Could foraged shrooms wreck your marriage? 'Now, Forager' will let you know. Photo via 'Now, Forager'

Today's Picks for Political and Civic Nerds

For Tuesday:

Philip Warburg: Harvest the Wind

Harvest the Wind—Warburg's latest book—examines how the residents of the former Dust Bowl have harnessed the brutal prairie winds and transformed them into green energy, money for farmers, and jobs.

Tue Dec 4, 7:30–9pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.

Now, Forager

Northwest Film Forum's showing marks the Seattle premiere of this indie movie showcasing the rocky relationship of a mushroom foraging couple in upstate New York. Ticket discount available for Slow Food USA members.

Tue Dec 4, 7 and 9pm screenings, Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, $6–$10.

And For Today:

TCC Holiday Party

Join the Transportation Choices Coalition to celebrate the end to a sucessful year and look ahead to the new projects they anticipate in 2013.

Mon Dec 3, 5–7pm, FareStart, 2004, Westlake Ave, free.

Net Impact and WNSF Holiday Party

Join Seattle's big sustainable business leaders for a holiday party and glassblowing gala. Light food and booze are included in your ticket price, and all proceeds from glassybaby purchases will benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Mon Dec 3, 6pm, glassybaby: Madrona, 3406 E Union St, $10–$15.

Marriage Equality Explained

The Pride Foundation presents an informative discussion of our state's recent legalization of gay marriage. A panel of local lawyers explains federal and state laws impacting the expression of full marriage equality, including taxes, insurance, Social Security benefits, and parental rights. Free, but reservations required at

Mon Dec 3, 6–9pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, free. 

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