11/29-12/5

MONDAY 11/29:

free 5th ave theatre tour. noon.

tour lasts approximately 20 min.

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barre3 seattle location opens today; free week of classes!

barre3 fitness studio. trace lofts. 1404 12th ave.

first week of classes are free when you sign up here.

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a family affair treeview. noon-8pm.

westin grand ballroom, westin seattle hotel. 1900 5th ave.

free. all ages. view the 17 designer-decorated christmas trees (for providence 0’christmas trees), demonstrations and craft activities, balloon man, complimentary tully’s coffee and other refreshments, get your picture taken with santa, live choir, theater, ballet performances, and more!

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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 “warmfront.” for dinner, dine in only.

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meatless monday. 6pm.

smith and oddfellows cafe + bar.

starting tonight, vegetarian-only specials will be offered every monday.

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greenwood chocolati cafe movie nights. 7-9pm.

chocolati cafe. 8319 greenwood ave n.

free. all ages. showing “reefer madness.” drink specials, 10% discount to students with id.

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science on tap. 7pm.

third place pub, ravenna third place books. 6504 20th ave. ne.

free. tyler d. robinson (astronomy department and astrobiology program, uw) “a cornucopia of worlds: extrasolar planets and the search for life beyond earth.”

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TUESDAY 11/30:

slates’ “culture gabfest” live. 6-7:30pm.

great hall, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

free, registration required. “culture gabfest” will be recording (their first west coast) live podcast featuring critics dana stevens, julia turner, and stephen metcalf discussing/debating contemporary culture.

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

room 120, kane hall. university of washington.

free, online registration required. all ages. “the ecosystem as the measure: 50 years to perennial sustainability” wes jackson, founder, land institute.

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tv dinner twin peaks. 7pm.

central cinema. 1411 21st ave.

$5 adv/$7 day of. series finale and twin peaks: fire walk with me.

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“seismic design.” 7-8:30pm.

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

the third in the six-part series “design in depth: solving problems with design.” featuring john d. hooper of magnusson klemencic associates.

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WEDNESDAY 12/01:

HANUKKAH BEGINS. WORLD AIDS DAY.

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menorah lighting. 5pm.

westlake park, 4th and pike side. downtown seattle.

free. all ages. celebrate the beginning of chanukah! the menorah will be on display until chanukah ends.

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screening of documentary “the other city.” 5-7pm.

health sciences building t-639, university of washington.

free. all ages. “the other city” explores the causes and reality of hiv in washington dc. film is 90 min, followed by a 30 min discussion of the film and the impact of hiv in seattle.

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“a light for rights world aids day celebration.” doors 5:30pm.

free, rsvp online. downtown ywca. 501 seneca st.

community celebration with hiv testing, raffle prizes, music, food and drinks. candlelight vigil following the panel discussion.

6pm panel discussion with peter shalt (md), mary diggs-hobson (executive director, african american reach and teach health ministry), sharon martens (arnp, harborview medical center, madison clinic), people living with hiv including blogger brooke davidoff-roberston, moderated by michele peake-andrasik (phd, clinical health psychologist, uw, fhcrc, cfar).

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wallingford art walk. 6-9pm.

mostly along 45th st between stoneway n and sunnyside ave n.

also there will also be live musical performances at rain (6:30-8pm) and caffe appassionato (7:30-9pm).

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arts + agriculture #1: vanishing of the bees. 6:30pm.

room 130, kane hall, university of washington.

$10 students (with id), $15 general admission. all ages. honey tasting, poetry, screening of film “vanishing of the bees,” and more!

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brad klausen. 7pm.

elliott bay book co. 1521 10th ave.

free. all ages. the seattle artist is promoting his from a basement in seattle: the poster art of brad klausen. through text and image, from a basement explores klausen’s work for pearl jam, built to spill, and many others.

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indieflix’s film festival in a box. 7pm.

roy street coffee and tea (starbucks). 700 broadway e.

free. interactive screenings; participants use their cell phones to vote for the best short.

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“an evening of seattle tree stories.” 7pm.

the chapel, good shepherd center. 4649 sunnyside ave n.

free. all ages. preview the documentary “treestory” film, storytelling, music, art, poetry and spoken word (and much more!) all celebrating trees!

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“rock the house” world aids day benefit. 7-11pm.

hard rock cafe. 116 pike st.

$15 adv/$17 door. 21+ benefits dunshee house. raffle prizes. performances by lushy, purty mouth, dj hefe, and more!

