Courtesy of Seattle Opera

For Thursday

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

Do you really want to support Seattle Opera but feel like a total layman? Come listen to an accessible and engaging lecture on Seattle Opera's newest production of Tosca at Seattle Central Library. 

Tosca's big league melodrama and epic arias make it entertaining and enriching spectacle for newbies to the opera. Take it a step further and impress your friends and/or significant other by dropping some knowledge at the bar afterward.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture, Thu, Jan 8, 12pm, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, Free

For Friday

Transit Talks

Transportation Choices, the non-profit transit advocacy group, this week launches Transit Talks: a quarterly lunchtime forum in which policy makers and industry savants unpack the relevant transit issues of the day.

If Friday's panelists are any indication, these Transit Talks are going to include a who's-who of policy experts: Amy Scarton, WSDOT assistant secretary, Community and Economic Development; transportation committee member state Sen. Marko Liias (D-21, Edmonds), and Rep. Jessyn Farrell (D-46, N. Seattle), vice chair of the House Transportation Committee.

Transit Talks, Fri, Jan 9, 12pm, Parsons Brinckerhoff Office, 999 Third Ave, Suite 3200, Free

Advance Notice for Jan 14

The Future of Global Energy Trade

Energy expert Marin Katusa says America's role as leading global energy authority is beginning to slip. As the second largest oil exporter in the world, Russia has come to challenge the United States in terms of power over the oil sector. 

In his book The Colder War, Katusa suggests this shift in power is not likely to change, and forecasts possibilities of a Russia-dependent EU and America.  

The Future of Global Energy Trade, Wed, Jan 14, 7:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

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