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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Oct 12 – Oct 22 all-day
22nd Annual TWIST Film Festival is October 12-22, 2017 Started as the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival in October 1996, TWIST has grown into the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, gaining industry and audience recognition for … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Dance Underground
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Oct 19 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
10 Thursdays | 9/28/17 – 12/7/17 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | No class 11/23 Do you need to use statistics to actively and creatively solve real problems that you encounter in your personal or professional lives? Discover a … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 6:00 PM
Now in its fifth year, Lit Crawl Seattle 2017 will feature readings of fiction, memoir, poetry, graphic novels, and more from some of the Northwest’s most groundbreaking and beloved writers. Lit lovers will crawl across Capitol Hill and First Hill … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle City Hall
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Oct 19 @ 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
Oct 19 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
10 Thursdays | 9/28/17 – 12/7/17 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | No class on 11/23 Can you speak French at an intermediate or advanced level, and have a passion for films? This class will give you the opportunity … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Emerald City Spinal Care
Come join Christy Goff, MS, Registered Dietitian, on a mission to make this holiday season healthier.  Christy has a wealth of knowledge in nutrition and health promotion and coordinators a wellness program called the Living Well Alliance (LWA) out of … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM New Freeway Hall
Tenants stick together to win victory in Burien!   Tesa Rabbat and Anne Slater, tenants at the Hallmark apartments in Burien, will relate how they organized with their neighbors to stop a mass economic eviction at their 52-unit apartment complex … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM New Freeway Hall
Looking for action? Find it at a revolutionary feminist meeting Connect with a multi-racial group of feminists eager to change the world! Gathering will feature updates on current activities on fighting fascism, upcoming organizing, and plans for a delectable winter … Continue reading
Oct 19 @ 8:00 PM – Oct 21 @ 10:00 PM The Slate Theater
What: Funhouse II Created by Brian Toews Directed by Brian Toews, Dylan Gervais, Maddy Noonan, and Mario Orallo-Molinaro Stage Managed by Barbara Cawley Who: Funhouse Anthology A quarterly late-night play anthology inspired by The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror, Mr. Show, … Continue reading
Oct 21 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Merrill Court Townhouses
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Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
10 Saturdays | 9/30/17 – 12/9/17 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (no class on 11/25) In this fun and interactive class, you’ll receive easy-to-follow, systematic instruction on how to create vibrant and realistic art using colored pencils. It’s as … Continue reading
Oct 21 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
10 Saturdays | 9/30/17 – 12/9/17 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | No class on 11/25 Turn recycling into an art form! During this interactive hands-on class, you’ll: Explore how different recycled or found objects and materials can be … Continue reading
Oct 22 @ 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
Oct 23 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
Now you can drop into a class at The SweatBox every weekday at noon. Monday-Vinyasa; Tuesday-Hot Hybrid; Wednesday- Yin; Thursday- Hot Hybrid; Friday- Vinyasa! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Oct 23 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM New Freeway Hall
A four-week study group will explore the short book Lessons of October by Leon Trotsky, based on his experience as a leader of the Russian Revolution. One hundred years later his work is a valuable resource for activists who want … Continue reading
Oct 23 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Mitchell Activity Center
7 Mondays | 9/25/17 – 11/6/17 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Acro Yoga is a joyful blend of partner acrobatics, yoga and Thai massage. This practice will get you moving in new ways as you work with others to … Continue reading
Oct 24 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Central College - Mitchell Activity Center
8 Tuesdays | 10/3/17 – 11/21/17 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Expand your world! Brazil is a beautiful fusion of cultures, and this class will be your guide into the thick of it. Discover the basic rhythms and soul … Continue reading
Oct 24 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
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Oct 24 @ 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM Quantum Martial Arts
General class is open to all students and starts with 45 minutes of stretching and calisthenics, followed by 45 minutes of drill. In this class the students are drilled on techniques specific to their belt level. Exercises include combination, target, … Continue reading
Oct 24 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom
The pencil is an effective tool for producing beautiful botanical works and skill in pencil rendering is also a good basis for ongoing study of botanical art in other media such as watercolor. It is highly recommended that you take … Continue reading
Oct 24 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sam's Tavern
Form teams, or come alone and meet new friends. Pop culture, current events, a music round, picture round, and a matching round. along with bonus questions throughout the night. And who knows what else will be thrown at you. It’s … Continue reading
Oct 25 @ 12:00 PM Canterbury Ale House
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Oct 25 @ 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM Sheraton Seattle Hotel
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Oct 25 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Chophouse Row
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Oct 25 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seattle Central College - Wood Technology Center
10 Wednesdays | 9/27/17 – 12/6/17 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | No class 11/22/17 Gain a solid introduction to woodworking through the construction of a carpenter’s stool in a laid-back and supportive atmosphere. The curriculum is the same … Continue reading
Oct 25 @ 5:45 PM – 8:15 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
6 Wednesdays | 10/4/17 – 11/8/17 | 5:45 PM – 8:15 PM Build upon your previous language skills and experience in a fun, low-stress learning environment. Conducted entirely in Spanish, you’ll engage in activities designed around stories, interviews, role-plays, and … Continue reading
Oct 25 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Building
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