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posted Friday, August 19, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 33
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SASG RUMMAGE SALE
AUGUST 20-21/b>
On Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., SASG (Seattle Area Support Groups and Community Center), is holding a mega rummage sale in their front yard (303 17th Ave. E.). Check it out! And support this important community institution!

POCAAN'S COURTYARD SALE & CHICKEN FUNDRAISER/b>
On Saturday, August 27, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., POCAAN (1609 19th Ave. at E. Pine St.) will be holding a sale of men's clothing, women's clothing, household supplies and office supplies. On Saturday, August 27, from noon-7 p.m., POCAAN will also be holding a chicken dinner fundraiser, featuring individual lunches/dinners to go, with fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, roll, and pie or cake. Cost for lunches/dinners is $8 if prepaid in advance, or $10 day of. For more information, please contact Autry Bell at 206-322-7061.

All proceeds from the Courtyard Sale and Chicken Dinner Fundraiser will support POCAAN's National Recovery Month Celebration.

POCAAN (People of Color Against AIDS Network) is a multi-cultural AIDS prevention organization created in response to the devastating impact that HIV/AIDS has had and continues to have on communities of color in Washington state. POCAAN brings people of color together across differences of race, gender, class and sexual orientation to achieve its mission. POCAAN is committed to develop, implement and promote comprehensive multicultural HIV/AIDS prevention models that are effective and responsive to the evolving needs of communities of color. POCAAN seeks to remove the barriers created by sexism, racism and homophobia, which limit our abilities to access health care services and educational risk reduction messages concerning AIDS. www.pocaan.org.

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.

'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: August 19, Footloose. www.threedollarbillcinema.org.

MEMORIAL RETROSPECTIVE FOR ROBERT THURMAN ART/NOT TERMINAL GALLERY FOUNDING MEMBER THROUGH AUGUST 31
Through August 31, the Robert Thurman Memorial Retrospective will be held in the Subterranean Space at Art/Not Terminal Gallery (2045 Westlake Ave. at Lenora St. and 8th Ave.). Paintings on canvas, sculptures in bronze, and sketchbooks will display the wide range of style and content covered by the late Robert Thurman, a vocal supporter of Gay rights and one of the gallery's founding members. When Robert came out in 1989 and was later diagnosed with AIDS, his attention shifted away from the gallery and from showing his work, though he continued to paint and fill nearly a thousand sketchbooks with pen and ink. Many who knew Bob didn't know he was an artist, and few who did had seen his work. A photo of him and some of his work can be viewed on his artist's page on the gallery's website, www.antgallery.org. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 1-6 p.m., Sunday 1:30-5 p.m., and also during the Belltown Art Walk, 8/18, 6-10 p.m. Admission is FREE.

SEATTLE HEMPFEST
AUGUST 19-21

Seattle's Hempfest is held the third weekend in August each year. This year's Hempfest will be held Friday 8/19, from noon-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8/20 and 8/21, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., at Centennial Park (formerly Elliott Bay Park) (north entrance), Myrtle Edwards Park, and Olympic Sculpture Park (south entrance). To beat the crowds, use the north entrance by crossing the Amgen Pedestrian Bridge off W. Prospect St. Seattle Hempfest features five stages of world-class music, and is the largest gathering of speakers on Hemp and Marijuana policy reform in the world. www.hempfest.org.

'rePRODUCTION!' - A BURLESQUE BENEFIT FOR NARAL PRO-CHOICE WASHINGTON
On Friday, August 19, at 8 p.m., at Theatre Off Jackson (409 7th Ave. S.), attend 'rePRODUCTION!,' a variety show featuring burlesque, belly dance, puppeteering, and aerial performances in support of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington. Keep abreast of challenges to reproductive rights with Bella Bijoux, Evilyn Sin Claire, Heidi Von Haught, Iva Handfull, Jenny Penny, Randi Rascal, The Shanghai Pearl, Sylvester Stiffbreeze, Tiny Reedlet's Sexy Puppet Parade, Wiggy Stardust, and Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2011, Miss Indigo Blue. Hosted by Ernie Von Schmaltz. Tickets: $15-advance, $18 at the door. Must be 21+, ID required. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/190010. NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is the leading grassroots pro-choice advocacy organization in Washington state, working to protect every woman's right to access the full range of reproductive health options, including preventing unwanted pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is the state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America. www.prochoicewashington.org.

