April 2019

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9:00am
Lake Forest Park

Mah Jongg

April 1, 2019 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center welcomes players of all skills to a day of Mah Jongg.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

J. David Herman - Almost Yankees

April 1, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Almost Yankees is a poignant and nostalgic narrative of the lives and travails of Minor League Baseball, focusing on the 1981 championship season of the New York Yankees' Triple-A farm club, the Columbus Clippers. During the 1981 MLB strike, the Clippers were suddenly the best team in baseball and found themselves the focus of national media attention.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Irish Conversation

April 1, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us to practice your cúpla focal (couple of words) with cairde (friends). Fáilte (welcome) to beginners and fluent speakers. 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Ranked Choice Voting

April 1, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

New Group! This nonpartisan group meets in the Commons to discuss and work toward the advancement of electoral reform through Ranked Choice Voting. 

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

French Conversation

April 2, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Practice your French in a relaxed and supportive environment. No matter your level, all are welcome.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Richard Chiem - King of Joy

April 2, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Corvus has always had an overactive imagination. Growing up, she develops a unique coping mechanism: she can imagine herself out of any situation, no matter how terrible.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Jeffrey Siger - The Mykonos Mob

April 2, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

When a corrupt ex-police colonel is assassinated, Chief Inspector Kaldis battles a potential mob war for control of Mykonos’ vices while his wife undertakes to mentor young girls caught up in the island’s exploitative culture—unaware that her well-intended plans are on a deadly collision course with her husband’s investigation.

"A perfect setting and first-rate storytelling." ―Ragnar Jónasson, bestselling author of The Dark Iceland series

When corruption lies deep beneath the surface, how can the truth come to light?

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

United We Care Kinship Group

April 2, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Raising the child of a friend or relative? This group is for you! Join a strength based community of peers making connections by providing support, resources, education, and friendship.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons Game Night

April 3, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join the fun and play a variety of board and card games in the Stadler Room on the first Wednesday and in the Commons on the remaining Wednesdays of the month.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Gretchen Primack - Visiting Days

April 3, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Visiting Days is a collection of persona poems "set"

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Reading Through It Book Club discussing Care Work by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

April 3, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

The Seattle Review of Books, Seattle Weekly, and Third Place Books Seward Park continue our book club exploring who we are as Americans, where we're going, and how we might fix our greatest problems. Reading Through It meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Drink and food specials are available from Raconteur during book clubs, so grab a glass and join us for a lively literary discussion. Every month our selected titles are discounted 20% through the date of the book club. All are welcome, no purchase required.

 
 
7:00am
Seward Park

POSTPONED: Faith Harper - Unf*ck Your Intimacy

April 4, 2019 - 7:00am

Seward Park

Due to circumstances outside of our control, Dr. Harper will be unable to travel to Seattle in April. Her visit has been postponed to Thursday, August 15th. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you in then!

 

 
 
10:30am
Lake Forest Park

CANCELLED - Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

April 4, 2019 - 10:30am

Lake Forest Park

April Schedule has CHANGED. 

No sessions on April 4 and 11. WILL meet on April 18 and 25 instead.


Join other parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children ages birth to 5 in front of the stage for art, games, and conversation, sponsored and led by the Shoreline Family Support Center.

Contact: Tanya Laskelle
Email: tanya@chs-nw.org

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Spanish Conversation

April 4, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Join beginning to advanced Spanish speakers for casual conversation.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Black Jaw Literary Series

April 4, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

The Black Jaw Literary Series will occur monthly and feature readings from graduate students, faculty members, and undergraduates of the University of Washington MFA Creative Writing Program.

 
 
11:00am
Ravenna

PJ Library Song & Story Time

April 5, 2019 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us every Friday at 11am for songs and stories with a storyteller from PJ Library! PJ Library Song & Story Times are fun, free gatherings where kids and parents enjoy singing, activities, and storytelling from the PJ Library’s wonderful Jewish-themed children’s books.  
 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

CANCELLED - Heather Mayer - Beyond The Rebel Girl

April 5, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

This event has been CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances - our apologies!

 

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Swingnuts "Swing" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

April 5, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Spirited vintage jazz, swing, and Brazilian with rare gems from the 1920s to the 1960s, plus modern originals. 

