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For Sunday:

Soupless in Seattle

Hit up this fundraiser (with proceeds benefitting the Ballard Food Bank) for some delicious soup. Leave with a full belly and a beautifully decorated bowl from Seattle Empty Bowls.  

Seattle Empty Bowls Fundraiser, Sun March 24, 4–7pm, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th St, Seattle, $15 suggested donation.

Jazzed-Up Poetry

Poets and award-winning jazz/blues vocalist Elnah Jordaan come together to celebrate the work of African-American women.

Poetry + Motion: Woman's Work, Sun March 24, 6:30–8:30, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, Seattle, $12–$20.

Kidical Mass

Two literary events are happening in Wallingford this Sunday. First, Spokespeople will lead a Kidical Mass bicycle ride to several local Little Free Libraries; then, they”ll head to Seattle Public Library’s "Sundays are Special” celebration at the Wallingford Branch of the library.

Kidical Mass ride, Sun March 24, 1pm, 1501 N 45th St., free.

Sundays are Special Celebration, 2pm, Seattle Public Library, Wallingford Branch,  1501 N 45th St., free.

For Saturday:

Connect and Conquer


Social Venture Partners, a group of volunteers, community leaders, and philanthropists, will host a short speakers' program followed by a chance to mingle with representatives from Bangalore and Beijing to to "explore how hundreds of people and dozens of nonprofits working side by side can reach new heights together."

SVP's 15th Anniversary Flight, Sat March 23, 6:30–9:30pm, Museum of History and Industry, 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, 98109, free.

And for Today:

Reflections of War  


On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the United States' invasion of Baghdad, this documentary focuses on how Iraqis are faring, what they are saying, and the fate of Iraqis who fled to Syria but have since returned.

Iraq: The War We Left Behind, Fri March 22, 7–9:30pm, Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Pl N, Seattle, free.

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