This post kicks off a new series that features non-arts events around town that may be of interest to you, our treasured readers. We're posting this late-ish in the day—because it's a new series, and because all of us (except the interns) have been drinking since we woke up at noon. —Eds

Tonight, a city-appointed review board will look at designs to replace a venerable gay bar with a new building—if the economy ever recovers. Developers will unveil plans to demolish C.C. Attle's and build a six story, 49,000 square foot office and retail building. The new building would house the Cascadia Center for Sustainable Design and Construction and would have "living building" and LEED Platinum certifications. Additionally, the developers hope to create public park space adjacent to the building that would complement the nearby McGilvra Place Park. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Seattle University (824 12th Ave) Alumni Relations and Admissions Building.

The doomed, drinky bear cave looks like this:

Here's one of several preliminary designs for the new building:

Looking north on 15th Ave (from Pike towards Madison)
  • Looking north on 15th Ave (from Pike towards Madison)

See the design proposal in this .pdf.

At 6:00 p.m., the Seattle School Board meeting might be livelier than usual. A group calling itself the "School Defenders" claim that they'll be serving members of the School board with a lawsuit during the meeting. The School board meets at John Stanford Center (2445 3rd Ave South) in the SODO area.

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Speaking of school, Seattle Free School holds a class tonight called Facilitating a Seattle Free School Class at the West Seattle Library (2306 42nd Ave. SW) from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. If you've always wanted to teach people how to keep chickens in the city or how to make borscht, this might be for you.

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