 
 
8:45am
Lake Forest Park

T'ai Chi Class

April 6, 2019 - 8:45am

Lake Forest Park

Practitioners of all abilities, age 13 and above, are welcome on a weekly or drop-in basis. 
 

 
 
10:00am
Lake Forest Park

Edible Book Festival

April 6, 2019 - 10:00am

Lake Forest Park

Part literary, part culinary, and part artistic, the Edible Book Festival is sure to tickle your tastebuds and your funny bone! This edible art exhibition will feature "books" made of food and inspired by some of your favorite titles. Come out and enjoy seeing AND tasting these mouthwatering manuscripts!

 
 
10:00am
Lake Forest Park

Commons Art-In

April 6, 2019 - 10:00am

Lake Forest Park

Come make art at this free, drop-in creative time for drawing and painting artists at all levels of experience. Bring your own art supplies (no oil paints/solvents, please). Look for the plastic-covered tables in the Commons.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Gregory Erich Phillips - The Exile

April 6, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Leila stepped off the plane in Colombia, recognizing the familiar air. She couldn't believe she'd been deported. It had to be a mistake. She had to find a way back before it was too late, before the people she fled from years ago were aware of her return. It had all been going so right. A successful career working for one of the top mortgage brokers in Phoenix. Love. Leila had all the elements of her life just where she wanted them.
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Christina Thatcher - More Than You Were

April 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

In July 2013, David Thatcher died of a drug overdose in America. More Than You Were was written by his daughter, to try to understand what came after. The result is a striking collection of poetry which explores addiction, family politics, childhood memories, and grief. Her short, sharp poems home in on situations to reveal their complex relationship and the challenges she faced after losing him.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

I Can Fly Twice As High: The Book Club That Dances!

April 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

A dance class in a bookstore?? That's right! I Can Fly Twice As High is a dance class (with the opportunity to learn contemporary phrase work and to create some of your own) for readers and a book club for dancers! 

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Ray Skjelbred and the Yeti Chasers "Swing" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

April 6, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Giving our poor old piano the ride of its life, the ubiquitous Mr. Skjelbred shreds on the ivories with his Sasquatch-seeking buddies on drums, bass, and horns. A Commons favorite!
 

 
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11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Sunday Morning Wordplay

April 7, 2019 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Join other logophiles and enjoy all kinds of word games, from Prolix and Wordsters to Fictionary and Word on the Street.

 
 
1:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Turkish Conversation

April 7, 2019 - 1:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Whether Turkish is your first or second language, this is a chance to meet new and old friends for tea or coffee and enjoy conversation in Turkish.

 
 
3:00pm
Seward Park

Elisa Murray - 52 Seattle Adventures With Kids

April 7, 2019 - 3:00pm

Seward Park

 

 From secret beaches to off-the-radar bike paths to tree house hotels, “52 Seattle Adventures With Kids” is a local’s guide to the most affordable and awesome family outings around the Puget Sound region and beyond. Organized by season, the book helps parents make the most of this extraordinary region, highlighting indoor and outdoor adventures for every week of the year. Written by parents, for parents, and is packed with insider tips on saving, snacktime stops and staycation know-how.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Stacey Marie Brown - The Unlucky Ones & Twisted Love

April 7, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

The Unlucky Ones

Misfortune. Bad luck. Heartache.

 
 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park

Mah Jongg

April 8, 2019 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center welcomes players of all skills to a day of Mah Jongg.

 
 
6:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Knitting Help and Lessons

April 8, 2019 - 6:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Come early for the Knitting Book Club to get free lessons and tips! Lessons start at 6:30pm and the book club starts at 7pm.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Harlan Coben - Run Away

April 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

TICKETED EVENT Harlan Coben joined in-conversation with bestselling author Kristin Hannah! Pre-Order a copy of RUN AWAY with Third Place Books and receive TWO tickets for the event (book available March 19) Tickets required for admission and signing line
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

African-American Writers' Alliance Poetry Reading

April 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us for a reading with the African-American Writers' Alliance. The AAWA, a diverse and dynamic collective of Seattle-area writers of African descent, provides an informal and supportive forum for new and published writers. AAWA has published four anthologies: Sometimes I Wander in 1998, Gifted Voices in 2000, Words? Words! Words in 2005, and Threads in 2010. Members will read from their work.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Magic Monday

April 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Held the second Monday of the month, each show features the Pacific Northwest's finest magicians performing feats of mystery, wonder and the bizarre. With its origins in the theaters of London and New York, Magic Monday is a cabaret of conjuring in the intimate setting of our bookstore.

