A Depressed Cake Shop in Seattle
The Depressed Cake Shop, a fundraising idea conceived in the UK that now pops up in over 30 cities around the world, will visit Seattle with their literally sullen baked good (all the cakes and baked goods are gray) to combat mental illness.
Entry is free, and proceeds from the goodies will go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Seattle.
The Depressed Cake Shop Seattle, Sat, October 5, 10am–4pm, Sole Repair Shop, 1001 E Pike, Seattle.
Pawsitive Open Houses
Pet adoption organization Pawsitive Alliance has arranged its second annual Statewide Shelter open house, a day when animal shelters across Washington state will open up to showcase their work for animals in need and recruit volunteers.
Statewide Shelter Open House Event, Sat, October 5, select WA state animal shelters, hours vary by shelter.
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.
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.
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