Today's PubliCalendar picks for political and civic nerds. 

Plymouth Housing Group Key to Hope Luncheon

Newark Mayor Cory Booker---rescuer of neighbors from burning buildings, snow-shoveler, and crime-fighter---will talk about his experiences igniting change in one of the nation's most challenged cities at Plymouth Housing Group's annual luncheon.

Plymouth Housing Group Key to Hope Luncheon Featuring Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Fri, Sept 28, 12pm, The Westin, 1900 5th Ave, Suggested Donation $150

Omnivorous

This benefit for Capitol Hill Housing spotlights Capitol Hill's best restaurants, dessert makers, distillers, and drink slingers.

Omnivorous, Fri, Sept 28, 5pm–10pm, The Summit, 420 E Pike, $80-$150

And don't forget our PubliCalendar picks for today:

North King County Legislative Candidate Forum

Find out what the state legislative candidates in the 1st, 32nd, 36th, and 46th districts (that’s Bothell, Lake Forest Park, and the north and western parts of Seattle, respectively) think about low-income housing and other issues at this Housing Development Consortium-sponsored candidate forum in North Seattle.

North King County Legislative Candidate Forum, Thurs, Sept 27, 6pm–8pm, Haller Lake United Methodist Church, 13055 1st Ave NE, Free

BikePAC Party and Trivia Night

Support the Cascade Bicycle Club’s political arm, BikePAC, in its efforts to elect more bike-friendly candidates and test your bike trivia knowledge at BikePAC’s annual party and trivia night.

BikePAC Party and Trivia Night, Thurs, Sept 27, 5:30pm–7:30pm, South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave N, Donations requested