Plants that eat stuff, salsa dancing, & 14 things to do in Seattle this week

Welcome to your new week! How do you feel about plants that eat stuff? What about plants that can help you get better when you’re sick? Plants seem to be a theme in Seattle events this week, but there are lots of other great ways to get involved in what’s happening around you, too. Let’s get planning.

Forage for useful plants. Go on a walk through Discovery Park and learn how to identify and harvest local plants for medicine and food. (Magnolia)

Go to a public hearing about Charleena Lyles. Our city council’s public-safety committee is putting on a town-hall-style forum to let us locals speak out after the 30-year-old mother of four was shot and killed in her home by police. (The University of Washington, and live-streamed here)

Get out in the local art scene. Blue Cone Studios’ community of local artists meet weekly to collaborate and create. It’s time for you to enjoy the music and visual art they’ve been working on — buy a ticket early and you get 10 chances to win an art piece. (Capitol Hill)

Make a carnivorous terrarium. Learn how to plant and care for plants that eat stuff. Some perks: you get to bring the terrarium you make home with you and people 21+ can drink wine. 🍷 (Renton)

Follow the #SeaHomeless project. Lots of Seattle media outlets (The Evergrey included) are teaming up to shine a light on one of our city’s toughest, most heartbreaking issues for this online-only, day-long event. (Online)

Toast to the women around you. Join The Evergrey at The Riveter for drinks and an introduction to Seattle companies that are all about making women’s lives easier. (Capitol Hill)

Get to know a whole new Pike Place Market. After more than 40 years of planning and building, Pike Place Market wants you to help celebrate the opening of its new “historic district.” Explore the addition with activities, food, and music. (Downtown)

Hear from an amazing pair of siblings. Influential local writer Ijeoma Oluo wrote a popular piece on Rachel Dolezal (the well-known white woman who identifies as black) that “damn near broke The Stranger website.” Her younger brother, Ahamefule J. Oluo, is a writer too. And a musician, composer, comedian, and the first-ever Artist in Residence at Town Hall. The two are getting together to share their life stories. (Town Hall on First Hill)

Know your (possible) mayors. With 21 candidates, there’s a lot to learn about Seattle’s mayoral hopefuls. Join us and Crosscut for a night of bingo and trivia (and beer, of course) as you compete to win prizes. We’ll be testing you on what you know about the candidates, and there’ll be some Seattle news and history questions thrown in there too. (Ballard)

Say bye to the old Town Hall. Town Hall Seattle is in for some serious renovations, and it’s throwing one last day-long bash to bid adieu to the historic building as we know it. Take a tour, get onstage, permanently graffiti the floor (if you donate!), or crash a big, free party with live music, slam poetry, Ignite Seattle speakers, dancing, and food. (Town Hall on First Hill)

Immerse yourself in a sci-fi classic. Watch “2001: A Space Odyssey” on the big screen while the Seattle Symphony plays the film’s score. Already have plans? There’s a performance on Saturday, too. (Downtown)

Ride a wooden boat. The Wooden Boat Festival runs through the Fourth of July. (South Lake Union)

Dance some sandy salsa. There’ll be a live band and salsa dancing lessons on Alki Beach. Already know how to salsa? Cool, then join in for the dance after class is over. 💃 (Alki)

Going to one of these events? We’d love to hear how it goes. Send us your thoughts and maybe a pic to [email protected] and we’ll share it back.

In the original newsletter and post, we included an event called “Potlatch Party: Aerobics.” We removed that event from this list when we learned it won’t open to the public.