Adas Featured Events
Ada's Featured Events
You are cordially invited to celebrate the opening of the newest part of the Ada's family: The Lab!
The Lab at Ada's is an events space. It's a gathering place for parties & meetings -- with an old science feel. The Lab will also host learning and tasting experiences, from unique coffee brewing to cocktail mixology.
We invite you to get to know our cool new space while enjoying complimentary food and drink. There will also be a raffle with chances to win tickets to some of the first events that will be held in The Lab!
You made it possible to grow, expand, and explore so many facets of what Ada's wants to offer this community. Come see where we're headed next!
Follow The Lab on Instagram for Progress Updates and Sneak Peeks!
Ada's will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. See you on Friday!
We'll be closing at 4:00pm on Christmas Eve.
We're closed for Christmas! See you on the 26th!
We'll be closing at 4:00pm on New Year's Eve.
We will be closed on New Year's Day and the day after for inventory. See you on the 3rd!
We will be closed on January 2nd for inventory. See you Tuesday!
We will be closing at 4:30PM for our staff holiday party.
NUCLEAR POWER, CLIMATE CHANGE AND OUR FUTURE:
How big a deal is radiation?
with: Todd Cloutier
In partnership with Cascadia Climate Action
Growing evidence indictates that nuclear power will need to play a role in meeting the world’s increasing energy needs. Let’s put the risks of radiation from nuclear power in perspective. Is a small amount repeated over a long time as deadly as a large amount? How much radiation do we live with every day? Is it safe to live next to a nuclear power plant?
Bring your questions and concerns and hear from Todd Cloutier, who has a BS in Physics, MS in Mechanical Engineering and served as a US Navy Submarine Officer for 24 years with responsibilities that included the operation and maintenance of nuclear reactors. Cloutier also trained Navy radiation workers on radiation and contamination controls.
Join special host Brandon Paul Weaver for this exciting and educational whiskey tasting event! Guided tastings of five American whiskies will be given alongside a curated menu of cocktails.
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Tickets are $35 and include presentation, tastings, and a cocktail.
Making great coffee at home is easy when you have tools and know how to use 'em. Join long time Seattle coffee professional Lorrie Mahieu and friends for a demonstration of three popular home coffee brewers, the Aeropress, Chemex, and Clever Pour Over.
Tickets are $35 and include a bag of whole bean coffee and tasting throughout the workshop.
If “QamuSHa'”, “Anha zhilak yera norethaan”, “Gi melin.”, or "01001001 00100000 01101100 01101111 01110110 01100101 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00001010" makes you swoon, then The Lab at Ada's is the place for your pre-heart day dinner. What better place to celebrate your love than a space inspired by Pierre and Marie Curie?
This is a prix fixe plated dinner.
Tickets are $100 per couple, or $55 for a single ticket. Tickets include appetizer, entree, and dessert. Drinks and gratuity not included.
Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What to Do About It
With Author Jennifer Stisa Granick
Talk is 6-7:30. Doors open at 5pm and a book signing, that is open to all regardless of ticket, will start at 7:30.
About our event:
It is no secret that US Intelligence Agencies - American Spies - have aggressively pushed technological, legal and political boundaries of lawful surveillance. How does the reality of modern surveillance differ from popular understanding? Are mass surveillance and democracy compatible? The Lab at Ada's welcomes author and Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, Jennifer Stisa Granick, to discuss and answer these questions and more.
Join us for a presentation, discussion and book signing of Jennifer's work: American Spies; Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care and What to do About It. Custom cocktails will be available.
This event is 21+ only.
Jennifer Stisa Granick is the Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. From 2001 to 2007, Granick was Executive Director of CIS and taught Cyberlaw, Computer Crime Law, Internet intermediary liability, and Internet law and policy. From 2007 to 2010 she served as the Civil Liberties Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Granick practices, speaks, and writes about computer crime and security, electronic surveillance, security vulnerability disclosure, encryption policy, and the Fourth Amendment. In March of 2016, she received Duo Security’s Women in Security Academic Award for her expertise in the field as well as her direction and guidance for young women in the security industry. Before teaching at Stanford, Granick spent almost a decade practicing criminal defense law in California.
About the book:
US intelligence agencies - the eponymous American spies - are exceedingly aggressive, pushing and sometimes bursting through the technological, legal and political boundaries of lawful surveillance. Written for a general audience by a surveillance law expert, this book educates readers about how the reality of modern surveillance differs from popular understanding. Weaving the history of American surveillance - from J. Edgar Hoover through the tragedy of September 11th to the fusion centers and mosque infiltrators of today - the book shows that mass surveillance and democracy are fundamentally incompatible. Granick shows how surveillance law has fallen behind while surveillance technology has given American spies vast new powers. She skillfully guides the reader through proposals for reining in massive surveillance with the ultimate goal of surveillance reform.
American Spies is published by Cambridge University Press and available at Ada's Technical Books & Cafe.
Nuclear Power, Climate Change, and Our Future: What About The Waste?
Nuclear power plants generate clean electricity---without CO2 emissions. They also create waste in the form of used nuclear fuel. How much is there and what can we do about it? Let’s talk about that.
Bring your concerns and questions and hear from an expert. James Conca is a Senior Scientist for an environmental remediation company, UFA Ventures, Inc; an Affiliate Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory; an Adjunct Professor at WSU; and a Forbes contributor on energy and environmental issues (http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/.)
We'll be holding this talk in The Lab at Ada's, an exciting new event space at Ada's Technical Books. Beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase.