Sure, love (and weed) won big last year, but that doesn't mean activists can retire. Two events tonight are all about empowering beatniks like us to keep on picketing. Photo via flickr/Jonathan D. Blundell

 Today’s picks for political and civic nerds. 

For Saturday: 

Bainbridge Goes TED

Bainbridge Graduate Institute hosts its inaugural independent TED event focused on “purpose” in sustainable business worldwide. Speakers include local “intrapreneur” Gifford Pinchot, celebrated business author Carol Sanford, and many others. 

TEDxBGI 2013, Sat Jan 26, 10am–6pm, Center for Impact and Innovation, 220 Second Ave S, $105.  

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 the likes of Lief Totusek and Darren Guyaz. 

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

And for Today: 

Gay Married… Now What?

For LGBTQ activists looking to discover new ways to get involved after our state’s marriage victory 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 code revision to Smart Growth Seattle’s latest discussion group, which will focus this Thursday on advocating the ease of single family lot zoning. 

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


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