some of the year's best French films, and the wee ones invade Seattle Center for the Seattle Children's Festival.

10/03/2016 Edited by Seth Sommerfeld By Jane Kidder

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Cheap Week: September 26–October 2

Noted Indian authors head to Asian Art Museum, puppets misbehave at Market Theater, and BrickCon brings Lego masterpieces to Seattle Center.

09/26/2016 Edited by Seth Sommerfeld By Jane Kidder

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Cheap Week: September 19–25

The Moondoggies marks a decade of rocking, Local Sightings premiers a variety of Northwest films, and Velocity Dance puts its best feet forward to start a new season.

09/19/2016 Edited by Seth Sommerfeld By Jane Kidder

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Cheap Week: September 12–18

CenturyLink Field hosts the Adult Swim Drive-In and a 'Frozen' sing-along, and the Seattle Mini Maker Faire brings creative tinkerers to EMP.

09/12/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Cheap Week: September 6–11

Luke Burbank returns to Seattle with 'Live Wire,' Davidson Galleries introduces new printmakers, Cinerama kicks off its 70mm Film Festival.

09/06/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld