An Ancient Pyramid Scheme

May. 4-10, 2005

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Relocated Exhibit Wing Luke Museum's "Executive Order 9066: Fifty Years Before and Fifty Years After," an examination of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, finds a new home at the Central Library. 1000 Fourth Ave., 206-386-4636. Free. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Wed.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Through Sat., May 28.

Election Reform Meeting BlackBoxVoting.org activist Bev Harris, profiled in Seattle Weekly last year, joins attorney Paul Lehto for a discussion of electronic voting and other imperfections in the election system. Sponsored by the Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle (but intended as a nonpartisan forum). College Club, 505 Madison St., 206-283-0725. $12. 5-7:30 p.m. Wed., May 4.

Health Lecture Naturopath Patrick Bufi of the Northwest Natural Health Specialty Care Clinic addresses the complex relationship between Western and alternative medicines. (RSVP required.) Gilda's Club, 1400 Broadway Ave. E., 206-709-1400. Free. 5:45-8 p.m. Wed., May 4.

Bob Dylan Lecture In conjunction with EMP's ongoing Dylan exhibit, artistic director Bob Santelli discusses the singer-songwriter's key albums The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan and The Times They Are A Changin'. Experience Music Project, 325 Fifth Ave. N., 206-367-5483. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Wed., May 4.

Water Forum Northgate's Natural Health Center hosts a Q&A about the quality of our most common beverage. 8401 Fifth Ave. N.E. (#102), 206-523-4890. Free. 7 p.m. Wed., May 4.

Hot Spots in Our World The University of Washington–sponsored lecture series continues with "Global Food: Multinational Corporations vs. Local Control in the U.S. and Canada," presented by Branden Born of UW's Canadian Studies Center. UW campus (call 206-897-8939 for exact location and to register). $15. 7-8:30 p.m. Wed., May 4.

Meet the Mammals The biweekly lecture series at the Burke Museum concludes with "Human Heritage: The Diversity of Primates and Our Place in Nature." 17th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, 206-543-9681. Free (preregistration required). 7-8:30 p.m. Wed., May 4.

Bob Vandenbosch The University of Washington chemistry and physics professor describes the effect of El Niño on West Coast butterflies. Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., 206-364-4935. Free. 7 p.m. Wed., May 4.

Publishing PanelSeattle Times publisher Frank Blethen joins ex-Slate publisher Cyrus Krohn, small-press poetry publisher Charles Wright, and former Chicago Reader publishing director Jane Levine for a discussion of the publishing industry. Moderated by outgoing Town Hall director (and Seattle Weekly founding editor) David Brewster. Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255. $5. 7:30 p.m. Wed., May 4.

Conference: "Islam, Asia, Modernity" The University of Washington hosts a series of lectures and panels on the challenges currently facing the Islamic world. Panel topics include "Asian Islam and the Politics of Knowledge" and "The Crisis of Masculine Identities in Post-Soviet and Post-9/11 Muslim Asia." (Visit http://depts.washington.edu/asiaismo for a full schedule of events.) UW Kane Hall (various rooms), 206-543-4800. $15 (includes all events). 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Thurs., May 5-Sun., May 8.

Space Day The Museum of Flight hosts a collection of exhibits related to space exploration. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5700. $14 ($13 seniors, $7.50 youth; free admission from 5 to 9 p.m.). 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs., May 5.

David Broder The longtime Washington Post columnist joins Seattle Times publisher Frank Blethen for a conversation about partisan politics, Social Security, and the U.S. media's coverage of political issues. Sponsored by CityClub. Westin Hotel, 1900 Fifth Ave., 206-682-7395. $45 ($35 CityClub members; both fees include lunch). Noon-1:30 p.m. Thurs., May 5.

Maureen Clemmons The independent scholar, who believes wind power was involved in the construction of Egypt's pyramids, explains that theory as well as her upcoming attempt to build a full-scale pyramid in Mexico using kites. Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5700. $14 ($13 seniors, $7.50 youth). Noon and 7 p.m. Thurs., May 5.

Perry Lorenzo Seattle Opera's education director discusses the cultural context of Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffman, which the company is producing this month. Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., 206-386-4636. Free. Noon-1 p.m. Thurs., May 5.

Park Dedication Celebrate the reopening of Beacon Hill's recently renovated Benefit Park with a stroll around the central plaza or a tumble on the play equipment. 9320 38th Ave. S., 206-332-9900 ext. 13. Free. 5:05 p.m. Thurs., May 5.

Madeleine Albright The first female Secretary of State delves into her new memoir, Madam Secretary, and addresses the political concerns of the day in an onstage interview hosted by the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. 1301 Fifth Ave., 206-389-7247. $50. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thurs., May 5.

