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Deborah Koons Garcia The director of the agribusiness exposé The Future of Food hosts a screening of the film at the Varsity Theater; she'll be joined by anti–genetic engineering activist Craig Winters at the Q&A to follow. 4329 University Way N.E., 206-781-5755. $9. 7 p.m. Wed., Nov. 23.
Buy Nothing Day Combat the post-holiday shopping stampede by purchasing nothing—except, perhaps, a bus ride to work. Visit adbusters.org for details. Fri., Nov. 25.
Bruce Lee Day Since 1979, Nov. 27 has officially been Bruce Lee Day in Seattle. In remembrance of the Seattle-raised martial artist and film star, the Museum of the Mysteries hosts a gathering at his Lake View Cemetery gravesite. 1554 15th Ave. E., 206-328-6499. Free. Noon. Sun., Nov. 27.
Film Screening The Bellevue Library screens Confronting the Evidence: A Call to Reopen the 9/11 Investigation, a documentary that includes footage of a 2004 activist panel on the terrorist attacks. Also being screened: a 9/11-themed National Press Club talk by author John Judge. 1111 110th Ave. N.E. (Bellevue), 425-450-1765. Free. 5-9 p.m. Sun., Nov. 27.
Jane Midgley The author of Women and the U.S. Budget explains how the average American woman can learn about (and, in some cases, affect) federal tax policy and other budget-related legislation. Elliott Bay Book Co., 101 S. Main St., 206-624-6600. Free. 5:30 p.m. Mon., Nov. 28.
Health Forum FDA commissioner Janet Woodcock, Johnson & Johnson's Michael King, and University of Washington epidemiology professor Bruce Psaty discuss "Medicine and Your Health: Prescriptions for Safe and Effective Drugs." UW Kane Hall, www.fosep.org. Free. 7-9 p.m. Tues., Nov. 29.
Human Rights Forum Nonviolence advocate Tom Swenson-Healey and other local activists who have spent time in Israel and Palestine examine the region's political climate (and prospects for peace). LGBT Community Center, 1115 E. Pike St., 206-323-7588. Free. 7-9 p.m. Wed., Nov. 30.
Arts Forum CityClub assembles newcomers to the local arts scene—including Seattle Rep head David Esbjornson, Bellevue Arts Museum director Michael Monroe, and incoming ArtsFund president Jim Tune—for a panel moderated by outgoing ArtsFund prez Peter Donnelly. Rainier Club, 820 Fourth Ave., 206-682-7395. $40 ($32 CityClub members). Noon-1:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 1.
Education Forum Get the 411 on Dubya's No Child Left Behind Act at Lynnwood's Pacific Learning Center. 21316 66th Ave. W. (Lynnwood), 425-672-6805. Free. 7 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 1.
In Their Own Words Well, sort of. Gloria Grow of the Fauna Foundation, a Quebec-based nonprofit, recounts the rescue of 15 lab-bound chimps who now live in a sanctuary. Sponsored by the New England Anti-Vivisection Society. Seattle Center (Shaw Room), 205 Harrison St., www.neavs.org. Donations suggested. 7-9:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 1.
Richard Brent Turner As part of the Central District Forum's American Heritage Series, the religious historian and author of Islam in the African-American Experience talks about how America's 2.6 million black Muslims have adopted (and adapted) the faith. Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S. Alaska St., 206-323-4032. $7 ($5 CD Forum members/students/seniors). 7 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 1.
David Domke The University of Washington political science professor explores the uneasy intersection of politics and religion in a talk sponsored by the UW's Ernest Becker Foundation. Seattle University Student Center (Room 130), 901 12th Ave., 206-232-2994. Free. 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 1.