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posted Friday, October 21, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 42
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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.'

JET CITY HOOPS - SEATTLE'S CO-ED GLBTQ BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Whether you've got game or just want to try something new and make some new friends get involved with Jet City Hoops' winter session for some fun times. A skills clinic will be held on Monday, October 24. All skills levels welcome. Register online through Sunday, October 30, for the winter season games that will be held on Sundays, November 6-December 18 at Miller Community Center (330 19th Ave. E., just north of E. Thomas St.). Jet City Hoops offers both recreational and competitive divisions. Visit jetcityhoops.org for complete information.

'BURLYCON' - THE BURLESQUE CONVENTION
OCTOBER 20-23

www.burlycon.org

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL
THRU NOV. 6

www.earshot.org

HEINEKEN CITYARTS FEST2011
OCTOBER 20-22

www.CityArtsFest.com

THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA - SEATTLE LESBIAN & GAY FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 14-23

www.threedollarbillcinema.org

MOUNTAINS TO SOUND GREENWAY TRUST FALL TREE PLANTING
The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust will be hosting a series of native tree and shrub plantings on weekends through early December. Volunteers are invited to help with the project at Seattle and King County locations throughout the greenway. For more information and to sign-up, visit www.mtsgreenway.org and look under the VOLUNTEER menu for Tree Planting.

NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST TO STOP POLICE BRUTALITY
On Saturday, October 22, at 2 p.m., at Westlake Plaza (4th Ave. & Pine St.), join the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality. Wear black in memory of people murdered by law enforcement. Organized by the October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. 206-264-5527; oct22seattle@hotmail.com, october22.org.

SEATTLE CENTER FESTAL - CROATIAFEST
OCTOBER 23

On Sunday, October 23, from noon-8pm, at Seattle Center's Exhibition Hall, join in folkdance lessons and a dance party, learn the art of Croatian cuisine and wine tasting and purchase your favorite ethnic crafts and products. Acclaimed dance ensembles and musicians, intricate costumes, art exhibits, tourist information and historical displays showcase Croatia's rich past and dynamic present. CroatiaFest offers exploration and insights into the culture of this southeast European country at the crossroads of the Balkans and Adriatic Sea. For a full schedule of events, visit www.croatiafest.org.

'SHARED SENSIBILITIES: CUNNINGHAM, RAUSCHENBERG, AND JOHNS'
On Sunday, October 23, from 2-3 p.m., the Henry Art Museum, University of Washington (15th Ave. NE and NE Campus Parkway.), presents a lecture by Roger Copeland on the role these three artists (along with John Cage) played, collectively, in 20th Century art. Tickets: $5 general; FREE for students and museum members. 206-543-2280; www.henryart.org.

IN THE LIFE TV - 20TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON PREMIERE
On Sunday, October 23, at midnight, on KCTS-TV, Channel 9, In The Life marks twenty years on public television celebrating and documenting the faces, voices and stories of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. This season premier opens with analysis of New York's vote for marriage equality and closes with a look back at twenty years of covering the culture wars.

RADICAL WOMEN - WEEKLY FEMINIST READING CIRCLE
Radical Women hosts a weekly roundtable discussion of Frederick Engels' classic work, Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State, on the persistent problem of women's inequality and how it can be overcome. The reading circle meets Monday through December 12,, 7:30-9:30 p.m., at 3314 Wallingford Ave. N. #4, Seattle. $2 suggested donation per session. Everyone welcome. For more info, call 206-722-6057 or email RWseattle@mindspring.com.

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 7:30 p.m. in the loft.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB - THE LADIES
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Seattle Area Support Groups Community Center (formerly Dunshee House) (303 17th Ave. E. & E. Thomas St.). Women members have been requesting a book about women, so the October selection is an elegant novel based on the very real, non-fiction, love of two women in the 1770s. Doris Grumbach's The Ladies is her telling of the true story of Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby who became known as the Ladies of Llangollen, two Irish women who defied convention way before their time, eloped and lived as a married couple to be visited by the celebrities of the day. All GLBTQ folks are welcome to participate in this FREE book club. For more information, email nickdimartin@earthlink.net, visit http://faculty.washington.edu/swittet/SGLBookClub/ or contact SASG at 206-322-2437.

