QUEER YOUTH SPACE
ON CAPITOL HILL
Queer Youth Space is looking for a friendly commercial landlord on Capitol Hill by Monday, May 3rd. In order to demonstrate to the City of Seattle that their project is feasible, they need an agreement with a landlord that states that should the grant be funded, the landlord would be interested in letting them move in and create their new home in December 2010. The space must be on Capitol Hill and must be ADA accessible. Other terms are flexible and they are not looking to sign a lease yet, just to start negotiations.
Do you know any commercial landlords with open spaces? Know anyone that might want to agree to work towards a lease or sublease for their first year? If so, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any leads.
ANOTHER GAY MIXER
& GAYME NIGHT
AT CAFÉ METROPOLITAIN
On Friday, April 30, from 7-10 p.m., or later, Another Gay Social Club and Café Metropolitain present "Another Gay Mixer & Gayme Night" at Café Metropolitain, 1701 E. Olive Way, in the Game Room and Red Room (with possible overflow). Great prices on food and appetizers. Games include pool, foosball, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Twister - or bring your own. If you have a Wii, Rock Band or Guitar Hero, there are large flatscreen TVs available. Don't just "go clubbing" again, do something funerific and geeky! www.meetup.com/Another-Gay-Social-Club/calendar/13162176.
FREE RÉSUMÉ AND
JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS
South Seattle Community College's WorkSource Center is partnering with the Seattle Public Library and the King County Library System to offer résumé and job search workshops. The Seattle Public Library events will be held at the downtown Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Room 4 on Level 4. No registration is required, but seating may be limited. For more information, contact South Seattle Community College WorkSource Center at 206-764-5304 or visit www.southseattle.edu for complete schedule.
IT'S TIME FOR SPRING CLEAN
Spring has arrived and Seattleites are gearing up to take part in the city's longest-running neighborhood cleanup program - Spring Clean. Spring Clean, now in its 24th year, runs from April through May.
Spring Clean activities include painting out graffiti, picking up litter and illegally dumped materials, stenciling storm drains, cleaning school yards, removing invasive plants in planting strips and traffic circles, and planting trees. All projects are conducted on public property.
The City of Seattle supports volunteers with FREE bags, gloves, safety vests, and waste disposal. Spring Clean information, including neighborhood cleanup activities and sign-up packets, is available by calling 206-233-7187 or by visiting www.seattle.gov/util/springclean.
FOR SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE
Registration is underway for the 2010 Seattle Pride Parade and March. The theme this year is "Over the Rainbow - Be Seen, Be Heard, Be There." The event will be held on Sunday, June 27, starting at 11 a.m. on 4th Ave. between Union St. and Denny Way. For complete details, visit www.seattlepride.org.
GAY GAMES VIII
The Cologne Gay Games, July 31-August 7, is seeking volunteers to help with the presentation of the games. Visit the "Take Part" page at www.games-cologne.com for complete details.
CLOSING THIS WEEKEND -
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
AT STONE SOUP THEATRE
Stone Soup Theatre presents an accomplished production of the 10th anniversary edition of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues featuring five new monologues. Performances run Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through May 2. (They've had to cancel the last two weeks of their original extension.) General admission is $16-$20 and $13 for those under 30. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/99179 or by calling 800-838-3006 or 206-633-1883. No one under 10 will be admitted. Stone Soup Theatre is located at 4035 Stone Way N. www.stonesouptheatre.org.
INT'L WORKERS DAY
MARCH AND RALLY
FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
On Saturday, May 1st, join labor union members and social justice activists for a march and rally in support of immigration reform. Gather at Judkin's Park playfield behind St. Mary's Church, 611 20th Ave. S. at 11:30 a.m., rally begins at 12 noon, march steps off at 12:30 p.m.
NOTE: Allyship is organizing a Queer contingent for the march. The Allyship contingent will gather at 11:30 a.m. at 2021 S. Weller St. near Judkins Park.
NATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
FOR TALENTED YOUTH
APRIL 29-MAY 2
The 8th annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival will be held Friday, April 30, through Sunday, May 2, at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St. www.SeattleErotic.org.
The Seattle Erotic Art Festival supports a vibrant creative community, promotes freedom of expression, and fosters sex-positive culture through public celebrations of the arts.