 
 
10:30am
Lake Forest Park

LFP Garden Club Meeting

April 9, 2019 - 10:30am

Lake Forest Park

The LFP Garden Club holds its monthly business meeting at 9:30, and a public program with guest speaker at 10:30. This month, Christina Pfeiffer talks about “Gardening in Tough Spots."

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

French Conversation

April 9, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Practice your French in a relaxed and supportive environment. No matter your level, all are welcome.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Box Brown - Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America

April 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

In Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America, author Box Brown delves deep into this troubling history and offers a rich, entertaining, and thoroughly researched graphic essay on the legacy of cannabis legislation in America.

Box Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and comic publisher from Philadelphia. His books include the New York Times-bestselling Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, Tetris: The Games People Play, and Is This Guy For Real?: The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

J.A. Jance - The A List

April 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

 

In the next "devilish page-turner" (People) from New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance, Ali Reynolds learns that no good deed goes unpunished.

More than ten years after the abrupt end of her high-profile broadcasting career, Ali Reynolds has made a good life for herself in her hometown of Sedona, Arizona. She has a new house, a new husband, and a flourishing cybersecurity company called High Noon Enterprises, where her team of veritable technological wizards hunts down criminals one case at a time.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Transgender in Seattle

April 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A social support group for members of the transgender community.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons Game Night

April 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join the fun and play a variety of board and card games in the Stadler Room on the first Wednesday and in the Commons on the remaining Wednesdays of the month.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Dave Barry - Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog

April 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

*TICKETED EVENT* Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and one of America's favorite humorists, Dave Barry! Pre-Order a copy of Lessons From Lucy with Third Place Books and receive TWO tickets for the event (book available April 2) Tickets required for admission and signing line
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Box Brown - Cannabis

April 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

In CANNABIS: The Illegalization of Weed in America, author Box Brown delves deep into this troubling history and offers a rich, entertaining, and thoroughly researched graphic essay on the legacy of cannabis legislation in America. Mexico, 1519 CE. During the Spanish conquests Cortés introduced hemp farming as part of his violent colonial campaign. In secret, locals began cultivating the plant for consumption. It eventually made its way to the United States through the immigrant labor force where it was shared with black laborers.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Lorraine Devon Wilke - The Alchemy of Noise

April 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Chris Hawkins and Sidonie Frame meet by work happenstance and fall quickly in love, convinced happiness is theirs for the taking. Life, however, has other plans. In this timely and provocative drama, the interracial couple transcends culture clashes, police encounters, and resistance from select family and friends, only to have a violent arrest leave them questioning everything—including each other.
 
 
10:30am
Lake Forest Park

CANCELLED - Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

April 11, 2019 - 10:30am

Lake Forest Park

April Schedule has CHANGED. 

No sessions on April 4 and 11. WILL meet on April 18 and 25 instead.


Join other parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children ages birth to 5 in front of the stage for art, games, and conversation, sponsored and led by the Shoreline Family Support Center.

Contact: Tanya Laskelle
Email: tanya@chs-nw.org

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Spanish Conversation

April 11, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Join beginning to advanced Spanish speakers for casual conversation.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Mary Daheim - A Case of Bier (in-conversation with Candace Robb)

April 11, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

*This event was postponed from the February schedule due to inclement weather; this is the new event date*

Join us for this special book launch with the Sisters in Crime Mystery Writers  Mary Daheim celebrates the release of her 68th book in-conversation with Candace Robb!
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Matt Pentz - The Sound and the Glory

April 11, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

The Seattle Sounders were a sensation from the start, attracting crowds of sizes unlike any MLS team had ever seen. In order to reach the ambitious goals the club set for itself, the Sounders needed the jolt of a championship. To get there would require tumult previously unknown to a club built on stability. This is a Cinderella story for all MLS fans and every Sounder at heart.

