KEXP CONCERTS AT THE MURAL
On Fridays, August 20 and 27, from 6-8 p.m., discover great music at the Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheatre at KEXP and Seattle Center’s FREE Concerts at the Mural summer concert series.
For more information, visit http://www.seattlecenter.com.
OFFERS FREE CLASSES
On Fridays, August 20 and 27, at 7:15 p.m., Rain Country Dance Association will offer weekly west coast swing dance lessons for the GLBTQ community, at The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave. at E. Pine St.). This one-month series will teach new dancers the fundamentals of this fun and flirty dance style, followed by chances to practice during “Cuff Country” Fridays. The series is free (though tips are welcome) and open to all, regardless of gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, body type, and skill level, and no partner is required. Lessons from each week will build on moves taught during the previous session. Some weeks will also feature the opportunity to learn a line dance or basic two-step.
More details are available at www.raincountrydance.org.
THANK GLAAD IT’S FRIDAY
On Friday, August 20, from 7-9 p.m., Thank GLAAD It’s Friday will hold its second Seattle event at Purr Cocktail Lounge (1518 11th Ave.). TGIF passes are $35 and $50 and grant you access to the event. TGIF is a national networking event series for young LGBT professionals and straight allies, featuring ABSOLUT Vodka. TGIF events include hosted ABSOLUT Vodka cocktails, one-year GLAAD memberships, special guest hosts and nightly prize drawings as well as the opportunity to network and meet with like-minded professionals. Purchase a TGIF Series Pass to help GLAAD amplify the voices within our community and see for yourself why so many people love to “Thank GLAAD It’s Friday!”
For more information, visit www.glaad.org/events.
NUBIAN PRIDE WEEKEND
From August 20 through 22, celebrations will be held for the first annual Nubian Pride Weekend.
On Friday, August 20, from noon-6 p.m., there will be an all-ages beach party at Madrona Park (853 Lake Washington Blvd.). It will be followed by the Kickoff Party at 9 p.m. at Vibe Bar and Grill (226 1st Ave S, Kent). $5 cover, 21+.
On Saturday, August 21, at 1 p.m. at Volunteer park (1247 15th Ave. E.), there will be an all-ages BBQ and Water Fight. This will be followed by the Nubian Pride Celebration at 8 p.m. at Cafe Metropolitan (1701 E Olive Way). $5 cover, 21+.
On Sunday August 22, at 6 p.m., there will be a Gospel Showdown at Cafe Metropolitan (1701 E. Olive Way).
Q-SQUARED BOOK GROUP
On Saturday, August 21, at 1 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Branch Library (425 Harvard Ave. E.), the Q-Squared Book Group will discuss the book Allan Stein by Matthew Stadler. In his review of the book, Edmund White states, “Stadler demonstrates that he is among the handful of first-rate young American novelists, one with a wide reach and a quirky, elegant pen.” 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.
GAY CITY VOL. 3
On Saturday, August 21, at 7 p.m. at Elliot Bay Books Co. (1521 10th Ave.), Gay City Vol. 3: Re-Pulped will have its launch party. Local contributing authors will read excerpts of their work. The event is open to the public.
EMERALD CITY MCC SEATTLE
38TH ANNIVERSARY SERVICE
On Sunday, August 22, at 11 a.m. at University Temple United Methodist Church (1415 NE 43rd St.), join the 38th anniversary celebraton of Emerald City MCC Seattle. Pastor Ray Neal will preach and Associate Pastor Michelle Carmody will consecrate communion. Gil Gordon, a well-known member of POZ Seattle, will sing the special music. Gil is a founding member of Emerald City MCC Seattle. A free salad luncheon will follow worship. Emerald City MCC Seattle is the oldest LGBT congregation in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, founded by Gay and Lesbian persons for the Queer community. ECMCCS continues to focus its ministry on the spiritual needs of Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Bisexual people and their straight supporters. With many open, affirming, and welcoming churches in the Seattle area, ECMCCS still believes that many Queer persons want a safe place to worship where they will not be confronted by the exclusionary beliefs of the fundamentalist religious right which traditionally rejects sexual minorities.
FREEDOM SOCIALIST PARTY
On Monday, August 23, from 6-9 p.m. upstairs at Café Allegro (4214 University Way NE), the Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women will hold their first weekly discussion of Solidarity Divided, co-authored by black labor leader Bill Fletcher Jr. and Chicano unionist Fernando Gapasin. The book provides a candid examination of the crisis in organized labor and a bold plan to integrate unions into the broader social justice movement. Drop-ins welcome.
For information or rides, call 206-722-2453 or visit www.socialism.com/seattle.
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.
