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Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 – 9:30pm

LUCO presents
Berlioz, Debussy, & Bartok

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free-$18.

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Community

The Seattle-based community orchestra’s third concert of the 2013-14 season features Berlioz’s Overture to Rob Roy; Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie, with Steven Noffsinger, clarinet; and Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra.

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Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Judith Orloff
Learning to Surrender

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

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Science

In The Ecstasy of Surrender, UCLA psychiatrist Orloff offers a guide to help reduce stress, achieve goals, and “empower your life.” By learning when to let go and when to retain control, a happier, more fulfilled life can be achieved.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:30am – 4:00pm

Sounds True presents
Jack Kornfield Intensive Day 1
The Psychology of Loving Awareness

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $199-$249.

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Community

Multimedia publisher Sounds True presents this two-day immersion in the tools, practices, and applications of Buddhist psychology, designed for students, professionals, and meditators.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 – 10:00pm

Seattle Baroque Orchestra presents
‘Delirio Amoroso’
Handel’s Italian Years with Alexander Weimann

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $20-$42.

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Community

Delirio Amoroso captures the glory and verve of Handel’s youth in Rome with sonatas; concerto grossos; opera excerpts from Antiochus, Rosaura, Rodrigo; and a harpsichord solo performed by guest director Weimann, of the ensemble Tragicomedia.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 – 10:00pm

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility presents
David Cay Johnston
The Impact of American Inequality

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

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Community

Pulitzer Prize-winner Johnston’s Divided takes a hard look at the level of inequality in the U.S. and no corner of society is left untouched. His book explores political repression, the shrinking middle class, education imbalance, and most importantly, what these dictate about the future.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014, 9:30am – 4:00pm

Sounds True presents
Jack Kornfield Intensive Day 2
The Psychology of Loving Awareness

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $199-$249.

Jack Kornfield
Community

Multimedia publisher Sounds True presents this two-day immersion in the tools, practices, and applications of Buddhist psychology, designed for students, professionals, and meditators.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 – 3:30pm

Short Stories Live
Coming of Age

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $10-$15.

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Arts & Culture, Short Stories Live

Town Hall favorite Short Stories Live returns for another afternoon of fantastic works. This time, the stories will be about youth and children, exploring the many firsts, twists, and turns young people encounter. Favorite Northwestern actors will make these stories come alive.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

David Goldblatt
Brazil, and the Power of Futebol

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

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Arts & Culture

Known as one of the most futebol-crazed nations, Brazil’s soccer story is one of triumph, creativity, and determination. Futebol Nation also shows the game’s lesser-known side — one of poverty, political corruption, and violence. Ultimately, soccer will either unite or destroy Brazil.

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Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Annette Lu
A Feminist’s Fight for Taiwan

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

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Civics

Lu’s powerful memoir traces Taiwan’s political history, her imprisonment in the 1980s, and her eventual election as Vice President in 2000. Her fight for gender equality, human rights, and political reform were key factors in achieving Taiwanese independence.

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Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Patrick Allitt
The Unseen Environmental Disaster

The Pub at Town Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

Patrick Allitt
Science

The American environmental movement has created what historian Patrick Allitt calls “a climate of crisis.” Stemming from our long environmental history, this ongoing debate is filled with “exaggeration” and “fear-mongering” on both sides.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00pm

Seattle Speaks
Wade into the Waterfront

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. Free, but registration required.

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Civics

A vision to transform Seattle’s waterfront into a major public promenade of rehabilitated piers, parks, and plazas is taking shape. Join Seattle CityClub, Seattle Channel, and Town Hall for a conversation about the proposed project, costs, and how it will affect the city center.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Scratch Night
Artist in Residence
Tomo Nakayama

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free.

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Arts & Culture

Singer/songwriter Tomo Nakayama, our Artist in Residence this Spring, will be joined by other local musicians in a discussion of the creative process. Afterward, they’ll share the stage for an open mic night.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6:00 – 7:00pm

UW Science Now
Natalia Woodward
Climate Change: Keeping Our Lakes Healthy Into the Future

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

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Science

Woodward, Master’s candidate in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, will explain how we keep regional lakes clean and how we can continue to do so in the face of climate change.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Doug Fine
The Agricultural Hemp Revolution

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

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Civics

Smoking marijuana might be legal, but agricultural hemp remains controversial. Fine’s Hemp Bound explores the many practical uses of hemp today. This miracle crop is capable of restoring soil nutrients, creating sustainable fuel options, and most importantly, giving a giant boost to our economy.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 9:00 – 9:30pm

Roundtable with Joy Beckerman Maher
Washington’s Hemp Industry

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. Free.

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Civics

House Bill 1888 is going through the Washington State Senate and if approved, would legalize industrial hemp production. Following Doug Fine’s 7:30 pm talk, join a roundtable with Hemp Ace’s Beckerman.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Thom Hartmann: Reversing America’s Financial Crash

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

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Civics

A declining middle class and rise of the wealthy have contributed to the country’s financial problems and according to Hartmann, the worst is yet to come. The Crash of 2016 offers his advice based on historical trends — the way forward lies in economic and political reform.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Shadi Hamid: Illiberal Islamist Politics

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

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Civics

Since 2011’s Arab Spring, Islamist groups have been steadily gaining authority in what Hamid calls the “new Middle East.” Temptations of Power is a look at how these groups came to power, the effect they’re having on the people, and what their future might hold.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014, 9:00 – 9:30pm

Roundtable with Ellis Goldberg: Egypt After the Arab Spring

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. Free.

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Civics

Following Hamid’s 7:30 pm event, share your thoughts and learn more about the Middle East after the Arab Spring. Goldberg is Chair of the Middle East Center at the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies.

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Friday, May 2, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00pm

Big Life Foundation presents: Nick Brandt: The Elephants’ Last Stand

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

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Community

Despite the ban on killing elephants, some estimates say up to 100 elephants are killed each day for their ivory. Brandt will discuss the organization’s ongoing conservation efforts to reduce African poaching and offer a first-hand account of the devastation he’s witnessed.

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Saturday, May 3, 2014, 11:00 – 11:45am

Saturday Family Concerts
The Okee Dokee Brothers

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

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Family, Saturday Family Concerts

Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing started out as childhood adventurers, turned their passion for the outdoors into the heart of some amazing American folk music—and grew up to be the Grammy-winning Okee Dokee Brothers.

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