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SEE this weeks edition for a list of upcoming PRIDE EVENTS around Washington state and British Columbia. GAY CITY LGBT LIBRARY OUTRATE ONLINE SEAFAIR INDIAN DAYS POW WOW SHINE: A BURLESQUE MUSICAL STRAWBERRY THEATRE THREE DOLLAR BILL SEATTLE ARCHITECTURE UNDER U 4 MEN DAY OF ACTION Q-SQUARED BOOK GROUP SOUNDS OUTSIDE: FUNDRAISER FOR VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE THE ELITE HOSTS GSBA BUSINESS LUNCHEON SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN FREEDOM SOCIALIST DISCUSSION SERIES: "BENEATH OUR SKIN: SOLIDARITY WITH SEX WORKERS COUNTRY DOCTOR GAY CITY UNIVERSITY BELLEVUE ARTSFAIR AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT SEATTLE SHAKESPEARE CO. GREENSTAGE PRESENTS FREE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN OUR WORLD AT WAR WINNERS OF THE 2010 WAY OF THE QIN EXHIBIT LGBT LIBRARY NOW OPEN LGBT RESOURCE GAY CITY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS COMMUNITY STORIES SOLDIERS PROJECT NW
Last Weeks Edition
Through July 31, the Gay City LGBT Library (511 E. Pike St.) is having a membership drive. ID required to sign up for membership to check out up to five books for a month. The library has over 2,000 books in all topics and genres. The Gay City LGBT Library is a member-generated organization and needs you to become a member in order to grow and become a success and staple in the LGBT community.
For more information, call (206) 860-6969 or visit www.gaycity.org.
SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Through July 31, Outrate Online is accepting entries for its fourth Short Film Festival. Entry is free. The festival is a great opportunity for up-and-coming Queer filmmakers to get their work out there. Films selected as finalists screen for the entire two months of the festival. All previous Outrate Online Short Film Festivals have welcomed at least a quarter of a million unique visitors during the run this is great exposure to a worldwide public. The films are viewed and appraised by a judging panel made up of industry professionals.
For more information, visit http://outrate.net.
Starting at noon from Friday, July 16 to Sunday, July 18, at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Discovery Park (3801 W. Government Way) will be the Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow. This year marks both the 40th anniversary of the takeover at Ft. Lawton by Native activists that led to the foundation's founding, and the 25th anniversary of the annual Pow Wow itself. The three-day cultural celebration featuring contest dancing and drumming, Native crafts and traditional foods, and other intertribal exhibitions is one of the largest Native American Pow Wows in the Pacific Northwest. Event schedule: Friday, July 16, 2010: Family Night free admission, salmon bake dinner booth opens for weekend, Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow princess crowned, exhibition dancing in all categories. Saturday, July 17: Contest dancing in all categories, honoring of original Ft. Lawton invaders, coastal tribes exhibition dancing. Sunday, July 18: Bernie Whitebear Mens Traditional Special Contest, Dance contest winners announced.
Admission is $5 and Pow Wow grounds open daily at noon. This is a drug and alcohol free event. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.unitedindians.org.
Through July 18 at Theatre Off Jackson (409 7th Ave. S.), SHINE: A Burlesque Musical will be performed in collaboration with the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Internationally acclaimed comedy cabaret duo The Wet Spots (John Woods and Cass King) will present 12 performances of the recent winner of a Vancouver Ovation Award for Outstanding New Work. SHINEis a tassel-twirling original, full-book musical about an infamous burlesque theatre and the family of talented misfits who try to save it from demolition & or worse, respectability. Performances run through July 18, Thursdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tickets are available now at Brown Paper Tickets, 18+ only, $25 or $45 VIP (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111305).
THE LARAMIE PROJECT
The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman explores the reaction to the murder of Matthew Shepard a Gay student who was tortured and murdered near Laramie, Wyoming in 1998. The play draws on hundreds of interviews conducted by the theatre company (Tectonic Theater Project) with inhabitants of the town, company members own journal entries, and published news reports.
Performances will run through August 7 at 8:30 p.m. at the Erickson Theatre Off-Broadway (1524 Harvard Ave., between E. Pine and E. Pike Sts.) Tickets: $30-general; $100-group of 4; $15 half-price Thursdays in advance through www.brownpapertickets.com; 1-800-838-3006; www.strawshop.org.
OUTDOOR CINEMA PRESENTS
BLONDE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
SUMMER OUTDOOR MOVIES
On Friday, July 16, Three Dollar Bill Cinema presents Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (featuring Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Russell) the first of four fun and FREE movies shown at Cal Anderson Park, 11th Ave. & E. Olive St., this summer, under the stars!
