Today’s picks for political and civic nerds. 

Stop by Hale's Ales tonight for a greenstravaganza of acrobatic proportions. Photo via Seattle Greendrinks

For Thursday: 

Happiness in the Nothingness, Take Two

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus—two former corporate bigwigs—discuss their decision to leave their jobs, give up their material belongings, and pursue happiness through a plain, unembellished life. Since their scheduled December show was canceled due to inclement weather—and PubliCalendar recommended it—we thought we ought to mention it and risk sounding like Town Hall groupies.

The Minimalists: 2012 Holiday Happiness Tour, Thu Jan 10, 7:30–9pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.

For Wednesday: 

Civic Business Double Feature

William Janeway, an economics professor at Princeton and Cambridge—and, in his free time, a venture-capital investor—is in town to discuss his enthusiasm for the “innovation economy.” Stay afterward for free entry to business psychology pundit Daniel Pink's talk on the art of persuasion.

Capitalism in the Innovation Economy, Wed Jan 9, 6–7:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5. 

And for Today:

Cascadia Unleashed!

 

Grassroots green campaigns Seattle Greendrinks and Cascadia Green Building Council combine forces for an evening of talks, live music, aerialists, and other entertainment in the name of sustainability (and networking). Guests are strongly encouraged to bring their own tableware. 

Cascadia Unleashed!, Tue Jan 8, 5:30–9pm, Hale’s Ales Palladium, 4301 Leary Way NW, free.

*Want to see your nerdy event listed? Email Katie at publicalendar@seattlemet.com