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Events in this Neighborhood

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Town Hall Seattle and Second Inversion present
A Cello Conspiracy Encore Broadcast
Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 7:30PM
The Internet
Broadcast on Second Inversion

In December, Town Music’s artistic director Joshua Roman presented our Town Music series with A Cello Conspiracy, a hand-picked arrangement of talented musicians—and joined the group himself for a special performance alongside this exquisite quartet. We were thrilled to present this inspiring event to a full house of chamber music fans from across Seattle. Now …

The Black Student Union of Seattle Central College and Town Hall Seattle present
Kimberly Foster
Don't Wait to Create Change
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7:00PM
Erickson Theatre
1524 Harvard Ave
Seattle, WA 98102
Free

FREE. No registration required. When is too early to start creating change? Kimberly Foster, named a 2016 Forbes' "30 Under 30”, began For Harriet while still an undergraduate studying African American Studies at Harvard. Today, this groundbreaking digital community for Black women reaches over 2 million visitors a month and is a leading voice for Black …

Town Hall Seattle and Fred Wildlife Refuge present
Dapper AF
Queers in Conversation about Style and Identity
Friday, February 23, 2018, 7:30PM
Fred Wildlife Refuge
128 Belmont Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
Doors at 6:30PM
$5

This event is sold out. There will be a standby line at the door and the event will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Tickets are still available for the HER Seattle after party. Read more about the event here. If the future is fluid, do lesbians still need to get coming out haircuts? Does the color of …

Real Change and Town Hall Seattle Present
12th Annual Urban Poverty Forum
A Panel on Police Interactions in Communities of Color
Sunday, February 25, 2018, 1:00PM
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
Doors at 12:30PM
Free

The Urban Poverty Forum is an annual educational event that brings speakers together around a common theme: to open a dialogue about the systemic issues surrounding urban poverty. Unite with a diverse and caring community including faith-based organizations, non-profits, and concerned citizens in addressing problems faced by the poorest among us. Join community leaders in …

Ignite Seattle
Enlighten us, but make it quick!
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 8:00PM
SIFF Cinema - Egyptian Theatre
805 E Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98122
Doors at 7:30PM
($5 – $10)

Ignite Seattle is an evening of fast-paced talks on a wide range of interesting, inspiring, and challenging topics. After several wildly successful seasons at Town Hall, the popular series returns with its simple premise: Enlighten us, but make it quick. Presenters are asked: If you had five minutes on stage, what would you say? What if …

Talk of the Town 2018
Celebrate Town Hall with fine food and conversation
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 6:00PM
Various Locations
Dinners take place in homes across the city.
$350

Join us for a citywide night of conversation and fine dining at Town Hall's 14th Annual Benefit: Talk of the Town. We've curated dream dinner parties in signature spaces across Seattle with  our city's foremost chefs, thought and cultural leaders—and you. Come together with your fellow diners for an unforgettable night as you support Town …

Robert Reich
The Common Good
Monday, March 5, 2018, 7:30PM
Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Ave
Seattle, WA 98102
Doors at 6:30PM
$5

This event has sold out. There will be a standby line at the door. Read more about standby here. Travel, parking, and ADA info. Societies and nations undergo virtuous cycles that reinforce and build the common good, as well as vicious cycles that undermine it. In his new book The Common Good, acclaimed author Robert Reich contends …

Town Music: Roomful of Teeth
Friday, March 9, 2018, 7:30PM
Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Ave
Seattle, WA 98102
Doors at 7PM
($15 – $20)

Combine yodeling, Broadway belting, Inuit throat singing, Georgian, Persian, Hindustani music, Korean P’ansori and Death Metal, and you’ve approached describing the human vocal project known as Roomful of Teeth. Ever since their first album earned accolades from NPR, Pitchfork and others—not to mention a Grammy—this charming, idiosyncratic ensemble has been challenging our conventionally held ideas …

Town Hall Seattle, Seattle University, and The Seattle Times present
#EducationSoWhite 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:30PM
Pigott Auditorium at Seattle University
SU Campus Walk (at Marion)
Seattle, WA 98122
Doors at 6:30PM
$5

#EducationSoWhite 2018 will be an exciting encore to last year's popular and provocative program! This year’s panel of dynamic education leaders will examine the impact of the culture gaps in our schools separating students and teachers. Topics that will be fueling this event include: the fact that 90% of teachers in Washington State are white …

Town Hall Seattle and 206 Zulu present
Lamont 'U-God' Hawkins with Dr. Daudi Abe
Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7:30PM
Washington Hall
153 14th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Doors at 6:30PM
$5

Many music fans consider the Wu-Tang Clan to be hip-hop royalty. But remarkably, none of the founding members have told their story. Town Hall is excited to partner with 206 Zulu to present Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang, a history of this seminal hip-hop group by Lamont "U-God" Hawkins, one of the group’s founding …

MIT Enterprise Institute, Town Hall Seattle, and Seattle University present
A.I. and Automation in the Workforce of Tomorrow
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 5:30PM
Pigott Auditorium at Seattle University
SU Campus Walk (at Marion)
Seattle, WA 98122
Doors at 5:30pm
$10

Machines and equipment are already making inroads into the labor market. These changes have been brought on by the drive for companies to be more efficient. Undoubtedly, these forces will continue and will reshape the frontier to determine what is possible for automated machines to manage in the workforce of the 21st century. Join this …

Town Hall Seattle and Seattle Department of Neighborhoods present
In Residence—Evolving Masculinity: A #MeToo Era Conversation and Workshop
with Galen Erickson and Jordan Giarratano
Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:00PM
The Summit on Pike
420 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98102
Doors at 6:00PM
Free

The #MeToo movement is illuminating many ways in which men cause harm, consciously or otherwise, by not having a clear understanding and respect of boundaries and consent. Since the rise of #MeToo, many have grown to connect the phrase “be a man” with emotional repression and disconnection—and view the traditional culture and expressions of masculinity …

Town Hall Seattle, BECU, and Seattle University present
King-Snohomish County Regional Spelling Bee
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1:00PM
Campion Ballroom at Seattle University
914 E. Jefferson St
seattle, WA 98122
Doors at 12:15PM

FREE. No registration required. Want to watch 90 middle-schoolers knock out words like zwieback, alluvium, thalweg, and peccadillo? So do we! The regional spelling bee brings together students from schools across King and Snohomish Counties who have already proven themselves to be fantastic spellers. This year’s bee will be moderated by Seattle Radio Theatre founder and …

Town Hall Seattle and Seattle University present
Kory Stamper
The Secret Life of Dictionaries
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 6:00PM
Campion Ballroom at Seattle University
914 E. Jefferson St
seattle, WA 98122
Doors at 5:30pm
$5

Do you have strong feelings about the word “irregardless”? Have you ever tried to define the word “is”? Many of us take dictionaries for granted, and few may realize that the process of writing dictionaries is, in fact, as lively and dynamic as language itself. Kory Stamper takes our stage to crack open the complex, …

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