11/15-11/21

beaujolais nouveau events happening all week! info in november food.

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MONDAY 11/15:

2-for-1 pud thai! 4pm.

jup jup jup. 209 broadway e.

buy one pud thai, and get one of equal or lessor value for free. code word is “sawad dee kup” (“hello” in thai) for dinner, dine in only.

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fall wines release party. 4-7pm.

south seattle community college. 6000 16th ave sw.

free tastes of the northwest wine academy student-produced wines, hors d’oeuvres, wines available to purchase too.

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justin spring and wendy moffat. 7pm.

elliott bay book co. 1521 10th ave.

free. all ages. a reading/discussion with moffat, a great unrecorded history: a new life of e.m. foster and spring, secret historian: the life and times of samuel steward, professor, tattoo artist, sexual renegade.

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bad movie art presents “samurai cop.” 7pm.

central cinema. 1411 21st ave.

$5 adv/$7 day of. all ages.

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greenwood chocolati cafe movie nights. 7-9pm.

free. all ages. 8319 greenwood ave n.

a different movie every week. drink specials, 10% discount to students with id.

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TUESDAY 11/16:

free mccaw hall tour. noon-1pm. pre-registration required.

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free tacos! after 2pm.

participating jack in the box locations.

two free tacos after 2pm! one offer per person, no purchase necessary.

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winterbock tapping party. 5:30-7:30pm.

gordon biersch. 4th floor, pacific place. 600 pine st.

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arts gumbo 2010: rhythms of the soul. 6pm.

rainier valley cultural center. 3515 rainier ave s.

$10. $7 for students/seniors. $25 for families (up to 4 people). presented by seedsarts, this is the final of a three-part series (arts gumbo). northwest tap connection, traditional african american desserts, and more!

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northwest winter beer tasting. 6-8pm.

rsvp required. ivars acre’s of clams. pier 54, waterfront.

$20 (includes appetizers and 5 tasting tokens. additional tokens $2). 21+.

light apps include bruschetta, mozzarella/tomato skewers, clams & mussels, chicken satay with peanut sauce, assorted cheese and crackers, etc. 10 seasonal beers from fremont, lazy boy, hales, deschutes, etc.

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“eating your environment” lecture series. 6:30-8pm.

all ages. room 120, kane hall. university of washington.

free, online registration required. “collaborative conservation to restore america’s wild food diversity” gary nabhan, raft.

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100 years later: mark twain reading. 7pm.

free. all ages. university book store. 4326 university way ne.

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tv dinner twin peaks. 7pm.

central cinema. 1411 21st ave.

free (or reserve a seat in advance with purchase of $5 food/beverage voucher). all ages. episodes 2-5.

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salon of shame at theatre off jackson. doors 7pm.

409 7th ave s. chinatown/international district.

$10. 21+. doors at 7pm, show at 8pm.

this always sells out before the show date, online purchase is strongly recommended required!

seattleites read from “their worst adolescent writing, including middle school diaries, high school poetry, unsent letters, etc.”

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ian morris. 7:30-9pm.

$5. all ages. downstairs, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

morris is the author of why the west rules-for now: the patterns of history, and what they reveal about the future

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post-election discussion panel. 7:30-9pm.

free. all ages. seattle times auditorium. 1120 john st.

“the 2010 mid-term elections: winners and losers: what it all means.” featuring ryan blethen (editorial page editor, the seattle times), george griffin (public affairs consultant), pramila jayapal (founder and executive director of oneamerica), essex porter (political reporter, kiro-tv), richard young (professor, political science, seattle university).

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toro y moi, nosaj thing at neumos. doors 8pm.

$12 adv. 21+. neumos. 925 e. pike st. capitol hill.

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endolyne joe’s school fundraiser. today & nov 17.

endolyne joe’s. 9261 45th ave sw.

20% of sales (all day) will benefit gatewood elementary school (nov 16) and pathfinder k-8 school (nov 17).

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WEDNESDAY 11/17:

screening of “harvest of loneliness.” 6-8pm.

room 110, kane hall. university of washington.

free. all ages. gilbert g gonzalez and vivian price. documentary “harvest of loneliness: the bracero program.”

