PubliCalendar: Meaningful Movies and the Impending Robot Takeover

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh May 1, 2015

For Today

Meaningful Movies Presents: Pride
British LGBTQ comedy-drama Pride is screening this week at Meaningful Movies. Matthew Warchus's award-winning film recounts the true story of a group of queer activists who helped families during 1984 British miners' strike. The group later formed the Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners campaign, which was unlike anything ever seen in the UK.
Catch the Pride trailer to get a sneak peek of this critically acclaimed biopic before it touches down in Seattle. 

Meaningful Movies Presents: Pride, Fri, May 1, 7pm, Wallingford Meaningful Movies, 5019 Keystone Pl N, Donation-based admission

For Today (Urgent Notice)

Last Call: Apply to the Transit Advisory Board
Seattle City Council has extended the application deadline to the Transit Advisory Board to May 1, giving folks one last chance to join a new panel that will advise elected officials and city departments on transit-related issues.

According to the city's press release, the board will recommend how to spend the $45 million that voters approved in last year's Metro measure. Other responsibilities include: advising the city on the Seattle Transit Master Plan and the Seattle streetcar system. If you're looking to get directly involved in Seattle  transportation policy, now's your chance. 

Last Call: Transit Advisory Board Application, Fri, May 1, Apply online or send applications to SDOT's Bill LaBorde at [email protected]

For Monday

A Night of LGBTQ-Friendly Film and Live Drag
Catch this STIFF Fest exclusive event featuring live drag and over-the-top films that tackle LGBTQ issues. Films on the agenda include S(h)eattle, Happy Halloween Christmas Whore, SCISSR, Walks Like A...., Goldie, and Taking It for Granted.

After the screening, audience members can participate in a Q&A session with the filmmaker—grab a ticket ahead of time for this jam-packed evening.

A Night of LGBTQ-Friendly Film and Live Drag
, Mon, May 4, 8pm, Jet City Improv, 5510 University Way NE, $12

Advance Notice for May 21

How to Stop Robots From Stealing Jobs
In China, businesses are now making up for the scarcity of workers by designing and installing robots—and according to Martin Ford, a leading expert on the "Robot Revolution," artificial intelligence is coming for us too.

If you didn't think a robot could ever replace a living, breathing person in the workplace, the development of features like emotional-processing software will probably make you think again. Ford identifies the most at-risk jobs, explains how robot workers could impact the economy on a massive scale, and outlines basic changes to education, health care, and societal infrastructure that could stop the impending robot takeover.

How to Stop Robots From Stealing Jobs
, Thurs, May 21, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

Want to see your nerdy event featured on the PubliCalendar?
Send the details to Atoosa Moinzadeh at [email protected] 

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