Inaugural Ball and Chain

Jan. 19-25, 2005.

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Interfaith Families Forum Local psychotherapist Mara Applebaum leads a discussion of interfaith marriage and the challenges and rewards of raising children in a household with more than one religious tradition. Stroum Jewish Community Center, 8606 35th Ave. N.E., 206-526-8073. $25 ($20 for JCC members). 6-8 p.m. Wed., Jan. 19.

Financial Planning Workshop Intended for female investors, tonight's seminar, titled "Smart Women Finish Rich," is hosted by Edward Jones adviser George Andrade. 313 W. McGraw St., 206-285-3727. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 19.

Multifaith Town Meeting Faith Forward, a "progressive, interdenominational organization," is a joint project of Capitol Hill's St. Mark's Cathedral and Temple De Hirsch. This week's program is titled "Many Voices, One Vision: A Progressive Approach to Poverty, Peace, and Planet Earth." Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255. Free. 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 19.

Jazz Lecture Experience Music Project presents a talk on John Coltrane by EMP staffer Bob Santelli and University of Washington music professor Marc Seales. Jazz demonstration and discussion to follow. 325 Fifth Ave. N., 206-367-5483. Free. 7:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 19.

Jim Nollman The longtime composer of "interactive music with toothed whales" is also a visual artist who has created numerous works with animal themes; he discusses his fauna-conscious aesthetic tonight at the Phinney Neighborhood Center. 6532 Phinney Ave. N. (Room 6), 206-781-4860. Free. 7:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 19.

Panel Discussion Members of Seattle University's law faculty lead this timely forum on homosexuality and its stormy relationship with the American legal system. ArtsWest Playhouse, 4711 California Ave. S.W., 206-938-0963. Free. 7:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 19.

Not One Dime Day As part of a national antiwar protest, consumers are encouraged to spend "not one dime" throughout Inauguration Day. Those unable to do so are urged to avoid patronizing such major Bush supporters as Wal-Mart. Everywhere in America. Free. 12 a.m.-11:59 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 20.

Inauguration Day Protest Join other dissenters at Westlake Plaza for a rally. Fourth Avenue and Pine Street, 206-322-3813. Free. 2 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 20.

Religious Studies Lecture Calcutta University professor Bhaswati Ghosh offers an introduction to the Hindu festival of Durga puja. UW Cunningham Hall, 206-685-1090. Free. 3:30-5 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 20.

CounterInaugural Ball Shake your partisan groove thang to the music of the Disclaimers at Tacoma's biggest anti-Bush soiree. Jazzbones, 2803 Sixth Ave. (Tacoma), 253-238-2292. Free (no cover). 7-10 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 20.

Cycling Talks At the University District's R+E Cycles, KUOW-FM personality and cyclist Willie Weir talks about his biking adventures in South Africa. 5627 University Way N.E., 206-527-4822. $7 ($5 advance). 7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 20-Sat., Jan. 22.

Health Seminar Learn about non-drug treatments for Tourette's Syndrome, autism, dyslexia, and other neurodevelopmental disorders at a one-night class sponsored by the nonprofit HANDLE Institute. Casey Family Building, 1300 Dexter Ave. N., 206-204-6000. Free. 7-9 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 20.

Simon Southerton The Mormon bishop-turned-molecular biologist breaks down the relationship between race, modern theology, and the latest DNA research in a talk at Edmonds Community College. 20000 68th Ave. W. (Lynnwood), 425-640-1313. $5. 7:30-9 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 20.

Neil deGrasse Tyson The astrophysicist and host of the recent PBS miniseries Origins talks about the evolution of the cosmos over 14 billion years. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255. $5. 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 20.

Blood Drive Donate some hemoglobin to the Puget Sound Blood Center. (Visit for a full list of times and places to give blood.) Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway Ave. E., 800-398-7888. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri., Jan. 21.

Science Seminar Highline Community College continues its winter seminar series with a talk titled "The Poison Squad of 1906," presented by Highline professor Timothy McMannon. 2400 S. 240th St., 206-878-3710 ext. 3283. Free. 2:10-3 p.m. Fri., Jan. 21.

Joe Lockhart The day after Dubya's second inauguration, as part of Town Hall's Foolproof series of political talks, the Kerry campaign adviser (and former Clinton press secretary) examines last year's election and gives Dems a pep talk for 2008. 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-628-0888. $25. 8 p.m. Fri., Jan. 21.

Clean and Green Seattle Team up with other eco-sensitive Seattleites to rid Greenwood Park of its rubbish. 602 N. 87th St., 206-615-0691. Free. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Sat., Jan. 22.

