PubliCalendar: The Jewish Film Fest, Seed Packing, and Waterfront Week
Today's picks for civic nerds.
The Seattle Jewish Film Festival
The 10-day festival featuring films about Jewish and Israeli history, culture, and life started in 1995 and has become an annual staple.
The fest really began on Saturday, but if you missed the weekend films (perhaps you were honoring the Sabbath on Saturday) there are still seven days of movies to catch. Tonight's films are Joe Papp in Five Acts, about the American theatre producer, and Amy Winehouse, which features an acoustic performance and interview with the late star.
Seattle Jewish Film Festival, Mon–Sun, March 3–9, multiple times and locations, $12–$20.
Pack Seeds for a Good Cause
From our Advance Notice files: Lettuce Link, an organization that works to make sustainable, healthy food available to those who need it most, is having a seed packing party. They buy seeds in bulk and repack them into individual packets to give to low-income gardeners, food banks, meal programs, and others who can't afford fresh produce.
Take a couple of hours to pack seeds, meet other volunteers, and bring food to King County Residents.
RSVP to let organizers know you're coming, and email email@example.com with questions.
Lettuce Link Seed Packing Work Party, Tue, March 4, 5:30–7:30pm, 1501 N 45th St, free.
For Wednesday (and the rest of the week)
Also from Advance Notice: The Seattle Department of Transportation is hosting a waterfront week in early March. Check out the latest waterfront designs; explore an exhibit of architecture, art, and design from across the world; or just bring the kids for a family day at Hillclimb Plaza.
Review the full list of events and start planning how to get the most of Seattle's waterfront.
Plus, you could also ask about the tunnel.
Waterfront Week, Wed–Sun, March 5–9, multiple locations, free.
Advance Notice for March 18
Why Socialism, Why Now?
Kshama Sawant is the first Socialist on the Seattle City Council in 100 years. So why now? Why was the city ready to support a Socialist candidate in 2013?
Sawant and Charles Mudede, associate editor at The Stranger, will discuss the potential impact on the city council, living wages, and labor.
Before the conversation, the Northwest Film Forum will screen an excerpt from the film Work in Progress about local workers.
Why Socialism, Why Now? Tue, March 18, 7:30–8:45pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.
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