Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are playing a free concert on Friday to celebrate the release of their new album. Kobby Dagan / Shutterstock

It's almost the weekend—do you know what you're doing yet? If not, did you know you could see Macklemore in concert, get the red carpet treatment at Rhein Haus' Academy Awards party, see a Fringe Festival show, or attend a dance party with Seattle's only tribute boy band—all for under $10? Read on for even more cheap and easy options this weekend, or check out our complete Things To Do calendar for all of your options this weekend and into the future.

FRIDAY
1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: This Unruly Mess I've Made Album Release Party
Seattle hiphop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are releasing a new album, This Unruly Mess, today and they're celebrating with a free, "surprise" show at Neumos. Only the first 500 people in line will get in, so show up early! (Free, Capitol Hill)

2. Art Globally: Artists' Perspectives
Hosted by social sculptor Susie Lee, this event will explore individual perspectives on a single exhibit: Paradox of Place: Contemporary Korean Art. Hear personal takes on the series from local leaders like Royal Alley-Barnes, Lisa Fitzhugh, Evan Flory Barnes, Tonya Lockyear, Jeffry Mitchell, and our own Charles Mudede. (Free, Capitol Hill)

3. Chris Offutt
The diversely talented Chris Offutt comes to Elliott Bay to talk about My Father, The Pornographer, his new book on sifting through strange family writings. (Free, Capitol Hill)

4. Damon Tweedy: Black Man in a White Coat
African-American psychiatrist Damon Tweedy will discuss his memoir, Black Man in a White Coat, about his experiences dealing with race and bias in medicine. (Free, Downtown)

5. Ricardo Cavolo: Book Launch and Art Show
Celebrate the release of Short Run Micropress' comics anthology Red Eye, featuring original drawings by 16 international artists as well as work from 100 Artists to Listen to Before you Die by Ricardo Cavolo, who will be in attendance. (Free, Georgetown)

*6. Squall: Jabon, Kblanq, Expert System, and DJ Maire
"The music of Seattle’s Jabon recalls the trance-inducing mindscapes of artists like Stag Hare and maybe Woob, but with a more technological bent to the Zen-like grooves and anarcho-primitive percussion. ... It’s a little hippy-dippy, sure, but if you’re in the right, possibly stoned headspace for it, the stuff works like gangbusters." -Kyle Fleck ($5, Downtown)

7. Hedgebrook's V-Day Event
Participate in V-Day, a series of connected events around the world to end violence against women and girls. Hedgebrook hosts, and will feature work by artists including Storme Webber, Tara Hardy, Nastasha Marin, Imani Sims, & Chrystos. ($5-$10 suggested, Capitol Hill)

*8. Lover’s Ball
Acid Tongue are going to Europe! Go send them off in style, with equally weird, lo-fi indie rockers Guantanamo Baywatch, Bred and Butter, and Stallion. ($8/$10, Capitol Hill)

9. Kye Alfred Hillig, Ramblin' Years, and The Swearengens
Folkster Kye Alfred Hillig leads a night of some good old-fashioned twang. ($8, Ballard)

FRIDAY-SUNDAY
10. Hard Bard: The Duchess of Malfi
Tony Driscoll directs this production of John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi in the style of "Hard Bard"—in other words, with so much gore and spurting blood that they issue a splash warning for the first few rows. Come for the horror and mayhem, and don't bring children unless they're really sturdy and you're willing to pay for the necessary therapy. (Free/By Donation, North Seattle)

*11. Seattle Fringe Festival
"Seattle Fringe Festival showcases local talent that doesn’t often get play on larger stages. This a good thing for several reasons: (1) You get to see fun shows you may have missed throughout the year, (2) There’s a bunch of weird stuff you’re more likely to embrace in a festival-type setting than in an evening at the thea-tah-type setting, and (3) You can check out new work." -Rich Smith ($10 per show)

SATURDAY
12. Kehinde Wiley Family Day Celebration
Celebrate Kehinde Wiley's A New Republic with the entire family. SAM will provide live performances, music, art making, and tours to mark this exciting opening. (Free, Downtown)

13. Jeremy Gregory: The Dirty Circus of Life
CoCA presents a solo exhibition of paintings and hand-crafted "posable puppets" by Jeremy Gregory. Tonight is the opening reception. (Free, Columbia City)

14. Breaks & Swells and Jerry Zimmerman
Breaks and Swells, up and coming soul/pop ensemble, follows a 6 pm opening by Jerry Zimmerman. (Free, First Hill)

