'REVEALING QUEER' -
LGBT HISTORY AT MOHAI
FEBRUARY 14-JULY 6
Seattle's Museum of History and Industry (860 Terry Ave. N. in South Lake Union) present 'Revealing Queer,' a landmark exhibit on the history of the Puget Sound region's LGBTQ community. Admission: $14 general; $12-student/senior/military/teacher; children under 14 free when accompanied by an adult. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Thursdays until 8 p.m. First Thursdays FREE. www.mohai.org.
'SOUTH PACIFIC' -
THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA'S
7TH ANNUAL DINNER & AUCTION
On Friday, April 4, silent auction begins at 6 p.m., fine dining and entertainment at 7:30 p.m., at MOHAI (860 Terry Ave. N.), join Three Dollar Bill Cinema for their 7th annual dinner and auction. Support LGBT arts! Tickets: $139. www.threedollarbillcinema.org
ALL PILGRIMS CHRISTIAN CHURCH -
FREE RECOVERY, INTIMACY
AND RELATIONSHIPS WORKSHOP
On Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to noon, All Pilgrims Christian Church (500 Broadway E.) offers a FREE Recovery, Intimacy and Relationships Workshop. Are you struggling with intimacy in new and old relationships in your recovery journey? Are you ready to have that long-overdue conversation about re-connecting with your inner self, who has the ability to give and receive love? Reclaim the journey that God intends for you. Discover a recovery community that celebrates YOU for who you are. All are welcome at All Pilgrims. Come and join us in a safe and compassionate environment as we are led in discussion by therapist Derrek Zietz, M.S., LMHCA, NCC, around issues of Active Listening, Feelings and Needs, Conflict Resolution, and Intimacy. For more information, contact Victor B. DeLosSantos, CDP Recovery Intern, 206-322-0487; email@example.com.
IMPERIAL COURT OF SEATTLE -
IMPERIAL PRINCE & PRINCESS BALL
The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and their Most Imperial Highnesses, Imperial Prince 39 Jacob Howe and Imperial Princess 27 DonnaTella Howe invite you to the 2014 Imperial Prince and Princess Ball and Investitures - 'Once Upon a Stepdown.'
Come one, come all! Come as your favorite fairy tale hero, heroine, villain or such, as Storybrooke is taking over Velocity Dance Center (1621 12th Ave) on April 5.
Magic is here as we celebrate the year of Jacob and DonnaTella and their year representing the Court of Seattle as Prince and Princess. Join them as they bring you a show packed with incredible non-stop entertainment and energy. There will be a cash bar available to keep you hydrated. As a result, this is 21+ event.
Tickets are $15 at the door. Limited advanced ticket purchase at Brown Paper Tickets are only $10, and saves you $5 off the price! http://bpt.me/615351 (Purchaser responsible for associated fees when using BPT.)
Also starring tonight, Rainier 40 Eric Bonesteel and Olympia 43 Rodeo Drive, as they present Investitures, presenting their Reign Titles for the 43rd Monarchy of the Court of Seattle.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Investitures will start at 6:30 p.m., and the Ball begins at 7:00 p.m. You don't want to miss this!
EMERALD CITY SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION -
2014 SEASON OPENING DAY
On Sunday, April 6, from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., at North SeaTac Park, SeaTac, and Moshier Park, Burien, the Pacific Northwest's largest Gay softball organization begins its 35th season with games on 5 fields all day, with post-game party at R Place, 619 E. Pine St. For more information and complete schedule, visit http://seattlegaysoftball.com.
SEATTLE PRIDE IDOL
On Sunday, April 6, Seattle Out & Proud (SO&P) kicks off the 6th annual Seattle Pride Idol talent showcase and competition. The event will be held at Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway) - with contestant registration beginning at 6:30 p.m., doors at 7 p.m. and contest at 8 p.m. Registration is free, and contestants may bring their own musical accompaniment. There is no cover charge.
The amateur voice competition will feature up to 10 different competitors at each event through the June 8 finale. Each competition winner will advance to the Finale to compete for the title of 2014 Pride Idol, while the runners-up will face off in the Wild Card Night on June 1 for two coveted spots at the Finale. A panel of three to four judges will rate the contestants weekly based on vocal ability, overall performance and stage presence. The first place winner each night will win $100, second place $50 and third place $25.
