Today’s picks for civic nerds.     

For Thursday:

Roads Reassessed

The city is planning to build a 2.1-mile neighborhood greenway—a residential street where signs, wide sidewalks, slower speed limits, and pavement markings encourage walking and biking—along NW 58th St. in Ballard. Find out more about the final design from Seattle Department of Transportation representatives. 

Ballard Greenways SDOT Open House, Wed Apr 11, 6–7:30, Ballard High Lunchroom, 1418 NW 65th St, free.

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, noon-1:30pm, Metropolitan Democratic Club, 600 Stewart St. Ste 205, free. 

And for Today:


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.

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