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.
& SENSIBLE SHOES -
On Friday, May 7, at 8 p.m., Captain Smartypants presents their spring concert at Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave. Tickets: $20-advance general admission, $25-at the door, $35-premium table seating (limited availability). (Also 5/21.)
On Saturday, May 8, Sensible Shoes performs at Town Hall at 7 p.m., followed by Captain Smartypants at 9 p.m. Tickets: for single performance of either group, see ticket information above; for both shows $35-advance general admission; $40 at the door; $50-premium table seating (limited availability). (Also 5/22.)
206-388-1400, www.captainsmartypants.org, www.sensibleshoes.org.
SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION
On Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Safe Schools Coalition will be hosting an Orientation Training for folks who want to get more involved with the work of the Coalition. This training will provide an overview of the structure, ideology, and services of the Coalition and provide an opportunity to build community amongst Coalition members, leaders, and folks hoping to get newly involved. For more information and to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The training will be held at a Seattle location. www.safeschoolscoalition.org.
SEATTLE CENTER FESTÁL -
SPIRIT OF WEST AFRICA
On Saturday, May 8, from 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m., experience the excitement, richness and beauty of West Africa through live music, dance, art, film, exhibits, a fashion show, a West African marketplace and more. This lively and colorful festival features traditional performances by world-class griot artists - musicians, drummers and dancers long considered the repositories of oral traditions in West Africa - from Senegal, Ghana, Guinea, Benin, Gambia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Liberia. Their presence is essential to all West African celebrations, uniting and strengthening the community with drum and dance and celebrating the rites of passage of its members. In Center House. www.seattlecenter.com.
"A SALUTE TO
DEFIANT PUBLIC WORKERS"
On Saturday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m., the Freedom Socialist Party presents "A Salute to Defiant Public Workers" at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S. A panel of public employees will speak from their experiences fighting to preserve social services, education and the environment in times of privatization and government budget crises. $3 door donation requested. A special Blue-Plate Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. for a $9 donation. For more information: 206-722-2453 or FSPseattle@mindspring.com. Wheelchair accessible.
NUBIAN PRIDE PRODUCTIONS
PRESENTS "DRAG 'EM OUT"
On Saturday, May 8, from 9-11 p.m., join Nubian Pride Productions for their "Drag 'Em Out" drag show fundraiser for the Safe Haven Women's Shelter. The event, featuring Jell-O shots and a 50/50 raffle, will be held at Vibe Bar & Grill (226 1st Ave. S. Kent, WA). There is a $5 cover.
GAY CITY PRESENTS
On Sunday, May 9, at 2 p.m., Gay City and Three Dollar Bill Cinema present John Water's cult comedy classic, Serial Mom, a hilarious skewering of suburban life, true crime tales, and "family values." Come dressed to compete in Gay City's "Dare to Wear White" fashion show, plus other fun chances to win fabulous prizes. The event will be held at Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave. Tickets: $15 general admission; $12 for members of Three Dollar Bill Cinema. (includes complimentary mimosa). www.gaycity.org; www.threedollarbillcinema.org.
PRIDE IDOL CONTEST
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 Pride Idol contest runs every Sunday, May 2 through June 20. The contest will be held at R-Place, 619 E. Pine St., door at 7 p.m., contest at 8 p.m. Winners 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 email@example.com.
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.
WASHINGTON STONEWALL DEMOCRATS
RECEPTION AND FUNDRAISER
On Tuesday, May 11, the Washington Stonewall Democrats, a leading political voice in the LGBT community, will hold a reception and fundraiser at Tutta Bella (4411 Stone Way N.) in Wallingford from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to come and meet the new executive board.
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.
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: May - The Satyricon by Petronius (translated by William Arrowsmith), a comic satire of Ancient Rome which follows two Gay young men chasing the boy of their dreams and on which Federico Fellini based one of the greatest films of his career. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.
POZSEATTLE'S 11TH ANNIVERSARY
On Wednesday, May 12, POZSeattle will hold its 11th Anniversary party at The Cuff (13th and E. Pine) from 6-8 p.m. Meet at the downstairs bar to socialize or catch up with old friends. Light catered fare will be provided. This event is free (except for the cost of beverages) and open to all HIV-positive men and their friends, regardless of their age, shape, size, or color. For more information, visit www.pozseattle.org.
GAY CITY HEALTH PROJECT'S
On Wednesday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m., meet at Kaladi Brothers Coffee (511 E. Pike St.) for Gay City's monthly reading and discussion group about the spirituality of Gay and Bisexual men.
