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 22 – Feb 7 all-day Northwest Film Forum
It’s a kid’s film festival: over the past decade, Children’s Film Festival Seattle has become the largest and most respected film festival on the West Coast dedicated to children and their families. We can’t wait to see you for the … Continue reading
Jan 25 all-day Kingfish Cafe
Capitol Hill’s legendary Kingfish Cafe to close http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2015/01/capitol-hills-legendary-kingfish-cafe-to-close/ Share:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Jan 26 @ 6:30 PM Seattle Central College
INTRODUCTION TO ARTISAN CHEESE AND CHARCUTERIE In this delightful cheese and charcuterie class, you will be introduced not only to European and American cheeses (soft and hard rind) and charcuterie (fermented, cured, and smoked), but you will have the amazing … Continue reading
Jan 26 @ 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
Jan 26 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
SPRAWL {World Premiere} By Josh Conkel Directed by Ali El-gasseir The first production that will EVER take place in our new home at 12th Ave Arts is the world premiere of Josh Conkel’s darkly hilarious new black comedy, Sprawl. Cornish … Continue reading
Jan 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
Jan 27 @ 6:00 PM Aegis Living on Madison
Learn when to be concerned and next steps to take for help Speaker Kathy Stewart has been a registered nurse for more than thirty years, providing intimate guidance for ageing adults with memory decline. As a General Manager at Aegis … Continue reading
Jan 27 @ 7:00 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
Jan 28 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room
On Wednesday, January 28, Peter Steinbrueck will present the results and achievements of the Urban Village strategy, which was implemented with the Comprehensive Plan of 1994. Part of the Seattle Sustainable Neighborhoods Project (SSNAP), Steinbrueck will share on what he … Continue reading
Jan 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Meditate Seattle Studio
A 3 hour “crash course” in what you really need to know to begin a regular meditation practice. We recommend the four-session Primordial Sound meditation class whenever possible because it is the most thorough way to begin an effective practice. But … Continue reading
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
Our Town Thornton Wilder—who begins Our Town with the direction, “No curtain. No scenery.”—might have been thrilled to stage his Pulitzer Prize winning play in a space where theatre had never been created before. His play pioneered a form of … Continue reading
Jan 29 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
SPRAWL {World Premiere} By Josh Conkel Directed by Ali El-gasseir The first production that will EVER take place in our new home at 12th Ave Arts is the world premiere of Josh Conkel’s darkly hilarious new black comedy, Sprawl. Cornish … Continue reading
Jan 30 @ 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
Jan 30 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
Our Town Thornton Wilder—who begins Our Town with the direction, “No curtain. No scenery.”—might have been thrilled to stage his Pulitzer Prize winning play in a space where theatre had never been created before. His play pioneered a form of … Continue reading
Jan 30 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
SPRAWL {World Premiere} By Josh Conkel Directed by Ali El-gasseir The first production that will EVER take place in our new home at 12th Ave Arts is the world premiere of Josh Conkel’s darkly hilarious new black comedy, Sprawl. Cornish … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Keystone Congregational Church
A forum on Climate Change legislation in Olympia will be held on Saturday morning, January 31 at Keystone Congregational Church,  5019 Keystone Place N in the Wallingford neighborhood. The forum will provide you with information regarding the bills supported by … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 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
Jan 31 @ 2:00 PM Seattle Central Public Library
“Join us in the Microsoft Auditorium at the Seattle Central Public Library (1000 4th Avenue) on Saturday, January 31st, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a talk and film screening with historian and documentarian Laurence Cotton, a consulting producer of … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM Fremont Studios
Gay Bingo returns on Saturday, January 31 with all of the glitz, glamour and gaiety of the Rocky Horror Picture Show! Packed with dynamic drag performances, quirky cocktails and a hot mess of spinning, twirling balls—this event supports the food, … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
Our Town Thornton Wilder—who begins Our Town with the direction, “No curtain. No scenery.”—might have been thrilled to stage his Pulitzer Prize winning play in a space where theatre had never been created before. His play pioneered a form of … Continue reading
Jan 31 @ 7:30 PM 12th Ave Arts
SPRAWL {World Premiere} By Josh Conkel Directed by Ali El-gasseir The first production that will EVER take place in our new home at 12th Ave Arts is the world premiere of Josh Conkel’s darkly hilarious new black comedy, Sprawl. Cornish … Continue reading
Feb 1 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 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
Feb 1 @ 11:00 AM – Feb 1 @ 5:00 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

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