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posted Friday, November 22 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 47
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NORTHWEST ART ALLIANCE - 'BEST OF THE NORTHWEST' FALL 2013 PART 2 25TH ANNUAL ART & FINE CRAFT SHOW
On Friday & Saturday, November 8 & 9, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, November 10, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the 'Best of the Northwest' Fall 2013 (Part 2) 25th Annual Art & Fine Craft Show returns to Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park (7400 Sand Point Way NE) with 100 new artists. Find locally made art and fine craft to enrich your life while enjoying live music and good food. Tickets: $5 online, $6 at the door, $8 online special admits two. Accompanied children 12 and under are free. Free parking.

GAY CITY ARTS - 'EVERYTHING EVERYTHING EVERYTHING'
On Friday and Saturday, November 8 and 9, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, November 10, at 2 p.m., Gay City Arts, at Calamus Auditorium (517 E. Pike St.), presents 'Everything, Everything, Everything,' a multidisciplinary comedy about the time a Lesbian woman and a straight guy fell in love with the same incredible heartbreaker. Written and performed by Wesley K. Andrews and ilvs strauss. This innovative multi-media project combines spoken word, music, and visual art in the form of a Kodak slideshow to create an immersive audience experience like none other. Fans of NPR, thoughtful stand-up comedy, bookstore readings, and indie music will feel right at home. Tickets: $18-general admission; $12 students/seniors (ID required). www.gaycity.org

RAINBOW HEALTH EXPRESS - WOMEN'S HEALTH SCREENING
On Saturday, November 9, from 9-3 p.m., at The Wildrose (1021 E. Pike St.), the YWCA Rainbow Health Express hosts a no-cost day-long health screening event featuring breast exams, pap tests and mammograms for income eligible, uninsured or underinsured. (People with insurance are welcome.) To schedule an appointment, call 206-461-4493. Insurance enrollment available.

SEATTLE CENTER FESTAL - HMONG NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
On Saturday, November 9, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Seattle Center Armory, explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of the Hmong people from the hilltops of China, Laos, and Thailand, through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, games, and a lively marketplace. Gain insights into the customary courtship ritual of ball tossing and participate in flower cloth sessions.

The Hmong New Year Celebration helps to preserve the unique traditions and creativity of this Southeast Asian highland culture that originates in the mountains of China. The Lunar New Year is a time for the Hmong people to reflect on the past year and seek out new beginnings. FREE. www.hmongassociationofwa.org.

BAINBRIDGE ORGANIC DISTILLERS - VODKA & OYSTERS AT THE DISTILLERY
On Saturday, November 9, from 1-5 p.m., join Bainbridge Organic Distillers (9727 Coppertop Loop, Suite 101, Bainbridge Island) for their first annual Vodka & Oysters at the Distillery event featuring bodacious Bainbridge bivalves and 6 new vodka flavors benefitting the Puget Sound Restoration Fund. 206-842-3184.

HEALTH CARE FOR ALL WASHINGTON - ANNUAL MEETING TO DISCUSS OBAMACARE AND SINGLE-PAYER UNIVERSAL HEALTH INSURANCE
On Saturday, November 9, from 1-4:30 p.m., at Plymouth Church UCC, Hildebrand Hall (1217 6th Ave.), Dr. John Geyman, professor emeritus of family medicine at the University of Washington and author of 'Health Care Wars: How Market Ideology and Corporate Power Are Killing Americans' (2012) will give the keynote address: 'Single-Payer in Washington State: Challenges and Approaches' at the annual meeting of Health Care for All Washington. The meeting is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. www.healthcareforallwa.org.

IMPERIAL COURT OF SEATTLE - 'LIFE IS A CARNIVAL' - THE 50TH MR. & MISS GAY SEATTLE PAGEANT
On Saturday, November 9, doors at 6 p.m., pageant at 7 p.m., at Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway, entrance in alley between Broadway and Harvard Ave. off E. Pike St.), join the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle & the Olympic and Rainier Empire for 'Life is a Carnival,' the 50th Mr. & Miss Gay Seattle Pageant. $20 suggested donation. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com; www.facebook.com/ISCSORE

SEATTLE MEN IN LEATHER - BOOTS 'N BUZZCUTS
On Saturday, November 9, from 8 p.m.-midnight, at The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave.), join Seattle Men in Leather for 'Boots 'n Buzzcuts' night. Get your boots shined and your hair buzzed. $10 suggested donation. Proceeds benefit Lifelong AIDS Alliance and Chicken Soup Brigade. www.seattlemeninleather.org.

