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.
Visit www.emeraldcitysoftball.org for information about the Emerald City Softball Association's Open League for Gay and non-Gay men and women. Sundays through June 20.
Visit www.eteamz.com/womensecsa for information about the Emerald City Softball Association's Women's League for Gay and non-Gay women only. Sundays through June 20.
THREE DOLLAR BILL
TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL
THROUGH MAY 16
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 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.
CD FORUM'S CREATION PROJECT SHOWCASE
On Friday/Saturday, May 14/May 15, at 8 p.m., the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas will showcase the culmination of its year-long new works and professional development program at Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.). The CREATION Project Showcase represents the breadth and excellence of local contemporary performing arts. Tickets are $15 general, $10 student/senior.
For more information, visit www.cdforum.org.
JUST US GIRL RIDERZ
CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN BIKERS
On Saturday, May 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Just Us Girl RiderZ (JUGRZ) will hold a conference for women who wish to hone their mechanic skills at Des Moines Masonic Lodge #245 (2208 S. 223rd St., Des Moines, WA). Women will be invited to share and learn alongside fellow women riders from the Northwest and beyond. There will be opportunities for hands-on use of tools and equipment.
For more information, visit www.jugrz.com.
WALLINGFORD YARD SALE TOUR
On Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., tour the yard sales of Wallingford to benefit John Stanford International School. Pick up a map and start the tour at 4401 2nd Ave. N.E. or 2200 N. 38 St.
FRIENDSHIP THROUGH FLOWERS
On Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ikebana International Seattle Chapter 19 will present its 51st annual ikebana Japanese style flower arranging exhibition at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park (1400 East Prospect). Demonstrations will be held both days at 1 and 2 p.m.
For additional information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
SEATTLE CHEESE FESTIVAL
On Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Seattle's annual Cheese Festival will be held at Pike Place Market (1st and Pike). Come enjoy a variety of local and exotic cheeses, attend a seminar, or have a glass of wine in the wine garden.
For a full schedule, visit www.seattlecheesefestival.com.
Q-SQUARED BOOK GROUP
On Saturday, May 15, at 1 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Library (425 Harvard Ave. E.), the Q-Squared Book Group will discuss the novel Salvation Army by Abdellah Taia. In his introduction, Edmund White says, "Abdellah Taia is a brilliant young Moroccan living in France. In this novel, appropriately, he talks about his first contacts with Europeans. We learn about the traditional Moroccan family, about Swiss sex tourists, about the Salvation Army in Geneva, about his first burgeoning of desire in a young Arab, about family and carnal love." Q-Squared Book Group is open to men who are interested in Gay literature and always welcomes new members.
For more information, visit www.qsquared.com.
Experience the Gay and Lesbian event of the season at 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, with "Hush" at the Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom (I-90 E., Exit 27 / I-90 W., Exit 31). Original Glam presents a night of glamour, fantasy, magic, male and female go-go dancers, DJs, and a performance by recording artist Vanessa Thompson. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 the night of the event.
For more information, visit www.hushpride.com.
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 Pride Idol contest runs every Sunday through June 20. The contest will be held at R-Place, 619 E. Pine St., door at 7 p.m., contest at 8 p.m.
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.
UW QUEER FILM FESTIVAL
From May 17 until May 21, the University of Washington will show a collection of some of their favorite Queer movies at Allen Auditorium in the Allen Library (UW Campus). The movies that will be shown are: May 17, 2:30 p.m., Boys Don't Cry; May 18, 7 p.m., Margaret Cho stand-up and Saving Face; May 19, 6:30 p.m., Ellen DeGeneres stand-up and For the Bible Tells Me So; May 20, 7 p.m., A Single Man; May 21, 1 p.m., Wanda Sykes stand-up and The Times of Harvey Milk. Food and drink is welcome. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
SYTTENDE GAY 2010
On Monday, May 17, Kwanchai presents Syttende Gay 2010, a celebration of ScandiGayvians and friends, from 5-8 p.m. at the BalMar cocktail lounge (5449 Ballard Ave. N.W.). The event coincides with the Norwegian Constitution Day Parade (Norsk Nasjonaldag Paraden) at 6 p.m. A $7 VIP pass provides access to an upper VIP level with a panoramic view of the parade, as well as 10% off food and cocktails. Proceeds raised will go toward Journey Home, a Solid Ground program which provides long-term case management, transitional housing, and permanent housing placement assistance for homeless families with children throughout King County.
For more information, visit www.kwanchai.net.
THE ELITE HOSTS FREE ASL LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS
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.
GAY CITY HEALTH PROJECT'S
GCU NIGHT SCHOOL: SPACE CREATED
On Wednesday, May 19, from 6:30-8 p.m., meet at Gay City (511 E. Pike St.) for a special class on how to become more organized and meet those space challenges. Need to create more space in your closet for more spring fashion? Can't seem to find your keys and wallet? Join Thomas Glass for GSU Night School's Space Created.
SURVIVING THE RECESSION
WITH THE FREEDOM SOCIALIST PARTY
On Wednesday, May 19, from 7-9 p.m., the Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women presents a "Surviving the Recession" discussion circle at the Old Firehouse (402 15th Ave. E.). The discussion will continue every Wednesday through June 30 and covers the nuts and bolts of how capitalism works (and why it doesn't any more), as well as ideas for mobilizing against layoffs, furloughs, and budget cuts. The first session will feature Megan Cornish, author of A Marxist Looks at Capitalism's Meltdown.
For more information, visit www.socialism.com/seattle.
PURR BARTENDER AUCTION
The bidding begins at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, for Purr's Third Annual Bartender Auction. Come to Purr (1518 11th Ave.) and bid on a date with your favorite bartender. Hosted by Latrina Bidet.
COUNTRY DOCTOR 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.