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craft night at neptune. 7:30pm.

neptune coffee. 8415 greenwood ave n.

“stitch and b*word” night: $1 off all glasses of wine, join knitters, crocheters, etc.

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“the deep-bore tunnel-what could go wrong?” 7:30-9pm.

downstairs, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

free. all ages. presented by the stranger, featuring mayor mcginn, council member mike o’brien, drew paxton (move seattle smarter), moderated by the stranger news editor dominic holdon.

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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 12/02:

gail pettis at city hall. noon-1pm.

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

free musical performance by gail pettis (jazz vocals).

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world aids day 2010 harborview event. noon-3pm.

harborview r&t building auditorium. 300 9th ave.

free. presentation by david spach (md, uw school of medicine), music, conversation, and more.

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there are a number of seattle museums that are free today!

many museums are free open (10am) to close, others are free starting at 5pm.

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art in the park and galleries walk. noon-8pm, but mostly 5-8pm.

occiental park and businesses throughout pioneer square.

art walk throughout the park and participating galleries, studios, and stores in pioneer square. most of the opening receptions are 5-8pm, many places offer complimentary drinks and snacks. also some stores (including fireworks 10% off at fireworks) offer discounts for shopping during artwalk!

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west seattle community forum. 6-8pm.

youngstown cultural arts center. 4408 delridge way sw.

mayor mcginn, city department staff, and west seattle neighbors will be discussing issues relevant to seattle, and particularly west seattle.

info tables 6-6:30pm, performance from local youth group 6:30-6:35pm, open q&a session with mcginn and city staff 6:35-8pm.

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lovetone debut at arabica. 9pm.

arabica lounge. 1550 olive way.

free monthly psychedelic-music dj night starts tonight.

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FRIDAY 12/03:

17th annual “holiday magic 2010.” 3-9pm.

queen anne avenue, upper queen anne.

free. all ages. annual tree lighting, entertainment, special shopping discounts, music, prize drawings, food and wine, santa, and more! metropolitain market will be serving ginger cookies and hot cocoa. queen anne books will have author kim o’donnel signing her the meatlover’s meatless cookbook and sharing tasty treats from the book.

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“not black friday” shopping event. 5pm.

banana republic locations.

complimentary refreshments and 25% off your entire purchase.

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st. dames grand opening weekend. today-dec 5.

st. dames. 4525 mlk way s.

5pm. celebrate the opening of this new vegetarian restaurant with happy hour prices and specials all weekend!

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24th annual great figgy pudding street corner caroling competition. 5-8:30pm.

free, all ages to watch! westlake center and downtown seattle.

benefits the pike place market senior center and downtown food bank. entertainment, competitions and more!

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“volunteer park conservatory after hours.” 5-8pm.

volunteer park conservatory. 1402 galer st.

free. all ages. live music, holiday lights, shopping.

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fremont art walk. 6-9pm.

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mad rad cd release party. doors 8pm.

neumos. 925 e. pike st.

$10 adv. 21+. performances by mad rad, champagne champagne, viper creek club, white fang.

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“world extreme pencil  fighting championships.” doors 10pm.

the rendezvous. 2322 2nd ave.

$7. 21+. two fighters start, as one is eliminated, a new one enters the match….until all fighters have battled it out and there is a winner! music by dj bobcat.

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SATURDAY 12/04:

greenlake work party. 9-noon.

greenlake, near the pitch & putt golf course.

hosted by friends of green lake. volunteers are needed to remove blackberries! all ages. make sure to dress for the weather!

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univeristy district farmers market. 9-2pm.

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gage’s 11th annual “drawing jam.” 9am-9pm.

gage academy of art. 1501 10th ave e.

$10 adults, kids/teens free. community art making event open to everyone (all ages and abilities)! space, art supplies, models, food, music and entertainment included in admission price! there will also be a portrait challenge.

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free paramount theatre tour. 10am.

tour lasts approximately 90 min.

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3rd annual highland park holiday bazaar. 10-3pm.

highland park elementary school.

over 30 vendors, bake sale, raffle (and food drive; everyone who brings a non-perishable food item receives a free raffle ticket).

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girls on the run 5k. 10am.

seward park.

pre-registration until dec 2: $20 registration, $25 registration and t-shirt. all ages.

