Disturbance in the Force

July 27-Aug. 2, 2005

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Eye to Eye on the Ave An exhibit by Michael Matisse, who spent more than a year getting to know and photographing homeless youth. Harrison Street Gallery, 305 Harrison St., 206-684-7200. Free. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Through Sun., July 31.

Astrology Lecture Therapist and astrologer Kate Austin explains how charts are read, and how to “access the power of the new moon.” RSVP required to attend. Gilda’s Club, 1400 Broadway Ave., 206-709-1400. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Wed., July 27.

Film Screening Capitol Hill Neighbors for Peace and Justice host a screening of the documentary Arsenal of Hypocrisy: The Space Program and the Military Industrial Complex, with discussion to follow. St. Joseph’s Parish Hall (Mother Teresa Room), 732 18th Ave. E., 206-322-8846. Free. 7-9 p.m. Wed., July 27.

David B. Williams The author of The Street-Smart Naturalist talks about finding pockets of wilderness in the confines of the city. Bailey/Coy Books, 414 Broadway Ave. E., 206-323-8842. Free. 7 p.m. Wed., July 27.

Anne Feeney The Pittsburgh-based activist/folksinger discusses the history of the American labor movement, in which she’s been involved for 35 years. Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Pl., 206-524-7753. $10-$20 (sliding scale). 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wed., July 27.

Blood Drive Donate some hemoglobin to the Puget Sound Blood Center. 720 Olive Way, 800-398-7888. Free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thurs., July 28.

Buddy Foley Fund-raiser The local “artist, musician, designer, and pop-culture archivist” has recently been laid low by debilitating disease; this event at Consolidated Works includes music, a no-host bar, and a show of Foley’s artworks and video compositions. 500 Boren Ave., 206-381-3218. $25. 6-9 p.m. Thurs., July 28.

Library Forum Magnolia neighbors and residents of surrounding neighborhoods are invited to comment on renovation plans for the Magnolia Library. Catherine Blaine Elementary School, 2550 34th Ave. W., 206-386-4096. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Thurs., July 28.

Antique Safari Find out from licensed appraisers how much Aunt Linda’s brooch is worth at Bellevue’s answer to Antiques Roadshow. (Limit of five items.) Bellevue High School, 10416 S.E. Wolverine Way (Bellevue), 425-284-0702. $5/item. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., July 29.

Film Screening Socialist Alternative hosts a screening of Salt of the Earth, a 1953 film about a union barred from a labor federation for allegedly accepting communist sympathizers as members. (The film itself was banned in the U.S. following its release.) UW Savery Hall (Room 239), 206-293-8389. $5-$10 (suggested). 7:30 p.m. Fri., July 29.

Seafair Chess Tournament The Seattle Chess Club hosts an open tourney that’s free to watch. 17517 15th Ave. N.E., 206-417-5405. Free ($48 to play). 8 p.m. Fri., July 29. 12:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Sat., July 30. 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sun., July 31.

Seattle Weekly PickScottish Highland Games Don a kilt for this annual tribute to Scotland. Scheduled performers include Scottish troubadour Alex Beaton and Celtic rockers Tempest; Saturday night, beginning at 7 p.m., clans of all stripes unite in a joyous ceilidh (Gaelic for “party”). King County Fairgrounds, 45224 284th Ave. S.E. (Enumclaw), 206-522-2541. $12/day ($9/day seniors and children). 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat., July 30-Sun., July 31.

Seattle Weekly PickBull Moose Festival The Roosevelt neighborhood honors its namesake with a first-time fest featuring music, food, public-information booths, an appearance by Mayor Greg Nickels, and a tour of Roosevelt High School, among many other events and attractions. Visit www.bullmoosefestival.org for complete list of venues and times, or call 206-985-9520. Free. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat., July 30.

SAF Walking Tour The Seattle Architectural Foundation’s summer series continues with “Where Form and Function Elope,” a guided tour of downtown’s public artworks. Meet at Rainier Square Atrium, 1333 Fifth Ave. (Suite 300), 206-667-9184. $12 ($10 advance). 10 a.m.-noon. Sat., July 30.

