For Wednesday

The Stranger's Night of Genius: Literature

The Stranger's annual "Genius Awards" honor the best and brightest Seattle artists. Culture up with Stranger literature editor Paul Constant as he hosts a reading and Q&A with this year's lit finalists: Political poet Maged Zaher and sci-fi epic author Neal Stephenson.

A Night of Genius, Wed, August 14, 5:30pm, 21+, Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave, $10

For Tuesday

The Big Green: Community Picnic and Festival

It's like Bumbershoot with Birkenstocks.

Join Sustainable Seattle and Seattle Green Drinks as they host the second annual Big Green! community picnic. The family-friendly event features games, food, and live music sponsored by more than 30 local and regional eco-minded businesses. 

Yes, that means a Sierra Nevada beer garden. (Bring Your Own Cup, of course.)

Big Green! Picnic, Tues, August 13, 5:30–9pm, Hunter Farm Gathering Place, 7744 35th Ave NE, $5 suggested donation

For Monday

Town Hall Meeting: NE 65th St. Bike Lane

The Seattle Department of Transportation Bicycle Master Plan update draft drew wide debate, particularly over the proposed protected bike lane along NE 65th St. 

Be a part of the ongoing conversation at Monday's town hall meeting, hosted by Mayor Mike McGinn. Voice your questions, comments and concerns about this complicated issue.

Bike Master Plan Town Hall, Mon, August 12, 6:45-8pm, Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. NE, free.

Concussions in Youth Sports

A recent ESPN the Magazine poll revealed 33 percent of college football players have lied about a head injury to a coach or team doctor. Often internal, signs of head injuries like concussions are easy to miss.

Join UW Medicine's Dr. Leah Concannon as she hosts August's Eastside Science Cafe. This month's discussion revolves around concussions in youth sports and "the causes, symptoms, effects, and recovery from this common sports injury that can have dramatic consequences."

Eastside Science Cafe: Concussions in Youth Sports, Tues, August 12, 7pm, the Wilde Rover Irish Pub, 111 Central Way, Kirkland, free.

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