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD & COMMUNITY ARTS EVENTS
Festivals and events color the character of Seattle's neighborhoods. Community groups presenting a neighborhood arts or cultural event in 2012 can apply for funding through the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs' Neighborhood & Community Arts program.

The funding program helps Seattle's neighborhood art councils and community-based groups produce annual festivals and events that enhance the visibility of neighborhoods, promote cultural participation, celebrate diversity and build community through arts and culture.

Neighborhood arts councils and community-based groups may seek support for a recurring festival or event that has been in existence for at least one year, has a significant arts and cultural component, is open to the public and takes place in Seattle. Applicants are not required to have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

Funded organizations each receive $1,200 to support direct project expenses, including artist fees, marketing and promotional fees, venue and equipment rentals or other production-related expenses. Funds may not be used for fundraising or organizational administrative expenses. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 26. Link to the online application at www.seattle.gov/arts.

MERCE CUNNINGHAM DANCE COMPANY LEGACY TOUR
OCTOBER 27 & 29

On Thursday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, October 29, at 8 p.m., at the Paramount Theatre (911 Pine St.), Seattle Theatre Group presents the Merce Cunningham Dance Company Legacy Tour. Set to disband after this tour, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company has helped cement the legacy of the iconic post-modern choreographer since its founding in 1953. The Centralia native's legendary dancing and choreography is matched by collaborations with composers, most notably John Cage, and visual artists such as Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg.

Presented by Seattle Theatre Group in conjunction with On The Boards, Spectrum Dance Theater, Cornish College of the Arts, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Art Museum, this will be Seattle's final opportunity to see Cunningham's choreography performed by the company he personally trained. Each evening features a different program of Cunningham's work. www.stgpresents.org

'NEW QUEER ON THE BLOCK: AN AVANT-GARDE STANDUP COMEDY SHOW'
On Thursday, October 27, from 9 p.m.-2 a.m,, at Re-bar (1114 Howell St.). Brian Peterson will perform a 30-minute standup routine, Ramona the Band will perform an hour set, followed by dancing with local Seattle DJs LA Kendall and Tony Burns. Hosted by Mark 'Mom' Finley. $5 cover to help pay for the space and some of the artists involved. 21+ w/ID.

HALLOWEEN!
OCTOBER 28-31

See all of the print advertisements in this week's SGN for a comprehensive overview of Halloween party options in Seattle for your enjoyment. The SGN Community Calendar also lists every Halloween party that is advertising with us:

On Friday, Lambert House's 'Nightmare on Capitol Hill.' R Place's 'Sister Dawnna's Nightmare,' Gay City's 'Bump! Heaven + Hell,' Neighbours's 'Hillbilly Hell,' and OutWest Bar's 'Halloween Extravaganza.'

On Saturday, NARAL's 'Liberty Ball Auction & Masquerade,' Madison Pub's 'Silver Screen Party,' Purr's 'Haunted Playboy Mansion,' Northwest Chocolate Festival's 'Masquerade Ball & Dessert Showcase,' Seattle Erotic Art Festival's 'Seduction Halloween,' the 'Shake Your Ghoul Thing' at Seattle Design Center, Baltic Room's 'Ravage,' The Cuff's 'Horror Under the Big Top,' Neighbours' 'Freakshow,' and OutWest Bar's 'Halloween Extravaganza.'

On Sunday, Teatro ZinZanni's 'Teatro ZinZombie-A Macabre Ball,' Purr's 'Nuns Go Bump in the Night XIII, Neighbour's 'La Llorona,' OutWest Bar's 'Halloween Extravaganza.'

On Monday, R Place and Lady Chablis' 'VooDoo Halloween' costume party and contest, Neighbours' 'Witches Ball,' and OutWest Bar's 'Halloween Extravaganza.'

This will be a Halloween weekend to remember. Have fun, and remember, don't drink and drive.

SEATTLE CENTER FESTAL - DIA DE MUERTOS
OCTOBER 29-30

On Saturday, October 29, from noon-8 p.m., and Sunday, October 30, from noon-6 p.m., Taller Mexicano para la Cultura y las Artes presents Dia de Muertos or 'Day of the Dead.' Enjoy a spectacular sand painting, community altars, music and dance performances, food, sugar skull painting and a community altar to remember our dearly departed with a special musical procession lit by candles on Saturday evening.

