The Seattle City Council is holding a special meeting of the Transportation Committee for public comment on “the Mayor’s preferred alignment of the First Hill streetcar”—down Broadway as opposed to 12th.

The streetcar has been hotly debated this year, particularly in Morning Fizz.

Let Council Members Tom Rasmussen, Tim Burgess, Jean Godden, Nick Licata, Sally Clark, and Bruce Harrell know where you stand on the issue.

Tonight at 5:30 pm at the Seattle First Baptist Church (1111 Harvard Ave). Free and open to the public.


There are two excellent local-film events tomorrow. Take your pick: It's either the premiere screening of Nicklesville, which documents the Seattle homeless encampment of the same name, or Seat of Empire, a film about the history Seattle.

Nickelsville is the story of Seattle's roving tent city—currently set up on the empty lot on 25th and King—told from the POV of the people who live there. The encampment is currenly in danger of closing down because they have nowhere to go after their May 5 deadline.

Friday at 7 pm, University Congregational Church, 4515 16th Ave. NE, Suggested donation $12.

Seat of Empire sounds like a video game, but it's a documentary commissioned by the Mayor's Office about the history of Seattle, from its rollicking Wild West days, to its rugged backwoods Jet-City days, to its current status as a Mecca of software companies and hella-rich people. Director Shaun Smith is going to be at Scarecrow Video tomorrow for a Q&A.

Friday at 7:30 pm, at Scarecrow Video (5030 Roosevelt Way NE). Free.

Tomorrow's Full Calendar:

The Mt. St. Helens Vietnam band is a Thin Lizzy-meets-the Strokes rock band (their rock cred was recently sealed when Pitchfork totally shat on their debut album).They're playing tomorrow night at After Hours, an awesome-sounding all-ages show organized by teenagers.

Tomorrow at 7:30 pm, at the Experience Music Project (325 5th Avenue N.). Tickets are $15.

Meme king Ben Huh, chief executive of the company that invented LOLcats, is telling the story of the internet empire he founded on extreme kitsch. He also has a new book called I Has a Hotdog.

Tomorrow at 6:30 pm, at the Seattle Central Library (1000 Fourth Avenue). Free.

SIFF is screening Remember My Name (1978), "an off-kilter noir tale of a deranged woman who returns home from prison to wreak havoc on her ex-husband," and a Q&A with director Alan Rudolph.

Tomorrow at 7:30 pm, at SIFF Cinema (321 Mercer Street). Tickets are $10.
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