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now urbanism. 6:30pm.

room 147, architecture building. university of washington.

free. all ages. “environmental urbanism: design with ecological democracy.” randolpy hester (landscape architecture, university of california, berkeley).

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jazz trio. 7pm.

roy st coffee & tea (starbucks). 700 broadway e.

free. all ages. musical performance by the jazz trio (alex olesen, jason gray, austin hays) and special guests!

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the beta society presents “emails from my parents.” 7pm.

central cinema. 1411 21st ave.

$5 adv/$7 day of. all ages. “emails from my parents: awkward family tales for the holiday season. real live emails, voicemails, and even video-mail from our parents.”

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capitol hill comedy. 8:30pm.

15th ave coffee & tea (starbucks). 328 15th ave e.

free. all ages. $1 off beer/wine, 25% off small plates.

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THURSDAY 11/18:

whozyamama at city hall. noon-1pm.

city hall plaza. 5th between cherry and james st. downtown.

free performance by whozyamama (cajun zydeco).

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free starbucks holiday drink! today-nov 21. 2-5pm.

starbucks.

buy one holiday drink, get one free! (free beverage must be of equal or lesser value, can’t be combined with other offers or discounts).

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holiday kick-off party. 5:30-7:30pm.

gordon biersch. 4th floor, pacific place. 600 pine st.

free. 1st 50 guests receive goodie bags! complimentary appetizers, happy hour prices on food and drinks, raffle (with numerous prizes), and more! sponsored by pacific place, inn at the market, seattle met.

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belltown art walk. 6-cl.

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history cafe. 6pm.

ravenna third place books. 6504 20th ave ne.

free. featuring mohai’s (museum of history and industry) helen divjak who will be discussing local history. social hour 6pm, 7pm program. (get there early for happy hour in the vios pub 4-6pm).

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now urbanism. 6:30pm.

room 120, kane hall. university of washington.

free. all ages. the second of the uw saywer seminar series. “environmental urbanism: ecological design for healthy cities.” panel discussion with chris reed (stoss, boston), randolph hester (landscape architecture, university of california, berkeley), and howard frumkin (dean, uw school of public health). moderated by peter steinbrueck (steinbrueck urban strategies).

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an edible conversation with kurt reighley. 7-9pm.

palace ballroom. 2030 5th ave.

$25 (includes panel discussion, appetizers, theo chocolates, glass of wine). reighley will discuss his united states of americana: backyard chickens, burlesque beauties, and handmade bitters: a field guide to the new american roots.

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community meeting on encampments. 7-9pm.

showbox sodo. 1700 1st ave s.

free and open to the public. city staff will be discussing the recently proposed homeless encampment in the former sunny jim peanut butter factory in sodo and answering questions.

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big chill 2010. 7-11pm.

the garage. 1130 broadway ave.

free. 21+. a celebration of widmer’s “brrr” seasonal ale. beer specials, fashion show, live photo booth, music, giveaways, and more!

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free “head like a kite” show! doors 8pm.

hard rock cafe. 116 pike st.

free. 18+. espn grid iron concert series (celebrating the uw vs. ucla game) presents a free musical performance by head like a kite. doors 8pm, show 9:30pm.

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new bi-monthly dance party. 10pm.

sole repair shop. 1001 e. pike st.

$5 (free before 10:30pm). featuring uno, dj eleven, dj 100 proof, dj sean cee.

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FRIDAY 11/19:

soil-moving work party. 11am.

john and summit p-patch garden, john and summit park, capitol hill.

free. all ages. coffee, treats, and tools provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own work gloves, shovels, and other supplies if you have them! join others in moving soil into garden beds, tilling, weeding.

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free starbucks holiday drink! 2-5pm.

starbucks.

buy one holiday drink, get one free! (free beverage must be of equal or lesser value, can’t be combined with other offers or discounts).

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holiday craft sale. 2-8pm.

free. all ages. cafe petti rosso. 1101 e. pike st.

cafe workers and friends will be selling handmade gifts for you to purchase!

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holiday bazaar. today & nov 20.

ballard nw senior center. 5429 nw 32nd ave.

free. all ages. bake sale, crafts, holiday decorations, etc. available for purchase!

