Seattle Indies Social
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Seattle Indies Social

Seattle Indies is a non-profit 401(c) based out of Seattle with the goal of assisting local independent video game developers. On the third Tuesday of every month, we hold a social where members of the group can network and promote their work.

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FIUTS Trivia Night Fundraiser
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

FIUTS Trivia Night Fundraiser

Form a team at Optimism Brewing with fellow students and community members (the more diverse the better you'll do) and answer trivia about the world and Seattle at a trivia night in partnership with the Evergrey newsletter! Beers and food available for purchase. Come meet a new friend!

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Pups & Pints
Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Pups & Pints

Join us for a dog-friendly fundraising event hosted by Giving Paws Project! We’ll be donating $1/beer sold, with proceeds benefiting Mary’s Place, an emergency shelter for homeless families (http://www.marysplaceseattle.org/). A dog photographer will be on site, so be sure to snag a poppin’ portrait of your pup and grab delicious dog treats from The Seattle Barkery Truck!

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GeekGirlCon Kickoff Party
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

GeekGirlCon Kickoff Party

Come one! Come all! Even before the convention officially begins, we’re starting #GGC18 off right by hosting our annual kickoff party. It’s the perfect chance to eat, drink, mix, mingle, and be merry with other awesome geeks just like you!

✅Convention attendees will be able to pick up their passes a whole day early! Yay for planning ahead!

✅Exciting activities you won’t want to miss, including a prize drawing, Meet Some Geeks Bingo, and Find a Fandom Masquerade.

✅Having fun and getting to meet – or be reunited with – an incredible community of people!

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Oct
25
4:30 PM16:30

CHS Subscriber Happy Hour

Thanks for your support and for being part of CHS. We put out a call for a boost this week to our subscriber numbers so we can continue to make community news available to everyone — and you answered. Let’s have a beer.

Look for the crow to find us. We’ll have a table and do some chatting about all things Capitol Hill while enjoying some beer. It’s a no host kind of thing. A chance to talk. A chance to shatter your illusions of the neighborhood news business. A chance to make… acquaintances :) Optimism will also donate a $1 per pint to the nonprofit of our choice. See you on the 25th.

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#myvoicemyvote
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

#myvoicemyvote

Please join us on Monday, October 22, 2018 / 7-9:00pm at Optimism Brewing for #MyVoteMyVoice, an evening of voter activation and community celebration. Last year we came together as a community to stand against hate with the SEA NO H8 event. This year it's all about voter activation--activating ourselves, our community and those across the country!  

SPEAKERS Include: 
7:15pm: WA State Attorney General Bob Ferguson 

7:30 Claudia Castro Luna, Washington State Poet Laureate

7:40 Aneelah Afzali, Executive Director of the MAPS-AMEN (American Muslim Empowerment Network)

Additional speakers: Erin Albanese, Founder, Lawyer Moms of America & Tahmina Watson, co-founder of Washington Immigrant Defense Network

GREAT MUSIC: 
DJ Megabooty of KBCS 91.3 FM's weekly show, "Megabooty and Funkscribe Present" — soul from the 60's & 70's

FOOD TRUCKS & DRINKS: food truck fare and Optimism brews or non-alcoholic options. 

WIN collectable art prints from Amplifier. Their work has elevated protests all over the world with powerful images advocating for human rights. 

VOTER ACTIVATION TABLES: with leading businesses and nonprofits: 
Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii
Lawyer Moms of America
Washington Immigration Solidarity Network
Washington Immigrant Defense Network
Civic Link
Vote With Me
Amplifier Art Lab
Indivisible Washington's 8th District
Seattle Indivisible
91.3 KBCS
Cupcake Royale
Optimism Brewing Company

#MYVOICEMYVOTE: We will be featuring the best #MyVoteMyVoice voter activation video challenge submissions and letting you know how to get involved to have your vote "heard." 

MEET THE FOUNDERS of Lawyer Moms of America, a Seattle-area non-profit helping immigrant children currently in federal detention and sign their pledge to free 12,800 children 

9pm: MARCH ON THE BALLOT BOX: we close the night with a live-music accompanied march through the Capitol Hill streets to turn in our ballots at the ballot box. Don't forget to bring them with you!

And much more! Or just chill out and enjoy your community! 

Sponsors:  AmplifierCupcake RoyaleLawyer Moms of AmericaWA Immigrant Solidarity Network -Red de Solidaridad de Inmigrantes en WAPlanned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, VoteWithme, SEA NO H8, CivicLink, the Washington State Indivisible Podcast, KBCS 91.3 FM

This event is open to all and free of charge with tickets from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/myvotemyvoice-tickets-50893098628 We would like to get a count so please book your free tickets. This event will "sell" out! 

Optimism Brewing Company is open to people and dogs of all ages. You must be 21+ years-old and show ID to purchase beer. 

Organizers: Maggie Cuevas, SEA NO H8, Kat Martin, Tax March, Stephan Cox, WA State Indivisible Podcast 

For questions, please contact Maggie at maggiecu124(at)gmail.com

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Citizens Climate Lobby of Seattle Trivia
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Citizens Climate Lobby of Seattle Trivia

Do you want to help Washington state become the first state in the country to stand up to Big Oil and vote for clean air and clean energy? 

