Today's picks for political and civic nerds.
Get Gay Married!
At 12:01am, the King County Recorder’s Office is set to welcome the homosexual hordes into the holy hall of marriage. Couples may begin queueing at 10 on Wednesday night, and the office will be open until 6:30 pm to accommodate the masses. Bring rain gear; equality means you still have to wait in line.
Marriage Licenses for Same-Sex Couples Issued at 12:01am, Thu Dec 6, 12:01am–6:30pm, King County Recorder’s Office, 500 Fourth Ave, $64.
Plant a SEED
Shouldn’t every child have access to a green classroom where they can not only learn about, but also live, sustainability? Stop by Melrose Market to learn more about the Sustainable Education Every Day (SEED) Project—and wine and dine on local beer and food truck snacks while you’re at it.
The SEED Project Launch Party and Fundraiser, Thu Dec 6, 5–8pm, Melrose Market Studios, 1532 Minor Ave, free.
Where Employees Make The Rules
Shift Change—a new documentary about successful and competitive employee-owned businesses—makes its Seattle debut, boasting a post-screening Q&A with the filmmakers and local supporters.
'Shift Change' Screening and Q&A, Thu Dec 6, 7pm, Pacific Place, 600 Pine St, $12.
The Seawall and the Sea
With funding to replace the crumbling seawall now approved, the Seattle Department of Transportation hosts an informal open house to discuss the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the seawall. Bring your comments; the 30-day public comment period is ticking away.
Seawall Draft EIS Open House, Wed Dec 5, 4–7pm, Bell Harbor Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, free.
Symphony of the Soil
Seattle Tilth's volunteers host a screening of Symphony of the Soil, a 2012 documentary film project extoling the miracles of topsoil and its microbial all-stars.
'Symphony of the Soil' Screening, Wed Dec 5, 7pm, Olympic Hall Theater, South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave SW, free.
And For Today:
From Dust to Money
Harvest the Wind—Philip Warburg's latest book—examines how the residents of the former Dust Bowl have harnessed the brutal prairie winds and transformed them into green energy, money for farmers, and jobs.
Philip Warburg: Harvest the Wind, Tue Dec 4, 7:30–9pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.
Foraging for Love
Northwest Film Forum's showing marks the Seattle premiere of this indie movie showcasing the rocky relationship of a mushroom foraging couple in upstate New York. Ticket discount available for Slow Food USA members.
Now, Forager, Dec 4–6, 7 & 9pm screenings, Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, $6–$10.
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