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free fry friday at pike street fish fry. 5-7pm.

third friday of every month. 925 e. pike st.

free french fries, $2 new belgium beer. also enjoy the recently updated menu, including the return of $2 fish tacos.

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university district art walk. 6-9pm.

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tim wu: who will control the internet? 7-8:30pm.

$5. all ages. downstairs, town hall.

wu is a professor at colombia and author of the master switch: the rise and fall of information empires.

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lakewood slayings: “a criminal odyssey through race, politics, madness, and murder.” 7-9pm.

free. adults. microsoft auditorium, level 1, central library.

authors/seattle times staff ken armstrong and jonathan martin will discuss “the other side of mercy: a killer’s journey across the american divide.”

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“mother knows best.” 7:30pm.

richard hugo house. 1634 11th ave.

$15 students/seniors, $20 members, $25 general admission. writers david lasky, stacey levine, and lauren weedman, singer zoe muth will premiere new work on the theme mother knows best. part of the hugo literary series.

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built to spill. today and nov 20. doors 8pm.

showbox market. 1426 1st ave.

$20 adv (pluss fees). 21+ nov 19. all ages nov 20. built to spill, le fleur, cober.

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SATURDAY 11/20:

soil-moving work party. 9am.

john and summit p-patch garden, john and summit park, capitol hill.

free. all ages. coffee, treats, and tools provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own work gloves, shovels, and other supplies if you have them! join others in moving soil into garden beds, tilling, weeding.

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univeristy district farmers market. 9-2pm.

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holidays in the city weekly giveaways start today! 9am.

week 1: seattle waterfront. nov 20 & 21. 9-5pm.

argosy visitor center. 1201 alaskan way.

free. all ages. 1st 50 visitors will get a free shopping tote and the chance to win a prize package (argosy cruise and $50 to skycity restaurant and downtown parking; one night stay at pan pacific hotel seattle and downtown parking and family four pack to seattle center winterfest ice rink; and more!!)

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friends of the library holiday sale. 9-5pm.

free. all ages. building 30 workshop, magnuson park.

holiday books, cds, gift books, etc. on sale! proceeds benefit the seattle public library.

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will bake for food. 10-2pm.

oustrander hall, university congregational church. 4515 16th ave ne.

seattle food bloggers (including banamak, wasabi prime, cake spy, chef reinvented, the nut bar, and more!) will bring their baked goods and treats to exchange for money or non-perishable food items. all proceeds/donations benefit the northwest harvest.

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cranksgiving 2010. 10:30am.

cal anderson park, capitol hill ——> genesse park, columbia city.

free (to enter, but $ to buy food). all ages. registration starts 10:30am, ride at 11:30am. 1st 100 people who register get a free bike light!

ride around seattle (map will be given out with grocery store locations) buying food for the rainier valley food bank. prizes for race winner, most food, best costume, family riders.

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“clutch-it! the purse and the person” exhibit opens today.

mohai (museum of history and industry). 2700 24th ave e.

“clutch-it! the purse and the person: a century of women’s purses.”

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holiday bazaar.

ballard nw senior center. 5429 nw 32nd ave.

free. all ages. bake sale, crafts, holiday decorations, etc. available for purchase!

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georgetown trailer park market of curiosities. 10-4pm.

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32 annual festival of hope. 10-4pm.

keystone ucc church. 5019 keystone place n.

crafts, books, food, and more!

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yulefest. today & nov 21. 10-5pm.

nordic heritage museum. 3014 nw 67th st.

sugg. donation $3 adults (admission). all ages. nordic christmas celebration with live music and performances, traditional nordic cuisine, santa, hand crafted gifts, and more!

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free day at the wing luke museum. 10-8pm.

and:

family fun day, 1-3pm create sumi gift bags with artist chiyo sanada.

hex bug derby day, 2-4pm race bugs and win prizes.

also happening today:

holiday shop-o-rama! (starts today-dec 22)

chinat0wn-international district and little saigon treasure hunt. get your map stamped at 6 (of the 10) participating locations and get entered to win, get 1 stamp (from somewhere other than starbucks) and receive a free starbucks beverage.

