Haiti Babi gives struggling Haitian mothers an opportunity for income.
Haiti Babi gives struggling Haitian mothers an opportunity for income. Image via Facebook

For Today

Control: A Living Newspaper

No, newspapers have not come to life, and no, you couldn't control one if they did. Everyone knows only Rupert Murdoch can do that.

The title of this play from writer, director, and founder of the award-winning Strawberry Theatre Workshop Greg Carter refers to the recently escalating gun control debate and the ways in which news agencies have shaped the national conversation about guns and gun safety.

Set primarily in a newsroom, the play aims to present multiple perspectives on the issue from the POVs of writers, editors, news executives, and others while exploring the original creation of gun laws. 

Like the company's other works, such as the critically acclaimed productions Breaking the Code and The Laramie ProjectControl: A Living Newspaper continues Strawberry Theatre Workshop's tradition of providing entertaining and informative looks at relevant social issues. 

Control: A Living Newspaper, Fri, May 9, 7:30–9:30 pm, Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, $13 in advance, $15 at the door. 

For Saturday

Haiti Babi's Legacy Mother's Day Fundraiser

The Seattle nonprofit dedicated to creating income opportunities for struggling Haitian mothers hosts its second annual event featuring Carribbean cuisine from The Steel Pan, wines from local vintners Proletariat WinesO Wines, and Olympic Cellars, and a silent auction.

All proceeds go to the group's Haiti office, where mothers recieve training and produce baby blankets and hats for sale in the U.S.

Haiti Babi's Legacy Mother's Day Fundraiser, Sat, May 10, 5–8pm, The Impact Hub, 220 2nd Ave S, $25.

For Sunday

Bicycle Sundays 
Bikers enjoy Washington Boulevard.
Bikers enjoy Lake Washington Boulevard. Image via Seattle Bike Blog

Cascade Bicycle Club's joint event series with Seattle's Parks and Recreation Department and the Department of Transportation continues this Sunday. Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to cars so bicycles and bipeds can roam free.

Ride (or run, crawl, or skip if you so choose) without fear of traffic and take a minute to get a professional helmet fitting to ensure your safety, as properly fitted helms significantly improve your head's chances of dodging injury in the event of an accident.

Last week we didn't get a sunny day. Hopefully fortunes change this time around.

Bycicle Sundays, Sun, May 4, Lake Washington Boulevard between Seward Park and Mount Baker Park Beach, free + helmets for sale.

For Monday

Gun Reform: Where Do We Go From Here?

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence president Dan Gross will be at Town Hall to speak on the omnipresent national discussion of gun legislation.

Following Gross's presentation, a panel moderated by Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Joel Connelly with  Washington Ceasefire president Ralph Fascitelli, Tony Gomez from Seattle and King County Public Health, and state rep. Cyrus Habib (D-48, Kirkland) will explore long-term methods to stymie gun violence. 

Advance Notice For June 3

Equal Rights Washington 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

A full decade has passed since Equal Rights Washington began its campaign to promote equality for the LGBT community, and what a decade it has been. ERW has helped same-sex couples gain the right to marry, helped pass the Healthy Youth Act, and made Washington state a beacon of tolerance for the nation to follow. 

The staff and supporters will be sipping champagne and noshing hors d'oeuvres in commemoration of their successes. Everyone has the right to do that once in a while.

Tickets are $20, and you can throw a donation in on top of that if you feel so inclined. 

ERW 10 Year Anniversary Celebration, Tue, June 3, 5:30–7:30 pm, Bertha Knight Landes Room at City Hall, 600 4th Ave, $20+.


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