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.

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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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Feb 9 @ 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
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Feb 9 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Feb 9 @ 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
Feb 9 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Bullitt Center
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Feb 10 @ 3:00 AM 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
Feb 10 @ 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
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Feb 10 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Seattle Central College Fine Arts Building
Learn the basics of Middle Eastern belly dance or refine your moves in this all-levels, medium-paced class. You’ll gain strength, stamina, and flexibility while learning a powerful form of artistic expression. All bodies and genders welcomeShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 11 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mighty Mights indoor playground with cookies and hot cocoaShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM BE1102A-Orientation
We live in a busy world. It can be incredible difficult to juggle your education, family, job, and community, let alone have time for yourself! This workshop is a great opportunity to learn ways to… ______________________________ iCalendar Feed powered by … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM BE1102A-Orientation
We live in a busy world. It can be incredible difficult to juggle your education, family, job, and community, let alone have time for yourself! This workshop is a great opportunity to learn ways to… ______________________________ iCalendar Feed powered by … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Library BE2101 Classroom A
The topic this week is Will Robots Take our Jobs?: The Socioeconomic Impact of Intelligent Machines. The discussion will be led by Stani Meredith and Ed Messerly, BITCA Faculty. You’re welcome to… ______________________________ iCalendar Feed powered by Helios CalendarShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Library BE2101 Classroom A
The topic this week is Will Robots Take our Jobs?: The Socioeconomic Impact of Intelligent Machines. The discussion will be led by Stani Meredith and Ed Messerly, BITCA Faculty. You’re welcome to… ______________________________ iCalendar Feed powered by Helios CalendarShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 11 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SECOND THURSDAY / EVERY / MONTH 5PM to 8PM or later HOST A SHOW The Capitol Hill Art Walk is a community event held each 2nd Thursday of the month, 5–8pm and later. All businesses and artistic spaces on Capitol … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dendroica Gallery
Dendroica Gallery is pleased to announce the multitalented John Ohannesian in “Ink & Paint”. Ohannesian’s work expresses his ideas and visual philosophy, often showing a wry disrespect for the powers that be. His “Paintoons” elevate cartooning to three dimensions. He … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Hybrid_Space
Join us on the February edition of the Capitol Hill Art Walk for “Keyword_Cow” by studiorefugio. A series of short videos from the “keyword” collage series, where studiorefugio “googled” a word and then compiled those images into a blur of … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM POCO Wine + Spirits
In 2016, we’re exploring different wine regions at POCO as part of our Wine Around the World series. This month we’re exploring an area of the United States that produces sparkling wines for Gruet. Come try one of Wine Spectator’s … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 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
Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Seattle Public Library Capitol Hill Branch
Expecting parents or parents interested in PEPS can drop in to a While You’re Waiting (http://www.peps.org/programs/expecting) info session at the Capitol Hill branch of the Seattle Public Library, every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6 pm. 425 Harvard Ave … Continue reading
Feb 11 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM El Centro de la Raza
Perfect for Valentine’s: Treat your special someone to a romantic evening of wine sipping, hands-on cooking and delicious fun at El Centro de la Raza. Learn how to make Tortilla Español, mystery small Bites to accompany the main dish and … Continue reading
Feb 12 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class … Continue reading
Feb 12 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Indoor tot gym, cookies and juiceShare:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 12 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dendroica Gallery
Dendroica Gallery is pleased to announce the multitalented John Ohannesian in “Ink & Paint”. Ohannesian’s work expresses his ideas and visual philosophy, often showing a wry disrespect for the powers that be. His “Paintoons” elevate cartooning to three dimensions. He … Continue reading
Feb 12 @ 8:00 PM – 11:59 PM Velocity Dance Center
Jerboa Dance is back! Come in out of the darkness and join us for a fun evening of dance, sexiness, and a DJ’d afterparty. Be entertained by sultry cabaret, witty dialogue, spinning lights, acrobatics, drag, burlesque, and, of course, the … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Family Nature Class and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime! Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Each class … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM 10th Ave S Hillclimb
The Seattle Housing Authority invites you to join us in celebrating the opening of the new 10th Ave S Hillclimb, connecting the vibrant neighborhoods of First Hill and Yesler with Chinatown-International District and Little Saigon. About the 10th Ave S … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Feb 13 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Please join us each 1st Thursday of the Month for a community led effort to restore and enhance the gardens of Volunteer Park. Come for part or all. Tools and gloves will be provided. No gardening experience necessary.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Feb 13 @ 10:30 AM – 12:45 PM Seattle Central College - Fine Arts Building
Discover the wonder and excitement of Drawing and Painting animals, and capture the beauty, energy, and diversity of animal life in this dynamic class! You will learn how to depict animals doing the activities they do in their everyday lives, … Continue reading

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