The PubliCalendar, Our Picks for Civic Nerds:

Edward Curtis's portrait of "Princess Angeline," the last surviving daughter of Chief Sealth. Photo via NPR

For Thursday:

15th Annual Fighting for the Majority

A Democratic majority is essential to ensuring LGBT equality. Join forces with the House Democratic Campaign Committee for an evening of fundraising and speeches by House Speaker Frank Chopp, Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, Senator Ed Murray, and other Democratic all-stars. RSVP to info@fightingforthemajority.org.
15th Annual Fighting for the Majority, Thu Nov 1, 5:30–7:30pm, South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave N, free.

Women's Network for a Sustainable Future Visioning Event

Seattle women interested in sustainability are welcome to this speed-networking and visioning event hosted by the Women's Network for a Sustainable Future (WNSF). Learn more about the organization and network with women like yourself.

Women's Network for a Sustainable Future Visioning Event, Thu Nov 1, 6–8pm, Pike Pub and Brewing Co., 1415 First Ave, $10-$15.

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, with Timothy Egan

Pulitzer Prize winning author and reporter Timothy Egan talks about his new release, which explores the wild life of Edward Curtis—an explorer and photographer who lived with 80 Native American tribes, documenting their lives in great detail.

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, with Timothy Egan, Thu Nov 1, 7:30–8:30pm, Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, free.

Knute Berger at MOHAI's 2nd Annual Denny Lecture

Knute Berger will speak about his recent findings on the origin of the Space Needle, which are featured in his new book, Space Needle: The Spirit of Seattle. Free for MOHAI members.

Kurt Burger at MOHAI's 2nd Annual Denny Lecture, Thu Nov 1, 7pm, SkyLine Level of Space Needle, 400 Broad St, $10.

And our PubliCal picks for today:

The Making of Global Capitalism

Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, co-authors of The Making of Global Capitalism, have grand ideas about how global capitalism needs to change.
The Making of Global Capitalism, Wed Oct 31, 6–7pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.