Adas Featured Events

Ada's Featured Events

11/15/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

11/15/2016 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

- Join our Facebook Group

 

11/17/2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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! 

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Follow The Lab on Instagram for Progress Updates and Sneak Peeks!

11/17/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- To see this year's list of books, click here.

- To join the mailing list for this book club, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

 

11/24/2016 - 8:00am to 9:00pm

Ada's will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. See you on Friday!

11/30/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-To see this year's list of books, click here

-To purchase this month's book, click here

12/01/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come to these bi-monthly meetings to discuss two books, one fiction and one non-fiction, with a similar topic in common! 

- See this season's book list.

- Purchase this month's fiction book.

- Purchase this month's non-fiction book.

12/13/2016 - 7:00pm

Join us for a survey of graphic novel favorites chosen by a rotating group of Ada's staff members. 

- To see this season's list of books, click here

- To join our Facebook group, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

12/14/2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy logic puzzles? Looking for a challenge? Join your fellow puzzlers once a month for puzzle club, led by Pavel Curtis (maker of the Adalogical Aenigma). To join the mailing list for monthly reminders, click here.

12/15/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- To see this year's list of books, click here.

- To join the mailing list for this book club, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

12/20/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

- Join our Facebook Group

12/20/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

12/22/2016 - 12:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-To see this year's list of books, click here

-To purchase this month's book, click here

12/24/2016 - 4:00pm

We'll be closing at 4:00pm on Christmas Eve. 

12/25/2016 - 8:00am to 10:00pm

We're closed for Christmas! See you on the 26th!

12/31/2016 - 4:00pm

We'll be closing at 4:00pm on New Year's Eve. 

01/01/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00pm

We will be closed on New Year's Day and the day after for inventory. See you on the 3rd!

01/02/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00pm

We will be closed on January 2nd for inventory. See you Tuesday!

01/09/2017 - 4:30pm

We will be closing at 4:30PM for our staff holiday party. 

01/10/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of graphic novel favorites chosen by a rotating group of Ada's staff members. 

- To see this season's list of books, click here

- To join our Facebook group, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

01/12/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

01/16/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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.

01/18/2017 - 7:30pm
HiveBio Discussion Series: Graafstra on Body Hacking
 
What is the line boundary humanity and technology, and what happens when we blur that line? Amal Graafstra, noted DIY body-hacker, has been pushing this boundary of body augmentation by pioneering practices in DIY radio-frequency identification (RFID) device implantation, allowing him to communication with the technological world around him. This month in the HiveBio Discussion Series, Graafstra will be discussing his journey in RFID-implantation and the future of human-technology interactions.
01/19/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- To see this year's list of books, click here.

- To join the mailing list for this book club, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

01/24/2017 - 11:15am

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

- Join our Facebook Group

01/27/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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.

[pol-ee-math-ic] adj pertaining to acquaintance with many branches of learning
1615-25; <Greek polymathḗs learned, having learned much, 
equivalent topoly- poly- + -mathēs, adj. derivative of manthánein to learn
[sim-poh-zee-uh m] noun (in ancient Greece or Rome) a convivial meeting for drinking and intellectual conversation.
1580-90; < Latin < Greek sympósion drinking party, equivalent to sym-sym- + po- (variant stem of pī́nein to drink) + -sion noun suffix

Tickets are $35 and include presentation, tastings, and a cocktail.

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02/02/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come to these bi-monthly meetings to discuss two books, one fiction and one non-fiction, with a similar topic in common! 

- See this season's book list.

- Purchase this month's fiction book.

- Purchase this month's non-fiction book.

02/04/2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

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.

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02/09/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-Join the Meetup group

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

02/10/2017 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm

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.

 

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02/14/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of graphic novel favorites chosen by a rotating group of Ada's staff members. 

- To see this season's list of books, click here

- To join our Facebook group, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

02/16/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- To see this year's list of books, click here.

- To join the mailing list for this book club, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

02/20/2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

American Spies; 
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 ItCustom cocktails will be available.

This event is 21+ only.

About Jennifer:
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.

02/21/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

02/28/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

- Join our Facebook Group

03/03/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Seattle Music Machine Salon (SMMS) is a monthly discussion group, open to all ages and skill levels. Each month we’ll have a presentation and a guided discussion on some aspect of making music with computers and electronics. Topics will include software and hardware tools, compositional strategies, community and culture. The aim is to create a diverse group that will expand viewpoints and spark new projects. 

SMMS meets every first Friday from 7–9pm in our Programming Room. 

Sponsored by [Madrona Labs.](http://madronalabs.com)

03/07/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

In the Programming Room

03/07/2017 - 7:00pm

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.

03/08/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

In the Programming Room

03/09/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-Join the Meetup group

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

03/15/2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join HiveBio for their monthly discussion group in the Programming Room! Facilitated by HiveBio member Max Showalter, the discussion group is the perfect place to learn more about HiveBio Community Lab, discuss a project that you have in mind, talk about an interesting development in bioscience, and meet like-minded citizen scientists. See you there!

03/16/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

 

This event will be 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. Please note that The Lab at Ada's is 21+ only.

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Finding a good data scientist has been likened to hunting for a unicorn; the required combination of technical skills is simply very hard to find in one person. The Data Science Handbook provides a crash course in data science, combining all the necessary skills into a single unified discipline.

$60 entry includes a copy of the book, author presentation & book signing and a drink.

FIELD CADY is the data scientist at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, where he develops tools that use machine learning to mine scientific literature. He has a BS in physics and math from Stanford University and an MA in computer science from Carnegie Mellon.

More about the book: The Data Science Handbook provides a crash course in data science, combining all the necessary skills into a single unified discipline. It is an ideal resource for data analysis methodology and big data software tools.

 

03/16/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- To see this year's list of books, click here.

- To join the mailing list for this book club, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

03/19/2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Our Secret Better Lives is a novel for anyone who's ever fallen in love with a song.

Katy has a rack full of Nirvana and Soundgarden CDs. She's seen Pearl Jam in concert, twice. She never imagined she would be the one behind the microphone.

Join author Matthew Amster-Burton for a reading, signing and Q&A about his newest book: Our Secret Better Lives. Fall in love with the '90's all over again!

Read more about the author and his newest book here: https://matthewamsterburton.com/

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03/20/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

In the Programming Room every 3rd Monday

03/21/2017 - 7:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

03/28/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

- Join our Facebook Group

03/29/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Electronic Rights Rainier for a roundtable discussion of privacy and security while crossing the border with your devices. We'll talk about technical measures you can take, experiences with border security, and recent newsworthy decisions that may affect your decisions on what to take with you on your trip and what information you are willing to disclose. Come join us, learn, and contribute your own knowledge!

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03/30/2017 - 7:30pm

Ada's is partnering with Town Hall Seattle to present Eugenia Cheng and her book "Beyond Infinity"

Eugenia Cheng is Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Sheffield. As one of few women in her field, Cheng aims to reach a wide audience about all things math and dispel the phobia that many people feel regarding the subject. Her popular Youtube videos explaining a variety of math topics have been viewed more than 700,000 times. In Beyond Infinity, Cheng takes readers on an entertaining journey from math at its most elemental to its loftiest abstractions. Along the way she considers questions like why some numbers are uncountable or why infinity plus one is not the same as one plus infinity. Weaving in her expertise as a chef, she offers some surprising scenarios: planning a dinner party for 7 billion people using a chessboard, making a chicken-sandwich sandwich, and creating infinite cookies from a finite ball of dough. With accessibility and entertainment as her primary goals, Cheng provides a rich—and relevant—recipe for learning math.

You can purchase the book here.

And you can purchase tickets to the event here.

04/04/2017 - 7:00pm

We're partnering with Town Hall Seattle to present this Panel Discussion featuring Dr. James Conca, Dr. Nick Touran, Kristin Zaitz, Scott Montgomery.

Many leading scientists and world bodies say nuclear energy resources will be a key component in combating climate change, but myths and misconceptions about the use of nuclear resources persist. How can nuclear energy make a difference given the challenges it faces, some real and some imagined?

Join Seattle Friends of Fission at Town Hall Seattle for a lively discussion featuring a panel of experts with national and global perspectives on how we can safely use nuclear energy to fight climate change.

Panelists include:
Dr. James Conca, Forbes.com contributor on energy and environmental issues
Nick Touran, advanced nuclear reactor physicist, TerraPower
Kristin Zaitz, senior consulting engineer, Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant
Moderator: Scott Montgomery, nationally acclaimed writer, and adjunct faculty, UW Jackson School of Intl. Studies

04/06/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come to these bi-monthly meetings to discuss two books, one fiction and one non-fiction, with a similar topic in common! 

- See this season's book list.

- Purchase this month's fiction book.

- Purchase this month's non-fiction book.

 

04/10/2017 - 7:00pm

We're partnering with Town Hall Seattle to present "How Long to Look Before Leaping" with Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths

Look before you leap. We’ve all heard this piece of advice. But is it helpful? Whether considering trivial matters, like trying to find a parking spot or weighing life-changing decisions like choosing a spouse, it’s difficult to find the balance between passing up a great opportunity or making a choice too quickly. Author Brian Christian and cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths have teamed up to bring you a statistically tested formula for decision-making. In Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions, they explore the way that algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives to help us know exactly how long we should look before we leap. They will talk about how these algorithms designed for computers can also untangle our human questions.

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04/11/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

 

This event will be 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. Please note that The Lab at Ada's is 21+ only.

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Learn the psychological constrictions of attention, perception, memory, disposition, motivation, and social influence that determine whether customers will be receptive to your digital innovations. Ada's presents author David C. Evans for a presentation and book signing of his new book Bottlenecks: Aligning UX Design With User Psychology.

04/11/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of graphic novel favorites chosen by a rotating group of Ada's staff members. 

- To see this season's list of books, click here

- To join our Facebook group, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

04/13/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-Join the Meetup group

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

04/17/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

In the Programming Room every 3rd Monday

04/18/2017 - 7:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

04/20/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- To see this year's list of books, click here.

- To join the mailing list for this book club, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

04/25/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

- Join our Facebook Group

04/27/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ever felt overwhelmed by the plethora of machine learning and data science information? Not sure which algorithms to use to scope out your problem? Matt Kirk can help you get started. 

Join us for a presentation and discussion that will help you: learn to test whether an algorithm can solve your problem, decide which of the 13 technology stacks to use to house your data, quickly categorize algorithms and determine which one to use on your project, and deliver and test production-quality machine learning code. 

A signing of Thoughtful Machine Learning with Python will follow the presentation.

 

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04/28/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

From climate change, to EPA regulations, to internet privacy, and more, the 21st century's policy discussions would greatly benefit from the voices of STEM workers. But often, cultural misunderstandings and miscommunications can make these conversations impossible to have. 

Come learn how to advocate for science and the role of evidence more effectively from Joy Delyria, Interpretive Programs Supervisor at the Pacific Science Center, and Ariana Coveney, a linguistics and cultural communications instructor with a background in psychology. 

Discover what techniques work, and why, and get a chance to practice them. 

Hosted by 314 Action Seattle.

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04/29/2017 - 8:00am

Join one of the biggest book parties in the country! Seattle Bookstore Day (part of Independent Bookstore Day) celebrates our independent bookstores with parties, prizes, exclusive merchandise, giveaways, and the ambitious bookstore day challenge. 

On Seattle Bookstore Day, get your passport stamped at 19 local bookstores to be crowned a bookstore day champion and receive 25 percent off at all stores for a year! Get your passport stamped at three local stores and be entered to win a $25 gift card to all 19 stores - a $475 value!

Log your progress (and share your book haul!) on Facebook and Instagram with #SEABookstoreDay

Pick up your map and passport at any participating store or print it from home!

04/30/2017 - 7:30pm

We're partnering with Town Hall Seattle to present "How Facebook, Amazon, and Google Threaten Democracy" with author Jonathan Taplin.

Move Fast and Break Things, by writer and film producer Jonathan Taplin, tells the story of how a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs hijacked the internet, creating three monopoly firms—Facebook, Amazon, and Google. The men who founded these companies shaped online culture to mirror their own values. The environment they created, tolerates piracy, promotes opaque business practices, and subordinates the privacy of individual users. It also has had serious impacts on the music, film, television, publishing, and news industries. Taplin contends that the situation poses a real threat to democracy, as more and more Americans receive their news, music, and other forms of entertainment from this narrow pool. Taplin, who has managed the tours for such greats as Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, and The Band, draws from his own half-century career as a music and film producer and early pioneer of online streaming video. He offers new ways to think about the design of the internet and specifically the way we interact with the companies that monopolize it.