The Legend of Billie Jean will be shown of Friday, July 30, Desperately Seeking Susan will be shown on Friday, August 13, Candleshoe will be shown on Friday, August 27.
All screenings start at dusk around 8:30 p.m. To make your movie going experience complete, concessions will be sold at the screenings.
For more information and to see trailers for the Blonde But Not Forgotten movie series, visit www.threedollarbillcinema.org. Three Dollar Bill Cinema sponsors the annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival in October.
HOLDS OPEN MODEL EXHIBIT
The Seattle Architecture Foundation (1121 First Ave.) presents their annual open model exhibit, Monday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., through July 31. Admission is free.
The design profession has suffered greatly this past year with layoffs, budget cuts and projects put on hold indefinitely. We believe these achieved ideas, projects and dreams deserve to see the light of day.
This years model exhibit, HOPE, is dedicated to all the un-built work waiting for its debut. We may not be able to fix the economy, but we can collectively celebrate what will someday become a part of our built world.
For more information, visit seattlearchitecture.org.
HOSTS UNDERWEAR/ART MASHUP
Local artist Chris Collins will have an exhibit of work done in his signature bubblegum/baroque style at Under U 4 Men (400 Broadway E.) through July 23. Gods and Athletes introduces the characters of classical mythology with a twist. Collins, who is known about town for his stylish commissioned portraits, recruited ripped personal trainers and muscular college athletes to pose for such subjects as Mars, Poseidon, and Apollo. Collins is a New York native, where he honed his style as a freelance paparazzo and painter of tiny watercolor and gold leaf portraits of society children. A portion of any proceeds will be donated to the artist's favorite local non-profit, the Lifelong AIDS Alliance, which is committed to preventing the spread of HIV and to providing practical support services and advocating for those whose lives are affected by HIV and AIDS.
Preview the artist's work at www.theNEWportrait.com.
VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE
On Saturday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Green Lake Bathhouse Theater (7312 W. Green Lake Dr. N.), join members of the community for a voter registration drive. Please bring a clipboard and black ballpoint pens if you can. Simple instructions will be given before you are sent out to register voters. Wear red, white and blue!
On Saturday, July 17, at 1 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Branch Library (425 Harvard Ave. E.), the Q-Squared Book Group will discuss the book My Queer War by James Lord. Larry Kramer stated, My Queer War is magnificent. It is beautifully written, it is very wise, and its a great read. There has never been anything quite like it and it deserves to be come a classic. 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.org.
A CELEBRATION OF ADVENTUROUS MUSIC
On Saturday, July 17, at Cal Anderson Park (1635 11th Ave.), Monktail Creative Music Concern presents Sounds Outside: A Celebration of Adventurous Music & Community. Now in its fifth year, the annual, free to the public, jazz and creative music festival comes to Capitol Hill celebrate the diversity of the local and national music communities and encourage positive use of the centrally located urban park. Since the inception of the festival, organizers have emphasized the importance of the annual event, as Seattle's only free, outdoor, creative music festival, supported entirely by local businesses, foundations and individuals. This year, Sounds Outside touts another exciting line-up: 1 p.m. Non Grata; 2:30 p.m. Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble; 4 p.m. Zubatto Syndicate; 5:30 p.m. Wayne Horvitzp / Sonny Clark Memorial Sextet; 7 p.m. Father Figures (NYC).
For more information, visit www.soundsoutside.com.
QUEER TEEN ENSEMBLE
SCREENING OF WAXIE MOON
On Saturday, July 17, from 6-10 p.m., the Washington Ensemble Theatre, sponsors of the Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre (QTET), will host a fundraiser at the Broadway Performance Hall (1625 Broadway at E. Pine St.) to benefit the growth of Washington Ensemble Theatres QTET program. The evening will feature a reception with the Washington Theatre Ensemble, the QTET team, and the producers of the hit documentary Waxie Moon, along with a silent auction and a screening of Waxie Moon. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at 800-838-3006, at www.brownpapertickets.com, or at the door. All auction sales and donations are tax deductible. www.washingtonensemble.org.
King County residents must be registered to vote by Monday, July 19 in order to vote in the August 17 Primary Election. Residents can register online, through the mail or by visiting the elections office. Those not already registered in Washington can do so after July 19 in person at the elections office through August 9. Details and registration forms are available on the King County Elections website (www.kingcounty.gov/elections). Voters already registered in King County can update their information online in order to ensure their vote is processed efficiently. Voters who have moved or changed names should update their information by July 19. Voters who have already registered in King County but miss the July 19 deadline to update their address can still vote by contacting the elections office at 206-296-VOTE (8683) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
On Wednesday, July 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Columbia Tower Club (7600 Columbia Center, 701 5th Ave.), join the GSBA for their Business Luncheon. At the July Business Tool Kit Luncheon, Washington state insurance commissioner Mike Kreidler will address the impact that the federal insurance legislation will have on small businesses. Come prepared to ask questions on this complicated legislation. Silas Potter, founder/CEO of the regional small business development program, will talk about business development and workshop offered by RSBDP to ensure small businesses meet with success. Event cost is $32 members, $37 non-members, and $32 students.
