PubliCalendar: Weekend Edition

By Erica C. Barnett May 21, 2010

Today's calendar:

The Bike-to-Work Day Afterparty will shut the streets down this evening in Ballard.

Today, 22nd St NW between Market St. and Ballard Ave., next to Bergen Place Park. Free.

Kathleen Flinn, author of The Sharper the Knife the Less You Cry, will host a panel discussion featuring Lorna Yee and Ali Basye, authors of The Newlywed Kitchen, Tara Austen Weaver, author of The Butcher and the Vegetarian, Amy Pennington, author of Urban Pantry, and Langdon Cook, author of The Fat of the Land.

Tonight, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Palace Ballroom, 2030 5th Ave. $25 includes appetizers and cocktail.

Seattle Gay Prom, featuring DJs Andy J. and L.A. Kendall, is tonight.

Tonight, 9:00 pm to 3:00 am, Pravda Events, 1406 10th Ave. $35.

Saturday's calendar:

This year's Seattle Youth Town Hall, an annual project of the Seattle Youth Commission, will feature appearances by Mayor Mike McGinn and city council members.

Tomorrow, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, The Vera Project, 305 Harrison Street. Free.

Volunteer counting bicyclists at 7 different trail locations around the Puget Sound this Saturday and win hours toward free participation in this year's Seattle-to-Portland ride.

Tomorrow, three-hour shifts between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm, various locations. See event page for details and to sign up.

King County Council member Larry Phillips will hold his annual salmon bake and elected official gawk-fest in Discovery Park, featuring US Rep. Jay Inslee, state Rep. Jamie Pedersen (D-43), the Yes on I-1098 campaign, and more.

Tomorrow, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, 3801 W. Government Way. Free, although you'll have to smile your way past the contribution table.

Seattle Works Day is a citywide afternoon of volunteerism in parks, P-Patches, community centers, and other locations around the city, followed by a party at Seattle Center.

Tomorrow, 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm, locations around Seattle. See event page for details and to sign up.

Sunday's calendar:

The Pacific Northwest Leisure Hiking Meetup Group hosts a free workshop on the 10 essentials for hikers this Sunday.

Sunday. Contact for time and location.
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