Annie Leonard—whose YouTube hit “The Story of Stuff” illustrates the consumer cycle and how it's slowly killing the world—is at Town Hall tonight.
Leonard’s not a scientist (although her new book is full of graphs), but her thing isn’t so much demonstrating truths as asking pointed questions: Why don’t we ever think about how much waste we create? And how can we even really know how much waste we create?
You can watch Leonard’s video here.
Tonight from 7:30 to 9pm, at Town Hall (1119 8th Ave). Tickets are $5.
My favorite art gallery in town, the video- and conceptual art-friendly Western Bridge, hosts an opening reception for new work by New York-based multimedia artist Corin Hewitt.
The exhibit is the sixth in "New Year," a series of new work by new artists that started in January. Hewitt will use three walls of the gallery to make three videos about light, materials, and the photographic process. The exhibition runs for nine days, and Hewitt will be working on it until it closes April 3.
Thursday from 6-8pm, at Western Bridge (3412 4th Ave S). Free.
Tomorrow's Full Calendar
It's a brand new episode of "Ask the Mayor" on the Seattle Channel (Cable channel 21). Host C.R. Douglas brings Mike McGinn to the other end of your telephone line as you call in with questions to find out what Mayor M has up his sleeve. Thursday at 7pm, your living room (or wherever else you find a TV).
The Redmond Regional Library hosts an introductory meeting for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure walk to support breast cancer research. Learn the basics, register, and get your packet. Thursday from 6-7:30pm, Redmond Regional Library (15990 NE 85th St). Free.
If you didn't get enough Mike O'Brien at our 520 forum last night, go talk to the Position 8 Councilman—who lists "empowering communities to get involved in government" as a focus on his City Council profile—at a meeting of the Seattle Community Council Federation at the NOAA Pacific Marine Center. Thursday, 7:30-8:30pm, NOAA, Pacific Marine Center (1801 Fairview Ave E).