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05/02/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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Learn the psychological constrictions of attention, perception, memory, disposition, motivation, and social influence that determine whether customers will be receptive to your digital innovations. Ada's presents author David C. Evans for a presentation and book signing of his new book Bottlenecks: Aligning UX Design With User Psychology.

Please note that The Lab at Ada's is 21+ only.

Doors open at 6pm. Presentation to start at 7pm.

05/09/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of graphic novel favorites chosen by a rotating group of Ada's staff members. 

- To see this season's list of books, click here

- To join our Facebook group, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

05/11/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-Join the Meetup group

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

05/15/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

In the Programming Room every 3rd Monday

05/16/2017 - 7:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

05/18/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- To see this year's list of books, click here.

- To join the mailing list for this book club, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

05/23/2017 - 11:30am

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

- Join our Facebook Group

05/24/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

 

Nuclear energy could play a large part in our global quest to reduce the impact of human beings on our climate and to provide clean energy for the world. Developments in nuclear technology move us closer to this goal every day! 

Bring your questions and thoughts to this informal evening of discussion with Dr. Nick Touran, advanced nuclear reactor physicist at TerraPower and Scott Montgomery, acclaimed writer and adjunct faculty at UW's Jackson School of International Studies focusing on global energy, nuclear power, and climate change.

 

Co-sponsored by Seattle Friends of Fission. May 24 in The Programming Room, all ages, 7-9PM

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05/24/2017 - 7:00pm

The Lab at Ada's welcomes Seattle Scout members (and the Scout curious!) to scenario plan the social, technical and political implications of Kim Stanley Robinsons new book: New York 2140, hosted by Scout CEO Berit Anderson and Futurist.com founder Glen Hiemstra. Set in a dystopian near-future where much of New York City as we know it is underwater due to rising sea levels, this work aims to show us where we are as much as it shows us where we could be going. The event is open to the general public; entry is $5 (waived for Scout members). Themed cocktails will be available.

The Lab is a  21+ venue. Doors open at 6, planning starts at 7.

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05/25/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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Spring is here, and it's the time of year when we take stock of where we've been and make broad declarations about where we're going. How do you get off the couch and get on the path? If you've ever fizzled out before you put the finishing touches on your amazing creation, this panel discussion is for you.

Panelists include: Matthew Amster-Burton, author of Pretty Good Number One and Our Secret Better Lives; Jonathan Tweet, author of Grandmother Fish; Abigail Carter, author of The Alchemy of Loss and Remember the Moon, and Gaby Weidling, Event and Game Designer at Seattle's Lone Shark Games. Panel will be moderated by Jeff Leisawitz, author of Not F*ing Around: The No Bullsh*t Guide For Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground.

$20 entry includes a copy of the book, a drink ticket and the panel discussion. Companion tickets are $5 and include access to the panel discussion. Doors open at 6PM, Panel starts at 7PM.

This event is being held in The Lab, our new event space. The Lab at Ada's is a 21+ venue.

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06/01/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come to these bi-monthly meetings to discuss two books, one fiction and one non-fiction, with a similar topic in common! 

- See this season's book list.

- Purchase this month's fiction book.

- Purchase this month's non-fiction book.

06/02/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Seattle Music Machine Salon (SMMS) is a monthly discussion group, open to all ages and skill levels. Each month we’ll have a presentation and a guided discussion on some aspect of making music with computers and electronics. Topics will include software and hardware tools, compositional strategies, community and culture. The aim is to create a diverse group that will expand viewpoints and spark new projects. 

SMMS meets every first Friday from 7–9pm in our Programming Room. 

Sponsored by [Madrona Labs.](http://madronalabs.com)

06/08/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-Join the Meetup group

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

06/13/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of graphic novel favorites chosen by a rotating group of Ada's staff members. 

- To see this season's list of books, click here

- To join our Facebook group, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here for volume 1 and here for volume 2. 

06/14/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Seattle-area logic-puzzle lovers: don't (just) solve alone! It's time for Ada's Monthly Puzzle Club!

On the second Wednesday of every month, a startlingly kind and clever group of people gathers in the Programming Room for a evening of collaborative puzzle solving, and you can join them!

06/15/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- To see this year's list of books, click here.

- To join the mailing list for this book club, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

06/19/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Free amateur radio license exams administered by Laurel VEC in the Programming Room every 3rd Monday. 

06/20/2017 - 7:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

06/21/2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join HiveBio for their monthly discussion group in the Programming Room! Facilitated by HiveBio member Max Showalter, the discussion group is the perfect place to learn more about HiveBio Community Lab, discuss a project that you have in mind, talk about an interesting development in bioscience, and meet like-minded citizen scientists. See you there!

06/22/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

In the new era of precision medicine, we know that no two cancer patients are alike. Tailoring drug treatments to each individual patient's tumor promises to dramatically increase response rates. How can we teach computers which drug works the best for every patient? Join Cure First's Franz Schaub for a presentation on teaching computers to cure cancer.

Cure First is a non-profit research organization committed to accelerating the discovery of targeted, safer and more effective treatments for cancer. 

Suggested donation of $5+, all donations go to benefit Cure First. Additionally, Ada's will donate a portion of book sale proceeds from 5PM-9PM to Cure First.

The Lab at Ada's is a 21+ venue.

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06/23/2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Award winning Barkeep Brandon Paul Weaver guides you through the history, tools, tips and tricks of making great cocktails. We'll talk about how to craft drinks that match your individual tastes, how to mix and match ingredients and how to get that damn shaker separated! Of course, we'll have to taste a few cocktails along the way to check our work... You will leave this class confident that you can make some creative, tasty drinks to wow your guests at home, just in time for the summer party season!! 

Tickets are $40 and include welcoming cocktail and tastes throughout. 

The Lab at Ada's is a 21+ venue.

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06/27/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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500 Women Scientists Summer Science Series

June 27, 6-9 PM
$5 or Free for 500 Women Scientists members with Discount Code

The Lab at Ada's is 21+.

Who Belongs? Cultural Stereotypes Influence Gender Disparities in Science in Technology

Despite having made significant inroads into a variety of traditionally male-dominated fields, women continue to be underrepresented in fields including computer science. Many theories have been put forth to explain this phenomenon, ranging from innate female inferiority in quantitative skills to an unwillingness by women to put in late hours. Dr. Cheryan’s research shifts the explanation for this under representation away from women’s deficiencies and instead examines whether it is the image of computer science, fueled by inaccurate stereotypes, that interferes with women’s ability to see themselves in these fields. Dr. Cheryan’s research demonstrates that current perceptions of computer scientists deter women, but not men, from the field. However, when the field’s prominent stereotypes are altered using environments and role models, women express more interest in computer science. Broadening the image of who does computer science may be fundamentally important to reducing gender disparities in the field.

Dr. Sapna Cheryan is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Washington. She earned a BA in psychology and American Studies at Northwestern and a PhD in psychology from Stanford University. Her research interests include identity, stereotypes, and prejudice, and she has published numerous articles on these topics in journals such as Psychological ScienceJournal of Personality & Social Psychology, and Psychological Bulletin. Her work has been cited widely in the media, including in the New York TimesNPR, and the Wall Street Journal. In 2012–13, she was a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. She has just returned from a fellowship with the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Studies at Stanford University.

06/27/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

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07/03/2017 - 7:00pm

 

Interested in picking locks for fun? Seattle Lockpicking and Locksport meets in the Programming Room to do just that every first Tuesday. 

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07/04/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00pm

We will be closed all day for the 4th of July. 

07/07/2017 - 7:00pm

The Seattle Music Machine Salon (SMMS) is a monthly discussion group, open to all ages and skill levels. Each month we’ll have a presentation and a guided discussion on some aspect of making music with computers and electronics. Topics will include software and hardware tools, compositional strategies, community and culture. The aim is to create a diverse group that will expand viewpoints and spark new projects. 

SMMS meets every first Friday from 7–9pm in our Programming Room. 

Sponsored by [Madrona Labs.](http://madronalabs.com)

07/11/2017 - 7:00pm

Join us for a survey of graphic novel favorites chosen by a rotating group of Ada's staff members. 

- See this season's book list

- Join the Facebook group!

- Purchase this month's book

07/12/2017 - 7:00pm

Seattle-area logic-puzzle lovers: don't (just) solve alone! It's time for Ada's Monthly Puzzle Club!

On the second Wednesday of every month, a startlingly kind and clever group of people gathers in the Programming Room for a evening of collaborative puzzle solving, and you can join them!

07/13/2017 - 7:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-Join the Meetup group

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

07/17/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

In the Programming Room every 3rd Monday

07/18/2017 - 7:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

07/19/2017 - 7:00pm

Join HiveBio for their monthly discussion group in the Programming Room! Facilitated by HiveBio member Max Showalter, the discussion group is the perfect place to learn more about HiveBio Community Lab, discuss a project that you have in mind, talk about an interesting development in bioscience, and meet like-minded citizen scientists. See you there!

 

07/20/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- To see this year's list of books, click here.

- To join the mailing list for this book club, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

07/24/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

So, a philosopher of love and a divorced wedding blogger walk into a bar…and start a conversation about love.

What is Love? This question has plagued philosophers, authors, artists, musicians and dreamy-eyed, socially awkward teenagers alike since the beginning of time. But WHAT IS IT? Is it your pounding heart? Your sweaty palms? The butterflies in your stomach? The level of intimacy that lets you fart in front of your S.O. and laugh about it? Author Carrie Jenkins and Offbeat Empire Founder Ariel Meadow Stallings talk about Carrie’s book What Love Is and What it Could Be. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, we’ll hope, we’ll commiserate as we discuss the history, science, philosophy and politics of love.

Carrie is a professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, a nationally elected Canada Research Chair, and the principal investigator on the collaborative research project the Nature of Love, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Ariel is the Founder and Publisher of the Offbeat Empire, and author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides. She graduated from the Columbia Publishing Course at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2001. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Today Show, and The Guardian.

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07/25/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

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07/26/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

This talk is free and for all-ages

Six years have passed since a record-breaking tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi Nucler Station, an incident that upset public confidence in the safety of Nuclear Energy.

Join us for coffee and discussion with retired Navy Captain Reid Tanaka, nuclear advisor to the U.S. military commander in Fukushima during the crisis, as he shares his experience and his thoughts about Nuclear Energy after the accident.

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07/28/2017 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Curious about our events space, The Lab? Wondering what we get up to back there? Now’s your chance to find out!

For the first time since our Grand Opening, we’ll be opening The Lab for all. Tickets aren’t necessary for this open cocktail evening. Grab a friend and get fancy while enjoying some of our custom cocktails created by bartender Max David and Events Coordinator Lorrie Mahieu. Space is limited, so get there early if you want a seat!

 

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07/29/2017 - 5:00pm

We will be closing at 5:00pm for Employee Appreciation Night. Thank you for understanding!

08/03/2017 - 7:00pm

Come to these bi-monthly meetings to discuss two books, one fiction and one non-fiction, with a similar topic in common! 

- See this season's book list.

- Purchase this month's fiction book.

- Purchase this month's non-fiction book.

08/04/2017 - 7:00pm

The Seattle Music Machine Salon (SMMS) is a monthly discussion group, open to all ages and skill levels. Each month we’ll have a presentation and a guided discussion on some aspect of making music with computers and electronics. Topics will include software and hardware tools, compositional strategies, community and culture. The aim is to create a diverse group that will expand viewpoints and spark new projects. 

SMMS meets every first Friday from 7–9pm in our Programming Room. 

Sponsored by [Madrona Labs.](http://madronalabs.com)

08/08/2017 - 7:00pm

Join us for a survey of graphic novel favorites chosen by a rotating group of Ada's staff members. This month's books are Trees Volumes 1 and 2 by Warren Ellis and Jason Howard.

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08/09/2017 - 7:00pm

Seattle-area logic-puzzle lovers: don't (just) solve alone! It's time for Ada's Monthly Puzzle Club!

On the second Wednesday of every month, a startlingly kind and clever group of people gathers in the Programming Room for a evening of collaborative puzzle solving, and you can join them!