MUSIC OF REMEMBRANCE - THE BOYS OF TERAZIN, A DOCUMENTARY
On Sunday, October 30, at 2:30 p.m., at Plestcheeff Auditorium, Seattle Art Museum, Music of Remembrance presents the world premiere of acclaimed newsman and film producer John Sharify's story of the boys of Terazin's Home One, their secret magazine VEDEM, and the unlikely reunion of four survivors in Seattle, 65 years later, at a Music of Remembrance concert in their honor. With special guests, members of The Northwest Boychoir. Post-screen discussion with directory John Sharify and cinematographer Tim Griffis. Tickets: $18-advance, $25 at the door. 206-365-7770; www.musicofremembrance.org.

'OMG! WHO ARTED?' - AN ART CONTEST FOR SISTERS' 'CONDOM SAVIOUR' PACKAGING
Do you like to draw, or paint, or just sketch and doodle? Well, if you do, you may want to enter this art contest sponsored by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence - The Abbey of St. Joan and Vermillion Art Gallery for a chance to have your art featured on the Sisters' 'Condom Saviour' packaging!

All artistic skill levels are encouraged to participate. In the Sisters' spirit of non-judgment and fundraising, the winner will be determined by how much money a particular submission raises through direction donation and silent auction. Who doesn't love a good old-fashioned popularity contest, huh?

From now through November 5, 2011, artists can register (with $10 donation) and pick up their submission packets at Vermillion (1508 11th Ave.). Submission packets will contain a list of rules, image requirements, a release form and a canvas. On Saturday, November 12, from 6-10 p.m., judging for the contest will be held at Vermillion. This is an all-ages contest and event. There is no cover charge; donations at the door will be gladly accepted. Artists under 18 will need a parent's or legal guardian's permission to enter.

All proceeds from 'OMG! Who Arted?' go to the Sisters' 'Play Fair!' program.

In 1982 as San Francisco's health scene had hit crisis levels, registered nursed Sister Florence Nightmare and Sister Roz erection joined with a team of Sisters and medical professionals to create 'Play Fair!,' the first safer sex pamphlet to use plain sex-positive language, practical advice and humor to educate people on the responsibility of their sexual health.

The Abbey of St. Joan continues the duty of teaching the message that everyone has a responsibility to themselves and their sex partners to stay safe and 'Play Fair.' 'Condom Saviours' and 'Passion Packs' carry supplies and helpful information, all of which are free for the asking.

'RED, WHITE & PROUD' - 2011/2012 MR. & MISS GAY SEATTLE PAGEANT
On Saturday, November 5, door at 5 p.m., pageant at 6 p.m., at Neighbours (1509 Broadway, entrance in alley between Harvard Ave. and Broadway off E. Pike St.) join the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and Miss Gay Seattle XLVI Jetta Mae and Mr. Gay Seattle XXXV David, for an evening of fine drag entertainment and celebration. $10 suggested donation. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.

SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY SEEKS VOLUNTEER GARDENERS
The Seattle Public Library is seeking volunteers to help maintain attractive grounds at 12 neighborhood branches this summer and fall. Volunteers will weed gardens, rake leaves and pick up litter. Work parties will be scheduled June through October - on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 9 a.m. and noon. For more information, contact Anne Vedella, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at anne.vedella@spl.org or 206-386-4614. Volunteer applications can be downloaded from www.spl.org - select 'Support Your Library' and go to the 'Volunteer Opportunities' page.

ANSEL ADAMS' MANZANAR PHOTOS AT BAINBRIDGE MUSEUM
'Ansel Adams: A Portrait of Manzanar' at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum (215 Ericksen Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA) examines the internment-camp experience of West Coast Japanese-Americans during World War II. This new exhibit of photos from the Library of Congress includes some of Ansel Adams' images that have never been exhibited before. The museum is open Monday-Sunday (closed on Tuesdays), 1-4 p.m. (with extended hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. during the summer) and is a short walk from the Bainbridge ferry terminal. Admission: $4 adults, $3 students/seniors, $6 family, museum members and children under 5 free. An outdoor picnic area is available nearby. 206-842-2773. www.bainbridgehistory.org. The exhibit runs through December 7, 2012.

'INJUSTICE AT EVERY TURN' - COMPREHENSIVE TRANSGENDER DISCRIMINATION STUDY SHARES TWO PERSONAL STORIES ON 'IN THE LIFE'
http://www.itlmedia.org/html/other/Injustice%20at%20Every%20Turn.html

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.

'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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