Today's PubliCalendar picks for political and civic nerds.
The Making of Global Capitalism
Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, co-authors of The Making of Global Capitalism, have grand ideas about how global capitalism needs to change.
The Making of Global Capitalism, Wed Oct 31, 6–7pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.
Carve a Political Pumpkin
The hordes of voting-age chauffeurs are sure to see your message. Here are a few ideas to inspire:
Transit Implementation Strategies Workshop
The Puget Sound Regional Council's Growing Transit Communities Partnership presents this workshop for citizens to get involved in planning a sustainable transit system for Seattle.
Transit Implementation Strategies Workshop, Tues Oct 30, 3–6pm, Seattle Center's Northwest Rooms, 305 Harrison St, Free
The Other Son
Two teenage boys, one Palestinian and the other Israeli, find out they were switched at birth. Complicated and fascinating repercussions ensue as the families are forced to reassess their respective identities and beliefs.
The Other Son, Tues Oct 30–Thurs Nov 1, various times, Egyptian Theatre, 805 E Pine St, $8-$10.50.
As Goes Janesville
In Brad Lichtenstein's feature documentary set in Wisconsin, we see the debate over the middle class' future. When GM shuts down the Janesville auto plant and governor Scott Walker wants to end collective bargaining, the ensuing recession causes citizens to rethink their lives while business leaders seek to woo new companies to town and a state senator tries to protect workers' rights.As Goes Janesville, Tues Oct 30, 6pm, Vashon Theatre, 17723 Vashon Hwy SW, Free.