PLANT SALE &
On Saturday, May 1, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, May 2, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., the Master Gardener Foundation of King County presents an edibles and ornamentals marketplace including thousands of tomato plants, veggie starts and herbs plus perennials, shrubs, trees and vines from Master Gardeners and local speciality growers, educational seminars and quick-tips sessions for selecting and growing your best garden yet, bring-a-plant problem diagnosis will help uncover what's ailing your plants (bring a sample in a baggie), advice from 100 Master Gardeners, plus garden art, children's activities, and Zoo Doo. The event will be held at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. All proceeds benefit the King County Master Gardener Foundation. www.kingcountymg.org.
MCC SEATTLE GARAGE SALE
On Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., MCC Seattle hosts their annual Pride garage sale at 5019 2nd Ave. NW.
If you have used furniture and/or household items to donate to the sale, contact Pastor Ray Neal at 206-325-2421 or email email@example.com to arrange for pick-up. www.MCCSeattle.org.
SEATTLE BAMBOO FESTIVAL
On Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Bamboo Society presents the Seattle Bamboo Festival at the Donald Graham Visitors Center, Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Dr. E., featuring bamboo plants, poles, products, seminars, arts and crafts, a rare plant gallery, and local bamboo experts.
Historic Seattle has recently completed restoration of Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave. - one block north of E. Yesler at E. Fir St. Washington Hall was built in 1908 and has hosted noteable civic leaders and performing artists and was also home to On the Boards during its 100 year history. In celebration of the restoration, Historic Seattle will host an evening of celebration and live performances on Saturday, May 1, from 5 p.m.-midnight. On Sunday, May 2, Historic Seattle will host a Community Open House at Washington Hall from 1-4 p.m. Both events are FREE; donations will be welcome. For more information, visit www.historicseattle.org or call 206-622-6952.
RAINBOW CITY BAND -
"SWING FEVER 2010:
PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ"
On Saturday, May 1, at 6 p.m., join Rainbow City Band at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, 515 Madison St., for their 6th annual gala fundraising dinner, musical entertainment, silent and live auction, and swing dancing to the RCB's Purple Passion Swing Band. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased in advance at www.rainbowcityband.com.
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.
SISTERS OF PERPETUAL
GAY MAY DAY
LINGERIE SOIREE -
A BENEFIT FOR
On Saturday, May 1, at 8 p.m., join Lady Chablis at R Place, 619 E. Pine St., for a special Lashes Show with a lingerie theme and special appearances by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Abbey of St. Joan and Aleksa Manila. Lingerie contest, prizes awarded for best lingerie outfits, drink specials and dancing after the show. All proceeds benefit Seattle Counseling Service and their work to stop intimate partner violence. www.seattlecounseling.org.
PRIDE IDOL CONTEST
Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP), producers of the annual Seattle Pride Parade, in association with Esurance, presents Pride Idol 2010, Seattle's talent search contest to find the best vocalists in the area. The contest will be held at R-Place, 619 E. Pine St., door at 7 p.m., contest at 8 p.m. The Pride Idol contest runs every Sunday, May 2 through June 20. Winners will be awarded cash and additional prizes and get to ride on the official Seattle Pride Idol float in the Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday, June 27. For more information, visit www.seattlepride.org, call the Pride office at 206-322-9561 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.emeraldcitysoftball.org for information about the Emerald City Softball Association's Open League for Gay and non-Gay men and women.
Visit www.eteamz.com/womensecsa for information about the Emerald City Softball Association's Women's League for Gay and non-Gay women only.
SEATTLE CENTER FESTÁL -
HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION
On Sunday, May 2, from noon-5 p.m., celebrate Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month with spectacular lion dances, youth drill teams, martial arts, taiko drums and incredible artists from around the state, in Center House. www.seattlecenter.com.
IN THE LIFE TV -
"IT'S ABOUT TIME"
On Sunday, May 2, at midnight, KCTS-TV, Channel 9, broadcasts In the Life TV's May episode, "It's About Time." In this repeat episode, the program explores what it means to grow old as a Gay person in America - how a generation once at the frontlines of establishing the modern LGBT movement finds, in what should be their golden years, new challenges to living life openly Gay. The episode highlights the leaders spearheading a national effort to protect the rights of LGBT senior citizens and care for our elders.