Contestants may choose from mover 10,000 songs (covering the 1950s to the present) from an extensive karaoke song list. Contestants may also bring their own music on audio compact disc (CD). Audio track must be instrumental without lead vocals. All accompanying music not selected from the karaoke music library must be submitted on CD at least 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the evening's contest.
The 2014 Pride Idol winner will perform in the Seattle Pride Parade on June 29, at the Pride Picnic on June 14, and potential performances at other events representing Pride Idol, and receive the grand prize of $1,000 and a vacation package from Alaska Airlines. The first runner-up will receive $500 and a T-Mobile iPad Mini, and the second runner-up will receive $250 and a Microsoft Surface Tablet. All competitions will be hosted by Miss Gay Seattle, Olivia LaGarce.
Regular competitions will be held every Sunday, April 4-May 25 (except May 18) at Neighbours Nightclub. Regular competitions will also be held on Thursday, May 1 at Baltic Room (1207 Pine St.), Wednesday May 7 at The Lobby Bar (916 E. Pike St.), and Thursday May 22 at OutWest Bar (5401 California Ave. SW). The Wild Card Night will be held on Sunday, June 1 at Neighbours and the Finale on Sunday, June 8 at Neighbours.
For more information, call 206-322-9561, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.seattlepride.org.
'BEARING WITNESS' -
A PERFORMANCE MENTORING
PROGRAM & SHOWCASE
FOR QUEER YOUTH OF COLOR &
THEIR FRIENDS & ALLIES
Seattle Parks & Recreation in partnership with Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) presents 'Bearing Witness,' a performing arts program for Queer Youth of Color and their youth allies focusing on dance, song, music, drag, spoken word, and theater. This program for first-timers as well as experienced performers includes four mentoring sessions with a creative mentor on Wednesday, April 9, 16, 23 and May 7, from 3:45 p.m.-5 p.m., leading to a performance showcase on Wednesday, May 14. This program for LGBTQ youth of color and friends and allies up to age 22 will be held at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (104 17th Ave. S., at E. Yesler Way). There is no cost to register and participants will receive a $50 stipend. Under the guidance of professional mentors, participants will create and perform new works. This program is designed for youth at all levels and experiences. In this community there are rarely ever spaces for Queer Youth of Color to share their stories and explore their art. 'Bearing Witness' is designed to create that space and open a door for discussion and awareness in the community.
Not sure you're interested in performing? But want to be involved and earn some money? The 'Bearing Witness' program is seeking Youth Peer Outreach Coordinators to help recruit youth performers and promote the May 14 showcase. Up to $250 is available for each coordinator. This opportunity is available for youth, ages 16-22 to apply. Hours: 30 hours maximum - expected to average about 5 hours per week between April 9 and May 14, 2014. Flexibility is required, especially for after school and evening hours. There are four positions available. For application materials, send an email to Rodney.Greene@seattle.gov. Application deadline is Wednesday, April 9.
The 'Bearing Witness' Quare Arts Project is a mentored performing arts program that provides cre
ative assistance in implementing performing arts events, such as poetry slams, dance competitions, or performances, drag arts (queens and kings), musical or theatrical presentations, or related activities. The showcase and the sessions leading up to it will provide opportunities for youth to express the realities of their experiences with authenticity and to name, explore, express, and celebrate who they are as LGBTQ Youth of Color, and promotes participant decision-making and ownership, creativity, self-esteem, and personal identity.
The overarching goal of the project is to support participating youth to 'be the best persons they can be.' It will also engage LGBTQ and allied adult People of Color who are experienced performing artists as Adult Creative Mentors. These allies will assist the youth in creating a performance reflective of their rich and poignant experiences and talents.
For more information, visit Facebook.com/SeattleParksCOD or contact Rodney in Seattle Parks at 206-295-5218 or Rodney.Greene@seattle.gov.
