PubliCalendar: First Thursday and First $15 Minimum Wage Victory Party
Baso Fibinacci has been working hard to finish his work for tonight's opening show. Image via Flatcolor Gallery's Facebook page.
Visit Museums For Free
It's June's first Thursday, meaning great Seattle museums are welcoming guests for free. The Burke Museum on the University of Washington campus, Wing Luke Asian Art Museum, and the Museum of Flight are just three of the many big-name options for those looking to immerse themselves in culture without paying a cent.
Better yet, some little-known galleries will be open as well. Culture Fiend highlighted several great smaller shows,
including local painter Baso Fibonacci's work on display at Flatcolor Gallery in Pioneer Square.
$15 an Hour Victory Party With Kshama Sawant
The Seattle City Council just passed a $15 minimum wage plan to be phased in over the course of seven years, and council woman Kshama Sawant is thrilled. Though some of her proposals didn't make the final legislation, she'll be celebrating Friday night at Washington Hall starting around 6:30.
Let's Ride! Friday Forum on the Bicycle Master Plan
Seattle Bike Advisory Board member Jessica Szelag and Mayor Murray's transit and transportation advisor Andrew Glass-Hastings headline a panel about future of the city's bike-related plans.
Among other topics—such as how cycle tracks can be a boon to local businesses and how bike sharing can work smoothly— the panel will discuss the planning, implementation, and potential benefits of the recently updated Bicyle Master Plan, which calls for nearly 50 new miles of protected bike lanes and a network of bicycle facilities that will be no more than a quarter mile from every citizen.
Let's Ride! Friday Forum on the Bicycle Master Plan, Fri, June 6, Noon–1 pm, Chinook Building room 121, 401 Fifth Avenue, free.
Seattle Works Day
This well-organized day of volunteering offers Seattleites an opportunity to band together to get some work done for over 50 nonprofits, schools, and parks around the city.
Teams of volunteers have been put together by captains to complete tasks for different organizations, including the Northwest Film Forum, Eastside Audubon, and Orca Elementary School. Don't have a team yet? Help out on this year's public project, working with King Conservation District to clean up Taylor Creek in West Seattle.
Form or join a team and enjoy a hard day's work followed by an after party with tacos, beer and, games at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall and a subsequent Sounders viewing party at Buckley's Queen Anne.
Seattle Works Day, Sat, June 7, noon–7 pm, various volunteer project locations, $30.
Advance Notice For July 7
Michael Waldman: The Right to Bear Arms
The president of New York University's Brennan Center for Justice, Michael Waldman, will be speaking at Town Hall Monday, June 7 about the ways in which the Second Amendment has been reconstrued to the benefit of political factions over the course of US history.
Waldman asserts that the Republicans' current portrayal of the right to bear arms in political rhetoric and the news media deviates from the amendment's original intent due to historical factors in his book The Second Amendment: A Biography. We're pretty confident the Founding Fathers didn't write the Bill of Rights with machine guns at elementary schools in mind, but then that's probably just what the Democrats want us to think.
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