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On Saturday, March 15, at 2:30 p.m., at the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park, 14th Ave. & E. Prospect St., Music of Remembrance presents "For A Look or a Touch," a Pulitzer Prize-nominated theatrical song cycle commemorating the love and tragic separation of two young, Gay German lovers during the Holocaust, one of whom perished in Auschwitz. Admission to the concert is free. www.musicofremembrance.org.

On Saturday, March 15, doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m, at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S. Alaska St., Pigeon Says Productions presents "Femmetasia!," featuring Bitches with Barrettes, an amazing Boston-based hooping duo; The Von Foxies, the Miss Exotic World Pageants current reigning Best Troupe; as well as burlesque by: Miss Indigo Blue, Chica Boom, Ginger Snapz, Honeysuckle Hype, Kitty Boobalah Rose, and Lydia McLane; music The Naked Folksinger, the red hot mamas, and Come Say Hello; spoken word by Lady K and LaNell Guiste; aerials by Tamara the Trapeze Lady; drag by Ernie Von Schmaltz and Sir La Muse; and hosted by Maggie. Come one, come all! See all manners of amusements... Tickets: $15-door; $12 advance at brownpapertickets.com.

Ile LaiLai's Deep Healing Program will be presenting four Medicine Circles this year. These are community-centered group healing circles held in the Greater Seattle area to resolve problems, release blockages, and receive healing with the multidimensional levels of your existence. Hearts are healed, minds are cleansed of confusion, love for self is increased, and lives are changed. If you are ready to make some changes in your life with the sacred medicine of African spirituality, this is the time and place for you to do so. The circles will be held on Sundays, March 16, June 8, September 21, and December 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. These are alcohol, drug, and pet free events for people 18 years of age or older. All participants are encouraged to wear white, comfortable clothing including headwraps/head coverings. Suggested donation: $24-$40 for one circle or $86-$150 for all for circles. Space is limited. RSVP is required. To reserve a space for yourself, email rootwomin@gmail.com with RSVP in the subject line. Include your name, address, and telephone number in the email. Work scholarships are available. If you are interested in a work scholarship, please send a brief note describing why you'd like to attend and why you are unable to make the suggested donation along with your name, address, and telephone number to iya@ilelailai.org. Sponsored by The Forces of Nature Metaphysical and Spiritual Center, www.fonspiritualcenter.org.

On Sunday, March 16, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., University Baptist Church, 4554 12th Ave. NE, will host "Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine: What We Have Learned from the New Era of War & Occupation and What Are the Prospects for Building an Effective Anti-war Movement." In the week of March 15-22 hundreds of cities across the world will take to the streets demanding an end to U.S. aggression and sanctions on Iran and an immediate end to the Iraq war. This marks five years since the U.S. began its war on this Middle Eastern country. The U.S./U.K. war on Iraq has already killed at least 1.2 million Iraqis. The threat by the government of the United States of war against the people of Iran looms ahead. As part of world-wide actions, on Sunday, March 16, peace and social justice activists from Canada and the United States are gathering in Seattle for an international conference. War against the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Palestine will be discussed. The conference will also include discussion about domestic attacks against people at home including refugees, immigrants and social justice activists.

Nearly $5.5 million will be available for HIV/AIDS care services in King County in 2009 and 2010. Starting next week, the Seattle HIV/AIDS Planning Council will begin the process of deciding what types of services will be funded with the Ryan White Treatment Modernization Act, Part A funds. A committee of the Planning Council comprised of consumers and service providers will use data from a variety of sources, including an assessment of need which surveyed over 500 consumers and 100 providers, to determine funding levels of services. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meetings and join in the discussions. Meetings will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on seven Mondays. Meetings scheduled for March 17, 24, 31, April 7, and May 5, will be held at 2100 24th Ave. S. Meetings schedule for April 21 and 28, will be held at 401 5th Ave, Room 121. After the approval of the funding plan by the full Planning Council, interested parties will have 30 days to provide comments. The Seattle HIV/AIDS Planning Council is the local decision-making body that determines how federal funds will be awarded for HIV/AIDS care service delivery in King County. For more information on the Seattle HIV/AIDS Planning Council, visit: www.metrokc.gov/health/apu/pc. If you have questions about this funding process, contact Jesse Chipps at 206-205-5511 or jesse.chipps@kingcounty.gov.

Allyship, a multi-generational LGBTQ group that encourages solidarity between local Queer communities and efforts that promote economic justice, racial justice, and other social justice work, invites all LGBTQ community members and allies who are interested in organizing a Queer contingent for the upcoming May Day March for Immigrant Rights, to participate in a planning meeting on Monday, March 17. Meet & Greet at 6:00 p.m., meeting begins at 6:15 p.m. The March's lead sponsor, Comite Pro-Amnistia General y Justicia, will be featured at the meeting. For more information on the location, contact allyship@yahoo.com or Debbie at 206-930-6668 or Sarah at 206-328-4037 or go to www.myspace.com/allyship.

On Wednesday, March 19, starting at 7:00 p.m., at The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave., the Seattle Leather Daddy's will be holding a sale of used leathers, gear, porn ... to benefit the Leather Archives and Museum. The annual Leather Tag Sale is a chance for everyone to clean out their closets and toy drawers of stuff that doesn't fit or never gets worn any more. It's also a great opportunity to pick up used leather, gear, etc. at a bargain price. If you have items to donate, you can drop them off at The Cuff to Daddy Jeff's attention or email Jeff at lthrdaddy@aol.com to make other arrangements. If you have a large amount of leathers/gear that you are unable to donate, tables will be available to sell your stuff, they just ask that 10% of sales be donated to the sale beneficiary. The sale will be part of the Community Leather Social being held at The Cuff this evening.

