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posted Friday, July 15, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 28
Northwest News
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SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY SEEKS VOLUNTEER GARDENERS
The Seattle Public Library is seeking volunteers to help maintain attractive grounds at 12 neighborhood branches this summer and fall. Volunteers will weed gardens, rake leaves and pick up litter. Work parties will be scheduled June through October - on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 9 a.m. and noon. For more information, contact Anne Vedella, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at anne.vedella@spl.org or 206-386-4614. Volunteer applications can be downloaded from www.spl.org - select 'Support Your Library' and go to the 'Volunteer Opportunities' page.

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
THROUGH JULY 23 AT ARTS WEST

Through Saturday, July 23, Arts West (4711 California Ave. SW., just south of SW Alaska St.) presents the live stage version of The Rocky Horror Show on Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with late shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 11 p.m. Tickets: $15; $10 for theatre-goers under 25. 206-938-0339; www.ArtsWest.org.

SEATTLE UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE SUMMER SEASON
The Seattle United Soccer League's summer season games on Saturdays through August 27 at Miller Soccer Complex (19th Ave. E. & E. Thomas St.). Games and semi-finals (August 27) at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., with final game (August 27) at 7:30 p.m. http://seattleunitedsl.com.

'BOLLYWOOD PANORAMA' - OUTDOOR FILM SERIES AT VOLUNTEER PARK
On Fridays, July 22, 29, and August 5, at 9:30 p.m., enjoy free outdoor screenings of Bollywood hits at the Volunteer Park amphitheatre (14th Ave. E. & E. Prospect St.), on the lawn across the street from the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Enjoy a performance of sarod and tabla music before showtime. East Indian food trucks will be on site on July 22 and 29. Film titles: 7/15 - Black; 7/22 - Taal, 7/29 - Chandni Bar, 8/5 - The Namesake. Bring a blanket to sit on.

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 - ADAM HASLETT'S UNION ATLANTIC
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Seattle Area Support Groups Community Center (formerly 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 July is Adam Haslett's Union Atlantic - a Lambda award-winning novel.

Failing banks, war crimes, and first love, this novel has it all - a topic utterly relevant to today, an intimate knowledge of banking that bristles with telling details, and an explosive story that's a lot like opening a bottle of Coke that's been throughly shaken.

Seventeen-year-old Nate Fuller, a senior at Finden High, has failed to fill out his college applications and hires as a tutor old Charlotte Graves, a former history teacher who was let go for her outspoken politics. She's about to bring a law suit against the town of Finden for illegally selling land bequeathed to the town's safekeeping by her father. It's been sold to a handsome, thirty-seven-year-old ex-military banking executive who has chopped down the trees to build an obscenely large dream house. When Nate breaks into that dream house and is caught by the young banker, he stumbles into a deadly web of secrets, lies and betrayals.

Compulsively readable, hilarious and heartbreaking, it's a complex morality tale for thinking adults, as timely as yesterday's headlines.

For more information, email nickdimartin@earthlink.net or contact SASG at 206-322-2437.

LEZZBOOK.COM'S DJ SMACKDOWN GALA AT BALTIC ROOM TO BENEFIT THE IT GETS BETTER PROJECT
On Saturday, July 23, from 8 p.m.-2 a.m., at the Baltic Room (1207 Pine St.) join DJs Lisa Pittman, LA Kendall and others for a DJ Smackdown Gala benefitting the It Gets Better Project. With appearances by Rose Garcia and Whitney Mixter from the Real L Word and Jill Bennett and Cathy DeBuono of 'We Have To Stop Now' web series with more to be announced. Plus hot guy dancers and even hotter lady dancers and silent auction. All are welcome. Dress to impress! Tickets: $10-regular, $30-VIP. www.LEZZBOOK.com.

SEATTLE ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION MODEL EXHIBIT - 'TRANSITIONS' JUNE 21-JULY 24
Seattle Architecture Foundation presents their annual model exhibit featuring more than 100 physical architectural models, renderings and digital images, at Pacific Place (600 Pine St.), on the first floor in the former Restoration Hardware retail space. Open Tuesday-Thursday, 1:30-6:30 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, noon-6:30 p.m.; closed Mondays. Free admission, small donation suggested. www.seattlearchitecture.org.

NORTH AMERICAN OUTGAMES
VANCOUVER, BC
JULY 25-31

www.vancouver2011outgames.com

GAY CITY PRESENTS THE MEET MARKET SPEED DATING EVENT
On Tuesday, July 26 from 7-9 p.m. at MOD Pizza (519 Broadway), Gay City presents The Meet Market. This Gay speed dating event will allow single or looking guys to sample 30 different men, and enjoy pizza, soda, and even a glass of wine. Tickets $15. Register by July 19 and be entered to win one of two pairs of tickets to see Katy Perry in concert on July 20 at Key Arena.

Register at gaycity.org.

PUGET SOUND OLOC - PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL GATHERING OF OLD LESBIANS ORGANIZING FOR CHANGE IN TACOMA
JULY 28-31

From Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, July 31, at LaQuinta Inn and Suites (1425 E. 27th St., Tacoma), join Puget Sound OLOC for the Pacific Northwest Regional Gathering of Old Lesbians Organizing for Change with keynote speaker, Lillian Faderman, and Canadian singer-songwriter Lucie Blue Tremblay.

