Today's picks for civic nerds.

For Wednesday

Stars, Stripes, and a Symphony

Get a head start on Independence Day at Benaroya Hall's free Star Spangled Spectacular concert, featuring soloists, singalongs, and the Seattle Wind Symphony. 

Star Spangled Spectacular, Wed, July 3, 7:30pm, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, free but tickets are required. Tickets available while supplies last at the ticket office (Third Ave. and Union St).

For Tuesday

Drinks and Discussion

Enjoy a pint and political conversation at the next Drinking Liberally at Montlake Ale House.

Drinking Liberally, Tues, July 2, 8pm, Montlake Ale House, 2307 24th Ave E, free. 

For Monday

Mayoral Forum: Livable Streets

Eight of the nine candidates for mayor will outline their plans for making Seattle's streets walkable, bikeable, and transit- and neighborhood-friendly at this forum sponsored by a long list of Seattle neighborhood, parks, and transportation groups. 

Livable Streets forum, Tues July 1, 7pm–8:30pm, MLK Family, Arts, Mentoring, and Enrichment Community Center, 3201 E Republican St., free but RSVP requested.

Employed for the Moment

Labor and economic experts, including UC Berkeley Labor Center director Ken Jacobs and National Employment Law Project co-director will discuss recent changes in employment trends, income inequality, the slow economic recovery for low-wage workers, and how Seattle can adapt to an unstable economy. This is the second in Town Hall's Reclaiming Prosperity series.

Reclaiming Prosperity: Building Stability & Security for Part-Time, Temporary & Contract Workers, Mon, July 1, 7:30-9pm, Town Hall, 1119 8th St, $5. 

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