08/10/2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join The Lab at Ada’s for a FREE tasting event with Copperworks Distilling Co! Tasting is FREE, and cocktails featuring Copperworks’ Spirits will be available for purchase. Space is limited, so get here early!

This is a 21+ event.

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08/10/2017 - 7:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

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08/13/2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Ada's welcomes the cast of STARBALL: A Dreamy Musical Astronomy Show to perform from their critically-acclaimed, improvisational, live musical theater event.

STARBALL was developed by John Kaufmann and Dan Dennis while working at Seattle's Pacific Science Center. The cast will perform excerpts and stick around to talk with Ada's patrons about their experiences with the show.

08/15/2017 - 7:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

08/16/2017 - 7:30pm

Join HiveBio for their monthly discussion group in the Programming Room! Facilitated by HiveBio member Max Showalter, the discussion group is the perfect place to learn more about HiveBio Community Lab, discuss a project that you have in mind, talk about an interesting development in bioscience, and meet like-minded citizen scientists. See you there!

08/17/2017 - 10:30am

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- Check out next season's book list

- Join the mailing list for this book club

- Purchase this month's book

 

08/18/2017 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

The Lab at Ada’s hosts another open-to-the-public cocktail event! Come kick back and hang out with us for an evening of signature and classic cocktails. Seating in The Lab is limited, so come early if you want to be sure to have a spot!

This event is in The Lab at Ada's and is 21+.

 

08/21/2017 - 7:00pm

In the Programming Room every 3rd Monday

08/22/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

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08/26/2017 - 7:00pm

Friends of Ada’s, Alex & Veronica, will host a very exciting Science Fiction Trivia night! Questions are sourced from books read in the Classics of Science Fiction Book Club over the last 2 years. Teams of 2-6 people will compete to win great prizes put up by Ada’s! Teams of members from Ada’s Science Fiction Book Clubs will be seated first; additional seating will be given as space is available. 

This event is in The Lab at Ada's and is 21+.

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08/31/2017 - 7:00pm

The Lab at Ada’s is pleased to welcome Rachel Nabors to talk about her new ebook: Animation at Work. Rachel will read from her book and give a short presentation on the five core uses of core UI animation. Following the presentation will be an eBook signing (yes!! It’s possible!!) and a toast!

This event is in The Lab at Ada's and is 21+.

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09/01/2017 - 7:00pm

The Seattle Music Machine Salon (SMMS) is a monthly discussion group, open to all ages and skill levels. Each month we’ll have a presentation and a guided discussion on some aspect of making music with computers and electronics. Topics will include software and hardware tools, compositional strategies, community and culture. The aim is to create a diverse group that will expand viewpoints and spark new projects. 

SMMS meets every first Friday from 7–9pm in our Programming Room. 

Sponsored by [Madrona Labs.](http://madronalabs.com)

09/07/2017 - 7:00pm

Communicating science is hard. Communicating controversial science is even harder. Join the Seattle pod of 500 Women Scientists to learn how to be more effective when discussing charged scientific topics. Joy DeLyria, the Interpretative Programs Supervisor at the Pacific Science Center, will present on how to have constructive conversations about controversial science. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Knowing your audience

  • Biases that lead to dismissing science

  • Research on effective vs. ineffective communication methods

  • Best practices for positive conversations

  • Shared values to focus on

  • Goals for these types of conversation

Doors open at 6:00pm, presentation starts at 7:00pm. 

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09/08/2017 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

The Lab at Ada’s hosts another open-to-the-public cocktail event! Come kick back and hang out with us for an evening of signature and classic cocktails. Seating in The Lab is limited, so come early if you want to be sure to have a spot!

This is event is 21+

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09/09/2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Did you forget that writing angsty love songs lights up your rock n roll heart? Has your day job squashed your desire to pen electric poems, paint abstract flowers, shoot experimental films and/or amp up any other creative mission that’s languishing on the back burner?

It’s time to switch your phone to airplane mode. Tune in. Take a breath. Tap into the subconscious core of your beautiful heart to re-discover what you love (and why).

Not F*ing Around author Jeff Leisawitz will help point you in the right direction to move boldly towards your creative dreams.

This the first in a series of 4 workshops that will include:
1) Discover What You Love (And Why), September 9
2) The Passion and Purpose of Creativity, October 14
3) The Power of Yes, November 11
4) The Art of the Ephemeral, December 9

$25 per workshop, $35 for a workshop plus a copy of Jeff's book, or $100 for the full series of 4 workshops and a copy of Jeff's book. Ticket link to be posted soon. 

The Lab at Ada's is a 21+ venue.

 

09/13/2017 - 7:00pm

Seattle-area logic-puzzle lovers: don't (just) solve alone! It's time for Ada's Monthly Puzzle Club!

On the second Wednesday of every month, a startlingly kind and clever group of people gathers in the Programming Room for a evening of collaborative puzzle solving, and you can join them!

09/14/2017 - 7:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-Join the Meetup group

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

09/18/2017 - 7:00pm

In the Programming Room every 3rd Monday

09/19/2017 - 7:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

09/20/2017 - 7:30pm

Join HiveBio for their monthly discussion group in the Programming Room! Facilitated by HiveBio member Max Showalter, the discussion group is the perfect place to learn more about HiveBio Community Lab, discuss a project that you have in mind, talk about an interesting development in bioscience, and meet like-minded citizen scientists. See you there!

09/21/2017 - 6:00pm

 

Venomous animals and the potent chemical cocktails they wield have fascinated our species since the dawn of human history, and perhaps even longer. They are nature's most feared creatures, and yet, these notorious animals hold the keys to a deeper understanding of evolution, physiology, and medicine.

Christie Wilcox—author of Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry—will talk about her book and how the animals we love to loathe have actually helped us all along. And with modern technology finally able to decipher the biochemical knowledge contained in their genomes, venomous creatures will only continue to help humanity tackle our biggest challenges over the coming centuries.

This event is in The Lab at Ada's and is 21+.

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09/21/2017 - 7:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

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- Purchase this month's book

09/26/2017 - 7:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

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09/27/2017 - 7:00pm

Can America switch to 100% renewable energy sources by mid-century? Twenty-one prominent scientists have issued sharp critiques of this plan. What are the other plans being advocated for achieving a zero-carbon energy solution? Is the journey to that solution as important as achieving it?

Come join us for coffee and discussion as Dr. James Conca talks about the difficulties with 100% Renewables. He is a contributor to Forbes on Energy and Environmental issues and a nuclear waste scientist for over thirty years.

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09/28/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Creative Educators Discussion Group is dedicated to fostering powerful discussions in education. This group discusses theories in education and their implications in the real world. This group is open to all, because learning is a shared resource. 

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

10/05/2017 - 7:00pm

 

Come to these bi-monthly meetings to discuss two books, one fiction and one non-fiction, with a similar topic in common! 

- See this season's book list.

- Purchase this month's fiction book.

- Purchase this month's non-fiction book.

10/06/2017 - 7:00pm

The Seattle Music Machine Salon (SMMS) is a monthly discussion group, open to all ages and skill levels. Each month we’ll have a presentation and a guided discussion on some aspect of making music with computers and electronics. Topics will include software and hardware tools, compositional strategies, community and culture. The aim is to create a diverse group that will expand viewpoints and spark new projects. 

SMMS meets every first Friday from 7–9pm in our Programming Room. 

Sponsored by [Madrona Labs.](http://madronalabs.com)

10/11/2017 - 7:00pm

Seattle-area logic-puzzle lovers: don't (just) solve alone! It's time for Ada's Monthly Puzzle Club!

On the second Wednesday of every month, a startlingly kind and clever group of people gathers in the Programming Room for a evening of collaborative puzzle solving, and you can join them!

10/12/2017 - 7:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-Join the Meetup group

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

10/13/2017 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Settle into the spooky season with The Lab’s series of bewitching events, catered to and for nerds of all kinds. 

Come celebrate Friday the 13th and play Betrayal at House on the Hill, an award winning and highly acclaimed game of strategy and horror. While “triggering the haunt” of the board game, you can witness atrocities from screenings of the 1959 House on Haunted Hill and Friday the 13th, try wickedly tasty drink specials, browse a curated selection of scary books, and more!

Free Admission
21+ with ID
6pm - 11pm

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10/16/2017 - 7:00pm

In the Programming Room every 3rd Monday

10/17/2017 - 7:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

10/18/2017 - 7:30pm

Join HiveBio for their monthly discussion group in the Programming Room! Facilitated by HiveBio member Max Showalter, the discussion group is the perfect place to learn more about HiveBio Community Lab, discuss a project that you have in mind, talk about an interesting development in bioscience, and meet like-minded citizen scientists. See you there!

10/19/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

We're honored to play host to three Lit Crawl: Seattle events this year! 

 

1. Lost in Translation: A Discussion with Kathleen Flinn

Kathleen Flinn's second book, The Kitchen Counter Cooking School, quickly made it big in Japan and has not only been translated into Japanese and gained Kathleen a large following, but the book is now being made into a musical and Kathleen herself will be featured in a documentary. Come to Ada's and listen to her story as well as her translator's as they both discuss the process of translation and the journey that resulted. 

6-6:45

 

2. Young Adult Lit with Karen Finneyfrock

Join Karen Finneyfrock as she curates a wonderful night filled with Young Adult writers talking about and reading YA Lit

7-7:45

 

3. Halloween and Horror: A reading

Get your taste of ghouls, ghosts, and more! Come to Halloween and Horror with readings by Ramon Isao, J. Lincoln Fenn, and Evan J. Peterson.

8-8:45

10/20/2017 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Settle into the spooky season with The Lab’s series of bewitching events, catered to and for nerds of all kinds. 

As the season of seances and possession gathers in strength, we are inviting you to share your own ghost stories at this ominous open-mic night. We’ll also be celebrating the reissue of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark with readings from the classic series by Seattle drag queen Angel Baby Kill! Kill! Kill! 

While you get spooked, you can sip on scary cocktail specials and browse a curated selection of scary books.

Free
21+ with ID
6pm - 11pm

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10/22/2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Build your own spooooky interactive Halloween prop and learn the basics of microcontrollers, radio communication, and electronic sensors! We'll use the Micro:Bit microcontroller, a simple block-based programming language on the Microsoft Make Code website, and lots and lots of cardboard. Through project-based learning, you'll leave with the skills and experience to tackle your own wild ideas at home!

If you're asking "What's a microcontroller?", this workshop is perfect for you!

$60 for the workshop entry
$75 for workshop entry + microcontroller to take home

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10/22/2017 - 5:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- Check out this season's book list

- Join the mailing list for this book club

- Purchase this month's book

10/24/2017 - 7:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

- Join our Facebook Group

10/26/2017 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Settle into the spooky season with The Lab’s series of bewitching events, catered to and for nerds of all kinds.

The countdown to Halloween is here! Join us at The Lab for a pumpkin-tastic evening. Bring a pumpkin to carve or get one at the QFC across the street, and we’ll provide the tools and spooky stencils for you to do it. Try a flight of different pumpkin beers, munch on pumpkin bread, listen to a truly terrifying soundtrack of horror-themed music, browse a curated selection of scary books, and compete to be the ultimate pumpkin artist for prizes.

Free

21+ with ID

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10/26/2017 - 7:00pm

The Creative Educators Discussion Group is dedicated to fostering powerful discussions in education. This group discusses theories in education and their implications in the real world. This group is open to all, because learning is a shared resource. 

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

10/31/2017 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Get yourself to The Lab, where you can enter our costume contest to win horror-ific prizes. (Bonus points for science and sci-fi themed costumes!) With drink specials, screenings of classic Mad Scientist movies, games, and a curated selection of scary books available for purchase, this is the place to be on All Hallows’ Eve.

Free

21+ with ID

6pm - 11pm

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11/03/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Seattle Music Machine Salon (SMMS) is a monthly discussion group, open to all ages and skill levels. Each month we’ll have a presentation and a guided discussion on some aspect of making music with computers and electronics. Topics will include software and hardware tools, compositional strategies, community and culture. The aim is to create a diverse group that will expand viewpoints and spark new projects. 

SMMS meets every first Friday from 7–9pm in our Programming Room. 

Sponsored by [Madrona Labs.](http://madronalabs.com)

11/07/2017 - 7:00pm

Interested in picking locks for fun? Seattle Lockpicking and Locksport meets in the Programming Room to do just that every first Tuesday. 

