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Not Originally Intended for Public Consumption

By Erica C. Barnett December 3, 2009


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Our regular PubliCalendar curator, Chris Kissel, is busy studying for his microeconomics test, so I'm filling in.

Tons of stuff going on tonight:

1. The Washington Bus (a local group that tries to engage young people in politics, and also throws awesome parties) is holding its annual Festibus party tonight at 6. In exchange for "hijinks, hilarity, and humor from elected officials, interns, and very likely you," they're asking folks to bring canned food to benefit the University District Food Bank and the Rainier Valley Food Bank, which was recently robbed of about $1,500 to $2,000 worth of food.

Tonight at the Washington Bus office, 1100 East Union, Unit 1E, 6-8 pm.

2. Also at 6 (and, conveniently, right up the street from the Bus event), beloved Capitol Hill institution Bailey/Coy Books, which closed earlier this month, will hold a "wake," party and auction to benefit the store, which anchored its end of Broadway for 26 years. (They have a hefty stack of bills to pay off).

It's $40, but worth the money, with food and champagne provided by Capitol Hill restaurants including Poppy, Table 219, and High Five Pies. Entertainment by Fuschia Foxxx and Dina Martina.

Oh, and there will also be a live auction, featuring a pair of boxers signed by David Sedaris, a poster signed by Annie Liebowitz, and lunch dates with state Sen. Ed Murray, City Council member Sally Clark, and ... um ... me and Josh.

Tickets are available here.

Tonight at Bailey/Coy, 414 Broadway Ave. E., 6-9:30 pm.

3. The Central Cinema is hosting three screenings of the Found Footage Festival, a traveling showcase of films not originally intended for public consumption, including infomercials, workout videos, big hair and embarrassing home videos.

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Basically, it sounds like a hybrid of Found magazine and watching random Youtube clips, with a dash of Salon of Shame thrown in.

Tonight at Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave., 7, 9, and 11 pm.

4. It's also First Thursday! Complete list of galleries and shows here, but the one I'm definitely hitting  is the 30X30 Forgotten Works Challenge, featuring 50 artists, each of whom created 30 works of art in 30 days. All will be for sale for $40 each.

Also at First Thursday: SAM is putting on Pecha Kucha night, with presenters from across the spectrum of the region's Native American communities. (Don't know what Pecha Kucha is? Info and details here.)

30X30: Tonight, Tashiro Kaplan Building, 115 Prefontaine Place, Lobby Gallery, 5-9 pm.

Pecha Kucha: Tonight, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave., 7-9 pm.


First Thursday: All over Pioneer Square, today, 12-8 pm.

5. Tonight, and for subsequent First Thursdays thereafter, the Newcomers Resource Project of the King County Bar Association and the Seattle Public Library will hold a free legal clinic for recent immigrants.

The series, which will feature talks by attorneys and community advocates, aims to arm recent immigrants and refugees with legal tools to fight rights violations and information about US immigration law.

Tonight, Seattle Public Library downtown branch, 1000 4th Ave., 6-7 pm
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