Donald Kennedy The science writer and biologist, also a former FDA commissioner, examines the tense relationship between scientific advancement and homeland security. UW Kane Hall (Room 110), 206-221-7642. Free (ticket required). 6 p.m. Thurs., May 5.

Alternative Health Fair Organized by local vegan baker and yoga teacher Jill Abraham, this event includes remarks from author Howard Lyman (Mad Cowboy: The Cattlerancher Who Won't Eat Meat) and yoga master Aadil Palkhivala. South Lake Union Park, 806 Terry Ave. N., 206-251-8818. $5 (suggested). 6:30 p.m. Thurs., May 5.

Exploring Our World The University of Washington–sponsored science lecture series continues with "AIDS Treatment in Africa: Obstacles and Opportunities," presented by UW physician and health professor Steve Gloyd. UW Kane Hall (Room 130), 206-543-0540. Free. 7-8:15 p.m. Thurs., May 5.

Invasive Species Forum They're heee-re! Find out why, and what to do, from University of Washington prof Dr. Sarah Reichard (of the Center for Urban Horticulture) and Dr. Tierney Thys, a participant in PBS's recent series Strange Days on Planet Earth. Woodland Park Zoo (Education Center), 5500 Phinney Ave. N., 206-684-4800. Free. 7-9 p.m. Thurs., May 5.

Ziauddin Sardar The Pakistani scholar, currently a visiting professor of postcolonial studies at London's City University, has authored several books on the relationship between Islam and the West. He talks about that interplay tonight to kick off "Islam, Asia, Modernity," a weekend conference at the University of Washington. UW Kane Hall (Room 220), 206-543-3920. Free. 7 p.m. Thurs., May 5.

Seth Berkley When will an AIDS vaccine be available? At Town Hall, the president of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative tackles this and other questions surrounding the search. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255. $5. 7:30 p.m. Thurs., May 5.

Carrie Dann At a forum hosted by Seattle Radical Women, the Shoshone Nation activist talks about the U.S. government's attempts to use Native American land for mining and the disposal of nuclear waste. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., 206-722-6057. Free. 7:30 p.m. Thurs., May 5.

Science Seminar Highline Community College continues its spring seminar series with "A Proposed Shift from Sexual Orientation to Relational Orientation: Presenting and Testing the Model," taught by Highline sociology professor Derek Greenfield. 2400 S. 240th St., 206-878-3710, ext. 3513. Free. 2:10-3 p.m. Fri., May 6.

Family Friday at Carkeek Park Join your children in learning about "Birds, Bays, Beaches, and Big Fish." Carkeek Environmental Education Center, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Rd., 206-684-0877. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Fri., May 6.

Acupuncture Lecture Seattle's Wu Hsing Tao School offers an overview of the Five Elements acupuncture system, based on the five primary human emotions. 2915 E. Madison St. (#304), 206-324-4097 ext. 3. $10. 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 6.

Luis Rodriguez and Michael Meade Novelist Rodriguez (Music of the Mill) and frequent collaborator Meade host a mix of storytelling, poetry, and political discussion, primarily on labor issues. Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S. Alaska St., 206-935-3665. Free (donations accepted). 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 6.

Music Lecture Series The Seattle Chamber Music Society's "Educate Your Ear" series begins with "The Inside Scoop: The Secrets Behind the Music," presented by Seattle Philharmonic music director Adam Stern. Sand Point Education Center, 6208 60th Ave. N.E., 206-283-8808. $12 ($6 students). 10-11:30 a.m. Sat., May 7.

Plant Sale Stock up on Hawaiian orchids, cactus, and other flora at the Volunteer Park Conservatory's spring bazaar. 1400 E. Galer St., 206-684-4743. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., May 7.

Work Party Help tidy up Pritchard Wetland with fellow eco-sympathizers. Pritchard Beach Park, 8400 55th Ave. S., 206-684-4075. Free. 10 a.m.-noon. Sat., May 7.

Keep Kids Safe An info expo for parents, with tips on everything from child development and literacy to health and safety. Seattle Center (Center House), 206-684-7200. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., May 7.

Family Fun Workshop A kid-friendly primer on the history of the rocket, with a chance to build your own. Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5700. $14 ($13 seniors, $7.50 youth). 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Sat., May 7-Sun., May 8.

History Lecture Author and historian Walt Crowley demonstrates the power of HistoryLink.org, "the online encyclopedia of local and state history in Washington." Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 117 S. Main St., 206-553-7220. Free. 2 p.m. Sat., May 7.

History Open House To introduce a new exhibit on Southeast Seattle, History House opens its doors to the public. City Council member David Della and former Department of Neighborhoods director Jim Diers are scheduled to speak. 790 N. 34th St., 206-675-8875. Free. 2-4 p.m. Sat., May 7.

