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MONDAY 01/24:

5th ave theatre tour. noon.

free. all ages. tour lasts approximately 20 minutes.

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cafe lago free cooking class! 5-6:30pm.

free, rsvp required (at 206-329-8005). space is limited so call asap!

cafe lago. 2305 24th ave e.

class will be on pasta and sauce pairings. amatriciana with linguini and fettuccine alla norma

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professor michelle alexander. 7pm.

sanctuary, mount zion baptist church. 1634 19th ave.

free. all ages. “the new jim crow: the prison industrial complex.”

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susan noyes platt. 7pm.

elliott bay book co. 1521 10th ave.

free. all ages. a local art historian and critic, platt will be discussing her book art and politics: cultural activism in a time of crisis.

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stephanie coontz: revisiting the “feminine mystique.” 7:30-9pm.

downstairs, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

$5. all ages. coontz will be discussing her new book a strange stirring: the feminine mystique and american women at the dawn of the 1960’s.

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TUESDAY 01/25:

2-for-1 cheeseburgers. 2-6:30pm.

dick’s drive-in, all locations.

to celebrate their 57th anniversary, buy one cheeseburger (or hamburger), get the second one free! limit three free burgers per customer.

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global street food happy hour. 5-7:30pm.

westlake whole foods. 2210 westlake ave.

menu items range in price ($3-$4), wine ($5) and beer ($2) available too.

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free film screening. 5:30-7:30pm.

room 220, odegaard library, uw.

free. all ages. “the lynchburg story: eugenic sterilization in america.” the film will be followed by a facilitated discussion; this is part of the “unspeakable: disability history, identity, and rights” film and lecture series. refreshments will be available.

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state of the union viewing party/happy hour. 5:30-8pm.

moe bar. 1425 10th ave.

free (entry). 21+. hosted by the washington bus. they’ll be playing obama’s state of the union, and happy hour is 3-7pm ($3 wells, $1 off beer), and if you show your student id you get happy hour discounts all night!)

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view ridge walk, talk, and taste tour. 7-8:30pm.

view ridge pcc. 6514 40th ave ne.

free, pre-registration required (206-545-7112 or pcccooks.com). all ages. class and tour led by pcc cooks instructors nick rose and leika suzumura. also receive a $10 off coupon for store merchandise.

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“sustainable urban lighting.” 7-8:30pm.

free. adults. microsoft auditorium, central library. 1000 4th ave.

the fourth in the six-part series “design in depth: solving problems with design.” featuring lighting designer denise fong.

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WEDNESDAY 01/26:

cristien storm. 11:30-12:30pm.

the allen auditorium, allen library, uw.

free (rsvp at csforrester@yahoo.com). all ages. storm (seattle activist/therapist/writer/performer and co-founder of home alive) will be discussing her book living in liberation: boundary setting, self-care, and social change.

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park smart forum. 11:45-1:15pm.

bertha knight landes room, city hall. 600 4th ave.

free. all ages. “a forum to raise the bar on good parking policy.” hosted by tom rasmussen (seattle city council member, chair of seattle’s transportation committee), moderated by kate joncas (president, downtown seattle association). panel members include tim burgess (seattle city council member), daniel carlson (senior lecturer, evans school of public affairs, uw), mike estey (seattle department of transportation parking operations and traffic permits manager).

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genki sushi special!

genki sushi usa, queen anne. 500 mercer st.

all sushi items $1.00 per plate! menu items only, dine-in only, can’t be combined with other discounts/promotions.

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book night/book exchange at nova. 6:30-8:30pm.

nova high school. 300 20th ave e.

free. all ages. bring a book, take home books, tea and snacks will be provided.

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seward park walk, talk, and taste tour. 7-8:30pm.

seward park pcc. 5041 wilson ave s.

free, pre-registration required (206-545-7112 or pcccooks.com). all ages. class and tour led by pcc cooks instructors nick rose and leika suzumura. also receive a $10 off coupon for store merchandise.

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sherry turkle: isolation fueled by technology. 7:30-9pm.

downstairs, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

$5. all ages. mit professor turkle will be discussing her new book alone together: why we expect more from technology and less from each other.

