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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May 30 all-day
YOU KNOW THE DEAL! Like every year, we’re saying THANKS for always showing us so much love by giving out FREE burgers this #MemorialDay on Monday, May 30th 2016. From 2-5pm, come to either locations for a free burger! Details … Continue reading
May 30 @ 8:00 PM POCO Wine + Spirits
Join us for a night of trivia and get your weekly dose of brainy drinking! $2 per person Max team size of 6 SHOTS! Winning team takes home all the cash Come see why Triviality is the best quiz night … Continue reading
May 31 @ 12:00 PM – Sep 6 @ 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
The SweatBox Yoga is happy to offer Happy Hour Yoga- Drop in classes are half off on Tuesday and Thursday at noon from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Beat the heat with the heat! Join us for power hour every … Continue reading
May 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Ada's Technical Bookstore
Learn how you can help the climate with every flush of the toilet and trip to the trash. UW Associate Professor Sally Brown will explain how recycling and repurposing our waste benefits soils and climate change, while providing a simple … Continue reading
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 1 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
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Jun 1 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM RFK Memorial Stadium
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Jun 1 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Bellevue College Cafeteria
Bellevue College Foundation presents…BC BINGO – Not Your Grandma’s BINGO, Hosted by Adé A Cônnére. CASH prizes! Advance tickets are available at the Bellevue College Foundation office reception desk on the college main campus – cash or checks only. Admission includes dinner, game … Continue reading
Jun 1 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
Tai Chi is a health sustaining exercise and a tool for improved body awareness. Practiced by the elderly for balance and circulation and the young for relaxation and martial arts, it is a wonderful holistic activity for all ages. The … Continue reading
Jun 1 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Asian Art Museum
    Photographer Tian Lin lives in Urumqi, the largest city in Chinese Central Asia, where he walks the city’s migrant communities with his camera. Anthropologist Darren Byler discusses his photographs, Lin’s version of a Buddhist life, and his way … Continue reading
Jun 1 @ 8:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Join us for our monthly Trivia Night at The Hillside Bar. First Wednesday of every month at 8:00pm. For just the measly cost of $3 per person you can show off that big brain of yours. Teams of 1-4 people. … Continue reading
Jun 2 @ 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
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Jun 2 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Freeway Park
Paint a kite to be included in Freeway Park’s 4th annual art-kite installation!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 2 @ 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
Jun 3 all-day
Building/Room #: Fri 4-10, Sat 11-9, Sun noon – 5 Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill Event Types: Community,Festivals/Fairs Audience: All Contact: Church Contact Phone: 206 323 8557 Pre-Register: No Cost: free Link: https://www.facebook.com/biteofgreeceseattle/Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 3 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Summit
This monthly craft night is for you to get to know your neighbors and dust off that project you have been procrastinating! Bring whatever you want to create and your supplies, meet new friends, and craft in a spacious setting … Continue reading
Jun 4 all-day
Building/Room #: Fri 4-10, Sat 11-9, Sun noon – 5 Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill Event Types: Community,Festivals/Fairs Audience: All Contact: Church Contact Phone: 206 323 8557 Pre-Register: No Cost: free Link: https://www.facebook.com/biteofgreeceseattle/Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 4 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Garfield High School
Donate your goods that didn’t make it through spring cleaning to the Garfield High School Goodwill Drive on June 4th. Use the entrance behind the school on Alder to find the Goodwill trucks. Proceeds go to the Class of 2017.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 4 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Merrill Court Townhouses
Have your cake and gossip too as we visit Seattle’s only residential Landmark District featuring a wealth of upscale, early 20th century architecture. Harvard/Belmont is a veritable portfolio of the finest designers of the day: Charles Platt of New York … Continue reading
Jun 4 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Free Gardening Advice from the King County Master Gardeners program. This is a special one-off clinic for the north Capitol Hill neighborhood, run by two of your neighborhood Master Gardeners. Bring your questions on what to plant, how to grow … Continue reading
Jun 4 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Starts 5-7-16, $20/5 or $50/15 weeks Renovate or begin your tango using the powerful underlying PRINCIPLES of connection to partner, connection to music and instant choreography – principles taught in these classes. You WILL progress from this proven, condensed 15-week … Continue reading
Jun 4 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Belltown,Capitol Hill,Citywide,North Capitol Hill,Queen Anne Event Types: Arts,Community,Sports/Recreation,Theater,Other Audience: Adults Sponsoring Organization: Evolv Fitness of Seattle Contact: Gracie Garnet Contact Phone: (206) 294-5884 Contact Email: jelloundergroundsea@gmail.com Site Contact Details: evolvseattle@gmail.com Pre-Register: No Cost: 15.00 Registration Details: Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2524175 Price: … Continue reading
Jun 4 @ 8:00 PM Muse Collective Theater
  The Muse Collective Presents MARRY ME A LITTLE To celebrate the anniversary of last year’s gay marriage ruling and to kick off Gay Pride, The Muse Collective will present an evening of musical theater hits and jazz standards centered … Continue reading
Jun 5 all-day
Building/Room #: Fri 4-10, Sat 11-9, Sun noon – 5 Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill Event Types: Community,Festivals/Fairs Audience: All Contact: Church Contact Phone: 206 323 8557 Pre-Register: No Cost: free Link: https://www.facebook.com/biteofgreeceseattle/Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jun 5 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cal Anderson Park
The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce is kicking-off another year of Pride Month with our annual Clean Sweep event, in partnership with Pridefest, on Sunday June 5th! Volunteers gather at Cal Anderson Park at 10am for coffee & pastries sponsored by our local Starbucks! … Continue reading
Jun 5 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Magnuson Park
The 6th Annual Junior League of Seattle’s Touch-a-Truck offers children a hands on opportunity to explore working trucks of all types, as well as meet the people who build, protect and serve the Seattle community. Trucks on display include construction … Continue reading
Jun 5 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Capitol Hill Broadway 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
Jun 5 @ 7:00 PM – Jun 6 @ 1:00 AM Madrona Wine Merchants
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 in the store. Check out our website: http://www.madronawinemerchants.com to see what we are pouring. Madrona … Continue reading

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