COMES TO SEATTLE CINEMA
Running Wednesdays through September 29, Columbia City Cinema will be screening current productions from famous European opera houses (and London’s Globe Theatre). The productions will be shown at 4 p.m. ($15) and 7 p.m. ($20) each Wednesday at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.).
For more information, visit www.seedseattle.org/seedarts/rvcc/rvcc_index.html.
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.). All GLBTQ folks in the community are welcome to participate in this FREE book club. The book for August is Mark Doty’s Dog Years. If your reaction is anything like Nick DiMartino’s, you’ll be roaring with laughter and red-eyed from crying throughout this little torpedo to the heart. 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, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.
THE LOGIC OF MARXISM
On Wednesdays through September 15 at the Old Firehouse (402 15th Ave. E.) from 7-9 p.m., The Logic of Marxism, by socialist scholar George Novack, will be discussed. This book provides an accessible introduction to Marx’s 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.
On Wednesday, August 25, at 7 p.m., a Queer Performance Workshop will be held at Pidgeon von Tramp’s place in south Seattle.
The workshop will cover the beginner’s guide to the politics of performing femininity and masculinity, the politics of humor, the politics of appropriating other cultures (how not to), facial hair, make-up, costuming, character development, solo numbers, group numbers, how to conceptualize a number, music and how to put it all together. This first workshop will give an overview of all these topics. The workshop will continue to meet and go further into these topics for those who would like to perform. Pidgeon and Ladypop have designed a group piece to be performed in a September 30 show at Re-bar called Superheroes Are So Gay.
Space is limited. Please RSVP for details and directions at email@example.com.
LGBT SENIOR CARE PROVIDERS
COMMUNITY HAPPY HOUR
On Thursday, August 26 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Aljoya Thornton Place (450 NE 100th St.), join the NW LGBT Senior Care Providers Network Community Happy Hour. The aging process is difficult for everyone, but for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) seniors the perception of availability for resource and understanding amongst senior care providers can be very frustrating, in many cases resulting in forcing LGBT seniors to conceal who they are, often leading to a decrease in quality of life. It has become clear that there is a need for healthcare providers who wish to outreach and care for LGBT seniors to tighten their communication bridge, and work together to provide a better quality of care for the LGBT seniors of Washington state.
For questions about the NWLGBT senior care providers, please contact David Haack at (206)-849-3511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EDEN GARDEN PARTY
BENEFITS GAY CITY
On Thursday, August 26 from 6-8 p.m. at a private home of James Smiley and Tony Lanphear in Seattle’s Blueridge neighborhood, the Gay City Health Project fundraiser “Eden” will be held. Indulge in original sin with Adam and Steve in the garden, take in views of Puget Sound, and enjoy hors d’ouevres and cocktails. Bid on forbidden fruits in the silent auction and take your chances with the infamous flower boys and their Eden raffle.
RSVP required. E-mail Jordan@gaycity.org or call (206) 388-1703.
A TASTE OF SQUARE DANCING
On Thursday, August 26, from 7-9 p.m. at St Andrews Episcopal Church (111 NE 80th St.), Puddletown Squares will host A Taste of Square Dancing, with caller Gaylen Suave on the 18th and caller Ross Lopton on the 26th. This is an opportunity for anyone remotely interested in square dancing to come and give the Puddletown Squares a try for free, and learn a number of calls. High-energy callers and fun music. Dress is casual, and you don’t need a partner.
For more information, visit www.puddletownsquares.com.
On Friday, August 27, from 6-9 p.m. at The Lobby Bar in Seattle (916 E. Pike St.), the Palm Spring Cocktail Challenge will be held. Palm Springs, America’s Gay oasis, is seeking the best bartenders in eight Gay clubs nationwide, including Seattle. Palm Springs is challenging bartenders to stir, mix, and shake up some poolside cocktails for its inaugural “Palm Springs Cocktail Challenge.” In addition, the Desert Gay Tourism Guild will be distributing summer travel deals and promotions. A winner will be selected from each city and brought to Palm Springs to compete in a cocktail challenge finale on September 12, 2010 at 5 p.m. at AZUL/Georgie’s Alibi. Seattle’s newest LGBT lounge, The Lobby Seattle, will be the venue for bartenders to compete and create three signature drinks (cocktail; signature and martinis); and will be evaluated on taste, presentation and name. The bartenders will also be judging on looks and attire, as well as presentation and audience participation. Contestants will receive bonus points if “Palm” or “Springs” is in the name or recipe of the signature drinks. Club attendees can also win a six-day, five-night vacation for two people to Palm Springs.
For event information, visit www.PalmSpringsCocktails.com.
