No longer content to merely give you free energy-efficient supplies, City Light will now up the ante by coming to your house to install these goodies. People who live in designated South Seattle neighborhoods can have smoke detectors, energy-efficient light bulbs, shower heads, and faucet aerators brought to their homes and installed for free. While "Ma'am, I'm here to install your low-flow shower head" sounds like the intro to a Hump! scenario, there are apparently people out there who want free energy conservation stuff but are too bewildered to install a fucking light bulb. Call Seattle City Light for an installation appointment so they can stop sending me press releases about faucet aerators. (City Light, (206) 449-1132, your house, free.)

Speaking of South Seattle neighborhoods, it's the first BeatWalk of the year in Columbia City. One cover charge lets you amble into six venues for live music, plus there are three free shows as well. Take the light rail if you intend to get liquored up and cause trouble. (Vicinity of Rainier Avenue South and South Alaska St, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., $7.)


Wanna-be community activists should attend today's Crown Hill Neighborhood Association annual meeting for the free Jim Diers workshop on "Neighbor Power." Diers was the head of the city's Department of Neighborhoods and literally wrote the book on neighborhood activism in Seattle. (9250 14th Avenue NW, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., free.)


Trikes, booze, and hills- what could go wrong?
  • Flickr photo by shaney+matt
  • Trikes, booze, and hills—what could go wrong?
Booze. A big hill. Adults on comically-undersized tricycles. Really, the blurb for Trike for Beers writes itself. (Beers at Targy’s Tavern, 600 West Crockett Street, 1:00 p.m., race begins at 7th Avenue West and West Blaine Street, 2:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation for "biker down" fund.)