Money Talks Too Much

Nov. 24-30, 2004

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Bilingual Immigration Law Clinic Learn your rights at a free half-hour consultation with an attorney (interpreter provided). YWCA, 2024 Third Ave., 206-267-7027. Free. 5:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 24.

Peace Vigil Join Ballard residents and others in an antiwar protest. Northwest Market Street and 22nd Avenue Northwest, ballard@snowcoalition.org. Free. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 24.

Thanksgiving Interfaith Service Whether you're Deist or Taoist, Zen or Zoroastrian, this celebration at Seattle First Baptist Church includes something for you. Also, there will be homemade cookies. 1111 Harvard Ave., 206-282-4609. Free. 7-9 p.m. Wed., Nov. 24.

Green Party Meeting A general membership meeting for local Greens. University Heights Center, N.E. 50th St. and University Way N.E., 206-524-3377. Free. 7:15 p.m. Wed., Nov. 24.

Dharma Social Club Sakya Monastery hosts this philosophical discussion group, which addresses love, anger, compassion, and other key issues from a Buddhist perspective (though all faiths are welcome). 108 N.W. 83rd St., 206-789-2573. Free. 7:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 24.

March and Rally Against the War The local chapter of Not In Our Name and other pro-peace organizations are co-sponsoring this march in protest of the war in Iraq. Westlake Plaza, Fourth Avenue and Pine Street, 206-322-3813. Free. 1 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 25.

Cascade Rail Fest Model trains and "railroad art" await you at this family-friendly expo. Seattle Center (Northwest Rooms), www.milwelectric.org/railfest. $8 ($4 children under 12). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Nov. 26-Sun., Nov. 28.

Piper's Creek Salmon Celebration Carkeek Park's own "salmon stewards" guide visitors through a brief ecological history of the Northwest's signature fish. (Actual salmon are expected to appear at this event.) 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Rd., 206-684-0877. Free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fri., Nov. 26.

Winter Worldfest Seattle Center and the Ethnic Heritage Council sponsor three days of folk dance and music, including performances by Kabuki Academy, the Comerford School of Irish Dance, La Pena Flamenca, and Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble, plus many other groups. Seattle Center House, 206-443-1410. Free. 1-8 p.m. Fri., Nov. 26. 1-6 p.m. Sat., Nov. 27-Sun., Nov. 28.

Critical Mass Seattle joins San Francisco and other eco-conscious cities in this celebration of cycling as an alternative to motorized transportation. Bikers are invited to meet at Westlake Plaza and ride, en masse, through the streets of downtown. Fourth Avenue and Pine Street, www.seattlecriticalmass.org. Free. 5:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 26.

Film Screening Northwest Film Forum hosts the local premiere of The Take, a documentary about Argentina's recent political turmoil co-directed by activist author Naomi Klein and Canadian television producer Avi Lewis. Lewis will introduce tonight's screening. 1515 12th Ave., 206-329-2629. $7.50 ($5.50 children/seniors). 7:15 p.m. Fri., Nov. 26.

Supersonic Transport Workshop Kids and their parents are encouraged to visit the Museum of Flight and learn firsthand what makes the Concorde jet, new to the museum's collection, a unique aircraft. Each session affords participants the chance to make their very own Concorde model. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5720. $12 ($11 seniors, $7.50 youth). Sessions at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 27-Sun., Nov. 28.

Jacqui Brown Miller The assistant attorney general for Washington state examines the concept of the company as human being in a talk titled "If Corporations Are People and Money Is Speech, Is Democracy a Myth?" University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th Ave. N.E., 206-522-9384. Free. 9:30 a.m. Sun., Nov. 28.

Israel/Palestine Forum Yael Berda, an Israeli human-rights attorney, joins activist Aaron Kuller in a discussion of the Palestinian occupation and America's potential role in brokering peace in the region. University Friends Meeting, 4001 Ninth Ave. N.E., 206-285-2154. Free (donations accepted). 7 p.m. Mon., Nov. 29.

Living History Series Jeanne Eder portrays Lewis and Clark guide Sacagawea in an improvisational, interactive performance intended to simultaneously educate and entertain. Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., 206-733-9089. Free. 7 p.m. Mon., Nov. 29.

Tibetan Alphabet and Pronunciation Scholar and poet Lee Harris teaches the 1,400-year-old Tibetan language to beginners at this weekly class. Sakya Monastery, 108 N.W. 83rd St., 206-789-2573. $50 ($25 students/seniors) for entire course. 7 p.m. Mon., Nov. 29 (and every Monday through Dec. 13).

Blood Drive Donate platelets and other blood components to those in need. Sponsored by Puget Sound Blood Center; visit www.psbc.org for many other times and places to donate. Two Union Square (55th floor), 600 Union St., 800-398-7888. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues., Nov. 30.

WTO Protest On the fifth anniversary of the 1999 anti-WTO demonstrations in Seattle, the so-called N30 Committee aims to "turn Westlake Plaza into Fallujah, through theater" (though, obviously, no actual violence is planned). Westlake Plaza, Fourth Avenue and Pike Street, 206-723-6511. Free. 3-6 p.m. Tues., Nov. 30.

Buddhism and the Scientific Method Eastern spirituality and Western science converge in a talk by University of Washington biomedicine professor (and practicing Buddhist) Edward Clark. Sakya Monastery, 108 N.W. 83rd St., 206-789-2573. $12 ($6 students/seniors). 7 p.m. Tues., Nov. 30.

Travel Lecture Pompeii, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast—all highlights of Southern Italy, the delectable region to which tonight's talk, by travel guide Matthew Brumley, is devoted. Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., 206-634-3453. Free. 7 p.m. Tues., Nov. 30.

AIDS Research Fund-raiser W Seattle hosts a cocktails-and-appetizers gala to raise money for Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, a leading supporter of AIDS research and education. On display at the event: local sculptor Steven Jensen's new artwork "Flight," dedicated to AIDS victims worldwide. 1112 Fourth Ave., 206-264-6000. $20 (suggested donation). 6-8 p.m. Wed., Dec. 1.

Oliver Sacks The neurologist-turned-author transformed case studies into memorable character studies in Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. His recent memoir Uncle Tungsten, on the other hand, reveals the origins of his interest in science. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., 206-621-2230. $20-$25 ($10 students/under 25). 7:30 p.m. Wed., Dec. 1.

 
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