All summer long, a pack of humans running for Seattle City Council will stand on stages and express volumes of talking points carefully crafted to say nothing definitive. You, however, are not an idiot and don't want to sit through soporific forums trying to pick out meaning between the buzzwords. So meet the candidates yourself and grill them on any subject you like at the City Council Kickoff happy hour. Incumbent Tom Rasmussen will be in the same room as Sandy Cioffi. Who is more homosexual? You decide! Cosponsored by The Stranger and Washington Bus. (Havana, 1010 E Pike St,, 5:30–8 pm, free, 21+)