11/08/2017 - 7:00pm

Seattle-area logic-puzzle lovers: don't (just) solve alone! It's time for Ada's Monthly Puzzle Club!

On the second Wednesday of every month, a startlingly kind and clever group of people gathers in the Programming Room for a evening of collaborative puzzle solving, and you can join them!

11/09/2017 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

What’s better than crafts? Crafts and craft beer! Join us at The Lab where you’ll learn how to make a techy craft while you sip our selection of delicious craft beers, browse a curated selection of craft books, and sway to the synths of Kraftwerk.

21+ with ID

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11/09/2017 - 7:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-Join the Meetup group

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

11/15/2017 - 7:30pm

Join HiveBio for their monthly discussion group in the Programming Room! Facilitated by HiveBio member Max Showalter, the discussion group is the perfect place to learn more about HiveBio Community Lab, discuss a project that you have in mind, talk about an interesting development in bioscience, and meet like-minded citizen scientists. See you there!

11/16/2017 - 7:00pm

Ariel Meadow Stallings, publisher of Offbeat Bride and Offbeat Home, hosts a discussion with Kristen Sollee, author of "Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive." 

Topics include female power in all its dangers and delights, the history of sexual liberation, pop occulture, reproductive rights, sexual pleasure, queer identity, pornography, sex work, weddings, and more.

Book + One Drink Ticket: $22
Entry + One Drink Ticket Only: $5

For more info about the book visit www.witchesslutsfeminists.com 

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11/16/2017 - 7:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

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11/17/2017 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

How did our modern Thanksgiving rituals and food customs come to be? Come to The Lab, where Kristina Hoffman, head chef of Ada’s Technical Books & Cafe, will talk about the history and evolution of our Turkey Day meals. You’ll also get the chance to share your own stories of familial and regional tradition.

Free

21+ with ID

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11/20/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00pm
11/21/2017 - 7:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

11/22/2017 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Are you a dungeon master? A Settler of Catan? If so, you’ll be happy to hear that Board Games and Booze is back for round 2! Join us at The Lab to play games, show your strategic prowess, make friends, and drink booze. Featuring a wide variety of board games, and a special Thanksgiving D&D match!

Free

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11/23/2017 - 8:00am

We will be closed all day so that our staff may be home to celebrate the holiday. 

11/28/2017 - 7:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

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11/29/2017 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Calling all wedding planners!
Stop by The Lab at Ada's on Wednesday, November 29th from 5-7:30 for free snacks, networking with other wedding planners, and most importantly--the opportunity to check out our new space that's perfect for intimate {and geeky} weddings and receptions!

You can find out more information and RSVP on our Facebook Event Page.

11/29/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Open Mic sign-ups: 6:00 pm
Open Mic readings start: 6:30 pm

November THT is all open-mic! Everyone is welcome, and consider bringing your reading on one of the three optional themes:
“Gobble, Gobble, Tweet!”
“An Invitation to Dinner – in space! with aliens! with Zombies or the Undead?”
“After Thanksgiving dinner, you and a friend decide to explore the neighborhood. At the end of the street, you notice a giant pile of leaves. Together, you make a running start and leap right into the middle of the pile! Suddenly, the ground opens up beneath you, and you find yourselves sliding down a steep slide. . . .”

11/30/2017 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

It’s time to put up the trees and personalize your decorating. This Night Lab will feature geeky ornament making, where you can create beaker, coffee cup, dinosaur, planet, or any other ornaments you can think of! We’ll supply everything you need - you bring the cheer. 

21+ with ID

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11/30/2017 - 7:00pm

The Creative Educators Discussion Group is dedicated to fostering powerful discussions in education. This group discusses theories in education and their implications in the real world. This group is open to all, because learning is a shared resource. 

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

12/01/2017 - 7:00pm

The Seattle Music Machine Salon (SMMS) is a monthly discussion group, open to all ages and skill levels. Each month we’ll have a presentation and a guided discussion on some aspect of making music with computers and electronics. Topics will include software and hardware tools, compositional strategies, community and culture. The aim is to create a diverse group that will expand viewpoints and spark new projects. 

SMMS meets every first Friday from 7–9pm in our Programming Room. 

Sponsored by [Madrona Labs.](http://madronalabs.com)

12/05/2017 - 7:00pm

Interested in picking locks for fun? Seattle Lockpicking and Locksport meets in the Programming Room to do just that every first Tuesday. 

12/06/2017 - 7:00pm

Richard Yonck is a futurist, author and speaker with a background in computer science and media studies. He helps clients identify future opportunities and challenges with a focus on leveraging that knowledge for future success. He’s formerly the computing and AI contributing editor for The Futurist Magazine and has been published by and quoted in the New York Times, Scientific American, Fast Company, World Future Review, Psychology Today, BBC News, Investor’s Business Daily and many others. A member of the Association of Professional Futurists and the National Association of Science Writers, he’s also a TED speaker and lives in Seattle.

Richard will read from and discuss his new book, “Heart of the Machine”, which explores the future of artificial emotional intelligence, a rapidly developing branch of computer science that makes it possible for computers to interact with human emotions. 

Free
All Ages
7pm - 8pm

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12/07/2017 - 7:00pm

 

Come to these bi-monthly meetings to discuss two books, one fiction and one non-fiction, with a similar topic in common! 

- See this season's book list.

- Purchase this month's fiction book.

- Purchase this month's non-fiction book.

12/09/2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

 

When your Inner Critic tells you that your art, writing, music, inventions or other creative pursuits aren't good enough, it's a fast track to self-defeat. Many, MANY creative dreams have been dashed by being so caught up in the result of our endeavor that we forget to actually enjoy doing it.

In this workshop, author Jeff Leisawitz, will talk with you about the freedom to create art that doesn't last - from Buddhist sand paintings to toddlers' watercolors. You'll explore exercises to help silence your Inner Critic and step out of time (and space!). You'll also play around with several projects, enjoy them for a moment, and destroy them forever.

ABOUT THE HOST


Jeff Leisawitz burns with a mission—to inspire writers, artists, filmmakers, musicians and every other creative human to amp up their creativity, heal their hearts and shine in the world.

Jeff is an award-winning musician/ producer, a college songwriting instructor, a critically acclaimed author and internationally distributed filmmaker who has devoted his life to the art of creativity.

Workshop: $25
Workshop + Copy of Jeff's book: $35

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12/09/2017 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Are you a dungeon master? A Settler of Catan? If so, you’ll be happy to hear that Board Games and Booze is back for round 3! Join us at The Lab to play games, show your strategic prowess, make friends, and drink booze. Featuring a wide variety of board games, and a series of D&D Adventures! 

Be sure to arrive early to sign up for the D&D adventures. The adventures will begin at 6:15pm and 8:30pm, each will last ~2 hours. No experience or supplies are needed, each adventure is limited to 6 players.

Free
21+ with ID
 

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12/13/2017 - 7:00pm

Seattle-area logic-puzzle lovers: don't (just) solve alone! It's time for Ada's Monthly Puzzle Club!

On the second Wednesday of every month, a startlingly kind and clever group of people gathers in the Programming Room for a evening of collaborative puzzle solving, and you can join them!

12/14/2017 - 7:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

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-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

12/15/2017 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Come into The Lab and cozy up while learning to make delicious wintry drinks, sure to impress at your holiday parties! Come learn a new recipe, wet your whistle and perfect your pour with an expert Ada’s mixologist.

Free entry
21+ with ID
 

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12/18/2017 - 7:00pm

In the Programming Room every 3rd Monday

12/19/2017 - 7:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

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12/19/2017 - 7:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

12/20/2017 - 7:30pm

Join HiveBio for their monthly discussion group in the Programming Room! Facilitated by HiveBio member Max Showalter, the discussion group is the perfect place to learn more about HiveBio Community Lab, discuss a project that you have in mind, talk about an interesting development in bioscience, and meet like-minded citizen scientists. See you there!

12/28/2017 - 7:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

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- Join the mailing list for this book club

- Purchase this month's book

12/31/2017 - 8:00pm to 01/01/2018 - 1:00am

 

Come countdown to 2018 at The Lab. Featuring a live DJ supplying laid back jams, a midnight champagne toast, drink specials, and fun! Bring your friends and reserve your spot soon - tickets will be limited to 35 guests. Join us as we ring in the new year, Ada’s style. 

$20 Includes Entry and a Complimentary Glass of Champagne
21+ with ID

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01/01/2018 - 8:00am to 01/02/2018 - 9:00pm

We will be closed all day on the 1st and 2nd. See you on the 3rd!

01/05/2018 - 7:00pm

The Seattle Music Machine Salon (SMMS) is a monthly discussion group, open to all ages and skill levels. Each month we’ll have a presentation and a guided discussion on some aspect of making music with computers and electronics. Topics will include software and hardware tools, compositional strategies, community and culture. The aim is to create a diverse group that will expand viewpoints and spark new projects. 

SMMS meets every first Friday from 7–9pm in our Programming Room. 

Sponsored by [Madrona Labs.](http://madronalabs.com)

01/10/2018 - 7:00pm

Long-term space habitation looks at Solar to produce energy, but Nuclear energy could provide advantages that Solar may not.

Join the Seattle Friends of Fission for coffee and discussion with Dr. Chris Morrison, Astro-Nuclear Engineer for UltraSafe Nuclear Corporation as he explains the use of Nuclear Energy in space, and how his work can also help with energy on earth.

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01/11/2018 - 7:00pm

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Come and discuss books on UX design!

-Join the Meetup group

-See this season's book list

01/12/2018 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Are you a dungeon master? A Settler of Catan? If so, you’ll be happy to hear that Board Games and Booze is back for round 4! Join us at The Lab to play games, show your strategic prowess, make friends, and drink booze. Featuring a wide variety of board games, and a series of D&D Adventures! Be sure to arrive early to sign up for the D&D adventures. The adventures will begin at 6:15pm and 8:30pm, each will last ~2 hours. No experience or supplies are needed, each adventure is limited to 6 players.

Free

21+ with ID

6pm - 11pm

 

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01/15/2018 - 7:00pm

In the Programming Room every 3rd Monday!

01/16/2018 - 7:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

01/17/2018 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Chibitronics sells kits that teach you how to make everything from simple paper circuits to complex, multi-step arts and crafts that bring out the budding engineer in all of us! Designed for everyone from hobbyists to educators, newbies to experienced engineers, no matter your skill level, you’ll be sure to have fun designing paper circuits and cards while treating yourself to a fine Ada’s-created cocktail. Kits are $10, the workshop is free! Open to Educators and Makers of all types.

Free (Chibitronics kit is $10, workshop is free)

21+ with ID

6pm - 10pm

01/17/2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Seattle-area logic-puzzle lovers: don't (just) solve alone! It's time for Ada's Monthly Puzzle Club!

On the second Wednesday of every month, a startlingly kind and clever group of people gathers in the Programming Room for a evening of collaborative puzzle solving, and you can join them!

01/18/2018 - 7:00pm

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Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- Check out this season's book list

- Join the mailing list for this book club

- Purchase this month's book

01/23/2018 - 7:00pm

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Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

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- Join our Mailing List

01/24/2018 - 5:00pm

For our annual Staff Party! 

01/25/2018 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

 

“The simplest definition of sourdough comes from the dictionary, to leaven, especially fermented dough from a previous batch, rather than fresh yeast, to start the bake. But sourdough is so much more than simply a way to make bread rise. It's an enticing, tangy flavor, just a snapshot of American culinary history, and a classic ingredient in everything from pancakes to pretzels. It's a part of the family for its aficionados—a living ingredient that thrives on flour and water and love. And most of all, it's an endlessly fascinating subject for bakers of all stripes. From the beginner first picking up a bowl and spoon to the veteran who's kept a starter happy and lively for 30 years, sourdough reaches out and grabs our imagination, reminding us that the simplest beginning can lead to magic.” - King Arthur Flour

Ada’s Head Baker, Helen Lim, will walk you through the history and science behind one of the world’s oldest and most venerated baking traditions. Attendees will learn and taste in a fun, friendly-to-all environment. At the end of the night, you’ll take your own starter home to begin a new exciting tradition of your own! We’ll also give you the recipes and tools needed to bake your own loaves and other goods with confidence.