 
 
11:00am
Ravenna

PJ Library Song & Story Time

April 12, 2019 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us every Friday at 11am for songs and stories with a storyteller from PJ Library! PJ Library Song & Story Times are fun, free gatherings where kids and parents enjoy singing, activities, and storytelling from the PJ Library’s wonderful Jewish-themed children’s books.  
 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Gloria Burgess - Pass it On

April 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Pass It On! by Gloria J. McEwen Burgess and illustrated by Gerald Purnell is a children's picture book about the author's father, Earnest McEwen Jr., and his life-changing relationship with Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Faulkner.

As a young boy, Ernie (Earnest McEwen Jr.) dreamed of a better life for his family in the segregated South of the 1930s. More than anything, he wanted to go to college. 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Oliver Amatist - Time Within a Leaf

April 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

By focusing on his own experience, Oliver Amatist is able to add perspective to those affected by mental illness. Amatist is a free verse spoken word poet emerging in the performance art community. He aims to bring that mentality to his tour of Washington State cafes, book stores, and poetry venues.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Alma y Azucar "Latin" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

April 12, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Our Around the World (in 43 Days) world music series continues heating up with the sultry and soulful sounds of Alma y Azucar! Be prepared to embark on an excursion of soul, tradition, and Latin flavor that you won’t want to miss! 

 
 
8:45am
Lake Forest Park

T'ai Chi Class

April 13, 2019 - 8:45am

Lake Forest Park

Practitioners of all abilities, age 13 and above, are welcome on a weekly or drop-in basis. 
 

 
 
11:00am
Ravenna

Saturday Morning Story Time - Julia Eckels

April 13, 2019 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us for singing, reading, laughing, and fun.

Every Saturday morning at 11AM. All are welcome!

 
 
6:00pm
Ravenna

Your Voice Matters Hosted by The Narrative Project

April 13, 2019 - 6:00pm

Ravenna

Join us for our FIRST monthly open mic for writers. Bring a 5-minute piece from the project you’re working on and read it to a supportive group of fellow writers. Sign up sheet is available 10 minutes before we start. All genres are welcome. Come alone or bring a writerly friend.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Kathleen Glasgow - How To Make Friends With The Dark (w/ Shaun David Hutchinson and Rachel Lynn Solomon)

April 13, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

From the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces comes a novel about love and loss and learning how to continue when it feels like you're surrounded by darkness that Karen M. McManus, the New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying, calls "rare and powerful."

Here is what happens when your mother dies.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Elliott Bay Blues Band "Blues" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place

April 13, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Don't miss this killer 5-piece electric blues band playing classic blues, delta blues, southern rock, and more. It's going to be loads of loud, thundering fun, so come on down and bring the whole family for a performance that's not to be 
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11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Sunday Morning Wordplay

April 14, 2019 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Join other logophiles and enjoy all kinds of word games, from Prolix and Wordsters to Fictionary and Word on the Street.

 
 
2:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Offbeats Vocal Jazz Ensemble

April 14, 2019 - 2:30pm

Lake Forest Park

The Offbeats are 16 voices of inspired jazz. Performing swing, blues, Latin, and contemporary music, these adult singers communicate the joy and vitality of a storied art form and have a lot fun doing it. So will you!
 

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Contributors to the 2019 Baseball Prospectus

April 14, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Attention baseball fans, join us at Third Place Books as contributors of the 2019 edition of The New York Times Bestselling Baseball Prospectus guide talk about the 2019 season! 
 
 
6:00pm
Ravenna

Special Poetry Event!

April 14, 2019 - 6:00pm

Ravenna

Please join us for our inaugural National Poetry Month Festival! Ten poets, with both national and local recognition, will take our stage and read from their highly-acclaimed work, offering a sampling of what is happening in the world of poetry both in the Seattle scene and beyond. Their work spans a diverse array of styles, techniques, forms, and subject matter. Featured poets include Laura Da', Kathleen Flenniken, Lily Myers, Michael Schmeltzer, Colleen Louise Barry, and more.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Anne Phyfe Palmer - This Life of Mine

April 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

This Life of Mine is a workbook to inspire people to record the unique details and stories of their lives, both for themselves and for those they will one day leave behind. This illustrated, hard-back journal was designed to create a nuanced portrait of a person’s life through fill-in-the-blanks, short reflections, stories, and drawings.

 
 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park

Mah Jongg

April 15, 2019 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center welcomes players of all skills to a day of Mah Jongg.

