The Birds Are the Words

Dec. 15-21, 2004

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Seattle Weekly PickLee Hartwell The 2001 Nobel Prize laureate (in the field of medicine) talks about the relationship between common yeast cells and cancer, and how the first may lead to a cure for the second. Hyatt Regency Bellevue Hotel, 900 Bellevue Way N.E., 206-283-9595. $40 (includes dinner). Reception at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6:15 p.m.; program at 7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 15.

Seattle Weekly PickRedistricting Forum The first of four public hearings on the upcoming redistricting of King County, which includes reduction of the number of districts from 13 to nine, at Bellevue City Hall. 11511 Main St., 425-452-6800. Free. 6 p.m. Wed., Dec. 15.

Bird Lecture Avian enthusiast Bob Morse talks about the birds you can find in your own backyard. Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E. (Everett), 425-316-8592. $6. 7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 15.

Working With Anger Class Learn how to contain and rechannel your rage, at Sakya Monastery. 108 N.W. 83rd St., 206-789-2573. $12. 7:30 p.m. Wed., Dec. 15.

Seattle Weekly PickFilm Screening Of tonight’s feature presentation, Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism, SW‘s Tim Appelo wrote: “Everybody who watches the Fox News Channel should first be required to watch this documentary exposé, so as to be inoculated against the infectiously neo-fascist notions hawked by America’s most obviously unfair and imbalanced ‘news’ organization.” New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., 206-722-6057. Free ($6.50 for dinner). 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 16.

Play Day at the Lusty Lady Fans of Seattle’s famed peepshow are invited to inspect the inner workings of the place; options include a dressing-room tour and the chance to do a little dancing onstage, clothing optional. 1315 First Ave., 206-622-2120. $5 (suggested donation). 10 a.m. onward. Fri., Dec. 17.

Open House Drop by Rainier Valley Cultural Center to explore its newly renovated lower level, take in Mauricio Robalino’s new mosaic (created with area students), sip hot cider, and enjoy live music. 3515 S. Alaska St., 206-760-4288. Free. 4-6 p.m. Fri., Dec. 17.

Search and Rescue Workshop The Museum of Flight continues its series of “family fun workshops” with a hands-on lesson in rescue techniques employed by the U.S. Coast Guard. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-768-7126. $12 ($11 seniors, $7.50 youth). 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Sat., Dec. 18-Sun., Dec. 19.

Bird Count and Dinner This annual Audubon tradition allows local avian aficionados to help track the movements of migratory birds who pass through our region. Spend the day counting birds in and around Marymoor Park (training available for beginners), then join your fellow counters for an evening meal at Northlake Unitarian Church. Meet at 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy N.E. (Redmond), 425-827-2478. Free ($5 for dinner). Counting begins at 8 a.m.; dinner is at 6 p.m. Sat., Dec. 18.

Dharma Video Club Sakya Monastery’s Buddhist film series continues with Generating a Good Heart and Awakening the Mind. 108 N.W. 83rd St., 206-789-2573. Free (donations accepted). 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 19.

Birdwatching Trip Go where the birds are with Audubon guides and, hopefully, a pair of your own binoculars. Meet at Juanita Bay Park, 2201 Market St. (Kirkland), 425-576-8805. Free. 9 a.m. Tues., Dec. 21.

Film Screening The local chapter of Socialist Alternative hosts a screening of The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, a documentary about populist Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and the working-class movement that put him in power. UW Savery Hall (Room 239), 206-526-7864. $3-$10 (sliding-scale donation). 7:30 p.m. Tues., Dec. 21.

Blood Drive Donate some hemoglobin to the Puget Sound Blood Center. (Visit for a full list of times and places to give blood.) Wells Fargo Center, 999 Third Ave. (44th floor), 800-398-7888. Free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed., Dec. 22.