What do Mayor Mike McGinn, Caspar Babypants, and Seattle Animal Shelter all have in common? Trick question—nothing! Well, not unless you count the City Hall Open House, coming to constituents like you this Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. McGinn, Seattle City Council members, and other city staffers will give tours of their swanky offices, answer questions like, "Why is our city budget so fucked?" and arm wrestle you for a dollar*.

Meanwhile, a motley crew of city officials will be on hand to brief the public on everything from emergency preparedness and public health (alarmists and hypochondriacs, this means you!) to transportation, sustainability, and the city's arts programming. McGinn will also discuss his Engage Seattle initiative and the Cities of Service plan.

If you're too cynical to be drawn in by such acts of largely symbolic (but still nice!) transparency from our elected officials, there will also be music and street food vendors like Molly Moon's ice cream, City Grind espresso, and Skillet (try the bacon jam and poutine!). Transparency, ice cream, coffee, and bacon jam—what could be better? Maybe if they gave you rescue animals to adopt as well? Turns out they're doing that too. This is happening!

*I'm probably making this up.