Does this incomparable sight inspire the urge to guzzle and discard a plastic bottle of water? We thought not. Photo via flickr/Joits

 Today’s picks for political and civic nerds.

For Friday: 

Tunes for Traipsing 

The grassroots musicians at M-Bibe present a benefit concert for Feet First—a local nonprofit dedicated to urban walkability. Expect raffle contests and performances from Lief Totusek and Darren Guyaz. 

Feet First Fundraiser, Fri Jan 25, 7–10pm, Seattle Drum School, 12510 15th Ave NE, $10–$15 

For Thursday: 

Gay Married… Now What? 

For LGBTQ activists looking to discover new ways to get involved after Washington state voters approved marriage equality last November, this conference offers a chance to hear from local rights groups and discuss new concerns.

What's Next After Marriage?, Thu Jan 24, 6–9pm, Labor Temple, Hall 1, 2800 First Ave, free. 

It’s All In the Family 

Pack a lunch and some zeal for land use for Smart Growth Seattle’s latest discussion group, which will focus this Thursday on increasing density on single-family lots. 

Great City Brown Bag Lunch: Single Family Style, Thu Jan 24, 12–1:30pm, GGLO’s Space at the Steps, 1301 1st Ave, free.

Pot's Legal ... Now What?

Find out what's next for legal marijuana from the Washington State Liquor Control Board and let them know what you think about the implementation of I-502, the initiative that legalized recreational marijuana use last November. 

Public Forum on I-502 Implementation, Thu Jan 24, 6pm–10pm, Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave., Bertha Knight Landes Room, free. 

And for Today: 

Free the Water!

Learn more about GreenCorps' campaign against sales of bottled water in our beloved Mt. Rainier National Park. Online RSVP requested. 

Bottled-Water-Free Mt. Rainier National Park: Campaign Kickoff, Wed Jan 23, 6:30–7:30pm, Douglass-Truth Library, 2300 E Yesler Way, free.

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