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Here is a list of all the events that they had listed on today’s newsletter: (I’d especially recommend checking out the listing for ‘Ignite’):

Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

The third event in an ongoing series focused on rebuilding economic security and prosperity for working people features Manuel Pastor, a well-known economist and expert on immigration; workforce demographics; and urban and regional movements for equity, economic opportunity, and growth, who delves into what equity means and how reconnecting people can be the key to smart growth.

Friday, September 6, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Biologist Hirsh, chairman of the Vermilion Sea Institute and author of Telling Our Way to the Sea, says the Sea of Cortez’s best chance of recovery might reside in our human stories, which can weave a compelling memory of the place.

Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Seattle computer scientist Naam, author of The Infinite Resource, charts a course to supercharge innovation—by changing the rules of our economy— that could lead the whole world to greater wealth and human well-being.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 7:30pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

In the launch of his nationwide book tour, Ford, the bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, returns to the city of his childhood—in a literary sense and a physical one—for his much-anticipated second novel, Songs of Willow Frost.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 7:30pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $10-$250.

As part of YES! magazine’s third annual celebration and fundraiser, internationally renowned biodiversity and global-justice activist, author, and philosopher Shiva outlines the future of the local-food movement.

Friday, September 13, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Following an investigation of Noah’s Flood, UW geologist, MacArthur fellow, and Town Hall Scholar in Residence David Montgomery, author of The Rocks Don’t Lie, explores the shifting nature of truth, whether viewed through the lens of science or religion.

Monday, September 16, 2013 at 7:30pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

State of the World 2013 contributors Assadourian and Leonard say the science of sustainability is clearer than ever, but we still face the question of whether transforming our society into one guided by sustainability is even possible.

Monday, September 16, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

In August 2008, Lindhout traveled to Mogadishu, Somalia, as a freelance journalist—and promptly was abducted. Held for 15 months—in chains, nearly starved, and abused— she survived by imagining herself elsewhere: in a “house in the sky,” looking down at the woman shackled below.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

By the end of this century, Earth’s population will climb to more than 10 billion, says Emmott, the author of Ten Billion and leader of Microsoft’s Computational Science Laboratory, who outlines what we really need to do about it.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 7:30pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Berg discusses Wilson, a personal and penetrating biography about our 28th president that fills in missing pieces of Wilson’s character and casts new light on his entire life.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Berkun, author of The Year Without Pants, offers behind-the-scenes lessons he learned at WordPress.com—about creativity, productivity, and leadership from the kind of workplace that just might be in everyone’s future.

Friday, September 20, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Nobel Laureate Doherty, the author of Their Fate is Our Fate and Pandemics, touches on two scientific topics crucial to our health—and our planets’—with a talk that ranges from puffins to pandemics.

Monday, September 23, 2013 at 7:30pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

McKibben, the founder of 350.org and author of Oil and Honey, recounts his quest to find deep solutions and build and preserve a sustainable planet.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Neurophilosopher Churchland, author of Touching a Nerve, helps us wrap our brains around the concept that everything we feel and think stems not from an immaterial spirit but from electrical and chemical activity in our brains.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Cultural psychologist Markus, co-author of Clash!, reveals that underlying many of our fiercest conflicts is the clash between independence and interdependence; she suggests how we can use both sides to bridge cultural divides— and to thrive in the 21st century.

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Former CIA analyst Pollack, author of Unthinkable, explores America’s intractable problem with Iran, Tehran’s pursuit of nuclear-weapons capability, and the pro­longed clash that led us to this point.

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:30pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue.

Seattle alternative-comics master Bagge, author of Woman Rebel, shares a graphic-novel biography of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, in conversation with Madrid of The Stranger.

Monday, September 30, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Bestselling author Baker revisits feckless but hopeful hero Paul Chowder from The Anthologist in the new novel Traveling Sprinkler, wherein Chowder’s struggle to get his life together is reflected in his steadfast desire to write a pop song, or a protest song, or both at once.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 7:00pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue.

