FREE RÉSUMÉ AND
JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS
South Seattle Community College's WorkSource Center is partnering with the Seattle Public Library and the King County Library System to offer résumé and job search workshops. The Seattle Public Library events will be held at the downtown Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Room 4 on Level 4. No registration is required, but seating may be limited. For more information, contact South Seattle Community College WorkSource Center at 206-764-5304 or visit www.southseattle.edu for complete schedule.
IT'S TIME FOR SPRING CLEAN
Spring has arrived and Seattleites are gearing up to take part in the city's longest-running neighborhood cleanup program - Spring Clean. Spring Clean, now in its 24th year, runs from April through May.
Spring Clean activities include painting out graffiti, picking up litter and illegally dumped materials, stenciling storm drains, cleaning school yards, removing invasive plants in planting strips and traffic circles, and planting trees. All projects are conducted on public property.
The City of Seattle supports volunteers with FREE bags, gloves, safety vests, and waste disposal. Spring Clean information, including neighborhood cleanup activities and sign-up packets, is available by calling 206-233-7187 or by visiting www.seattle.gov/util/springclean.
FOR SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE
Registration is underway for the 2010 Seattle Pride Parade and March. The theme this year is "Over the Rainbow - Be Seen, Be Heard, Be There." The event will be held on Sunday, June 27, starting at 11 a.m. on 4th Ave. between Union St. and Denny Way. For complete details, visit www.seattlepride.org.
GAY GAMES VIII
The Cologne Gay Games, July 31-August 7, is seeking volunteers to help with the presentation of the games. Visit the "Take Part" page at www.games-cologne.com for complete details.
MR., MISS & MS. GAY
Mr. Gay Washington '09-'10, Matt Surreal Cache, and Miss Gay Washington '09-'10, The Surreal Roxanne Von Cummings, invite you to the 40th Anniversary of the Ms., Miss, and Ms. Gay Washington Pageant at the LaQuinta Inn, 1425 E. 27th St., Tacoma. www.laquinta.com.
The Last Show and Awards will be held on Friday, April 9, door at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Cost: $20.
The Gay Washington Pageant will be held on Saturday, April 10, door at 5 p.m., show at 6 p.m. Cost: $40, includes elaborate buffet.
The Victory Brunch will be held on Sunday, April 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: $26.
AN EVENING WITH
The incomparable Dina Martina presents a new evening (or matinee, if you prefer) of hilarious songs, stories, videos and audience gifts that will knock your socks off. Because Dina Martina's performances have been described as "totally fresh" and "unlike anything you've ever seen," it's next to impossible to effectively describe what a Dina Martina show is like. It is, however, easy to list some things the show IS: hysterically funny, surprisingly smart, hilariously stupid, occasionally obscure, surreal, sweet, full of pathos. The show runs March 5-April 18 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. 1-800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/93619. NOTE: No one under 21 years old will be admitted.
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
AT STONE SOUP THEATRE
Stone Soup Theatre presents an accomplished production of the 10th anniversary edition of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues featuring 5 new monologues. Performances run Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm through April 25. General admission is $16-$20 and $13 for those under 30. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/99179 or by calling 800-838-3006 or 206-633-1883. No one under 10 will be admitted. Stone Soup Theatre is located at 4035 Stone Way N. www.stonesouptheatre.org.
IMMIGRATION REFORM RALLY
On Saturday, April 10, at noon, the Washington Immigration Reform Coalition, an alliance of over 50 organizations, faith groups, community groups and labor unions, is hosting "Immigration Reform Rally: We Can't Afford to Wait!" at Occidental Park, just east of 1st Ave. S. between S. Washington St. and S. Main St., in Seattle's Pioneer Square. Communities across the country will be participating in this national day of action to ensure our representatives know we want comprehensive immigration reform.
SEATTLE QUAKE RUGBY
The Seattle Quake Rugby hosts their final home game this season on Saturday, April 10 (vs. Corvallis). All games are played at Magnuson Park, Field #5, 7400 Sand Point Way NE. Kickoff at 1 p.m. www.quakerugby.org.