Lillian Faderman is internationally-known scholar of Lesbian history and literature, as well as ethnic history and literature. She is an award-winning author whose books include: She will speak to the gathering's theme: Community, Visibility and Action.

Lucie Blue Tremblay is a Canadian singer-songwriter who made her first U.S. appearance aat the 1985 Michigan Womyn's Music Festival's day stage singing a duet with another local favorite, Canadian singer-songwriter, Ferron. She is known for her Lesbian-themed love songs sung in a sultry blend of French and English. She is also a passionate activist against breast cancer.

For more information and to register, visit www.psoloc.org.

NEW WORLD WAKING BENEFIT PERFORMANCE FOR PFLAG-OLYMPIA
On Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. at South Puget Sound Community College (2011 Mottman Road SW., Olympia), a 'musical insurrection for peace' starring Steve Schalchlin with Josh Anderson aka Saul Tannenbaum, Christina Collins, Lauren O'Neill, and students from the SPSCC will take place to benefit PFLAG-Olympia. With concept, music, and lyrics by award-winning composer Schalchlin, this musical event was first performed by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus at Davis Symphony Hall in San Francisco. It is an ever-evolving theatrical event.

Tickets $20, $10 for SPSCC students and are available at (360) 753-8586 or at tickets.washingtoncenter.org/online/. For more information, visit pflag-olympia.org.

'ROCK & ROLL FANTASY' - THREE DOLLAR BILL OUTDOOR CINEMA AT CAL ANDERSON PARK
Three Dollar Bill Cinema presents 'Rock & Roll Fantasy' outdoor cinema at Cal Anderson Park (11th Ave. & E. Olive St., one block north of E. Pine St.). Unlock your mind and get ready to rock with these fantastic summer movies, full of music and fun! FREE screenings start at dusk. Concessions for sale onsite. Schedule of films: July 29, Xanadu; August 5, Labyrinth; August 12, The Apple; August 19, Footloose. www.threedollarbillcinema.org.

BELLEVUE ARTS MUSEUM ARTS FAIR, BELLEVUE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, AND 2011 6TH STREET FAIR
JULY 29-31

BAM artsfair will be held Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., and Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Bellevue Square (855 106th Ave. NE, Bellevue) and Bellevue Arts Museum (510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue). BAM artsfair is one of the largest, most prestigious art festivals in the Pacific Northwest, featuring over 300 juried artists from around the continent plus live music, performance art, artist demonstratons and delicious food. Free admission to artsfair and the Bellevue Arts Museum. www.bellevuearts.org/fiar/index.html

Bellevue Festival of the Arts will be held Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., along NE 8th St at Bellevue Way, featuring the work of 180 artisans and craftspeople in the Northwest and beyond. www.bellevuefest.org.

2011 6th Street Fair will be held Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., on NE 6th St. in downtown Bellevue next to the Bellevue Galleria (500 106th Ave. N.E., Bellevue), and adjacent to Bellevue Square and Bellevue Arts Museum, featuring the work of 130 artists and craftspeople. www.bellevuedowntown.org/events/sixth_street/

SEATTLE FESTIVAL OF DANCE IMPROVISATION
JULY 31-AUGUST 7

A week of classes, panel discussions, night jams, and performances.

On Thursday and Friday, August 4 and 5, at 8 p.m., at Broadway Performance Hall (1625 Broadway), SFADI presents 'Off the Cuff' - Dance Innovators in Concert. $15/night; $25 both nights. www.brownpapertickets.com

For complete information on the festival, visit www.sfadi.org or call 206-686-SFAD.

GENDER ODYSSEY CONFERENCE AUGUST 5-7
Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender non-conforming people. Packed with thought-provoking workshops, discussion groups, social events and entertainment, this one-of-a-kind annual gathering attracts people from all over the world for an uplifting weekend of skill sharing and community in Seattle. With keynote speakers Chaz Bono, Jana Marcus, Cheryl Kilodavis, Dean Spade and Gene Tagaban. www.genderodyssey.org.

FREE SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK AT VOLUNTEER PARK
On Thursday, August 11, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, August 13, at 7 p.m., GreenStage presents Antony and Cleopatra at the Volunteer Park amphitheater (14th Ave. E. & E. Prospect St.).

On Friday, August 12 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, August 12 at 3 p.m., GreenStage presents The Tempest at the Volunteer Park amphitheater.

For a complete schedule of GreenStage's Shakespeare in the Park performances around Seattle and King County, visit www.greenstage.org.

'17 SWEDISH DESIGNERS' AT NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM
JUNE 3-AUGUST 21

The Nordic Heritage Museum's new exhibit, '17 Swedish Designers,' features the recent work of young, progressive women working in contemporary industrial and interior design. More than 60 examples of high design in the form of furniture, textiles, glass, and ceramics represent innovative development of objects for everyday use. The museum is located at 3014 NW 67th St. and is open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m. $6 general admission with discounts for seniors, college students, children. www.nordicmuseum.org.

'INJUSTICE AT EVERY TURN' - COMPREHENSIVE TRANSGENDER DISCRIMINATION STUDY SHARES TWO PERSONAL STORIES ON 'IN THE LIFE'
http://www.itlmedia.org/html/other/Injustice%20at%20Every%20Turn.html

DEMIAN'S VIDEOS - FREMONT SOLSTICE PARADE'S NAKED BICYCLE RIDERS
2011 - 'Being Shy' - http://vimeo.com/25390586
2010 - 'Body Pain(t)'- http://vimeo.com/25327597

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.

'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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