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posted Friday, March 16, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 11
Northwest News
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compiled by Rick McKinnon - SGN Staff Writer

SEATTLE LGBT COMMISSION - AN EVENING WITH ISRAELI LGBTQ COMMUNITY LEADERS
On Friday, March 16, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at City Hall (600 4th Ave., Room 370), join Seattle LGBT Commissioners for an evening with leaders of Israel's three leading LGBTQ organizations, the Alliance of Israeli LGBTQ Educational Organizations. The three leaders are joining forces in an historic partnership to work on education, youth, and families. They are on a two week tour of the West Coast to share the innovative work they are doing in Israel, learn from their counterparts in the U.S., and build relationships for future collaboration. The Commission is delighted to have this opportunity to meet with them and to share information and ideas.

BORN THIS WAY KAFE FOR URBAN QUEER TEENS AT CAL ANDERSON PARK
On Fridays, 5-9 p.m., at Cal Anderson Shelterhouse (1635 11th Ave., one block north of E. Pine St.), Seattle Parks & Recreation hosts Born This Way Kafe, a welcoming place where LGBTQ youth, friends and allies (ages 13-19) can gather, be themselves, and have fun. Meets every Friday. For more information and to help make it happen, contact Randy at Seattle Parks, 206-883-6110 txt/phone, email randy.wiger@seattle.gov or Google 'SeattleParksCOD.'

SEATTLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL THRU MARCH 25
www.seattlejewishfilmfestival.org

MOISTURE FESTIVAL
THRU APRIL 8

Comedy/Variete/Burlesque. www.moisturefestival.org

'DINA MARTINA: AMPLE WATTAGE!'
In springtime, a young man's fancy turns to Dina Martina. OK, maybe not, but it does turn to things exciting and new - like the ALL NEW show, 'Dina Martina: Ample Wattage,' now playing at Re-bar (1114 Howell St.) brimming with new songs, new stories, new costumes, new audience gifts, and brand new video! Like all of Miss Martina's shows, this new show will also be brimming with (as The Village Voice says) 'comedy that'll make you piss your pants!' Get your tickets now and see why, over the years, Dina Martina has been the recipient of countless awards and suggestions!

Show dates: Fridays/Saturdays at 8 p.m.: 3/16-17, (no shows 3/23-3/24), 3/30-3/31, 4/6-4/7, 4/13-4/14. Bloody Mary/Mimosa Matinee Sundays at 2 p.m.: (no show 3/18), 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22. Tickets are $20 advance ($25 at the door) through www.brownpapertickets.com/event/218811.

20TH ANNUAL WASHINGTON STATE LEATHER PRIDE WEEK
MARCH 16-25

For details on Washington State Leather Pride week, visit www.wsmlo.org.

SEATTLE GIRLS OF LEATHER LEATHER LEPRECHAUN EVENT
On Saturday, March 17, from 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m., Seattle girls of Leather brings their shenanigans to The Garage (1130 Broadway). SgoL hopes you'll join them for this very special holiday invasion event. SgoL hosts monthly 'invasions' at area businesses, bringing their special brand of fun with them. St. Patrick's Day has SgoL breaking away from their traditional black and pink to interject a little green into the atmosphere. Can you dig it? Leather Leprechaun is going to rock! Whether you're a member, a supporter, or just an admirer, SgoL hopes to see you on St. Patrick's Day for a hot shamrockin' time!.www.sgol.org.

TACOMA ART MUSEUM - 'HIDE/SEEK: DIFFERENCE AND DESIRE IN AMERICAN PORTRAITURE'
MARCH 17-JUNE 10

The Tacoma Art Museum (1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma) presents the groundbreaking exhibit, 'Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,' that debuted at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in 2010 and is the first major exhibition to address the question of how gender identity and sexual orientation have shaped the creation of modern American portraiture. 'Hide/Seek' offers an unprecedented survey of nearly 150 years of American art and includes more than 100 works by masters including Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, Georgia O'Keefe, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and more. The exhibit was co-curated by noted Gay historian, Jonathan Katz, and Smithsonian curator, David Ward.

The exhibit will include special events and guest lectures, including talks by the curators, and a talk by Seattle art dealer and art historian, David Martin, on March 24, at 1 p.m., on Gay Northwest Artists in the Early 20th Century. For more information on the exhibit and special events, call 253-272-4258 or visit www.tacomaartmuseum.org.

The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Monday and Tuesday). On the third Thursday of each month, the museum is open until 8 p.m., with free admission from 5-8 p.m. Admission: $10-adults, $8-students, military, seniors 65+, $25-family rate (2 adults and up to four children under 18), children 5 & under free. For bus riders, the museum is accessible from Seattle by Sound Transit bus lines #594 and #586.