On Wednesday, March 19, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at West Seattle's Tibbets United Methodist Church, SW Andover St. and 41st Ave. SW, Puddletown Squares presents a "Taste of Square Dancing" with internationally renowned caller, Mike DeSisto. The "Taste of Square Dancing" is Puddletown's event to introduce potential dancers to the fun of Modern Western Square Dancing. No experience is necessary, singles and couples are both welcome, dress is casual attire.

Modern West Square Dancing is nothing like the square dancing most people remember from grade school. With Puddletown it is upbeat and energetic without a single hay-bale in sight. Square dancing is fun for all ages and is a great alternative to the bars for the LGBT community. It is a highly social activity, one of the few where Gay men, Lesbians, Bi, Trans, and straight people all join hands (literally) to dance. The first night of lessons is often the first time many dancers see people who are about to become life long friends.

Puddletown Squares holds its "Taste of Square Dancing" events right before the next cycle of lessons begins, so if attendees fall in love with Square Dancing like the members of Puddletown all have, they can jump right in and join the fun! Lessons begin March 26 and 27.

For additional information, contact Troy Johnson at puddletownpres@speakeasy.net. www.puddletowndancers.org. Puddletown Squares is a Gay and Lesbian Modern Western Square Dance (MWSD) club open to everyone. They sponsor classes, dances, and tape-dancing for the MWSD Mainstream through the Advanced programs and have been a vibrant part of Seattle's LGBT community for over 25 years.

On Thursday, March 20, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Grand Hyatt Seattle, 721 Pine St., explore the world of Gay & Lesbian travel. Meet LGBT-friendly travel industry representatives from around the world at this exciting event and begin dreaming and making plans for a memorable vacation. Free admission. www.gaytravelexpo.com.

On Friday, March 21, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Capitol Hill Library Conference Room, 425 Harvard Ave. E., the Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse is hosting a free Network Natural Helper workshop for folks who want to support LGBT youth in their communities and the work they are already doing. You do not have to work specifically with Queer youth to be a part of this workshop.

This workshop will be an interactive 3 hour session and is perfect for folks who want to be engaging with other youth workers, share their skills and knowledge and/or continue to learn and grow around working with LGBT and questioning youth around violence and healthy relationship skills.

If you're interested in being a Network Natural Helper (even if you're not sure if you can make the training) please get in touch with Shannon at 206-568-7777.

On Saturday, March 22, at 8:00 p.m., the Rainbow City Band presents their "Broadway Baby" spring concert at the Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway (at E. Pine St.) Tickets are $15/$10. The Rainbow City Band will reprise their concert on Saturday, April 5, 4:00 p.m., at the Heiner Center Auditorium, 237 W. Kellogg Rd., in Bellingham. (Tickets through Bellingham PFLAG.) The Rainbow City Band is a non-audition community band consisting of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and straight members from all around the Puget Sound area. About 60 musicians belong to the band, which divides its musical year into concert (fall through mid-spring) and marching (mid-spring through summer) seasons. They also have a swing band, Purple Passion, that plays throughout the year. For more information, call 866-841-9139 ext 2126 or visit www.rainbowcityband.com.

The Seattle City Council is accepting applications from individuals interested in being appointed to the Council's Police Accountability Review Board. The Office of Professional Accountability Review Board independently reviews the quality of the police department's misconduct complaint handling and investigation process as reflected in closed OPA cases and advises the Council on policies and procedures that would improve the process. Two of the appointed positions are for two-year terms; the third position is for a one-year term. The time commitment varies based on the number of cases under review; the current Board meets at least four hours each month (two meetings each month). Board members receive a $400 monthly stipend. Applications should include a resume and cover letter which explains how the individual meets the required qualifications and why they want to serve on the review board. Applicants should include three references and their contact information. Applications are due March 28, 2008, by 5:00 p.m. Applications may be mailed to Councilmember Tim Burgess, Chair, Public Safety, Human Services, and Education Committee, Seattle City Council, PO Box 34025, Seattle 98124-4025; email to tim.burgess@seattle.gov; or faxed to 206-684-8587. If faxing, please note on cover sheet that the materials are to be delivered to Councilmember Tim Burgess. For additional information, call Councilmember Tim Burgess' office, 206-684-8806.

On Saturday, March 29, at 8:00 p.m., enjoy a performance of Prelude to a Kiss by Gay playwright Craig Lucas, at the Theatre Off Jackson, 409 7th Ave. S. (at S. Jackson St.) with a special reception following the performance, with proceeds benefiting Lambert House and Gay City Health Project. Benefit tickets are $20 each. Go to: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/25980 and select the March 29 performance date and click "Begin Order." Type "Frontrunners" in the "Discount Code" field. Click "Show Additional Prices" and order your tickets. ($1.49 will be added per ticket for Internet service fee.) Online orders can be picked up at will-call at the theatre the night of the event. If you cannot attend on the 29th, you may purchase benefit $20 ticket vouchers in advance for any other performance by emailing Linda Baker at lindabak@hotmail.com.

Seattle's Gay community goes back to school this spring! Gay City University (GCU) returns for its fourteenth session on May 17. Gay City Health Project is seeking instructors to teach engaging, informative, and diverse classes to community members during this day-long event. Individuals interested in offering a course at Gay City University should visit www.gaycity.org to download a course proposal form. Proposal forms are also available at the Gay City Health Project Wellness Center, 511 E. Pike St. GCU instructors will be selected by a volunteer committee. Proposals may be emailed, snail-mailed, faxed or dropped off, and MUST ARRIVE at Gay City no later than Friday, March 21, by 5:00 p.m.

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