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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November – December 2014

Dine Around Seattle
Nov 2 – Nov 29 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 [...]
Pratt Fine Arts Center Holiday Art Sale @ Pratt Print/2D Studios
Nov 21 @ 11:00 AM – Nov 30 @ 7:00 PM
Pratt Fine Arts Center’s annual Holiday Art Sale showcases an exceptional selection of art and unique gifts made by our extended community of artists working [...]
Thanksgiving at Jimmy's on Broadway @ Jimmy's on Broadway
Nov 27 @ 11:00 AM
Jimmy’s On Broadway will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner along side their already great regular menu! Turkey feast starts at 11am! Call us for [...]
Thanksgiving Feast Tribute  to Native Americans @ New Freeway Hall | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 27 @ 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM Thanksgiving
Celebrate the contributions of this hemisphere’s first people and share a home-cooked roast turkey feast with all the fixings. Relax after dinner with board games, [...]
Holidays in Seattle @ Westlake Park
Holidays in Seattle  @ Westlake Park  | Seattle | Washington | United States
Nov 28 all-day Holiday
Holiday spirit and seasonal festivities return to Westlake Park in Downtown Seattle beginning on Nov. 28 with the opening of the Alaska Airlines Winter Village, [...]
Shop the Hill 2014 @ Across the Hill
Shop the Hill 2014 @ Across the Hill
Nov 28 – Nov 30 all-day
http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/shopthehill/ Shoppers will receive deep discounts and great giveaways at local retailers on Friday, November 28th through Sunday, November 30th. Find what makes Capitol Hill [...]
Capitol Hill Construction Hub Public Meeting @ Comet Tavern (entrance off 10th Avenue)
Capitol Hill Construction Hub Public Meeting @ Comet Tavern (entrance off 10th Avenue)
Nov 28 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 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 [...]
Indies First @ Elliott Bay Book Co.
Indies First @ Elliott Bay Book Co.
Nov 29 @ 10:00 AM
Last year, in response to a call from Sherman Alexie, writers around the country took turns as booksellers in independent bookstores everywhere–including at many Seattle [...]
2014 Seattle Marathon
Nov 30 all-day
The course starts near Seattle Center at 5th and Harrison, next to the Experience Music Project. Entrants will travel through downtown streets, along the shores [...]
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 30 @ 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 30 @ 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 [...]
THE SEATTLE COLLECTIVE - Seattle's Independent Creative Market @ Melrose Market Studios
Nov 30 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
THE SEATTLE COLLECTIVE is an independent, creative market supporting local business, artists, designers and studios. Local Businesses include: Ampersand as Apostrophe- BDR Studio – Blk [...]
Love-In II @ Calamus Auditorium @ Gay City Health Project
Love-In II @ Calamus Auditorium @ Gay City Health Project
Dec 1 @ 6:00 PM
An evening of spoken word, poetry, and drag to honor World AIDS Day. Related
Women’s Kung Fu: Beginner Series Classes @ Seven Star Women's Kung Fu | Seattle | Washington | United States
Dec 2 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Want to learn self defense? Curious about martial arts? Interested in joining a welcoming community of women who love to have fun? Our Beginner’s Cycle [...]
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 [...]
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Trivia Night!  @ Central Cinema
Dec 3 @ 6:00 PM – Dec 10 @ 8:15 PM Buffy the vampire slayer central cinema Map Theatre trivia night
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Trivia Night! TWO NIGHTS!!!!!! (same questions both nights) December 3rd and December 10th ————————————————- Sharpen your Mr Pointys (or your teeth) [...]
Seattle University Christmas Tree Lighting @ Student Center, Lemiuex Library, McGoldrick Learning Commons Plaza
Seattle University Christmas Tree Lighting @ Student Center, Lemiuex Library, McGoldrick Learning Commons Plaza
Dec 3 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Don’t miss Seattle University’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting! Join the Seattle University community as we gather to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season. A [...]
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 [...]
Weekly Thursday Meditation Groups 9:30 A and 6:30 PM @ Meditate Seattle Studio
1/2 hr silent meditation. no experience required. Arrival a few minutes early if you need instructions. Related

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