For information, contact (206) 363-9188 or visit www.thegsba.org.
BOOK CLUB AT DUNSHEE HOUSE
THE POETRY OF WALT WHITMAN
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Dunshee House (303 17th Ave. E. at E. Thomas St.). In July, the club will discuss the poetry of Walt Whitman. 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.
THE LOGIC OF MARXISM
On Wednesday, July 21, from 7-9 p.m. and continuing every Wednesday until September 15 at the Old Firehouse (402 15th Ave. E.), The Logic of Marxism, by socialist scholar George Novack, will be discussed. This book provides an accessible introduction to Marxs dialectical materialism and contrasts it with other political philosophies. Free. Drop-ins welcome. Sponsored by Freedom Socialist Discussion Series.
For information, call 206-722-2453 or visit www.socialism.com/seattle.
A CONVERSATION ON COLORISM AND MIXED-RACE IDENTITIES"
On Thursday, July 22, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Seattle Young People's Project (2820 E. Cherry St.), take part in Beneath Our Skin: A Conversation on Colorism and Mixed-Race Identities. How do mixed-race folks talk about their experiences of privilege and oppression? How do we support relationships of solidarity between light-skinned and dark-skinned people of color? As a multi-racial, majority youth of color organization, questions of skin color, colorism, and multi-racial identities are always a hot topic at Seattle Young People's Project. Join us as we explore these complex and salient issues and their personal and political underpinnings with a group OF community guests. Community guests include DeAnn Alcantara, Jenn Bowman, and Yecelica Valdivia.
On Thursday, July 22, at 7 p.m. at Lifelong AIDS Alliance in the Annex (Administrative Building, 1161 11th Ave.), join a panel discussion expressing solidarity with sex workers. In this economic recession, women and other marginalized communities find work in the sex industry to support themselves and their families. There are a million reasons why women and other communities work in the sex industry. Historically femmes have worked in the sex industry, some for economic survival others chose the profession as an avenue to explore sexual empowerment. Currently, there is a disproportionate percentage of Trans women represented in the sex industry due to Transphobia in other workforces. The discussion will include a former erotic dancer from the Lusty Lady, Tamara Dover, who got fired frOR organizing as a worker at the Lusty Lady and won her job back. We'll hear from the National Asian American Women's Forum (Seattle Chapter) on human trafficking in the Pacific Northwest, as well as a report back from Debbie Carlsen, Allyship, on sex worker organizing from other parts of the country and, lastly, we'll hear some amazing spoken word from a recent Lusty Lady erotic dancer.
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.
Gay City is seeking engaging individuals to teach engaging, informative and diverse classes to community members during our day-long event. This is an opportunity to teach a class to Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender men on the subject of your choice. No prior teaching experience is necessary, just be passionate and knowledgeable about what youre teaching. Classes range in size from 10 to 30 students, and are 75 minutes long, with limited instructor spots. In addition to this day event, course proposals will also be considered for Gay City University Night School, which happens a few times a month. Courses can be accepted for both, and if you are chosen for GCU Night School, it is a one-night event. Instructors will be selected by a volunteer committee. Individuals interested in offering a course at Gay City University should visit www.gaycity.org to fill out the proposal form. Proposal forms are also available at the Gay City Health Project (511 E. Pike St.). Proposals may be e-mailed (Jordan@gaycity.org), snail-mailed (511 E. Pike St., Seattle, 98122), faxed (206-860-0195) or dropped off not later than 5 p.m. on Friday, July 23.
From Friday, July 23 to Sunday, July 25 (Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.) at the Bellevue Arts Museum (510 Bellevue Way N.E.) and Bellevue Square, the Bellevue Arts Museum artsfair will once again turn downtown Bellevue into a hub for art lovers and shoppers. BAM artsfair features 325 select artists from across the nation. One hundred artists will be exhibiting for the first time. All artists have been chosen by a jury of art professionals to ensure the continued quality and stature of BAM artsfair. Bellevue Arts Museum is committed to providing free access to the arts. A wide range of free educational and community programs are held in conjunction with BAM artsfair, including kidsfair, artist demonstrations and new this year the Sound & Movement Stage. Live music and free admission to the Museum's galleries make BAM artsfair a true family event that is not to be missed.