ADVENTURE TV - 2013 PRIDE PARADE & PRIDE FEST FOOTAGE
The 2013 Pride Parade and Pride Fest footage shot by T.J. Williamson, Producer and Host for Adventure TV, will begin airing/streaming on Saturday, November 2, at 10 p.m., repeating the following Tuesday, November 5, at 11 a.m. and Wednesday, November 6, at 1 a.m. Parts 2, 3 and 4 follow on Saturdays, November 9, 16 and 23, at 10 p.m. (repeating Tuesdays, November 12, 19 and 26 at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays, November 13, 20 and 27 at 1 a.m.). The episodes will air on Comcast Cable channel 77 (Wave 23) and simultaneously stream at http://seattlecommunityunitymedia.org. Also, the 2011 and 2012 Pride Parade and Pride Fest footage is archived at http://seattlecommunitymedia.org/node/12374/list-shows. If you have any questions, email adventuretv@yahoo.com.

SEATTLE TENNIS ALLIANCE - SUNDAY SOCIAL DOUBLES
On Sunday, November 10, at 10:30 a.m., at The Tennis Center at Sand Point (7135 Sports Field Drive NE), the (LGBT) Seattle Tennis Alliance sponsors Sunday Social Doubles. This week they have 3 courts reserved at 10:45 a.m. Cost: $12 members, $14 non-members. Advance registration recommended at www.seattletennisalliance.org.

MUSIC OF REMEMBRANCE - FALL CONCERT: 'UNTIL WHEN?'
On Sunday, November 10, at 7 p.m. (with Pre-Concert 'Meet the Artists' Talk at 6:15 p.m.), at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall (3rd Ave. & Union St.), Music of Remembrance adds a rich new dimension to Israeli composer Betty Olivero's suite Zeks Yiddishe Lider un Tantz with the world premiere of an original dance score by Cornish College choreographer Pat Hon. The concert also features works by two other Israeli composers - March Lavry and Eugene Levitas. Levitas' song cycle Until When? sets Hungarian Holocaust survivor Yaakov Barzilai's intense poetry to powerful music, sung in the original Hebrew with a dramatic reading in English by Kurt Beattie, Artistic Director of ACT Theatre. Lavry's Suite Concertante exemplifies the distinctive Israeli style that the composer helped establish after escaping to Palestine from Nazi-controlled Europe. In addition, Ernest Block's soulful Nigun, and a jazz-inflected sonata for violin and piano by the audacious Erwin Schulhoff will be performed. Tickets: $40. 206-365-7770; www.musicofremembrance.org

COMMUNITY APPRECIATION EVENT FOR GEORGE BAKAN
On Monday, November 11, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway, entrance in alley between Broadway and Harvard off E. Pike St.), join Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen and former Seattle City Councilmember Sherry Harris for an evening of appreciation honoring George Bakan for his lifetime achievements of community service and leadership. This is a 21+ event. If possible, please RSVP to shaunatsgn@yahoo.com so event organizers can get an idea of how many guests to expect. If you are unable to attend, please share your notes of appreciation with George on his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/george.bakan

POZ SEATTLE - ANNUAL THANKSGIVING SOCIAL
On Wednesday, November 13, from 6-8 p.m., at The Cuff Complex (13th Ave. & E. Pine St.), join POZ Seattle in the downstairs bar for a traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, veggies, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and all the fixins - all prepared by your POZSeattle volunteers and Board members. Please join us for socializing, to catch-up with old friends, to make new ones, and a whole lot of fun.

This event is offered at no cost (no one turned away for lack of funds), but to help with overhead costs, a $3-$5 sliding scale donaton would be appreciated. Beverages are at cost from The Cuff's hot bartenders. This event is for all HIV-Positive men and their friends, regardless of age, shape, size or color.

POZSeattle is a social organization run for and by Seattle-area HIV-positive guys that is committed to planning and promoting fun, social activities. www.pozseattle.org.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB - ROUGH MUSIC
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday from 6-7:15 p.m., at Seattle Area Support Groups Community Center (303 17th Ave. E. at E. Thomas St.).

In November, the club will discuss The Two Hotel Francforts, a new novel by David Leavitt. In 250 pages, it presents a perfect story, perfectly told. A moral riddle of misunderstanding, it's a minefield of cleverly concealed set-ups and startling surprises, told by a likeable guy about the week that changed his life. It's about the way we come to the wrong conclusions about other people.

