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Film Screening Narrated by Gabriel Byrne, Flight From Death: The Quest for Immortality is a documentary on existential themes by local filmmaker Greg Bennick. Gilda's Club, 1400 Broadway Ave., 206-709-1400. Free. 7-8:35 p.m. Wed., Aug. 10.
Fashion First Local boutiques Alhambra, Ian, Encanto, Nuvo Moda, Sway & Cake, and many others unveil their newest styles. A portion of the proceeds benefit Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave., www.fashionfirstseattle.com. $49-$175. 5-9 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 11.
Iraq Through the Lens In connection with the Washington State History Museum's exhibit "Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs," Tacoma News Tribune photojournalists Peter Haley, Michael Gilbert, Adam Lynn, and Matt Misterek talk about their experiences in Iraq. 1911 Pacific Ave. (Tacoma), 888-238-4373. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 11.
Monorail Forum The Seattle Monorail Project is the subject of this Town Hall panel, moderated by C.R. Douglas of the Seattle Channel and featuring the acting board Chair Kristina Hill, a member of the watchdog group OnTrack, and "regional transportation leaders." Co-sponsored by the Municipal League of King County. 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255. $5. 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 11.
Family Workshop Learn to make architectural models to address real design challenges—e.g., Seattle's waterfront—at this kid-friendly session sponsored by the Seattle Architecture Foundation. Call 206-667-9184 for location and to register. $30 ($90/family of four). 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., Aug. 12-Sun., Aug. 13.
Tattoo Convention You can finally get that unicorn on your shoulder or that barcode on the small of your back at this celebration of body art. More than 200 acclaimed artists from across the country are scheduled to attend, as are numerous hip-hop DJs. Seattle Center (Fisher Pavilion), 305 Harrison St., www.seattletattooconvention.com. $20 ($15 advance). Noon-10 p.m. Fri., Aug. 12-Sun., Aug. 14.
Health Care Forum Health Care Authority director Steve Hill leads a discussion of Washington's health care challenges. Sponsored by Washington Citizen Action and the Northwest Federation of Community Organizations. Seattle University (Pigott Auditorium), 901 12th Ave., 206-389-0050 ext. 105. Free. 9-11 a.m. Sat., Aug. 13.
Gardening Workshop Give your garden a creative overhaul for peanuts using the lessons you learn at this week's In Bloom class, "Garden Art on a Budget." 4437 California Ave. S.W., 206-932-2588. Free. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sat., Aug. 13.
Duwamish River Festival Homemade tamales, kayaking, music, and information booths sponsored by the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, the Environmental Coalition of South Seattle, and other groups. Duwamish River Park, 10th Avenue South and South Kenyon Street, 206-954-0218. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., Aug. 13.
Trade Up to the Future You bring in an old technological gadget (PDA, printer, etc.), representatives from the tech-news Web site CNET.com give you cash to help you purchase a newer model (visit http://ten.cnet.com for details), and 10 percent of the donated product's value goes to the local school of your choice. CompUSA, 12526-A Totem Lake Blvd. (Kirkland), 800-750-2638. Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., Aug. 13.
Celebrate Cambodia A cultural festival featuring bamboo instruments and gongs, traditional dance, and an assortment of authentic crafts and silk clothing. Seattle Center (Center House and Fisher Pavilion), 206-684-7200. Free. Noon-4 p.m. Sat., Aug. 13.
Rolling Thunder This year's edition of the traveling "democracy festival" includes environmentalist and actor Ed Begley Jr., former Seattle Department of Neighborhoods head Jim Diers, political singer-songwriters Jim Page and David Rovics, and a memorial to U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., www.seattlethunder.net. $10. Noon-8 p.m. Sat., Aug. 13.
Gardening Workshop Local artist Karen Seymour leads a class on turning patio tables into colorful stained-glass masterpieces. Swanson's Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., 206-525-1577. $55. 12:30-4 p.m. Sat., Aug. 13.
