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 2014

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 [...]
Community Bible Study @ The Summit Building
Community Bible Study @ The Summit Building
Oct 1 @ 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
“First Things First: A Study of the First 11 Chapters of Genesis” These dramatic stories are an effort at giving shape to the big questions [...]
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 [...]
Trivia Night @ The Hillside Bar
Trivia Night @ The Hillside Bar
Oct 1 @ 8:00 PM trivia trivia night
Hillside Bar Trivia Night happens, 8pm, Wednesday, Oct 1st. $3 per person. Teams 1-4 people. 1st place team gets all the money. Last place gets [...]
Jubilee Women's Center 17th Annual Benefit Breakfast @ Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Oct 2 @ 7:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Join us in supporting women in our community on their transformational journeys from homelessness and poverty. Since 1983, Jubilee Women’s Center has supported women experiencing [...]
Dylan Betz at Trichome: Opening Party @ Trichome
This month we will be featuring Dylan Betz’s show “Drastic Contrast” consisting of meticulously drawn ink portraits of hip hop music icons. We’ll be spinning [...]
Alice's Anthem: an original electro-cabaret @ Richard Hugo House | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 2 @ 7:30 PM cabaret theater
This show is a highly interactive psychedelic experience and much different from other adaptations inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Dark, independent, and ferociously adolescent [...]
SIFF Cinema Egyptian Opening Weekend @ Egyptian Theater
Oct 3 – Oct 5 all-day movie siff
The theatre kicks off with an opening weekend (October 3 – 5) of community screenings featuring the biggest movie hits in the history of the [...]
Alice's Anthem: an original electro-cabaret @ Richard Hugo House | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 3 @ 7:30 PM cabaret theater
This show is a highly interactive psychedelic experience and much different from other adaptations inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Dark, independent, and ferociously adolescent [...]
Montlake Neighborhood Yard Sale @ Over 40 locations throughout Montlake Neighborhood
Montlake Neighborhood Yard Sale @ Over 40 locations throughout Montlake Neighborhood
Oct 4 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Montlake Community presents its second annual Fall Yard Sale. Shoppers are welcome from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. at many sale locations around the neighborhood [...]
New Waterfront Festival @ Waterfront Park
New Waterfront Festival @ Waterfront Park
The New Waterfront Festival is a free, collaborative event made possible by City of Seattle entities, non-profit organizations, Waterfront businesses, and the independent community of [...]
Alice's Anthem: an original electro-cabaret @ Richard Hugo House | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 4 @ 7:30 PM cabaret theater
This show is a highly interactive psychedelic experience and much different from other adaptations inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Dark, independent, and ferociously adolescent [...]
Showgirls of Beast Island! @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater
Showgirls of Beast Island! @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 4 @ 8:00 PM – Oct 5 @ 9:30 PM b movies Burlesque horror nerdlesque Nightlife Queer theater
Unnatural Redhead Productions proudly presents Showgirls of Beast Island! A full-length, badly lipsynced, live burlesque B movie! All of the thrills, spurious nudity, and cheesy [...]
Seattle Polish Film Festival @ NWFF (10/5-10/9) SIFF (10/9-10/19)
Seattle Polish Film Festival @ NWFF (10/5-10/9) SIFF (10/9-10/19)
Oct 5 – Oct 19 all-day Tags (optional)
The 22nd Annual Seattle Polish Film Festival – October 5-19, 2014 The festival starts Sunday, October 5th at Northwest Film Forum with a run of [...]
Blessing of the Animals at St. Mark's @ St. Mark's Cathedral
Oct 5 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
St. Francis Sunday and the Blessing of the Animals Sunday, October 5, 8 am , 9 am, 11 am services On the first Sunday in [...]
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market
Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market @ Capitol Hill Broadway Farmers Market | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 5 @ 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 [...]
FIELD DAY @ Rival Fitness
FIELD DAY @ Rival Fitness
Join us for boot camp workouts on our indoor field (Rival-style of course) for some high-intensity training to work on speed, agility, and strength. FIT [...]
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants
Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting. @ Madrona Wine Merchants | Seattle | Washington | United States
Oct 5 @ 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 [...]
Turn the Light On @ Green Lake Park (East Entrance)
Turn the Light On @ Green Lake Park (East Entrance)
Oct 5 @ 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Free community event to raise awareness and support healing for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Live music: indie pop band Julia Massey & the [...]
The Art of Politics and the Politics of Queer Part II @ Velocity Founders Theater
Oct 5 @ 6:00 PM
Jody Kuehner, aka “huge-haired, worship-worthy” Cherdonna Shinatra, and celebrated desiger Mark Mitchell share their work, discussing the queer politics of art-making. Join the conversation over [...]

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