3RD ANNUAL DRAG NIGHT
AT SOUTH SEATTLE
On Thursday, May 20, from 7-9 p.m., the SSCC Brockney Student Center (6000 16th Ave. SW) hosts a FREE evening of drag performance in conjunction with the school's 20th Annual Rainbow Festival, May 18-20.
SEXUALITY IN PERFORMANCE:
A DOUBLE STANDARD?
On Friday, May 21, from noon-1:30 p.m., Washington Lawyers for the Arts will present "Sexuality in Performance in Seattle: A Double Standard?" at Little Red Studio (400 Dexter Ave. N.). Washington state has some of the most stringent laws in the U.S. governing sexuality in performance, especially in establishments that sell liquor. In this presentation, Will Wright provides a brief overview of the constitutional issues implicated by these laws and summarizes the administrative licensing and review process. Registration fee is $45 for attorneys and paralegals, $20 for artists and students. A boxed lunch will be provided for those who register by May 19. Register at www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/3042, or call 800-838-3006.
GSBA SCHOLARSHIP FUND
CELEBRATES 20 YEARS
On Friday, May 21, from 5:30-9:30 p.m., the Greater Seattle Business Association will hold their 20th annual Scholarship Awards Dinner at the Hyatt at Olive 8 (1635 8th Ave.). Emceed by Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark, it will be a night to celebrate students, both the newest scholars and scholars from the past. It will also be an evening to recognize the GSBA's Scholarship Fund founders, who had the vision 20 years ago to create the first LGBT scholarship program in the U.S. Every student who attends the dinner is a guest of GSBA. Whether or not you are able to attend the dinner, please partner with GSBA to host a student. Donate the cost of a dinner - $100 - or support several students and their guests to be recognized as a Scholarship Dinner Host on the night of the event. Please consider a gift to the GSBA Scholarship Fund as an investment in tomorrow's leaders.
Register online at thegsba.org, or call (206) 363-9188.
SHIFT GAYME NIGHT
On Friday, May 21, Gay City hosts GAYme night from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at Dunshee house, 303 17th Ave. E.
& SENSIBLE SHOES -
On Friday, May 21, 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).
On Saturday, May 22, 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).
206-388-1400, www.captainsmartypants.org, www.sensibleshoes.org.
CHCC CLEANS UP
On Saturday, May 22, The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce and 12 local businesses will combine their efforts to clean up Capitol Hill, starting in Cal Anderson Park (11th Ave. and E. Howell St.) at 10 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to meet up for breakfast snacks at the Volcano in Cal Anderson Park before a presentation by Ed Murray and Sally Bagshaw, after which groups will clean different blocks of the Pike/Pine corridor. Pizza and ice cream will be served after an hour or two of cleaning. This event has been growing each year, and 100+ are expected to attend.
For more information, visit www.caphillchamber.org.
2010 SHANGHAI EXPO
On Saturday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Seattle Center Festál will host A Glimpse of China - Chinese Culture and Arts Festival at Center House (305 Harrison St.). The festival showcases the unique traditional art and culture of China through visual and performing arts, gift booths, and exhibitions. The one-day schedule includes Chinese music, dance, Wushu performances, works by nationally acclaimed artists, seminars, and interactive activities.
For more information and a full schedule of events, visit www.seattlecenter.com.
SEATTLE OUT PROTEST RALLY
AT WESTLAKE PARK TO PASS
THE FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT
NON-DISCRIMINATION ACT AND
REPEAL DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL
On Saturday, May 22, from noon-2 p.m., attend a rally at Westlake Park (4th Ave. & Pine St.) organized by Seattle Out Protest in support of passing the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act and repealing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
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
Q-SQUARED MEN FUNDRAISER
Sunday, May 23, is your last chance to win 7 nights' lodging (one bedroom standard lodging) anywhere in the world (subject to availability). (Does not include meals or airfare.) Choose the location from thousands of properties at www.rci.com. The opening bid is $600. All proceeds go to CAMP operations and scholarships.
Questions, bids, and counterbids are to be submitted to email@example.com and must be received by May 23.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A CELEBRATION OF
On Thursday, May 27, from 6-9 p.m., Masins and Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) present Glam 5, a night of fashion, furnishings, and fabulous jewels, with hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and wine, luxury silent auctions, and music by DJ Wendall. Reservations required, RSVP by May 21 to attend. $25 minimum suggested donation at the door. Dress is glam.
For more information call (206) 763-8885 or visit diffa.org/seattle.
DIVERSE HARMONY'S NEW MUSICAL:
BEST FRIENDS FOREVER
On Friday, May 28, and Saturday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m., Diverse Harmony will perform their new musical, Best Friends Forever, at Seattle First Baptist Church (1111 Harvard Ave.). Diverse Harmony is a musically creative social connection in the greater Seattle area designed to nurture friendships, promote musical abilities, and provide a safe place where youth can be accepted for who they are. www.diverseharmony.com.
"WAY OF THE QIN" EXHIBIT
SHOWCASES CHINESE PHILOSOPHY
The current exhibit at the Taoist Studies Institute (225 N. 70th St.) features over 50 items illustrating Chinese culture and philosophy. Accompanying the exhibit will be a rich array of educational public programs, as well as related items available for sale. The Qin, commonly known as the Guqin, is an ancient zither which has been played in China for over 2,000 years. The "Way of the Qin" exhibit will be accompanied by an array of public programs focusing on Taoist and Chinese culture, as well as Guqin concerts and workshops.
The exhibit runs Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. through October 24. For more information, visit www.taoiststudiesinstitute.org.
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 email@example.com.
"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.
GAY SKATE PARTY AT
BELLEVUE SKATE KING
NEW MONTHLY DATE
On Wednesday, June 9, 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. www.GaySkateSeattle.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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