Friday, Aug 23, 2019
 
search SGN
SERVING SEATTLE AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR 37 YEARS!

click to visit advertiser's website


Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com

Last Weeks Edition
   
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
 
 
 

 

 

[Valid RSS]

click to go to advertisers website
Back to Section One | Back to Arts & Entertainment
posted Friday, August 26, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 34
Northwest News
Section One
ALL STORIES
  next story
Northwest News
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. .

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.

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 and runway 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. Best deal for the weekend is the $30 NX Weekend Pass - see details below.

On Friday, August 26, enjoy the free "Buxom Beefy Bonfire Bonanza" from 7-10:30 p.m. at Alki Beach in West Seattle. (Donations encouraged.) Then enjoy the "Muscle Up!" party with DJ George Delmar from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Baltic Room (1207 Pine St.) ($5 door cover) and the "Valkyrie Queer!" party from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at The Wildrose (1021 E. Pike St.) ($5 door donation encouraged).

On Saturday, August 27, enjoy the "NX Pool Party" with DJ Dana Dub and "NX Project Runway" from noon-5 p.m. at a private Greenlake estate. ($10 advance ticket or weekend pass required.) See website on how you and your friends can participate in the "NX Project Runway." Then enjoy the "Mythos" dance party with DJ/Producer John LePage from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Neumos (925 E. Pike St.). ($12 in advance or $15 at the door.)

On Sunday, August 28, enjoy the free "NX Coffee Talk" with hosts Chad and Michael from 1-3pm at Starbucks (E. Olive Way & Summit Ave. E.) on the patio. (Donations encouraged.) Then enjoy the "Sweat-Tea Closing Party" with DJ Brian Gorr from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave.) ($10 at the door.)

Advance tickets and the $30 NX Weekend Pass, which gives you access to all weekend events, are available at Dog House Leather (1312 E. Pike St.) and online.

For complete information on all the events, go to www.nxposure.com. Presented by Two Knights Events. www.lamberthouse.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.

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.

POCAAN'S COURTYARD SALE & CHICKEN DINNER FUNDRAISER
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, 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.

2011 MR. & MISS NEIGHBOURS PAGEANT
On Sunday, August 28, door at 6 p.m., pageant at 7 p.m., at Neighbours (1509 Broadway), 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 mroe information, email gaysha@gayshastarr.com. Open donation to benefit the Youth Suicide Prevention Program.

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. Subterranean Space hours at the gallery are Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 1-6 p.m., Sunday 1:30-5 p.m. Admission is FREE.

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 AND MOFFIE
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.

In September, the group will read the brand new South African novel, Moffie, by Andre Carl van der Merwe, about a frightened Gay white boy conscripted in the South African army. The story is set in South Africa about 20 years ago, and takes place during the Angola Bush War. The author will be getting in touch with the club toward the end of September for a conversation about the book and to answer any questions. Following is a summary of Moffie:

Nicholas van der Swart is a skinny, white nineteen year old drafted into the South African army to serve his two years mandatory military service, conscripted to fight for a country that degrades Gay men as "moffies," where a kiss between men is violently punished. Brutalized by his father for being too gentle and sensitive, he's bullied by his baboon-killing uncles and cousins who respect only the harsh masculine code of aggression and dominance. Nicholas keeps his real identity buried deep inside and lives in terror of being exposed, knowing that the thing his parents most despise is what he is.

From the sadistic fury of vengeful officers and body-crippling exercise drills to the spirit-breaking final physical tests and the terrors of combat, Nicholas somehow manages to psychologically survive, with the help of his best friend, Malcolm, and Ethan, the boy he adores, and Dylan, the lovely young poet from a wealthy family who falls in love with Nicholas.

Andre Carl van der Merwe skillfully recreates the emotional gauntlet Nicholas has to endure in his passage to adulthood. In an insane military world, Nicholas is tested to his limits. His ordeal makes compelling, first-rate reading.

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.

PRISM COMICS QUEER PRESS GRANT
Prism Comics, a nonprofit promoting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Comics and Creators, sponsors the annual Queer Press Grant in support of independent comic book creators to assist in the publication and promotion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender comics. The Queer Press Grant is a significant resource to help promote LGBT themes in independent comics, and to support up-and-coming cartoonists bringing their projects into the world. The Queer Press Grant is awarded to a comics writer/artist or team working on a project with LGBT characters or themes, to assist them in publishing a new project or expanding an existing one. Entries are judged first and foremost by artistic merit, followed by concerns such as financial need, proposal presentation, and the project's contribution to the LGBT community. The standard amount of the grant in the past few years has been $2,000. Deadline for submission is Thursday, September 1. Grant guidelines can be found at prismcomics.org/grant.

