This event looks like just what the doctor ordered. Head to McCaw Hall on Saturday to hear inspiring stories from inspired people. Right now, more than ever, we need reminders that we have the ability to change our world. This year’s speakers include Judge Wesley Saint Clair, whose 40 years of experience in the justice system has led him to advocate for restorative justice for youth; Elizabeth Arnold, a journalist who’s gone on expeditions to the North Pole twice; and writer and philosopher Lesley Hazleton, among many others.
If you go: TEDXSeattle, McCaw Hall, Nov. 19 ($35-250)—N.C.
Pecha Kucha: Innovation & Digital Equity
Digital equity takes center stage in this fast-moving presentation by a variety of voices including Aramis Hamer, Co-Founder of Black Dot in Seattle; Shawn Peterson, Program Coordinator of Native Girls Code in Seattle; Kirk Mead, director of development and communications at the Technology Access Foundation and Dirk Van Velzen, president and executive director of the Prison Scholar Fund.
If you go: Pecha Kucha: Innovation & Digital Equity, UW’s Intellectual House, Nov. 18 (Free)—F.D.
Markeith Wiley’s It’s Not Too Late
Dancer/choreographer Markeith Wiley steps into the role of talk show host — “the first black talk show host in Seattle”—to set us straight about the state of the world in this world premiere. He’ll have a house band, different guests depending on the night of the show, as well as a “shadow” that dances. Will he end up pushing our buttons on matters of race? I really hope so.
If you go: Markeith Wiley’s It’s Not Too Late, Nov. 16-19 ($25, sold out but there’s a wait list)—F.D.
Cathedral Brass & Organ Concert
Maybe it’s how the organ is situated inside a church but its music always manages to embrace and punch me right in the gut. You might not be feeling very triumphant, but spending an evening with two pipe organs in the sanctuary of St. James Cathedral just might lift your soul. Or, get you fired up. The program will include Louis Vierne’s ‘Marche Triomphal’ and Gaston Litaize’s ‘Cortège for Organ and Brass.’
If you go: Cathedral Brass & Organ Concert, St. James Cathedral, Nov. 18 ($15)—F.D.
Edible City Opening Day
MOHAI’s latest exhibit is a celebration of our local food scene, past, present and future. Curated by local food writer and two-time James Beard award winner Rebekah Denn, the exhibit showcases the ingredients (think oysters and Rainier cherries) and the people, from chefs to craftsmen to diners, that have made the Seattle food scene thrive. For its opening this Saturday, local chefs will be giving exhibit tours, and local businesses, like Duke’s Chowder House and Molly Moon’s Ice Cream will be sampling their goods. If you can’t make it this weekend, the exhibit will be on display until Sept. 10, 2017, with plenty of exciting programming to come.
If you go: Edible City Opening Day, MOHAI, 10 a.m. Nov. 19 ($19.95 and under)—N.C.