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Cheap Week: March 20–26

Seattle Fringe Festival give an outlet for Seattle's more out there artistic voices, Victor Lodato and Geoffrey Nutter read selections from their latest books, and Bambu brings a social bent to his rapping.

03/20/2017 By Kelli Kauakanilehua Adams Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

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Cheap Week: March 13–19

John All shares his harrowing scientific adventures, author Mary Gaitskill muses on fiction's "inner weave," and Japandroids rock the Neptune.

03/13/2017 By Kelli Kauakanilehua Adams Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

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Cheap Week: March 6–12

Rapper Porter Ray finally drops 'Watercolor,' poet Morgan Parker adds pop culture flair to her powerful prose, and the Northwest's best young musical acts compete at the Sound Off! Finals.

03/06/2017 Edited by Seth Sommerfeld By Kelli Kauakanilehua Adams

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Cheap Week: February 27–March 5

Rapper P.O.S returns with a vengeance, Naked City Brewery hosts an encore screening of Local Sightings top films, and Seattle Symphony adds music to Dr. Seuss's 'Green Eggs and Ham.'

02/27/2017 By Jane Kidder Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

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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

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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

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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

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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