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

German Conversation

April 15, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

This is a chance for speakers of all levels to practice in a supportive atmosphere.
 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Booze & Lasers - The Girl With All the Gifts

April 15, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us in a discussion on this month's book, The Girl With All the Gifts by MR Carey on Monday, April 15th at 7pm. Drink specials are available from Raconteur during book clubs and author readings, so grab a glass and join us for a lively literary discussion. Every month our selected titles are discounted 20% through the date of the book club. All are welcome, no purchase required. The Booze & Lasers book club meets on the third Monday of every month.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Deirdre Timmons - Brain Candy

April 15, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

While fighting an aggressive brain tumor, Deirdre must care for her mother with advanced Alzheimer's, raise her teenage daughter, and help her husband chase a new dream - opening a barbecue restaurant. Her greatest defense is her sense of humor in this tender memoir chronicling life struggles that are often tragic - but can still be very funny. Grab a tissue and take a ride as one batty broad battles her way through the tragicomic trials of her most perilous adventure yet - brain cancer.
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Pamela S. Nadell - America's Jewish Women

April 15, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

What does it mean to be a Jewish woman in America? In a gripping historical narrative, Pamela S. Nadell weaves together the stories of a diverse group of extraordinary people — from the colonial-era matriarch Grace Nathan and her great-granddaughter, poet Emma Lazarus, to labor organizer Bessie Hillman and the great justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to scores of other activists, workers, wives, and mothers who helped carve out a Jewish American identity.

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

French Conversation

April 16, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Practice your French in a relaxed and supportive environment. No matter your level, all are welcome.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Mickey Trescott - The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen

April 16, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Eating for both nutrient density and the Autoimmune Protocol has never been so easy thanks to The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen!
 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons Game Night

April 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join the fun and play a variety of board and card games in the Stadler Room on the first Wednesday and in the Commons on the remaining Wednesdays of the month.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Barbara J. Risman - Where the Millennials Will Take Us

April 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

In this book Barbara J. Risman reveals the diverse strategies youth use to negotiate the ongoing gender revolution. Using her theory of gender as a social structure, Risman analyzes life history interviews with a diverse set of Millennials to probe their understanding of gender and how they might change it. Risman reminds us that gender is much more than identity; it also shapes expectations in everyday life, structuring the organization of workplaces, politics, and, ideology.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Survivors Speak: Poetry and Musings from the Local Sex Trade

April 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

This collection of poems is authored by people who represent the beauty of a diverse creation—across race, gender and age. We share a voice that shouts out the suffering we have experienced and sings the hope we live. The communal cry of our souls: we are made for freedom.

Trauma is not uncommon; the physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual harm we have experienced informs our freedom. Our freedom comes through connection. Healing is realized in community.

 
 
10:30am
Lake Forest Park

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

April 18, 2019 - 10:30am

Lake Forest Park

Join parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children ages birth to 5 in front of the stage for art, games, and conversation, led by the Shoreline Family Support Center. 
 

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Spanish Conversation

April 18, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Join beginning to advanced Spanish speakers for casual conversation.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Delia Owens - Where the Crawdads Sing

April 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us at Lake Forest Park for a reading with the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Where the Crawdads Sing
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Marilyn Stablein - Houseboat on the Ganges and a Room in Kathmandu

April 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Letters home detail the life, travels, and studies of a young artist immersing herself in Eastern spiritual and artistic traditions during the late 60s and early 70s. Before the Internet, texting, and social media were ubiquitous, Stablein travels through India, Nepal, and Tibet on a journey from girlhood to adulthood and eventually motherhood.

 
 
11:00am
Ravenna

PJ Library Song & Story Time

April 19, 2019 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us every Friday at 11am for songs and stories with a storyteller from PJ Library! PJ Library Song & Story Times are fun, free gatherings where kids and parents enjoy singing, activities, and storytelling from the PJ Library’s wonderful Jewish-themed children’s books.  
 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Kristin Berger - Echolocation (in-conversation with Ann Tweedy, The Body's Alphabet)

April 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

April is National Poetry Month! Join us at Lake Forest Park as we welcome two award-winning poets from the Northwest! 



