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

    Candy-O at the Sunset, bacon oatmeal raisin cookie milkshakes, nuns, mimosas, Jack Nicholson and more
    Candy-O at the Sunset in Ballard

    Candy-O at the Sunset in Ballard Candy-O

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

    Candy-O: A Tribute to the Cars, and Patitude: A Tribute to Pat Benatar
    The Sunset Tavern, Friday 4/12 at 9, $10 advance, $12 day-of
    There’s an allure to tribute bands — and something warm and fuzzy about being in a room full of fans. And how can you go wrong with bands dedicated to fun-loving rock powerhouses The Cars and Pat Benatar? Show some “patitude,” and sing “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” louder than ever before.

    Malts and Milkshakes: 60 Recipes for Frosty, Creamy Frozen Treats
    Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park), Friday 4/12 at 6:30, FREE
    Autumn Martin, the passionate force behind magical, molten Hot Cakes shares — and signs — her first cookbook. It features an array of recipes for boozy shakes, and a personal fav: the Bacon Oatmeal Raisin Cookie shake. Not sure if there’ll be samples but either way, summer milkshake season is coming.

    Eternal Fair, with The Hoot Hoots
    Columbia City Theater, Friday 4/12 at 9 p.m., $8 advance, $10 day-of
    Local band Eternal Fair, supported by The Hoot Hoots, celebrates the release of their first record. The driving guitar and soaring vocals of their psychedelic rock sound are sure to glow in the intimate, energizing atmo of the Columbia City Theater.

    Band of Sisters
    Northwest Film Forum, Friday 4/12 -4/18 (see show times), $10
    The film follows a group of U.S. nuns, post-Vatican II, who move out of their cloistered, habit-ed convent life and into real communities. The filmmaker, who will be on hand for Saturday and Sunday’s 3 and 7 p.m. shows, interviewed dozens of inspiring sisters, whose ministries range from immigration reform to organic gardening. One of the stars, Sister Nancy Sylvester, will be there for a Q&A on Saturday evening.

    Seattle’s Architectural History, Part I: 1880-1935
    Seattle Central Library, Saturday 4/13, 1-3 p.m, FREE
    UW architecture professor Jeffrey Karl Ochsner has been giving this truly awesome lecture for the last few years now. His funny, down-to-earth style shines as he tells the story of Seattle through its architecture. Mark your calendars for Part II (1935-present), which happens next week.

    Dr. Hawa Abdi
    University Temple United Methodist Church, Saturday 4/13 at 7 p.m. FREE
    Dr. Hawa Abdi, a Somali doctor and human rights activist, reads from her memoir Keeping Hope Alive. Abdi treats and protects 90,000 Somali refugees at her clinic in one of the largest displaced persons camps in the world. Glamour named her Woman of the Year in 2010, dubbing Abdi (and her daughters) "the Saints of Somalia, equal parts Mother Teresa and Rambo.” This year, Abdi has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

    Life+Art: Living with the Mentally Ill Speakeasy
    Velocity Dance Center, Sunday 4/14 at 2 p.m., Pay-what-you-can
    Local dancer Ezra Dickinson talks about life with his schizophrenic mother at this community discussion of mental health care. This talk takes place in conjunction with Dickinson’s upcoming show Mother for you I made this.

    Room 237
    SIFF Cinema Uptown, 4/12-18 (see all show times), $8 matinee, $11 evening
    In this highly unique documentary, director Rodney Ascher pays homage to the influence of Stanley Kubrick’s haunting, complex film The Shining — and discusses the hidden meanings within it. Ascher weaves footage from The Shining with comments from critics and enthusiasts. At its worst, Room 237 is an exploration of fandom; at its best, a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

    Morning After Fine Art & True Craft Sale
    The Tractor, Sunday 4/14 from 10 a.m. -3 p.m., FREE
    The Tractor isn’t sharing much about this event, but it sounds promising, and just a slight hop past my ever-favorite Ballard Farmers Market.

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    Posted Thu, Apr 11, 6:47 p.m. Inappropriate

    We have lots of great shows at Cornish College of the Arts this weekend!

    Bat Boy: The Musical, at the Playhouse at Seattle Center, through April 13. tickets are $5 to $15. http://www.cornish.edu/calendar/event/bat_boy_the_musical/

    Cornish Dance Theater at Broadway Performance Hall, April 12 & 13. Tickets are $10. http://www.cornish.edu/calendar/event/cornish_dance_theater_spring_2013_concert/

    Cornish Music Series Presents Tom Baker at PONCHO Concert Hall, April 12. Senior tickets are $15, student tickets are $10. (General admission is only $20!) http://www.cornish.edu/calendar/event/tom_baker/

    Posted Sun, Apr 14, 10:06 a.m. Inappropriate

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