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Bud Krogh The former Nixon aide examines the ethical legacy of Watergate in a talk sponsored by CityClub. Call 206-682-7395 for location. $40. 7-9 p.m. Wed., Oct. 19.
Ikuro Anzai The head of Kyoto's Museum of World Peace discusses similar institutions across the globe. UW Kane Hall (Room 210), 206-543-6938. Free. 7 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 20.
"Advancing Democracy" Forum In the first of two sessions, Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council hosts Thomas Melia, head of the human-rights nonprofit Freedom House, for a discussion of democracy in a foreign-policy context. Bainbridge Commons, 370 Brien Dr. S.E. (Bainbridge Island), 206-842-7901. $10 ($5 BIAHC members). 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 20.
William Kristol and Michael Medved As part of Foolproof's American Voices series, the conservative political analyst and the right-wing film critic chat at Benaroya Hall about Tom DeLay, gas prices, and the war in Iraq. 200 University St. (Nordstrom Recital Hall), 206-325-2993. $25-$75. 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 20.
Susan Platt The cultural historian presents a slide-show lecture on radical U.S. artists in the 20th century. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., 206-722-6057. 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 20.
Disaster Preparedness Event At this disaster-prep expo (sponsored by King County's Office of Emergency Management), you can learn fire safety, how to respond to a tsunami, and what to do if Seattle becomes a terrorist target. Seattle Center (Exhibition Hall), www.preparedness-areyouready.com. Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri., Oct. 21-Sat., Oct. 22.
New Exhibit Wing Luke Asian Museum unveils its new overview of the Northwest's Sikh community, including photos, artifacts, and oral-history recordings. (The exhibit runs through mid-April 2006.) 407 Seventh Ave. S., 206-623-5124. $4 ($3 seniors/students; $2 children 5 to 12). 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Opens Fri., Oct. 21.
Urban Archaeology Day Play Indiana Jones for a day at Discovery Park, where Burke Museum staffers will explain the archaeological significance of the site and talk about in-city digging in general. 3801 W. Government Way, 206-685-3849. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22.
Alternative Fuel Vehicles Rally As pump prices edge upward, it makes sense to consider the alternatives—electric cars, bikes, and vehicles fueled by natural gas—on display at Green Lake's Small Craft Center. 5900 W. Green Lake Way N., 206-733-9434. Free. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22.
Day of Protest A rally at Westlake Plaza hosted by the October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, followed by a 2 p.m. march. Fourth Avenue and Pine Street, www.october22.org. Free. Noon. Sat., Oct. 22.
TurkFest Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food, music, and dance, plus Turkish coffee, yurts, shadow puppetry, and photographs of Istanbul by local artist Barbara Barry. Seattle Center (Center House), 305 Harrison St., www.turkfest.org. Free. Noon-6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22-Sun., Oct. 23.
Donna Shirley The former head of NASA's Mars Exploration Program dishes the latest dirt on the Red Planet; she'll be joined by jet-propulsion expert Dr. Ron Hobbs, who will outline the Martian research to date. Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5700. $14 ($13 seniors, $7.50 youth). 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22.
Globalization Panel Should the burden of environmental protection fall equally on governments and multinationals? Hear from scientists, a philosopher, and a legal expert at the University of Washington–sponsored panel "Sustainable Development: Who's Responsible?" UW Kane Hall (Room 130), 206-543-0540. $15 ($12 UW Alumni Association members, $5 students). 7-8:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 25.
Donald Critchlow The Saint Louis University history professor talks about his new biography of conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly as part of Town Hall's Center for Civic Life series. 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255. $5. 7:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 25.
Walt Reid The prominent zoologist discusses his work on the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the worldwide environmental-health survey he directed this year. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255. Free. 7:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 25.
Joseph Wilson The former U.S. ambassador's name has reached headlines twice in the past few years: first when he shed doubt on Dubya's theory that Iraq was developing WMDs, then when the White House revealed his wife's status as a CIA operative, seemingly in retaliation. These events and Wilson's 20 years as a diplomat should figure in his talk at Town Hall, sponsored by Foolproof. 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-325-2993. $35. 7:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 26.
Nina Totenberg The NPR legal-affairs correspondent may touch on both John Roberts' confirmation and Harriet Miers' nomination as she discusses "The Supreme Court and Its Impact on You" at the University of Puget Sound. UPS campus (Schneebeck Concert Hall), 1500 N. Warner St. (Tacoma),, 253-879-3419. $10 (free for UPS students/faculty). 8 p.m. Wed., Oct. 26.