New You Expo Jared Fogle, aka "Jared from Subway," headlines this year's edition of "the premier life improvement show of the Pacific Northwest," sponsored in part by the Active Singles Life newspaper. Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 425-836-9070. $8. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 22.

Landslide Meeting Do you live where a tumbling mass of rock and soil could bury you? Plan to attend this city of Seattle–sponsored info session on how to prevent disaster on "landslide-prone properties." North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way N., 206-527-3600. Free. 10 a.m.-noon. Sat., Jan. 22.

Tsunami Relief Garage Sale The goods include furniture, art, ceramics, clothes, and kitchenware; the money goes to Mercy Corps. 3029 N.W. 62nd St., 206-783-4261. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Jan. 22-Sun., Jan. 23.

Family Fun Workshop Create painted portraits of flying machines based on actual models on display at the Museum of Flight. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5720. Free with museum admission ($12 adults, $11 seniors, $7.50 youth). 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Sat., Jan. 22-Sun., Jan. 23.

Artifact Identification Day When the Burke Museum hosts an Antiques Roadshow–style assessment session, the appraisal you get on your heirlooms is cultural and historical, not financial. Northeast 45th Street and 17th Avenue Northeast, 206-543-5590. $8 ($6.50 seniors, $5 youth). 1-4 p.m. Sat., Jan. 22.

Cmdr. Butch Voris The Navy flyer who organized and trained the original Blue Angels squadron appears with Robert Wilcox, author of First Blue: The Story of World War II Ace Butch Voris and the Creation of the Blue Angels, to discuss his combat experience and second career with the Angels. Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5720. $12 ($11 seniors, $7.50 youth). 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 22.

Reproductive Rights Rally Celebrate the 32nd birthday of Roe vs. Wade at a Westlake Plaza rally and march. Fourth Avenue and Pine Street, 206-722-6057. Free. Rally: 1 p.m. March: 2:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 22.

All-City Family Day Explore the latest exhibits at History House of Greater Seattle alongside your tykes. Currently on display: a visual re-creation of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exhibition of 1909. 790 N. 34th St., 206-675-8875. Free. 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 22.

Sai Baba Tribute The late "spiritual teacher" Sri Sathya Sai Baba is honored at Town Hall; the program, emceed by biochemist Ashok Kumar, includes a documentary film, His Work, on Sai Baba's humanitarian achievements. 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255. Free. 2-4 p.m. Sat., Jan. 22.

The Mysteries of Oz Expect a filmed interview with a Munchkin and some background info on The Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum. Museum of the Mysteries, 623 Broadway Ave. E., 206-328-6499. $5. 7-9 p.m. Sat., Jan. 22.

Coin Show The Boeing Employees' Coin Club presents a weekend mini-expo featuring appraisals, 50 coin dealers, and a drawing for a quarter-ounce gold American Eagle coin. Kent Commons Community Center, 525 Fourth Ave., 206-244-1596. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., Jan. 22. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., Jan. 23.

Film Screening The documentary Broken Limbs, which screens tonight at the Seattle Art Museum, considers the economic and cultural importance of tree fruit in Wenatchee, "Apple Capital of the World." 100 University St., 206-654-3100. $8. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 23.

Self-Defense Class Learn to defend yourself against physical assault during a three-hour workshop. JCC, 3801 E. Mercer Way, 206-232-7115. $65. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 23.

Deborah Dash Moore The Vassar College Judaic Studies scholar speaks on "War and Identity: Jewish GIs and World War II" at the Henry Art Gallery. 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 206-543-2281. Free. 2 p.m. Sun., Jan. 23.

Historical Concert "Vivian and Phil" evoke the era of Lewis and Clark with a collection of fiddle tunes from the beginning of the 19th century. Bainbridge Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Rd., 206-842-2773. $5 ($2 teens and under). 4 p.m. Sun., Jan. 23.

Air Pollution Symposium Epidemiology and toxicology experts team up for a daylong mini-conference, sponsored by the University of Washington, on the harmful effects of diesel exhaust, agricultural burning, and other common pollutants. Magnuson Health Sciences Center, 1925 N.E. Pacific St., 206-616-6570. Free. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Jan. 24.

Senior Resource Fair This info expo, likely to cover such topics as housing and health care for elderly individuals, is sponsored by Seattle Parks and Rec. Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Ave. W., 206-684-4240. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon., Jan. 24.

Gay City Open House Explore the resources available at the local nonprofit's Wellness Center. 1513 Broadway Ave. E., 206-860-6969. Free. 6-9 p.m. Mon., Jan. 24.

