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 12 @ 5:00 PM – Mar 9 @ 5:00 PM Ghost Gallery
” ‘Echoes’ is a collection of paintings that have been inspired by my decision to pursue a life lived in sobriety. It also chronicles my exploration with painting as an expressive medium. Creative thinking and painting has become a renewed … Continue reading
Mar 4 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Mar 4 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, 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 … Continue reading
Mar 4 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Montlake Library
It is story time at the Montlake Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 4 @ 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Washington Park Arboretum
**NEW! The Wednesday Afternoon class is designed for the older preschoolers in the Fiddleheads program. It is geared toward 4 and 5 year olds, and will have a faster pace, and a slightly different teaching style.* Join us for a … Continue reading
Mar 4 @ 6:30 PM Seattle University PIGT Room #304
This week brings the first public test of the design proposal to create a 16-story, 288-unit, mixed-use development with parking for around 350 cars at the corner of Madison and Broadway where Capitol Hill and First Hill with its high-er-rise … Continue reading
Mar 4 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Seven Star Women's Kung Fu
Want to learn self defense? Curious about martial arts? Try A Class Night is your chance to try out our martial arts style, Kajukenbo. Come learn and have fun with a supportive group of women and see what it’s all … Continue reading
Mar 4 @ 8:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Join us for our monthly Trivia Night at The Hillside Bar. Wednesday, March 4th at 8:00pm. For just the measly cost of $3 per person you can show off that big brain of yours. Teams of 1-4 people. Winning team … Continue reading
Mar 5 @ 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour meditation group every Thursday, no experience required. Walk up the driveway on 18th E to arrive at the meditation studio. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 5 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, 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 … Continue reading
Mar 5 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Giddens School
Join Tracy Flynn from Welcoming Schools leading an interactive workshop about Family Diversity. “Family is the most basic element of self-identification for young children; it shapes and informs their sense of self and who they are in the world. It … Continue reading
Mar 5 @ 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Meditate Seattle Studio
Free 1/2 hour silent meditation group every week except holidays. If you need instruction in meditation, visit Youtube and search for Meditate Seattle. You will find an introductory video. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 5 @ 8:00 PM – Apr 4 @ 8:00 PM 12th Avenue Arts
NCTC presents the West Coast premiere of Annie Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Flick. NCTC Company Member MJ Sieber directs this humorous, timely story about Millennials Avery, Rose, and Sam, who work at a rundown movie theater that still shows … Continue reading
Mar 6 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, 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 … Continue reading
Mar 6 @ 8:00 PM 12th Ave Studio
BELIEVE ME OR NOT Presented by AJnC Dance March 6-8 and 13-14, 8:00pm Studio Theatre at 12th Ave Arts Believe Me Or Not is a new dance-theater escapade by AJnC Dance. The performers navigate a day-dream of strange wonders and oddities … Continue reading
Mar 6 @ 8:30 PM Velocity Dance
March 8th show: 7:30 PM Velocity + The Dance Cartel are thrilled to present the West Coast premiere of ONTHEFLOOR: WESTWARD HO! featuring special guest appearances by REGGIE WATTS, AMY O’NEAL, and HYPERNOVA March 6-8, 2015 at Velocity. Driven by … Continue reading
Mar 7 @ 3:30 PM Saint Mark's Catherdral
Choir of the Sound returns to Saint Mark’s Cathedral to perform a moving classical concert, featuring Missa Campana, with special guests Bells of the Sound, the Puget Sound’s premier hand bell ensemble. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 7 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM The Sorrento Hotel
Harpist Monica Schley’s new project The Daphnes will debut an evening of new music, 7:30pm on March 7 at The Sorrento Hotel (900 Madison St). The Daphnes are an an all-female unconventional chamber quartet featuring: Monica Schley (harp and voice); … Continue reading
Mar 7 @ 8:00 PM 12th Ave Studio
BELIEVE ME OR NOT Presented by AJnC Dance March 6-8 and 13-14, 8:00pm Studio Theatre at 12th Ave Arts Believe Me Or Not is a new dance-theater escapade by AJnC Dance. The performers navigate a day-dream of strange wonders and oddities … Continue reading
Mar 7 @ 8:30 PM Velocity Dance
March 8th show: 7:30 PM Velocity + The Dance Cartel are thrilled to present the West Coast premiere of ONTHEFLOOR: WESTWARD HO! featuring special guest appearances by REGGIE WATTS, AMY O’NEAL, and HYPERNOVA March 6-8, 2015 at Velocity. Driven by … Continue reading
Mar 8 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Capitol Hill Broadway 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
Mar 8 @ 12:00 PM – Mar 8 @ 6:00 PM 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
Mar 8 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Summit Building
A free children’s play group at the Summit Building on Capitol/First Hill, for kids ten (10) and under. Every Sunday 3:00pm 5:00pm Summit Building – 420 E Pike, Seattle Need a place (beside your couch) to let your kids bounce, … Continue reading
Mar 8 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Porchlight Coffee
Come spend an evening with Charlene Blackwell, owner of local vegan bath company Coast & Clearing, as she shares her passion for bath and body care products with you! She will be highlighting her company’s product lines, dispensing samples, and … Continue reading
Mar 8 @ 8:00 PM 12th Ave Studio
BELIEVE ME OR NOT Presented by AJnC Dance March 6-8 and 13-14, 8:00pm Studio Theatre at 12th Ave Arts Believe Me Or Not is a new dance-theater escapade by AJnC Dance. The performers navigate a day-dream of strange wonders and oddities … Continue reading
Mar 9 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Poco Wine and Spirits
Answer trivia questions for cold, hard cash at the smartest way to get drunk on a Monday. Great food, better drinks, and a brain melting trivia. $2 per person Max 6 people per team Winning team wins ALL THE CASH … Continue reading
Mar 10 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this winter, 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 … Continue reading
Mar 10 @ 7:00 PM Montlake Community Club
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the month – 7 p.m. All residents, property owners and business operators, 18 years of age or older, with street addresses in the Montlake neighborhood are members of the Montlake Community Club. Meetings are held in the … Continue reading
Mar 10 @ 7:00 PM Sam's Tavern
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, $50 for the … Continue reading
Mar 10 @ 8:00 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

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