15. Lake City Grand Opening
Celebrate the grand opening of the Lake City location of (Stash) Pot Shop with a free (and THC-free) coffee between 10 am and noon, plus tons of deals on flower, shatter, wax, edibles, tinctures, topicals, and more. (Free entry, Lake City)

16. No Duh! '90s-ish Dance Party
Dance to music that represents growing up in the '90s (whether or not it actually came out in the '90s), like the Spice Girls, Ludacris, Britney, and Green Day. ($5, Pioneer Square)

17. Andy Haynes: Not Alone
LA-based standup comedian Andy Haynes has been a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan. Tonight, he's returning to his PNW roots. ($5, Belltown)

18. TRL Total Request Live Night: Heartthrobs Edition
Seattle's "only tribute boy band" #ALL4DORAS will perform, and DJs Indica Jones and Lo Knows will spin TRL tunes. There will also be a Top 10 countdown from audience votes. ($7, Fremont)

19. Kings: A Drag King Show
Parse this how you please: "Does your heart belong to Daddy? Tie me up or tie me down, it's time for 50 Shades of Kings. Beauty and Braun and Glitter and Grease, these Kings are ready to be your Master or Servant.” ($7/$10, Downtown)

20. The Salt Riot, Ichi Bichi, Waking Things, and Adult Mauling
Local rock trio Salt Riot celebrates the release of their new album, Dead Star. ($6/$8, Belltown)

21. Ball of Wax Volume 43 Release Show
For 11 years, Ball of Wax Audio Quarterly has been releasing quarterly compilation CDs highlighting new music from Seattle and beyond that might not get attention (or even be released) otherwise. At this 43rd release event, local musicians will perform for "adventurous music listeners," and, for the price of admission, you'll go home with a new compilation CD. ($8, Ballard)

22. Star Anna and Jason Dodson
For the tenth installment of the acoustic "Naked Sessions" series, Star Anna, a Seattle-based singer/songwriter who's been described by NPR as "alt-country," and the Maldives' lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jason Dodson will perform and tell stories about their music. ($10, Greenwood)

SUNDAY
23. Seattle Makers Market
Enjoy live music and a full bar while you scope out beautiful paintings and jewelry from local artists and designers. (Free entry, Capitol Hill)

24. Speakeasy Series: The Color of Dance - History of Black Dance in Seattle
Velocity Dance Center hosts this free discussion featuring black dance artists currently working in Seattle and Seattle dance legends. Food from That Brown Girl Cooks and desserts from Bessie's Cakes will also be available. (Free, Capitol Hill)

25. Turntable Sundae: Earth
Turntable Sundae returns to the upstairs, with live hiphop sets by Mario Reyes, Junk Food, Wolftone, Rik Rude, and Golden Alchemy, with videos, art, and cocktails to make the whole affair go down even smoother. (Free, Belltown)

26. Academy Awards at Tini Bigs
The person who guesses the most Oscar wins correctly wins a $50 gift certificate to the Tini Big's/Hula Hula conglomerate. (Free, Seattle Center)

27. Oscar Viewing Party
For the true Oscar wannabe experience head to Capitol Hill's Rhein Haus, in which, starting at 4 pm, you'll be greeted by a red carpet, "paparazzi," swag bags for the first 50 guests, drink specials, Oscar ballots, games, and prizes. You are implored to "dress to impress." (Free, Capitol Hill)

28. POCO's Annual Oscars Party
POCO's annual Oscar party promises Oscar bingo, new wine releases, and craft cocktails. (Free, Capitol Hill)

29. Urban Poverty Forum: Immigration Equity
Speakers from local organizations will convene at this annual event in order to explore systemic issues of poverty as they relate to immigration. (Free, First Hill)

30. Western Fest
Deck yourself out in cowboy/Western gear before heading to this free community festival at the Tacoma Art Museum, which offers demonstrations in leatherworking, drum decoration, and woodcarving, as well as live music, games, special guests, and an hands-on history exhibit. (Free, Tacoma)

*31. Beacon, Natasha Kmeto, and WD4D
"Ghostly International artists Beacon—Jacob Gossett and Thomas Mullarney III—specialize in downtempo electronic seduction. ... Their music’s ambrosial aura isn’t exactly peak-time club fare, but it can certainly stir romantic sensations in those susceptible to its suave, sotto-voce charms." -Dave Segal ($10, Fremont)

32. 3rd Annual Academy Awards Party
The Leary Traveler will screen the 88th annual Academy Awards, and for $10 you can complete in trivia and get a glass of champagne while you watch. (Ballard)