On the List | Gaylaxy Quest sci-fi, tree walk tour in Volunteer Park, State of the Hill, Czech films

Gaylaxy-Quest-355x550Gaylaxy Quest: A Celebration of Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Fiction will boldly take sci-fi readers where no sci-fi readers have gone before Friday night at E Pike’s Calamus Auditorium:

Gay City, Queer Geek, and Gay Romance Northwest are partnering together for a special Gay City “Meet the Author” event with four Washington State writers who boldly explore star systems and fantasy realms while spotlighting LGBT main characters and relationships.

Thursday night, community advocate Catherine Hillenbrand receives the 2014 Spirit Award at the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce State of the Hill event at Fred Wildlife Refuge.

The 1801296_10202745740220201_356347805_ophotographers featured in Blindfold Gallery‘s current show “Magic Nudes” will be at the gallery on Thursday 7 – 8:30pm for an informal talk about their work. Paul Dahlquist’s and Almendra Sandoval’s evocative, black-and-white images of artfully composed nudes complement and elevate each other.

Saturday, a tradition of having a good time for a good cause at Seattle University continues with the annual Seattle U Dance Marathon to benefit Children’s Hospital. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray reportedly will be on hand to do some boogeying down.

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Get to know the trees in Volunteer Park on a guided Tree Walk tour by experts on Saturday. To join this free event, meet at the entrance to the Asian Art Museum at 10am and plan for about two hours.  If you can’t make the tour on Saturday, the ents tree people with the City of Seattle have created self-guided maps for our Olmsted-designed park: Master mapNE loopSE loopSW loopNW loop.

Martyrs-of-Love-245_feature A traveling exhibition of films by Czech filmmaker Jan Nemec lands at Northwest Film Forum Friday through Wednesday.The Independent of Reality: Jan Nemec Retrospective features six New Wave films which showcase the director who “not only bucked the formalist conventions of his time, but also directly challenged the state art establishment with an approach he called ‘dreamy realism.’ The political controversy surrounding his subversive and surrealist work resulted in a 15 year exile from his country in the 1970s and ‘80s, making his films difficult to access in the U.S.”  Saturday’s film, Martyrs of Love, was considered most dangerous to the Communist ideology.

Broadway Farmer’s Market is a weekly event every Sunday 11am – 3pm at the intersection of Broadway and Pine. See the Ripe and Ready page for the organizers’ best guesses for what’s in season and available at the market this week, including potatoes, winter squash, and fresh eggs.

