For Today

2035 Draft EIS Open House and Public Hearing

The city's Department of Planning and Development has been working hard to build a vision for our city’s trajectory in the next 20 years. What to do with the 120,000 new peeps! On Wednesday, DPD is giving the public the chance to check out the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) which outlines four different strategies of how the city should grow in the next two decades.

While the 45-day Draft EIS comment period has been in motion since May 4, folks still have until June 18 to submit something—and you bet they’ll be taking comments and feedback tonight, so make an in-person impression!

2035 Draft EIS Open House and Public Hearing, Wed, May 27, 6pm, Seattle City Hall Bertha Knight Landes Room, 600 Fourth Ave, Free

Also for Today

SIFF Presents: 'License to Operate'

The Seahawks' very own Pete Carroll has teamed up with director James Lipetzky in License to Operate, a documentary about former rival Los Angeles gang members hoping to stop the cycle of violence. 

Set in the summer of 2013, also known to some as the “killing season,” License to Operate explores power balances, community negotiation, and the role of law enforcement as several ex-gang members work to bring peace to their city. Check out the License to Operate trailer at SIFF online. 

SIFF Presents: 'License to Operate', Wed, May 27, 3:45pm, SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N, $13

For Thursday

Human Error, Redefining Behavioral Economics

Economist Richard Thaler is here to dispel some myths about Economics 101—as well as challenge some of the field's assumptions about human behavior. He's got  ideas about the link between psychology and the forces behind economic decision making, which he explored in his book Misbehaving

You'd think the idea that humans are far from rational decision makers is pretty straightforward, but Thaler will highlight the nuances: how this plays out in everything from hitching an Uber ride to the inner workings of the NFL draft. Sounds a lot more interesting than the run-of-the-mill college-freshman microeconomics class. 

Human Error, Redefining Behavioral Economics, Thu, May 28, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

Advance Notice for June 8

Defining ‘The Moral Imperative of Revolt’

From the Arab Spring to the Occupy Movement, popular uprisings are in the air these days. Well, according to Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Chris Hedges, the time to revolt is now. On Monday evening, he’ll ask the big question: Are we, as a people, ready to spark the next rebellion?

He’ll discuss his findings on inequality, negative environmental trends, and the “sublime madness” it takes to instigate a revolution.

Defining ‘The Moral Imperative of Revolt’, Mon, Jun 8, 7:30pm. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

 

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