Stranger Geniuses Shabazz Palaces will play a free show on Friday. Patrick O'Brien Smith

There's no need to spend lots of money on entertainment this weekend when you have options like a free Shabazz Palaces concert, a food truck rodeo, and a $10 anniversary party at Chuck's Hop Shop (which includes nine tasting tickets). See all of your options here, and, if you have a budget bigger than $15, you can find even more events on our Things To Do calendar.

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1. Shabazz Palaces
"If there's a headier, more sonically and lyrically advanced way to bring in 2016 than with Seattle hiphop innovators Shabazz Palaces, then I don't know what it is." -Dave Segal (First Hill, free)

2. Queer Artist Open Mic
This event, presented by Gay City Arts and Lion's Main Art Collective, promises an inclusive open mic (spoken word, music, or dance), special guests L Henderson and Imani Sims, and the opportunity to mix and mingle with rad people. (Capitol Hill, free)

3. Karl Blau Benefit Show
A benefit for Karl Blau, Anacortes' musical hub, following the shitty and tragic burning down of his studio and subsequent loss of equipment and instruments. (Eastlake, donation)

4. Natalie Wouldn't
"Ska’s not dead; it’s just a lot easier to ignore than it was in its ’90s heyday of bands like Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake. There are a handful of bands in the Northwest scene courageous enough to carry on with the horns amid a landscape of people likely to consider their ska fandom just a deep dark secret—one of which is Natalie Wouldn’t." -Kevin Diers (Fremont, $6)

5. Le Shat Noir
"If you prefer your bands to hold nothing sacred, you’re going to love Le Shat Noir. Like ’80s-era Butthole Surfers and Big Black, these Seattle goons run roughshod over musical decorum with caustic, crunchy synth surges and reckless, ram-rodding rhythms." -Dave Segal (Eastlake, $6)

6. Bootie Seattle: New Year's Eve Do-Over Party
"Look, I'm not trying to be critical, but you could've done a better job ringing in the New Year. But lucky you: The everything-sexual mash-up party Bootie is giving you a do-over. This Friday, they're New-Year's-Eveing all over again, complete with countdown and balloon drop and, of course, mash-ups aplenty." -Matt Baume (Capitol Hill, $10)

7. Turkish Star Wars
See a version of Star Wars where the hero is "a fat, hairy Turkish guy who works out with boulders to hone his skills, instead of a scrawny kid with a feathered blond quaff who uses a wrinkly, green midget to hone his." It's in Turkish, but don't worry, there will be subtitles to follow this strangely familiar plot. (University District, $5)

8. Georgetown Art Attack
Once a month, the art that resides in the tiny airport hamlet of Georgetown ATTACKS all passersby. In more literal terms, it's the day of art openings and street wonderment. (Georgetown, free)

9. Julia Freeman: Quiet Alter
For Quiet Alter, curated by Vignettes, Freeman "confronts and indulges in the history of psychopharmacology, the pharmaceutical industry and their hidden but understood effects on our culture." Tonight is the opening reception. (SoDo, free)

10. A Celebration of Madeline DeFrees
Remember cherished Northwest poet Madeline DeFrees, who passed away in Portland in November 2015, with this celebration of her work and life organized by Anne McDuffie and Kathleen Flenniken. (Capitol Hill, free)

11. Robin Layton
Photographer Robin Layton stops by Winston Wachter Fine Art to sign her Seahawks-centric book, 12. Free refreshments provided, and books will be available for purchase. (South Lake Union, free)

12. The Reptile Man
In their Second Saturday series, University Heights Center presents Reptile Man (Isaac Peterson) with a whole host of reptiles to educate and entertain. (University District, free)

13. Roger Daniels
Professor Roger Daniels drops by the University Book Store in Bellevue to read from and sign Franklin D. Roosevelt: Road to the New Deal. (Eastside, free)

14. Saturday Family Events: Bike-able Seattle
Have kids? Bring them to this event to learn about bikeable cities and brainstorm new ideas for a more bike-friendly Seattle. (Downtown, free)

15. Bottom Forty
Bottom Forty rolls on with DJ sets by N.D.S.F., Residents, and Kremwerk co-owner Austin Stone. (Downtown, no cover)

16. Ephrata
"Ephrata’s sound is wavy shoegaze with everyone contributing to vocals for extra dreaminess." -Emily Nokes (Pioneer Square, $5)

17. Chuck's CD 2nd Anniversary Party
Chuck's Hop Shop (a spot with a high-quality, varied selection of brews) is celebrating 2 years at their Central District location. $10 buys you a glass and 9 tasting tickets—go nuts and try "barrel-aged beers, sours, imperial stouts, and otherwise rare beers!" (Central District, $10)

18. NFL & THC
You know what drinking while watching football is like. Now try a different kind of elevation with this NFL & THC event at Silika Glass in Tacoma, presented by SuperChronic Cafe, where they'll have Seattle speedballs and infused appetizers. Watch the Seahawks while enjoying this local pastime! (Down South, $10)

19. Artifact ID Day
Antiques Roadshow for artifacts! But instead of giving appraisals, they'll explain the cultural and evolutionary significance of your item. They can help identify "Native American, Asia and Pacific Islands cultural objects, artifacts, rocks, feathers, shells and fossils.” (University District, $10)

20. Kevin T. Allen presents Ear as Other
Visiting filmmaker Kevin T. Allen presents this screening of Ear as Other, a collection of super-8mm films "that highlight his expanded sound recording techniques that employ binaural, hydrophone, and contact microphones. His sound-films urge viewers to wear estranged ears and challenge sedimented approaches to sound and image for documentary and ethnographic practice." (Capitol Hill, $11)

21. Mobile Food Rodeo: Round-Up #2
Come to Fremont Sunday Market to browse local artisanal wares, thrift finds, and locally sourced food and goods—then stay for the wide variety of awesome food trucks. (Fremont, free entry)

22. It's a Wrap! Art AIDS America Closing Party
This event is a closing party and celebration of the Art AIDS America exhibit at Tacoma Art Museum. With appearances and performances by Lea Mann of Lelavision, Charhys Bailey, Shaunyce Omar Sims and Friends, and Kate Monthly, plus a condom couture fashion show. (Tacoma, free)

23. Katherine Hitchcock
IBM superstar Katherine Hitchcock reads from and signs her memoir, Atypical Girl Geek. Women in tech (and those who believe they should exist), rejoice. (University District, free)

24. Weeed, MTNS, X Suns
The three junior heshers in Weeed made quite the statement with 2014’s Feng Shui Capital of the World, an alternately meditative and bone-crushing collection of psychedelic metal whose peaks rivaled any other ambitious stoners in Seattle. Their follow up, July’s Our Guru Brings Us to the Black Master Sabbath, is an even more accomplished batch of grass-fed, beefy jams and non-sequitur vocals from the trio. (Capitol Hill, $8)

25. Tribute to Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Cure
School of Rock presents their tribute to '80s icons Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Cure. (Fremont, $12)