SEATTLE CENTER FESTAL - IRISH FESTIVAL
MARCH 17-18

On Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, March 18, from 12 noon-6 p.m., at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (Mercer St. at 2nd Ave., next to McCaw Hall), the Irish Heritage Club of Seattle presents Irish Week Festival. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Ireland through the performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace. Festival-goers may trace their roots in genealogy workshops, learn the Irish language and take in colorful exhibits and contemporary Irish short films at this free festival. www.irishclub.org; www.irishreels.org.

JAPANESE CULTURAL & COMMUNITY CENTER OF WA OPEN HOUSE & 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
MARCH 17-18

On Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18, from 12 noon-4 p.m., the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (1414 S. Weller St., just south of S. Jackson St. off Rainier Ave. S.) hosts a special Open House and 100th Anniversary Celebration.

The Issei legacy site has been a valuable home providing cultural education and community support for what will be 100 years this March. Through the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) and the Seattle Japanese Language School, the site has a history of educating and touching the lives of thousands of students, in addition to serving as a temporary home for the Japanese American community. From 1945 through 1957, desks at the school's Issei legacy site were replaced by beds to accommodate individuals and families returning from World War II relocation centers.

On March 17 and 18, a few of these former residents will be brought together by the JCCCW and the Japanese Language School at the Issei legacy site as part of a celebration and open house marking its 100th anniversary, as well as the completion of Phase 1 renovations made to the site this past fall. The $1.3 million project aims to preserve the historical integrity and heritage of the buildings while modernizing the structures, in order to provide a community center not only for Japanese and Japanese Americans, but for the entire Pacific NW region for years to come.

The public is invited to attend the free two-day event to take part in the celebration. The Open House will include live taiko and karate performances, the opening of the NW Nikkei Museum's new exhibit showcasing arts and crafts created in incarceration camps during World War II entitled 'Art Behind Barbed Wire,' and many cultural activities throughout the site.

In addition, a dedication ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 18, from noon-1 p.m., to honor those who contributed to the renovation project.

For more information, call 206-568-7114 or visit www.jcccw.org.

GSBA BUSINESS LUNCHEON - 'PORT OF SEATTLE & ITS IMPACT ON SMALL BUSINESS'
On Wednesday, March 21, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at The Space Needle (5th Ave. N. & Broad St.) the GSBA (Greater Seattle Business Association) hosts their monthly business luncheon. This month's focus will be on the Port of Seattle.

The Port of Seattle plans to create 100,000 new jobs and increase contracting dollars available to small businesses by 25% over the next 25 years. the Port's small business initiative encourages its supply chain to include businesses owned by minorities, women and members of the LGBT community. Whether your business deals with trade, import/export, tourism or anything in between, chances are you'll be affected by the policies of the Port. As a local small business owner, your knowledge of how to apply for a job or compete for a contract is essential for helping our region remain competitive and economically vibrant. Learn how you can take advantage of these lucrative opportunities.

Cost: $34 members, $38 nonmembers, $34 students, To register, 206-363-9188 or www.thegsba.org. The GSBA is Seattle's LGBT (and allies) chamber of commerce.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB - JACK HOLMES AND HIS FRIEND
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday, at 6 p.m., at Seattle Area Support Groups Community Center (303 17th Ave. E. at E. Thomas St.).

March selection is Edmund White's new novel, Jack Holmes and His Friend, about a Gay/straight friendship that lasts a lifetime. One half of the book is told by the Gay character. One half of the book is told by the straight character. The reader is plunged into the characters' sex lives, their crises, their affairs, their quarrels, their lies. For discount on book, email Nick.

COMING UP: April selection will be Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson (author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit) and May selection will be Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel (author of Fun Home) - both new memoirs by two great women writers. For discount on books, email Nick.

All GLBTQ folks are welcome to participate in this FREE book club. For more information, email nickdimartin@earthlink.net, visit http://faculty.washington.edu/switter/SGLBookClub/ or contact SASG at 206-322-2437; www.sasgcc.org.

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE - STRENGTHENING LESBIAN RELATIONSHIPS
On Wednesday, March 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Jewish Family Service (1601 16th Ave.), explore how to build a healthier, stronger relationship with a woman you love. Facilitated by G. Dorsey Green, Ph.D., Lesbian psychologist and co-author of Lesbian Couples: A Guide to Creating Healthy Relationships. To register, call 206-

861-8784. WASHINGTON STATE MR. & MS. LEATHER CONTEST
On Friday, March 23, from 8:30-10 p.m., Doghouse Leathers (1312 E. Pike St.) hosts the contest's annual Meet & Greet. On Saturday, March 24, at 7 p.m., The Cuff Complex (13th Ave. & E. Pine St.), hosts the Mr. & Ms. Leather Contest 2012 in the downstairs dance bar. On Sunday, March 25, at 11:30 a.m., C.C. Attle's (1701 E. Olive Way) hosts the Emerald Awards and Victory Brunch. www.wsmlo.org.