 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Rachel Howard in conversation with Joshua Mohr - The Risk of Us

April 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

A poignant, dazzling debut novel about a woman who longs to be a mother, and the captivating, yet troubled child she and her husband take in. For fans of Jenny Offill and Rachel Cusk, The Risk of Us deftly explores the inevitable tests children bring to a marriage, the uncertainties of family life, and the ways true empathy obliterates our defenses.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Shayla Lawson - I Think I'm Ready to See Frank Ocean

April 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us here at Third Place Books in Seward Park for a night of poetry with Shayla Lawson and her newest book, I Think I'm Ready to See Frank Ocean on Friday, April 19 at 7pm.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Mark Riley Trio "Blues" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place

April 19, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Mark Riley is one of Seattle's finest guitar players - with multiple awards to back it up.  Performing both sizzling original and traditional blues, this fierce trio will put on a scorching showcase of unforgettable tunes!

 
 
8:45am
Lake Forest Park

T'ai Chi Class

April 20, 2019 - 8:45am

Lake Forest Park

Practitioners of all abilities, age 13 and above, are welcome on a weekly or drop-in basis. 
 

 
 
11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Seattle Pen Club

April 20, 2019 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Fountain pen fans welcome all who share their hobby. More information at www.seattlepenclub.com.

 
 
11:00am
Ravenna

Saturday Morning Story Time - Ilan Speizer

April 20, 2019 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us for singing, reading, laughing, and fun.

Every Saturday morning at 11AM. All are welcome!

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Heather Durham - Going Feral: Field Notes on Wonder and Wanderlust

April 20, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

In these deeply personal and intellectually curious essays, Heather Durham explores wild America weaving the unique perspectives of trained ecologist, inquisitive philosopher, and restless nomad, probing intricacies of the natural world as profoundly as she does herself. She wanders from New England vernal pools to Pacific Northwest salmon runs, Rocky Mountain pine forests to Desert Southwest sage flats in search of adventure, solace, authenticity, and belonging in the more-than-human world.
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

I Can Fly Twice As High: The Book Club that Dances!

April 20, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

A dance class in a bookstore?? That's right! I Can Fly Twice As High is a dance class (with the opportunity to learn contemporary phrase work and to create some of your own) for readers and a book club for dancers! 

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Moe Ribbs Band "Chicago Blues" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

April 20, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Originals and covers in the style of Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, and others. Chicago blues so greasy you better bring a bib! 
 

 
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11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Sunday Morning Wordplay

April 21, 2019 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Join other logophiles and enjoy all kinds of word games, from Prolix and Wordsters to Fictionary and Word on the Street.

 
 
1:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Turkish Conversation

April 21, 2019 - 1:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Whether Turkish is your first or second language, this is a chance to meet new and old friends for tea or coffee and enjoy conversation in Turkish.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Story Time for Grown Ups!

April 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Grab a glass and join us for stories read by community member Courtney on Sunday, April 21 at 7pm! Drink specials are available from Raconteur during the event. Story Time for Grown Ups happens every third Sunday here at Third Place Books Seward Park.

 

 
 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park

Mah Jongg

April 22, 2019 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center welcomes players of all skills to a day of Mah Jongg.

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

German Conversation

April 22, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

This is a chance for speakers of all levels to practice in a supportive atmosphere.
 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Literary Book Club - Speak No Evil

April 22, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join bookseller Jane to discuss Speak No Evil, a novel by the author of Beasts of No Nation, in which a revelation shared between two privileged teenagers from very different backgrounds sets off a chain of events with devastating consequences.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Rebecca Roanhorse - Storm of Locusts

April 22, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Kai and Caleb Goodacre have been kidnapped just as rumors of a cult sweeping across the reservation leads Maggie and Hastiin to investigate an outpost, and what they find there will challenge everything they've come to know in this action-packed sequel to Trail of Lightning.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Irish Conversation

April 22, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us to practice your cúpla focal (couple of words) with cairde (friends). Fáilte (welcome) to beginners and fluent speakers. 

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

French Conversation

April 23, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Practice your French in a relaxed and supportive environment. No matter your level, all are welcome.

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Coloring for Adults

April 23, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Bring your own coloring supplies (crayons, pencils, books, etc.) and enjoy coloring in good company. Drop-ins welcome so come and go as you can. There's always time to color!