JET CITY HOOPS CLASSIC 2011 MEN'S TOURNAMENT
AUGUST 18-21

Jet City Hoops, Seattle's LGBT Basketball Club, will be hosting the Jet City Hoops Classic 2011 Men's Tournament, August 18-21. Thursday, August 18, will feature a pre-registration party, from 7-9:30 p.m., at C.C. Attle's (1701 E. Olive Way). Friday, August 19, will feature a kick-off registration party, from 7-9:30 p.m., at The Elite (1520 E. Olive Way). The tournament will be held on Saturday, August 20, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, August 21, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at Seattle University, Connolly Center (550 14th Ave.). Spectators welcome! On Saturday, August 20, seeding and playoff announcements will be made, from 7-9:30 p.m., at Purr (1518 11th Ave.), followed by Networking on the Outdoor Patio and Dancing, from 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., at The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave.). Sunday, August 21, will feature the tournament's Awards Ceremony, from 7-10 p.m., at Lobby Bar (916 E. Pike St.).

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.

EMERALD CITY BLACK PRIDE
On Saturday, August 20, the Center for MultiCultural Health presents 'Emerald City Black Pride.' FREE brunch and panel discussion from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Epiphany Parish (1805 38th Ave.). FREE barbeque in the park from 2-7 p.m., at Powell Barnett Park (352 MLK Jr. Way E. & E. Jefferson St.). Official PRIDE After-Party from 10 p.m.-2 a.m., at Waids Restaurant & Lounge, 1212 E. Jefferson St. For more information, contact 206-461-6910 ext 200; www.facebook.com/ECBLACKPRIDE.

IMPERIAL COURT OF SEATTLE - KING & QUEEN OF THE SEAS PAGEANT
On Saturday, August 20, 6 p.m. door, 7 p.m. pageant, at R Place (619 E. Pine St, at Boylston Ave.) join the Court of Seattle for their annual King & Queen of the Seas pageant and enjoy a summer evening of fine drag entertainment. $7 suggested donation. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.

LOTUS SISTERS AND DHARMA BUDDIES - ONE DAY MEDITATION WITH ARINNA WEISMAN
On Sunday, August 21, from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., at Highpoint Neighborhood Center, Multipurpose Room (6400 Sylvan Way SW), Lotus Sisters (LBTQ Women's Sangha) and Dharma Buddies (Seattle Gay Men's Fellowship) host a one day meditation with Arinna Weisman. Explore meditation practice and Buddha's teachings with instruction by Arinna Weisman, Insight Meditation teacher since 1989, dedicated to building multi-cultural Buddhist communities. Suggested donation: $20 + dana (donation) to the teacher. No one turned away for lack of funds. All are welcome to attend this event. For more information, contact DJ at 206-329-5908, email lotus.sisters@yahoo.com, www.lotussisters.org.

SEATTLE LGBT WEDDING EXPO
On Sunday, August 21, from 1-4 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle (1113 Sizth Ave.), join RainbowWeddingNetwork.com for their 3rd annual Seattle LGBT Wedding Expo featuring over 30 select LGBT-friendly professionals to assist you in planning your wedding celebration. First 100 tickets are free. For tickets and more information, visit www.SameLoveSameRights.com.

'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.

HEDGEBROOK ROCKS THE MIC!
On Tuesday, August 23, at 7 p.m., at Broadway Performance Hall (1625 Broadway), join Hedgebrook Writers' Retreat alumni for an evening of inspired poetry and song. The lineup includes: Lenelle Moise's jazz-infused, hip-hop bred, politicized poetry; Thao Nguyen's cleverly crafted and emotionally evocative songs, Rebecca Brown's ripe, imaginative and darkly humorous words, and Ruth Forman's wise soothing stanzas. Tickets are $15-general, $12-student/seniors, in advance at 360-321-4786; www.hedgebrook.org; and at the door.

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 7:30 p.m. in the loft.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB - TELENY AND CAMILLE
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. & E. Thomas St.). This month's book is the newly published graphic novel, Teleny and Camille by Zan Christensen, a sexy, lurid rollercoaster, based on an 1890 erotic novel written by Oscar Wilde and a few of his close writer friends. Wilde dropped off a Gay novel manuscript at Charles Hirsch's bookshop for a friend to pick up, the friend came and added to the story and left it for a third, and so on, creating as a group project what some call the very first Gay erotic novel, Teleny. Jon Macy, Gay erotic illustrator from the early 1990s liked the novel so much he decided to bring it to visual life. The result was his creation of an explicitly erotic Gay graphic novel called Teleny and Camille. The book was published by Seattle-based Northwest Press, a new publisher in town, and it won the 2010 Lambda Award for Best Gay Erotica. On August 31 author Jon Macy will join the discussion group via teleconference and Northwest Press publisher, Charles 'Zan' Christensen, will join the group in person for a final discussion of this book. All GLBTQ folks are welcome to participate in this free book club. For more information, email nickdimartin@earthlink.net, visit http://faculty.washington.edu/swittet/SGLBookClub/ or contact SASG at 206-322-2437.