100% of proceeds benefits nonprofit girls on the run.packet pick up opens at 8:30am. 5k walk/run “super heroes” theme. post-5k festival with games, face painting, and more!

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multicultural holiday arts and craft fair. 10-4pm.

st. peter’s episcopal church. 1610 s. king st.

free. all ages. bake sale, raffle, plate lunch, japanese treats like mochi and manju, local artists, books from elliott bay book co, holiday ornaments, and more!

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

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30th annual winter festival and crafts fair. today & dec 5. 10-5pm.

phinney neighborhood center. 6532 phinney ave n.

$4 general ($2 pna members) plus a can of food for the greenwood food bank. all ages. bake sale, live entertainment, raffle (drawing on sunday 4pm), lunch food for sale, over 100 craft booths, and more!

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free day at seattle asian art museum. 10-5pm.

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natural heritage at green lake park. 10:30-noon.

meet at the bathhouse theater. 7312 w. green lake dr. n.

free, must register by 12/03 at 206-615-0697. all ages.

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community arts fest. 11-3pm.

capitol hill presbyterian church. 1729 harvard ave.

free entry. all ages. bake sale, cake walk, art auction, free workshops, and more!

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urban craft uprising winter show 2010. 11-5pm.

exhibition hall, seattle center.

free. all ages. swag bags for the first 100 people. “urban craft uprising” is seattle’s largest indie craft show. there will be over 100 vendors, craft demonstrations, and hourly giveaways. this is a great place to get a unique, handmade holiday gift(s)!

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holidays in the city weekly giveaway! 11-6pm.

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winterfest ice sculpting. noon-2pm.

free. all ages. outside fisher pavilion, seattle center. (also on dec 11 & 18)

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punk rock flea market. noon-10pm.

underground event center. 2407 1st ave.

$1. all ages. records, clothing, art, books, and much more on sale!

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children’s holiday arts and crafts. today & dec 5.

space needle observation deck, seattle center. 400 broad st.

all ages. take your picture with santa and make something in his workshop! (also on dec 11-dec 12, dec 18-dec 24).

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“the queen of spades.” 2-3:30pm.

microsoft auditorium, level 1, central library. 1000 4th ave.

free. all ages.the concert opera of seattle will perform the russian opera “the queen of spades” by tchaikovsky.

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santa claus & hayrides! 4-8pm.

bell tower, ballard. 22nd ave nw & ballard ave nw.

free. all ages. free horse drawn hay rides on ballard ave, get your picture taken with santa, and other holiday festivities!

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6th annual “art under $100” holiday sale. 4-10pm.

old firehouse in south park. 8201 10th ave s.

free entry. wine, hors d’oeuvres, live music, art raffle every 30 min.

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7th annual west seattle tree lighting. 5pm.

the junction plaza park. 42nd & alaska st.

free. all ages. music, entertainment, refreshments, prizes, and more!

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winterfest fireside singing. 5-7pm.

free. all ages. outside fisher pavilion, seattle center. (also de 11 & 18).

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free graystar show. 6pm.

arabica lounge. 1550 olive way.

free acoustic graystar performance. 6pm and 9pm shows.

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benefit concert for the andy kotowicz family. doors 7pm.

showbox market. 1426 1st ave.

$20. all ages. show benefits andy kotowicz foundation. musical performances by a-frames/afcgt, fruit bats, mudhoney, michael yonkers, pissed jeans, shabazz palaces, vetiver, wolf eyes.

if you can’t make the show (or even if you can), you should check out the auction items available.

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“snowball 2010: double diamond.” 7pm.

mt. baker community center. 2811 mount rainier dr. s.

$25 adv/$35 door. ingersoll gender center’s annual celebration. featuring kate bornstein, dj michelle love, food, drinks, entertainment, and more!

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“keep it light” photography show. 7-1opm.

ghost gallery. 504 e. denny way.

free. all ages. work from the eight members of the keep it light photography collective. music by dj nitty gritty.

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“3rd annual seattle vingate runway fashion show and lecture.” doors at 7pm.

ballard oddfellows hall. 1706 nw market st.

$12. all ages. fashion show (7:30pm) with men and women’s fashion from the 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s.

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wet paint dmm, stephanie, u.s.f. show. 8pm.

cairo. 507 e. mercer.

$5. all ages. last show by wet paint dmm and stephanie for awhile, if that’s extra motivation to get you there!

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“redhook’s rad winter party.” doors 8pm.

the crocodile. 2200 2nd ave.

