He Knows All About Bugs

By Alexandra Bush April 7, 2010


The Columbia City Cinema, a sweet indie movie theater and community gathering place in a historic building, is facing tough financial straits. Folks are having a “movie night” tonight to support the cinema, and then reconvening at Full Tilt Ice Cream, which also has beer and pinball.

Tonight at 7 pm at Columbia City Cinema (4816 Rainier Avenue). Tickets are $8. Three movies are playing tonight: Clash of the Titans (at 7), How to Train Your Dragon (at 7:10), The Bounty Hunter (at 7:15).


Given the bedbug epidemic that's been plaguing Seattle for the past three years, it seems like a good time to learn about that family of beasts we humans love to poison, crush, and generally freak out about: The insect.

Hugh Raffles is the Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the New School for Social Research, and he knows all about bugs.  So much, in fact, that he's written a book—called Insectopedia—about how they affect human society.  Turns out they control us more than you might think.  Find out how at Raffles' Town Hall lecture, part of the Seattle Science lecture series.

Tomorrow night at Town Hall (1119 8th Ave), 7:30-9pm.  Tickets $5.

Tomorrow's Full Calendar:

Countdown to the deadline for public comment on the SR 520 proposal continues:  As of tomorrow, it's one week away.  Make your voice heard at a public comment meeting tomorrow night at 5pm.  Tomorrow at City Hall Council Chambers (600 4th Ave, 2nd floor), 5pm sign in, 6:15 public comment.

Young professionals in every field know it's all about networking in a tough economic climate. Aspiring architects are encouraged to attend the WASLA and AIA happy hour series, hosted by a different firm every second Thursday--tomorrow night's is at Jones & Jones.   Tomorrow night at 5:30pm at Jones & Jones (105 S Main St, Ste 300).  Free.

Though much of the music my dad listened to was just, well, "dad music," some of it hopped the generation gap.  A brilliant lyricist with the perfect alchemy of soothe, rock, and twang in his unmistakable voice, Dire Straits front man Mark Knopfler plays the Moore Theatre in advance of his next album release on September 15.  Tomorrow night at 8pm at the Moore (1932 2nd Ave).  Tickets $63.50-$103.50.
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