Anyone bemoaning the lack of a Queer Youth Space should get themselves down to the Seattle Asian Art Museum tonight for Youthopolis, a free queer youth event with food, live bands (including Team Gina and Sketch Echo) and dancing. (Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park, 1400 E Prospect St, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., free).

Former mayor Nickels may be gone, but the tent camp for the homeless named Nickelsville is still around and seeking a permanent home. The documentary Nickelsville premieres tonight as a benefit for the camp. (University Congregational UCC, 4515 16th Avenue NE, 7:15 p.m., $12 suggested donation).


This weekend is full of Earth Day-related service projects, including a dandelion weeding party at Baker Park in Ballard (between Mary and 14th, south of NW 85th Street) at 9:30 a.m. and invasive plant removal at the Washington Park Arboretum (2300 Arboretum Dr East, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). Find a project in your neighborhood here or here, and bring your gardening gloves.

Keep identity thieves away from your tasty data by hauling your obsolete documents to one of three free shredathons today. In Northgate at the Group Health Credit Union (11023 8th Avenue N.E, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.), Georgetown at Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union 500 S. Michigan, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.), and West Seattle at Windermere Fauntleroy (6505 California Avenue SW, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.). The Windermere event is also offering free disposal of unwanted computer monitors, TVs, cell phones, and computers. You will have to pay $5 if you want to unload a printer, though.

And a discussion on "The Environmental Crisis and the Future of Humanity” features MacArthur Foundation Genius David R. Montgomery (author of Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations) and Curtis Johnson of Revolution newspaper. (Revolution Books, 89 S. Washington Street in Pioneer Square, 7:00 p.m., free).