PubliCalendar: Metro Fundraiser, Climate Change, and Spike Lee

Today's picks for civic nerds.

By Genie Leslie April 2, 2014

For Today

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Save Metro Fundraiser

Seattle Subway, an organization dedicated to "reliable, high-capacity transit" in Seattle, hosts a Metro fundraiser with Seattle City Council member Mike O'Brien. Head to Hattie's Hat in Ballard for delicious fries or a veggie burger, and stay for a discussion of how you can donate time or money to keep Seattle's transit system afloat.

Winning Save Metro hosted by Seattle Subway, Wed, Apr 2, 5–8pm, Hattie's Hat Restaurant, 5231 Ballard Ave NW, free.

For Thursday

Chasing Ice

Scientist James Balog set out to chronicle climate change in the Arctic with time-lapse cameras capturing the melting of ice. Chasing Ice, a 2012 documentary, follows Balog and his crew as they gather footage to prove that global warming is happening, and is a problem.

The Common Good Cafe will be screening the film, and UW Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Mike Wallace, will lead a discussion on weather, climate, and what we can do.

Chasing Ice, Thu, Apr 3, 7pm, 1415 NE 43rd St, free.

For Friday

Spike Lee & Solid Ground

From our Advance Notice Files: Solid Ground is celebrating 40 years of fighting poverty and racism in Seattle with an anniversary lunch featuring Spike Lee, director and writer of Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X—who stirred up controversy most recently with his incendiary comments about gentrification in Brooklyn—as the keynote speaker.

Lee's films often explore race and the effects of racism in society, and he often discusses the discrimination that takes place in Hollywood and the media.

Registration is closed but you can call 206-694-6819 to get on the waitlist.

Solid Ground 40th Anniversary Building Community Luncheon, Fri, Apr 4, noon, Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Ave, free.

Ongoing Notice 

Poetry on Buses

King County Metro and and 4Culture are bringing back Poetry on Buses to celebrate the short art form, and since April is National Poetry Month, it's the perfect time to dust off your pen and revisit your creative dreams.

Anyone can submit a poem for sharing with the community, on the bus or online. The current submission call is for poems, 50 words or less, on the theme "Writing Home". 

Poetry on Buses, ongoing, anywhere.

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