TACOMA ART MUSEUM - 'THE LAVENDER PALETTE: GAY NORTHWEST ARTISTS IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY'
On Saturday, March 24, at 1 p.m., at the Tacoma Art Museum (1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma), David Martin, art historian and co-owner of Martin-Zambito Fine Art, presents, in conjunction with Tacoma Art Museum's 'Hide/Seek' exhibition, a lecture: 'The Lavender Palette: Gay Northwest Artists in the Early 20th Century.'

The reputations of many Gay artists have suffered due to the lack of extant material, which is often destroyed by embarrassed family members or friends after their deaths. Lecturer David Martin has done extensive investigation into this subject over the past 20 years and, in this lecture, he shines a lens on Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual artists who were active in Washington state before 1960. Although these artists achieved local and even national recognition during their lifetime, their personal lives have rarely, if ever, been discussed, and most of the Gay-oriented works by these artists that Martin will reveal have never before been seen by the public.

Cost for the lecture is $15 general, $10 members, $5 students and includes museum admission. For more info, call 253-272-4258 or visit www.TacomaArtMuseum.org.

MUSIC OF REMEMBRANCE: SPARKS OF GLORY - 'NOT MARTYRS, NOT SAINTS'
On Saturday, March 24, at 2 p.m., at Wallingford's Good Shepherd Center (4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.), Music of Remembrance presents their next Sparks of Glory concert-with-commentary, titled 'Not Martyrs, Not Saints,' spotlighting contemporary chamber music related to the Holocaust.

The concert features three works, two by contemporary composers, Simon Sargon and Osvaldo Golijov, and one by the audacious and innovative Erwin Schulhoff, who died in the Wulzberg concentration camp. MOR's Sparks of Glory concerts are FREE and open to the public. For complete details on this exciting concert, visit www.musicofremembrance.org.

SEATTLE RAINBOW CONTRA DANCE
On Sunday, March 25, free lesson at 3 p.m., dance from 3:30-6 p.m., at Dance Underground (340 15th Ave. E.), join Seattle Rainbow Contra Dance for an afternoon of live music and gender-free dancing for LGBTQ folks and friends and all who want to dance. March 25 features the music of Wild Hair from Oregon, with Mariah Pepper calling. Cost is $10 general admission.

EMERALD CITY PRIDE BINGO + WIZARD OF OZ NEW MUSICAL TO BENEFIT CAPITOL HILL PRIDE FESTIVAL
On Sunday, March 25, and the last Sunday of the month in April and May, from 7-9 p.m., at Julia's (300 Broadway E.), enjoy an evening of bingo and drag entertainment to benefit Capitol Hill Pride Festival 2012, with a special half-time half-hour presentation of the Wizard of Oz New Musical which follows the original Frank Baum stories of the Wizard of Oz with songs and dance. Must be 18+ years of age.

IN THE LIFE TV - 'REVISITING HIDDEN HISTORIES'
On Sunday, March 25, at midnight, KCTS-TV, Channel 9, broadcasts In the Life, the longest running television show documenting the LGBT experience. This month's episode 'Revisiting Hidden Histories,' spotlights the Hide/Seek exhibit, now on view at the Tacoma Art Museum, when it first opened in Washington, DC, and the controversy that it sparked. In the second segment of the program In the Life revisits the fascinating life of professor, tattoo artist and sexual renegade, Sam Steward.

This episode can also be viewed online at In The Life TV, www.itlmedia.com.

NORTHWEST NETWORK - SPRING 2012 RELATIONSHIP SKILLS CLASS
On Mondays, April 2-May 14, from 6-8;30 p.m., at Church of Hope (3818 S. Angeline St.), Northwest Network presents their 7 week course exploring the skills we need to build the relationships we want. Topics include: identifying cultural norms and personal values; accountability; naming and setting boundaries; strengthening support networks; more. This class is open to Bisexual people and their friends and loved ones, Trans people and their friends and loved ones, and other LGBTQ people, and is open to all regardless of relationship status or history. Suggested donation: $90. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Scholarships and trades are available. For more information, accessibility questions or to register, contact deann at 206-568-7777 or email deann@nwnetwork.org. Pre-registration by Monday, March 26 requested.

'ANTIQUES ROADSHOW' COMING TO SEATTLE
'Antiques Roadshow,' PBS's most-watched prime time series, has announced their Summer 2012 Tour destinations, and Seattle will be hosting the show on August 18. Admission to the show is free, but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. Ticket applications - with complete ticketing rules - are available at www.pbs.org/antiques or by dialing toll-free 1-888-762-3749. Ticket applications must be received by April 16, 2012. Tickets will be awarded by random drawing. Additional information about the Summer 2012 Tour is available at www.pbs.org/antiques.

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