Free (Suggested donation of $20, includes tasting, supplies, and sourdough starter to take home)

21+ with ID

6pm - 10pm

01/25/2018 - 7:00pm

This meeting has been cancelled due to the unexpected absence of the discussion leader. 

The Creative Educators Discussion Group is dedicated to fostering powerful discussions in education. This group discusses theories in education and their implications in the real world. This group is open to all, because learning is a shared resource. 

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

01/31/2018 - 6:00pm

 

Monthly Science Fiction and Fantasy reading open mic

Open Mic sign-ups: 6:00 pm
Open Mic readings start: 6:30 pm

01/31/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Did you forget that writing angsty love songs lights up your rock n roll heart? Has the day job squashed your desire to pen electric poems, paint abstract flowers, shoot experimental films and/ or amp up any other creative mission that’s languishing on the back burner?

It’s time to switch your phone to airplane mode. Tune in. Take a breath. Tap into the subconscious core of your beautiful heart to re-discover what you love (and why).

Through exercises, stories, a guided meditation and written worksheets, Not F*ing Around author Jeff Leisawitz helps point you in the right direction to move boldly towards your creative dreams.

You’ll walk away with:

> a deeper understanding of what drives your creative endeavors.

> clarity on your vision. energy in your heart.

> concrete action steps to move towards your dreams.

This may be the most important hour and a half of your day. Or decade.

This is the real deal. This is the truth beyond the fear.

Let’s re-discover what we love (and why). Together.

Bio for the author:

Jeff Leisawitz is the critically acclaimed author of Not F*ing Around— The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground. Jeff burns with a mission—to inspire writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, entrepreneurs (and everyone else) to amp up their creativity, heal their hearts and shine in the world.

 

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02/01/2018 - 6:00pm

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Ada’s is opening The Lab and bringing in our resident craftaholic, Jen Power, to help you personalize a paper present for your sweetie (or sweetie-to-be) while enjoying a delicious cocktail. 

This Night Lab will feature geeky Valentines making, where you can create cards that say amazing things like, “Yoda One for Me!”, “You Auto-Complete Me,” "I've Got My Ion You," or any other amazing puns you can think of. We’ll supply everything you need - you bring the heartfelt joy. 

Free 
21+ with ID
6pm - 10pm

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02/01/2018 - 7:00pm

                    

Come to these bi-monthly meetings to discuss two books, one fiction and one non-fiction, with a similar topic in common! 

- See this season's book list.

- Purchase this month's fiction book.

- Purchase this month's non-fiction book.

02/02/2018 - 7:00pm

The Seattle Music Machine Salon (SMMS) is a monthly discussion group, open to all ages and skill levels. Each month we’ll have a presentation and a guided discussion on some aspect of making music with computers and electronics. Topics will include software and hardware tools, compositional strategies, community and culture. The aim is to create a diverse group that will expand viewpoints and spark new projects. 

SMMS meets every first Friday from 7–9pm in our Programming Room. 

Sponsored by [Madrona Labs.](http://madronalabs.com)

02/07/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

 

"Global threats of climate change and lethal air pollution, killing millions a year, make it clear that nuclear and renewable energy must work together," writes Scott Montgomery. The UW Jackson School Professor provides a complete work on how, why, and where nuclear energy is headed in the foreseeable future. 

Listen to Scott Montgomery as he speaks about his most recent work Seeing The Light: The Case for Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, where he also addresses the complex relationships we have with nuclear technology.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Scott L Montgomery is an affiliate faculty member in the Jackson School of International Studies, where he taught courses related to energy resources, geopolitics, sustainability, and climate change since 2003. Trained as a geoscientists, with 25 years of experience in the energy industry, he is the author of many scientific and policy-related publications on energy matters, and the well-received volume Powers That Be: Global Energy for the 21st Century and Beyond (Chicago, 2010). He has also written extensively about scientific communication, translation, and language studies.

 

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02/08/2018 - 7:00pm

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Come and discuss books on UX design!

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02/09/2018 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Ada’s Drink Workshop series is back, and this time we’ll be professing potions for passion by teaching you how to make 4 unique aphrodisiac-based cocktails. 

Come learn how stimulating ingredients such as chocolate, chile peppers, and mango—and even less common flavorings like cardamom, jasmine, and saffron—have been used throughout the ages to stir up romance. 

Join Ada’s resident Mixologist Jimmy LaRue as he teaches you how to make 4 delicious drinks that will excite your senses and, perhaps, even spice up your night. Doors at 6pm, workshops begin at 6:30pm and 8:00pm. Flights of all 4 drinks available for purchase. 

Free entry
21+ with ID
6pm - 11pm

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02/10/2018 - 6:00pm

Come join us in The Lab at Ada's for an Alex Garland Double Feature in support of the director’s new film, ANNIHILATION, starring Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Oscar Isaac.

We will be screening Ex Machina followed by 28 Days Later, with an opportunity to win a pair of VIP passes to the screening of Annihilation before it comes out in theaters!

Doors: 6:00pm
Screening Begins: 6:30pm

**SEATING IS LIMITED. Please RSVP to AlliedIMSEA@gmail.com with your name (first and last) and how many people in your party with "Alex Garland Double Feature" in the subject line.**

02/13/2018 - 7:30pm

Join HiveBio for their monthly discussion group in the Programming Room! Facilitated by HiveBio member Max Showalter, the discussion group is the perfect place to learn more about HiveBio Community Lab, discuss a project that you have in mind, talk about an interesting development in bioscience, and meet like-minded citizen scientists. See you there!

02/14/2018 - 7:00pm

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Experience the allure of Ada’s chefs’ finest creations during a four course, prix fixe dinner at Tle Lab. Blend romance with brilliance (and a cocktail or two) as you dine in our intimate venue and delight your senses with our all-vegetarian, custom, Valentine’s Day menu featuring:

Haute European Cuisine

Amuse-bouche Trio:

Avocado toast (Pink Peppercorn and Micro-julienne Radish), Farm Egg Salad Toast, Polenta Bite (Roasted Tomato, Pesto)

Note: Gluten free versions will be on cucumber slices, except polenta which is gluten free.

Course 1: Soup

  • Roasted Butternut Squash with Saffron

  • Sweet Potato, Rutabaga and Pear w/ cardamom creme fraiche

Course 2: Salad

  • Endive with Walnuts, Bleu Cheese, Pomegranate, Walnut Vin.

  • Roasted Beet with Candied Orange, Manchego, Marcona Almonds, Micro Greens, Citrus Vin.

Course 3: Main

  • Vegetarian Duck Egg Carbonara with Mushroom Bacon (King Trumpet), Peas, Grana Padano. Pasta Handmade with Love by Ada’s Chefs Alan and Helen

  • Brussel Sprout Risotto with Grana, Meyer Lemon, Tarragon, Thyme

Course 4: Dessert

  • A Selection of Creations from the Mind of our Head Baker, Helen

Wine pairings, a full bar and specialty cocktails are available beginning at 6:00pm, dinner will be served at 7:00pm. Hurry and get your tickets, seats are limited to 18 guests.

 

Opens at 6:00pm, Dinner begins at 7:00pm

$45 per ticket or $80 per couple

21+ with ID

6:00pm to 10:00pm

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02/15/2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

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Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change stands up and embraces what true diversity and inclusion represent to any organization in any industry-an opportunity. Open your heart and prepare to be inspired as award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, and respected diversity and inclusion expert Jennifer Brown shares proven strategies to empower members of your entire organization to utilize all of their talents and potential to drive positive organizational change and the future of work.

JENNIFER BROWN is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, and respected diversity and inclusion expert who believes that organizational cultures where every individual can bring his or her full self to work will succeed exponentially in a rapidly diversifying world. As founder, president, and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting, LLC, Jennifer has spent over a decade growing the company into a multimillion-dollar resource for C-suite leaders, HR champions, and employees at all levels, focused on the processes and systems that drive change. Jennifer is also a sought-after keynote speaker, panel moderator, and go-to source on the modern workplace's changing demographics; her thought leadership focuses on specific communities of identity including women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and millennials, with specific attention to the role of male leaders in culture change efforts. She has appeared in leading media outlets such as The New York Times, Forbes, Inc., The Wall Street Journal, and on Fox News, WCBS, and more. In the past several years, she has been named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the NYC National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), one of the Top 40 Outstanding Women by Stonewall Community Foundation, and NYC Controller Bill Thompson's LGBT Business Owner of the Year. Brown has appeared in leading media outlets such as The New York Times, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal, and on Fox News. In the past several years she has been named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the NYC National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), a finalist for the Wells Fargo Business Owner of the Year Award, a finalist for Ernst & Young's Winning Women Program, one of the Top 40 Outstanding Women by Stonewall Community Foundation, and NYC Controller Bill Thompson's LGBT Business Owner of the Year Brown's book "Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change will inspire leadership to embrace the opportunity that diversity represents and empower advocates at all levels to find their voice and be a driving force in creating more enlightened organizations that resonate in a fast-changing world.


Free
All Ages
11:30am to 12:30pm

02/15/2018 - 7:00pm

THE PASSION AND PURPOSE OF CREATIVITY

Whether you’re a writer, dancer, musician, entrepreneur, filmmaker, visual artist or any other flavor of creative— something drives your desire to express yourself.

Jeff Leisawitz, the critically author of Not F*ing Around— the No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground, asks questions and offers answers in this roundtable discussion.

Topics touch on themes including:  

• inspiring others

• expressing truth

• healing through creativity

• mastering skills

This event provides creatives of all kinds a chance to explore their own intentions through discussions, worksheets, stories and a guided meditation.

You’ll walk away with:

• a deep understanding of what drives you in your creative endeavors

• new perspectives on what living a creative life really means

• a sense of community with other like minded creatives

Writers, musicians and others will be astonished at the motivations, depth and drive within themselves. Why it’s so critical to living a good life. And how to express your creativity in a world that’s not always so friendly.

Jeff Leisawitz is the critically acclaimed author of Not F*ing Around— The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground. Jeff burns with a mission—to inspire writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, entrepreneurs (and everyone else) to amp up their creativity, heal their hearts and shine in the world.

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02/15/2018 - 7:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

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02/17/2018 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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Come test your mastery of metaphor, sci fi and scattegories during our first ever Trivia Night Lab! Trivia whizzes Alex and Veronica have put together a series of questions that are sure to perplex, grab a friend or come and join a team to try your hand (and mind) at winning the game!

Winning team will receive total bragging rights and a complementary beer or wine at the end of the session. Rules are below, doors open at 6pm, Trivia starts at 7pm, all are welcome. 21+ w/ID.

 

Science Fiction Trope Scattergories

1.5 hours of trivia (broken into two parts) with 30 min break in the middle

Rules:

  • 1 team per table

  • 1 official Scattergory list/chalkboard per table

  • 1 official example reader per table

  • Game is broken into 2 parts, with 5 rounds per part, 1 trope per round, 3-5 minutes per round

  • All examples must be on the official list/chalkboard before the end of 3-5 minutes

  • No looking at or deliberate spying on other teams

  • Anyone caught cheating will be ruthlessly shamed and booed

Gameplay for each round:

  • A random letter will be selected at the beginning of each round using a letter generator

  • A trope will be selected and displayed on the monitors

  • Once the trope is displayed, a 3-5 min timer will be started

  • 3-5 min for each team to list titles/examples that fit

  • At the end of 3-5 min, pens down and official lists are handed to a designated reader for each team

  • Starting with the first team, examples will be read aloud

  • If another team has the same example, they raise their hand and no team with that example gets a point

  • Once the first team has read through their examples, we’ll go to the next team and so on until all examples have been read

  • Points will be tallied by the hosts

Points:

  • Each team receives 1 point for each example that no other team has

    • Examples can come from any published media - Books, serials, magazines, comics, graphic novels, movies, TV shows, games (tabletop, arcade, video)

    • Media does not have to be Sci Fi but the example must be Sci Fi

    • Each example  must be verified by a team other than your own or Googleable within 60 seconds

    • Hosts reserve the right to put any example to an all attendee vote and veto power to deny any example

  • Bonus point - Each example that no other team has and uses the letter selected at the beginning of the round will receive a bonus point

    • The letter cannot be in an article

Winning:

  • Team with the most points at the end of both rounds win

  • A tie will be settled by a tie breaker round where only examples that use the letter will earn points

  • A second tie will be settled by rock-paper-scissor


Free

21+ with ID

6pm - 11pm

 

02/17/2018 - 7:00pm

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We thought the planets of our Solar System were weird worlds, until we began to see the lands harboured by our neighbouring stars. Huge Jupiters snuggle so close to their star that years last days. Planets are resurrected around stars that have long been dead. Other worlds begin their nights with dual sunsets like Star Wars Tatooine or drown in global oceans or seas of tar. “The Planet Factory” is the story of how these worlds were formed, how our own Earth came to be and whether there could be another planet out there that could host life. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elizabeth Tasker is an astrophysicist at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in Tokyo, Japan. Originally from the UK, Elizabeth studies at Durham and Oxford before spending seven years as a researcher in New York, Florida and Canada. She moved to Japan in 2011 and now spends her days building stars and planets in her computer and wondering at what point her research will be more perplexing than the Japanese canteen menu. She can be found on twitter @girlandkat, and through her website,girlandkat.com 

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02/19/2018 - 7:00pm

In the Programming Room every 3rd Monday

02/20/2018 - 7:00pm

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Join Offbeat Empire and Ada's for a special evening with author Mandy Len Catron as she discusses her book, "How to Fall in Love with Anyone", a memoir of critical essays released in June 2017. 

