The city’s Parks Department and Seattle Center are holding a special joint meeting on leasing park space around the city, and there’s going to be a special presentation by Seattle Center director Robert Nellams.  This means this Dale Chihuly (pictured) museum thing, which is quickly turning into one of the city's hottest-button issues, will probably take center stage. There will also be a public comment session, where you're sure to hear from both fans and detractors of the museum. Thursday at 5:30 pm at the Seattle Center House Conference Room A (305 Harrison Street).


Multi-award winning, super-prolific, mainly mystery-writing novelist Walter Mosley reads at the Seattle Public Library tomorrow from his new book, "Known to Evil," the second in a series depicting Manhattan detective Leonid McGill, suspected of committing a crime he's investigating.  Mosley's best known for his hard-boiled historical mysteries about Easy Rawlins, a black World War II veteran who does his detecting Mosley's childhood neighborhood:  Watts.

Not only is Mosley a popular writer, he's got a fascinating personal history:  His white, Jewish mother and black father were prevented from marrying in the '50s not by law, but by bigoted licensing offices, and he went on to a career that spanned from dropping out of a PhD program in political science to working in computers at Mobil Oil to the 33-plus novels he now has to his name.

Tomorrow, 7-8:30pm, Seattle Public Library (1000 4th Ave).  Free.

Tomorrow's Full Calendar:

Twin Cities hotshot choreographer Morgan Thorson brings her show Heaven, a collaboration with slowcore band Low (who will play live) to On the Boards, Seattle's most forward-thinking performance space.  Tomorrow night at 8pm at On the Boards (100 W Roy St).  Tickets $24.

If you're staying up late, the Egyptian midnight movie series is hot right now. Tomorrow night, they're showing the 2009 Seattle International Film Festival Audience Award winner, Black Dynamite, a hilarious sendup of 1970s blaxploitation flicks.  Tomorrow at midnight at the Landmark Egyptian (805 E Pine).  Tickets $10.

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