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“adventures in reading” publishing party. 10:30-12:30pm.

826 seattle. 8414 greenwood ave n.

come celebrate 826 seattle’s first hardback anthology!

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nanowrimo write-in. noon.

richard hugo house. 1634 11th ave.

free. all ages. a great way to celebrate national novel writing month! join other writers, there will be tables, outlets, and coffee available to help you write.

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free starbucks holiday drink! 2-5pm.

starbucks.

buy one holiday drink, get one free! (free beverage must be of equal or lesser value, can’t be combined with other offers or discounts).

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local refugee organizations speak. 4:30pm.

tateuchi story theatre. wing luke museum. 719 s. king st.

free. panel discussion with local representatives.

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beer church’s 12th annual turkey bowl. 5:30pm.

west seattle bowl. 4505 39th ave sw.

bowling fundraiser and food drive benefiting west seattle food bank.

*UPDATE* event is sold out! but you can still come hang out, drink some beer and watch the bowling!

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musical performances at cairo. 8pm.

cairo. 507 e. mercer st.

$5. all ages. the hive dwellers, the curious mystery, jaguar paw.

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built to spill. doors 8pm.

showbox market. 1426 1st ave.

$20 adv (pluss fees). all ages. built to spill, le fleur, cober.

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michel navedo. 8pm, 11pm.

bourbon bar, columbia city theater. 4916 rainier ave s.

free. 21+. free musical performance by trumpet player michel navedo (8pm) and after (11pm) the atomic bomshells (9pm $20) performance.

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thanksgiving appreciation cocktail party/food & clothing drive. 8-midnight.

o’asian kitchen and lounge. 800 5th ave.

rsvp required. food/clothing drive (please bring donations), comedy improv show, silent auction. benefits the cities ministries of seattle.

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golazo launch party. 8-midnight.

(old bmw space). 714 e. pike st; side door behind hg lodge.

free, rsvp online. open bar, live music, 4 on 4 soccer tournament, prizes, and more!

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SUNDAY 11/21:

west seattle farmers market. 10-2pm.

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ballard street market. 10-3pm.

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fremont street market. 10-5pm.

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yulefest. 10-5pm.

nordic heritage museum. 3014 nw 67th st.

sugg. donation $3 adults (admission). all ages. nordic christmas celebration with live music and performances, traditional nordic cuisine, santa, hand crafted gifts, and more!

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broadway farmers market. 11-3pm.

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queen anne artists trunk show. 11-4pm.

queen anne community center.

free. all ages. free drawings for goods created by the artists, live music, face painting and other activities for kids, and artists selling their work!

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the warm coat event. open-close.

eddie bauer locations.

donate a coat and receive 20% off your entire purchase. live music and food.

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32nd annual festival of trees. today-dec 1.

fairmont olympic hotel. 411 university st.

free. all ages. starts today! each tree is dedicated to a seattle children’s patient (and available for purchase).

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free starbucks holiday drink! 2-5pm.

starbucks.

buy one holiday drink, get one free! (free beverage must be of equal or lesser value, can’t be combined with other offers or discounts).

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“conversation with jen graves, ryan mitchell, and jo-anne birnie danzker.” 3:30pm.

frye auditorium, frye art museum. 704 terry ave.

free. all ages. lecture with the stranger art critic, implied violence co-founder, and frye art museum director “exploring the historic foundation of contemporary art, the intersection of past ans preset art movements, and the synergy of creating and presenting both historic and contemporary art.”

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free robyn show. 7pm.

easy street records. 20 mercer st. queen anne.

free. all ages. in-store musical performance and signing by robyn.

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charlotte thistle. 7pm.

bourbon bar, columbia city theater. 4916 rainier ave s.

free. 21+. free musical performance by charlotte thistle.

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the 2nd edition of the (seattle) bushwick book club. 9pm.

can can. 94 pike st. suite 11.

$5/$10 vip. a portion of the proceeds benefits the seattle public library foundation. “the bushwick book club presents the princess bride.” 14 local musicians will write and perform music inspired by the princess bride.

also going on: happy hour (50% off select absinthe and absinthe cocktails, $3-$5 small plates, $6 pizzettes) 4:30-cl on sundays!

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