Eleven people who aren't Jeff Bezos nor Paul Allen

For Today

South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce Awards Breakfast

South Lake Union is not just the silicon, drone-patrolled mount on top of which Jeff Bezos dictates zoning policy. The SLU Chamber of Commerce is also filled with small businesses and working professionals doing great work to build and sustain their community.

The chamber will honor such individuals at their annual awards breakfast, where awards for Excellence in Business, Volunteer of the Year, Retailer of the Year, and Non-Profit of the Year will be handed out.

South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce Awards Breakfast, Wed, Jan 21, 7:30am, SpringHill Suites
1800 Yale Ave, $45

For Thursday

The Seattle Times Presents: 2014 Pictures of the Year 

2014 was a crazy year, filled with victories big and small, controversy, and city-wide solidarity. And that was just the Seahawks Super Bowl win!

Really though, looking back at the headlines of the previous year, Seattle (and Washington state) really ran the gamut: $15 minimum wage, the Oso mudslide and Carlton Complex fire, the fall of Mark Driscoll, Bertha, Ferguson protests, the Seattle Center helicopter crash, and yes, the Super Bowl, just to name a few.

Look back on the year in photos with the Seattle Times' 2014 Pictures of the Year. Presented in conjunction with the Seattle Public Library Foundation, this event is free and open to the public.

The Seattle Times Presents: 2014 Pictures of the Year, Thursday, Jan 22, 7pm, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, Free

Advance Notice for January 28

The Evolution of Iran

Nazila Fathi's book The Lonely War, is both political and personal. An exiled Iranian journalist, Fathi provides an insider's look at the shifting economic, cultural and political environment in Iran, stemming from the 1979 revolution, through 2009's election protests, to today.

A mix of personal testimony, history, and interviews with all walks of Iranian life, The Lonely War attempts to lift the veil and enhance our understanding of a complex, shifting cultural climate.
The Evolution of Iran, Wed, Jan 28, 7:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

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