For Today

An Evening with Red

Kate Mulgrew is currently best known for her role as the sharp-tongued Red in Orange Is the New Black, which is returning for a long-anticipated third season in June. She's in Seattle reading from her memoir Born with Teeth, which is already being hyped by NPR and the Los Angeles Times.

Expect Mulgrew to share personal stories about her rise to fame and detail the adversity she faced along the way. Tickets to Tuesday's event will include a copy. 

An Evening with Kate Mulgrew, Tue, Apr 21, 7pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $36


For Today (Extra Cal)

The Changing Fate of Marijuana

Legalized pot has given Seattle a lot to be thankful for (including the advent of stoner-food food trucks, like My Sweet Lil Cakes), but weed experts like Christian Hageseth urge us to consider the changing politics that come with it. He'll speak with Bruce Barcott and Dominic Corva at Town Hall.

Learn about the differences between recreational and medical marijuana as industries, as well as the political, social, and cultural divides that have been developing since legalization (think back to the recent pesticides protest in front of Ike's, or backlash from religious institutions like Mount Calvary Christian Center.) 

Many people have strong onpinions on legal weed—seize the opportunity to voice or inform your own opinion at this post-4/20 exclusive. 

The Changing Fate of Marijuana, Tue, Apr 21, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Wednesday

Earth Day Climate Action Festival

There's a lot going on in Seattle on Earth Day, but you might want to check out the Climate Action Festival in particular. Hosted at Seattle Central College, speakers include Earth Day founder Denis Hayes, Duwamish Tribe chair Cecile Hansen, Seattle mayor Ed Murray, Climate Solutions’ KC Golden, and master satirists the Yes Men

Could the lineup get more impressive than that? Yes it can, thanks to appearances by MC and author Gabriel Teodros, eco-fem folk rock duo Animals of Grace, and over 25 regional climate change organizations. 

Earth Day Climate Action Festival, Wed, Apr 22, 10am, Seattle Central College, 1701 Broadway, Free

Advance Notice for April 30

GoGreen Seattle 2015

Individual awareness about climate change is one thing—but what about businesses and government? If anything, it's just as important for our regional economy to be conscious, and GoGreen Seattle aims to promote just that, by empowering business decision-makers with sustainability strategies. It's the system, man. 

Featuring a variety of participants, from policymakers like Mayor Murray to Puget Sound Bike Share's Holly Houser, this year's conference will allow attendees to collaborate integrating eco-consciousness into local decision-making. 

GoGreen Seattle 2015 Conference, Thu, Apr 30, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Pl, $195

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