GAY SKATE PARTY AT
BELLEVUE SKATE KING
NEW MONTHLY DATE
On Wednesday, May 12, 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 Wednesday, June 9 . www.GaySkateSeattle.com; email@example.com.
LAMBERT HOUSE BENEFIT
DINNER AND CABARET
AT JULIA'S ON BROADWAY
On Wednesday, May 12, Synergy Events presents a cabaret and dinner fundraiser for Lambert House to be held at Julia's Restaurant (300 Broadway E.). Tickets are $30, doors open at 7:30 p.m. Join host Mark "Mom" Finley for a delicious banquet dinner as you take in a cabaret show by some of Seattle's best drag artists. There will be a fundraising ask, raffle, and a collection taken up for Lambert House, so bring cash for raffle tickets and your checkbook or credit card. Net proceeds go to Lambert House.
Buy tickets now at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/106804. www.lamberthouse.org.
MAYOR'S OFFICE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
AGE 55+ JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP
Jobless, but discouraged because of age bias? Help is available at the Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens Age 55+ Job Search Workshop on Thursday, May 13. Job counselors from the Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens Age 55+ Employment Resource Center will discuss job coaching, job-related computer training classes, a job list, and other services. The workshop will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Central Building (810 Third Ave.), Suite 150.
For more information, call (206) 684-0500, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.seattle.gov/seniors.
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.
THREE DOLLAR BILL
TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL
Three Dollar Bill Cinema's 5th annual Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival, May 13-16, will feature an eclectic mix of short films, documentaries, comedy and compelling dramas showcasing the incredible diversity of Transgender filmmaking.
On Thursday, May 13, at 6:15 p.m.,
Reality TG will be shown at the Capitol Hill Public Library, 425 Harvard Ave. E. FREE admission.
On Friday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m., Riot Acts, featuring interviews and performances by some of the best and brightest Transgender musicians playing in North America today, will be shown at the Erickson Theatre, 1524 Harvard Ave., followed by the Opening Night party featuring a live music performance by two musicians associated with the film.
On Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, May 16, at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and Saturday only at 9 p.m., films will be shown at the Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. For a complete schedule, visit www.threedollarbillcinema.org.
Tickets: $50 festival pass to get into every screening; $8-single tickets; $6-Three Dollar Bill Cinema member; $5-youth (21 & under) and senior (65 and over) - ID required.
For tickets, visit www.threedollarbillcinema.org.
SAYING IT OUT LOUD CONFERENCE
On Friday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies will hold the 11th annual Saying It Out Loud conference at the Shoreline Conference Center (18560 1st Ave. N.E.) in Shoreline, WA. Jaime M. Grant from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is this year's keynote speaker. Megan Kennedy and Sid Peterson will present the film Put This On the Map, a film about young people re-teaching gender and sexual identity through narratives. Workshops will also be held.
For more information, visit dbhr.casat.org. To register for this free conference, go to casat.unr.edu/dbhr/siol2010.html.
CD FORUM'S CREATION PROJECT SHOWCASE
On Friday/Saturday, May 14/May 15, at 8 p.m., the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas will showcase the culmination of its year-long new works and professional development program at Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.). The CREATION Project Showcase represents the breadth and excellence of local contemporary performing arts. Tickets are $15 general, $10 student/senior.
For more information, visit www.cdforum.org.
JUST US GIRL RIDERZ
CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN BIKERS
On Saturday, May 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Just Us Girl RiderZ (JUGRZ) will hold a conference for women who wish to hone their mechanic skills at Des Moines Masonic Lodge #245 (2208 S. 223rd St., Des Moines, WA). Women will be invited to share and learn alongside fellow women riders from the Northwest and beyond. There will be opportunities for hands-on use of tools and equipment.
For more information, visit www.jugrz.com.
WALLINGFORD YARD SALE TOUR
On Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., tour the yard sales of Wallingford to benefit John Stanford International School. Pick up a map and start the tour at 4401 2nd Ave. N.E. or 2200 N. 38 St.
FRIENDSHIP THROUGH FLOWERS
On Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ikebana International Seattle Chapter 19 will present its 51st annual ikebana Japanese style flower arranging exhibition at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park (1400 East Prospect). Demonstrations will be held both days at 1 and 2 p.m.
