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.

Tree Walk Flyer

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.

Something to add? Let us know on the CHS Calendar — more listings below:

July – August 2014

ASL class for adults @ Miller Community Center
ASL class for adults  @ Miller Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 29 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
We had so much fun in our last class, we are doing it again! If you missed the last class here is your chance to [...]
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern | Seattle | Washington | United States
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 [...]
EDG: 1420 E. Howell St & 121 12th Ave E @ Seattle University Admissions & Alumni Community Building
EDG: 1420 E. Howell St & 121 12th Ave E @ Seattle University Admissions & Alumni Community Building
Jul 30 @ 6:30 PM
1420 E. Howell St Design Proposal (75 MB) Review Meeting: July 30, 6:30 pm Seattle University 824 12th Ave Admissions & Alumni Community Building Review [...]
Chamber Music in Volunteer Park @ Amphitheater
Jul 30 @ 7:00 PM
James Ehnes, Artistic Director and violinist, talks about the FREE Chamber Music in the Park concert happening on July 30 at Volunteer Park. The concert [...]
Rosback Rocks: Sineann Wine Tasting @ Vino Verite
Jul 31 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Vino Verite Wine Tasting
Since the opening of the shop nearly six years ago, we have wanted to show a lineup of Sineann Wines. Since Dave will be in [...]
Green Plate Special Celebration at Capitol Cider @ Capitol Cider
Come in for an evening of live music w/ the John Sinclair Jr Ensemble! We’re raffling off a Green Plate Special produce box and a [...]
The Great White Disconnect: White Privilege and Hip-Hop @ Frye Art Museum
Jul 31 @ 7:00 PM
Performance by emcee and hip-hop adept Cavalier. Followed by a discussion with OCnotes exploring the commodification and misappropriation of hip-hop and considering whether removal from [...]
Umoja Festival Parade and Marketplace @ Judkins Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 1 – Aug 3 all-day
Umoja Fest honors our rich heritage while recognizing our ability to make history. The festival and parade celebrates our collective ability to make ourselves, our [...]
Small Frye: Storytelling in the Galleries @ Frye Art Museum
Aug 1 @ 11:45 AM
Classic and contemporary children’s stories are brought to life in the Frye galleries for children three-to-five years old and their parents or caregivers. Through stories [...]
Community + Family Day @ Frye Art Museum
Community + Family Day @ Frye Art Museum | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 2 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Inspired by themes of community activism, social justice, and play, Community + Family Day celebrates the work of artists Curtis R. Barnes, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, [...]
Artists in Conversation Part 2: The Resurgence of shaMEN @ Frye Art Museum
Aug 2 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
“Your Feast Has Ended is a beginning, a point of departure, and a call to action for those who have been fed upon to realize [...]
Outdoor Trek presents "Mirror, Mirror" @ Blanche Lavizzo Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
Join us for our fourth episode in the park, when our intrepid crew encounters bearded Spock and agonizers! (Don’t worry, it’s still safe for kids!) [...]
Celestial Bodies II: Out of this World! @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater
Celestial Bodies II: Out of this World! @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater
Ever looked at an amazing photo of outer space and thought, “What this needs is more nudity?” The cast of Celestial Bodies II: Out of [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 3 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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 [...]
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 3 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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 [...]
Outdoor Trek presents "Mirror, Mirror" @ Blanche Lavizzo Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
Join us for our fourth episode in the park, when our intrepid crew encounters bearded Spock and agonizers! (Don’t worry, it’s still safe for kids!) [...]
ASL class for adults @ Miller Community Center
ASL class for adults  @ Miller Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 5 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
We had so much fun in our last class, we are doing it again! If you missed the last class here is your chance to [...]
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern | Seattle | Washington | United States
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 [...]
Ballroom Social Dance Camp – Each Wednesday in August @ August Series 6, 13, 20 & 27th - Russian Community Center
Ballroom Social Dance Camp - Each Wednesday in August @ August Series 6, 13, 20 & 27th - Russian Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 6 @ 6:15 PM – 9:00 PM
$80.00 for the Full Series – Ballroom Dance Camp, Wednesdays August 6 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.  Intro to Foxtrot 7:15 – 8:00 p.m.  Intro to [...]
Documentary: From the Front to the West Coast @ Nordic Heritage Museum
From the Front to the West Coast is a documentary about Finnish World War II veterans who fought the Russians and then the Germans. After [...]

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