Today's picks for political and civic nerds.

Free the farmer! Free the food! Photo via CAGJ

For Friday:

Recipes for Food Justice

Seattle’s Community Alliance for Global Justice marks the release of their book, Our Food, Our Right, with readings from four contributors. Even better: Included in the ticket cost are wholesome drinks, foods, and desserts based on the book’s righteous recipes.

Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice, Fri Dec  7, 7-8:30pm, Burke Museum, 17th Ave NE & NE 45th St, UW Campus, $5.

Bishops for Gay Marriage

As Hurricane Sandy interfered with Bishop Gene Robinsion’s more strategically scheduled pre-election talk, the openly gay clergyman will now be preaching to—and celebrating with—the choir.

Straight Talk About Gay Marriage, Fri Dec 7, 7:30-9pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.

And for Today:

Get Gay Married!

At 12:01am, the King County Recorder’s Office is set to welcome the homosexual hordes into the holy hall of marriage. Couples may begin queueing at 10pm Wednesday night, and the office will be open until 6:30pm to accommodate the masses. Bring rain gear; equality means you still have to wait in line.

Marriage Licenses for Same Sex Couples Issued at 12:01am, Thu Dec 6, 12:01am–6:30pm, King County Recorder’s Office, 500 Fourth Ave, $64.

Plant a SEED

Shouldn’t every child have access to a green classroom where they can not only learn about, but also live, sustainability? Stop by Melrose Market to learn more about the Sustainable Education Every Day (SEED) Project—and wine and dine on local beer and food truck snacks while you’re at it.

The SEED Project Launch Party and Fundraiser, Thu Dec 6, 5–8pm, Melrose Market Studios, 1532 Minor Ave, free.

Where Employees Make The Rules

Shift Change—a new documentary about successful and competitive employee-owned businesses—makes its Seattle debut, boasting a post-screening Q&A with the filmmakers and local supporters. 

'Shift Change' Screening and Q&A, Thu Dec 6, 7pm, Pacific Place, 600 Pine St, $12.

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