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    $15 or less: Weekend listings for the budget-conscious culture lover

    Demetri Martin at Elliott Bay, Yoga at St. Mark's, Grub's Congee pop-up and more
    Demetri Martin reads at Elliott Bay

    Demetri Martin reads at Elliott Bay

    Welcome to $15 or Less, our eclectic, weekly events calendar for cash-strapped devotees of arts and culture.

    Demetri Martin
    Elliott Bay Book Company, Wednesday, 3/27 at 4 p.m., FREE
    Comedian and Daily Show contributor Demetri Martin will be in town doing two stand-up shows in the $30 range tonight. However, he’ll also be at Elliott Bay (for FREE!), ruminating on his new book Point Your Face at This: Drawings. Just the “Look Inside!” preview on Amazon made me laugh out loud.

    Vox Mod Album Release Party
    Vermillion, Friday 3/29 at 9, FREE
    Local electronic artist Vox Mod (Scot Porter) returns from a west coast tour to celebrate the release of his first full-length album SYN-ÆSTHETIC. People often describe his music as spacey  — and they’re totally right, in the best possible way.

    Ginger and Rosa
    SIFF Uptown, Friday- Sunday night at 7 and 9:15, $10
    Set in 1962 London, this coming-of-age tale chronicles the friendship of two teenage girls (Elle Fanning and Alice Englert), set against the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Annette Benning and Oliver Platt play supporting roles.

    Yoga at St. Mark’s
    St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Saturday 3/30 at 9 a.m. First class FREE.
    On a weekend of such religious celebration, stretch and de-stress inside the ever-lovely St. Mark’s, without any feelings of spiritual obligation or guilt.

    Chop Suey, Saturday 3/30, doors at 9, $5
    Rare 45s and baby powder floors make this a dance party to remember, even for those not keen on dancing. It’s definitely not your typical Barry White tunes, then again, it’s not your typical dance party attendees either. The ratio of mutton chops and fifties frocks has never been higher.

    APRIL Small Press Expo
    Richard Hugo House. Saturday 3/30, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., FREE
    APRIL, the Seattle festival celebrating local small presses, is in its third year. Events take place around town all week and this expo will be the culmination of it all: browse and buy rare gems, hear authors read and listen to music inspired by our local independent literature scene.

    Photo Credit: Flickr user roboppy

    Kraken Pop-up
    Grub, Monday 4/1 from 5-9 p.m., $5-15
    Three great local chefs collaborate to bring the world congee (rice porridge!) for one night only. While rice porridge may not sound especially dazzling, this is comfort food at its finest, with rumored extras such as duck confit and the promise of a full bar.

    Maria Semple
    Town Hall, Wednesday 4/3 at 7:30, $5
    Recent Seattleite Maria Semple will be discussing her immensely popular (and eye-catching) 2012 novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette? When her daughter cashes in on a promised trip to Antarctica, anxious mom Bernadette, disappears, setting in motion a search and hilarious musings on family dysfunction.

    What are you doing this weekend? Let us know in the comments area below. And if you hear of any interesting – under $15 - events in or around our grand city, please email editor@crosscut.com.

    Nicole Capozziello is a former Wisconsinite with a past split between cheesehouse and liberal arts college. She has called Seattle her home since 2009. She currently works at TOPS alternative school, and at Theo Chocolate, where she lives the dream as a chocolate factory tour guide. She enjoys cooking, exploring Seattle’s lovely parks with her dog and wonderful friends and attending author readings.

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    This is a great new feature. Keep it up!


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