In the tradition of his beloved first novel, The Notebook, bestselling author Sparks returns with The Longest Ride, about two couples whose parallel love stories intersect in profound and surprising ways.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Thompson, author of Smarter Than You Think, says the Internet age has produced a radical new style of human intelligence, making us smarter, better connected, and often deeper—both as individuals and as a society.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Harvard professor Lieberman, author of The Story of the Human Body, says evolution has created chronic conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes that our bodies still can’t handle, and proposes that many of these illnesses persist (and in some cases, intensify) because of “dysevolution.”

Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Polak, founder of International Development Enterprises and author of Out of Poverty, champions a revolutionary grassroots approach to eradicating poverty: helping the dollar-a-day poor earn more money through their own efforts.

Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7:30pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

Mega-bestselling author Atwood returns to Town Hall after a sold-out 2009 appearance with MaddAddam, the long-awaited conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy.

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Examining how women’s lives have—and have not—changed over the past 40 years, Spar, author of Wonder Women, identifies women’s modern challenges and asks: How far have women really come? And what will it take to get true equality for good?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 7:30pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

Harvard Professor Lepore, author of the biography Book of Ages, illuminates the story of Benjamin Franklin’s sister Jane, who led a simple life in extraordinary times.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

In conversation with Phillips of The Hansberry Project, Ward (author of the National Book Award-winning Salvage The Bones, as well as the new Men We Reaped) revisits the agonizing losses of five men in her life to share stories about her poor community in rural Mississippi, about the men who died—and about herself.

Friday, October 11, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Celebrated author Dubus (House of Sand and Fog and the new Dirty Love) and Seattle poet/essayist/waitress/teacher Hardy (Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin) discuss their books with Bainbridge Island writer Dederer (Poser).

Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:00pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $20-$42.

Seattle Baroque Orchestra’s four-concert 2013-14 season features guest directors and launches with violinist Blumenstock directing an ensemble of eight players to celebrate the musical connection between Italy and Germany.

Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 7:30pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

Pioneering scientist and famous (and/or infamous) thinker Dawkins, author of the seminal The God Delusion and the new autobiography An Appetite for Wonder, traces his journey from childhood to a radical new vision of Darwinism.

Monday, October 14, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Bering, an evolutionary psychologist and author of Perv, pulls back the curtains on the history of perversions, the biological reasons behind our distaste for unusual sexual proclivities, and the latest research on desires to humanize deviants—all while asking some very provocative questions.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

The best-selling author of Brother, I’m Dying and Breath, Eyes, Memory returns to Town Hall with Claire of the Sea Light, a new work of fiction that takes readers deep into the intertwined lives of a seaside town in Haiti where a little girl has gone missing.

Monday, October 21, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

For his long-awaited follow-up to The World Without Us, Weisman, author of Countdown, traveled to 21 countries to research the main obstacle to humanity’s future: the sheer number of us.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Venter, author of Life at the Speed of Light, presents a study of the emerging field of synthetic-life creation from the inside—its origins; challenges and controversies; and projected effects on our lives, from energy generation, health, and environmental control to, possibly, even our evolution.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Can love and honor conquer all? Helprin’s sweeping novel, In Sunlight and in Shadow, a love story and a hymn to New York when one great age evolved into another, springs from this deceptively simple question—and from the sight of a beautiful young woman in the summer of 1946.

Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Whidbey Island geologist Kieffer, author of The Dynamics of Disaster, explains how the workings of disasters are connected by natural laws, and how the greatest damage is caused by unrecognized aspects of these events.

Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7:30pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free-$18.

Led by acclaimed music director Christophe Chagnard, Lake Union Civic Orchestra kicks off its 2013-14 season with a program featuring Britten’s Passacagliafrom Peter Grimes and Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, with Sean MacLean, narrator, and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C Minor.

