Screening of Prison Blues
Conversion, in this case spiritual, is a common narrative for those in prison. Some may find it surprising that most inmates who take a religious path in prison are not born again Christians, though. In fact, 80 percent of inmates who "find faith" find it through Islam.
Prison Blues is a documentary that explores life inside the United States correctional system through the experience of a Muslim inmate. The film is followed by a panel discussion featuring the focus of the documentary, Rafi Peterson.
Screening of Prison Blues, Fri, Dec 5, 6:30pm, Erickson Theater Off Broadway, 1524 Harvard Ave, $10F
Affordable Care Act Enrollment Help
Sure, there are more exciting reasons to get out of bed Saturday morning than to learn how to enroll in a federal health insurance plan. But when your insurance-less self gets rolled into the ER after that bike spill off Denny, they aren't going to accept "I didn't understand how to use 'healthcare.gov'" as a copay.
Seattle public health experts are standing by this Saturday at Central Library to help guide you through the enrollment process and ensure you find the policy that is right for you and your family. Bring your own laptop or tablet, fully charged. Drop in assistance, with no laptop required, is also available.
Affordable Care Act Enrollment Help, Sat, Dec 6, 11am–3pm, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue, Free
Annual Holiday Concert
An all-volunteer ensemble, led by music director Christophe Chagnard, runs the gamut of holiday classics. No deep dracks here. Think "Frosty the Snowman," and "Sleigh Ride." The concert is all about family-friendly sing-along fun. And because you are a heteronormative unit with two healthy children who love spending time with their parents on weekend nights, this is right up your alley.
Really though, what a totally pleasant way to ring in the season. Go home afterward, bundle up, and drink some eggnog. There is no room for cynicism with eggnog.
Annual Holiday Concert, Sun, Dec 7, 1:15pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue, $18
Penny U: Imagining Tomorrow's Work
The final installment of the Penny University series covers the changing nature of work in our economy. While these sort of debates often feature truisms like, "We used to make things in this country," this cross-disciplinary conversation will dive a little bit deeper into economic inequality and an American population in the midst of demographic shifts.
Penny U: Imagining Tomorrow's Work, Mon, Dec 8, 5:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5