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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Sep 18 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
End of Day presents a selection of portrait and landscape paintings by American artists from the Frye Art Museum’s permanent collection. Spanning the period between the Civil War and First World War, the images oscillate between an embrace of progress and … Continue reading
Sep 18 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
A Partnership for Youth exhibition, Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animationshowcases the results of an eight-week workshop for teens led by teaching artists from Reel Grrls, during which students develop, animate, and edit their own stop-motion film projects.Share:TweetEmailPrint
Sep 18 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Toyin Ojih Odutola’s drawings, paintings, and prints question physical and sociopolitical identities as they pertain to skin color. This suite of three lithographs, recently acquired for the Frye Art Museum’s collection, demonstrates Odutola’s signature approach to portraiture, in which the … Continue reading
Sep 18 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Chophouse Row
Chophouse Row is getting ready to host a weekly farmers market in its courtyard running every Wednesday night from 4 to 8 pm, year-round, rain or shine with the first market scheduled for November 2, 2016. Organized and curated by … Continue reading
Sep 18 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Eat Local
Learn baking and cooking techniques using honey as a natural sweetener. Take home two sweet treats and recipes from the course. Start by learning to mix and roll sticky seed buns that you can take home to bake. Then you’ll … Continue reading
Sep 19 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM The SweatBox Loft
Find the softer side of your flow practice with Slow Flow in The SweatBox Loft. In Slow Flow, we’ll intentionally weave together traditional postures. This class will be unheated and very beginner friendly (aka- no Chaturangas!) Slow your practice down … Continue reading
Sep 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
End of Day presents a selection of portrait and landscape paintings by American artists from the Frye Art Museum’s permanent collection. Spanning the period between the Civil War and First World War, the images oscillate between an embrace of progress and … Continue reading
Sep 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
A Partnership for Youth exhibition, Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animationshowcases the results of an eight-week workshop for teens led by teaching artists from Reel Grrls, during which students develop, animate, and edit their own stop-motion film projects.Share:TweetEmailPrint
Sep 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Toyin Ojih Odutola’s drawings, paintings, and prints question physical and sociopolitical identities as they pertain to skin color. This suite of three lithographs, recently acquired for the Frye Art Museum’s collection, demonstrates Odutola’s signature approach to portraiture, in which the … Continue reading
Sep 19 @ 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM The SweatBox Yoga Loft
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with asanas (poses), that are held for longer periods of time-five minutes or more per pose is typical. Yin, which is not a heated class, is a great pairing with a more … Continue reading
Sep 19 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM New Freeway Hall
This gathering has something for everyone who aspires to resist Trump and the whole exploitative system. Learn from an Iranian feminist about the real-life impact of Trump’s Muslim travel ban on women and workers. Hear updates on organizing the Remember … Continue reading
Sep 19 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Frye Art Museum
This series invites Native American and First Nations women artists and curators living and working in the United States and Canada to highlight their individual practices and share their experience as knowledge producers in the contemporary art world. The speakers … Continue reading
Sep 19 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM 12th Ave Arts
In 17th century Rome, painter Artemisia Gentileschi must fight for everything—her place at the easel, her father’s respect, credit for her visionary work. But in the aftermath of rape, she must fight for her truth, buoyed by her shared experience … Continue reading
Sep 19 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Town Hall Seattle
Join Seattle Arts & Lectures for an evening with internationally beloved poet Naomi Shihab Nye. Nye’s latest collection, The Tiny Journalist, is inspired by seven-year-old Janna Tamimi, the “Youngest Journalist in Palestine,” who captured videos of anti-occupation protests with her mother’s … Continue reading
Sep 19 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM 18th & Union
A woman inherits a brooding estate and she journeys through its many rooms, uncovering her family’s dark secrets. Like all houses in tales such as these, it has a history and there are more than skeletons in the closet. We … Continue reading
Sep 19 @ 8:00 PM – 11:45 PM Highline
Das Ich Oberer Totpunkt 2 Libras Dj’s SAVAK Omega Brain Zero2NickShare:TweetEmailPrint
Sep 20 @ 9:00 AM Cal Anderson
Youth around the world have been striking for their right to a healthy future, and they are calling on all of us to join them. That’s why on Sept. 20, we will be walking out of our schools, workplaces and … Continue reading
Sep 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
End of Day presents a selection of portrait and landscape paintings by American artists from the Frye Art Museum’s permanent collection. Spanning the period between the Civil War and First World War, the images oscillate between an embrace of progress and … Continue reading
Sep 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
A Partnership for Youth exhibition, Frame of Mind: Storytelling Through Animationshowcases the results of an eight-week workshop for teens led by teaching artists from Reel Grrls, during which students develop, animate, and edit their own stop-motion film projects.Share:TweetEmailPrint
Sep 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Toyin Ojih Odutola’s drawings, paintings, and prints question physical and sociopolitical identities as they pertain to skin color. This suite of three lithographs, recently acquired for the Frye Art Museum’s collection, demonstrates Odutola’s signature approach to portraiture, in which the … Continue reading
Sep 20 @ 1:00 PM Stumptown Coffee
Stop by for our Public Tastings each Friday. Reservations recommended: stumptowntastings.eventbrite.comShare:TweetEmailPrint
Sep 20 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Central Co-op
Join Central Co-op every Friday for a spirited Adult Beverage Tasting! Every week we highlight a different aspect of our selection: wines from Washington and the world, Fair Trade imports, holiday libations, local craft beers, ciders, meads and more. Free … Continue reading
Sep 20 @ 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA
For decades, the YMCA was the heart of Seattle’s Central District and an important part of the community’s vibrant music scene. As teenagers, Quincy Jones and Ray Charles were amongst a host of other amazing musicians, played for our legendary … Continue reading
Sep 20 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM 12th Ave Arts
In 17th century Rome, painter Artemisia Gentileschi must fight for everything—her place at the easel, her father’s respect, credit for her visionary work. But in the aftermath of rape, she must fight for her truth, buoyed by her shared experience … Continue reading
Sep 20 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Frye Art Museum
Please join us to celebrate the opening of the Frye Art Museum’s latest exhibitions: Dress Codes: Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson Pierre Leguillon: Arbus Bonus Unsettling Femininity: Selections from the Frye Art Museum Collection Enjoy a preview of the exhibitions … Continue reading
Sep 20 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM 18th & Union
A woman inherits a brooding estate and she journeys through its many rooms, uncovering her family’s dark secrets. Like all houses in tales such as these, it has a history and there are more than skeletons in the closet. We … Continue reading
Sep 21 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM SR 520 Montlake Project Information Center
To make it easier to stay involved and get information, the contractor for the SR 520 Montlake Project, Graham, is opening a Montlake Project Information Center to the community. Come celebrate the grand opening of the Information Center with us, … Continue reading
Sep 21 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Melrose Market
Bring your kitchen knives or camp knives or scissors or anything that you have that has a dull edge to Melrose Market on Saturday and have them hand sharpened while you wait or drop them off for pickup later the … Continue reading
Sep 21 @ 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Quantum Martial Arts
This class is open to kids 6-12. Beginners may start at any time. Taught by our most experienced kid teacher, Mr. Schomberg, mini martial artists develop confidence, strength and leadership skills in our community based school. $80 per month includes … Continue reading
Sep 21 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Clothing is both a highly personal and socially constructed system of communication: a signifying point of contact between individual identities and collective attitudes, customs, and trends. Dress Codes brings together the work of two artists who perform acts of translation in relation … Continue reading
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