PubliCalendar: A Community BBQ, Cooking Classes, and Fast Food Protests

Today's picks for civic nerds.

By Shirley Qiu August 1, 2013

Join Interbay P-Patch for their big fundraising event of the year. Photo via UpGarden P-Patch Facebook page.

For Saturday

Community BBQ

Interbay P-Patch, one of Seattle's largest and oldest P-Patch community gardens, will be holding their yearly fundraiser barbeque this weekend. The meal includes grilled salmon, a selection of side dishes, desserts, and refreshments. The cost is $25 per person, but children under the age of 12 can attend for free. Contact Leslie McKay to make reservations.

Interbay P-Patch Salmon BBQ, Sat, August 3, 5pm, 2501 15th Ave W, $25.

For Friday

Cooking at Pike Place

"From Farmers to Families and Friends" hosts free cooking classes each Friday, taught by local cooking instructor and store owner Diane LaVonne. Open to those with all levels of cooking experience, these classes aim to "demystify" cooking from scratch with fresh local produce.

Classes last 45 minutes and are limited to 25 participants per class. This 10-week series runs through September 20.

From Farmers to Families and Friends Cooking Classes, Fri, August 2, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, Pike Place Market, free.

For Thursday

Wage Theft Protest

Good Jobs Seattle, an organization that combats wage theft crime, is holding a demonstration to protest wage theft by fast food chains. Fast food restaurants, the group claims, steal up to $100,000 per week from their workers in Seattle alone. Wage theft crimes include unpaid overtime, unpaid breaks, and sub-minimum wages.

Make Them Pay, Thurs, August 1, 4:15pm, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St, free.

Free Museum Thursday

Several museums around the city, including the Museum of Flight, the Burke Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Volunteer Park Conservatory, will offer free admission this Thursday.

Free Museum Day, Thurs, August 1, all day or select times, participating museums, free.


Explore the city's historic downtown alleys, from Nord Alley in Pioneer Square to Post Alley near the downtown waterfront, with a series of free First Thursday block parties featuring music, art, dance performances, and more. 

Alleypalooza, Thurs, August 1, 5pm–9pm, from Post Alley to Pioneer Square, free.

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