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.

Something to add? Let us know on the CHS Calendar — more listings below:

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 12 @ 8:00 PM – Apr 4 @ 10:00 PM New City Theater
Jackie Sibblies Drury’s We Are Proud to Present brings together an ensemble of actors to create a play about a long forgotten, or possibly never remembered, genocide the first genocide of the 20th century. As this multi-racial theatre company grapples … Continue reading
Mar 17 @ 7:00 AM – Mar 28 @ 9:00 PM Online Auction
Support Garfield High School and bid on art, trips, dinners — even an electric bike! Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 27 all-day Northwest Film Forum
A striking, singular voice in world cinema, Hou Hsiao-hsien is a leading Taiwanese filmmaking auteur, whose invaluable contributions to the art of cinema range from intricately woven narratives to gracefully empathetic long takes (and achingly beautiful cinematography). This series samples … Continue reading
Mar 27 – Mar 28 all-day 12th Ave Arts
Presented by Theatre22 Written and Directed by Wayne Rawley March 27-April 18 Doug Sample is a man who has decided his experiment with life has, for all intents and purposes, failed. He has achieved nothing, accomplished nothing, and has nothing … Continue reading
Mar 27 @ 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 27 @ 11:00 AM – Mar 29 @ 5:00 PM
Sharpe Suiting, a queer-centric formalwear brand for the unconventionally masculine hosts their first Seattle pop-up shop. Sharpe constructs custom suits that fit your specific style and body type however you identify. Stop in for a drink, check out sample suits … Continue reading
Mar 27 @ 7:30 PM Northwest Film Forum
A POET, A PLAYWRIGHT, A NOVELIST AND A DRAG QUEEN co-presented with Washington Ensemble Theatre Northwest Film Forum, 7:30pm doors, performance at 8, $7 in advance, $10 at the door. 21+. Buy your tickets here. The fourth annual competitive storytelling … Continue reading
Mar 27 @ 7:30 PM Broadway Performance Hall
For an adult evening, The Moisture Festival presents Libertease Burlesque at the beautiful Broadway Performance Hall on Capitol Hill. Featuring a tantalizing mix of burlesque stars and ribald comedy/varietè acts – always seductive and delightful. A live show band propels … Continue reading
Mar 27 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Mar 27 @ 8:00 PM 12th Ave Studio
LIVE! FROM THE LAST NIGHT OF MY LIFE Presented by Theatre22 Written and Directed by Wayne Rawley March 27-April 18 Doug Sample is a man who has decided his experiment with life has, for all intents and purposes, failed. He … Continue reading
Mar 27 @ 9:00 PM – Mar 28 @ 2:00 AM Neighbours Nightclub
Featuring VIP Celebrity Host Kristian Nairn from Game of Thrones! From the team that brought you the wildly successful Pink Party Prime, comes the next, big, queer-geek night of the year: Pink Party Comicon, featuring DJs Krot and Jackson Human-Hybrid, … Continue reading
Mar 27 @ 10:30 PM Broadway Performance Hall
For an adult evening, The Moisture Festival presents Libertease Burlesque at the beautiful Broadway Performance Hall on Capitol Hill. Featuring a tantalizing mix of burlesque stars and ribald comedy/varietè acts – always seductive and delightful. A live show band propels … Continue reading
Mar 28 all-day Northwest Film Forum
A striking, singular voice in world cinema, Hou Hsiao-hsien is a leading Taiwanese filmmaking auteur, whose invaluable contributions to the art of cinema range from intricately woven narratives to gracefully empathetic long takes (and achingly beautiful cinematography). This series samples … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 9:00 AM The Lakeside Upper School
Seattle’s Largest Pop-Up Thrift Shop, an enormous 2-day sale. 25,000 square feet of new & gently used merchandise from clothing and outerwear, to household items and electronics. Look for our incredible specialty shops, including: Designer Clothing, Shoe Shop, Fun Furniture, … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 10:00 AM MLK at Cherry
Happy Spring from Alleycat Acres We’ve got lots of great news… But sadly, we will be leaving our MLK + Cherry location by May 1st. Join us on March 28th at 10:00 am to help load trucks and relocate materials. … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM New Holly Gathering Hall