Guaranteed seats are $5.00 and a guaranteed seat with a hardcover copy of the book (available for pick up now or at the event) is $31.00.

The Lab at Ada's is a 21+ venue.

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From the publisher - "An insightful, charming, and absolutely fascinating memoir from the author of the popular New York Times essay, “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This,” (one of the top five most popular New York Times pieces of 2015) explores the romantic myths we create and explains how they limit our ability to achieve and sustain intimacy.

What really makes love last? Does love ever work the way we say it does in movies and books and Facebook posts? Or does obsessing over those love stories hurt our real-life relationships? When her parents divorced after a twenty-eight year marriage and her own ten-year relationship ended, those were the questions that Mandy Len Catron wanted to answer.

In a series of candid, vulnerable, and wise essays that takes a closer look at what it means to love someone, be loved, and how we present our love to the world, Catron deconstructs her own personal canon of love stories. She delves all the way back to 1944, when her grandparents first met in a coal mining town in Appalachia, to her own dating life as a professor in Vancouver, drawing insights from her fascinating research into the universal psychology, biology, history, and literature of love. She uses biologists’ research into dopamine triggers to ask whether the need to love is an innate human drive. She uses literary theory to show why we prefer certain kinds of love stories. She urges us to question the unwritten scripts we follow in relationships and looks into where those scripts come from in the first place. And she tells the story of how she decided to test a psychology experiment that she’d read about—where the goal was to create intimacy between strangers using a list of thirty-six questions—and ended up in the surreal situation of having millions of people following her brand-new relationship.

In How to Fall in Love with Anyone Catron flips the script on love and offers a deeply personal, and universal, investigation."

02/21/2018 - 7:00pm

Seattle-area logic-puzzle lovers: don't (just) solve alone! It's time for Ada's Monthly Puzzle Club!

On the third Wednesday of every month, a startlingly kind and clever group of people gathers in the Programming Room for a evening of collaborative puzzle solving, and you can join them!

02/22/2018 - 7:00pm

The Future of Digital Ownership and Online Cultures

02/24/2018 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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Are you a dungeon master? A Settler of Catan? If so, you’ll be happy to hear that Board Games and Booze is back for round 5! Join us at The Lab to play games, show your strategic prowess, make friends, and drink booze. Featuring a wide variety of board games, and a series of D&D Adventures!

Be sure to arrive early to sign up for the D&D adventures. The adventures will begin at 6:15pm and 8:30pm, each will last ~2 hours. No experience or supplies are needed, each adventure is limited to 6 players.

Great news! Since the last Board Games and Booze event was such a success, we are extending our Cafe hours for one night only! Come play with us ‘til 11pm!

02/27/2018 - 7:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

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02/28/2018 - 6:00pm

Monthly Science Fiction and Fantasy reading open mic

Open Mic sign-ups: 6:00 pm
Open Mic readings start: 6:30 pm

03/01/2018 - 7:00pm

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The best songs are not just about melody, structure and rhythm. Truly powerful songs touch and express the deep hearts of the people who write them.

In this workshop, Jeff Leisawitz, award winning musician/ producer, college songwriting instructor and critically acclaimed author of Not F*ing Around— The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground, revs into exercises, worksheets, a guided meditation and practical steps to amp up your songwriting and keep your pedal to the metal.

In this event we’ll squash the Ic (Inner Critic) that is the SuperVillain of our creative dreams. We’ll learn why it’s a great idea to fail fast. And we’ll dive into a guided meditation to tap into our truth— to mine some gold that can then be crafted into exceptional songs.

You’ll walk away with:

• a renewed sense of energy and vision

• tools to help you get deeper into your creative heartspace

• practical steps to help you accomplish your dreams

Songwriting from the Heart will help you re-connect into why you write, explore these themes at a deep level, and move forward with confidence, vulnerability and the tools you need to succeed.

About the teacher:

Jeff Leisawitz is the critically acclaimed author of Not F*ing Around— The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground. Jeff burns with a mission—to inspire writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, entrepreneurs (and everyone else) to amp up their creativity, heal their hearts and shine in the world.

 

03/03/2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join the writers and engineers of Botnik Studios (creators of this predictive text Harry Potter chapterand this computer-generated Coachella poster) along with their friends for a night of readings, sketches, songs and interactive experiments at The Lab.

Featuring performances from:

Jamie Brew - CEO of Botnik and former head writer at Clickhole

Elle O'Brien - Consulting Chief Scientist at Botnik

Kai Curtis - Master of Text Scraping at Botnik

This month's guest, Grace Thomas, is a senior contributing writer at Clickhole

Doors open at 7:00pm, show begins at 8:00pm. Full bar available, 21+ with ID.

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03/06/2018 - 7:00pm

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Nicole Grant is the executive treasurer of the M.L.King County Labor Council and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). She joins Seattle 500 Women Scientists and UW Postdocs United (UAW 4121) to lead a discussion on the barriers to equity in the workplace, and the role of the labor movement in Seattle, King County, and Washington State in building power against the anti-science, anti-women, anti-immigrant rhetoric of the present-day political climate.

Event is free to attend, however due to the popularity of other recent events, we are selling $5 tickets for a guaranteed seat. It will be first-come, first-served to those who do not choose to purchase a $5 ticket. Please contact events@adasbooks.com with any questions.

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03/06/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Interested in picking locks for fun? Seattle Lockpicking and Locksport meets in the Programming Room to do just that every first Tuesday. 

03/08/2018 - 7:00pm

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Come and discuss books on UX design!

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03/10/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Whether novels, stories or screenplays, powerful writing that connects with audiences are always based in an authentic connection. Learning to tap into your deep truth to let your stories flow with real courage and vulnerability will amplify their emotional power and resonance. Bigtime.

This workshop delves into these ideas through discussions, worksheets and a guided meditation. We’ll address the function of failure in our creative endeavors and begin to dismantle the Inner Critic that trips up, crushes and/ or destroys so many creative dreams.

You’ll walk away with:

• a renewed sense of energy and vision

• tools to help you get deeper into your creative heartspace

• practical steps to help you accomplish your dreams

Participants will blast through blocks, identify the core themes that drive their writing, and walk away with an action plan to get more writing done.

 

About the teacher:

Jeff Leisawitz is the critically acclaimed author of Not F*ing Around— The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground. Jeff burns with a mission—to inspire writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, entrepreneurs (and everyone else) to amp up their creativity, heal their hearts and shine in the world.

03/13/2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join HiveBio for their monthly discussion group in the Programming Room! Facilitated by HiveBio member Max Showalter, the discussion group is the perfect place to learn more about HiveBio Community Lab, discuss a project that you have in mind, talk about an interesting development in bioscience, and meet like-minded citizen scientists. See you there!

03/15/2018 - 5:30pm to 10:00pm

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Ada’s has teamed up with the Volunteer Park Conservatory and Burke Museum to bring you our first Drawing Lab: Botanicals and Animals! 

Join art instructor Kai Carpenter as helps you hone your life-drawing skills. All levels of experience are welcome. Kai Carpenter is a Seattle-based illustrator and fine artist. You can see his work at www.kaicarpenterart.com, or on instagram at kt.carpenter. 

Kai will teach you how to start, structure, and finish a drawing from life. The techniques you'll cover can be applied to anything - plant, animal, or otherwise! 

You’ll be working with a curated collection of skulls and furs from the Burke Museum of Natural History, as well as several hand-selected plants from Volunteer Park Conservatory’s head gardener, David Helgeson. We’ll provide all the supplies needed, including a list of custom cocktails to complement the evening.

Doors are at 5:30pm, workshops begin at 6:00pm and 8:00pm. Workshops consist of 60 minutes of guided instruction, followed by 60 minutes of continued drawing with support. Guests are welcome to stick around and draw through both sessions, as space allows.

A portion of all ticket sales will be given to the Conservatory and Burke Museum to help support their ongoing programs.

Ticketed Event: $20
21+ with ID
5:30pm - 10pm

03/15/2018 - 7:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

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03/16/2018 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

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This is a pre-event for Cinematic VR Challenge (CinematicVR.SIXRfestival.com) this coming March 23-25 at the Pacific Science Center.

Building narrative in a movie requires ingenuity, and once you’ve decided the kind of experience you’re going to build, you will need proper tools such as Filmmaker Live and MakeHuman to share your vision. We will show you these tools and also let you demo Virtual Reality using Oculus RIft and other rigs.

This event is designed for you, worldbuilder, to get acquainted with Filmmaker Live and MakeHuman tools. These tools will empower and unlock the potentials of dreamweaving your imagination not only in flat 2D/3D films but also into immersive virtual reality. 

March 16th, 6 - 10 PM
6-7 Networking
7-8 Filmmaker Live (Demo and Presentation)
8-9 Make Human (Demo and Presentation)
9-10 VR 360 Showcase and closing remarks 
 

03/19/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

In the Programming Room every 3rd Monday

03/21/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Seattle-area logic-puzzle lovers: don't (just) solve alone! It's time for Ada's Monthly Puzzle Club!

On the third Wednesday of every month, a startlingly kind and clever group of people gathers in the Programming Room for a evening of collaborative puzzle solving, and you can join them!

03/27/2018 - 7:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

- Join our Facebook Group

03/28/2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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Back by popular demand, The Lab at Ada's presents The Science of Sourdough!

Ada’s Head Baker, Helen Lim, will walk you through the history and science behind one of the world’s oldest and most venerated baking traditions. Attendees will learn and taste in a fun, friendly-to-all environment. At the end of the night, you’ll take your own sourdough starter home to begin a new exciting tradition of your own! We’ll also give you the recipes and tools needed to bake your own loaves and other goods with confidence.

Tickets are $20 (includes tasting of four types of homemade sourdough, supplies, and sourdough starter to take home)

21+ with ID
6pm - 9pm

03/28/2018 - 6:00pm

 

Do you love stories?  We love stories.  Once a month we get together and share our original Science Fiction and Fantasy writing.  Please join us.  If you write, think about bringing a short story and signing up for the open mic. 

Open Mic sign-ups: 6:00 pm
Open Mic readings start: 6:30 pm

03/29/2018 - 7:00pm

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March 29th, presentations by:

Warren Anderson – Gene editing for autoimmune diseases

Ellison Heil – Restoration ecology in Appalachian coal country

Valerie Cleland – Oil spills

Warren Anderson

We have reached a point in human history where precisely modifying our DNA is no longer theory or science fiction, but a reality. Currently, clinical trials are under way using modifications of patient DNA to combat diseases such as HIV and certain cancers. Also, work has begun to emerge, showing the potential for this technology to be used on the unborn, preventing untreatable genetic diseases. This reality of Gene Editing has produced a range of emotional responses, from excitement to fear. But in many ways this technology can help humanity are largely ignored by the public, from cheaper, more effective scientific research to enhanced food production. In my talk I will discuss ways that this controversial field is working on goals that aren’t so controversial, and may improve the lives of millions.

