PubliCalendar: LGBTQ History, Black Panther History, and an Edible Plant Sale
Today's picks for civic nerds.
Same-sex marriage is legal in Washington and Seattle has an openly gay mayor. We've come a long way in the fight for equality. And Revealing Queer, a new exhibit at MOHAI, shows just what that journey has looked like.
From the pre-Stonewall years to today, Revealing Queer chronicles the evolution of the Puget Sound LGBTQ community with photographs and artifacts from donors all over the country. Opening on Valentine's Day, this exhibit is the perfect way to study the history of romantic relationships and their impact on our culture, politics, and way of life.
Revealing Queer, Fri, February 14, 10am–5pm, Museum of History and Industry, 860 Terry Ave N, $14.
What the Cluck?
Do you want to add chickens to your garden but you aren't sure how? Jessi Bloom, author of Free-Range Chicken Gardens, will teach you what you need to know, including which plants you should definitely use and how to design the perfect habitat.
What the Cluck? Free-Range Chicken Gardens, Sat, February 15, 10–11am, Swanson's Nursery, 9701 15th Ave NW, free
For the Whole Weekend
First Annual Seattle Black Panther Film Festival
Ark Lodge Cinemas is hosting Seattle's first Blank Panther film fest this weekend. Head to Columbia City for rarely seen documentaries covering a 40-year period in the often overlooked history of the Black Panther Party.
Films include Lords of the Revolution, a documentary with rare Panther footage from Chicago, New York, and LA, and COINTEL PRO 101, a documentary detailing the FBI's Counter Intelligence Program and the surveillance that targeted civil rights leaders and "subversive" groups.
First Annual Seattle Black Panther Film Festival, Fri, February 14–Sun February 16, Ark Lodge Cinemas, 4816 Rainier Ave S, $12–$65.
Advance Notice for March 15
March Edible Plant Sale
Seattle Tilth is hosting the first of two annual edible plant sales. Admission is free, and you can peruse a variety of veggies, herbs, fruits and seeds—all organic, sustainable, and a selection perfect for planting in March in the Pacific Northwest climate.
March Edible Plant Sale, Sat, March 15, 9am–3pm, Pacific Market Center Parking Garage, 6100 Fourth Ave S (enter on Fifth Ave S), free.
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