What moves you, Seattle? Be part of shaping Seattle’s transportation future by participating in an upcoming community conversation about the City of Seattle’s new nine-year transportation levy proposal. The levy proposal focuses on taking care of the basics by maintaining … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Cut
Come cheer on the Huskies as they kick off racing season with one of their many longstanding traditions at the 114th Class Day Regatta this Saturday, March 28, beginning at 10 a.m. Fans are encouraged to watch from the Montlake … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Join neighbors in cleaning up the 5-way traffic circle at Boyer & E Lynn. Maintaining traffic circle gardens keep the area safer for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. Bring tools of your own tools, some provided. Juice & Snacks available for … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Capitol Hill Vision + The Shop Agora
Capitol Hill Vision will be partnering with Etnia Barcelona and The Shop Agora to bring you a taste of Spain on Saturday March 28th! Join us at CHV from 11 to 3 to pick out some beautiful frames, and go … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 1:00 PM Elliott Bay Book Company
APRIL CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST Elliott Bay Book Company, 1pm, Refreshments will be provided Start (if you wake up late) your Saturday with readings from Mike Young, Hajara Quinn, Elissa Washuta, Jeannine Pitas and Michelle Penaloza. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 28 @ 4:00 PM – 11:59 PM S. Jackson Street between 16th and 21st Ave S.
JACKSON STREET JAZZ WALK Bringing Jazz Back to Jackson Street SEATTLE, WASH. – On Saturday, March 28, from 4 pm to Midnight, Jackson Commons and Isola Homes present the second annual Jackson Street Jazz Walk: Bringing Jazz Back to Jackson … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM St Demetrios Greek Church
Our School Auction will be held on Saturday night, March 28, 2015 at St. Demetrios Greek Church, which is only a few blocks west of the school. Please save the date for this fun and important event. Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Mar 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Pratt Fine Arts Center
It’s that time of year again: PRATT’S BI-ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE! This is a family-friendly and fun event that is open to the public. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: -Hands on art activities for kids ages 5 and up -A live bronze pour … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 7:30 PM Hugo House
A DAMN FINE READING! AND HOT! Hugo House, 7:30 pm doors, reading at 8, $5 cash at the door Celebrate the launch of APRIL Writer-in-Residence Shya Scanlon’s new book, The Guild of St. Cooper. Featuring readings from Matthew Simmons and … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 7:30 PM Broadway Performance Hall
For an adult evening, The Moisture Festival presents Libertease Burlesque at the beautiful Broadway Performance Hall on Capitol Hill. Featuring a tantalizing mix of burlesque stars and ribald comedy/varietè acts – always seductive and delightful. A live show band propels … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Mar 28 @ 8:00 PM 12th Ave Studio
LIVE! FROM THE LAST NIGHT OF MY LIFE Presented by Theatre22 Written and Directed by Wayne Rawley March 27-April 18 Doug Sample is a man who has decided his experiment with life has, for all intents and purposes, failed. He … Continue reading
Mar 28 @ 10:30 PM Broadway Performance Hall
For an adult evening, The Moisture Festival presents Libertease Burlesque at the beautiful Broadway Performance Hall on Capitol Hill. Featuring a tantalizing mix of burlesque stars and ribald comedy/varietè acts – always seductive and delightful. A live show band propels … Continue reading
Mar 29 @ 10:30 AM Kadima House
Jacqueline Silver will be presenting her research on efforts to educate Jewish children who lived under Nazi occupation in Europe and North Africa between 1933 and 1945. Jacqueline will discuss the historical background, including descriptions of education in Germany after … Continue reading

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