$10 (includes entry, two drink tickets, and a special holiday gift). 21+. musical  performance by blue scholars. beer.

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“ypin holiday party: vintage. chic. allure.” 8pm.

little red studio. 410 dexter ave n.

$15 students/nonmembers. 21+. presented by ypin (the young professionals international network) of the world affairs council. cocktails (cash bar) and appetizers, art installations, door prizes, awards (including best vintage outfit), vintage decor, music, and more!

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SUNDAY 12/05:

west seattle farmers market. 10-2pm.

also: nearby are hometown holiday events;

santa photos (11-3pm. $15 sugg. donation goes to west side baby) and mule carriage rides (11-3pm).

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ballard street market. 10-3pm.

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30th annual winter festival and crafts fair. 10-5pm.

phinney neighborhood center. 6532 phinney ave n.

$4 general ($2 pna members) plus a can of food for the greenwood food bank. all ages. bake sale, live entertainment, raffle (drawing at 4pm), lunch food for sale, over 100 craft booths, and more!

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fremont street market. 10-5pm.

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fifty four sixteen studio open house and holiday sale. 10-5pm.

entrance=alley north of 22nd ave nw, look for the umbrella sign! 5416 shilshole ave nw.

free. all ages. local artists, live demonstrations, and handcrafted items great for holiday gifts!

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broadway farmers market. 11-3pm.

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annual holiday sale. 11-4pm.

cultural hall, sakya monastery of tibitan buddhism. 108 nw 83rd.

free. all ages. a number of items for sale, including books, photos, statues, prayer beads, charms, and more! free tour of the shrine room at noon. tibetan tea will be available.

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urban craft uprising winter show 2010. 11-5pm.

exhibition hall, seattle center.

free. all ages. swag bags for the first 100 people. “urban craft uprising” is seattle’s largest indie craft show. there will be over 100 vendors, craft demonstrations, and hourly giveaways. this is a great place to get a unique, handmade holiday gift(s)!

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holidays in the city weekly giveaway! noon-5pm.

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genki sushi special: all sushi items  for $1.00 per plate!

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

menu items only, dine-in only, can’t be combined with other discounts/promotions.

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children’s holiday arts and crafts.

space needle observation deck, seattle center. 400 broad st.

all ages. take your picture with santa and make something in his workshop! (also on dec 11-dec 12, dec 18-dec 24),

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free live music. 1-2pm.

volunteer park conservatory. 1402 galer st.

free. all ages. live harp music by bill mcjohn. (also dec 12 & 19).

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kate bornstein. 2pm.

elliott bay book co. 1521 10th ave.

free. all ages. activist, writer, and performance artist kate bornstein will be discussing her gender outlaws: the next generation.

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“debra baxter: crystal bomb” trunk show. 2-5pm.

fancy. 1914 2nd ave.

free. all ages. fancy’s trunk show featuring debra baxter’s handmade jewelery. cider and cookies will be available too.

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“shop for a cause.” 3-5pm.

wallingford center. 1815 n 45th st.

free. all ages. silent auction, music, refreshments, and a performance by the dickens carolers. participating wallingford merchants will be donating a portion of today’s sales to the wallingford community senior center.

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candy cane lane starts today! 4pm.

ne park road, near ravenna park. 5249 17th ave ne.

free. all ages. drive or walk through “candy cane lane,” which is filled with decorated houses, holiday lights and music.

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seattle cispes 30th anniversary party. 5-9pm.

washington hall. 153 14th ave.

$10-$30 (sliding scale). all ages. seattle cispes, the seattle branch of the committee in solidarity with the people of el salvador, is celebrating with a 6pm program, salvadoran dinner, beer and wine, live music, and dancing! there will also be information about other local human rights/social justice organizations as well.

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5th annual repeal day party. doors at 5pm.

vessel. 1312 5th ave.

free. 21+. celebrate the end of prohibition with burlesque performances by the heavenly spies (9:30pm). vintage attire encouraged.

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cocktail competition for repeal day. 7pm.

liberty. 517 15th ave e.

free. 21+ seattle weekly’s “hot cocktails competition.” participating bars (including mistral kitchen, vessel, and la bete) will pick customers to compete and the bartenders will be the backup help.

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“light the night: a glbtq hanukkah.”

the lobby bar. 916 e. pike st.

celebrate hanukkah at the lobby! community leaders will be honored, there will be candle lighting, latkes, music, and more!

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