$15 or Less: Sweets, indie pop, horror improv and Joyce Carol Oates

From Chocopolis Happy Hour to Georgetown Art Walk to an Oates' reading at the Central Public Library. Our top picks for a swell, cheap weekend on the town.
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From Chocopolis Happy Hour to Georgetown Art Walk to an Oates' reading at the Central Public Library. Our top picks for a swell, cheap weekend on the town.

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

Chocolate Happy Hour: Drinking Chocolate
Chocopolis, Thursday, 3/7, 5-9 p.m.
This weekly happy hour will feature the unparalleled delicacy of drinking chocolate, offering a different single-origin variety for tasting every hour.

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down w/ Sally Ford and the Sound Outside
Neumos, Thursday, 3/7, $15
These two female-led bands will bring their slightly rough around the edges indie pop sound to Neumos.

Joann Verburg: Artist Talk
Henry Art Gallery, Friday, 3/8 at 7 p.m., FREE
Photographer Joann Verburg (in single images, diptychs, and triptychs) has been known for capturing unique natural beauty since the 1970s. This talk is a companion to her show Present Tense: Mid-Career Survey, which is at the G. Gibson Gallery in Pioneer Square through March 23.

Blood Squad: I Won’t Be Ignored
Erickson Theater Off Broadway, Friday, 3/8 at 11 p.m., $10
Improv comedy troupe Blood Squad improvises horror movies that are hysterical even to people who know nothing about horror movies. Blood Squad will pay homage to the “bunny boiler” (Fatal Attraction) genre of horror films.

Search for Meaning Book Festival
Seattle University, Saturday, 3/9, FREE
An all-day event with a host of writers pondering the myriad meanings of spirituality today. Talks range from sustainable food to social justice. Check out the schedule for a full list of events, including Michael Chabon and "Band of Sisters" documentary.

Tea & Tours
Frye Museum, Saturday 3/9, 2 p.m., FREE for members, $5 for the public
Enjoy a guided tour of the Frye, a Seattle institution, then delve into all you experienced over tea and snacks in the café. Reserve ahead.

Art Attack Walk
Georgetown, Saturday, 3/9, 6-9 p.m, FREE
Hop on the Free Art Ride Bus and visit the many galleries and studios of Georgetown, which retains all of its old-timey, industrial charm. Be sure to stop by the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall, a vintage market of campers, lit by the glow of string lights.

Mary Johnson
Elliott Bay Book Company, Sunday, 3/10, at 3 p.m., FREE
Mary Johnson, a former nun in Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity order, reads from her memoir, "An Unquenchable Thirst."

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Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam V
Theatre Off Jackson, Sunday, 3/10 at 7 p.m., $10
A multimedia collaboration between puppeteers from around the country, including local mastermind (and winner of a Jim Henson Foundation grant!) Kyle Loven. And it's all new work.

Smash Putt
1950 1st Ave S, Weekends through April 28, $12-15
This is the second weekend of Smash Putt, a miniature golf extravaganza, which will run in Sodo through April. There’s alcohol, and the ever-present potential of realizing you have a knack for high stakes miniature sports.

Joyce Carol Oates
Central Library, Tuesday, 3/12 at 7, FREE
The versatile, prolific Joyce Carol Oates reads from her newest novel "The Accursed" at the Central branch of Seattle Public Library.

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.



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