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SimonSinghBOOK-e1376587731207Looking for something to do in Seattle? There are some very diverse events coming up. We just announced tickets going on sale for our GeekWire Gala on December 4th, so definitely be sure to check that out and get your tickets soon.

And here’s an interesting mix of events taking place right around the corner (this weekend and next week) that you should also check out. These were pulled from our GeekWire Calendar — be sure to look there for more events like these.

— Simon Singh ‘The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets: Alright, I’m intrigued. What kind of “mathematical secrets” could the Simpsons possibly hold? Before you scoff, consider that all of the shows lead writers have advanced science degrees. Apparently the show is chalk full of interesting numerical references and Singh wants to share them with you.

When: Thursday, November 7th. 6pm -7:30pm, Seattle.

Jessica Dana, NASCAR driver, will be among the speakers this weekend at TedX Rainier in Seattle.

— TedxRainier: Super cool. The speakers are very diverse covering all sorts of topics, from nature photography to NASCAR racing, and featuring a performance from a dance troupe! Definitely sounds inspiring.

When: Saturday, November 9th. 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Seattle.

— Party for the Health of ItLooking for something to do on Saturday night? How about dress up, show off your dance moves AND give to charity all at the same time? Party at the Seattle Aquarium!

When: Saturday, November 9th. 9:00 pm, Seattle.

— Big Data/Big World/Big Ideas: Global Health and Data-Enabled Life Sciences: This event certainly is about BIG. Come listen to speakers address real world health issues, offer ideas for relief and open the discussion up. This is how problems get solved.

When: Tuesday, November 12th. 9:30 am – 4 pm, Seattle.

ChrisHadfield-560x280— Chris Hadfield ‘An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth’: Chris Hadfield knows what it takes to achieve your dreams, even when they’re literally out of this world! Come hear from an astronaut on how to apply the things he’s learned in life to yours. This is your chance to ask an astronaut all those questions you’ve always had about space.

When: Tuesday November 12th. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Seattle.

emily Emily Shahan is GeekWire’s cultural attaché. Reach her at Events for this regular feature are chosen from the GeekWire Calendar. To submit an event to the calendar, go to the calendar page and look for the green button.

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