Ikebana Workshop Certified ikebana instructor Megumi Schacher leads a class on the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Swanson’s Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., 206-782-2543. Free. 11 a.m. Sat., July 30.

Family Fun Workshop At the Museum of Flight’s celebration of the 1969 moon landing, participants can build a scale model of Apollo 11 or investigate the museum’s own command module. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5720. $14 ($13 seniors, $7.50 youth 5 to 17). 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Sat., July 30-Sun., July 31.

Seafair Kitefest Come with a kite or build your own at this Magnuson Park event, which includes kite-themed storytelling, music, and “professional stunt kite demonstrations.” 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., 206-374-2106. $5/family. Noon-5 p.m. Sat., July 30.

Discover Ravenna Park Visit one of Seattle’s most underrated parks for ice cream, live music, a volunteer fair, and other family-friendly activities. 5500 N.E. Ravenna Ave., 206-527-4960. Free. 1-5 p.m. Sat., July 30.

Seattle Weekly PickPanel Discussion At the Museum of Flight, Czech pilot and hydroplane racer Mira Slovak, fabled hydro maker Ed Karelsen, museum trustee Brien Wygle, and others talk about Seattle’s Golden Age of hydro racing. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5720. $14 ($13 seniors, $7.50 youth 5 to 17). 2 p.m. Sat., July 30.

GameRiot Parents may demur, but game-addicted kids should relish this Xbox-sponsored video-game expo, which includes “over 70 state-of-the-art gaming stations with the newest screen technologies,” plus hourly competitions. Qwest Stadium, 800 Occidental Ave. S., www.gameriot.com. $25. 5 p.m.-midnight. Sat., July 30.

Peter Davenport The director of the National UFO Reporting Center since 1994, he visits the Museum of the Mysteries to give believers the latest dish on sightings and UFO detection techniques. 623 Broadway Ave. E., 206-328-6499. $5 (suggested). 7-8 p.m. Sat., July 30.

Baila Por Venezuela A benefit salsa dance hosted by the Freedom Socialist Party; proceeds support two activists in their effort to attend the World Festival of Youth and Students in Caracas, Venezuela. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., 206-351-9623. $5-$50 (sliding scale). 7:30 p.m. Sat., July 30.

Seattle Weekly PickSeafair Torchlight Parade One of Seattle’s most extravagant downtown processions. This year’s theme, “Hooray for Hollywood,” promises movie-star impersonators, floats inspired by the Land of Dreams, and Darth Vader as grand marshal. From Seattle Center down Fourth Avenue to Second Avenue, then to South King Street, 206-728-0123. Free. 7:30 p.m. Sat., July 30.

Pista sa Nayon Adobo, lumpia, and other Filipino-American specialties are on the menu at this yearly festival (sponsored by Seafair), which also showcases music, dance, and crafts from the Philippines. Seward Park Amphitheatre, 206-296-4004. Free. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun., July 31.

Seattle Weekly PickArts Forum “Finding Your Audience” is the latest in the Shunpike’s “Accountability and the Arts” series. Seattle Rep marketing director Cynthia Fuhrman leads the discussion. ACT Theatre, Seventh Avenue and Union Street, 206-795-4388. Free. 7 p.m. Mon., Aug. 1.

Dan Hinkley The founder of Heronswood Nursery in Kingston keynotes the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society’s annual meeting with a talk titled “Connoisseur’s Table: Exceptional Plants.” Bellevue Club, 11200 S.E. Sixth St. (Bellevue), 425-451-3755. $25 (free for BBGS members). 7 p.m. Tues., Aug. 2.

Home and Garden Class The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s summer series continues with “Fences and Gates,” a workshop on fence design and construction taught by ecology expert Michael Broili. Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 206-783-2244. $25 ($20 PNA members). 7-9 p.m. Wed., Aug. 3.

Seattle Weekly PickBarney Frank As part of Foolproof’s American Voices series, the Massachusetts congressman, whose record includes work on gay rights and homeland security, speaks at Benaroya Hall on the state of the nation. 200 University St., 206-325-3554. $15-$75. 7:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 3.