Ellison Heil

Ellison will provide a historical context for coal mining in Appalachia, its cultural relevance, environmental destruction, human impact, and failed management of post-mining landscapes. He will discuss the removal of plants and animals by the process of Mountaintop Removal as it relates to theory in Restoration Ecology. He will also talk the potential for reintroduction of removed plants and animals through group initiatives such as the Forest Reclamation Approach will be presented as a practice to restore mining landscapes to their previous natural states.

Valerie Cleland

Nobody wants an oil spill. Thanks to a national policy change in 2015, the U.S. is now exporting crude oil for the first time in 40 years. Ships carrying this crude oil are going to new places, and going different directions than they had before. Valerie works with NOAA to study how changes in crude oil shipping patterns may impact the chance of an oil spill along the West Coast.

7:00pm to 9:30pm

21+ with ID

The Lab at Ada's

03/30/2018 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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Are you a dungeon master? A Settler of Catan? If so, you’ll be happy to hear that Board Games and Booze is back for round 6! Join us at The Lab to play games, show your strategic prowess, make friends, and drink booze. Featuring a wide variety of board games, and a series of D&D Adventures! 

Be sure to arrive early to sign up for the D&D adventures. The adventures will begin at 6:15pm and 8:30pm, each will last ~2 hours. No experience or supplies are needed, each adventure is limited to 6 players. As a bonus, we’re also keeping the Cafe open until 11pm to allow Ada’s fans of all ages access to the fun!
 

Here are some details on the adventures that’ll be hosted this month!

Power: Outliers
In the mess of the Great War, entire galaxies were cut off from the greater civilization. For the most part, your crew survives by taking odd jobs, filling in the great void left by the vanishing of a multi-galactic government. Good luck.

Power is a setting-agnostic, highly-customizable roleplaying game where players make hard choices about how to spend their limited energy between competing priorities. 

Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition
The town of Willowwood banished a witch from the town. They left with a wicked curse on their lips, and now is the eve of that day of reckoning. Nothing's going to happen though, right?

Dungeons & Dragons is the quintessential fantasy roleplaying game, and has spawned countless spin-offs, inspired works, and related media. Its newest edition has boiled the rules down to the core experience, to the delight of fans old and new alike.

Both adventures are geared towards brand new players. Feel free to come and enjoy regardless of experience level! All necessary materials provided.

Free
All Ages in the cafe
21+ in The Lab
6pm - 11pm

 

 

04/04/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) have been around since the mid-80's but only recently have started to become mainstream for High Performance Computing. With a number of local companies heavily investing in this technology, it seems only fitting to attempt at getting us all together to meet each other and share our passion for this amazing (and sometimes frustrating) technology. With this meeting we seek to help build a community of FPGA users in the Seattle/Bellevue/Redmond area. Since this is the first meeting we will mostly focus our discussion on the best structure of future events, but we'll also encourage participants to share a short presentation about the FPGA project(s) they're currently working on and discuss what topics they would like to see covered in future meetings.

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04/05/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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Amy Edelstein is a transformative educator. Her Inner Strength teen mindfulness program has trained over 4000 inner city high school students in Philadelphia to work with self-regulation, stress reduction, and compassion building tools. In this talk and book reading, she will share why contemplative practices and systemic thinking are essential skills for teens and why she is convinced that educating for well-being is the most important and empowering teaching approach in our 21st century world.

7:00 - 7:30 refreshments & book signing
7:30 - 8:30 book reading and Q&A
8:30 - 9:00 Refreshments & Book signing

21+ with ID

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04/07/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

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Join the writers and engineers of Botnik Studios (creators of this predictive text Harry Potter chapter and this computer-generated Coachella poster) along with their friends for a night of readings, sketches, songs and interactive experiments at The Lab.

Featuring performances from:

Jamie Brew - CEO of Botnik and former head writer at Clickhole

Elle O'Brien - Consulting Chief Scientist at Botnik

Kai Curtis - Master of Text Scraping at Botnik

And special guests!

Doors open at 7:00pm, show begins at 8:00pm. Full bar available,
 

$7 Admission

Tickets Available here: https://www.universe.com/events/botnik-live-tickets-seattle-W21LXJ

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7:00pm to 9:30pm
21+ with ID

04/10/2018 - 7:30pm

Join HiveBio for their monthly discussion group in the Programming Room! Facilitated by HiveBio member Max Showalter, the discussion group is the perfect place to learn more about HiveBio Community Lab, discuss a project that you have in mind, talk about an interesting development in bioscience, and meet like-minded citizen scientists. See you there!

04/11/2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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Whiskey AND Geology? What a winning combo! The Lab and Geologist Sama Khawaja proudly bring you Rocks on the Rocks, a talk about minerals and the rock cycle, presented over a fine flight of NW craft whiskies. Come check out mineral samples, learn a bit and reward yourself with some of the best spirits our region has to offer.

From our Geologist, Sama:

Why do quartz crystals naturally grow into points and pyrites form into cubes? Almost 5,000 species of minerals have been identified so far and number keeps rising as new ones are discovered every year. The process of how a mineral forms is actually not that complex. My goal is help you understand why and how that process occurs, why each mineral can look so unique, and how mineralogists have used that process to create their own minerals. I will also discuss the three major rock categories and what minerals distinguish them from each other. (WARNING: expect terrible rock puns) 

Tickets Available ($5 for a guaranteed seat)
Doors open at 6:00pm, presentation runs from 6:45pm to 9:00pm with Q & A
Flights of 4 whiskies available for tasting
21+

04/12/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

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Featuring:

Lexi Walls – Microscopic visualization of viruses

Grace Hamilton – Chromosome segregation/aneuploidy and human disease

Jacob O’Connor – Protein design for drug delivery

 

Lexi Walls

Currently, there are many viruses, both emerging and established, that have little to no treatment or cure. Before successful therapeutics can be obtained, the mechanisms underlying the viral infection cycle must be understood. To drive therapeutic design, I utilize microscopes to visualize the infection machinery of viruses at the nanoscopic level. These viral snapshots will improve our understanding of how viruses function and how best to inhibit their infection.

Grace Hamilton

What does it mean to have the “correct” number of chromosomes for your species? What are the consequences of having an “incorrect” number, a condition called aneuploidy? I will discuss the causes and consequences of aneuploidy, some human genetic diseases caused by aneuploidy, and the fascinating link between chromosome number and cancer.

Jacob O’Connor

Are you tired of taking prescription drugs with side-effects worse than the symptoms they treat? Jacob O'Connor is a graduate student at the University of Washington who is trying to figure out a way to make better medication with fewer side effects. To do that he studies the rules that nature uses to create small proteins, called peptides, that can be used to treat conditions like organ rejection. Then he uses those rules and a computer software program called Rosetta to design entirely new proteins that will serve as the starting point for a new generation of improved prescription drugs.

 

7:00pm to 9:30pm

21+ with ID

The Lab at Ada's

04/12/2018 - 7:00pm

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Come and discuss books on UX design!

-Join the Meetup group

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

04/16/2018 - 7:00pm

In the Programming Room every 3rd Monday

04/16/2018 - 7:00pm

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Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science.  

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04/18/2018 - 7:00pm

Seattle-area logic-puzzle lovers: don't (just) solve alone! It's time for Ada's Monthly Puzzle Club!

On the third Wednesday of every month, a startlingly kind and clever group of people gathers in the Programming Room for a evening of collaborative puzzle solving, and you can join them!

04/19/2018 - 7:00pm

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Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

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- Purchase this month's book

04/21/2018 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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Are you a dungeon master? A Settler of Catan? If so, you’ll be happy to hear that Board Games and Booze is back for round 6! Join us at The Lab to play games, show your strategic prowess, make friends, and drink booze. Featuring a wide variety of board games, and a series of D&D Adventures!

Be sure to arrive early to sign up for the D&D adventures. The adventures will begin at 6:15pm and 8:30pm, each will last ~2 hours. No experience or supplies are needed, each adventure is limited to 6 players. As a bonus, we’re also keeping the Cafe open until 11pm to allow Ada’s fans of all ages access to the fun!

 

Free

All Ages in the Cafe

21+ in the Lab

04/24/2018 - 5:45pm to 10:00pm

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Back by popular demand, Ada’s has again teamed up with the Volunteer Park Conservatory and Burke Museum of Natural History to bring you our second Drawing Lab: Botanicals and Animals!

Join art instructor Kai Carpenter as helps you hone your life-drawing skills. All levels of experience are welcome. Kai Carpenter is a Seattle-based illustrator and fine artist. You can see his work at www.kaicarpenterart.com, or on instagram at kt.carpenter.

Kai will teach you how to start, structure, and finish a drawing from life. The techniques you'll cover can be applied to anything - plant, animal, or otherwise!

You’ll be working with a curated collection of skulls and furs from the Burke Museum of Natural History, as well as several hand selected plants from Volunteer Park Conservatory’s head gardener, David Helgeson. We’ll provide all the supplies needed, including a list of custom cocktails to complement the evening.

Doors are at 5:15pm, workshops begin promptly at 5:45pm and 8:00pm. Workshops consist of 60 minutes of guided instruction, followed by 60 minutes of continued drawing with support. Guests are welcome to stick around and draw through both sessions, as space allows.

A portion of all ticket sales will be given to the Conservatory and Burke Museum to help support their ongoing programs.

Ticketed Event: $20

21+ with ID

5:30pm - 10pm

The Lab at Ada’s Technical Books & Cafe

04/24/2018 - 7:00pm

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Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

- Join our Facebook Group

04/25/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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The first SALT Book Club of 2018 brings poet and teacher artist Aaron Counts to facilitate a discussion around Bryan’s Stevenson’s acclaimed book Just Mercy.  

 

Free

Discussion from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

21+ with ID

The Lab

04/26/2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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For one delicious hour on 4/26, Oatly will be providing FREE Oatly coffee drinks to the lovely customers at Ada’s. These include lattes, cappuccinos, mochas - any drink with Oatly in it! 

Oatly is a delicious milk-esque drink made from oats.

04/26/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

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Engage: The Science Speaker Series is a program where graduate students build their skills of communicating with the public about their work!

Featuring:

Rachel Creighton - Microneedles

Maria Viitaniemi - Crystal Defects and Quantum Computing

Brita Horlings - Snow, Ice and Climate Change

 

Rachel Creighton

Tiny needles smaller than the thickness of a penny, called microneedles, have shown a lot of potential for pain-free and user-friendly delivery of drugs and vaccines. As microneedles are applied to more complex medical challenges in the future, additional strategies for incorporating the drug or vaccine will be needed to enable further optimization and innovation. This need inspired the design of a new type of microneedle: an integrated fiber microneedle. The design process has been rocky at times, but we are excited about all the potential applications of this new microneedle system.

Maria Viitaniemi

What is a defect in a crystal? How can we turn these “problems” into advantages? By understanding defects better, we can use them to do things like making a Quantum Computer!

Brita Horlings

Understanding changes of the snow and ice on Antarctica and Greenland are critical for understanding future sea-level rise. Snowflakes fall, get buried, and eventually turn into ice. This transition can take centuries, and depends mainly on the temperature and how much snow falls each year. How will climate change alter the speed of this transition? Brita will explore our current understanding and research, and how they can be used to better estimate sea-level rise.

 

7:00pm to 9:30pm

21+ with ID

04/28/2018 - 9:00am to 9:00pm

Local bookstores will celebrate Seattle Independent Bookstore Day on April 28th this year, the fourth annual observance of this popular, national event.

SIBD, as it’s called, continues to grow, attracting hundreds of visitors to the 19 participating bookstores in the Seattle area and offering a range of activities from in-store parties and giveaways to author appearances and the now-famous bookstore challenges.

On April 28, fans can pick up an SIBD Passport at any of the participating stores and use it to collect stamps during the day as proof of visits. Those who have their passports stamped at three or more stores will receive a coupon good for a one-time, 30 percent-off discount at any one of the 19 participating stores.

For the truly dedicated (and swift of foot), people who visit all 19 participating stores on April 28 will receive a Champion Card entitling them to 25 percent off at all 19 participating stores for a year. In 2015, 42 valiant souls made the trek; last year that number grew to 320 bookstore champions. SIBD is going for another record this year.

05/03/2018 - 7:00pm

The Lab and Glenn Fleishman have teamed up to bring you a rousing talk on the typography of London, coupled with an assortment of British spirits to wet your whistle and leave you intelligently tipsy. (21+ with ID. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Come enjoy a free, heavily illustrated presentation by Glenn Fleishman about the typographic and printing treasures of London, focusing on two major collections rarely open to the public, and a number of conversations and visits with printers, type designers, and historians. Glenn will answer questions and sign his book, London Kerning, from which he created the presentation.

