PubliCalendar: Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Today's picks for political and civic nerds.

By Katie Vincent November 21, 2012



 For Thursday:

Free Thanksgiving Dinner at The Hall at Fauntleroy

The 14th free community Thanksgiving meal is hosted by Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes owners Meg and David Haggerty and David Meckstroth. Dessert donations gladly accepted.

Thu Nov 22, 12pm–3pm, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, 9131 California Ave SW, free.

Volunteer at Nickelsville with the Vietnamese Cultural Center

For the second year in a row, the Vietnamese Cultural Center needs your help to bring flu shots, haircuts, and hot food to Nickelsville residents on Thanksgiving Day. To volunteer, simply show up.

Thu Nov 22, 11am–1pm, Nickelsville, 7116 W Marginal Way SW, free.

For Friday:

Holiday Carousel Presented by King5 Benefitting Treehouse

Proceeds from the Holiday Carousel at Westlake Center all go to Treehouse for Kids—a nonprofit supporting local foster kids. Ride any time between November 23 and January 1 to help give foster kids a better future.

Nov 23–Jan 2, times vary, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St, donation suggested.

Black Friday Sale

For the second year in a row, Second Use offers their popular Black Friday Sale—10% off all purchases—to encourage the "99 percent" to support small businesses. 

Nov 23, 9am–6pm, Second Use Building Materials, 7953 Second Ave S, cost varies per purchase.

Black Friday Strike Against Walmart

Protest Walmart's deplorable human rights record by participating in this national boycott on Black Friday.

Nov 23, all day, any Walmart location, free.

Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair

Celebrate National Native American Heritage Day (and Black Friday) with the Duwamish. The public is welcome to the local tribe's longhouse for a festive marketplace of handmade crafts, art, smoked salmon, jewelry, and more.

Nov 23–25, 10–5pm, Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SE, free.

El Centro de la Raza's Christmas Tree Sale

Buy your Christmas tree from El Centro de la Raza to support their many human services and community building programs. 

Nov 23–Dec 24, times vary, El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S, price varies.

Seattle Center: Winterfest

Whether you’re swooshing around the ice rink, watching model trains motor around the Winter Village, or enjoying a performance by the Dickens Carolers or Seattle Men’s Chorus, there’s something (free) for everyone in this month-long festival. 

Nov 23–Jan 6, times vary, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St, free.

And For Today:

Skatopia: 88 Acres of Anarchy

This documentary explores the volatile life of extremist skateboarder Brewce Martin, who has built a "sovereign nation" in Appalachia based on his own societal rules. Yet, adamant anarchist that he is, Martin still can’t seem to completely free himself from bill collectors and jail.

Thru Nov 22, 9pm, Grand Illusion Cinema, 1403 NE 50th St, $5-$8.

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