NORTHERN XPOSURE WEEKEND TO BENEFIT LAMBERT HOUSE AUGUST 25-28
Enjoy a weekend of cocktail and dance parties at local LGBT clubs, a bonfire party at Alki Beach, a pool party, and a coffee talk with the hot NX crew with 100% net proceeds going to Lambert House, Seattle's LGBT Youth Community & Resource Center. For complete information on all the events, go to www.nxposure.com. Presented by Two Knights Events. www.lamberthouse.org.

reVERBerate - OPEN MIC
On Friday, August 26, from 7-10pm, at Revolution Books (89 S. Washington St.), attend reVERBerate - Open Mic night. Reverberate to Liberate! Be a part of conceptualizing this new monthly event, making it an open-mic like no other. Contribute to a culture of resistance, critical thinking, and revolutionary ferment.

The open mic will be a presentation of musicians and poets with discussions on the artists' works and having ideas exchanged and shared. Trailmix Fueled Trouble will be playing and some other friends will be added to the list. If you have something you want to share: a poem, a song, a picture or anything that you feel passionate about, come on down. $5 donation requested to help defray costs of maintaining the bookstore.

PACIFIC WEST QUILT SHOW
AUGUST 26-28

The Association of Pacific West Quilters presents their annual show at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (1500 Broadway, Tacoma), on Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, August 28, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This juried and judged show features stunning handmade quilts by quiltmakers from Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming in both traditional and modern styles. The show includes a vendor mall and lectures a la carte. Provinces not represented at the show this year are The Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, and The Yukon. General admission is $10. For complete details, visit www.apwq.org.

KARMAGEDDON: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE
On Saturday, August 27, at 6 p.m., join the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan, for a celebration of the life and work of our Sister Karma Za Betch, aka Jon Krumbah. This will be a time to come together to share our memories, stories, laughter and tears, followed by a pilgrimage to some of Karma's favorite spots on Capitol Hill. The event will include fundraising in Karma's name, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan. For more information, visit www.theabbey.org.

LATINO PAGEANT 2011
On Saturday, August 27, from 6-10 p.m., at Seattle University's Campion Ballroom (914 E. Jefferson St.), join Entre Hermanos for their annual fundraising event and community celebration! There will be food, drink, some community recognition awards and an opportunity to help support the work of Entre Hermanos in health promotion. The evening culminates in a fabulous stage show with amazing performers, their entourages of back-up dancers, great music, and the selection of Miss Gay Latina, Mr. Gay Latino and Mr. Latino Lesbian. It will be a night to remember! Tickets $35-$50. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/185519.

MISS PRECIOUS CARGO'S EMPRESS EXPRESS SHOW
On Saturday, August 27, from 7-10 p.m., at Neighbours (1509 Broadway, entrance in alley off E. Pike St., between Broadway and Harvard Ave.), join Seattle's reigning empress, Olympia XL, Miss Precious Cargo, for one of her favorite fundraising events, the Empress Express Show. Past reigning empresses and special guest performers will provide you with some great entertainment. A fundraising raffle featuring some great items donated by local merchants will also be held. $5 donation at the door. Monies raised will benefit the Court of Seattle Scholarship Fund. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.

WOMEN'S RIGHTS DAY FORUM: THE FIGHT TO SAVE PUBLIC EDUCATION - EYEWITNESS REPORTS FROM THE NATIONAL SAVE OUR SCHOOLS CONFERENCE AND MARCH
On Saturday, August 27, at 7:30 p.m., at New Freeway Hall (5018 Rainier Ave. S.), three public workers will report back from the recent July conference in Washington, DC, where thousands of teachers, students, parents and community activists mobilized to launch a battle to win quality education for all. Participants called for a mass movement to defend public schools from budget cuts, competition from charter schools, and efforts to replace learning with test preparation. $2 door donation. (A meal will be available at 6 p.m. for a $10 donation.) For more information, call 206-722-6057 or email rwseattle@mindspring.com. All are welcome. Presented by Radical Women.

2011 MR. & MISS NEIGHBOURS PAGEANT
On Sunday, August 28, door at 6 p.m., pageant at 7 p.m., at Neighbours (1509 Broadway, entrance in alley between Broadway and Harvard Ave., off E. Pike St.), join Mr. Neighbours 2010, Julian, and Miss Neighbours 2010, Dolly Madison, with special guest hosts Miss Neighbours 1993, Gaysha Starr, and Miss Neighbours 1995, Ebony LaFace Ice, for the 2011 Mr. & Miss Neighbours Pageant, featuring competition in Club Wear, Talent, Formal Wear, and Q&A. To sign-up or for more information, email gaysha@gayshastarr.com. Open donation to benefit the Youth Suicide Prevention Program.

QSQUARED CAMP
SEPTEMBER 2-5

www.qsquared.org

BUMBERSHOOT AT SEATTLE CENTER
SEPTEMBER 3-5

www.bumbershoot.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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