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

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 [...]
¡Viva Uruguay! Wine Tasting @ Vino Verite
Apr 24 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Vino Verite Wine Tasting
Have you ever wondered what will be the next, newest wine region to become famous and popular in the world? It’s true that not too [...]
East Precinct Advisory Council April Meeting @ Seattle University, Chardin Hall, room 142
East Precinct Advisory Council April Meeting @ Seattle University, Chardin Hall, room 142
Apr 24 @ 6:00 PM
Thursday, April 24th, 6:30 PM! EastPAC meeting The East Precinct Command Staff will be giving updates and answering your questions about the recent shooting at [...]
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 [...]
Financial Literacy: What You Didn't Learn in School @ Office Nomads Coworking | Seattle | Washington | United States
Apr 24 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
What do a clock, the mysterious “Rule of 72,” marshmallows and the KISS principle have to do with finances? You’ll find out during this fun [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
VideoOasis @ Northwest Film Forum
VideoOasis @ Northwest Film Forum
Apr 24 @ 8:00 PM music video
Internet may have killed the video star, but music video culture is alive and kicking in the Northwest. Join Northwest Film Forum, 12toRain and City [...]
Parent’s Night Out @ Seattle Amistad School
Parent's Night Out @ Seattle Amistad School
Apr 25 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Drop your kids off at Seattle Amistad School and have a relaxing evening to yourselves at near-by Capitol Hill or Downtown Seattle! While you enjoy [...]
"Dare to Dance 4: It's Time," a genre-mixing dance show! @ Broadway Performance Hall
Apr 25 @ 7:30 PM #SCCC art dance theater
“Dare to Dance” is a professional-quality showcase for original dances created and performed by dance enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, with a special [...]
FIERCE QUEEN + FEROCIOUS MEMORIES w/ Hi Fashion @ Neighbours Nightclub
FEROCIOUS MEMORIES, the party to remember, not to forget… and FIERCE QUEEN, the live-reading lip-synching cunty competition drag show for Seattle’s new and up and [...]
Always wanted to climb a tree again? @ Volunteer Park/Seward Park
Always wanted to climb a tree again? @ Volunteer Park/Seward Park
Apr 26 all-day
Here’s your chance to scratch that tree-climbing itch! Canopy Climbers will kick off its third tree-climbing season with an “open” climb on Sunday April 27, [...]
Seattle University Labor of Love @ TBA
Apr 26 – Apr 27 all-day
Students at Seattle University want to serve Capitol Hill! If you know of an organization or a project that needs help on Saturday, April 26th [...]
Coldwell Banker Bain Charity Garage Sale @ Coldwell Banker Bain Capitol Hill Office
Coldwell Banker Bain Charity Garage Sale @ Coldwell Banker Bain Capitol Hill Office
Apr 26 @ 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM benefit Charity and Volunteer garage sale yard sale
New annual Charity Garage Sale with all proceeds going to Bailey Boushay House & YouthCare
World Tai Chi Qigong Day - free class & demonstration @ Cal Anderson Park
Apr 26 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Blitz Capitol Hill Art Walk Free Qigong Tai Chi taiji
Come join us and millions of people worldwide in over 70 countries for a FREE Tai Chi & Qigong Class & Demonstration. All welcome regardless [...]
Neighborhood Greenway group presents The Silly Hilly @ Montlake Elementary School
Apr 26 @ 2:00 PM
Please join us on Saturday, April 26 at 2 pm for a fun, inclusive, family-friendly ride/walk to explore potential greenway route options for the northern [...]

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