Naked City Brewery and Taphouse does some pretty interesting, out-of-the-box events on a regular basis. But I’m intrigued by the idea of “Think and Drink,” presented by Humanities Washington and hosted this month by Naked City. Each event brings conversations on provocative topics and new ideas to pubs and tasting rooms around the state. This time, the discussion is called “Consumerism and the Pursuit of Happiness,” a conversation about the rise of consumerism in postwar America and its impact on our national happiness and well-being.
The event takes place April 4th, and features a conversation with John de Graaf and Laura Musikanski, creators of the Happiness Initiative. The discussion will be moderated by Ross Reynolds, the host of KUOW’s award-winning news-talk program The Conversation. De Graaf is the filmmaker and author behind Affluenza; Musikanski is the former executive director of Sustainable Seattle. Together, they are coordinators of the Happiness Initiative (happycounts.org), a national nonprofit, nonpartisan project that studies and promotes conversations about the various factors influencing our personal and community well-being.
Think and Drink is free, and begins at 7pm on April 4th at Naked City. For more information, visit humanities.org/programs/think-drink. For those of you unable to be there in person, you can follow along on Twitter with me as I’ll be guest-tweeting the event for Humanities Washington from my handle @nseattlesarah.