For Today

Ignite Seattle

This event invites anyone and everyone to submit proposals for a chance to get on stage in front of a live audience and talk up something they are passionate about for five minutes. It's pretty simple. Last year, topics ranged from preparing for a robot apocalypse to wondering if bicycles could be lonely. 

The proposal submission deadline has passed but tickets are still available for audience members.

Ignite Seattle, Tues, Oct 7, 8–10:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Wednesday

One Year of ObamaCare

It's been a year since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, aka "ObamaCare," and the world didn't end.

That being said, the new legislation hasn't worked for everyone. Come listen to experts discuss to what extent ObamaCare has been a success and where it fell short of its goals.

Panelists include Washington state secretary of health John Wiesman, and health care authority director Dorothy Teeter.

One Year of ObamaCare, Wed, Oct 8, 7:30–8:45pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Thursday

Depave the Duwamish

Know of a particularly bleak parking lot that is just begging to be spruced up with a spruce? Sustainable Seattle and Urban Systems Design is working with local property owners to add a little green to our concrete jungle, and they are asking the community to get involved.

Stop by the information meeting to learn where the "Depave" model worked for Portland, and how they plan to identify and transform 10,000 square feet of asphalt in the Duwamish Valley. An RSVP is appreciated.

Depave the Duwamish, Thu, Oct 9, 6–8pm, Sourth Seattle Community College, 6737 Corson Ave S, Room C208, Free.

Advance Notice for Oct 23

Farm to Table Dinner

The UW Farm wants to share a table with you and your family. The dinner will feature produce harvested from the farm and prepared by the chefs at Chaco Canyon Cafe, who specialize in organic, environmentally conscious dining and raw menus. Everyone will be drinking local microbrews and talking about ideal food preservation. (Games and pumpkin carving will be available for the little ones and the young at heart.)

All procedes go to the UW farm, which prides itself as a center for urban farming, agricultural education and research.

Farm to Table Dinner, Thu, Oct 23, 6:30pm, NHS Hall at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, $13-$25