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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November 2014

Dine Around Seattle
Nov 2 – Nov 29 all-day #drinks deal Food
Dine Around Seattle runs November 2 through November 30. Three course prix-fixe dinner menus are offered for $33, with many offering lunch for $18, Sundays [...]
Seattle Turkish Film Festival @ SIFF Film Center /SIFF Cinema Uptown /UW Kane Hall
Seattle Turkish Film Festival @ SIFF Film Center /SIFF Cinema Uptown /UW Kane Hall
Nov 20 – Nov 23 all-day film festival foreign film movie viewing
Seattle Turkish Film Festival 2014 10 movies- English Subtitles http://www.stff.org http://www.siff.net/cinema/visiting-programs/2014-seattle-turkish-film-festival Related
BAIT Seattle Opens @ BAIT Seattle
BAIT Seattle Opens @ BAIT Seattle
Nov 22 all-day
BAIT, a Los Angeles-based footwear and apparel boutique, opens its fourth location and first Seattle outpost in the former Platinum Records space on E Pike [...]
Last night on E Pike for The Lobby Bar @ The Lobby Bar | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 22 all-day
The Lobby Bar, a bastion of LGBTQ nightlife smack in the heart of Pike/Pine, is leaving its E Pike birthplace and taking the next step [...]
Donum @ The Project Room
Donum @ The Project Room | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 22 @ 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
donum is an annual contemporary art and fashion charitable event. Featuring high quality, artful products made by selected notable local designers, donum brings together a [...]
NAAMTASTIC Voyage House Party! @ Northwest African American Museum
NAAMTASTIC Voyage House Party! @ Northwest African American Museum | Seattle | Washington | United States
Come celebrate our new exhibit: Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution. Tickets on Sale Now through the Stranger. DJ Riz Rollins, DJ Sassy Black, DJ [...]
Upbeat on Jackson @ Ernestine Anderson Place
Upbeat on Jackson @ Ernestine Anderson Place
Nov 22 @ 7:30 PM Brass Concert Free Jazz music
The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) and Seattle Department of Neighborhoods are pleased to announce the next show in the Upbeat on Jackson Community Concert [...]
Volunteer for Thanksgiving Drive @ Old Field Roast Warehouse
Volunteer for Thanksgiving Drive @ Old Field Roast Warehouse | Seattle | Washington | United States
Every year the YWCA provides Thanksgiving Baskets for families in our community who are in need. On Monday November, 24th we are looking for volunteers [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 23 @ 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
Nov 23 @ 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 [...]
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra @ Benaroya Hall
Nov 23 @ 3:00 PM
Seattle Youth Symphony presents the world premiere composition by 17 year-old cellist Peter Lawson. This is part of the new initiative to introduce emerging composers [...]
Older Barolo Special Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Older Barolo Special Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Nov 23 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
We like wines that have been aged and are at their peak when we pull the cork. The problem is that unless you have a [...]
The Piano Trio: Classic to Contemporary @ Cornish PONCHO Hall
Nov 23 @ 7:00 PM
Pianist Cristina Valdes, cellist David Requiro and violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim explore piano trios by Beethoven, Brahms, Ives and Garcia. PROGRAM Beethoven – Piano Trio [...]
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 [...]
American Sign Language for Senior Citizens @ Central Area Senior Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
It’s never too late to learn a new skill! Join us every Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm. Visually Speaking is a Deaf owned local [...]
Trivia Night @ Canterbury Ale House
Trivia Night @ Canterbury Ale House | 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 [...]
Thanksgiving Feast Tribute  to Native Americans @ New Freeway Hall | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 27 @ 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM Thanksgiving
Celebrate the contributions of this hemisphere’s first people and share a home-cooked roast turkey feast with all the fixings. Relax after dinner with board games, [...]
Holidays in Seattle @ Westlake Park
Holidays in Seattle  @ Westlake Park  | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 28 all-day Holiday
Holiday spirit and seasonal festivities return to Westlake Park in Downtown Seattle beginning on Nov. 28 with the opening of the Alaska Airlines Winter Village, [...]
Capitol Hill Construction Hub Public Meeting @ Comet Tavern (entrance off 10th Avenue)
Capitol Hill Construction Hub Public Meeting @ Comet Tavern (entrance off 10th Avenue)
Nov 28 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
The City’s Access Seattle Initiative focuses on reducing cumulative impacts in areas experiencing multiple, simultaneous construction projects, in close proximity—areas identified as Construction Hubs. Capitol [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 30 @ 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 [...]

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