KBTC-TV, Channel 28, will broadcast the show early Wednesday morning, May 5 at 1 a.m.
The program can also be viewed online throughout the month of May at www.inthelifetv.org.
GSBA PRIME TIME EAST
On Tuesday, May 4, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., join Eastside GSBA members and friends for the GSBA's monthly Prime Time East networking social at the Grand Cru Wine Bar, 1020 108th Ave. NE, Suite 100, Bellevue. This complimentary event meets the first Tuesday of each month. Sponsored by the Greater Seattle Business Association, Seattle's LGBT and Allies Chamber of Commerce.
THE ELITE HOSTS
FREE ASL LESSONS
Have you ever wanted to learn basic American Sign Language? If so, you can get some beginning ASL instruction at the Elite, 1520 E. Olive Way. The FREE lessons will be held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the loft.
SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN
BOOK CLUB AT DUNSHEE HOUSE
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave. E. at E. Thomas St. The club is pleased to announce the following title to be discussed in their ongoing reading and discussion series: May - The Satyricon by Petronius (translated by William Arrowsmith), a comic satire of Ancient Rome which follows two Gay young men chasing the boy of their dreams and on which Federico Fellini based one of the greatest films of his career. All GLBTQ folks in the community are welcome to participate in this free book club. The reading list is chosen and the discussion facilitated by Nick DiMartino, published novelist and playwright, currently a book reviewer for ShelfAwareness.com, and a 30-year employee of University Book Store. For more information, email email@example.com or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.
On Wednesday, May 5, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Jewish Family Services, 1601 16th Ave., Dr. G. Dorsey Green will lead a discussion and exploration of ways to keep Lesbian relationships strong and healthy.
Successful Lesbian relationships, like all rewarding relationships, require good communication and the ability to manage differences, disappointments and playfulness. At the same time, female gender roles, homophobia, and expectations about intimacy and sex impact Lesbian relationships in unique ways. Examine these topics and others during a warm and inviting discussion, followed by socializing and desserts.
Whether you are single, partnered, or committed, this workshop will help you explore how you can build a healthier, stronger relationship with a woman you love. Facilitated by Dr. G. Dorsey Green, Lesbian psychologist and co-author of Lesbian Couples: A Guide to Creating Healthy Relationships.
COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC
OFFERS HEALTH CARE NIGHT
FOR LGBTQ COMMUNITY
Spectrum Natural Health at Country Doctor Community Health Clinic, 500 19th Ave. E., offers primary and naturopathic care for the LGBTQ community every Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Providers have been serving the LGBTQ community for many years. Cost is sliding scale - no one turned away for lack of funds. For information and to make an appointment, call 206-299-1600.
& SENSIBLE SHOES -
On Friday, May 7, at 8 p.m., Captain Smartypants presents their spring concert at Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave. Tickets: $20-advance general admission, $25-at the door, $35-premium table seating (limited availability). (Also 5/21.)
On Saturday, May 8, Sensible Shoes performs at Town Hall at 7 p.m., followed by Captain Smartypants at 9 p.m. Tickets: for single performance of either group, see ticket information above; for both shows $35-advance general admission; $40 at the door; $50-premium table seating (limited availability). (Also 5/22.)
206-388-1400, www.captainsmartypants.org, www.sensibleshoes.org.
SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION
On Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Safe Schools Coalition will be hosting an Orientation Training for folks who want to get more involved with the work of the Coalition. This training will provide an overview of the structure, ideology, and services of the Coalition and provide an opportunity to build community amongst Coalition members, leaders, and folks hoping to get newly involved. For more information and to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The training will be held at a Seattle location. www.safeschoolscoalition.org.
SEATTLE CENTER FESTÁL -
SPIRIT OF WEST AFRICA
On Saturday, May 8, from 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m., experience the excitement, richness and beauty of West Africa through live music, dance, art, film, exhibits, a fashion show, a West African marketplace and more. This lively and colorful festival features traditional performances by world-class griot artists - musicians, drummers and dancers long considered the repositories of oral traditions in West Africa - from Senegal, Ghana, Guinea, Benin, Gambia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Liberia. Their presence is essential to all West African celebrations, uniting and strengthening the community with drum and dance and celebrating the rites of passage of its members. In Center House. www.seattlecenter.com.
