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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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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#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 benefit event. This year we are launching a national video challenge, in partnership with the Washington Indivisible Podcast & Indivisible WA Action to activate voters across Washington State and across the country. Join us for voter inspiration from Seattle leaders and activists who know that the only way to effect change in this country is to vote this November! 
In addition to the video launch, you can grab a beer or sparkling water, some tasty food truck fare and listen to sweet, sweet tunes while you join an action table: 

- ENABLE TABLE - Video creation 101: Making friends with your phone’s video capabilities to create your own #MyVoteMyVoice video 
- SEND POSTCARDS to voters in Congressional Districts WA-3, 5 & 8. Let’s flip the House! 
- 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 
- “SPEED DATE” with local progressive non-profit organizations to learn what comes next for activist engagement after mid-terms.
- WIN ART PRINTS from Amplifier, a Seattle-based design lab dedicated to reimagining and amplifying the voices of social change movements through art and community engagement.
- MEET League of Women Voters Seattle King County: Let’s talk about the issues that matter.

And much more! 

Sponsors: AmplifierLawyer Moms of AmericaWA Immigrant Solidarity Network -Red de Solidaridad de Inmigrantes en WA, SEA NO H8, Indivisible WA Action, and Washington State Indivisible Podcast.

This event is open to all and free of charge with tickets from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/myvotemyvoice-tickets-50893098628

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

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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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Seattle Hi Five // Girls Gotta Run Foundation Fundraiser
Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

Seattle Hi Five // Girls Gotta Run Foundation Fundraiser

Optimism is partnering with the Seattle Hi Five charity adult soccer tournament to benefit an amazing group of young female athletes in Ethiopia through the Girls Gotta Run Foundation (GGRF).

You can join the soccer tournament here: https://www.seattlehifive.com/ where all proceeds will benefit GGRF or you can donate a virtual pint to the fundraiser.

A portion of our beer sales will benefit the GGRF.

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Seattle Science Slam #12
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Seattle Science Slam #12

New Seattle Science Slam season starts on September 12th at Optimism Brewing Company. Andrew Lincowski will tell us about characterizing terrestrial planets with the NASA's James Webb Space Telescope; Hannah Ledvina’s talk discusses how bacteria that causes Tularemia makes us sick; and Antony Abraham will speak about our brain under stress.

Seattle Science Slam is a free event featuring three engaging and accessible presentations from scientists who do not talk about "textbook knowledge", but rather explain individual aspects or fundamentals of their own research projects. The audience applause decides who wins.

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Harry Potter Trivia
Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

Harry Potter Trivia

August 21st means HP trivia for the 5th time at Optimism Brewing!

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)

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. 

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BrewPup 2018
Aug
14
12:00 PM12:00

BrewPup 2018

We're teaming up with Seattle Humane to bring you a day of dogs (and cats and other furry friends!). We'll be donating a $1/beer sold to the Seattle Humane so be sure to bring your pals, purchase a pint, and drink beers for a great cause.

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MoPOP + Optimism Pop Culture Trivia Night
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

MoPOP + Optimism Pop Culture Trivia Night

Join us for a night of trivia with Beat the Geek testing your knowledge on Seattle Pop Culture (and more!). Prizes will be awarded to the top three winning teams (4-6 people per team) including merchandise from MoPOP and beer from Optimism. Brush up on your Pearl Jam and Nirvana, replay the '95 Mariners win against the Yankees, and refresh your memory on some of the most memorable pop culture moments in history.

Tickets are $5. This is an all-age event and we welcome furry friends, too! Proceeds will benefit The Home Fund of The Pearl Jam Home Shows, aiming to fight homelessness by providing housing stability and preventing people from becoming homeless in the first place.

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Aug
4
10:30 AM10:30

Burn & Brew with ULA

 

Join us for a dynamic body weight workout followed by a cold one, included in the ticket price. Please arrive at 10:15AM. The workout will start promptly at 10:30 AM. Please bring a yoga mat, towel, and water.

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/burn-and-brew-at-optimism-brewing-tickets-46957119007 

 

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Trivia Night with the Emerald Ensemble
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Trivia Night with the Emerald Ensemble

Welcome to a night of fun, food, and drink in support of the Emerald Ensemble!

Our first-ever Trivia Night will be held at Optimism Brewing Company in Seattle on July 25, 2018. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the game begins at 7:00 pm. We will have eight categories of trivia, with prizes for first, second, and third places. Best of all, this is a fundraising event, so you will have ample opportunities to contribute! A portion of your beer purchases will even go to support the Emerald Ensemble’s mission of bringing choral music of passion and skill to audiences throughout the region. 


You don’t have to sing for your beer, but your beer will help us sing!

There is a $5 per person cover, or tables of up to six are $25. To reserve a table, let us know you’re coming (and how many in your party) by emailing us at info@emeraldensemble.org.

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Seattle Indies Meet-Up
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Seattle Indies Meet-Up

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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Harry Potter Trivia + Costume Contest
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

Harry Potter Trivia + Costume Contest

Early edition: 6:00 doors, 6:30 start
Late edition: 8:00 doors, 8:30 start 
Ticket required: $6.22 including fees
All ages: children too young to participate do not need a ticket (but we don't promise that all guarantee will be G-rated)

SPECIAL THIS TIME: HARRY POTTER-THEMED COSTUME CONTEST
No, not for you adults -- for your kids and dogs!
Here's how it works: 
Kids compete during the early edition, dogs compete during the late edition (when the kids are probably in bed). 
If you are old enough to attend unaccompanied by a parent, you are not a kid. Dog means dog.
You do not have to dress like Harry Potter himself, just like something from the series. 
The first place winner will be determined by the audience and wins a special prize!

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