QSQUARED CAMP
SEPTEMBER 2-5

Camp is held each year at a private retreat center nestled among towering trees with scenic trails and rivers. Stay in modern cabins with hot showers and modern conveniences or pitch your own tent and sleep under the stars. Meals are prepared by the onsite staff and are enjoyed family style. CAMP is produced each year by the "Boyz in the Woods."

www.qsquared.org

TRIANGLE RECREATION CAMP AT BENDER CREEK - "MARDI GRAS WEEKEND"
SEPTEMBER 2-5

And The Rocky Horror Picture Show party. www.camptrc.org

BUMBERSHOOT AT SEATTLE CENTER
SEPTEMBER 3-5

www.bumbershoot.org

WORKSHOP PROPOSALS BEING SOUGHT FOR "QUEER IT YOURSELF: BE IT, DO IT, MAKE IT"
The Producer's Collective is seeking workshop and performance proposals for the upcoming "Queer It Yourself: Be It, Do It, Make It" day-long conference to be held on Saturday, October 8, at Seattle University's Pigott Auditorium. The conference seeks to provide a space for Queers and social justice artists to talk, collaborate, skill share and intellectualize about art and creativity. Two celebratory shows will be held that evening at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Seattle University's Wyckoff Auditorium. Deadline for workshop proposals is Monday, September 8. Workshops will be 1-1/2 hours in length. Compensation for workshop presentations is free admission to the day-long conference.

The Producer's Collective is a Queer-led production company dedicated to building a Queer artist community that values social justice that fosters art in the LGBTQ community, and challenges oppression while still being joyful and entertaining. The collective is an ambitious group of four, all artists raising the bar on art, community, creativity, politics and fun.

Examples of the kinds of workshops they are looking for:

"Intellectualizing" - The Politics of Queer Performance, The Politics of Performing Gender, What Does Social Justice Art Look Like? What Is An Artist Community? Get Inspired: How Queer Artists Are Pushing the Envelope, Is Everyone an Artist? How to Embrace Your Artist Self, Body Positive in the Burlesque World, The Politics of Payment as an Artist; Racism in Queer Artist Community; How to be an Ally to Marginalized Artists.

"Art and Skill Sharing" - Drag Kinging 101, Burlesque 101, Learning How to Sing, Learning How to Make a Video, Video Editing, Want to Be a Spoken Word Artist? Want to Be a Good MC? How to Create a Group Number, How to Start a Troupe, How to Produce a Show, Improv, Acting 101, Sketch Comedy, Scriptwriting, Self-Care as an Artist and Longevity/Sustainability as an Artist, How to Do Publicity.

Seattle has a long history of Queer artists who push boundaries around gender, sexuality, politics, sex, sexism, sizism, ablism, classism and racism. The Seattle LGBTQ community has been on the convergence of creativity and social justice for the last 20 years with productions such as "Fallen Women Follies" and Kaleidoscope Cabaret (a people of color production), Push: a Magazine of Queer Feminist Subversions - featuring LGBTQ writers, photographers and visual artists, Voices Rising (people of color and LGBTQ artists), Bend-It (art by youth, Bent (a Queer Writers Institute), and troupes like the Bamboo Clan, Milky Way, The Von Foxies and the Queen Bees.

Be part of this long Queer artist tradition. Create a workshop, perform in the show, and attend the conference. Workshop presenters will be given first priority for performing in the shows.

For more information or to get a workshop application, please go to theproducerscollective.weebly.com.

"KING & QUEEN OF HEARTS PAGEANT"
On Saturday, September 10, door at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m., at Neighbours (1509 Broadway), join the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic and Rainier Empire for an evening of fine drag entertainment at the annual King & Queen of Hearts Pageant. $7 suggested donation at the door. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com

"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.

Tell a friend:

Share on Facebook  Share on Facebook

Post to MySpace!Share on MySpace!

    Share on Delicious

Share on StumbleUpon!

Murder of Iowa teen will be investigated as a hate crime
------------------------------
Dance tax could close popular Seattle bars, clubs, and live venues
------------------------------
HIV30 group replaces vandalized & censored Capitol Hill art project
------------------------------
What comes after 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'?
------------------------------
Kennewick School Board torpedoes GSAs - An editorial by a former Kennewick student
------------------------------
Jack Layton, Canadian politician and ally of LGBT community, dies
------------------------------
Emerald City MCC Seattle celebrates anniversary
------------------------------
The Gay agenda will see you now
------------------------------
Immigration judge grants motion to close deportation case
------------------------------
Seattle sports teams make 'It Gets Better' video
------------------------------
The OutField: The G(Force) is with lacrosse
------------------------------
Uganda's Cabinet drops 'Kill the Gays' bill
------------------------------
Indonesian police separate Lesbian couple
------------------------------
Acts of God shut down pope's anti-Gay sermon
------------------------------
Stuck in 19th century, GOP candidates debate evolution
------------------------------

------------------------------
BREAKING NEWS
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

click to visit advertiser's website

click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
Seattle Gay Blog post your own information on
the Seattle Gay Blog
 

gay news feeds gay news readers gay rss gay
http://sgn.org/rss.xml | what is RSS? | Add to Google use Google to set up your RSS feed
SGN Calendar For Mobile Phones http://sgn.org/rssCalendarMobile.xml
SGN Calendar http://sgn.org/rssCalendar.xml
copyright Seattle Gay News - DigitalTeamWorks 2011

USA Gay News American News American Gay News USA American Gay News United States American Lesbian News USA American Lesbian News United States USA News
Pacific Northwest News in Seattle News in Washington State News