Live out your teenage dream at the Katy Perry edition of Neumos' bubblegum pop dance night--and score some free pizza. Harmony Gerber / Shutterstock

It's almost the weekend—do you know what you're doing? No? Then you're in the perfect position to go to one of these free and very cheap (under $10) events happening this weekend, like a nighttime beach walk with Seattle Aquarium naturalists, a Katy Perry-themed Candi Pop dance party with free pizza, and the Seattle Makers Market. If you have a slightly larger budget, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.

FRIDAY
1. Indigenous Tattoo Revival
Tlingit tattoo artist Nahaan comes to CORE to showcase his recent works and do live demonstrations. (Pioneer Square, free)

2. Seattle Fiction Federation No. 6: Failed Flying Machines
Fiction reading gets competitive at this event at Hugo House. Featuring four readers (Tara Conklin, John Englehardt, Jay McAleer, and SFF No. 5 winner Mary Thompson) plus open mic guests, the audience gets to vote on their favorite and decide which reader to invite back for session 7. (Capitol Hill, free)

3. Nighttime Low Tide Beach Walk
Explore and learn about the creatures and organisms that live in low tide at this relaxed evening beach walk.
(Downtown, free)

4. Ghost Tokens Presents: Inumbrating Pinnacle
This week of literary performances, performed in the evening under the space needle, is "designed to provide a space for creativity in response to the development of Seattle." Afterwards, trek to a bar with audience and performers alike to drink and hash it out. (Downtown, free)

5. Trickbag Record Party
Get down to some "hip shaking 45s from the 50s-80s" at the classy Carlile Room. (Downtown, free)

6. Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints
Old-timey tunes, from Tin Pan Alley to classic country. (Downtown, free)

7. Bug Busted Quartet
Enjoy paintings by Newell Walther and live jazz from the Bug Busted Quartet. (Central District, free)

8. Alden Bruce and Amy Simons: Artist Talk
Pottery Northwest's quarterly community event features resident artists speaking about their work and actively, artistically engaging with the audience. (Seattle Center, free)

9. Jason Vines
Jason Vines discusses and signs Jimmy Hoffa Called My Mom a Bitch!: Profiles in Stupidity. He's known for his creative titles for texts on complex subjects...like his book What Did Jesus Drive: Crisis PR in Cars, Computers and Christianity. (University District, free)

10. Tenderfoot, Posse, and Shenandoah Davis
An all-star lineup of local talent comes to the Factory. (Capitol Hill, $5-$10 suggested)

11. Candi Pop
Go live out your teenage dream with the Katy Perry edition of the Candi Pop dance party. Plus, free pizza from 9-10 pm. (Capitol Hill, $10)

SATURDAY
12. Before You Were Born and After You Are Gone
The Art Encounter in the Park series debut from SAM features artists Mandy Greer and Alice Gosti, with an interactive and multidisciplinary evening of art at Olympic Sculpture Park. (Belltown, free)

13. Page to Screen: Hear the Story, See the Film
Both cinema and literature geeks alike will delight at this free event at the Central Library. Audiences will take in both a short story and a movie that it inspired, in addition to discussion about the nature of adaptation. This week, it's Tod Browning's 1932 film Freaks, which was based on Tod Robbins' 1923 story "Spurs."
(Downtown, free)

14. Unstoppable
Inspired by a question posed by Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse Cullors, this four-artist exhibition provides specific instructions for how to make DIY bulletproof clothing—and how to consider constructing direct action. Today is the closing day. (Queen Anne, free)

15. Ryan Britt
Writer and educator Ryan Britt discusses and signs Luke Skywalker Can't Read: And Other Geeky Truths, a personal and collective analysis of pop culture/Netflix/geek stuff.
(University District, free)

16. Love Between the Covers
The University Book Store presents Love Between the Covers, a feature-length documentary that examines the community of women who read and write romance novels, followed by a panel discussion with romance authors Cherry Adair, Christina Dodd, and Jayne Ann Krentz. (Bellevue, free)

17. Afrocop
Excellent space jazz futurists Afrocop perform a free set. (First Hill, free)

18. Gigi Pandian
Gigi Pandian will sign copies of The Masquerading Magician, the second book in a new series dealing with ancient alchemy texts, French gargoyles, and stage magicians.
(Downtown, free)

19. Swil Kanim
Violinist Swil Kanim plays a Saturday family concert at Town Hall. (Free for kids/$5 for adults)

20. Leyya Tawil: Destroy // Seattle
Choreographer Leyya Mona Tawil (of Dance Elixir in Oakland) comes to Seattle, teaming up with nine local dancers and two musicians to "collectively build and destroy a dance—all within a single day.” (South Lake Union, $5)

21. Acid Tongue
Rising psych-pop unit Acid Tongue bring some acid-washed licks to Conor Byrne. (Ballard, $8)

SUNDAY
22. Rick Araluce Artist Talk: The Great Northern
Local artist and current Guggenheim fellow Rick Araluce stops by MadArt for an unmissable talk about his exhibition The Great Northern: a half scale replica of The Great Northern train tunnel and facade that highlights the magic in the architecture of our city. (South Lake Union, free)

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

24. Bizarre Bizzarro Bazaar
Bizzarro Italian Cafe, with their charmingly intricate decor and active embrace of weirdness, hosts an afternoon sale of creative, wacky, and appealing wares from funky cards to calming terrariums. They promise live music by Madison Baker, snacks, and a free wine tasting. (Wallingford)

25. Open Studio #19
On the Boards' open studio night features Ingrid Keek Porter, Elizabeth Houlton, Adriana Hernández, Lauren Linder, and Philippa Myler. (Queen Anne, $5 suggested)

26. The X-Files Series Premiere
Celebrate the return of a classic television show! Watch new episodes of The X-Files with the folks at Central Cinema. (Central District, free)

27. The Monorail Reading Series
Julie Carr, Raul Alvarez, and Diana Khoi Nguyen are featured at this iteration of the Monorail Reading Series. (Capitol Hill, free)

28. BEATSPACE
You are advised to "bring blunts" for this showcase of beatsmiths both local and far-flung. (Capitol Hill, $5 donation)

29. Piggyback: Stand Up and Improv Unite!
Unexpected Productions combines stand-up and improv in one cohesive night of comedy. (Downtown, $10)