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THURSDAY 01/27:

eli clare “resisting shame, making our bodies home.” 2:30-4:30pm.

room 309, parrington hall, uw.

free. all ages. writer and activist eli clare.

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thursday tasting. 5-7pm.

interbay whole foods. 2001 15th ave w.

free. 21+. beer and wine tastings.

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prime rib happy hour. 5-7pm.

westlake whole foods. 2210 westlake ave.

$7 prime rib and mashed potatoes.

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beer tasting. 5-8pm.

the beer junction. 4707 42nd ave.

$4. 21+. beer tasting event with ninkasi brewing (eugene, or) feautring five different beers.

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“the lives they left behind: suitcases from a state hospital attic” opening reception. 6-8pm.

2nd floor, odegaard library, uw.

free. all ages. exhibit runs until march 18.

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open house for brooklyn light rail station. 6-8pm.

2nd floor auditorium, university heights center. 5031 university way ne.

free. all ages. learn more about the future light rail station. presentations will begin at 6:30pm. there will be a discussion on the two proposed underground station designs, station entrances, and construction plans.

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“myths and realities in american public school education today-seattle public school teachers speak out.” 6-8:30pm.

student center, seattle university.

free. all ages. panel discussion with eric muhs (physics and astronomy), dan pickard (integrated and earth science), india carlson (botany, horticulture, integrated science), dan troccoli (social studies and seattle equality educators).

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elizabeth alexander. 6:30pm.

room 130, kane hall, uw.

free, registration required. all ages. elizabeth alexander (chair, african american studies, yale university) “hearing american singing: multi-vocal cultures in america.”

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winter hoppiness. 6:30-8pm.

west seattle pcc. 2749 california ave sw.

free. 21+. beer tasting.

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off hours winter reading. 7pm.

sole repair. 1001 e. pike st.

$5. doors 6:30pm. full bar. featuring katie ogle, brian mcguigan, michael shilling, hosted by rebecca hoogs. followed by after party.

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vera project’s 10th birthday. 7pm.

vera project, seattle center.

free. all ages. kickoff for vera’s birthday week; photo exhibit chronically the last ten years at the vera project (shows, events, etc.), drinks, cake, and more!

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wes moore. 7pm.

northwest african american museum. 2300 s. massachusettes st.

free. all ages. moore will discuss his book the other wes moore: one name, two fates.

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ra ra riot show. doors 8pm.

neumos. 925 e. pike st.

$18 adv. all ages. ra ra riot, givers, pepper rabbit.

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the a.w.a.r.d. show! today-jan 30. 8pm.

on the boards. 100 w. roy st.

$15 ($10 if you purchase tickets for multiple dates). all ages. a dance competition with an audience and panel voting process; 12 contemporary dancers will perform/compete for $10,000. four different performers thur, fri, sat, and sun will be the winners of the three previous nights.

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unicorn’s 1 year anniversary. 8pm.

unicorn. 118 e. pike st.

free. 21+. celebrate the unicorn’s anniversary!

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FRIDAY 01/28:

10 cent sodas. all day!

dick’s drive-in, all locations.

any size coca cola drinks (coke, diet coke, sprite, root beer, lemonade) are just 10 cents!

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discussion on human rights and international relations. 2pm.

room 202, communications building, uw.

free. all ages. book talk/discussion by william talbott, professor of philosophy, uw (human rights and human well being) and turan kayaoglu, assistant professor of international relations, uw tacoma (legal imperialism).

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mark o’connor show. 4-5:30pm.

seattle public library, central library. 1000 4th ave.

free. all ages. local jazz violinist/folk fiddler mark o’connor will play and discuss his music.

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friday night bites. 4-6pm.

westlake whole foods. 2210 westlake ave.

samples, demonstrations, music.

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beer tasting friday. 5-8pm.

chuck’s 85th market. 656 nw 85th st.

21+. featuring pike brewing.

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eli clare “yearning towards carrie buck.” 6-8pm.

room 220, odegaard library, uw.

free. all ages. activist and writer eli clare discusses the supreme court case buck v. bell and explores the relationship between bodies, law, and history.

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pdl vs. sbc: lego space building competition. 6-9pm.

vermillion. 1508 11th ave.

free. 21+. sbc (john sutton, ben beres, zac culler) are competing against pdl (jason puccinelli, jed dunkerley, greg lundgren) in a spaceship sculpture competition, on the 25th anniversary of the challenger explosion. come and vote on your favorite; winner will be announced at 10pm.

