Tonight is a lecture titled “The 1948 War: the Founding of Israel and Mass Expulsion of the Palestinians” This is at 6:30pm in Room 104 of the Central Library, 201 West Mifflin. Co-sponsored by the Peregrine Forum, Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, and the Madison Infoshop Free Skool. More info at 284-9082.
Tonight at A Room of One’s Own Bookstore is “Lincoln for Beginners” with historian and author Paul Buhle, former senior lecturer at Brown University and producer of radical comics. Buhle founded the SDS Journal Radical America and the archive Oral History of the American Left. This is at 6:30 pm at the bookstore, 315 West Gorham. More info at 257-7888.
Saturday is the 2nd Annual Fat Saturday Celebration at Middleton Community Church! This free, public event features a chili dinner, craft activities, and live jazz by the Tea Time Trio.
This is Saturday from 5 to 8pm at Middleton Community Church, 645 Schewe Road. For more info, call 608-831-4694.
Tonight, join the Radical Alliance of Women as they gather at Marcus Point Cinema in Madison to picket the premiere of the Hollywood movie, Fifty Shades of Grey. This is a film feminist professor of sociology, Gail Dines, says is “Harlequin on steroids, a kind of romance novel for the porn age in which overt sexual sadism masquerades as adoration and love.” This is at 6pm at 7825 Big Sky Drive. For more information on Madison’s protests, email firstname.lastname@example.org or search on Facebook for “Picket Premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey”.
Tonight’s Socrates Cafe topic is “What Does It Mean To Eat To Attain A Righteous Mindset?” This is at 7pm at Michelangelo’s, 114 State Street. For more info, email email@example.com.