For more information, visit www.bellevuearts.org/fair.
On Monday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodland Park Zoo's North Meadow (5500 Phinney Ave. N.), celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Featured will be a proclamation from the governor's office and the Seattle mayor's office, Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata and other speakers, entertainment (comedian Al Foxx and a selection of local musicians with disabilities), and over 30 booths with disability resource information. Three awards will be presented at the celebration: The White Ribbon Award to a business or individual that has increased community access for people with disabilities, the Steve Johnston award to an outstanding member of the media who has positively impacted the lives of people with disabilities, and the Robert A. Blumenthal Scholarship to a high school senior or college freshman. Students apply for the scholarship by submitting an essay on the impact of the ADA on their life. Free tickets are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-545-7055. Tickets gain access to the event and to the zoo.
For more information, visit www.disabilitypride.org.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
Through August 1, Seattle Shakespeare Co. and Wooden O perform Shakespeares Much Ado About Nothing and Othello in Seattle and King County parks. All performances are free.
Othello will be performed at Seattle Center on Sunday, August 1 at 6 p.m. Much Ado About Nothing will be performed at Seattle Center on Sunday, August 1 at 2 p.m. For a complete schedule of performances, visit www.seattleshakespeare.org.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
Through August 14, GreenStage will perform Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It in Seattle at Seattle and King County parks. All performances are free.
Romeo and Juliet will be performed at Volunteer Park on Thursday, August 12 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, August 14 at 7 p.m. As You Like It will be performed at Volunteer Park on Friday, August 13 at 7 p.m., Saturday, August 14 at 2 p.m. For a complete schedule of performances, visit www.greenstage.org.
OFFERS FREE TREES
Community members can get free trees for their neighborhood through the Tree Fund, a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. It is an easy way for residents to beautify their neighborhood and help the environment while connecting with their neighbors. Groups of neighbors from at least five households living on a street or block can request from 10 to 40 trees per project. In addition, every participating household can have a fruit tree for their own yard. Information on how to organize your neighborhood, the selections of trees, as well as the application form, can be found at www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/treefund.htm. Deadline for applications is August 16.
FOR BOYZ IN THE WOODS
LABOR DAY WEEKEND CAMP
AT SEATTLE CENTER
HIGHLIGHTS RED CROSS
Poignant images documenting the consequences of war are the focus of Our World at War: Photojournalism Beyond the Front Lines, hosted by the American Red Cross Serving King & Kitsap Counties and Seattle Center Productions, and presented by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), VII Photo Agency, and the Newseum of Washington, DC. In conjunction with this exhibit, the American Red Cross Servicing King & Kitsap Counties will present a series of public events that will take a closer look at violence and refugee issues, and how they affect the Greater Seattle metropolitan area.
The photo exhibit runs through Sunday, August 15, at the Seattle Centers Harrison Street Gallery, located upstairs in the Center House. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The show is FREE to the public.
ON DISPLAY AT BURKE MUSEUM
Through September 5, the Burke Museum (UW Campus, NE 45th St. & 17th Ave. NE) will display more than 75 images from the 2010 International Conservation Photography Awards founded by Art Wolfe, a Seattle native and well-known nature photographer and published author.
The museum is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Admission is $9.50-general, $7.50-senior, $6 student/youth. First Thursdays are FREE. www.burkemuseum.org.
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.
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 Citys 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.
& 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.
FOR LGBT LIBRARY AND
RESOURCE & REFERRAL LINE
Gay City Health Projects 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.
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.
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 NWs 24-hour phone line, 206-290-1035.
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SEE this weeks edition for a list of upcoming PRIDE EVENTS around Washington state and British Columbia.
GAY CITY LGBT LIBRARY
SEAFAIR INDIAN DAYS POW WOW
SHINE: A BURLESQUE MUSICAL
THREE DOLLAR BILL
UNDER U 4 MEN
DAY OF ACTION
Q-SQUARED BOOK GROUP
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
THE ELITE HOSTS
GSBA BUSINESS LUNCHEON
SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN
FREEDOM SOCIALIST DISCUSSION SERIES:
"BENEATH OUR SKIN:
SOLIDARITY WITH SEX WORKERS
GAY CITY UNIVERSITY
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
SEATTLE SHAKESPEARE CO.
GREENSTAGE PRESENTS FREE
SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
OUR WORLD AT WAR
WINNERS OF THE 2010
WAY OF THE QIN EXHIBIT
LGBT LIBRARY NOW OPEN
GAY CITY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
SOLDIERS PROJECT NW