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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July 2014

Cultural Spanish Classes @ El Centro de la Raza
Cultural Spanish Classes @ El Centro de la Raza
Jul 22 @ 6:00 PM – Sep 25 @ 7:30 PM Class español language spanish
Our cultural Spanish classes are instructed by professional native Spanish speakers in an interactive community-based setting. Learn more and improve Spanish language skills while you [...]
ASL class for adults @ Miller Community Center
ASL class for adults  @ Miller Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 22 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 26 @ 8:00 PM
We had so much fun in our last class, we are doing it again! If you missed the last class here is your chance to [...]
Capitol Hill Block Party
Jul 25 – Jul 27 all-day
Off Block Party @ Vermillion
Off Block Party @ Vermillion
Jul 25 @ 5:00 PM bbq dance party live music
We are OUTSIDE the fence this year so it is free to come here. We have FREE events all three days and also VIDEO GAMES! [...]
Strictly Seattle Performances 2014 @ Broadway Performance Hall
Strictly Seattle Performances 2014 @ Broadway Performance Hall | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 25 @ 8:00 PM dance Film modern dance
Super-charged new works by zoe | juniper, Pat Graney, Bennyroyce Royon, Jody Kuehner, Shannon Stewart, Rosa Vissers + Bryon Carr created during the three-week Strictly [...]
French Finishers Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants
French Finishers Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 26 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Saturday is the last day of the Tour de France and by the time we open we’ll know who crossed the line first. At 2pm [...]
Jockstraps and Glitter 4 @ Cal Anderson
“Jockstraps & Glitter” is back, continuing a tradition of kickball games/fundraisers for the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Abbey of St. Joan and Seattle Quake [...]
CAGJ's 8th Annual Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere Dinner: Celebrating Fisherfolk in the Food Sovereignty Movement @ University Christian Church Seattle
Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM
Join CAGJ at our annual Food Justice dinner! Enjoy a delicious meal made with local and Fair Trade ingredients while learning about relevant issues and [...]
CAGJ's 8th Annual Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere Dinner: Celebrating Fisherfolk in the Food Sovereignty Movement @ University Christian Church Seattle
Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM
Join CAGJ at our annual Food Justice dinner! Enjoy a delicious meal made with local and Fair Trade ingredients while learning about relevant issues and [...]
Off Block Party @ Vermillion
Off Block Party @ Vermillion
Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM bbq dance party live music
We are OUTSIDE the fence this year so it is free to come here. We have FREE events all three days and also VIDEO GAMES! [...]
Outdoor Trek presents "Mirror, Mirror" @ Blanche Lavizzo Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
Join us for our fourth episode in the park, when our intrepid crew encounters bearded Spock and agonizers! (Don’t worry, it’s still safe for kids!) [...]
Strictly Seattle Performances 2014 @ Broadway Performance Hall
Strictly Seattle Performances 2014 @ Broadway Performance Hall | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 26 @ 8:00 PM dance Film modern dance
Super-charged new works by zoe | juniper, Pat Graney, Bennyroyce Royon, Jody Kuehner, Shannon Stewart, Rosa Vissers + Bryon Carr created during the three-week Strictly [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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 [...]
Outdoor Trek presents "Mirror, Mirror" @ Blanche Lavizzo Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
Join us for our fourth episode in the park, when our intrepid crew encounters bearded Spock and agonizers! (Don’t worry, it’s still safe for kids!) [...]
Off Block Party @ Vermillion
Off Block Party @ Vermillion
Jul 27 @ 5:00 PM bbq dance party live music
We are OUTSIDE the fence this year so it is free to come here. We have FREE events all three days and also VIDEO GAMES! [...]
The HealthCare Movie with Q-and-A and panel discussion @ Seattle First Baptist Church Parlor
The HealthCare Movie with Q-and-A and panel discussion @ Seattle First Baptist Church Parlor
Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
How did health care systems in Canada and the United States evolve to be so completely different? How does Canada’s system work? We will view [...]
ASL class for adults @ Miller Community Center
ASL class for adults  @ Miller Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Jul 29 @ 7:00 PM – Sep 2 @ 8:00 PM
We had so much fun in our last class, we are doing it again! If you missed the last class here is your chance to [...]
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern
Pub Trivia @ Sam's Tavern | Seattle | Washington | United States
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 [...]
Green Plate Special Celebration at Capitol Cider @ Capitol Cider
Come in for an evening of live music w/ the John Sinclair Jr Ensemble! We’re raffling off a Green Plate Special produce box and a [...]

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