This evening President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. So please join us at the Montlake Ale House for a SOTU-watching party at the Seattle Chapter of Drinking Liberally .
For this week only, we will meet at 5:30 pm (PDT). Obama’s address is scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm. Liveblogging will ensue.
For many people, this is also an election day, so deal with your ballot first. Make sure it will be postmarked today, or else find a drop box.
We meet every Tuesday at the Montlake Ale House, 2307 24th Avenue E. Our regular starting time is 8:00, but we will move that up this week for the SOTU address.
The Ale House will have TV coverage of the address, and reasonable audio levels. But bring your own radio and headphones (or ear buds) if you want to concentrate on the SOTU—there will be the normal high background noise of an active pub. Also, there is free WiFi available for streaming the audio. Ask your server for the WiFi password.
Can’t make it to Seattle tonight? Check out one of the other DL meetings over the next week. Tonight the Tri-Cities and Vancouver, WA chapters meet. On Wednesday, the Bellingham chapter meets. On Thursday Drinking Liberally Bremerton meets. Finally, next Monday, the Aberdeen, Yakima and Olympia chapters meet.
With over 200 chapters of Living Liberally, including fourteen in Washington state, four in Oregon, and two more in Idaho, chances are excellent there’s a chapter that meets near you.