Norway Hall Forum Historic Seattle throws open the gates of Norway Hall to let local history buffs explore its evolution from Norwegian cultural hub (in 1915) to multipurpose performance hall (as part of the current Cornish College campus). 2015 Boren Ave., 206-622-6952. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. Mon., Jan. 24.

Back Pain Lecture Dr. Mark Harrast and physical therapist Joy Beatty teach you to stamp out lower back pain. REI, 222 Yale Ave. N., 206-598-3748. Free. 7 p.m. Mon., Jan. 24.

Film Screening Bainbridge Island's Pavilion Movie Theater hosts the premiere of the locally produced Lewis and Clark documentary Confluence of Time and Courage; a Q&A session with co-producer Rich Deline follows the screening. 403 N. Madison Ave., 206-842-2773. $25 (includes popcorn and soda). 7 p.m. Mon., Jan. 24.

Terrence McNally The Pulitzer-winning playwright behind Kiss of the Spider Woman and Love! Valour! Compassion! talks about his formidable body of work as part of Seattle Arts & Lectures' Literary Lectures Series. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., 206-621-2230. $20-$25 ($10 for those under 25). 7:30 p.m. Mon., Jan. 24.

Simon Singh The science writer (Fermat's Last Theorem) tackles the beginning of life as we know it in his new book, The Big Bang, which he'll talk about tonight at Town Hall. 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255. $5. 7:30 p.m. Mon., Jan. 24.

Blood Drive Donate platelets and other blood components to those in need. Sponsored by Puget Sound Blood Center and Everett Community College. 2000 Tower St., 425-388-9508. Free. 9-11:30 a.m. and 12:15-3 p.m. Tues., Jan. 25.

Theology Lecture Seattle Pacific University theology professor Priscilla Pope-Levison chronicles the history of female preachers in a talk titled "Turn the Pulpit Loose: Two Centuries of American Women Evangelists." Upper Gwinn Commons (SPU campus), 3307 Third Ave. W., 206-281-2100. $12 (includes lunch). 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 25.

Women's Health Seminar Northgate's Berkshire Grill hosts a discussion of microwave endometrial ablation, "an alternative to hysterectomy," led by Dr. Ralph Neighbor. 2132 Northgate Way, 425-785-2824. Free. 6:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 25.

"The Crusades" Lecture Series The five-week series, sponsored by the University of Washington and taught by UW history professor Robert Stacey, continues with a session devoted to the European crusades during the 13th century. (Motto: "Kill them all! God will know His own.") UW Kane Hall (Room 130), 800-289-2586. $15 ($5 students). 7 p.m. Tues., Jan 25.

Travel Lecture "Travel specialist" Rita Zawaideh gives wanna-be tourists a rundown on Libya, recently removed from America's travel embargo list and home to Roman ruins, the historic city of Tripoli, and the vast Sahara desert. Wide World Books & Maps, 4411A Wallingford Ave. N., 206-634-3453. Free. 7 p.m. Tues., Jan. 25.

Malcolm Gladwell The New Yorker contributor reads from and discusses Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, his new book about how human beings make split-second decisions. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255. $5. 7:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 26.

Barbara Earl Thomas Local painter and writer Thomas takes her cue from the place where art and politics collide in another installment of Edmonds Community College's winter lecture series. 20000 68th Ave. W. (Lynnwood), 425-640-1313. Free. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 26.

Entrepreneurship Lecture Series Corixa VP Michelle Burris talks about "Doing the Financials." Seattle University, 901 12th Ave., 206-296-5730. $35. 3:45-5:45 p.m. Tues., Jan. 26.

Community Alliance for Global Justice Meeting Learn about CAFTA, the Central American Free Trade Agreement, and why it's a terrible, terrible idea at a general meeting of the local activist group. 606 Maynard Ave. S., 206-405-4600. Free. 6 p.m. Wed., Jan. 26.

Astronomy Lecture University of Washington astronomy prof Toby Smith evaluates the work of the Cassini-Huygens space probe, whose touchdown this past Friday on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, was "the farthest landing from Earth ever attempted by any probe," according to UW Kane Hall (Room 120), 206-616-1084. Free. 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 26.

Carkeek Park Workshop Series This week's session, "Building Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat," should put you on excellent terms with your furry neighbors. Environmental Learning Center, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Rd., 206-684-0877. Free. 7-9 p.m. Wed., Jan. 26.

Buddhist Reading Group Sakya Monastery hosts a discussion of "a short text on the Five Paths" (the five main stages of Buddhism) by lama Rongdon Shecha Gunrik Shakye Gyaltsen. 108 N.W. 83rd St., 206-789-2573. $12. 7:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 26.

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