All GLBTQ folks are welcome to participate in this FREE book club. For more information, visit http://faculty.washington.edu/swittet/SGLBookClub/.

CENTER ON CONTEMPORARY ART - ART MARATHON & AUCTION
On Thursday, November 14, from 9 a.m.-Friday, November 15, at 9 a.m., join the Seattle arts community at the beautiful Shilshole Bay Beach Club (6413 Seaview Ave. NW) for CoCA's 21st annual 24-Hour Art Marathon & Auction celebration and fundraiser, with 24 hours of controlled chaos as 21 emerging and established artists paint, draw, wax, construct, collage, spray, write and sculpt their way to creating nearly 100 new works of art. Everyone is welcome to come watch the artists in action.

From 7-9 p.m., join the ongoing cacophony at the Artists Appreciation Party. Meet the artists, get a peek at the work in progress and enjoy light refreshments. Admission and parking are free.

The festivities continue on Friday, November 15, when doors open at 5:30 p.m. for CoCA's Gala Dinner and infamous silent and live auctions with auctioneer Matt Smith, beverages from 3 Howls Distillery and Elysian Brewing, a sumptuous seated dinner hosted by Apulent Events & Catering, and enthralling entertainment throughout. Tickets: $75-$1,000 on sale at www.cocaseattle.org

THE BUSH SCHOOL - SCREENING & DISCUSSION OF 'DADDY & PAPA'
On Thursday, November 14, at 6 p.m., at The Bush School (3400 E. Harrison St.), join The Bush School Sexuality and Gender Alliance for a screening and discussion of 'Daddy & Papa' (2002), an award-winning film about the personal, cultural, and political impact of Gay men raising kids. The film premiered at Sundance, won more than 15 major festival awards, aired nationally on PBS' Independent Lens, and received a national Emmy nomination for Best Documentary. Film director Johnny Symons is an alumnus of The Bush School. RSVP to Svetland.Beggs@bush.edu or call 206-326-7777. Seating is limited.

PUDDLETOWN SQUARES - FREE 'TASTE' OF GAY SQUARE DANCING
On Thursday, November 21, from 7-9 p.m., at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (N. 80th St. & 1st Ave. NE on Metro's #16 bus line) Puddletown Squares, Seattle's 31 year old, high energy, modern square dance club for the LGBT community and their friends, is hosting 'NO TURKEYS HERE!,' a FREE public introductory event held the week before Thanksgiving to demonstrate Puddletown's 'Square Dancing! Outside the Box!'. Nationally known and Seattle-based caller Gary Monday will preside at this introductory event which will include square dancing to contemporary pop music, including Lady Gaga, Gotye, Salsa, Swing or Sinatra. Dress is casual, singles and couples are welcome, with gender-neutral partnering and absolutely NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Come with a group of friends and put a little 'jog in your egg nog' before holiday schedules get grazy. Bring along some canned or non-perishable food for Lifelong AIDS Alliance to help kick off the season of charitable giving. Puddltown's next series of lessons for beginners will begin Thursday evenings, starting January 9. For more information visit www.puddletownsquares.org or visit Puddletown Squares on FaceBook.

10TH ANNUAL 'STRONGER TOGETHER' WORLD AIDS DAY BREAKFAST
On Wednesday, December 4, from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center (8th Ave. & Pike St.), join Gay City Health Project, Inspire Youth Project, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Rosehedge/Multifaith, and Seattle Counseling Service for the 10th annual 'Stronger Together' World AIDS Day Breakfast. Help support their work to provide crucial HIV prevention, education, support, and care in the Seattle area. Featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Joanne Stekler, Associate Professor, Allergy & Infectious Diseases, University of Washington. Hosted by Peggy Platt. For more information, visit www.strongertogetherseattle.com.

SEATTLE SEA DAWGS ICE HOCKEY TEAM
The Seattle Sea Dawgs is a new ice hockey team that is forming open to Gay, Bi, Lesbian, Transgender and straight ally adult players. The Sea Dawgs mission is to provide a relaxed, friendly team environment for GLBTA hockey players to play hockey, socialize and support the greater GLBT community. The Sea Dawgs will play locally and organize for competitions in the U.S. and abroad. Interested players at all skill levels are encouraged to contact the Sea Dawgs for additional information or to express interest. The Sea Dawgs are especially looking for experienced players and a goalie at this time. Please email skateseadawgs@gmail.com for additional information and to express your interest. Also, visit Seattle Sea Dawgs on Facebook.

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