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Apr 29 @ 8:00 PM – May 21 @ 10:00 PM Theatre Off Jackson
WHO: Pork Filled Productions WHAT: Presents a World Premiere play, A HAND OF TALONS a Steampunk Noir play. Set in the same world as our THE CLOCKWORK PROFESSOR and THE TUMBLEWEED ZEPHYR WHEN: April 29 to May 21, 2016 Th/Fri/Sat/Mon at … Continue reading
Apr 30 all-day Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing
Seattle’s newest cohousing community is about to officially take occupancy. But before we do, you are invited to a Sneak Peek Construction Tour as part of the National Cohousing Open House on Saturday, April 30, 9 am to 5 pm. … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 11:00 AM – Sep 4 @ 5:00 PM Northwest African American Museum
You’re posing for the camera. How do you want to be seen? Distinguished. Thoughtful. Stylish. Outrageous. Celebratory. Proud. In Posing Beauty in African American Culture, a century of photographs by a wide range of image-makers—photojournalists, artists, men, and women—explore beauty … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Building Name / Room Number / Site: Mainstage Thursdays at 7:30pm Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm Sundays at 4:00pm Event Description: New Century Theatre Company presents My Name Is Asher Lev by Aaron Posner Adapted from the novel by Chaim … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 7:30 PM 12th Avenue Arts
New Century Theatre Company presents MY NAME IS ASHER LEV By Aaron Posner Adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok Directed by Sheila Daniels Based on Chaim Potok’s best-selling novel, My Name Is Asher Lev follows the journey of a young Jewish … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill Event Types: Arts,Dance,Theater Audience: All Sponsoring Organization: RipCity Dance and Ethnofit Studio Contact: Steven Ripley Contact Email: stevenripley@ripcitydance.com Pre-Register: Yes Cost: $20 online, $25 at the door Link: http://seattleinseattle.brownpapertickets.com Dreamlike and moving, “Seattle” is a physical theater … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 8:00 PM – May 22 @ 10:00 PM Theatre Off Jackson
WHO: Pork Filled Productions WHAT: Presents a World Premiere play, A HAND OF TALONS a Steampunk Noir play. Set in the same world as our THE CLOCKWORK PROFESSOR and THE TUMBLEWEED ZEPHYR WHEN: April 29 to May 21, 2016 Th/Fri/Sat/Mon at … Continue reading
Apr 30 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Erickson Theater
Adrian Vázquez, Nancy López Luna and Elia Mrak will premiere the play Seattle on April 21 in the Teatro del Estado, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. Seattle will then premiere in Seattle on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, at 8:00 … Continue reading
May 1 @ 11:00 AM – Sep 5 @ 5:00 PM Northwest African American Museum
You’re posing for the camera. How do you want to be seen? Distinguished. Thoughtful. Stylish. Outrageous. Celebratory. Proud. In Posing Beauty in African American Culture, a century of photographs by a wide range of image-makers—photojournalists, artists, men, and women—explore beauty … Continue reading
May 1 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
The Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market supports Washington’s small family farmers by creating a vibrant neighborhood farmers market.  Located outside the Seattle Central Community College, the Market runs year-round every Sunday from 11am-3pm, and has been in operation since 2005.  One can find fresh Washington grown produce, fruit and … Continue reading
May 1 @ 7:00 PM – May 2 @ 1:00 AM Madrona Wine Merchants
It’s Sunday Sipper time at Madrona Wine Merchants — come see what two lovelies that Mark is sampling this Sunday. There is always a surprise in the store. Check out our website: http://www.madronawinemerchants.com to see what we are pouring. Madrona … Continue reading
May 1 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Summit Building at First Covenant Church
Looking for a place for your child to play during the rainy Seattle winter? Wanting to get to know other parents? Join other Seattle families at The Summit Building for 2 hours of fun and safe playtime on Capitol Hill! All adult-supervised … Continue reading
May 1 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Maple Wood Playfield 1
the Scrub-Jays of Summit Public House enter week 3 of Industrial Softball League (ISL) play with a May Day matchup at 3p against last year’s #1 team, Moe Bar. these two squads are vying to be #1 not just in … Continue reading
May 1 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Building Name / Room Number / Site: Mainstage Thursdays at 7:30pm Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm Sundays at 4:00pm Event Description: New Century Theatre Company presents My Name Is Asher Lev by Aaron Posner Adapted from the novel by Chaim … Continue reading
May 1 @ 7:30 PM 12th Avenue Arts
New Century Theatre Company presents MY NAME IS ASHER LEV By Aaron Posner Adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok Directed by Sheila Daniels Based on Chaim Potok’s best-selling novel, My Name Is Asher Lev follows the journey of a young Jewish … Continue reading
May 2 @ 11:00 AM – Sep 6 @ 5:00 PM Northwest African American Museum
You’re posing for the camera. How do you want to be seen? Distinguished. Thoughtful. Stylish. Outrageous. Celebratory. Proud. In Posing Beauty in African American Culture, a century of photographs by a wide range of image-makers—photojournalists, artists, men, and women—explore beauty … Continue reading
May 2 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
What does your garden have to do with the invasive species problem in our natural areas?  We will discuss invasive species in the Pacific Northwest and what we can all do to curb new introductions and take on those species … Continue reading
May 2 @ 8:00 PM POCO Wine + Spirits
Join us for a night of trivia and get your weekly dose of brainy drinking! $2 per person Max team size of 6 SHOTS! Winning team takes home all the cash Come see why Triviality is the best quiz night … Continue reading
May 3 – May 4 all-day
Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG – one-day online giving event encouraging the community to donate to their favorite nonprofits at www.GiveBIG.seattlefoundation.org with the goal of raising $20 million for more than 1,500 participating organizations.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
May 3 @ 11:00 AM – Sep 7 @ 5:00 PM Northwest African American Museum
You’re posing for the camera. How do you want to be seen? Distinguished. Thoughtful. Stylish. Outrageous. Celebratory. Proud. In Posing Beauty in African American Culture, a century of photographs by a wide range of image-makers—photojournalists, artists, men, and women—explore beauty … Continue reading
May 3 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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May 3 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for our six-ish mile all paces run. For Tuesday run, we have a winter route at 5.7 mi and a summer route at 6.3 mi.  The summer route explores the trails of Interlaken and the Arboretum.  The winter … Continue reading
May 3 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Ray Larson, UW Botanic Gardens Curator of Living Collections, will lead you on  a journey through the most interesting plant collections in the Washington Park Arboretum. This walk and talk will highlight the Pacific Connections Garden, where you will find … Continue reading
May 3 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
If your gardening thumb is not the most perfect shade of green or not green at all, this class is for you! What do plants need? Learn about soil, composting, planting, growing from seeds. Herb and perennial gardening plus an … Continue reading
May 4 @ 12:00 PM Canterbury Ale House
More fun than a barrel full of monkeys… Pub Trivia. Get drinks as prizes for answering questions correctly. Great food, great drinks, and some questions to answer to get more beer and food. It’s free to play, prizes to top … Continue reading
May 4 @ 11:00 AM – Sep 8 @ 5:00 PM Northwest African American Museum
You’re posing for the camera. How do you want to be seen? Distinguished. Thoughtful. Stylish. Outrageous. Celebratory. Proud. In Posing Beauty in African American Culture, a century of photographs by a wide range of image-makers—photojournalists, artists, men, and women—explore beauty … Continue reading
May 4 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
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May 4 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
Tai Chi is a health sustaining exercise and a tool for improved body awareness. Practiced by the elderly for balance and circulation and the young for relaxation and martial arts, it is a wonderful holistic activity for all ages. The … Continue reading
May 4 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Asian Art Museum
Please join us for a fun filled evening with Dr. Allan Armitage, Ph.D University of Georgia, who will speak to us about his gardening adventures throughout the world. Dr. “A” is a well know speaker, writer and gardener who has … Continue reading
May 4 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Elliot Bay Book Company
NYC-based legendary performance artist and eco/anti-consumerism activist Reverend Billy presents his new book and album The Earth Wants YOU: *Weds May 4th, 7pm: Seattle, WA: The Elliott Bay Book Company. 1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA  98122. kmallman@elliottbaybook.com & (206) 624-6600. … Continue reading

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