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Lawney Reyes - The Horse Nation

April 23, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

In the early 17th Century, when horses were first introduced to Northwest America, young Indian men took pleasure in finding ways to compete with one another. It was then that Indian Relay Racing was born. When Indian tribes lost their homelands and were forced to live on reservations the interest in horse racing waned. 
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Emily Matyas - Sol y Tierra/Sun and Earth

April 23, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us for an evening of stories and photos with Emily Matyas, author and photographer of Sol y Tierra/Sun and Earth on Tuesday, April 23 at 7pm.

The project explores Mexico over the last thirty years by highlighting the challenges and beauty of life just south of the border. Collectively, the photographs invite dialogue between Mexico and the United States as viewers on both sides may recognize something of themselves in the pictures.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons Game Night

April 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join the fun and play a variety of board and card games in the Stadler Room on the first Wednesday and in the Commons on the remaining Wednesdays of the month.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

RAVENNA - Book Club - Strangers in Their Own Land by by Arlie Russell Hochschild

April 24, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, a bewildered nation turned to Strangers in Their Own Land to understand what Trump voters were thinking when they cast their ballots. Arlie Hochschild, one of the most influential sociologists of her generation, had spent the preceding five years immersed in the community around Lake Charles, Louisiana, a Tea Party stronghold. As Jedediah Purdy put it in the New Republic, "Hochschild is fascinated by how people make sense of their lives. . . . Her] attentive, detailed portraits . . .

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Janaka Stucky - Ascend Ascend

April 24, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

 

Written over the course of twenty days coming in and out of trance states while secluded in the tower of a 100-year-old church, ASCEND ASCEND is rooted in the Jewish mystical tradition of Hekhalot literature. While traditional Hekhalot prose trends dry, Stucky uses poetry to touch the ineffable. Equal parts Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” and Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain,” this long poem documents the ecstatic destruction of the self through its union with the divine.

 

 
 
10:30am
Lake Forest Park

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

April 25, 2019 - 10:30am

Lake Forest Park

Join parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children ages birth to 5 in front of the stage for art, games, and conversation, led by the Shoreline Family Support Center. 
 

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Spanish Conversation

April 25, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Join beginning to advanced Spanish speakers for casual conversation.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Kevin Ticen - When It Mattered Most

April 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

The Forgotten Story of America’s First Stanley Cup, and the War to End All Wars

This is the inspiring story of the first American team to win the Stanley Cup—a feat largely lost to history.

In the winter of 1917, as Europe pulled the U.S. into WWI, a talented band of athletes in the Pacific Northwest fought to turn themselves into an elite team.

 
 
11:00am
Ravenna

PJ Library Song & Story Time

April 26, 2019 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us every Friday at 11am for songs and stories with a storyteller from PJ Library! PJ Library Song & Story Times are fun, free gatherings where kids and parents enjoy singing, activities, and storytelling from the PJ Library’s wonderful Jewish-themed children’s books.  
 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Bill Griffith - Nobody's Fool: The Life and Times of Schlitzie the Pinhead

April 26, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Nobody's Fool follows the story of Schlitzie's long career--from Coney Island and the Ringling Bros. Circus to small-town carnivals and big-city sideshows--which is one of legend. Today, Schlitzie is most well-known for his appearance in the cult classic Freaks. The making of Freaks and Schlitzie's role in the film is a centerpiece of the book.
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Michael Gungor - This: Becoming Free

April 26, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Doubt-filled spiritual leader and reluctant Grammy-nominated Christian musician Michael Gungor finally let go of his belief in God as he tried to whittle together a god that he could love. Through personal story, parable, philosophy, physics, and absurdity, Gungor shows us that who we think we are is an illusion that creates suffering in our lives. This: Becoming Free is a love letter, reminding you of who you truly are under those stories of yours.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

The Buskings "Jazz/World Music" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

April 26, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Grand finale to our world music series! The BusKings will knock your socks off with their colorful palette of worldly music! Featuring the lively, danceable sounds of Klezmer, Mexican, Balkan, and more, they'll take you on a ride that you won’t ever want to get off!

 
 
8:45am
Lake Forest Park

T'ai Chi Class

April 27, 2019 - 8:45am

Lake Forest Park

Practitioners of all abilities, age 13 and above, are welcome on a weekly or drop-in basis. 
 

