Tag Archives: Beer & Wine Served

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Marcelo Gleiser: Finding the Universe’s ‘Ultimate Truth’

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Gleiser, Marcelo (Gil Inoue)
Science

Humanity’s search for the “meaning of life” is ongoing, but according to Dartmouth’s Gleiser, the answer can’t be found through science. In The Island of Knowledge, he tackles the oft-asked questions surrounding this core idea, and explains why the science used to seek these answers is finite.

Posted in Science | Also tagged | Leave a comment

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 8:00 – 10:30pm

Ignite! Seattle

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

ignite_seattle_times-justin web
Arts & Culture

This popular, off-the-wall public-speaking series returns with its simple goal: “Enlighten us, but make it quick.”

Posted in Arts & Culture | Also tagged | Leave a comment

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Cristina Eisenberg: Benefits of Carnivore Conservation

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Cristina Eisenberg
Science

The decreased number of large carnivores in North America is having a negative impact on the environment. Ecologist Eisenberg’s The Carnivore Way outlines her plan to save the grizzlies, wolves, and cougars among us. Offering these predators the room they need to roam could have some outstanding — and surprising — benefits.

Posted in Science | Also tagged | Leave a comment

Monday, October 6, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Nicholas Carr: Human Consequences of Technology

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Carr, Nicholas (c) Image by Merrick Chase_100dpi
Civics

Technology advances have created new world, but with that world comes a new set of problems. According to journalist Carr, misuse and overreliance on these devices has had an overwhelmingly negative effect on the human experience. The Glass Cage explains what technology is stealing from us, and offers advice on how to navigate these new waters without compromising ourselves.

Posted in Civics | Also tagged | Leave a comment

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Roberto Trotta: The Universe in 1,000 Words

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street.$5.

Trotta, Roberto (Elisa Cunial Trotta)
Science

Is it possible to explain the mysteries of the universe using the 1,000 most common words in the English language? Cosmologist Trotta thinks so. His book The Edge of the Sky gives an account of dark matter, the big bang, and modern scientific discoveries through engaging, accessible language.

Posted in Science | Also tagged | Leave a comment

Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Jeffrey Ochsner with Feliks Banel: Seattle’s Greatest Architects

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

102734018
Civics

The Space Needle, Gas Works Park, and Seattle Central Library are only a few of the city’s most unique architectural elements. The newly-updated edition of Shaping Seattle Architecture looks behind the scenes of our well-known landmarks, parks, and residential buildings to profile the architects who made it all possible.

Posted in Civics | Also tagged | Leave a comment

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Ramita Navai: Tehran’s Darkest Secrets

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Ramita Navai
Civics

Iran’s nuclear policies and other politics keep it constantly in the spotlight, but some of its citizens remain in the shadows. Seasoned journalist Navai’s sheds light on some of the closely-held secrets of Tehran and its people. Based on firsthand accounts, City of Lies shares the stories of ordinary Iranian citizens — their divorces, gender reassignment surgeries, and more.

Posted in Civics | Also tagged | Leave a comment

Monday, September 22, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Joshua Wolf Shenk with Jess Van Nostrand: How Collaboration Fuels Creativity

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

shenk author photo
Arts & Culture

For every John Lennon there’s a Paul McCartney. According to Wolf Shenk, creativity and innovation work best in pairs. Powers of Two analyzes historical dynamic duos — from politicians and musicians, to artists and business partners — offering insight into how they propel one another to greatness.

Posted in Arts & Culture | Also tagged | Leave a comment

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Laurence Steinberg: Adolescence, the ‘Age of Opportunity’

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Laurence Steinberg
Science

Stages of puberty, learning to drive, joining the military, and registering to vote all occur during adolescence. According to adolescent psychology expert Steinberg, these and other factors make ages 13-20 a crucial stage of development, and today’s parenting styles need to adapt to best accommodate the changes taking place at this stage of life.

Posted in Science | Also tagged | Leave a comment

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Health Matters: Education’s Role in Public Health

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Health Education - iStock
Civics

Early education plays an important role in a child’s future health, impacting well-being into adulthood. As school starts up this fall, former State Health Officer Maxine Hayes, high school teacher Gita Krishnaswamy, and State Rep. Ruth Kagi discuss the complexities of education as a key public health issue.

Posted in Civics | Also tagged | Leave a comment
  • member button-02

  • email-tile

  • Calendar

  • Town Hall News

    • Summer Break

      We’re taking a little summer break so there aren’t many events happening right now. We are furiously adding events to our Fall schedule though!

      Sign up for our weekly eNews to get all the Town Hall updates delivered right to your inbox!

    • Join Our Team!

      We’re hiring! Town Hall is seeking part-time, seasonal staff to provide production support and customer service at our events. Apply today to join our team!

    • Staff Spotlight: Stesha Brandon, Program Director

      When asked about her position as Town Hall’s Program Director, Stesha Brandon says, “We want to give them [the community] the megaphone.”