For Sunday

Olympia Preview

Join the delegation from Seattle's 36th Legislative District—super liberal state Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, data-driven state Rep. Reuven Carlyle, and first-term Rep. Gael Tarleton—at Kohl-Welles' Belltown apartment featruing wine, hors d’oeuvres, and (we can't help but think Carlyle added this description) "a thoughtful discussion" of the coming session. 

With the Republicans firmly in control of the senate now, it will be interesting to hear Sen. Kohl-Welles' take on the Democrats' new role as the loyal oppostion.

The 36th represents: Magnolia, Briarcliff, Queen Anne, Lawton Park, Ballard, Fremont, Greenwood, Loyal Heights and Sunset Hill.

Buy tickets here (you will receive a confirmation email with address): http://36th.org/buy-tickets-for-the-2014-legislative-sneak-peek/.

For Saturday

A Trip Back In Time

Talk about old-school—the Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association has electric trolley buses from the 1940s up and running for trips around town at select times of year. 

This Saturday, take a three-hour spin in one of these retro beauties for a tour of Seattle's holiday lights.

MEHVA Santa's Lights Tour, Sat, December 14, 7–10pm, departs from 2nd Ave S & S Main St, $4–$5.

For Friday

Puppy Love

The second annual Pardon A Pup Ball is this Friday, an event organized by local nonprofit Georgia Peaches Puppy Rescue, to raise money for resucing endangered puppies at high-kill shelters.

Donations of $250+ will allow you to both save a puppy and pick a name.

Recently-saved pups Peaches, Jules, and Elvis will attend the event—see if you can say no to their pudgy little faces.

Pardon a Pup Ball, Fri, December 13, 7–9pm, Sam's Tavern, 1024 E Pike St, all donations welcome.

Meaningful Movie: The Last Ocean

The Ross Sea in Antarctica was the last ocean ecosystem largely unaffected by the human race until—surprise, surprise—humans came and started reeling in Antarctic Toothfish to sell around the world.

You'll probably reconsider before you order that fancy Chilean Sea Bass next time—that's restaurant lingo for the Toothfish.

Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies, Fri, December 13, 7–9:30pm, Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place N, Seattle, free.

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