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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October – November 2014

FreakNight 2014 - Halloween Weekend @ WaMu Theater
Oct 30 all-day costume Halloween
United State of Consciousness presents FREAKNIGHT: The Northwest’s 18th Annual Halloween Ritual Returns Friday, October 31st & Saturday, November 1st Friday: Kaskade /// Saturday: Tiesto [...]
BUMP! The NW's Hottest Halloween Party with BenDeLaCreme and Lady Bunny @ Neigbours Nightclub | Seattle | Washington | United States
BUMP! The Northwest’s Hottest Halloween Party returns to Neighbours Nightclub on Thursday, Oct 30. Featuring the lovely and talented BenDeLaCreme, and the talented (and lovely) [...]
Night of The Corpse Reviver @ Tommy Gun
Oct 31 all-day
Whether you count yourself among the undead or favor the company of the living, join us at Tommy Gun this Friday as we celebrate the [...]
Seattle Public Theater Youth Presents LEAR @ Seattle Public Theater
Oct 31 – Nov 8 all-day
Seattle Public Theater Youth Presents LEAR Directed by Shana Bestock At the Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake October 31st to November 8th, 2014 SEATTLE, WA–Seattle [...]
Capitol Hill Construction Hub Public Meeting @ Comet Tavern (entrance off 10th Avenue)
Capitol Hill Construction Hub Public Meeting @ Comet Tavern (entrance off 10th Avenue)
Oct 31 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
The City’s Access Seattle Initiative focuses on reducing cumulative impacts in areas experiencing multiple, simultaneous construction projects, in close proximity—areas identified as Construction Hubs. Capitol [...]
15th Ave E Halloween
Oct 31 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Your neighbors on 15th Avenue East would like to invite you and your family to visit us on your trick-or-treating route from 4pm to 6pm [...]
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 31 @ 8:00 PM Eclectic Theater theater
WINTER HARVEST A world premiere! In the Seattle of 1955 the five year old daughter of an alcoholic politician and his very pregnant Irish Catholic [...]
Wine Weekend at Central Co-op @ Central Co-op
Nov 1 – Nov 2 all-day #capitolhill #capitolhillseattle sale wine
Take 10% off our entire selection of wines, from Washington and beyond, during Wine Weekend! Just in time for holiday get-togethers, for adding a few [...]
The Endless Variety of Italy Wine Tasting @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Nov 1 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Italy never ceases to amaze us with its endless quality and variety. This Saturday we’ve assembled yet another collection of rich, unique and delicious Italian [...]
Dia de los Muertos con Entre Hermanos @ NW African American Museum
Dia de los Muertos con Entre Hermanos @ NW African American Museum | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 1 @ 6:00 PM charity
Dia de los Muertos with Entre Hermanos Join Entre Hermanos for our annual gala event, which this year coincides with the traditional holiday Dia de [...]
Pork Filled Productions present FAST COMPANY @ Theatre Off Jackson
When con games are the family business, watch your back – because it’s not just about the score, it’s about who you can trust! Rated [...]
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre
Winter Harvest @ Eclectic Theatre | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 1 @ 8:00 PM Eclectic Theater theater
WINTER HARVEST A world premiere! In the Seattle of 1955 the five year old daughter of an alcoholic politician and his very pregnant Irish Catholic [...]
Dine Around Seattle
Nov 2 – Nov 30 all-day #drinks deal Food
Dine Around Seattle runs November 2 through November 30. Three course prix-fixe dinner menus are offered for $33, with many offering lunch for $18, Sundays [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 2 @ 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
Nov 2 @ 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 [...]
Monthly Neighborhood Lunch @ The Summit Building
Monthly Neighborhood Lunch @ The Summit Building | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 2 @ 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Wouldn’t it be great to have a place to meet your neighbors. Just once a month? Would you like to get the chance to chat [...]
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 [...]
American Sign Language for Senior Citizens @ Central Area Senior Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
It’s never too late to learn a new skill! Join us every Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm. Visually Speaking is a Deaf owned local [...]
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 [...]
Garfield Theatre presents Anatomy of Gray @ Quincy Jones Performance Center
Garfield Theatre presents Anatomy of Gray @ Quincy Jones Performance Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 6 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CD central district drama GHS Theatre
Garfield HS Theatre presents a Drama Club production of the play Anatomy of Gray, by Jim Leonard, directed by senior Emma Franklin. When her father [...]

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