For additional information, e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEATTLE CHEESE FESTIVAL
On Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Seattle's annual Cheese Festival will be held at Pike Place Market (1st and Pike). Come enjoy a variety of local and exotic cheeses, attend a seminar, or have a glass of wine in the wine garden.
For a full schedule, visit www.seattlecheesefestival.com.
Q-SQUARED BOOK GROUP
On Saturday, May 15, at 1 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Library (425 Harvard Ave. E.), the Q-Squared Book Group will discuss the novel Salvation Army by Abdellah Taia. In his introduction, Edmund White says, "Abdellah Taia is a brilliant young Moroccan living in France. In this novel, appropriately, he talks about his first contacts with Europeans. We learn about the traditional Moroccan family, about Swiss sex tourists, about the Salvation Army in Geneva, about his first burgeoning of desire in a young Arab, about family and carnal love." 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.com.
Experience the Gay and Lesbian event of the season at 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, with "Hush" at the Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom (I-90 E., Exit 27 / I-90 W., Exit 31). Original Glam presents a night of glamour, fantasy, magic, male and female go-go dancers, DJs, and a performance by recording artist Vanessa Thompson. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 the night of the event.
For more information, visit www.hushpride.com.
GAY CITY HEALTH PROJECT'S
GCU NIGHT SCHOOL: SPACE CREATED
On Wednesday, May 19, from 6:30-8 p.m., meet at Gay City (511 E. Pike St.) for a special class on how to become more organized and meet those space challenges. Need to create more space in your closet for more spring fashion? Can't seem to find your keys and wallet? Join Thomas Glass for GSU Night School's Space Created.
PURR BARTENDER AUCTION
The bidding begins at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, for Purr's Third Annual Bartender Auction. Come to Purr (1518 11th Ave.) and bid on a date with your favorite bartender. Hosted by Latrina Bidet.
SHIFT GAYME NIGHT
On Friday, May 21, Gay City hosts GAYme night from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at Dunshee house, 303 17th Ave. E.
LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE
Lifelong AIDS Alliance's long-running Gay Bingo season continues on Saturday, May 22 with "Blue Hair Gay Bingo" at Fremont Studios, 155 N. 35th St. - doors at 6 p.m., game starts promptly at 7 p.m. Final Gay Bingo of the season on 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
Q-SQUARED MEN FUNDRAISER
Sunday, May 23, is your last chance to win 7 nights' lodging (one bedroom standard lodging) anywhere in the world (subject to availability). (Does not include meals or airfare.) Choose the location from thousands of properties at www.rci.com. The opening bid is $600. All proceeds go to CAMP operations and scholarships.
Questions, bids, and counterbids are to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by May 23.
On Sunday, May 23, Gaysha Starr Productions presents the LaFemme Magnifique Washington Pageant, at Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, entrance in alley between Harvard and Broadway off E. Pike St., door at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m.
The pageant will be hosted by pageant founder and Portland legend Darcelle XV. Competition categories are: Evening Gown, Theme Wear: "The Garden of Eden," Talent Presentation, and Las Vegas Showgirl. Admission is $12 at the door, with partial proceeds to GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) Washington State.
The winner and first runner-up of both LaFemme Magnifique Washington and LaFemme Magnifique PLUS Washington will go to the International Pageant Labor Day Weekend at the Oregon State Convention Center for a $1,000 cash prize, crown, sash, jewelry and the title, in both categories.
For complete information, contact pageant coordinator Gaysha Starr at email@example.com.
A CELEBRATION OF
On Thursday, May 27, from 6-9 p.m., Masins and Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) present Glam 5, a night of fashion, furnishings, and fabulous jewels, with hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and wine, luxury silent auctions, and music by DJ Wendall. Reservations required, RSVP by May 21 to attend. $25 minimum suggested donation at the door. Dress is glam.
For more information call (206) 763-8885 or visit diffa.org/seattle.
"WAY OF THE QIN" EXHIBIT
SHOWCASES CHINESE PHILOSOPHY
The current exhibit at the Taoist Studies Institute (225 N. 70th St.) features over 50 items illustrating Chinese culture and philosophy. Accompanying the exhibit will be a rich array of educational public programs, as well as related items available for sale. The Qin, commonly known as the Guqin, is an ancient zither which has been played in China for over 2,000 years. The "Way of the Qin" exhibit will be accompanied by an array of public programs focusing on Taoist and Chinese culture, as well as Guqin concerts and workshops.
The exhibit runs Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. through October 24. For more information, visit www.taoiststudiesinstitute.org.
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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