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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April 2014

Jimmy’s on Broadway – Easter Sunday Brunch! @ Jimmy's on Broadway Restaurant and Bar
Jimmy's on Broadway - Easter Sunday Brunch! @ Jimmy's on Broadway Restaurant and Bar | Seattle | Washington | United States
Apr 20 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Celebrate Easter at Jimmy’s! Online reservations at www.jimmysonbroadway.com, via Open Table!
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Apr 20 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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 [...]
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Apr 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Come visit us to see what this Sunday’s Sippers that we’ve Selected. We have two bottles open for you to sample throughout the day. Madrona [...]
Third Annual Easter Bonnet Contest @ Cc Attle's | Seattle | Washington | United States
Apr 20 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM #easterbonnet Easter fundraiser
Come join the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle at CC’s for our third annual Easter Bonnet Contest! Bring the most FABULOUS Easter bonnet ever devised [...]
environmental WORKS Earth Day Parklet @ environmental WORKS Community Design Center
environmental WORKS Earth Day Parklet @ environmental WORKS Community Design Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Apr 22 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Join us for environmental WORKS’ annual Earth Day Parklet celebrating our 44 years of service through community design. For one day, we will convert our [...]
Money, Food, and Resilience: Living with Enough @ Pigott Auditorium
Apr 22 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM #EarthDay #SUCEJS #VickiRobin
Seattle University’s Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability cordially invites you to join us for an Earth Day with Vicki Robin. Earth Day Celebration: A [...]
Bar Nun Bingo! @ Poquitos
Bar Nun Bingo! @ Poquitos
PLAY AND WIN AT BAR NUN BINGO WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND THE SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE AT POQUITOS IN CAPITOL HILL! Get your game face [...]
“Life & Death Planning for Seniors, their Families & Care-Givers” @ Council House
Apr 23 @ 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
When you realize all that is done after you die, it can help you plan ahead to make it easier for your loved ones and, [...]
Capitol Hill Prepares presents: Emergency Communications Hub Role Training @ Capitol Hill Branch Library
Apr 23 @ 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM disaster earthquake emergency preparedness volcano
On Wednesday, April 23rd Capitol Hill Prepares will be holding a Hub Roles Training in preparation for our upcoming citywide emergency communications drill. We will [...]
Buddhist Meditation Class @ All Pilgrims Church (in the Chapel; enter on Republican)
Buddhist Meditation Class  @ All Pilgrims Church (in the Chapel; enter on Republican) | Seattle | Washington | United States
Apr 23 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM meditate meditation buddhism
Meditation on Capitol Hill is a chance for people living on Capitol Hill and surrounding areas to experience the benefits of meditation and learn the [...]
Free Fiction Workshop @ Victrola Coffee
Free Fiction Workshop @ Victrola Coffee | Seattle | Washington | United States
Apr 23 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Please register! In this workshop, we will focus on reading and critiquing each other’s fiction writing in a supportive environment. Writers of all fiction genres [...]
Dine Out For Life at Jimmy's on Broadway! @ Jimmy's on Broadway | Seattle | Washington | United States
Apr 24 all-day
Support this amazing cause at your favorite local neighborhood bar and restaurant! Reservations at www.jimmysonbroadway.com, via Open Table. We look forward to seeing you all! [...]
Dining Out for Life!
Apr 24 all-day
Raise your fork on Thursday, April 24th and participate in Dining Out for Life! On this day, more than 150 restaurants throughout the Seattle metropolitan [...]
Entrepreneurs UnPlugged @ Brenthaven Flagship Store
Entrepreneurs UnPlugged @ Brenthaven Flagship Store
Apr 24 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Come join us for a night of collaboration, networking and wine of course!
A Night of Americana Fusion @ The Royal Room
Join us Thursday April 24th at 7PM at the Royal Room in Columbia City as we celebrate roots-pop singer-songwriter Tae Phoenix and the release of [...]
Free SciFi/Fantasy Writing Workshop @ Victrola Coffee | Seattle | Washington | United States
Apr 24 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Please register! Old Growth’s SF/Fantasy workshop runs for eight weeks and explores the craft of writing in the science fiction and fantasy genres. As with [...]
STEM: Science Uncorked @ Pacific Science Center
STEM: Science Uncorked @ Pacific Science Center
Apr 24 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM #Science wine
Come learn about the other “stem” education at Science Uncorked. Enjoy an evening sampling some of Washington’s finest wines while exploring the science straight from [...]
Bar Nun Bingo! (2nd Night) @ Pike Brewing Company
Bar Nun Bingo! (2nd Night) @ Pike Brewing Company
PLAY AND WIN AT BAR NUN BINGO WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND THE SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE AT PIKE BREWING DOWNTOWN! Get your game face and [...]
Movable Type’s Literary Mixer @ Vermillion Art Gallery And Bar
Movable Type's Literary Mixer @ Vermillion Art Gallery And Bar
Apr 24 @ 7:30 PM
Movable Type is hosting a Literary Mixer at Vermillion to spotlight the work of Literacy Source. The Mixer idea is simple: bring a book—hardcover, paperback, [...]
National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) @ Cinerama, SIFF Uptown 1, SIFF Uptown 2
National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) @ Cinerama, SIFF Uptown 1, SIFF Uptown 2
Apr 24 @ 7:30 PM – Apr 27 @ 6:30 PM
NFFTY, the largest youth film festival in the world, occurs each spring in Seattle, Washington and is the premier showcase of the best new directors [...]

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