"A SALUTE TO
DEFIANT PUBLIC WORKERS"
On Saturday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m., the Freedom Socialist Party presents "A Salute to Defiant Public Workers" at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S. A panel of public employees will speak from their experiences fighting to preserve social services, education and the environment in times of privatization and government budget crises. $3 door donation requested. A special Blue-Plate Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. for a $9 donation. For more information: 206-722-2453 or FSPseattle@mindspring.com. Wheelchair accessible.
GAY CITY PRESENTS
On Sunday, May 9, at 2 p.m., Gay City and Three Dollar Bill Cinema present John Water's cult comedy classic, Serial Mom, a hilarious skewering of suburban life, true crime tales, and "family values." Come dressed to compete in Gay City's "Dare to Wear White" fashion show, plus other fun chances to win fabulous prizes. The event will be held at Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave. Tickets: $15 general admission; $12 for members of Three Dollar Bill Cinema. (includes complimentary mimosa). www.gaycity.org; www.threedollarbillcinema.org.
MUSIC OF REMEMBRANCE
SPRING CONCERT -
VEDEM, AN ORATORIO
On Monday, May 10, at 8 p.m., Music of Remembrance (MOR) presents the world premiere of VEDEM, an Oratorio, by Lori Laitman, commissioned by MOR to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day, at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, 3rd & Union.
VEDEM tells the inspiring true story of a group of boys imprisoned in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. As an act of artistic defiance, they published a weekly underground magazine, titled VEDEM (Czech for "In the Lead"). Six of their poems are the basis for the oratorio's arias, woven into librettist David Mason's elegiac libretto detailing the deportation to Terezin and the tragic aftermath. (Four of the six remaining "boys" - now in their 80s - are traveling to Seattle for the event.) Also on the program are Pavel Haas' "String Quartet no. 3" from 1938 and Gerard Schwarz' 2005 "In Memoriam." A pre-concert "Meet the Composer" event will be held at 7:15 p.m. when John Sharify interviews Lori Laitman and David Mason. Tickets are $36. 206-365-7770; www.musicofremembrance.org.
LAMBERT HOUSE DINNER
& CABARET SHOW BENEFIT
AT JULIA'S ON BROADWAY
On Wednesday, May 12, doors at 7:30 p.m., join host Mark "Mom" Finley and Lambert House staff, volunteers and supporters for a dinner banquet and cabaret show by six special guest performers at Julia's on Broadway, Broadway E. & E. Thomas St. Tickets ($30) and event info available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/106804. Proceeds to benefit Lambert House, Greater Seattle's Community Center for GLBTQ Youth, Ages 11-22. www.lamberthouse.org.
THREE DOLLAR BILL
TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL
Three Dollar Bill Cinema's 5th annual Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival, May 13-16, will feature an eclectic mix of short films, documentaries, comedy and compelling dramas showcasing the incredible diversity of Transgender filmmaking.
On Thursday, May 13, at 6:15 p.m.,
Reality TG will be shown at the Capitol Hill Public Library, 425 Harvard Ave. FREE admission.
On Friday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m., Riot Acts, featuring interviews and performances by some of the best and brightest Transgender musicians playing in North America today, will be shown at the Erickson Theatre, 1524 Harvard Ave., followed by the Opening Night party featuring a live music performance by two musicians associated with the film.
On Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, May 16, at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and Saturday only at 9 p.m., films will be shown at the Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. For a complete schedule, visit www.threedollarbillcinema.org.
Tickets: $50 festival pass to get into every screening; $8-single tickets; $6-Three Dollar Bill Cinema member; $5-youth (21 & under) and senior (65 and over) - ID required.
For tickets, visit www.threedollarbillcinema.org.
GAY SKATE PARTY AT
BELLEVUE SKATE KING
On Monday, May 17, from 7-10 p.m., enjoy an evening of roller-skating at Bellevue Skate King, 2301 140th Ave. NE, Bellevue, at this LGBTQ community social event for friends and family. Cost is $10 at the door; $7 under 18 (a portion of proceeds benefit Dunshee House). Regular skate rentals: FREE. Inline skate rentals: $4 or bring your own skates. For more information and directions, call 425-458-4707. Next Gay Skate Party is Monday, June 21. www.GaySkateSeattle.com; email@example.com.
LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE
Lifelong AIDS Alliance's long-running Gay Bingo season continues on Saturday, May 22 with "Blue Hair Gay Bingo" at Fremont Studios, 155 N. 35th St. - doors at 6 p.m., game starts promptly at 7 p.m. Final Gay Bingo of the season on June 19 is "Beach Blanket Gay Bingo." Tickets are $25 and a full bar will be available. Due to Washington State Liquor Control regulations, all guests must be 21 years of age or older.
Visit the Lifelong AIDS Alliance Gay Bingo website at www.gaybingoseattle.com for more information and to buy your tickets. Or contact Gay Bingo at 206-323-0069 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sunday, May 23, Gaysha Starr Productions presents the LaFemme Magnifique Washington Pageant, at Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, entrance in alley between Harvard and Broadway off E. Pike St., door at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m.
The pageant will be hosted by pageant founder and Portland legend Darcelle XV. Competition categories are: Evening Gown, Theme Wear: "The Garden of Eden," Talent Presentation, and Las Vegas Showgirl. Admission is $12 at the door, with partial proceeds to GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) Washington State.
The winner and first runner-up of both LaFemme Magnifique Washington and LaFemme Magnifique PLUS Washington will go to the International Pageant Labor Day Weekend at the Oregon State Convention Center for a $1,000 cash prize, crown, sash, jewelry and the title, in both categories.
For complete information, contact pageant coordinator Gaysha Starr at email@example.com.
LGBT LIBRARY NOW OPEN
The LGBT Library houses a wide range of fiction and non-fiction works of interest to those in the LGBT community and its allies. The Library is located at Gay City's offices, 511 E. Pike St., on the ground floor behind Kaladi Brothers Coffee (just follow the signs). Library hours are Mon-Fri, 2-8 p.m., and Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Items may be borrowed free of charge; however, ID is required. For your convenience, a drop box for returning borrowed items is available next to the front door when the library is closed.
LGBT RESOURCE & REFERRAL LINE
The Resource & Referral Line can connect you to LGBT-friendly resources throughout Puget Sound and beyond. Coming out and just learning what is out there? Visiting and want to know about nightlife options? Interested in drug or alcohol counseling? For these or any other LGBT issues, call 206-323-LGBT. Phone line hours are Mon-Fri, 2-8 p.m., and Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Leave a voice message at all other times and your call will be returned. Alternatively, you can view our resource lists at www.gaycity.org under the resources menu.
GAY CITY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
FOR LGBT LIBRARY AND
RESOURCE & REFERRAL LINE
Gay City Health Project's newest program needs your help! They have taken charge of the 323-LGBT community resource line and need your help to make it successful! Some duties include answering phones, connecting people to resources, updating material for their records, checking out books and reshelving. If you are interested, please contact Susan at 206-388-1707 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"COMMUNITY STORIES" DOCUMENTS
THE CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES
& HEALTH CARE STRUGGLE
AROUND THE AIDS CRISIS
IN SEATTLE IN THE 1980S
The onset of AIDS "was a health crisis, but it was also a civil rights crisis," recalls Carol Sterling, former director of the Chicken Soup Brigade. Produced by the Seattle Channel (Cable Channel 21), "Community Stories" looks back to the 1980s and the start of the AIDS epidemic in Seattle. This history is told through the words of people - including Sterling, City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, Seattle Gay News editor George Bakan and King County AIDS Program Director Bob Wood - who lived and worked on the front lines in the community. Learn about this important history by following this link now: http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=3170902.
SOLDIERS PROJECT NW
OFFERS FREE COUNSELING
FOR VETS/ACTIVE MILITARY
& THEIR LOVES ONES
Soldiers Project NW is a 100% volunteer organization whose purpose is to provide free counseling to those who have served or are serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and to their families and loved ones, including LGBT active military/veterans and their loved ones. Many people choose to receive help directly from the military or the VA. Soldiers Project NW offers an alternative for those who, for whatever reason, do not or cannot utilize those benefits. Soldiers Project NW has put together a list of licensed private practice therapists from Olympia to Bellingham who are willing to see one client (or couple, or family) at no charge, for as long as they need to be seen to deal with any of the stressors that have come from being involved in combat or loving someone who has. For more information, call the Soldiers Project NW's 24-hour phone line, 206-290-1035.
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