WITH SEATTLE OPERA
On Saturday, April 10, at 2 p.m., Seattle Opera presents a FREE panel discussion, "Collaborating with Bernstein" featuring Daron Aric Hagen, Peter Kazaras and Stephen Wadsworth. The event, moderated by Seattle Opera General Director Speight Jenkins with performances by soprano Jennifer Zetland and mezzo-soprano Cecelia Hall, will be held at Seattle Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave. at Seneca St. Although the event is free, ticket reservations are required and can be made by calling the Seattle Opera ticket office at 206-389-7676 or 800-426-1619. For more information on this event, visit www.seattleopera.org/calendar. Seattle Celebrates Bernstein is a city-wide arts festival honoring the great composer and conductor. The festival, which runs from March to June, is a combined effort by local arts organizations - orchestras, choruses, and theater companies - to present Bernstein's works. www.seattlecelebratesbernstein.org.
"WE'VE GOT FRIENDS
'ROUND HERE" -
CAMP TEN TREES'
DINNER & AUCTION
Come celebrate the first ten years of Camp Ten Trees on Saturday, April 10, at the 10th Annual Camp Ten Trees Dinner and Auction. The event will be held at the Westin Cascade Ballroom, 1900 Fifth Ave., starting at 6 p.m. Enjoy dinner, fabulous auction and entertainment. Tickets: $90-individual; $125-VIP. Check website at www.camptentrees.org for availability of last minute tickets. Camp Ten Trees is a summer camp for LGBT kids and children of LGBT parents.
SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS
OLÉ!, OLÉ!, OLÉ!
On Saturday, April 10 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 11 at 2 p.m., The Seattle Men's Chorus presents their spring concert, Olé!, Olé!, Olé!, at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St.
Don't miss this HOT retrospective of the sounds and flavors of Latin America and Spain. The Seattle Men's Chorus will serenade you with zarzuela of Spanish opera, tangos of Argentina and salsas of Brazil and Cuba. Dance the night away with the greatest hits of famous contemporary Latino vocal artists: Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca," Jennifer Lopez's "Let's Get Loud," Selena's "Como la Flor," Julio Ingelsias' "Un Hombre Solo," and Gloria Estefan's "Conga." Tickets are $30-$35, $15 youth (17 and under). 206-388-1400; www.flyinghouse.org.
The SMC also presents Olé!, Olé!, Olé! Saturday, April 17 at 7 p.m., at the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton and Saturday, May 1, at 2 p.m. at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia.
Visit www.emeraldcitysoftball.org for information about the Emerald City Softball Association's Open League for Gay and non-Gay men and women.
Visit www.eteamz.com/womensecsa for information about the Emerald City Softball Association's Women's League for Gay and non-Gay women only.
PRIDE IDOL CONTEST
KICKS OFF AT R-PLACE
Seattle Out and Proud (SOaP), producers of the annual Seattle Pride Parade, in association with Esurance, presents Pride Idol 2010, Seattle's talent search contest to find the best vocalists in the area. The contest will be held at R-Place, 619 E. Pine St., door at 7 p.m., contest at 8 p.m. The Pride Idol preliminary auditions will be held Sundays, April 11 and April 25. The Pride Idol contest will run from Sundays, May 2 through June 20. Winners of the talent search contest will be awarded cash and additional prizes and get to ride on the official Seattle Pride Idol float in the Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday, June 27. For more information, visit www.seattlepride.org, call the Pride office at 206-322-9561 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANNUAL SPRING RECEPTION
CHILDREN & YOUTH PROGRAM
On Tuesday, April 13, from 5:30-7pm, at FareStart Restaurant, 700 Virginia St., join former SGN staff writer Robert Raketty, along with other HomeStep staff members and concerned community members for a wine and appetizer reception in support of HomeStep's Children & Youth Program. Free admission; donations welcome. RSVP preferred by not required. To RSVP, visit www.home-step.org. HomeStep provides up to two years of transitional housing and intensive supportive services to over 400 homeless families and individuals each year.
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 p.m. in the loft.
GAY CITY HOSTS
NEW OUT TO QUIT
On Tuesday, April 13, at 7 p.m., Gay City Health Project launches their next Out to Quit smoking cessation workshop series. If you would like to quit smoking, join them for an orientation meeting at 511 E. Pike St. to learn more about the FREE program. The OTQ series will begin the following week! For more information, contact Lark@gaycity.org or call 206-388-1710.
SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB AT DUNSHEE HOUSE
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave. E. at E. Thomas St. The club is pleased to announce the following title to be discussed in their ongoing reading and discussion series: April - The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault. All GLBTQ folks in the community are welcome to participate in this free book club. The reading list is chosen and the discussion facilitated by Nick DiMartino, published novelist and playwright, currently a book reviewer for ShelfAwareness.com, and a 30-year employee of University Book Store. For more information, email email@example.com or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.
QLAW FOUNDATION LGBT LEGAL
CLINIC SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
The QLaw Foundation LGBT Legal Clinic is looking for new volunteers. The clinic provides free legal services specifically designed to address the needs of LGBT individuals and couples. The Legal Clinic is expanding its efforts in community education and publicity for the clinic and is currently seeking additional members for the subcommittees responsible for those activities, as well as volunteers to schedule appointments and staff the monthly clinic. An education subcommittee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m., location to be determined. To volunteer or join a subcommittee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information, visit www.q-law.org/legalclinicvolunteer.
COUNTRY DOCTOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC OFFERS HEALTH CARE NIGHT FOR LGBTQ COMMUNITY
Spectrum Natural Health at Country Doctor Community Health Clinic, 500 19th Ave. E., offers primary and naturopathic care for the LGBTQ community every Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Providers have been serving the LGBTQ community for many years. Cost is sliding scale - no one turned away for lack of funds. For information and to make an appointment, call 206-299-1600.
CAPITOL HILL PRIDE
CITY GRANT, ISSUES
OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS
The Capitol Hill Pride Committee is proud to announce it has received a Small and Simple Matching Fund Project Grant from the City of Seattle Mayor's office. We are delighted as this will afford better development and outreach for the community festival this year.
The committee is also announcing an Open Call to all artists and entertainers. Please submit your information to email@example.com with "ARTIST" in the subject line for committee review. Deadline: April 15, 2010.
GSBA WOMEN AT THE TOP
On Thursday, April 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., please join the women of GSBA for a women's early evening social and networking event at the Columbia Tower Club, 701 5th Ave. Cost: $10-members and students; $15-non-members. NOTE: Business attire required. 206-363-9188; www.thegsba.org.
UW OUTLAWS AND QLAW
PRESENT MATT NOSANCHUCK
OF DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
On Thursday, April 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the University of Washington School of Law's LGBT OUTLaws and QLaw, Washington state's LGBT bar association, invite you to meet Matt Nosanchuk, recently appointed as Senior Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and designated liaison to the LGBT community. He will be discussing the efforts underway in the Obama administration to advance LGBT equality. The event will be held at Dorsey & Whitney, 701 5th Ave., Ste. 6100. Light appetizers, wine, and beverages will be served. For more information, email Colton Carothers at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP - RSVP not necessary, but encouraged.
Q-Law will host their 5th annual QLaw Banquet on Thursday, April 29 at the Hyatt @ Olive 8 in downtown Seattle. Registration deadline is Friday, April 23. www.q-law.org.
CONQUER THE WEST"
On Thursday, April 15, at 7 p.m., the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas presents a panel discussion on the history of Black women pioneers in the Old West. The event will be held at the Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts. Cost: $7 general admission, $5 students and seniors. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/72065 or 1-800-838-3006.
HOST SPRING THAW
SEATTLE CHERRY BLOSSOM
& JAPANESE CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Seattle's annual Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival will be held April 16-18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Seattle Center's Center House and Fisher Pavilion. Part of Seattle Center's 22 Festal cultural celebrations, the festival celebrates the culture of Japan in all its facets. www.seattlecenter.com.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
2 LGBT interest films on April 18. Call or check website for film schedule and new venues. 206-326-1088, www.langstonblackfilmfest.org.
