Today’s picks for civic nerds.

For Saturday: 

Talk to the Man 

Democratic Congressman Adam Smith, (D-WA, 9) representing the recently redrawn district that now stretches from Tacoma to just south of Redmond, holds a community meeting to hear public concerns about the budget, immigration, education, the economy, and more.

Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Adam Smith, Sat Feb 16, 10–11:30am, NewHolly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Ave S, Beacon Hill, free.

For Friday: 

Ode to Glaciers 

This week’s Meaningful Movies screening—Chasing Ice, in high definition—is sponsored by Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice and the Sierra Club. The film documents photographer James Balog’s journey to prove the effect of climate change on Arctic glaciers through four years of time-lapse photography. A discussion moderated by Sierra Club representatives will follow.

'Chasing Ice' Screening, Fri Feb 15, 7–9:30pm, Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Pl N, free. 

Biking and Walking Architecture Tour of the ID's Historic Buildings

Cascade Bicycle Club hosts this leisurely, 25-mile ride across mostly flat terrain from Gas Works Park to the International District, where riders will put on their walking shoes and learn more about the area's historic, mostly early-20th century buildings, and stop for lunch. 

Architecture in the International District, Fri Feb 15, 10am, Gas Works Park, free.

And for Today: 

A Valentine’s Day with Legislators


The Washington chapter of the American Institute of Architects presents its annual day of elbow rubbing with legislators, architects, and engineers while discussing issues like sustainability and job creation. Carpooling available through

Capitol Connections 2013, Thu Feb 14, 9:30am–4pm, Heritage Room at Capitol Lake, 604 Water St SW, Olympia, free.

I am Woman 

Take part in the global V-Day protest—founded in 2012 by playwright Eve Ensler—to protest violence against women and girls through performance, film clips, dancing, chocolate, and champagne. Sponsored by the Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future, Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking, and Bainbridge Graduate Institute.

Rise Up Seattle: Chocolate and Champagne, Thu Feb 14, 5:30–7:30pm, HUB Seattle, 220 Second Ave S, $15–35.


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