 
 
9:00am
Seward Park

Independent Bookstore Day

April 27, 2019 - 9:00am

Seward Park

It's our favorite day of the year! Join us as we celebrate the 5th annual Independent Bookstore Day! In addition to being a participating store in the Seattle Bookstore Day Challenge, we'll also be hosting special in-store activities, author meet & greets, a prize wheel, and giveaways all day long.

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In-Store Celebrations

 
 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park

Independent Bookstore Day

April 27, 2019 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park

It's our favorite day of the year!

 
 
9:00am
Ravenna

Independent Bookstore Day

April 27, 2019 - 9:00am

Ravenna

It's our favorite day of the year!

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Laura Kalpakian - The Great Pretenders

April 27, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

The daughter of Hollywood royalty, Roxanne Granville is used to getting what she wants--even if she has to break the rules. But after a falling-out with her grandfather, a powerful movie mogul, she has to face life on her own for the first time....
 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Joe Blue and the Roofshakers - "Rhythm and Blues" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

April 27, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Formerly known as "The Fabulous Roofshakers," these hard rockers return to shake up the dance floor with their wailing blues harp, gritty vocals, soulful saxophone along with a rock-solid rhythm section. 
 

 
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11:00am
Seward Park

Reading with Rover

April 28, 2019 - 11:00am

Seward Park

Love to read? Having trouble reading? Try reading with a friend! Join us on Sunday, April 28th at 11am at our Seward Park location for a special visit from our canine (and human) friends from Reading With Rover.

 
 
11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Sunday Morning Wordplay

April 28, 2019 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Join other logophiles and enjoy all kinds of word games, from Prolix and Wordsters to Fictionary and Word on the Street.

 
 
2:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Computer Q&A: Open Forum. Bring Your Questions!

April 28, 2019 - 2:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Instead of a specific topic, we are throwing the door open to address your technology-related questions and concerns. You are welcome to bring your computers and mobile devices or just your inquiries. We can talk about the month’s tech news, what does AI or Cloud computing really mean, whether to sleep or shutdown, or how to protect your personal information. Join us, bring an inquiring mind and share your thoughts.  Should be a great experience!

 
 
3:00pm
Lake Forest Park

*CANCELLED* Laura Martin Studio Strings Recital

April 28, 2019 - 3:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Everyone is invited to the Laura Martin Studio spring concert at the Commons! Featuring an engaging set of pieces from early to current times, these talented young string players are sure to show off their impressive skills! 

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Ian Doescher - Much Ado About Mean Girls

April 28, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Power struggles. Bitter rivalries. Jealousy. Betrayals. Star-crossed lovers. When you consider all these plot points, it's pretty surprising William Shakespeare didn't write Mean Girls. But now fans can treat themselves to the epic drama--and heroic hilarity--of the classic teen comedy rendered with the wit, flair, and iambic pentameter of the Bard.
 
 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park

Mah Jongg

April 29, 2019 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center welcomes players of all skills to a day of Mah Jongg.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Science on Tap

April 29, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Science on Tap is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere.

It is held every last Monday in the Vios Cafe at Third Place.

Click here for more information about Science on Tap, including upcoming speakers and topics.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

CANCELLED - John Luzzi - Dads Know Best

April 29, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Due to unforeen scheduling changes, this event has been cancelled. We're working to reschedule now: please keep an eye on our website, or sign up for our email newsletter, to stay up-to-date!  
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Lit Wits: A Teen Book Club - An Enchantment of Ravens

April 29, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join bookseller Avery for snacks and chats on An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson. Every month our selected title is discounted 20% through the date of the book club. Ages 13-19 recommended, no purchase required. The Lit Wits meet on the last Monday of every month.

 

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

French Conversation

April 30, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Practice your French in a relaxed and supportive environment. No matter your level, all are welcome.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Janelle Bruland - The Success Lie: 5 Simple Truths to Overcome Overwhelm and Achieve Peace of Mind

April 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

We all want a life that matters and to reach our full potential. We often fail to recognize the gap between what is and what could be… life’s to-do’s and have to’s have sucked our energy and our dreams have been set aside and forgotten. 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Black Lit Book Club - Who Fears Death

April 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Welcome back to the Black Lit Book Club, hosted by Shannon Hanks-Mackey, managing editor of the Black Scholar journal. Gathering on the last Tuesday of each month, readers will explore the works of black authors from Africa and across the diaspora. This is a book club intended for black, indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC).