5 things to do in Seattle today: Wednesday, January 8

Jan 7 2020, 11:30 pm

Science, reading, noir films, Harry Potter, and more. We’re celebrating all of the geeky things to do in Seattle today, Wednesday, December 8.

Seattle Science Slam


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You’ve heard of poetry slams and open mics, now get ready for the twenty-second edition of Seattle Science Slam. Three scientists will take the stage and explain their research projects in short talks that are easy to follow. Your applause decides who wins.

When: January 8, 2020
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Optimism Brewing Company — 1158 Broadway, Seattle
Admission: Free

Silent Reading Party


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The perfect night out for introverts, bring your favorite book to the cozy Fireside Room of Hotel Sorrento. Although you’ll be surrounded by strangers, it’s encouraged that you keep silent and only pay attention to your true love, the pages in your latest novel.

When: January 8, 2020
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Hotel Sorrento — 900 Madison Street
Admission: Free

Cinéma du Sound

Timbre Room

Watch a collage of visions and vibrations appear before you as an array of films and movies play along to live DJ sets by local talent. The films will be revealed when the event begins.

When: January 8, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Timbre Room — 1809 Minor Avenue, Seattle
Admission: 21+; $5; tickets are available online and in-store

Harry Potter Trivia


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What position does Harry play on his Quidditch team? What is an Auror? What type of dragon did Harry face in his first Tri-Wizard Tournament task? If you know the answer to any of these questions or want to hear more, Harry Potter Trivia is your place to go. With 70 questions about the Order of the Phoenix taking place in two hours, you’re sure to be able to answer at least a few.

When: January 8, 2020
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: Floating Bridge Brewing — 722 NE 45th Street, Seattle
Admission: $7; tickets are available online

Alfredo Ghosts


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There’s something liberating about going to a mid-week concert. Perhaps it’s the fact that you should be in bed, getting ready for the next day, or because there aren’t many people partying on a Wednesday. Either way, don’t miss Alfredo Ghosts, Scorn Dog, Smoker Dad, and Hellbat taking over Chop Suey.

When: January 8, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Chop Suey — 1325 East Madison Street, Seattle
Admission: 21+; $8+; tickets available online or in-person

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