The ACLU Annual Membership Conference welcomes everyone to learn about the ensuing challenges of the 21st century. Speakers will discuss the rise of surveillance and loss of privacy, and ACLU clients will share why they have chosen to fight against drug testing, ethnic profiling, and internet censorship. Suggested donation $10 general, $5 students. Noon - 6:30 p.m., University of Washington, Kane Hall. Info: www.aclu-wa.org.
The biographical film James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket traces the fascinating life story of the quintessential American writer. Baldwin led many lives, including being a preacher, working for the railroad, writing abroad, and actively participating in the Civil Rights Movement. His books and articles eloquently penetrated topics of racism, homosexuality, and inter-racial relationships. Donation $3 and up. Sat., Feb. 24, 6 p.m. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S.
In an area associated with terrorism, Maliha Masood connected with a multi-dimensional Muslim identity that is unseen in the West. Her memoir, Zaatar Days, Henna Nights, recounts her adventures after she bought a one-way ticket to the Middle East. 2 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S. Main St.
Byron Schenkman and musical friends share three intimate recitals of Beethoven’s work in context of the 18th- and 19th-century composers. Tickets $12 and up. 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave.
“The Future of Health: James McManus and Ron Reagan on Stem Cells” addresses the contested topic from a variety of vantages, including international policy, personal choice, and alternative treatments. McManus became interested when he faced his daughter’s juvenile diabetes; Reagan spoke in support of federal funding for stem cell research at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Tickets $5. 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave.
Until Wednesday 2/28
In 1933, claiming they were cleansing the national character, German students torched 25,000 books. The exhibit Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings features reproduction of photographs, newspapers, and books, as well as audiovisual programs and interactive computer stations. The displays also reveal contemporary censorship. Mon.-Thurs. 6 a.m. - 10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun. 1-10 p.m., University of Washington, Odegaard Library.
Seattle food writer Cynthia Nims presents “Discovering the Roots of Northwest Cuisine.” She surveys the region’s fare to determine if we have a unique menu characterized by ingredients, personalities, and style. Tickets $8 general, $6 People for Puget Sound members and students. REI, 222 Yale Ave. N. Info: www.pugetsound.org.
On her 24th birthday, Barbara Sonneborn was told that her husband had been killed in Vietnam. Twenty years later, she set out on a trek through the country where he fought and died. The film, Regret to Inform, captures her conversations with widows from both sides of the war that changed their lives forever. 7 p.m., Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Place N.
Until Saturday 3/3
Seven medical professionals convene to decide the fate of the next organ transplant. With only one heart and four patients in need, how will they decide? Morality, science, money, and private crises clash in Mark St. Germain’s drama The God Committee. Tickets $25 and up. Wed. and Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Taproot Theatre Company, 204 N 85th St., www.taproottheatre.org.
Featuring Jan Strout and Cindy Domingo, co-founders of the U.S. Women and Cuba Collaboration, Peace by Peace: Women on the Frontlines is a celebration of the worldwide movement for reconciliation and justice. 7 p.m., Queen Anne United Methodist Church, 1606 Fifth Ave. W.
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