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.

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Aug 31 all-day Capitol Hill Library
ICE CREAM STORY TIMES AT THE CAPITOL HILL BRANCH AUG. 31 AND SEPT. 2 Families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun as they make and eat ice cream on Monday, Aug. 31 and Wednesday, Sept. 2 at … Continue reading
Aug 31 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Aug 31 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Victrola Coffee & Art
Fossil fuels are warming the planet, oil spills pollute the ocean, and fracking creates tremors. We’ll examine both the scientific and political reasons a movement demanding radical change is necessary to meet human needs and protect the Earth. The readings … Continue reading
Aug 31 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading
Sep 1 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Sep 1 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Sep 1 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
Join us for our six-ish mile all paces run. For Tuesday run, we have a winter route at 5.7 mi and a summer route at 6.3 mi.  The summer route explores the trails of Interlaken and the Arboretum.  The winter … Continue reading
Sep 1 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
Tuesday, September 1, 6:30 – 8pm The Woodland Garden was one of the first gardens developed in the Washington Park Arboretum, with active planting starting in 1937.  Housing one of the largest collections of Japanese maples (Acer palmatum and related species) in … Continue reading
Sep 1 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Washington Park Arboretum
The Woodland Garden was one of the first gardens developed in the Washington Park Arboretum, with active planting starting in 1937. Housing one of the largest collections of Japanese maples (Acer palmatum and related species) in North America, the Woodland … Continue reading
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 1 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading
Sep 2 all-day Capitol Hill Library
ICE CREAM STORY TIMES AT THE CAPITOL HILL BRANCH AUG. 31 AND SEPT. 2 Families are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun as they make and eat ice cream on Monday, Aug. 31 and Wednesday, Sept. 2 at … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 3:00 AM 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
Sep 2 @ 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Miller Playfield Park
New Students: Summer Sessions of Qigong on Capitol Hill (7:30am Mon. & Wed.) and Chen Taiji in the International District (6pm on Mon. & Thurs.) are SPECIALLY DISCOUNTED 1/3 OFF (3 MONTHS FOR THE PRICE OF 2).  Qigong in Miller Park, … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montlake Fuel
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Sep 2 @ 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
Sep 2 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Miller Community Center
Have you always wanted to learn Sign Language? Do you know someone who is Deaf and would like to communicate with them? Beginning Sign Language Class This class is for the student with NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE using sign language. The … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Zhu Dang - Back Room
FEATURING Master Chef Wei-Che Hong 洪維澤 & Chef Shun-Wei Tsao 曹舜為 Enjoy an evening with visiting award-winning Taiwanese chef Wei-Che Hong as he presents the cuisine of Taiwan, which was recently named as the world’s #1 food destination by CNN. … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading
Sep 2 @ 8:00 PM The Hillside Bar
Join us for our monthly Trivia Night at The Hillside Bar. First Wednesday of every month at 8:00pm. For just the measly cost of $3 per person you can show off that big brain of yours. Teams of 1-4 people. … Continue reading
Sep 3 all-day
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Sep 3 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Sep 3 @ 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:TwitterFacebookRedditGoogle
Sep 3 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Sep 3 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading
Sep 4 @ 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
Sep 4 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fisheries Supply
We here at UW Farm are running a farm produce stand this summer, and we’re inviting you to come join us to support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, … Continue reading
Sep 4 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM St. Mary's School Hall
Featuring the music and dancers of Hejira, Don Baragiano band And Sea Star Irish Celtic band When Don Baragiano hears about the plight of his former guitar student Taidja Desalvo, Don decided to add a fundraiser to his Seattle tour. Taidja’s … Continue reading
Sep 5 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Merrill Court Townhouses
Have your cake and gossip too as we visit Seattle’s only residential Landmark District featuring a wealth of upscale, early 20th century architecture. Harvard/Belmont is a veritable portfolio of the finest designers of the day: Charles Platt of New York … Continue reading

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