MUSIC OF REMEMBRANCE
SPARKS OF GLORY:
On Saturday, April 17, at 2 p.m., at the Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1300 First Ave., MOR's popular outreach series concludes this season with Canadian composer Sid Robinovitch's Rodas Recordada. This work relates a story that the Spanish poet Guillermo Diaz-Plaja told about his encounters with the Sephardic community of Rhodes before and after its destruction by the Nazis. The moving ballad has revealed an unexpected arc of history reaching from Greece to Seattle. Lior Navok's Found in a Train Station is based on a note that a mother pinned to her child before she boarded a train to a concentration camp. You'll also hear the haunting sounds of Simon Sargon's Before the Ark for violin and piano, and the ethereal, poignant beauty of Osvaldo Golijob's Tenebrae. This concert if FREE to the public. www.musicofremembrance.org.
Q-SQUARED BOOK GROUP
On Saturday, April 17, at 2 p.m., at the Capitol Hill Branch Library, 425 Harvard Ave. E., the Q-Squared Book Group will discuss the novel The Death of Friends by Michael Nava. Possibly the best of the Henry Rios mystery novels by Lambda award-winning author Michael Nave, People magazine called it "a brave, ambitious and highly impressive work." Q-Squared Book Group is open to men who are interested in Gay literature and always welcomes new members. For more information, visit www.qsquared.org.
LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE
Lifelong AIDS Alliance's long-running Gay Bingo season continues on Saturday, April 17 with "Biker Babe Gay Bingo" at Fremont Studios, 155 N. 35th St. - doors at 6 p.m., game starts promptly at 7 p.m. The season continues on May 22 with "Blue Hair Gay Bingo," and June 19 is "Beach Blanket Gay Bingo." Tickets are $25 and a full bar will be available. Due to Washington State Liquor Control regulations, all guests must be 21 years of age or older.
Visit the Lifelong AIDS Alliance Gay Bingo website at www.gaybingoseattle.com for more information and to buy your tickets. Or contact Gay Bingo at 206-323-0069 or email@example.com
THREE DOLLAR BILL
SPRING FILM SERIES
Three Dollar Bill Cinema's film series continues at the Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave., at 7 p.m., with the following two films:
Mädchen in Uniform (1958) will be presented on Saturday, April 17. An orphaned teenager (the legendary Romy Schneider) is sent to an oppressive boarding school and soon falls madly in love with her sympathetic teacher (Lilli Palmer) whose tender loving care is misunderstood with tragic results. The story of their passionate and scandalous affair unfolds in artful, glorious color and remains one of the most unusual and bold films to emerge from post-war Germany. This is the first U.S. screening of the newly restored Mädchen in Uniform in 20 years. The film is not available on DVD.
Lastly, movie-goers will learn how to Score (1974) on Thursday, April 22. A swinging married couple with an appetite for same-sex fresh meat set their sights on a pair of naïve newlyweds, showing them the kinky ropes in an erotic contest of seduction. Prepare for plenty of flesh and hilarious dialogue. Directed with wild abandon from sexploitation auteur Radley Metzger. This is the unrated version of Score.
Tickets are $9 for Three Dollar Bill Cinema members and $9.99 for general audience.
2010 EARTH GAY
On Sunday, April 18, from 1-4 p.m., join OUT for Sustainability for an afternoon of community environmental service projects. For information and to sign up for projects, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.outforsustainability.org. An after party for the whole community follows at 5 p.m., at Havana, 1010 E. Pike St.
GAY SKATE PARTY AT
BELLEVUE SKATE KING -
On Monday, April 19, from 7-10 p.m., enjoy an evening of roller-skating at Bellevue Skate King, 2301 140th Ave. NE, Bellevue, at this LGBTQ community social event for friends and family. Cost is $10 at the door; $7 under 18 (a portion of proceeds benefit Dunshee House). Regular skate rentals: FREE. Inline skate rentals: $4 or bring your own skates. For more information and directions, call 425-458-4707. Next Gay Skate Party is Monday, May 17. www.GaySkateSeattle.com; email@example.com.
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.
GAY CITY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
FOR LGBT LIBRARY AND
RESOURCE & REFERRAL LINE
Gay City Health Project's newest program needs your help! They have taken charge of the 323-LGBT community resource line and need your help to make it successful! Some duties include answering phones, connecting people to resources, updating material for their records, checking out books and reshelving. If you are interested, please contact Susan at 206-388-1707 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"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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