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44th annual lunar new year show. 7-9pm.

room 130, kane hall, uw.

free (with husky card)/$3 general. all ages. presented by the chinese student association, uw. performances (like seattle chinese orchestra, lion dance, etc.), raffle prizes, and more!

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“meaningful movies.” 7-9:30pm.

keystone congregational united church of christ. 5019 keystone place n.

free (donations welcome). all ages. showing “what’s the economy for, anyway?” the film will be followed by a discussion with john de graaf (the filmmaker) and laura musikanski (executive director, sustainable seattle).

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the a.w.a.r.d. show! 8pm.

on the boards. 100 w. roy st.

$15 ($10 if you purchase tickets for multiple dates). all ages. a dance competition with an audience and panel voting process; 12 contemporary dancers will perform/compete for $10,000. four different performers thur, fri, sat, and sun will be the winners of the three previous nights.

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say hi cd release party. doors 8pm.

neumos. 925 e. pike st.

$12 adv. all ages. say hi, the globes, cataldo.

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karl blau show. doors 9pm.

the sunset. 5433 ballard ave nw.

$8 adv. 21+. show at 10pm. karl blau, the pica beats, the soft hills.

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joshua morrison cd release show. 9:30pm.

tractor tavern. 5213 ballard ave nw.

$10. 21+. joshua morrison, wesafari, levi fuller.

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SATURDAY 01/29:

pancake breakfast & children’s film festival screening. 9:30am.

central lutheran church (bfast) 1710 11th ave.

northwest film forum (film) 1515 12th ave.

$12.50 indiv/$50 family of 4. all ages. all-you-can-eat pancake/bacon/coffee breakfast. breakfast will be followed by a special screening of “tally ho! films that fly high,” a program of several international animation short films.

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fcc chinese new year celebration. 10-2pm.

eckstein middle school. 3003 ne 75th st.

$10 nonmembers/$5 members. all ages. presented by families with children from china (fcc). celebrate the year of the rabbit with dance performances, activities, vendor and information booths, and more!

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seattle travel show. today & jan 30. 10-5pm.

exhibition hall, seattle center.

$8 (14 and younger free). all ages. learn about travel deals, destinations, tours, etc. prizes too; travel and weekend giveaways throughout the day!

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tet festival/vietnamese lunar new year festival. today & 30. 10-6pm.

center house, seattle center.

free. all ages. activities, workshops, cultural performances and entertainment like dance performances, artwork, film, and traditional music.

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city hall open house. 11-2pm.

city hall. 600 4th ave.

free, rsvp encouraged. all ages. tours, information about city services, food, performances, and more!

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lunar new year celebration 2011. 11-4pm.

hing hay park. 423 maynard ave s. chinatown/international district.

free. all ages. lunar new year celebration; celebrate the year of the rabbit!

12-12:30pm opening ceremony with lion and dragon dance.

entertainment like taiko drumming, costume contest, chinese martial arts; restaurant scavenger hunt; $2 tasting menu from local restaurants, cultural activities and games, and more!

3:30-4pm scavenger hunt prizes announced and close of event.

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polar bear plunge fundraiser. noon.

alki beach. 2701 alki ave sw.

all ages. special olympics washington hosts the alki beach polar bear plunge! registration 9am, presentation and awards 11:15am, plunge noon. after the plunge there will be a party in the alki beach bathhouse.

each participant must raise a minimum of $50; each individual will receive an official polar plunge t-shirt, lunch, and entry into the party.

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makiko itoh. 1pm.

kinokuniya bookstore. 525 s. weller st.

free. all ages. itoh will be signing the just bento cookbook.

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seattle classic guitar society. 2pm.

frye art museum. 704 terry ave.

free. all ages. pick up tickets at front desk (starting at 1pm). jon mendle, eleven-string archguitar.

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bill cotter. 2pm.

elliott bay book co. 1521 10th ave.

free. all ages. world fair historian cotter will be discussing his seattle’s 1962 world’s fair.

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wine tasting. 3-5pm.

interbay whole foods. 2001 15th ave w.

