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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Jul 29 @ 8:15 PM – 11:00 PM Asian Art Museum
8:15 pm Live music with The Jelly Rollers. 9 pm Film: True Grit (2010) in this version redefines girl power in the western film genre, with outstanding cinematography in a dusty and muted palette. Set in 1878 Arkansas, with a … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Seattle Central College - Mitchell Activity Center
Considered to be the most comprehensive of all the yogas, Kundalini Yoga incorporates the use of breath, movement, meditation and deep relaxation to awaken the mind, body, and being. During this inspiring class, you will learn how to find inner … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Volunteer Park
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Jul 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Volunteer Park
Join Volunteer Park Trust to explore Volunteer Park’s history and its design by the famous Olmsted Brothers, with its many astounding architectural elements, including: The Art Deco Seattle Asian Art Museum Conservatory Water Tower Reservoir Historic Lakeview Cemetery and other … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 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
Jul 30 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM The Cathedral Shop at Saint Marks
Please join us at Saint Mark’s Cathedral Gift Shop at 1245 10th Ave East, Seattle , Wa. for a book signing from 2:00PM-4:00PM. Pamela Bradburn will be autographing her book, The Visitation and Other Biblical Poetry. Light refreshments will be … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
locus noun, [loh-kuhs]. 1. a place; locality. 2. a center or source, of activities or power. locus wines:A winery headquartered just down the hill on Madrona Drive.  There Rich Burton & Ton Yazici plot out their designs to craft wines … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Annex Theatre
Directed by Pilar O’Connell *Every Thursday is PWYC *There will be a PWYC Industry Night on Monday, August 8 Nadia is a recovering alcoholic who is being haunted by her dead lover. Sheila is an aging social worker whose greatest … Continue reading
Jul 30 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Volunteer Park
An immersive evening of light and sound. Multiple Light Installations. Live Visuals. Ambient Showcase. Fully orchastrated from beginning to end. As the sun sets on July 30, Volunteer Park will slowly come to life and “awaken” with light and sound. … Continue reading
Jul 31 @ 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
Jul 31 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 1 @ 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
Jul 31 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Capitol Hill Farmer's Market
Practice yoga every Sunday at the Capitol Hill Farmer’s Market- For FREE. Courtesy of The SweatBox Yoga, now you can take a Vinyasa class with Reva on Sundays at 1pm. Look for her in the park by the sculpture. Now … Continue reading
Jul 31 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CenturyLink Field
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Jul 31 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM The Garage Billiards and Bowling
You’re invited to GINA PETRY’S BIRTHDAY BOWL-A-THON A benefit for the rowdy rollers of Radical Women Come toast a socialist feminist headpin who makes strikes for women’s leadership, reproductive rights, racial justice, and queer equality! * Be part of the … Continue reading
Jul 31 @ 4:00 PM Cal Anderson
The Park Jam has been a bedrock tradition of Hip Hop since its early days. It is one that helped shape and coalesce the four elements of DJing, breakdancing, emceeing, and graffiti art themselves. This summer, 206 Zulu is proud … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 4:00 PM – Aug 2 @ 2:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
While POCO offers wines from our great state of Washington year-round, during August we always pause to appreciate the incredible wines from our region. There’s something for everyone on the new menu — a Pinot, a Riesling, a Cab — … Continue reading
Aug 1 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
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Aug 1 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Freeway Park
Free Fitness Classes in Freeway Park taught by the Washington Athletic Club: 5:30-6:30 in Main Plaza at 6th and SenecaShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 1 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
  The UW Farm is a campus center for the practice and study of urban agriculture and sustainability. It is an educational, community-oriented resource for people who want to learn about building productive and sustainable urban landscapes. Take this free … Continue reading
Aug 2 all-day
WHAT IS NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME? NIGHT OUT IS A NATIONAL EVENT “Night Out” is a national Crime Prevention event. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities. It is … Continue reading
Aug 2 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
Practice a one-hour class at The SweatBox during your lunch hour. Every Tuesday and Thursday noon class through Labor Day is only $10 for a drop in. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 2 @ 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
Aug 2 @ 4:00 PM – Aug 3 @ 2:00 AM POCO Wine + Spirits
While POCO offers wines from our great state of Washington year-round, during August we always pause to appreciate the incredible wines from our region. There’s something for everyone on the new menu — a Pinot, a Riesling, a Cab — … Continue reading
Aug 2 @ 5:11 PM – 6:11 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us in the Arboretum for some fun and gentle exploration of yoga in outdoor environments. Class is great for beginners through advanced practitioners and will include both yoga poses and walking meditation. Bring your own mat. Class Dates (all … Continue reading
Aug 2 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Central College - Broadway Edison Bldg
Are you taking charge of your career? To create a satisfying and successful career, you have to own and invest in it. This learning series offers practical knowledge and skills for actively managing your career. During this 5-part professional boot … Continue reading
Aug 2 @ 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
Aug 2 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Annex Theatre
Directed by Mary Hubert TWO SHOWS A NIGHT at 7 pm and 9 pm, each show is 1 hour long *PWYC Industry night on August 15 Think of the classic hero’s quest: a rousing call to adventure, legendary challenges and … Continue reading
Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 3 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Freeway Park
Free Fitness Classes in Freeway Park taught by the Washington Athletic Club: 12-1pm in Upper Plaza on the grassy lawn adjacent to Washington State Convention CenterShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Aug 3 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
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