Antiwar Concert Local music powerhouses the Capillaries, Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter, and the Mercy Killers join many other bands for a peace-themed show co-sponsored by Not in Our Name, whose anti-Bush "Statement of Conscience" petition will be read aloud at the event. Seattle Center (Mural Amphitheatre), 206-322-3813. Free. 3 p.m. Sat., May 7.

Seattle Peace Chorus Its 60 members perform Canto General: A Song of the People, a piece based on the poetry of Pablo Neruda, to celebrate the Nobel laureate's centenary. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-264-5532. $17 ($15 advance, $13 seniors/students). 7:30 p.m. Sat., May 7.

Panel Discussion Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Seattle, Rabbi Ted Falcon of Seattle's Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue, and Dr. Maxine Anderson discuss ways to alleviate anxiety and encourage compassion in a climate of violence. Sponsored by COR Northwest Family Development Center. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-325-6500. $30 ($25 COR members, $15 students). 7 p.m. Sun., May 8.

Al Franken The Saturday Night Live alum and lefty gadfly, currently the unquestioned kingpin of liberal talk radio, broadcasts his national Al Franken Show live from Town Hall. 1119 Eighth Ave., 800-838-3006. $25. 9 a.m. Mon., May 9.

Teaching Artists 101 A City of Seattle–sponsored seminar for artists hoping to become art teachers. Seattle Center (Center House Conference Rooms), 206-684-7310. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tues., May 10.

First Hill Historic House Tour See how the other half lived at a guided tour of two turn-of-the-century homes: the Stimson-Green Mansion and the Henry Dearborn House, both emblematic of First Hill's swanky past. Sponsored by Historic Seattle. Henry Dearborn House, 1117 Minor Ave., 206-622-6952. $10 ($8 Historic Seattle and Washington Trust members). 1-2:30 p.m. Tues., May 10.

"Green Building" Lecture Series Sponsored by Seattle Public Utilities and the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, the series continues with "Supergreen: Pushing the Envelope on Green Home Design." Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., 206-386-4636. Free. 6-7:30 p.m. Tues., May 10.

Joan Benoit Samuelson America's sole gold-medal winner in the Olympic women's marathon will speak on the challenges and rewards of female athleticism. UW Kane Hall (Room 110), 206-543-5401. Free. 7 p.m. Tues., May 10.

David Brumer The conservative thinker, a member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle's Israel Advocacy Committee, recounts his recent trip to Israel and talks about that country's struggle to uphold democracy in the face of terrorism. Family Pancake House (Banquet Room), 17621 Redmond Way, 425-883-0922. $3 (suggested). 7 p.m. Tues., May 10.

Cancer Care Forum The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centers sponsors a public forum on the prevalence of certain kinds of cancer in specific ethnic minorities. Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-667-5521. Free. 7 p.m. Tues., May 10.

Paul Reilly Specializing in the anti-cancer properties of certain foods, the naturopath offers nutritional advice at Empty Space Theater, then leads an "aisle-by-aisle walk" though the nearby PCC grocery store. 3509 Fremont Ave. N., 206-547-1222 ext. 106. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Tues., May 10.

Paul Simo As the director of the Global Rights Africa Program, he's battled human-rights abuse and championed stronger economic policies in Chad, Congo, and Burundi. At the Seattle Asian Art Museum, he'll provide a recap of this work and share thoughts on Central Africa's future. Sponsored by the World Affairs Council. 1400 E. Prospect St., 206-441-5910. $10 ($5 WAC members). 7 p.m. Tues., May 10.

Jack HamannBook Lust author Nancy Pearl chats with Hamann about On America Soil: How Justice Became a Casualty of World War II, in which the local journalist tells the story of an Italian POW lynched in 1944 at Seattle's Fort Lawton military base. An audience Q&A follows the conversation. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-682-1770. $3 (suggested). 7:30 p.m. Tues., May 10.

Praxis Lecture Series Tom Kundig of the Seattle architectural firm Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen speaks on the topic "Interactions." UW Architecture Hall (Room 147), 206-543-7679. Free. 6:30 p.m. Thurs., May 11.

Bob Dylan Lecture In conjunction with EMP's ongoing Dylan exhibit, artistic director Bob Santelli discusses the songwriter's mid-'60s albums Another Side of Bob Dylan and Bringing It All Back Home. Experience Music Project, 325 Fifth Ave. N., 206-367-5483. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Wed., May 11.

Hot Spots in Our World The University of Washington–sponsored lecture series concludes with "Pakistan as a Pivotal State," presented by University of Oregon international studies professor Anita Weiss. UW campus (call 206-897-8939 for exact location and to register). $15. 7-8:30 p.m. Wed., May 11.

Within the Silence: Share the Courage This multimedia program on the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II features Seattle children's author Ken Mochizuki. Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., 206-386-4636. Free. 7 p.m. Wed., May 11.

 
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