$3 donation (goes to local non-profit). 21+. four or five 1 oz. samples of wine and cheese pairings.

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severed few show. 6pm.

easy street records, west seattle location. 4559 california ave sw.

free. all ages. in-store musical performance by severed few.

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34th annual international dinner: the world at night. 6-9pm.

champion ballroom, seattle university.

$12 general/$10 student. all ages. dinner, and raffle prizes (available for purchase).

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saffron circus. 7-9pm.

rainier valley cultural center. 3515 s. alaska st.

$10 adv/$15 door. all ages. doors 6:30pm. skin deep dance studio presents its 1st annual gala show with dancing, siamese twins, a mermaid, and more!

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pint and dale show. 7:30pm.

couth buzzard books espresso buono cafe. 8310 greenwood ave n.

free. all ages. musical performance by william pint and felicia dale.

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katie and the sheriff. 8pm.

arabica lounge. 1550 e. olive way.

free. all ages. live jazz musical performance with kate olson (sax) and cameron sharif (piano).

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the a.w.a.r.d. show! 8pm.

on the boards. 100 w. roy st.

$15 ($10 if you purchase tickets for multiple dates). all ages. a dance competition with an audience and panel voting process; 12 contemporary dancers will perform/compete for $10,000. four different performers thur, fri, sat, and sun will be the winners of the three previous nights.

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cocktails and cabaret. 8:30pm-1am.

west hall, oddfellows building. 915 e. pine st.

$10. 21+. sister kate presents “cocktails and cabaret.” cocktail attire strongly encouraged. performances start at 9:30pm, live music (by the careless lovers) and dancing after the show. drinks, raffle prizes, and more!

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free show at the bourbon bar. 9pm.

bourbon bar, columbia city theater.

free. 21+. collective presents: best of the new, round 2 with the solvents, land of pines, dyslexic, rockwell powers.

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SUNDAY 01/30:

the last day of  harry potter: the exhibition. 9:30am.

pacific science center, seattle center.

$10-$26. all ages. over 200 costumes and props from the harry potter films.

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west seattle farmers market. 10-2pm.

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ballard street market. 10-3pm.

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seattle travel show. 10-4pm.

exhibition hall, seattle center.

$8 (14 and younger free). all ages. learn about travel deals, destinations, tours, etc. prizes too; travel and weekend giveaways throughout the day!

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fremont street market. 10-5pm.

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tet festival/vietnamese lunar new year festival. 10-6pm.

center house and fisher pavilion, seattle center.

free. all ages. fashion design show, eating contest, workshops, performances, film, traditional music, cooking and flower demonstrations, and more!

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“around the market in 80 minutes” scavenger hunt. 11-4pm.

pike place market.

free. all ages. this is the first in what will be a series of scavenger hunts. check in at the tent under the market clock.

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genki sushi special!

genki sushi usa, capitol hill location. 1620 broadway suite h.

all sushi items $1.00 per plate! menu items only, dine-in only, can’t be combined with other discounts/promotions.

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old bawdy vertical tasting. 1-6pm.

the museum room, pike pub & brewery co. 1415 1st ave.

$20 adv/$25 door. 21+. tasting of rare archived vintages.

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soup and bread. 5:30-8pm.

funhouse. 206 5th ave n.

free (donation sugg.). soup and bread will be donated by local chefs, artists, musicians, bakeries, etc. for everyone to enjoy! all donations benefit food lifeline.

and afterward at the funhouse:

benefit show. 8:30pm.

$6. featuring partman parthorse, whalebones, man sized heartache.

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vera project’s 10 year anniversary. 7:30pm.

vera project, seattle center.

$11. all ages. featuring forgetters (with blake schwarzenbach) and street eaters.

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the final the a.w.a.r.d. show! 8pm.

on the boards. 100 w. roy st.

$15 ($10 if you purchase tickets for multiple dates). all ages. a dance competition with an audience and panel voting process; 12 contemporary dancers will perform/compete for $10,000. four different performers thur, fri, sat, and sun will be the winners of the three previous nights.

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beard and stache fest kick off party. 8-10pm.

blue c sushi. 3411 fremont ave n.

free. 21+. kick off party to celebrate the 2nd annual beard and stache fest! this is the only time you’ll see all 100 donation cans in one place.

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