For Wednesday:
 
via Seattle Channel
Ask the Mayor
This live call-in show on Seattle Channel 21 is your chance to talk directly to Mayor Mike McGinn. Call 206-684-8821 between 7-8pm to participate. 
Ask the Mayor7–8pm, Wed, Oct 24, free.
No Walmart at 23rd and Jackson
Word has it that a new, metropolitan Walmart is slated to be built at the Promenade 23 shopping center. The Community Alliance for Global Justice is not amused. On October 24, World Food Day, they will take their anti-Walmart sentiments to the streets in a leafletting campaign and need your help. Meet at the Starbucks on 23rd & Jackson.
No Walmart at 23rd and Jackson!, 10am-12pm, Wed, Oct 24, Starbucks, 2300 S Jackson St, free.

And don't forget our PubliCal picks for today:
The Stranger's Voting Party
Dan Savage hosts this evening of public voting, drinking, and candidate canoodling. In attendance: Jay Inslee, Ed Murray, Mike McGinn, Jim Mc Dermott, Nick Licata, and more.
The Stranger's Voting Party, 7–10pm, Tues, Oct 23, Q Nightclub, 1426 Broadway Ave, free.

Don't Believe the (Economic) Hype

Town Hall's civic series brings Anat Shenker-Osorio, a Berkeley-based communications consultant fluent in political speak, to explain why the language we use to talk about our economy is fundamentally flawed. 

Don't worry, economists; Shenker-Osorio has plenty of rhetorical suggestions. Double feature: ticket also grants access to the following talk, Craig Childs: Our Apocalyptic Planet, at 7:30pm. 

Don't Believe the (Economic) Hype, 6pm, Tue, Oct 23, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave, $5

From Field to Fuel Tank: How Local Biodiesel Works

The NW Biodiesel network brings this presentation and discussion of our local biodiesel industry based out of Snohomish, WA. Speakers Atul Dushmane and Jeremy Berger will touch on how grains and other resources are grown and processed, as well as the issues surrounding sustainability in the biodiesel field.
From Field to Fuel Tank: How Local Biodiesel Works, 7pm, Tue, Oct 23, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Free