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Sep 17, 2019
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Elliott Bay Book Company presents
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Marie Forleo
Everything is Figureoutable

Marie Forleo was named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation, and today she has created a socially conscious online training program and an award-winning TV show Marie TV. Marie takes Town Hall’s stage to delve into her book Everything is Figureoutable, exploring the idea that if you're having trouble solving a …

Sep 16, 2019
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Caitlin Doughty
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? And Other Questions About Death
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What would happen to an astronaut’s body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die? Can Grandma have a Viking funeral? Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. Doughty takes Town Hall’s stage, bringing us wisdom from her book Will My Cat Eat …

Sep 16, 2019
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Samantha Power with John Koenig
The Education of an Idealist

Samantha Power is widely considered the moral voice of her generation. A relentless advocate for promoting human rights, she has been heralded by President Barack Obama as one of America’s “foremost thinkers on foreign policy.” Power takes Town Hall’s stage with insight from her memoir The Education of an Idealist, tracing her career as an …

Sep 15, 2019
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June Diane Raphael and Kate Black with Mayor Jenny Durkan
The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World

There are approximately 500,000 elected offices in our nation—and June Diane Raphael and Kate Black want to help women run for them. They take Town Hall’s stage with insight from their co-authored book Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World. Raphael and Black present this energetic, interactive, and inspiring step-by-step …

Sep 14, 2019
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Ibram X. Kendi with Ijeoma Oluo
How To Be An Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi’s concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America. But even more fundamentally, his ideas point us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. In conversation with writer and speaker Ijeoma Oluo, Kendi joins us with perspectives from his book How to Be an …

Sep 14, 2019
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Town Hall Seattle and The Hydrant present
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Youth Rising in the Town
A Music Showcase

Bear witness to the TRUTH of the YOUTH at this one-of-a-kind collaborative event! Celebrate the launch of free youth tickets at Town Hall with an all-evening Forum takeover. Learn about opportunities for young artists at the Hydrant Pop-Up Lounge and celebrate the launch of “Up From The Table"—a community collaborative art installation curated by Creative …

Sep 13, 2019
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Marilynne Robinson
What Are We Doing Here?

Marilynne Robinson has plumbed the human spirit in her renowned novels, including Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Gilead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Robinson joins us at Town Hall to train her incisive mind on our modern political climate and the mysteries of …

Sep 12, 2019
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Sow Queer
Artist In Residence Showcase

Town Hall’s Artist-In-Residence HATLO is a Seattle-based queer performance maker and artistic collaborator. They invite us to join them and dozens of their fellow performance makers at this public showcase of works-in-progress. Hatlo believes that their capacity to continue working in this city is deeply entwined with the well-being, survival, innovation and imagination of Seattle’s …

Sep 11, 2019
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Town Hall Seattle and UNEA present
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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz with Nikkita Oliver
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People
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The history of America as a country goes beyond that of a land “discovered” by a few brave men in the “New World.” Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz joins us at Town Hall to reveal the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity. Dunbar-Ortiz is …

Sep 11, 2019
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Math Night: Eugenia Cheng & Amir Alexander
The Illogical and Geometric World (double header)
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Math, logic, and geometry may make our everyday life more quantifiable, but it takes a deliberate mind to apply these tools to truly comprehend the world around us. Luckily, Eugenia Cheng and Amir Alexander are making their way to Town Hall for a math night double header to teach us how to see the world …

Sep 10, 2019
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Vox: The Weeds Podcast Live
with Matt Yglesias, Jane Coaston, and David Roberts

In politics, we’re often told not to get lost in the weeds. But at Vox, they love the weeds! Vox voices and regular hosts Matthew Yglesias, Jane Coaston, and David Robert take the stage for a live recording of The Weeds podcast delving into the areas where politics becomes policy—the kind that shapes our lives. …

Sep 10, 2019
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Peter Pomerantsev
This Is Not Propaganda

Perhaps the most important global trend of the last few years has been the rise and transformation of information warfare. Researcher of media and propaganda Peter Pomerantsev asserts that in the digital age, real military engagement matters less than how it is broadcast—resulting is a constant deluge of lies, shock humor, absurdity, and fear-mongering designed …

Sep 9, 2019
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Deep End Friends Podcast
Live with Virgie Tovar

The Deep End Friends podcast is an exploration of liberation, healing, hope, joy, and wholeness. What does it mean to be free? What are people of color doing to heal themselves and the world? Hear from incredible people from all walks of life about their journeys, what they are doing to thrive and how they …

Sep 8, 2019
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Rick Steves
Guatemala, Ethiopia, Hunger, and Hope
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Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves returns to Town Hall to take us behind the scenes of his new public television special about hunger, hope, and the impact of smart development aid in the Global South. Building on his passion for “Travel as a Political Act,” Steves shares lessons learned while traveling in …

Sep 8, 2019
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Short Stories Live: Emerald City Blues
Curated by Claudia Castro Luna

Our Short Stories Live series returns! Each installment invites a guest curator to select a theme and develop a program of live readings performed by local actors. In this installment, directed by Kaytlin McIntyre, Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna has curated readings by contemporary Seattle writers reflecting on identity and uncertainty in our …

Sep 7, 2019
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Suzan-Lori Parks and the Band
A Town Hall Takeover Concert

We’re throwing open the doors of our newly renovated building for a full-day takeover by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks! Parks she treats us to an evening performance by Suzan-Lori Parks and the Band, performing music all about the now with plenty of flashbacks to the past. With a Modern Soul, Black-Country, Psychedelic-Afro-Righteous sound, they play …

Sep 7, 2019
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A Million Suggestions from Suzan-Lori Parks
A lecture and stage play world premiere

We’re throwing open the doors of our newly renovated building for a full-day takeover by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks! At 5PM Parks takes the Great Hall stage to deliver a rendition of her fast-paced and high-energy lecture “A Million Suggestions From Suzan-Lori Parks,” communicating a million humorous and useful pieces of advice for our modern …

Sep 7, 2019
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Suzan-Lori Parks "Watch Me Work"
An interactive meditation on the creative process

We’re throwing open the doors of our newly renovated building for a full-day takeover by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks! At 2PM she occupies the Forum with an installment of her meta-theatrical performance Watch Me Work—an interactive meditation on the creative process. Suzan works in real time on a writing project and invites the audience to watch, …

Sep 7, 2019
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Caspar Babypants
A Saturday Family Concert

Perennial favorite Caspar Babypants (AKA Chris Ballew of the Grammy-nominated band The Presidents of the United States of America) returns to Saturday Family Concerts! He delights us with simple acoustic catchy lyrics and good-time sing-along tunes to engage parents and kids alike. Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the release of his 16th children’s album, …

 

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