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.

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Jul 28 @ 7:30 PM – Aug 19 @ 10:00 PM Annex Theatre
It’s time to revisit the finer points of higher learning, hard lessons, and hot lunch in NITE SKOOL! Get your ass to class for this genre-blending, boundary-crushing skool nite full of music, dance, comedy, and so much more as we … Continue reading
Aug 8 @ 11:00 AM – Aug 27 @ 5:30 PM The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks
Summer Sale at The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks. Many lovely gifts on sale for 50% off. Come and shop our sale and support a great cause!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 14 @ 7:00 PM – Sep 25 @ 8:00 PM New Freeway Hall
Everyone Welcome! Workers are under attack on virtually every front–wage theft, union busting, racism and sexism on the job, and loss of healthcare and pensions. How do we fight back? In Poor Workers’ Unions, Vanessa Tait writes about women, immigrants, … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM St. James Cathedral
Program: J.S. Bach, arr. Hebble – Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29, Wir danken dir, Gott Mozart, arr. Dupré – Fantasie in F minor, K. 608 Vierne – Berceuse, from 24 Pieces in Free Style, Op. 31, No. 19 Franck – … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 20 @ 5:00 PM Broadway Performance Hall
Summer on the Cirque Rivera will keep you cool with daring feats of acrobatics, waltzing cyr wheel, trampoline, lyra, tightwire, aerial rope, and much more! SANCA’s staff works hard all year long, bringing you the joy of circus! Now let … Continue reading
Aug 18 @ 8:00 PM Cal Anderson Park
Parental Advisory? Three Dollar Bill Cinema returns to Capitol Hill’s Cal Anderson Park with FREE outdoor movies! Your parents may warn you to not hang out with these unconventional misfits but see how much fun you’ll have when you do! When parents say … Continue reading
Aug 19 all-day
Join us at Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown-International District for free movies outside every Saturday from July 22 to August 26. There will be live entertainment at dusk and free popcorn. Films start at sundown.  7/22 – A Taste … Continue reading
Aug 19 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Bobby Morris Soccer Field
Welcome to Verve’s Summer Yoga Series! Join us for a 60 minute, all levels yoga class with Dominique Scott, RYT 200, followed by a custom Acai Bowl. Time: 8-9am Cost: $20 (Acai Bowl included) Meet us in the NW corner … Continue reading
Aug 19 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Seattle Central College - Mitchell Activity Center
7 Saturdays | 7/8/2017 – 8/19/2017 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Often the hardest part of starting an exercise regimen is just that: Starting! True fitness means more than a healthy body — it also means a healthy mind … Continue reading
Aug 19 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Merrill Court Townhouses
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Aug 19 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Quantum Martial Arts
This class is open to kids 6-12. Beginners may start at any time. Taught by our most experienced kid teacher, Mr. Schomberg, mini martial artists develop confidence, strength and leadership skills in our community based school. $80 per month includes … Continue reading
Aug 19 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM St. James Cathedral - Cathedral Hall
Rummage Sale to benefit St. James Cathedral Choir pilgrimage to Rome Saturday, August 19 – 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday, August 20 – 9:00am-3:00pm Antiques, vintage collectibles, books, household items, sheet music, clothing, and much, much more! Everything 1/2 price from 2:00-3:00pm on … Continue reading
Aug 19 @ 2:00 PM – Aug 20 @ 12:00 AM Summit Public House
Founded in 2017, Mercer X Summit Block Party is a free all-ages music festival held on the Intersection of Summit and Mercer in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, WA. The goal of Mercer X Summit is to create an … Continue reading
Aug 19 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
This weekend we are back in Spain.  Saturday we’ll be pouring four Spanish wines that run the gamut from a crisp Albarino to a rich old vine Grenache.  For dessert, we’ll slip across the border into Portugal for a bit … Continue reading
Aug 20 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM St. James Cathedral - Cathedral Hall
Rummage Sale to benefit St. James Cathedral Choir pilgrimage to Rome Saturday, August 19 – 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday, August 20 – 9:00am-3:00pm Antiques, vintage collectibles, books, household items, sheet music, clothing, and much, much more! Everything 1/2 price from 2:00-3:00pm on … Continue reading
Aug 20 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Pratt Fine Arts Center - Print Studio
Come out and help print postcards at our third Screenprinting Work Party. We’ve enlisted a group of artists to create postcard designs of positive resistance that address issues including affordable healthcare, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, civil rights, and climate change. … Continue reading
Aug 20 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Capitol Hill 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
Aug 21 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
Now you can drop into a class at The SweatBox every weekday at noon. Monday-Vinyasa; Tuesday-Hot Hybrid; Wednesday- Yin; Thursday- Hot Hybrid; Friday- Vinyasa! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 21 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 12 Avenue Arts Pike|Pine room
With one exception, we will be meeting there the 3rd Monday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30  for the rest of the year. Thank you to Capitol Hill Housing for making the space available.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 22 @ 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM The Growl Store
Every Tuesday is Taster Tuesday.  Tasters are only $0.75, the perfect excuse to try great local beer.  Bring your growler or get one here. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 22 @ 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM Quantum Martial Arts
General class is open to all students and starts with 45 minutes of stretching and calisthenics, followed by 45 minutes of drill. In this class the students are drilled on techniques specific to their belt level. Exercises include combination, target, … Continue reading
Aug 22 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sam's Tavern
Form teams, or come alone and meet new friends. Pop culture, current events, a music round, picture round, and a matching round. along with bonus questions throughout the night. And who knows what else will be thrown at you. It’s … Continue reading
Aug 23 @ 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
Aug 23 @ 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Volunteer Park
FREE OUTDOOR YOGA IN VOLUNTEER PARK Wednesday mornings from 8:30AM to 9:45AM, starting July 12 and ending August 30 Yoga in the Park will let you get fit and get going!  Taught by Patty Helberg certified in Vini and Anusara … Continue reading
Aug 23 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Chophouse Row
Chophouse Row is getting ready to host a weekly farmers market in its courtyard running every Wednesday night from 4 to 8 pm, year-round, rain or shine with the first market scheduled for November 2, 2016. Organized and curated by … Continue reading
Aug 24 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM The SweatBox Yoga
Practice a one-hour class at The SweatBox  Every Tuesday and Thursday 930am class through Labor Day is only $12 for a drop in (normally $20). Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 24 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for this very social 3.5 mile jaunt through the neighborhood followed by food and drinks at Linda’s.  We keep the pace easy and the atmosphere fun. Sometimes we change location. Always check our website to confirm the run.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 24 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
EastPAC evaluates and advocates for public safety priorities and quality of life issues for stakeholders in Seattle’s East Precinct. EastPAC Community Meetings are held from 6:30 to 8:00 PM each fourth Thursday, except for November and December, when we meet … Continue reading
Aug 25 @ 11:00 AM – Aug 26 @ 6:00 PM Two Big Blondes Plus Size Consignment
GIANT STOREWIDE SALE: Friday & Saturday, August 25th & 26th, 11am – 6pm. Every item in the store will be reduced 25% – 95% OFF! From casual to couture – clothing size 14 & up, shoes size 8 & up … Continue reading
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