For Wednesday:

Burro Bash 

Calling all Democrats! Your local district of donkeys hosts its annual holiday potluck party. Bring a dish and an unwrapped plaything or two for their yearly toy drive, and celebrate this year’s victorious Election Day.

34th District Democrats' Holiday Party, Wed Dec 12, 6pm, The Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Ave SW, free. 

 

Politics in Patagonia 

The library’s Global Lens series brings this screening of a quirky Argentinian dramedy: A small village can now elect its first mayor after seven years of dictatorship, resulting in a democratic kerfuffle involving corruption and severed fingers.

Global Lens Film Screening: 'The Finger', Wed Dec 12, 6:30-8:30pm, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1, Level 4, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, free.

And for Today:

Mutants Are Real

The relatively new study of epigenetics suggests that our lifestyle choices and environment have hereditary consequences for our babies. Doctors from WSU and UW’s School of Medicine will discuss the science, bioethics, and hazards that epigenetics bring to the table.

Beyond Nature vs. Nurture: Our Past Becomes our Children's Future, Tue Dec 11, 6:30-8pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5-$10. 

Give Like You Give a Damn

Support small, local businesses by spending some green at Greendrinks’ holiday fair featuring regional vendors. Mingle with vendors from the likes of Proleteriat Wines, Zimbags,  and Theo Chocolate while treating your senses to live music and munchies.

'Give Like You Give a Damn' Holiday Fair, Tue Dec 11, 5:30-9pm, The Hub, 220 2nd Ave S, $5 suggested donation.

It’s a Bird… It’s a Kale Chip…

Celebrate the close of Fremont Abbey’s pilot Superfoods program with a neighborhood foodie celebration. Chef Tomer Shneor of nomad.dinners fame will prepare seasonal, healthy entrees; guests are encouraged to bring a side dish. 

Superfoods Celebration Dinner, Tue Dec 11, 6-9pm, Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave N, free.

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