Take your dog to the ball game, watch so many movies at SIFF, and 12 more things to do in Seattle this week

Going vegan? Get support. Wayward Vegan Cafe is hosting a workshop for anyone who wants to make the jump to a no-animal diet, but has a lot of questions to ask. (Ravenna)

See two big names in sci-fi. Novelists Cory Doctorow and Seattle sci-fi legend Neal Stephenson are going to talk about Cory’s new book, “Walkaway.” Just seeing these two on the same stage is awesome enough. (University District)

Understand Asian identities. What misconceptions do Asians run into? Hear from five locals from ethnic groups in Asia and the Pacific Islands to learn about their cultures and personal backgrounds. (Pioneer Square)

Learn about crime and punishment in Black America. James Forman Jr., an author, Yale Law School professor, and former D.C. public defender, shares his thoughts. (Town Hall Seattle on First Hill)

Hear amazing live stories. Five people who’ve lived through some incredible things will tell you all about them at this Moth storytelling event. (Downtown Seattle)

Say ‘Syttende Mai.’ That’s “the 17th of May” in Norwegian, a Scandinavian holiday Ballard’s going to celebrate with music, dance, a parade, and tributes to all kinds of northerly traditions. (Ballard)

Watch so many movies. The Seattle International Film Festival is the largest film festival in the U.S., and you’re going to want to check out some of its 400 flicks showing around the city through June 11. Kicking things off at the Opening Night Gala is “The Big Sick,” a drama based on the real-life, culture-clash courtship between a white woman and a Pakistani man. Not sure how to navigate this massive film fest? Here’s a step-by-step starter kit. (Queen Anne)

Take your dog to the ballgame. It’s Bark at the Park Night at Safeco Field, and the Mariners are selling both dog and human tickets to the game against the White Sox. Woof. (Safeco Field in SoDo)

See a grab-bag of five-minute talks. The topics at the 33rd edition of this community speaker series include “How garbage changed my life” and “8 things I wish I’d known about polyamory before I tried and frakked it up.” (Town Hall Seattle on First Hill)

Go to an 80s prom. Yes, really. It’s going to be at Bothell’s McMenamins Anderson School and the outfits are going to be outrageous. (Bothell)

Connect with a cause. Political resistance movements are charged up around the city. At this event, 30 nonprofits will be on hand to tell you what they’re up to and how you can help. (Town Hall Seattle on First Hill)

Talk film and social justice with Seattleites old and new. This is the first in a series of conversations that bring longtime locals and city newbies together. (Capitol Hill)

Honor our armed forces. Joint Base Lewis-McChord down by Tacoma is opening up to the public for Armed Forces Day. There’ll be military displays, food, re-enactments, even pony rides. Just cover your ears for the ‘occasional loud cannon fire.’ (South of Tacoma)

Go to the fair. The University District Street Fair is the longest running street fair in the country. There’ll be music, crafts, food, all the good stuff. Thanks to Elizabeth McCoury for the rec. (University District)

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