For Friday

Meaningful Movies: Nothing Like Chocolate

Nothing Like Chocolate tells the story of Mott Green, founder of Grenada Chocolate Company, who strove to sell a product that was made responsibly, from harvesting to packaging. This meant working with local cooperative producers in Grenada, using only organic materials, and manufacturing the chocolate in his solar-powered factory.

The story is made bittersweet since Green died suddenly in his factory in 2013. The documentary is narrated by Susan Sarandon. It's the season finale of Meaningful Movies, so don't miss out on this one.

Meaningful Movies: "Nothing Like Chocolate," Fri, Dec 19, 7pm, Garden House, 3226 15th Ave S, Free

For Saturday

Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music 

The Duke's Sacred Music marked a sort of swan song for the aging musician, whose late-career collection of big band, jazz, and gospel was inspired by the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.

For its 25th year, Earshot Jazz honors the man and the music with this concert special, featuring the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, special guest vocalists, and the Northwest Chamber Chorus.

Duke Ellington’s "Sacred Music"Sat, Dec 20, 7:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $14–$36,

For Sunday

Washington Student Science Association Innovation Conference

For its second annual conference, the WSSA brings together local researchers and professors to discuss their work with a new generation of thinkers. Speakers range in a variety of disciplines, including aeronautics, medicine, environmental engineering, and systems biology.

Register for free and take advantage of this learning and networking opportunity, and also partake in the five o'clock melding of minds: a sort of psychic crowd sourcing session to solve the whole Bertha drill problem. (Just kidding about that last one).

WSSA Innovation Conference, Sun, Dec 21, 3pm, Hyatt House Seattle/Redmond,  15785 Bear Creek Parkway, Free

For Monday

Columbia City Bakery Bike Run

Things are starting to slow down leading into the holiday week, but that doesn't mean you have to. The Cascade Bicycle Club continues to lead regular bike runs throughout the city, with a particularly delicious route planned for today.

Thirty four miles. Start off in Bellevue, head toward Renton with a quick detour to Columbia City Bakery for a pastry recharge.

Columbia City Bakery Bike Run, Mon, Dec 22, 11am, Newport Hills Park & Ride, 5115 113th Place SE, Free

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