For Today

Bus Bash 2014

The Washington Bus, the Seattle force working to engage young people in the political process, is putting the party back in politics again this summer when the annual Bus Bash takes place in mid-August, featuring dinner, drinks, dancing, and a drawing for prizes including dinner for two at Von Trapp's and a Sub Pop deluxe gift pack.

All proceeds go toward the Washington Bus Education Fund, which provides the dollars the Bus needs to offer fellowship, internship, and campus programs for aspiring political youth. So now you have an excuse to drink that fourth beer: it's for the children! 

Bus Bash 2014, Thurs, Aug 14, 6-9pm, Material Good, 2959 Utah Ave South, $50-$75.

For Friday

Love Parks Day 2014

Do you work best while wearing a pair of gardening gloves? Do your part by joining Seattle Parks Foundation and EarthCorps by volunteering in Cheasty Greenspace as they remove invasive plants and prep the urban forest for winter planting.

Cheasty Greenspace is a 43-acre forest on the east side of Beacon Hill that provides the south end with a blossoming ecosystem. Volunteering includes tearing out the invasive blackberry bushes and spreading wood chips and mulch. Be sure to register online because the perks include lunch and Love Parks gear (definitely worth that thorn in your thumb).

Love Parks Day 2014, Fri, Aug 15, 10am, Cheasty Greenspace, 4513 Cheasty Boulevard South, free.

For Saturday

9th Annual Seattle Bike-In

Hipsters love movies and they love bikes. We might not be Portland, but what could be more hipster than riding your bike to an outdoor movie screening of bike movies...really.  

The Northwest Film Forum’s ninth annual outdoor movie screening celebrates the city’s love for sustainability and environmentally-friendly transportation.

Featuring bike-related film shorts and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s bike chase film, Premium Rush, this free event is sure to be a good time. Bike over to the screening in Capitol Hill and go get your sustainability on.

9th Annual Seattle Bike-In, Sat, Aug 16, dusk, Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave, free. 

Advance Notice for August 20

Mad Women

The National Women's Political Caucus of Washington is hosting a fundraiser that will not only focus on the future of the working woman, but also honor the elected women who are doing their best to fight for equality in the workplace.

Women are taking charge of this so-called "man's world" and the NWPC wants to show you how. The PAC's 2014 endorsed candidates will be introduced at the event. Donations are suggested, and a gift is included if you donate the highest suggested amount, so do it for the gift.

Mad Women, Wed, Aug 20, 6-8pm, Spitfire Grill, 2219 4th Avenue, $35-$100.

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