Events

GRIT CITY THINK & DRINK: Listening to the Vital Signs of the Planet @6:30 (FREE)

LISTENING TO THE VITAL SIGNS OF THE PLANET: NEW APPROACHES IN CLIMATE DATA COMMUNICATION with Judy Twedt, Climate Data Sound Artist, UW Seattle

Judy Twedt designed a new Ph.D. program in climate data sonification to explore novel techniques for translating geophysical data into sounds that help us better understand our planet, and how it is changing. In this presentation, she will reveal the what, how, and why of data sonification — and perform original soundtracks.

Judy Twedt is a climate data sound artist and doctoral candidate at the University of Washington. Born and raised in Tacoma, she graduated from Stadium High School and attended Tacoma Community College along the way to a PhD program at the University of Washington. She is a recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the UW College of the Environment Award for Environmental Leadership, and the Husky 100 Award. Her soundtracks have been aired on radio stations including KUOW and NPR and she is a speaker for TedX Seattle.

SEAHAWKS VS. CARDINALS @1:25pm

Come watch the game with your friends here at The Swiss! Showing on TV’s throughout the building, and our BIG SCREEN on stage. Food and drink specials and plenty of room for everyone! Make us your SEAAAAAHAWKS headquarters!

SEAHAWKS VS. CHIEFS @5:20pm

Come watch the game with your friends here at The Swiss! Showing on TV’s throughout the building, and our BIG SCREEN on stage. Food and drink specials and plenty of room for everyone! Make us your SEAAAAAHAWKS headquarters!

THE KAREEM KANDI BAND @1:00pm (FREE)

“Jazz is the only purely American music and the one genre that has embraced elements of all musical forms. This is why it is always exciting to find young artists who push the boundaries to create their own unique style, and Kareem Kandi is one musician who does just that.“

The Weekly Volcano

Live Jazz
all ages welcome
no cover charge

Kareem Kandi – saxophone

www.kareemkandi.com

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ 8pm FREE

What’s a pub quiz?

Simply, a quiz game played in a pub. It’s an Anglo-Irish tradition, but our goal is the same: to foster friendly competition, and promote social drinking. A noble cause!Does it cost anything?

With rare exceptions, no. You should buy food and drinks though. Our business model is no big secret: We drive business to our host venues or we get fired. So just ordering water is NOT cool. Plus, fish have sex in that stuff.

Do I need to sign up beforehand or can I just show up and play?

Just show up. Team size is limited to six. Play solo if you’d like, but don’t blame us if you’re lonely.

All right, so what’s in it for me?

Besides a couple hours of free entertainment, the top teams get bar gift certificates. Plus there are chances to win free pints (or gift-certificate equivalents) for answering five bonus questions throughout the evening. We also have bizarre prizes courtesy of our weekly Bonus Email Question. Finally, your team can revel in the eternal glory of having your photo posted on this here website.

What’s the quiz format like?

The quiz consists of eight rounds of eight questions each, played by teams of up to six people. Questions are read aloud by the quizmaster and teams write down the answers, turning them in at the end of each round.

Rounds 1, 4 and 6 are themed rounds – anything from “Eight Questions About Sex That Won’t Make You Too Uncomfortable” to “TV Shows Your Parents Watch.” Round 2 is a music round worth double points: name the artist and title for each song clip. Round 3 is a multiple choice round or a speed round. Round 5 is a visual round based on a printed handout. The all-audio Round 7 usually covers movies or TV shows, and is worth the standard eight points. Finally, Round 8 is always 16 points on Random Knowledge.

One round can be jokered, doubling your points for that round only (yes, the 16-point rounds are fair game). The team with the most points after eight rounds is the winner.

SEAHAWKS VS. 49ERS @1:05pm

Come watch the game with your friends here at The Swiss! Showing on TV’s throughout the building, and our BIG SCREEN on stage. Food and drink specials and plenty of room for everyone! Make us your SEAAAAAHAWKS headquarters!

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ 8pm FREE

What’s a pub quiz?

Simply, a quiz game played in a pub. It’s an Anglo-Irish tradition, but our goal is the same: to foster friendly competition, and promote social drinking. A noble cause!Does it cost anything?

With rare exceptions, no. You should buy food and drinks though. Our business model is no big secret: We drive business to our host venues or we get fired. So just ordering water is NOT cool. Plus, fish have sex in that stuff.

Do I need to sign up beforehand or can I just show up and play?

Just show up. Team size is limited to six. Play solo if you’d like, but don’t blame us if you’re lonely.

All right, so what’s in it for me?

Besides a couple hours of free entertainment, the top teams get bar gift certificates. Plus there are chances to win free pints (or gift-certificate equivalents) for answering five bonus questions throughout the evening. We also have bizarre prizes courtesy of our weekly Bonus Email Question. Finally, your team can revel in the eternal glory of having your photo posted on this here website.

What’s the quiz format like?

The quiz consists of eight rounds of eight questions each, played by teams of up to six people. Questions are read aloud by the quizmaster and teams write down the answers, turning them in at the end of each round.

Rounds 1, 4 and 6 are themed rounds – anything from “Eight Questions About Sex That Won’t Make You Too Uncomfortable” to “TV Shows Your Parents Watch.” Round 2 is a music round worth double points: name the artist and title for each song clip. Round 3 is a multiple choice round or a speed round. Round 5 is a visual round based on a printed handout. The all-audio Round 7 usually covers movies or TV shows, and is worth the standard eight points. Finally, Round 8 is always 16 points on Random Knowledge.

One round can be jokered, doubling your points for that round only (yes, the 16-point rounds are fair game). The team with the most points after eight rounds is the winner.

Grit City Think&Drink: Dating in the Digital World @6:30pm (FREE)

DATING IN THE DIGITAL AGE: SWIPING, LIKING, & SELLING THE SELFIE with Dr. Riki Thompson, UW Tacoma

How do people find love, connection, and belonging in the digital age? Success in the online dating world starts with a catchy profile as well as messaging strategies that make others want to chat and eventually meet. In this Think and Drink, Dr. Thompson will share her current research about how people attempt to construct a desirable self through online dating profiles and what makes them swipe right and like others.

Riki Thompson is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington Tacoma where she teaches courses in argument, writing, and graduate research. Her research explores the intersection of language, technology, stories, and identity.

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