The Royal Room
Josh did an "Isn't it Weird That..." back in March saying a music club in Columbia City—not Capitol Hill, Belltown, or downtown—had the most adventurous music programming in the city.
Proof. This Friday night CC's Royal Room presents jazz trumpeter/vocalist/composer Bria Skonberg—a candidate on lots of hepcat lists for new jazz talent of the year.
She opens for Dayna Stephens' acclaimed saxophone trio.
Jazz at the Royal Room, Fri, October 4, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., opening show free, main act $18
Activate the Alleys
As part of a joint project between the City's Department of Neighborhoods and Pioneer Square businesses and residents, a crew of braniac urban designers from SvR Design and Olson Kundig Architects are working to help activate the historic neighborhood's alley ways.
Come give your feedback on the group's current ideas to both preserve and re-do the alleys. There'll be food and live music too.
Alley Open House, Thurs, October 3, 5-7:00pm, Nord Alley, just east of 1st between Main and Jackson, free
Come support the Economic Opportunity Isntitute's work—they're brain power was key in passing Seattle's paid sick leave ordiance.
Economic Opportunity Institute Fundraiser
They bill themselves as "Washington's only think tank for the middle class."
Come support the Economic Opportunity Isntitute's work (their brain power was key in passing Seattle's paid sick leave ordinance) at this social hour fundraiser with a keynote address by lefty "stand-up economist" Yoram Bauman.
The Way Back to the Future EOI fundraiser, Thurs, October 3, 5:30-8pm, Seattle Design Center
5701 6th Ave S Seattle, WA 98108
City Budget Hearing
Seattle City Council has officially started its budget deliberations for the next year, and it needs your input. Let City Council know of your budget priorities at the public hearing this Thursday.
Seattle City Budget 2014 Hearing, Thu, October 3, 5pm, Council Chambers, Seattle City Hall, free.
Cap Hill Mayoral Forum
If you missed Monday's mayoral forum, you have another chance this Thursday to hear from candidates Mike McGinn and Ed Murray about their plans for the Capitol Hill community.
Can't attend? Make sure to tweet with the hashtag #CapHillMayor to submit your questions and concerns.
Capitol Hill Mayoral Race Forum, Thu, October 3, 6:30–9pm, Barboza, 925 E Pike St., Seattle, free.
Finances for Freelancers
How should freelance workers plan for their financial future? Local financial educator Dana Twight will hold a workshop during happy hour this evening to discuss how freelancers, writers, and "solopreneurs" can manage their finances with an unregular salary.
Finances for Freelancers, Wed, October 2, 4:30-6pm, Office Nomads, 1617 Boylston Ave, Seattle, free.
CityClub brings together community members, leaders, and journalists to talk about some of today's pressing civic issues—i.e., the mayor's race. Join the cocktail event to trade ideas with Seattle Times vet Joni Balter, former Seattle mayor Greg Nickels (cool choice), and Interim Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel, to name just a few.
Civic Cocktail, Wed, October 2, 6pm, The Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, $12 ($15 at the door).
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