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Events Calendar

October 22 Events

September 1 - February 1, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutch Research Study Exploring the Common Cold

Do you have a lot of colds and wonder why? Do you never get colds? If you are around kids and want to help us answer these questions, please join our study.

Help us understand why some people get sick from the common cold more than others. We are currently recruiting about 200 people to participate in our study. We hope that this study may provide information to help with designing a vaccine for Rhinovirus or for other viruses. Rhinoviruses are responsible for causing 30-50% of common colds.  Some people report getting a lot of colds each year while others report never getting sick.

This study will compare the immune response to the common cold (rhinovirus) between people who feel like they rarely have cold symptoms versus those who have them more often.  We hope that by closely following the body’s specific immune responses in someone who has exposure to the common cold, we can better understand which responses may be required for a successful vaccine against the common cold.

More information can be found here.

October 22, 6:00 pm, thinkspaceSEATTLE

TEDxSeattle Salon: How to Take Action as an Effective Ally

Raise your personal and cultural consciousness around driving inclusivity one act at a time.

Have you witnessed someone being discriminated against or treated with disrespect, and wish you knew how to be a stronger advocate, an ally? Join Anastacia-Renee in a conversation around effective ally-ship for a better understanding of how to navigate this path.

Step out of your comfort zone and intentionally invite more diversity into your life by:

– Opening your awareness to your own unconscious bias

– Kindly questioning that bias

– Initiating positive action to support those facing discrimination in any situation (e.g. race, gender, culture, economic, sexual orientation, personal beliefs, and other).

It is recommended that you bring a notebook to capture reflections and actions.

Learn through impactful exercises and discussions and elevate your awareness of the impact you have. Recognize and consider what you want to do with your power. Broker connections. Bridge the divide.

Anastacia-Renee is an award-winning multi-genre writer, educator, and interdisciplinary artist. Her cross-genre writing has appeared in a TEDx talk and she teaches poetry and multi-genre workshops at Hugo House, libraries, universities, and high schools.

Note food is not covered in ticket fee

Feel free to bring food to the event or you can place an order as part of a group delivery by following the directions below:

– Go to to place your boxed lunch orders.

– Delivery address: Thinkspace Seattle, 1700 Westlake Ave N Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98109

– Delivery time: 5:45pm

Note on order: “TEDxSeattle” to waive the delivery fee and tie to the group order.

Directions to the event

Thinkspace Seattle, 1700 Westlake Ave N Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98109. Free parking is available after 4 pm in certain lots near the building.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here.

September 24 - December 7, MadArt


MadArt presents Lure, a site-specific installation by artists/architects Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers of Dream the Combine, in collaboration with Seattle-based artist/engineer Clayton Binkley. Inspired by the interplay of light, people, and the architectural environment of MadArt Studio, Lure explores how the gallery engages with public space. The structure—both object and environment, lure and trap—consists of hovering pathways formed by steel supports and sliding opacities of mesh and plaster. Visitors step from the sidewalk directly into the artwork, instantly becoming immersed in a looping circulatory system that encourages exploration, curiosity, and reciprocal engagement between the form and its audiences.

Open Studio (open during construction/installation):

September 24 – October 17

Tues-Fri 12-5pm

Opening Reception:

October 17 @ 6pm

Exhibition Period:

October 18 – December 7

Tues-Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 12-5pm

Artist Talk:

Wednesday, October 30 @ 6pm

UW Architecture Hall Room 147

Photo credit: Pablo Enriquez courtesy of MoMA PS1, and the work is titled “Hide and Seek”

September 10 - October 30, Winston Wachter


Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle is pleased to announce our fifth solo exhibition with painter Tracy Rocca. The inspiration for this body of work comes from Rocca’s extensive travels through the Rocky Mountains with her family – specifically Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Tetons and Glacier. The compositions are all based on Rocca’s photographs and memories from these family adventures. From each photographic reference point, Rocca then strips away the instantly recognizable details of the landscape in an attempt to present the viewer with a small sense of what it might feel like to be at the foot of the Tetons, or to stand in awe in a deep glacial valley. Rocca’s ethereal, abstract paintings are carefully built up over time to achieve their characteristic luminosity and unique sense of depth. Her painting process is slow and methodical, using layers of oil and pigment to delicately build and blur the paint into soft transitions of color and glowing light. Her blurred images, which are rooted in landscape, seek to soften our attention and create a space where the mind can rest. Through her dreamy compositions, Rocca draws the viewer in to a meditative focus on nature.

Tracy Rocca’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and is included in the United States Embassies Collection, the Microsoft Art Collection, the Ritz Carlton and the University of New Mexico Collection.


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of water from Lake Union used to level Denny Hill