Home Movie Day Heaven only knows what you'll see at the Museum of History and Industry's second annual festival of amateur film; everything from Timmy splashing in the wading pool to serious documentary shorts (on 8mm, Super 8, or 16mm film) is welcome. 2700 24th Ave. E., 206-324-1126. $7. 1-4 p.m. Sat., Aug. 13.
Panel Discussion Pilots who fought in World War II's Pacific Theater discuss their experience in several campaigns, including the landing at Iwo Jima. Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5720. $14 ($13 seniors, $7.50 youth 5 to 17). 2 p.m. Sat., Aug. 13.
New Exhibit Bitter Lake Community Center hosts an exhibit on Playland, the beloved amusement park designed by Leo F. Smith and built in 1930—its development, heyday, and 1961 closure. The exhibit is scheduled to run through the summer. 13035 Linden Ave. N., 206-684-7524. Free. Opening: 4-6 p.m. Sat., Aug. 13.
Salmon Derby fun run Run or walk 5K to benefit the Northwest Burn Foundation. The event starts and ends at Jack Block Shoreline Park, where R&B music, barbecue, and beer are available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2130 Harbor Ave. S.W. (West Seattle), 206-789-6838. $35 ($30 advance). Run begins at 9:15 a.m. Sun., Aug. 14.
Family Fun Workshop Make Blue Angels mementos in celebration of the squadron's recent visit. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5720. $14 ($13 seniors, $7.50 youth 5 to 17). Noon-3 p.m. Sat., Aug. 13. 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Sun., Aug. 14.
Washington Blues Society Picnic A barbecue for both WBS members and interested aficionados. Scheduled performers include 12th and Vine, the Hudson Blues Band, and Kathi McDonald. Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, 888-902-5837. Free. Noon-6 p.m. Sun., Aug. 14.
Frog Frolic Head to Renton's Shadow Lake Bog for a high-spirited celebration of the world's most beloved amphibian. The emphasis this year is on education, which means plenty of info on bog ecology and preservation. 21818 184th Ave. S.E. (Renton), www.shadowhabitat.org. Free. 1-5 p.m. Sun., Aug. 14.
David Rovics The folk singer performs political songs to support his upcoming trip to Palestine and Israel as well as Stop the Wall, a "grassroots Palestinian anti-apartheid" campaign. Chocolate Factory, 3400 Phinney Ave. N., 206-369-7087. $10 (suggested). Reception: 6:30 p.m. Concert: 7 p.m. Mon., Aug. 15.
Acupuncture Seminar Seattle's Wu Hsing Tao School hosts a workshop on the Five Element system of acupuncture. 2915 E. Madison St., 206-324-4097 ext. 3. $10. 7:30 p.m. Mon., Aug. 15.
Bras for the Cause The cause is breast-cancer research; the exhibit includes dozens of brassieres decorated by Art Institute of Seattle instructors and students in honor of women who've fought the disease. Several cancer survivors will be on hand to speak about their experiences. Art Institute of Seattle, 600 Alaskan Way (Fifth Floor), 206-448-0900. Free. 6-8 p.m. Tues., Aug. 16.
Meditation Class Learn to center yourself spiritually during the first of eight classes at the CDM Psychic Institute. 2402 Summit Ave. (Everett), 425-258-1449. Donation requested. Noon or 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 17-Oct. 5.
Anti-Poverty Rally Sen. John Edwards is scheduled to speak at this protest against low wages, the high cost of health care, and other factors that keep skilled workers below the poverty line. March begins at Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Pl.; rally at Westlake Park, Fourth Avenue and Pine Street. Call 206-448-7348 for details. Free. 2-3:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 17.
Preventing Nuclear Terrorism Ira Shorr of Physicians for Social Responsibility presents a lecture on the threat of nuclear terrorism and what average citizens can do to combat it. University Baptist Church, 4554 12th Ave. N.E., 206-547-2630. Free. 6-9 p.m. Wed., Aug. 17.
Home and Garden Class The Phinney Neighborhood Association's summer series continues with "Earthquake Home Retrofit," a preventive workshop led by Roger Faris of Seattle Project Impact. Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 206-783-2244. $25 ($20 PNA members). 7-9 p.m. Wed., Aug. 17.