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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October 2014

Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Sale @ St. Mark's Cathedral, Lower Level
Seattle Weavers' Guild Annual Sale @ St. Mark's Cathedral, Lower Level
Oct 23 @ 5:00 PM – Oct 25 @ 5:00 PM
The Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Sale offers an opportunity for the greater Seattle community to experience over 3,500 original textiles and purchase unique handwoven items [...]
Rainier Beer - Inaugural 'R Day' @ Old Rainier Brewery
Oct 24 @ 2:00 PM – Oct 25 @ 2:00 AM #CasualIndustries #rainier #rainierbeer #RDay beer
On Oct. 24, Rainier Beer is kicking off the first annual R Day celebration honoring the anniversary of restoring the Rainier R atop the Old [...]
Seattle Public Theater Youth Presents Carlo Goldoni’s THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS @ Seattle Public Theater
Oct 24 @ 7:00 PM – Oct 26 @ 2:00 PM
Seattle Public Theater Youth Presents Carlo Goldoni’s THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS Adapted and Directed by Shawn Belyea At the Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake [...]
Educator Open House at NAAM @ Northwest African American Museum
Educator Open House at NAAM @ Northwest African American Museum
Calling all Educators and Families! Educator Open House at NAAM Saturday, October 25, 2014 11 am – 2 pm Gallery tour 11:30 –12 pm Storytelling [...]
Halloween Comicfest 2014 @ Phoenix Comics and Games
Halloween Comicfest 2014 @ Phoenix Comics and Games
Oct 25 all-day #HCF2014 Demos FreeComics sale
If you like free comics, an awesome sale, game demos and candy too, come on out and check out the ongoings as Phoenix Comics hosts [...]
Hilloween! @ Cal Anderson Park
Hilloween! @ Cal Anderson Park
Oct 25 @ 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM carnival family friendly Halloween Hilloween kid friendly
Hilloween, Capitol Hill’s favorite kid-friendly Halloween event returns Saturday, October 25thand it’s sure to delight kids of all ages. From 12:00pm to 3:30pm mini-firefighters, tiny [...]
MANIFESTO V. 4 Book Launch and Play Reading @ The Elliott Bay Book Company
MANIFESTO V. 4 Book Launch and Play Reading @ The Elliott Bay Book Company
Oct 25 @ 2:00 PM
Rain City Projects proudly presents MANIFESTO V. 4 , a new anthology of plays by Northwest playwrights and plays premiered in the Northwest, edited by [...]
MANIFESTO V. 4 Book Launch and Play Reading @ The Elliott Bay Book Company
MANIFESTO V. 4 Book Launch and Play Reading @ The Elliott Bay Book Company
Oct 25 @ 2:00 PM
Rain City Projects proudly presents MANIFESTO V. 4 , a new anthology of plays by Northwest playwrights and plays premiered in the Northwest, edited by [...]
Ninkasi Beer Tasting at Central Co-op @ Central Co-op
Oct 25 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Beer tasting Free tasting
oin Duke of Drinks Jeff Milano for a spirited free tasting event in our wine aisle, and receive a discount coupon, good the same day [...]
Rhone Arrivals Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Rhone Arrivals Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 25 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The 2012 vintage of Rhône reds are hitting our shores and shelves. It is a big and forward vintage with some of the lesser Village [...]
Haunted Bank Labratory! @ Umpqua Bank
Oct 25 @ 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM Tags (optional)
Join in the fun! Remember the good ol’ days when you could touch eyeballs, brains of old forgotten Capitol Hill residents, maggots, and see a [...]
The Teeny Tiny Pumpkin Brew Festival at The BottleNeck Lounge @ The BottleNeck Lounge
Oct 25 @ 4:00 PM Halloween
What better way to kick off Halloween Week than to celebrate all things pumpkin? Get a jump on one of our favorite holidays over a [...]
The Fight to Save Public Housing. Stop SHA Rent Hikes @ New Freeway Hall
Oct 25 @ 7:00 PM
A panel of speakers including Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) residents and workers, and anti-poverty advocates discuss how proposed plans by SHA to increase rent will [...]
"Reelin' in the Years", presented by Vocalpoint! Seattle  @ Broadway Performance Hall
Oct 25 @ 7:30 PM #70s #VocalpointSeattle
Rockin’ Tunes from the 70s from Vocalpoint! Seattle, Where the Music Never Gets Old! Related
Coffin Break @ Q Cafe
Oct 25 @ 7:30 PM
Queen City Musicians presents a musical Coffee House Event for Halloween. Q Café allows for a theatrical venue with special effects lighting, fog machines, and [...]
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 25 @ 8:00 PM Eclectic Theater theater
WINTER HARVEST A world premiere! In the Seattle of 1955 the five year old daughter of an alcoholic politician and his very pregnant Irish Catholic [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 26 @ 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
Oct 26 @ 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 [...]
Trick-or-Treat on the Waterfront @ Waterfront Park
Oct 26 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM family friendly Halloween kid
Bring your little ones to trick-or-treat at participating businesses from the Ferry Terminal to the Old Spaghetti Factory. They’ll be activities for the kids in [...]
"Reelin' in the Years", presented by Vocalpoint! Seattle  @ Broadway Performance Hall
Oct 26 @ 2:30 PM #70s #VocalpointSeattle
Rockin’ Tunes from the 70s from Vocalpoint! Seattle, Where the Music Never Gets Old! Related

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