POZ SEATTLE -
'EASTER BUFFET & EGG HUNT'
On Wednesday, April 9, from 6-8 p.m., at The Cuff Complex (13th Ave. & E. Pine St.), join POZSeattle for their monthly second Wednesday social. This month's theme: 'Easter Buffet and Egg Hunt.' Meet up in the downstairs bar for light snacks, socializing, catching up with old friends, making new ones, and a whole lot of fun. A catered full Easter dinner with ham, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, salads, and all the sides will be provided. A suggested donation of $5.00 will be requested, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Beverages will be provided at cost by the bar. 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. For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.pozseattle.org.
SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN
BOOK CLUB -
TELL THE WOLVES I'M HOME
AND THE NORMAL HEART
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m., at Seattle Area Support Groups Community Center (303 17th Ave. E. at E. Thomas St.).
In April, the club will discuss Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Riftka Brunt. It's 1986. The world is terrified of the new plague. We learn in the very first sentence that the fourteen year-old girl narrator loves more than any other person alive her Gay uncle who is dying of AIDS. Which is walloping in itself - but wait until Uncle Finn's lover seeks her out as the only one who loved her uncle as much as he did. Get your handkerchiefs ready. As Gay literature enters the mainstream, let's think about how we describe ourselves and how straight people describe us. We will be able to talk for hours about the way Brunt uses her Gay characters in her novel. DON'T read the back of the book - the blurb gives away half the surprises. Bring your opinions!
In May, the club will discuss Larry Kramer's 1985 AIDS play, The Normal Heart. On May 7, the group will read aloud Act One; on May 14, the group will read aloud Act Two; on May 21, the group will discuss the play; on Sunday, May 25, HBO will telecast the made-for-television movie, The Normal Heart, with Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo; on May 28, the group will discuss the made-for-television movie.
All GLBTQ folks are welcome to participate in this FREE book club. For more information, visit http://faculty.washington.edu/swittet/SGLBookClub/
NORTHWEST BEARS -
'SPRING THAW XX'
'MO WAVE FESTIVAL 2014
APRIL 10-13 & 18
INSPIRE YOUTH PROJECT -
'THE BIG BAIL OUT'
On Wednesday, April 16, from 4 to 9 p.m., at The Lobby Bar (916 E. Pike St.), help raise money to send children affected by HIV/AIDS to Camp Rise n' Shine! Grab your team of four and come on down to our jail located at The Lobby Bar. Our sheriff will sentence you to an hour of jail time where you will call friends and family to raise your bail and help send a kid to Camp Rise n' Shine! Sign up your team of 4 today! Contact Mandy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations to Inspire Youth Project and the 'The Big Bail Out' event are also welcome. www.inspireyouthproject.org
CAMP TEN TREES -
2014 CAMP TEN TREES
DINNER & AUCTION EVENT
Each summer, LGBTQA youth and youth of LGBTQ families come together to strengthen inner courage, build life skills, and find community through the fun of the Camp Ten Trees summer camp sessions. Get a taste of that same camp magic by being a part of our 2014 dinner and auction event, 'S'more Fun,' and you'll be letting our campers know that their joy, resiliency, and well being are of paramount importance to you.
On Saturday, April 19, at 6 p.m., at Herban Feast's Sodo Park (3200 1st Ave. S.), join us at 'S'more Fun' to raise the vital funds necessary to ensure that every youth who needs this camp can attend, regardless of ability to pay. Camp Ten Trees changes lives. Our supporters make it possible.
Go to www.camptentrees.org to donate an auction item, purchase a ticket, sign up to be a table captain, become an event sponsor, or make a tax-deductible donation. Act now to save your spot at 'S'more Fun.'
Event tickets are $60 individual; VIP individual $125. RSVP for 'S'more Fun' requested by April 4. Register online at www.camptentrees.org or call 206-288-9568. Help sustain for this year and years to come, the camp that's not just a camp ... it's a revolution!
Q-SQUARED MEN -
Q-Spring, a celebration of self and Spring for Gay, Bisexual and Transgender men, is a chance to gather with other men to reflect on, embrace, and celebrate who you are, where you have been, and where you are headed. Discover new parts of yourself and enjoy the company of other men in a non-judgmental, attitude-free atmosphere.
For more information and to register, visit www.qsquared.org or phone 253-216-3997.
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