Doors open at 6:30pm, presentation runs from 7:00pm to 9:00pm with Q & A

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Glenn Fleishman was trained as one of the last typesetters, and has worked as a programmer and technology journalist for most of his career. He contributes regularly to the Atlantic, the Economist, Fast Company, Macworld, American History, and other publications. In 2017, he was the School of Visual Concepts inaugural Designer in Residence, and printed a book on letterpress of his reporting on type and printing.

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05/05/2018 - 7:00pm

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Join the writers and engineers of Botnik Studios along with their friends for a night of readings, sketches, songs and interactive experiments at The Lab.

Featuring performances from:

Jamie Brew - CEO of Botnik and former head writer at Clickhole
Elle O'Brien - Consulting Chief Scientist at Botnik
Kai Curtis - Master of Text Scraping at Botnik
And special guests!

BONUS - Due to the popularity of these events, the folks at Botnik have agreed to present TWO BACK-TO-BACK SHOWS! 

Doors open at 7:00pm
1st show begins at 7:30pm
2nd show begins at 9:00pm

Full bar available
21+ with ID
 

Tickets available 

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05/08/2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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Offbeat Bride author Ariel Meadow Stallings hosts a discussion with local writer Jasmine Silvera about the rise of the feminist romance novel and Jasmine's new book, Dancer's Flame. The authors will explore ways the genre's centering of relationships and female pleasure is evolving, judgments about the genre (does enjoying romance make you a "bad feminist"?), and how the "diversity problem" in publishing determines who gets a happy ever after.

 

About the author:

Jasmine Silvera spent her impressionable years sneaking "kissing books" between comics and fantasy movies. She's been mixing them up in her writing ever since. A California native, she fell in love with Seattle while attending the Clarion West Writers Workshop and never left. Death's Dancer, the first book in the fantasy romance Grace Bloods series, was published in 2016.

 

Doors open at 6:00pm, presentation runs from 6:30pm to 9:00pm with Q & A

Flights of 4 whiskies available for tasting

21+

Tickets Available ($5 for a guaranteed seat, $19.95 for a seat plus book)

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05/08/2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join HiveBio for their monthly discussion group in the Programming Room! Facilitated by HiveBio member Max Showalter, the discussion group is the perfect place to learn more about HiveBio Community Lab, discuss a project that you have in mind, talk about an interesting development in bioscience, and meet like-minded citizen scientists. See you there!

05/10/2018 - 7:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

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05/10/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

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Engage: The Science Speaker Series is a program where University of Washington graduate students build their skills of communicating with the public about their work!

Featuring:
Katie Reichard - Redesigning Opioids
Sam Entwistle - Molecular "Transmitters" in Cells
Emilio Vilanova - Climate Change Mitigation and Tropical Rain Forests

Katie Reichard
Addiction to opioid pain pills can devastate entire families, but these drugs can also provide life-altering pain relief for folks with chronic pain. As a scientist working in a lab that studies opioid systems and addiction, I believe we can address addiction while also developing better, safer pain medications. Despite the current dangerous side effects of opioid drugs, it may be possible to redesign these medications to reduce their addiction risk while preserving their ability to relieve pain. Instead of continuing to weigh the importance of helping opioid addicts against helping chronic pain paints, we can bring relief to both populations by building better opioids.

Sam Entwistle
Our human bodies are made of trillions of cells. While we can think of cells as parts of a whole, they can also act as individuals similarly to people living in a city. At a microscopic scale, cells experience their surroundings and decide what to eat, where to move, or whether to multiply. This has important consequences, as faulty decision-making can lead to diseases like diabetes and cancer. How does all this happen inside microscopic cells? Hundreds of special molecular "transmitters" inside of cells work together to transmit information to and from cells' surroundings. New methods allow scientists to take a "census" of hundreds or thousands of these transmitters to gain a deeper understanding of how decisions are made.

Emilio Vilanova
For this talk I will focus on a general description of Tropical Forests, specifically in the Amazon region and the northern part of South America. I will discuss their relevance for climate change mitigation and for the conservation of biological diversity. I will also show the different approaches to study these complex ecosystems highlighting the use of continuous inventory of tree populations across different forest-types, while emphasizing processes of tree mortality, wood productivity and carbon absorption. I will provide some context of my research for sustainable management guidelines.

$5 Admission 
7:00pm to 9:30pm
21+ with ID

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05/15/2018 - 7:00pm

Dealers of Lightning: Xerox Parc and the Dawn of the Computer Age Cover Image

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science.  

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05/16/2018 - 7:00pm

Seattle-area logic-puzzle lovers: don't (just) solve alone! It's time for Ada's Monthly Puzzle Club!

On the third Wednesday of every month, a startlingly kind and clever group of people gathers in the Programming Room for a evening of collaborative puzzle solving, and you can join them!

05/17/2018 - 7:00pm

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Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

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05/21/2018 - 7:00pm

In the Programming Room every 3rd Monday

05/22/2018 - 5:45pm to 10:00pm

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Back by popular demand, Ada’s has again teamed up with the Volunteer Park Conservatory and Woodland Park Zoo to bring you our third Drawing Lab: Botanicals and Animals!

Join art instructor Kai Carpenter as helps you hone your life-drawing skills. All levels of experience are welcome. Kai Carpenter is a Seattle-based illustrator and fine artist. You can see his work at www.kaicarpenterart.com, or on instagram at kt.carpenter.Kai will teach you how to start, structure, and finish a drawing from life. The techniques you'll cover can be applied to anything - plant, animal, or otherwise!

You’ll be working with a curated collection of skulls and furs from the Woodland Park Zoo, as well as several hand selected plants from Volunteer Park Conservatory’s head gardener, David Helgeson. We’ll provide all the supplies needed, including a list of custom cocktails to complement the evening.

Doors are at 5:15pm, workshops begin promptly at 5:45pm and 8:00pm. Workshops consist of 60 minutes of guided instruction, followed by 60 minutes of continued drawing with support. Guests are welcome to stick around and draw through both sessions, as space allows.

A portion of all ticket sales will be given to the Conservatory and Woodland Park Zoo to help support their ongoing programs.

Ticketed Event: $20

21+ with ID

5:15pm - 10pm

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05/22/2018 - 7:00pm

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Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

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05/24/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

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Engage: The Science Speaker Series is a program where University of Washington graduate students build their skills of communicating with the public about their work!

Featuring:

Leah Isquith-Dicker - How Social Networks Affect Health in Humans
Hally Stone - Coastal Upwelling
Itzue Caviedes Solis - Why and How Tree Frogs Live Where They Do

Leah Isquith-Dicker
Humans rely on one another to address life’s challenges; research has confirmed that these collections of relationships, or social networks, are also associated with important health outcomes. However, there has been little in-depth research on how the characteristics of people in networks, like age or income, and the types of support they provide, might be associated with health. These are especially interesting questions in the community where I have worked in the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Women in these new informal settlements are raising their children far from their natal families and face additional challenges related to poverty and the fight for basic services. Their social network members serve important roles in these endeavors.

Hally Stone
Hally will talk about coastal upwelling and how it drives primary productivity in the Pacific Northwest coastal ocean. Coastal upwelling is a wind-driven process that occurs during the summer when wind blows southward along the coast, pushing water offshore, and causing deep, nutrient-rich water to fill the void left behind. Primary producers, like phytoplankton, that live at the surface use these nutrients to grown and in turn provide food for larger animals, feeding commercial fisheries in this region. Thus, variability in wind patterns in space and on seasonal timescales can affect the productivity of fisheries through control of the nutrient supply.

Itzue Caviedes Solis
Why and how tree frog species live where they do? Itzue will talk about the variation in swimming speed and behavior in Mexican tree frogs, how limb lengths and habitats influence how they swim, and how all of these characteristics evolved in closely related species.

$5 Tickets
7:00pm to 9:30pm
21+ with ID

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05/26/2018 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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Are you a dungeon master? A Settler of Catan? If so, you’ll be happy to hear that Board Games and Booze is back! Join us at The Lab to play games, show your strategic prowess, make friends, and drink booze. Featuring a wide variety of board games, and a series of D&D Adventures!

Be sure to arrive early to sign up for the D&D adventures. The adventures will begin at 6:15pm and 8:30pm, each will last ~2 hours. No experience or supplies are needed, each adventure is limited to 6 players. As a bonus, we’re also keeping the Cafe open until 10pm to allow Ada’s fans of all ages access to the fun!

Wanting to play a particular game? Feel free to bring your own to the event or check out Scott's game library and make a request from what he has available: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/BlackholeMiracle

Free

All Ages in the Cafe

21 + in the Lab

6pm - 11pm

06/02/2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

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Join the writers and engineers of Botnik Studios along with their friends for a night of readings, sketches, songs and interactive experiments at The Lab.

Featuring performances from:
Jamie Brew - CEO of Botnik and former head writer at Clickhole
Elle O'Brien - Consulting Chief Scientist at Botnik
Kai Curtis - Master of Text Scraping at Botnik
And special guests!

Doors open at 7:00pm, show begins at 7:30pm. 
Full bar available
21+ with ID

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06/03/2018 - 8:00am to 9:00pm

 

It’s Ada’s Anniversary! Come help us celebrate another year around the Sun on Sunday, June 3. Anniversary specials include:

 

Spend $50 get a free Ada Lovelace enamel pin!

Funfetti cake for $7!

Anniversary Affogatos for $4.40!

 

Free

All Ages

All Day

06/06/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
06/12/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Offbeat Bride author Ariel Meadow Stallings hosts a discussion with local cartoonist, author, and legend Ellen Forney about her new book, Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life, a manual of self-care tools and techniques learned from the front lines of bipolar life (Fantagraphics, May 2018). The two authors and friends will dig deep into how Ellen's advice for maintaining emotional stability in the face of mood disorders is relevant to all of us trying to maintain stability in unstable times. Don't be fooled: this event will be lighthearted and hilarious.

About the author:

Cartoonist Ellen Forney is the author of bestselling graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, and collaborated on the National Book Award-winning novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. 

Ellen curated a traveling exhibition about comics and health for the National Library of Medicine, “Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn,” on display at Seattle’s Central Public Library from May 21–June 30. As a visual artist, she was selected to create two permanent large-scale murals for Seattle’s Capitol Hill light rail station. She was awarded residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Civitella Ranieri, and teaches comics at Cornish College of the Arts.


Guaranteed seat: $10
Guaranteed seat AND a copy of the book: $25

21+ with ID
6:00pm Doors
6:30pm to 8:00pm Program and Q&A

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06/14/2018 - 7:00pm

Mapping Experiences: A Complete Guide to Creating Value Through Journeys, Blueprints, and Diagrams Cover Image

Come and discuss books on UX design!

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06/18/2018 - 7:00pm

In the Programming Room every 3rd Monday

06/19/2018 - 7:00pm

The Nature of Code: Simulating Natural Systems with Processing Cover Image

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science.  

See this season's book list 

Purchase this month's book

06/20/2018 - 7:00pm

Seattle-area logic-puzzle lovers: don't (just) solve alone! It's time for Ada's Monthly Puzzle Club!

On the third Wednesday of every month, a startlingly kind and clever group of people gathers in the Programming Room for a evening of collaborative puzzle solving, and you can join them!

06/21/2018 - 7:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- Check out this season's book list

- Join the mailing list for this book club

- Purchase this month's book

06/23/2018 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

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Are you a dungeon master? A Settler of Catan? If so, you’ll be happy to hear that Board Games and Booze is back! Join us at The Lab to play games, show your strategic prowess, make friends, and drink booze. Featuring a wide variety of board games, and a series of D&D Adventures!

Be sure to arrive early to sign up for the D&D adventures. The adventures will begin at 6:15pm and 8:30pm, each will last ~2 hours. No experience or supplies are needed, each adventure is limited to 6 players. As a bonus, we’re also keeping the Cafe open until 10pm to allow Ada’s fans of all ages access to the fun!

Wanting to play a particular game? Feel free to bring your own to the event or check out Scott's game library and make a request from what he has available: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/BlackholeMiracle

Free

All Ages in the Cafe

21 + in the Lab

6pm - 11pm