Kick off the new year with these 9 things to do in Seattle this week

Good morning and happy new year! Want to get out around the city? Here’s what’s going on:

Concerned about what a Trump presidency might mean for civil rights? Hear musical performances and spoken word readings at the Seattle kickoff to a nationwide “Earth2Trump” roadshow. [Central District]

Write about the new year in this new open writing group. Heart Radical Writing meets regularly to “connect people in the Pacific Northwest and beyond through community writing circles, collaborative multi-media workshops, dialogue, and beyond.” This session’s theme will be “new year, new era.” [Wallingford]

Planning to go play in the snow? Take advantage of this free avalanche awareness class by the Northwest Avalanche Center and Patagonia. [Fremont]

Or: Take whatever book you’re working on to the monthly Silent Reading Party at the gorgeous lobby of the Sorrento Hotel. Get there early, though. This is a popular event and fills up fast. [First Hill]

Learn about social protest in sports. Sports writer Dave Zirin, who’s written about NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem, will join Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, who’s spoken out on the issue, to talk about the effects of social protest in sports. [Town Hall Seattle]

Drop some f-bombs at this new breakfast club for female founders: A Seattle lawyer just launched the “F Bomb Breakfast Club,” a monthly gathering of women who have launched or are considering launching new ventures. Thanks to reader Traca Savadogo for the rec. [Pioneer Square]

Watch an experimental live game show. Head to the Northwest Film Forum to watch The Future is 0, which is described as “equal parts Double Dare 2000, nihilist performance art, and sarcastic TV experiment.” Here’s more on the perfectly quirky Seattle event from KNKX. [Capitol Hill]

Or: Buy tickets now for Smash Putt, a wild version of mini golf. There are only a few tickets left for next weekend so get on this fast. It’s described by its creators as “putt-putt as you’ve never imagined it… devious devices with wicked robotic brains engineered by industrial-artists of the Northwest.” [Downtown Seattle]

Watch Labyrinth and celebrate David Bowie’s birthday. Join this interactive, quote-along screening of the 1986 Jim Henson classic and sing along to music videos in honor of the Goblin King. [Queen Anne]

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