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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Nov 24 @ 9:00 AM – Dec 23 @ 9:00 PM
SASG Seattle Area Support Groups (Formerly Dunshee House formerly Seattle AIDS Support Group) has been holding this tree sale for 28 years with the past four years breaking sales records every year. We are one of the highest quality lots … Continue reading
Dec 8 @ 7:30 PM – Dec 17 @ 9:00 PM Erickson Theater
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Dec 15 – Dec 16 all-day Creatura House
From the owners of the legendary Roq La Rue gallery comes a new boutique devoted to fine art and home decor ! Creatura House opens Dec 15th! Please join us for an opening night party on Dec 15th 6-8pm or … Continue reading
Dec 15 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In her first solo museum exhibition, One Gray Hair, Tlingit artist Alison Marks directly challenges the expectation that Native artists must perform exoticized markers of Native identity to be considered legitimate. Marks, whose practice spans a variety of mediums including painting, … Continue reading
Dec 15 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In the 1970s, photographer Hana Hamplová (Czech, born 1951) was commissioned to create the cover for a samizdat (underground press) publication of Bohumil Hrabal’s novella, Too Loud a Solitude. The story, written in 1976 and set in Prague, follows an eccentric … Continue reading
Dec 15 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902–2002) spent nearly eight decades, from the 1920s to the 1990s, photographing his native Mexico. A self-taught artist who achieved widespread recognition in his lifetime, Álvarez Bravo began his career in the years following the Mexican Revolution … Continue reading
Dec 15 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Mike Kelley (American, 1954–2012) made his mark as one of the most significant artists of our time through his observations of American pop culture across a variety of media, including video, performance, installation, drawing, photography, sound, and text. Throughout his … Continue reading
Dec 15 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Seattle City College Gym Dance Studio
Low-key, high-energy social partner dancing. You can come by yourself or with just-friends, we dance with each other. From 7:20-8pm  is a free lesson for total beginners in turning partner dance, ideal if you don’t even know if you want … Continue reading
Dec 15 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM St. James Cathedral
A Service of Readings & Carols Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30pm Combined Choirs of St. James Cathedral Cathedral Brass Dr. Paul Thornock, Music Director Joseph Adam, Cathedral Organist Britten – A Ceremony of Carols (selections) Pärt – Magnificat Wachner … Continue reading
Dec 16 – Dec 17 all-day New Freeway Hall
Order by December 1st!  Fabulous Feminist Holiday Bake Sale Radical Women’s gastronomic delights are back by popular demand! Let us do the cooking so you can delight coworkers, family and friends while helping the fight for women’s rights and social … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 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
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In her first solo museum exhibition, One Gray Hair, Tlingit artist Alison Marks directly challenges the expectation that Native artists must perform exoticized markers of Native identity to be considered legitimate. Marks, whose practice spans a variety of mediums including painting, … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – Dec 17 @ 7:00 PM Glasswing Shop
Our fourth annual Maker’s Market is this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Join us in-store to shop directly from the makers and designers themselves. This year we are hosting three local ceramic artists, each bringing one of a kind handmade … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In the 1970s, photographer Hana Hamplová (Czech, born 1951) was commissioned to create the cover for a samizdat (underground press) publication of Bohumil Hrabal’s novella, Too Loud a Solitude. The story, written in 1976 and set in Prague, follows an eccentric … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM Macy's First Floor
Come meet Old Saint Nick and tell him everything on your wish list. He’s only here until Dec. 24th, so see him before he leaves on his big journey! Have your picture taken together and make a memory that will … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902–2002) spent nearly eight decades, from the 1920s to the 1990s, photographing his native Mexico. A self-taught artist who achieved widespread recognition in his lifetime, Álvarez Bravo began his career in the years following the Mexican Revolution … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Mike Kelley (American, 1954–2012) made his mark as one of the most significant artists of our time through his observations of American pop culture across a variety of media, including video, performance, installation, drawing, photography, sound, and text. Throughout his … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Volunteer Park Conservatory
Santa will be visiting the Volunteer Park Conservatory Dec 9th and 16th!   Come by to say hello to Santa Claus and tell him your Christmas wishes in the beautiful Seasonal House which will be decked out in vintage holiday … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Location Frye Auditorium Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work for art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindfulness meditation we can … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
Things will be popping at the wine shop this Saturday as we let loose the corks on five sparkling wines for the holidays. Bubbles can make any event a little brighter. Come see what fits into your holiday plans. Cune … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Saint Mark's Cathedral
MEDIA ADVISORY   Northwest Boychoir presents 39th Annual – A Festival of Lessons & Carols Concert Series A Northwest Holiday Tradition December 9-22, 2017   Joseph Crnko, Music Director   For Information: Maria Johnson, Executive Director 206-524-3234 maria@northwestchoirs.org     … Continue reading
Dec 16 @ 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM Starts at CC Attle’s
It’s Seattle’s gay version of Santarchy/Santacon. It’s a Santa-themed bar crawl, with awesome costumes, Santas, misfit toys, and more FUN than you can shake a candy cane at! Here’s a brief lowdown on the ho-ho-hoedown: A general schedule: The plan … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In her first solo museum exhibition, One Gray Hair, Tlingit artist Alison Marks directly challenges the expectation that Native artists must perform exoticized markers of Native identity to be considered legitimate. Marks, whose practice spans a variety of mediums including painting, … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 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
Dec 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
In the 1970s, photographer Hana Hamplová (Czech, born 1951) was commissioned to create the cover for a samizdat (underground press) publication of Bohumil Hrabal’s novella, Too Loud a Solitude. The story, written in 1976 and set in Prague, follows an eccentric … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 11:00 AM Macy's First Floor
Come meet Old Saint Nick and tell him everything on your wish list. He’s only here until Dec. 24th, so see him before he leaves on his big journey! Have your picture taken together and make a memory that will … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902–2002) spent nearly eight decades, from the 1920s to the 1990s, photographing his native Mexico. A self-taught artist who achieved widespread recognition in his lifetime, Álvarez Bravo began his career in the years following the Mexican Revolution … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Mike Kelley (American, 1954–2012) made his mark as one of the most significant artists of our time through his observations of American pop culture across a variety of media, including video, performance, installation, drawing, photography, sound, and text. Throughout his … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Location Frye Auditorium Present-moment awareness is essential to experience and appreciate any work for art, but it can be elusive and we often find ourselves distracted or lost in thought. Through the training and practice of mindfulness meditation we can … Continue reading
Dec 17 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Frye Art Museum
The 2017 Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble presents a special holiday concert! The 30-member jazz band is comprised of students from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds who attend Garfield, a public high school in the Seattle School District … Continue reading
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