Do you love trees? Learn ways to express your love at Sierra Club's meeting tonight. [Bonus: Trees can't give you cold sores!] Photo via flickr/Kazz.0

 Today’s picks for political and civic nerds.

For Friday: 

A Revolution Gone Bananas

Catch Woody Allen’s classic flick, Bananas, at the Grand Illusion for some lighthearted commentary on political activism and revolution—all set in the fictional, guerilla-filled Latin American republic of San Marcos. 

'Bananas', Fri Jan 4, 7 & 9pm, Grand Illusion Cinema, 1403 NE 50th St, $6–$8.

For Thursday: 

Democrats Who Lunch

Join the 34th District Democrats for their first luncheon and political discussion of the New Year. 

First Thursday 34th District Democrats Meeting, Thu Jan 3, 11:30am–1pm, Daystar Retirement Village, 2615 SW Barton St, West Seattle, $8. 

And for Today: 

Become an Ecological Superhero 

Sierra Club is eager to teach about the old-growth forests, road-free parks, animals, and trails that make our state so wonderfully evergreen. Expect to learn all about ways you can volunteer and become an ecological superhero.

Sierra Club's National Forests Committee, Wed Jan 2, 7–9pm, Sierra Club’s Cascade Chapter Office, 180 Nickerson St, Ste 202, free.

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