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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December 2014

Upbeat on Jackson Concert @ Ernestine Anderson Place
Upbeat on Jackson Concert @ Ernestine Anderson Place
On December 20th at 7:30pm the Nu Black Arts West Theatre will perform hits from their show Dark Divas at the next Upbeat on Jackson [...]
Fiddleheads Family Nature Class @ Washington Park Arboretum
Fiddleheads Family Nature Class @ Washington Park Arboretum
Dec 20 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM family friendly kids prek
Join us for a Fiddleheads Family Nature Class this fall, and make connections with the natural world that will last a lifetime. Through science-based exploration [...]
Mount Zion Baptist Church Christmas Day of Caring Toy and Gift Giveaway @ Mount Zion Baptist Church
Contacts: Leslyn Petitt lespetitt@hotmail.com 206.322.6500 Lisa Hall mountzioncommunications@gmail.com 425.466.7467 For Immediate Release Mount Zion Baptist Church Annual Christmas “Day of Caring” Toy and Gift [...]
The Savvy Marketplace @ Sole Repair
Dec 20 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The last, best shopping experience of the year! Come join us in connecting our local community and donating to the well-being of our furry friends. [...]
Bold Wines For A Dark December @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Bold Wines For A Dark December @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Dec 20 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The days are short, the nights are long and the Solstice is upon us.  It is a good time for rich, full bodied wines that [...]
Imperial Soverign Court of Seattle: A Twisted Holiday @ RPlace | Seattle | Washington | United States
Dec 20 @ 6:00 PM
A Twisted Holiday! The ISCSORE invites one and all to our annual Holiday show. No ballads or traditional holiday music here, just hilarious and off-beat [...]
Sing Noel: A FREE Christmas Choral Concert @ Seattle First Baptist Church
Sing Noel: A FREE Christmas Choral Concert @ Seattle First Baptist Church
Andrew Carter’s sparkling “Magnificat” for choir and orchestra, Morten Lauridsen’s mystical “O Nata Lux” and favorite carols with the audience are offered in a FREE [...]
Bacon Strip Special Christmas Spectacular @ Theatre Off Jackson | Seattle | Washington | United States
For the first time ever in the herstory of Bacon Strip we are doing a two day run! The crazy mind of Sylvia O’ Stayformore [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Dec 21 @ 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
Dec 21 @ 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 [...]
Sunday Solstice Sippers! @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Sunday Solstice Sippers! @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Dec 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Come celebrate the shortest daylight of 2014 with a couple of wines that will perk up your dark evening. 2013 Fidelitas/Charlie Hoppes M100 Viognier  ($18) [...]
Sing Noel: A FREE Christmas Choral Concert @ Seattle First Baptist Church
Sing Noel: A FREE Christmas Choral Concert @ Seattle First Baptist Church
Andrew Carter’s sparkling “Magnificat” for choir and orchestra, Morten Lauridsen’s mystical “O Nata Lux” and favorite carols with the audience are offered in a FREE [...]
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 [...]
Christmas Eve Service @ AMC Pacific Place
Christmas Eve Service @ AMC Pacific Place
Dec 24 @ 5:00 PM christmas eve
We invite you to join us for a family-style service on Christmas Eve as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ! This will be an [...]
Christmas Eve Service | Lessons & Carols @ Grace Church Seattle | Seattle | Washington | United States
Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus by reading through various portions of scripture and singing carols together. Invite your friends and family! [...]
Trivia Night @ Canterbury Ale House
Trivia Night @ Canterbury Ale House | 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 [...]
Introduction to Vedic Astrology @ Meditate Seattle Studio
Introduction to Vedic Astrology @ Meditate Seattle Studio
Dec 27 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM MeditateSeattle
A 3 hour experience with the ancient sidereal astrology of the Vedic Tradition of India. Understand the essential differences from Western (tropical) astrology, see how [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Dec 28 @ 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
Dec 28 @ 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 [...]
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 [...]

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