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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August 2014

Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 22 @ 8:00 PM drama theater
Set in Palm Springs over Christmas weekend, “Other Desert Cities” centers on the powerful Wyeth family. Lyman, an actor-turned-ambassador during the Reagan administration, and his [...]
The Samurai Project @ Velocity Dance Center Founders Theater
The Samurai Project @ Velocity Dance Center Founders Theater
Aug 22 @ 8:00 PM dance modern dance performance
In their three-city tour connecting Buenos Aires, Seattle and Mexico City, Velocity SCUBA 2014 Artist Elia Mrak, Viko Hernandez (Mexico) and Martin Piliponsky (Argentina) debut [...]
Punchline Comedy Competition Finals @ Jai Thai
Aug 22 @ 9:00 PM comedy competition
The Wild Card and Preliminary rounds of the Punchline Comedy Shows 4th Annual Comedy Competition have produced one of the best Finals lineups we have [...]
Pistil Books' Annual Outdoor Book Sale
Aug 23 all-day
1415 E. Union, in the alley 10 am to 4 pm Hundreds of books in all categories, including fiction, history, science, biography, art, how-to, and [...]
Relay For Life of Capitol Hill @ Cal Anderson Park
The Relay For Life movement is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event and, since 1985, has grown into the world’s largest movement to end [...]
California In the Middle Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 23 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wine from California is epitomized by the high end Napa trophy wines Like Screaming Eagle on one end and Two Buck Chuck on the other. [...]
LINDA’S FEST!!! @ Linda's Tavern
LINDA'S FEST!!! @ Linda's Tavern
Aug 23 @ 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
It’s been a hot, sticky summer, so we’re gonna up the grime ante with a monstrous FREE rock party in the parking lot behind Linda’s [...]
AMDEF 2014 @ Neumos
AMDEF 2014 @ Neumos
Aug 23 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 24 @ 2:00 AM art dance entertainment fashion music
Seattle’s 7th Annual AMDEF, presenting over 6 hours of Artists, Bands, DJ’s, Dancers, Vocalists, Aerialists, Designers, and more! Enjoy 150+ performers sharing a stage for [...]
Rugby is a Drag @ Neighbors
Rugby is a Drag @ Neighbors
Aug 23 @ 7:00 PM drag quake rugby Queer
Seattle Quake rugby players will remove their cleats and scrum caps to dress up in drag for one night of fabulous dancing, lip-syncing and entertainment. [...]
Bass Academy w/ FIGURE - Aug. 23 - Showbox @ Showbox
Aug 23 @ 8:00 PM
USC Events presents Bass Academy Showbox 75th Anniversary Edition Purchase Tickets Here: http://bit.ly/1pfZlUJ Figure Mr. Carmack, Djemba Djemba Local Support:Hyperfunk & Myk, First Class, High [...]
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 23 @ 8:00 PM drama theater
Set in Palm Springs over Christmas weekend, “Other Desert Cities” centers on the powerful Wyeth family. Lyman, an actor-turned-ambassador during the Reagan administration, and his [...]
#ALSIcebucketchallenge Rival FIT Camp @ Cal Anderson Park
Join us for boot camp workouts in the park (Rival-style of course) for some high-intensity training to work on speed, agility, and strength. FIT Camp [...]
Survivor Family FIT Squad @ Cal Anderson Park
Survivor Family FIT Squad @ Cal Anderson Park
Aug 24 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM #bootcamp #fitness #sundayfunday #survivors
SUNDAYS at 10am | Cal Anderson Park Join us for boot camp workouts in the park (Rival-style of course) for some high-intensity training to [...]
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 24 @ 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 [...]
Celebrate Little Saigon @ 12th Ave and S. Jackson
Celebrate Little Saigon @ 12th Ave and S. Jackson
Aug 24 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM culture family Food games
TH ANNUAL CELEBRATE LITTLE SAIGON CLS is an outdoor summer festival celebrating Vietnamese American food, arts, culture, and community held in Seattle’s Little Saigon. FEATURING: [...]
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 24 @ 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 [...]
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre
Other Desert Cities @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 24 @ 2:00 PM drama theater
Set in Palm Springs over Christmas weekend, “Other Desert Cities” centers on the powerful Wyeth family. Lyman, an actor-turned-ambassador during the Reagan administration, and his [...]
Central Area Neighborhood Greenway Open Houses – Aug. 26th  @ Garfield Community Center
Aug 26 @ 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Please join us at upcoming open houses for the Central Area Neighborhood Greenway to learn what greenway routes have been proposed for the project. The [...]
ASL class for adults @ Miller Community Center
ASL class for adults  @ Miller Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Aug 26 @ 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 [...]

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