FOR MY WIFE… SCREENING
AND DVD RELEASE PARTY –
On Friday, August 27, beginning at 8:30 p.m. at The Vashon Theater (17723 Vashon Highway SW), join Marriage Equality activist Charlene Strong and Sen. Joe McDermott for a Vashon Island screening of the award-winning documentary film for my wife... and see the updated version of the film. A reception with the filmmakers precedes the screening, followed by an after-party at The Hardware Store. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., the screening begins at 7:30 p.m., and the after-party begins at 8:30 p.m.
Screening $10, tickets at the box office.
THREE DOLLAR BILL
OUTDOOR CINEMA PRESENTS
“BLONDE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN”
SUMMER OUTDOOR MOVIES
On Friday, August 27, Three Dollar Bill Cinema presents Candleshoe – a fun and FREE movie shown at Cal Anderson Park, 11th Ave. & E. Olive St., this summer, under the stars! The screening will start at dusk – around 9:15-9:30 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.
HAIR & HEELS
On Saturday, August 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., join the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle at the C.C. Attle’s parking lot (1501 E. Madison St.) for the Hair & Heels Car Wash. Proceeds will benefit the Court of Seattle Scholarship Fund. Suggested donation $10.
FESTAL: TIBET FEST
On Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Center House and Fisher Pavilion (Seattle Center), Seattle Center Festál presents Tibet Fest. Symbolic masks, arts and crafts, sand mandala demonstrations by Tibetan monks, children’s activities and traditional foods, along with prayer flags and expert speakers, illuminate the culture’s foundation in Buddhism. H.H Sakya Dakchen Rinpoche, head of Sakya Sect, will bless the opening ceremony. Seattle Center Director Robert Nellams will welcome guests and Tibetan artists from Minnesota will present Tashi Shoepla - a good luck dance performed with colorful masks and dresses. The dance has been presented since the time of the fifth Dalai Lama, in 1642. Tibet Fest features Tibet’s best-known R&B singer, Phurbu T. Namgral, along with several traditional dance troupes and singers. The two-day festival also offers “Narrative Glimpses of Tibet” exploring the Tibetan government in exile and the rights and responsibilities of women in Tibet, and workshops on community circle dances.
For more information on this cultural series and other Seattle Center programming, visit www.seattlecenter.com/festal or call 206 684-7200.
BIG-ASS RUMMAGE SALE
On Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church (500 Broadway E.), the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will hold their annual rummage sale. Sift through an eclectic collection of clothing, shoes, electronics, odds and ends. Sharpen your haggling skills, but don’t expect to get something for nothing – the Sisters are pros when it comes to separating you from your money, especially when it all goes to fantastic charitable organizations through the Sisters Charity Grant Fund.
OUT IN FRONT
OUT in Front Seattle is now accepting online applications for the Class of 2011. The program starts in October. If you or someone you know is interested in attending this nationally recognized leadership program, please view our website and application at http://www.outinfrontseattle.org. Applications are due before August 31.
OUT in Front is committed to fostering the development of “effective, engaged, and passionate leaders in order to build a thriving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community.” In addition to becoming more active members of the regional community, skills and expertise gained through the program help participants be more self-confident, as well as effective employees and advocates for a variety of local, regional, and national causes. In order to assure a diverse cohort, we are particularly interested in seeking applications from women, employees employed by government agencies and local businesses, members of communities of color and local religious organizations. The average age of participants is roughly 31, with an age range between 22 and 45. Previous classes have included ethnic diversity and balanced representation from private, business, and nonprofit sectors.
If you have questions about the program, please call at 206-325-4595. Thank you.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
FOR BOYZ IN THE WOODS
LABOR DAY WEEKEND CAMP
FOR MY WIFE… SCREENING
AND DVD RELEASE PARTY –
On Wednesday, September 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at The Jewelbox Theater (2322 2nd Ave.), join Marriage Equality activist Charlene Strong for a Seattle screening of the award-winning documentary film for my wife... and see the updated version of the film. A reception with the filmmakers precedes the screening, followed by an after-party at the Rendezvous. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., the screening begins at 7:30 p.m., and the after-party begins at 8:30 p.m.
RSVP: Advance purchase through PayPal required. Screening $10, screening with special Rendezvous Café burger dinner $20.
To order tickets, e-mail RSVP to: email@example.com.
WINNERS OF THE 2010
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.
Register by September 8 to take part in the Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse’s Fall 2010 Relationship Skills Class. Topics include identifying cultural norms and personal values, accountability, naming and setting boundaries, strengthening support networks, and more! This class is open to Bisexual people and their friends and loved ones, Trans people and their friends and loved ones, other LGBTQ people, and all people regardless of relationship status or history. Suggested donation $90, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Scholarships and trades available.
For more information, accessibility questions, or to register, contact Yecelica at 206-568-7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may subscribe to the list by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
“WAY OF THE QIN” EXHIBIT
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.
& 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.
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.