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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Jan 19 @ 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
Jan 20 all-day Coastal Kitchen
No TV – No WiFi – No Worries Join us at Coastal Kitchen on Friday, January 20th 8am – 11pm (Yes…you read that right…Open – Close) for Happy Hour! “Don’t Judge Me Happy Hour” 8am-3pm $6 Bloody Mary’s $6 St- … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Have you had a long week? Are you a morning person or would you like to be? Jump Start may be just what you’re looking for! With a combination of body care, breathing, and shakeout run, you can recover from … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Cancer Pathways
FRIDAYS, January 20th – March 10th, 2017    NOON – 1:15pm Kick off 2017 by exploring and developing a yoga practice designed to connect your body, mind, and spirit.  Learn how to listen for internal cues, practiCe movement (asanas), and modify … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 12:00 PM Seattle Central
Noon: Students walk out 1pm: Student Rally at Seattle Central 3pm: Meet up with El Comite Immigrant Rights March 5pm: Rally at Westlake Donald Trump is openly racist and sexist, brags about sexually harassing women, and promises to deport or … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM McCaw Hall at Seattle Center
This event at McCaw Hall will offer an array of free services and community education intended to support and protect families. Community education will include a training for Seattle Public Schools staff on how to best support students as well … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 1:00 PM South Weller St and 20th Ave South
Immigrant Rights Activists will take to the streets of Seattle to protest the incoming Presidential Administration. “All United, None Divided” March will be one of many events throughout the city and country to resist the incoming Trump Presidency. SEATTLE – El … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 5:00 PM Westlake
#ResistTrump !! #OccupyInauguration !! We are participating in the birth of a mass movement for social and economic justice. Join us in the streets- again!- to demonstrate mass opposition to Trump and his agenda! Build a movement to fight racism, … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Rhino Room
Sponsored by The Stranger and Seattle magazine, The Pink Carpet Project: Seattle Stands with Planned Parenthood is back for it’s third installment! This Inauguration Day, let’s come together to celebrate diversity, togetherness and our progressive community while raising funds and … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM St. James Cathedral
Associate Professor and Chair of Organ Studies at Rice University, Ken Cowan is one of America’s most sought-after organists. Particularly known for his performances of transcriptions, Mr. Cowan dazzles audiences through his immaculate technique and dramatic interpretations of orchestral music … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 7:30 PM Velocity Dance
For many of us in the Seattle community, Inauguration Day will be difficult – a reminder of how much harder we now have to fight for our essential human rights- STILL HERE is a community event and forum designed to … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 7:40 PM – 8:40 PM Barboza
SOLD OUT Barboza Presents: Inauguration Day ft. Tacocat with Wimps + The Black Tones 7pm doors || $20 advance || 21+ 100% of proceeds to benefit Shout Your Abortion. Please note: Online ticket sales end one hour prior to show. … Continue reading
Jan 20 @ 8:00 PM Hopvine
Join us for a night to raise money for the ACLU in response to the recent election outcome! Rooftop Brewing will be pouring their Love Trumps Hate IPA, there will be games and proceeds will go to the ACLU!Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jan 21 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Starts at Judkins Park
Start Location: Judkins Park 2150 S Norman St, Seattle, 98144 10:00 Start time – arrive, find a group with which you’d like to march 10:30 rally/speakers begin 11:00 groups begin marching End Location: Seattle Center, 400 Broad St, Seattle 98109 … Continue reading
Jan 21 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum
Free Family Weekend Walks Bring the whole family for an hour and half themed walk.  We will stop along the way for games, hands-on activities and learning geared toward children and their caregivers. WHEN:  Saturdays at 1pm to 2:30pm WHERE:  … Continue reading
Jan 21 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
Allen Greenberg, a beloved friend and member of the community passed away this weekend (1/15/2017). He was on a trip with his family and died in his sleep. We are all shocked at the suddenness of his passing. Please join … Continue reading
Jan 22 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Capitol Hill 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
Jan 22 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Gay City
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods FREE Decolonize Your Sex Life: … Continue reading
Jan 22 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Madrona Wine Merchants
This Sunday we return to Italy with a couple of new arrivals to the shop. Sicily, here we come! Join us. 2015 Adamo Azienda Agricola Cattarratto                                                                                           ($13) Sicily Pale straw yellow color, good aromatic bouquet, with hints of herbs, floral … Continue reading
Jan 22 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Gay City
\ This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods FREE Course Description: Tarot … Continue reading
Jan 22 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Wildrose Bar
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Come see Seattle LGBTQ comedy … Continue reading
Jan 22 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM POCO Wine + Spirits
Join us for a free showing of the classic film featuring Gene Wilder on January 22 at 6 PM. Enjoy truffle popcorn and specials on wine and cocktails.Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jan 23 @ 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong
This 10 week class will focused on better balance and improved coordination. Instructor Viola Brumbaugh will guide you through fundamentals and a short form to bring better health and vitality, improve structure and strength, reduce blood pressure and reduce stress. Each … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Gay City
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Full Pot ‘O’ T: This … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The SweatBox Yoga
Now you can drop into a class at The SweatBox every weekday at noon. Monday-Vinyasa; Tuesday-Hot Hybrid; Wednesday- Yin; Thursday- Hot Hybrid; Friday- Vinyasa! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
Jan 23 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Gay City
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Have you ever sabotaged yourself … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Elliott Bay Book Company
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods FREE Witchy AF: This workshop … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Gay City
This is an event of the Queer Resurgence on Capitol Hill Poetry Slam Festival in partnership with Gay City Arts! This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM Studio Blue
Liberating aerobics from corporate hell! Seattle Punk Rock Aerobics for all kinds of people, all kinds of kick ass music, all kinds of fun. All fitness levels, adaptable cardio, strength, and stretching. Monday nights 7:15pm – 8:15pm Bring yoga type … Continue reading
Jan 23 @ 8:00 PM POCO Wine + Spirits
Consider yourself a Doctor Who wiz? Test your skills at the most popular trivia night in Seattle! The winning team gets the bragging rights — and all the cash! Trivia costs $3 per person and each team has a max … Continue reading
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