PubliCalendar: Music in Schools and Ladies on Bikes

By Erica C. Barnett August 28, 2012

Film and Music Office Happy Hour

The city's film and music office sponsors an informal monthly happy hour for folks involved or interested in the film, music, and interactive industries to meet up, network, and share ideas. This month's guest speakers, Seattle Public Schools planning project manager Audrey Querns and SPS visual and performing arts manager Carri Campbell, will talk about the school district's plans to increase music education in public schools.

Film and Music Office Happy Hour, August 29, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm, Spitfire, 2219 4th Ave. Free. 

Critical Lass

This one's for the ladies: Take part in a women-only bike ride along the 58th St. Greenway in Ballard to an outdoor showing of "How to Train Your Dragon." Sponsored by the Hope Heart Institute and Cascade Bicycle Club.

Critical Lass, August 29, 6:00 pm, Saint Alphonsus Parish School, 5816 15th Ave NW. Free. 

And don't forget today's PubliCal picks:

People’s Library Opening Day

Budget cuts have forced a one-week shutdown of all Seattle Public Libraries, so for one week, the People’s Libraryhas a monopoly on the book-lending game. Today, they’re celebrating their opening with music for the adults, storytime and crafts for the kids, and snacks for everybody.

People’s Library, Monday, August 27, 10am-8pm, through Friday, September 1, 10:00 am-8:00 pm, Douglass-Truth Library, 2300 E Yesler Way. Free.

Tomorrow’s PubliCalendar picks for political nerds:

West Seattle Town Hall with Mayor Mike McGinn

Following the pattern of a pair of West Seattle Town Halls from this past spring, Mayor Mike McGinn and staff will answer questions for about an hour and a half after some tabling by local organizations and a brief, mystery performance by a yet-unnamed youth group.

Mayor’s Town Hall, Tuesday, August 28, 5:30-8pm, Southwest Teen Life Center, 2801 SW Thistle St. Free.

Passing the Torch with the National Women’s Political Caucus

The Washington chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus is holding a fundraiser tomorrow evening to honor their outgoing legislative champions and introduce their 2012 endorsements. Washington State Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown is the keynote speaker.

Celebrate Freeway Park

Make your own paper kite, listen to live music by Anthony Mack,Industrial RevelationMichael Powers and Pasquale, and enjoy free ice cream and pretzels while they last at this celebration of downtown Seattle’s Freeway Park.

Celebrate Freeway Park, 11:00 am-3:00 pm, Tuesday, August 29, 700 Seneca St. Free. 

Passing the Torch, Tuesday, August 28, 6-8pm, Wine World Event Space, 400 NE 45th Street, Seattle, Donation levels $35, $50, and $100.

Roosevelt Bike Lane Open House

Tomorrow, the Seattle Department of Transportation is touching base with the Maple Leaf neighborhood about a proposal to add a bike lane on the east side of Roosevelt Way NE between 75th and 85th; the plan would also create more room for buses to pull out of traffic.

Roosevelt Bike Lane Open House, Tuesday, August 28, 7-8:30pm, Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave NE. Free.

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