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.

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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 7 – May 29 all-day Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences Arts Center
Opening on Thursday, May 7 from 5-8pm in the SAAS Arts Center. All three floors of the Arts Center will be hung gallery style with the work done throughout the entire year by grades 6 through 12. There will also … Continue reading
May 14 – Jun 7 all-day Egyptian, Harvard Exit... and beyond
SIFF 2015 by the numbers:  450 films / 92 countries / 193 feature films / 70 documentary features / 19 archival films / 164 short films / 4 secret films / 49 World Premieres (23 features, 26 shorts) / 51 North American Premieres (33 features, 18 shorts) / 18 … Continue reading
May 21 – May 31 all-day Broadway Performance Hall
VOCALPOINT! SEATTLE PRESENTS “RANDOM ACTS” No theme, just great music! • May 21-31, 2015 Featuring songs by Billy Joel; Carly Simon; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Earth, Wind and Fire; James Taylor; Manhattan Transfer; Natalie Cole; Santana; The Rolling Stones; Tower … Continue reading
May 29 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
Attend the 3rd Annual Bite of Greece Seattle! And enjoy all the delicious Greek food you love! From souvlaki to salata, from bougatsa to baklava! We have a Taverna, Kafenion, and music and dancing too! OPA!!! Friday 4-10pm Saturday 11am … Continue reading
May 29 @ 7:00 PM – May 31 @ 7:00 PM Broadway Performance Hall
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S FANTASY” is a music fantasy adaptation of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream which draws on musical styles including musical theatre, operetta, post-modern, renaissance, and East Indian music. Live musicians, gymnasts, early music instruments, local singers, actors and aerialists … Continue reading
May 29 @ 7:00 PM – 9:45 PM Quincy Jones Performance Center
Garfield Theatre Department Presents RENT! Garfield High School is proud to present Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking rock-opera Rent. Set in New York City during the HIV crisis of the 1990s, Rent follows a year in the lives of Alphabet City’s bohemian … Continue reading
May 30 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center
Be the spark for change and explore how women and girls are driving solutions to global issues at this free, family-friendly event with hands on activities, inspirational speakers, and ideas for you to get involved. • discover how women and … Continue reading
May 30 @ 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
Attend the 3rd Annual Bite of Greece Seattle! And enjoy all the delicious Greek food you love! From souvlaki to salata, from bougatsa to baklava! We have a Taverna, Kafenion, and music and dancing too! OPA!!! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 30 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Garfield High School
7th Annual Garfield BDX Drumline Competition May 30th, 2015, Noon – 3pm Garfield High School Gymnasium $10 Door – All Proceeds support GHS Drumline Program Mark your calendars for the 7th Annual Bulldog Drumline Expo (BDX) on May 30th, 2015 … Continue reading
May 30 @ 5:00 PM Anthem on 12th
Anthem on 12th invites you to celebrate over 100 years of Washington Hall history, with a FREE rooftop concert and neighborhood showcase benefitting the ‘Restore the Hall’ campaign. On Saturday, May 30th, join Historic Seattle, central area community members and an … Continue reading
May 30 @ 7:00 PM St. Mark's
CATHEDRALS X @ St Mark’s (1245 10th Ave E) A’capella performances by local indie musicians: Jessica Dobson (Deep Sea Diver), Lemolo, Adra Boo (Fly Moon Royalty), Erin Austin (OK Sweetheart), Lizzy & Jonny Gundersen (Le Wrens), Bradford Loomis & Beth … Continue reading
May 30 @ 7:00 PM Babeland
“Learn ways in which weed—smoked or edibles—can help connect you with your partner and create enjoyable sex from the experts at Babeland.” Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 30 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Quincy Jones Performance Center
Garfield Theatre Department Presents RENT! NOTE: This performance likely to sell out Garfield High School is proud to present Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking rock-opera Rent. Set in New York City during the HIV crisis of the 1990s, Rent follows a year … Continue reading
May 31 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM St. Joseph’s Parish Hall
Meet 20+ local resources dedicated to serving seniors and their adult children. Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living, Geriatric Care Management, Home Care, Placement Services, Senior Moving Experts, Senior Transitions Real Estate Expert, Medical Services, Alzheimer’s Association, Art & Fitness … Continue reading
May 31 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
Attend the 3rd Annual Bite of Greece Seattle! And enjoy all the delicious Greek food you love! From souvlaki to salata, from bougatsa to baklava! We have a Taverna, Kafenion, and music and dancing too! OPA!!! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
May 31 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 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
May 31 @ 12:00 PM – May 31 @ 6:00 PM 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
May 31 @ 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Interlaken Park
Capitol Hill’s NE slope has a forest full of both rare and common plants growing wild and planted. It is mainly a wooded, cool ravine. Learn trees, shrubs, ferns, wildflowers, and weeds. Discover natural history and human uses such as … Continue reading
May 31 @ 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
VOCALPOINT! SEATTLE PRESENTS “RANDOM ACTS” No theme, just great music! • May 21-31, 2015 Featuring songs by Billy Joel; Carly Simon; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Earth, Wind and Fire; James Taylor; Manhattan Transfer; Natalie Cole; Santana; The Rolling Stones; Tower … Continue reading
May 31 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Summit Building
A free children’s play group at the Summit Building on Capitol/First Hill, for kids ten (10) and under. Every Sunday 3:00pm 5:00pm Summit Building – 420 E Pike, Seattle Need a place (beside your couch) to let your kids bounce, … Continue reading
May 31 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
A chance for friends, former students, and other admirers to spend time together, remember Judith Kitchen, and honor her work. Stephen Corey, Kevin Clark, Peggy Shumaker, and Dinah Lenney are all flying in to be part of the event. In … Continue reading
May 31 @ 4:30 PM Harvard Exit Theater
“As part of their dinner series, SIFF presents this screening of City of Gold followed by dinner at The Dunbar Room. The ticket price includes the film screening, chef’s menu, wine, tax, and gratuity.” Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Jun 1 – Jun 5 all-day Edie's Shoes
June 2015 Edie’s Shoes will be celebrating 15 years on Capitol Hill. Edie’s has been a go-to shoe store for the Seattle community since 2000. Originally located on East Pine for 13 years, they are now located in The Greenus … Continue reading
Jun 2 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Jun 2 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
The Arboretum has a large collection of mature Stewartia trees, dating back to the 1940s. Stewartia are wonderful small trees with four seasons of interest, and feature some of the most attractive bark to be found anywhere. These smaller trees … Continue reading
Jun 2 @ 7:00 PM Sam's Tavern
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, $50 for the … Continue reading
Jun 2 @ 8:00 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 3 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Jun 3 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Montlake Library
It is story time at the Montlake Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Jun 3 @ 8:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Please join us for our monthly Trivia Night at The Hillside Bar. Wednesday, June 3rd at 8:00pm. For just the measly cost of $3.00 per person you can show off that big brain of yours and put your smarts to … Continue reading

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