Then come join Citizen's Climate Lobby of Seattle and Yes On 1631 to have a beer and learn about how you can help us win in November. I-1631 will put a price on carbon and support clean air, clean energy, and a sustainable future. At this meetup we'll play some climate trivia, connect with others who support climate action, and learn what we can all do to make I-1631 .

About Citizen's Climate Lobby of Seattle:

We are a local chapter of the national Citizen’s Climate Lobby (CCL), a non-profit, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change through a tax on fossil fuels, based on the CO2 content of those fuels, at the first point of sale. Revenue from that tax should be returned to the public as a monthly or annual payment to protect households from rising costs associated with the carbon tax. We train and support volunteers to reclaim their democracy and engage elected officials and the media to generate the political will for solutions that will stabilize the Earth’s climate.

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Harry Potter Trivia
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Harry Potter Trivia

We’re back for round 6 of HP trivia at Optimism Brewing — this time with a special costume contest!

Early edition: 6:00 doors, 6:30 start
Late edition: 8:00 doors, 8:30 start
Ticket required: $6.75 including fees
All ages: children too young to participate do not need a ticket (but we don't promise that all content will be G-rated)

SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EDITION: COSTUME CONTEST
If you’ve been wanting an excuse to wear your robes and pull out your wands, here it is!
To participate, come decked out in your best wizard outfit (as a character or just as your magical self).
The contest will take place between the 2nd and 3rd rounds.
The winner will be chosen by the audience and will receive a prize.
All ages and species are welcome to participate. (By this, we mean your dogs. Please think twice before bringing dangerous animals such as Erumpents and Blast-Ended Skrewts. Please note as well that this will be a crowded event; if your doggo is skittish in crowds, this might not be his moment to shine.)

THE FINE PRINT
6 people max per team.
Questions are based on all 7 books, but not on the movies or ancillary writings (Cursed Child, Fantastic Beasts, Pottermore, etc.).
We will have prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
The late edition will be slightly more difficult than the early edition.

Seating is limited; expect standing room only unless you get there early.

Optimism Brewing offers beer and water, and you can find food at a food truck on site.
Otherwise, you are welcome to bring outside food and non-alcoholic beverages.
(Outside alcoholic beverages are not allowed as per Washington law.)

A portion of our proceeds will be donated to charity.

As a disclaimer, we are in no way affiliated with Warner Brothers, Scholastic Corporation, or JK Rowling.

ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT
Optimism is wheelchair accessible. 
We speak our questions aloud and project them onto a screen.
However, our AV situation is limited; if you have any concerns about accessibility (including if you need a seat near the screen/speakers in order to participate), please send us a private message.

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Depressed Cake Shop
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Depressed Cake Shop

Sweet sad treats for mental health awareness – save the date for this year’s event on October 13th at Optimism Brewing Company!
Every October, NAMI Seattle holds our popular Depressed Cake Shop: A community event where attendees can purchase treats made by dedicated and talented local bakers. These confections are gray and dull on the outside, but on the inside they are brightly colored – and, of course, all around tasty! 
Why gray? The gray, dark outside of these treats represents depression. On the inside, the rainbow colored or other bright colors symbolize hope. All proceeds from this event support NAMI Seattle’s programs. 

All proceeds benefit NAMI Seattle and help keep NAMI programs free for everyone who needs them.

For other information on how to participate as a bakery, sponsor, or volunteer, please email morgan@namiseattle.org.

We will have limited quantities of vegan and gluten free confections available - get there early!

Cards and cash will be accepted. 

Dogs and kids are welcome! Mental health affects us all.

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Solidarity on Tap
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Solidarity on Tap

Solidarity on Tap is a simple interfaith intergenerational gathering for socializing and social justice. The Ignatian Solidarity Network, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, and Jesuitical along with Seattle Alumni Council welcome those connected to the Jesuits and the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the greater Church in Seattle. 

Snacks and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase. All are welcome. 

Around 7:00 PM we will have a reflection by Lucas Sharma, S.J.

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Sep
30
4:30 PM16:30

Milan Mixer 2019 with Indian Association of Western WA

We are gearing up for Milan 2019, India Association of Western Washington (IAWW) 's signature outreach and fundraising event.

Following in the success of our first ever Milan Mixer in July, we are pleased to announce the second one in the series of Milan Mixers, on September 30th, 2018. Come join us for an afternoon/evening of fun, beer tasting and mingling with friends. Please note that this is a couples event and we have planned an evening of live music, raffles and more for you!

We are thrilled to announce that Vishavjit Singh aka Sikh Captain America will be at this event. He is a cartoonist, speaker, performance artist and creator of SIKHTOONS. His is an amazing and inspiring story of how he fights hate and stereotypes with his cartoons and performance art. He is currently visiting from NY to share his stories, cartoons and so much more. We are thrilled to bring you this unique opportunity to listen and interact with him!!

Entry is $25, which includes 1 raffle ticket, 1 drink ticket and a selection of hors d'oeuvres. Student ticket (for ages 12 to 21) is $10.

Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/milan-mixer-optimism-brewing-company-tickets-49563891935?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

Stevens Social with Molly Moon's

Join us for the Seahawks game and scoops of Molly Moon’s ice cream for the kiddos. Proceeds will benefit the Stevens School District Proceeds from this event will help benefit Stevens Elementary in several ways such as funding additional instructional staff to keep class sizes small, providing grants for every teacher to help buy supplies for the classroom, funding visiting artists, vocal & instrumental music instruction to help our students develop creative problem-solving skills.

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