Moby, the DJ/mumbler and longtime vegan whose television-commercial scores shook the world 10 years ago, has edited a book about how the meat industry is destroying the planet. He reads tonight at Town Hall. Friday, from 7:30 to 9 pm, at Town Hall (1119 Eighth Avenue). Tickets are $5.

Afterward, PubliCola’s Editor Erica C. Barnett and FoodNerd Angela Garbes are interviewing Kurt Timmermeister, who shares Moby’s concerns and eats steaks at the same time (Timmermeister used to own Cafe Septieme and now raises his own livestock on Vashon Island). Tonight at 9 pm at the Town Hall bar.


Photo by &y on Flickr.

Emerald City Soul Club—the geniuses who bring you Soul Nite the second Saturday of every month at the Lo-Fi Performance Gallery (429 Eastlake Ave. E)— also bring you its little cousin, talcum, every month. Cheaper and scrappier than Soul Nite, talcum's history has been mobile and spotty, but they've found a permanent home at Chop Suey, where they'll be dusting the floor with baby powder all night.  The sweet smell of Johnson & Johnson, the sweet sound of northern soul, and the sweet sight of Seattle's hippest getting down make for an altogether delicious night.  

Tomorrow at Chop Suey (1325 E Madison) at 9pm.  $5, 21+.

This Weekend's Full Calendar:

Local act Hell's Belles are the world's premier all-female AC/DC tribute band, and they're celebrating ten years of blitzing ballrooms and shaking crowds all night long.  Tomorrow night at Neumos (925 East Pike), doors at 8pm.  Advance tickets $13.  21+.

The Seattle Public Library screens "Stopping the Traffic," the last in a three-part film series about modern human trafficking and slavery, presented with a panel discussion from local activists and humanitarians.  Sunday 2-5pm at the SPL Central Branch (1000 4th Ave).  Free.

That gem of childhood experiences, the Whirligig Festival, is going on at Seattle Center for the next two weeks, complete with supersized inflatable rides, face painting, and performances (but those with skittish children should keep an eye out for the roaming clowns).  Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm at the Seattle Centerhouse (305 Harrison St).  All-day Main Floor Pass $7.50, open to kids of all pre-teen ages.