Monday, October 28, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Prud’homme, author of the new addition to Oxford University Press’ What Everyone Needs to Know series, Hydrofracking, explores both sides of the fracking debate and provides a clear guide to the science underlying the technique—and the political and economic issues that surround it.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

A decade after Smith’s death, Schultz, author of Torment Saint, offers a proper biography of the rock star and unravels the remaining mysteries of Smith’s life and its shocking end, in conversation with Baumgarten, editor-in-chief of Seattle Weekly.

Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Stock’s groundbreaking bestseller, The Book of Questions, has sold 2.5 million copies; gone through 67 printings; spawned a nonfiction genre, a cottage industry of imitators, a series of authentic Stock question books—and, now, a brand-new revised version.

Monday, November 4, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Buffett, co-author of 40 Chances and son of legendary investor Warren Buffett, shares a way of thinking about philanthropy that speaks to every person who wants to make a difference.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Jezezel.com editor Holmes and Seattle writer West (formerly of The Stranger) pore over pop culture, feminism, fashion, and sex from A (Abzug, Bella) to Z (zits!).

Monday, November 11, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Media experts Nichols and McChesney, authors of Dollarocracy, examine the “money-and-media election complex” they say has sapped elections of their meaning.

Monday, November 11, 2013 at 7:30pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

Brown, founder of the Earth Policy and Worldwatch institutes, traces his experiences in the memoir Breaking New Ground and proposes pragmatic, employable solutions to stave off pending ecological crises that endanger our planet.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 7:30pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

Heilemann and Halperin set the national conversation on fire with their bestselling account of the 2008 presidential election, Game Change. Now they apply their unparalleled access and storytelling savvy to the 2012 election.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:00pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free; no tickets required.

King County Executive Dow Constantine talks about the behavioral-health work going on in King County, and state and federal legislators discuss mental health & substance abuse perspectives and priorities of our region.

Friday, November 15, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $15-$30.

Back by popular demand, Simple Measures presents its second concert of works for all cello, from Bach to Apocalyptica, in an all-star event featuring internationally renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz.

Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 8:00pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $20-$42.

Italy’s premier ensemble for Medieval and Renaissance music returns to Seattle in a celebratory performance featuring songs about the life cycle, humorous poems, songs for women’s gatherings, and songs for celebrating life’s transitions and the joyful moments of the liturgical year.

Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 2:00pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free-$20.

The Thalia Symphony Orchestra opens its 2013-14 season at Town Hall with a program titled “Struggle and Triumph”—and with a triumphant new Musical Director: Michael Miropolsky.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 7:00pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

After a wildly successful debut season at Town Hall, the popular public-speaking series returns with its simple goal: “Enlighten us, but make it quick.”

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 7:30pm

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Teaching women how to surmount public barriers, conquer private fears, and run winning campaigns, Sive, author of Every Day is Election Day, shares true-life stories and secrets of success from women who have led, run, and won.

Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 8:00pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $20-$42.

Guest director Barton Pine directs and performs concertos for the viola d’amore, a seven-stringed cousin of the viola da gamba that reigned as a solo instrument during the 18th century.

Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 8:00pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $20-$42.

Back by popular demand after a sold-old EMG debut last season, the King’s Singers present an evening celebrating the life and works of Renaissance master Josquin des Prez.

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8:00pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $20-$42.

Jordi Savall and his famous ensemble combine forces with the Mexican folklore ensemble Tembembe Ensamble, with special guest harpist Andrew Lawrence King.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:00pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $20-$42.

Guest director Mallon, music director of the Aradia Ensemble, the Orchestra in Residence at the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, conducts an evening of Bach’s beloved cantatas appropriate for Lent and Easter:

Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8:00pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $20-$42.

Under the artistic direction of Matthias Maute and Sophie Larivière, Ensemble Caprice, an acclaimed Canadian ensemble renowned for its innovative interpretations of Baroque music, returns with its own take on the Euro-New World connection.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8:00pm

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $20-$42.

Delirio Amoroso captures the glory and verve of Handel’s youth in Rome with sonatas; concerto grossos; opera excerpts from Antiochus, Rosaura, Rodrigo; and a harpsichord solo performed by guest director Weimann, of the ensemble Tragicomedia.

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