Today’s picks for civic nerds.    

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For Wednesday:

Tales of the Digerati: The Politics of Social Media

Learn about how candidates use social media for political success at this panel discussion featuring Washington State Democrats digital media director Misty Shock Rule, SEIU 775 communications specialist Binah Palmer, and Washington United for Marriage social media director Sylvia C. Rolle. 

Tales of the Digerati, 12pm-1:30pm, Metropolitan Democratic Club, 600 Stewart St. Suite 205, free. 

For Tuesday:


The Washington State Recycling Association hosts this month's Greendrinks at the Burke Museum. Come nerd out over environmental and sustainability issues and check out the Burke's new exhibit,  Plastics Unwrapped.

April Greendrinks, Tue Apr 9, 5:30–9pm, Burke Museum, 17th Ave NE & NE 45th St, University District, $5 recommended donation.

Soccer Success  

In Kibera, one of Africa’s largest slums, activists are working to promote social change through soccer. This documentary shows how sports can be used as a tool against violence among at-risk adolescents from different religious and ethnic backgrounds, even in the midst of extreme poverty and political upheaval.

Without a Fight, Tue Apr 9, 7–9pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5–$10.

And for Today:

aParty for aPodments

Learn more about micro-housing, or aPodments—the small, affordable apartments that have been opposed by some neighborhood activists who argue that they threaten the character of nearby single-family neighborhoods—and find out what you can do to keep this affordable housing option available in Seattle.

 aParty for aPodments, 5pm, Still Liquor, 1524 Minor Ave, free.

Phytoplankton Features

We’re taught that trees produce oxygen, but did you know that phytoplankton do as well? Learn all about the tiny organisms and their eating habits from Sara Bender, a PhD candidate in the UW’s School of Oceanography.

Exploring the Appetites of Marine Microbes, Mon Apr 8, 6–7:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.

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