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posted Friday, October 28, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 43
Northwest News
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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.

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. 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.

HALLOWEEN OPEN HOUSE - VOLUNTEER PARK CONSERVATORY
On Monday, October 31, 5-8 p.m., come to the Volunteer Park Conservatory (14th Ave. E. & E. Galer St., vehicles enter at 14th Ave. E. & E. Prospect St.) for their first annual spooky Halloween Open House. Join them for a family friendly evening and explore the eerie darkened building after hours. Treats and cider will be served.

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL THRU NOV. 6
www.earshot.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.

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 (tapete), 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 Saturday evening.

MERCE CUNNINGHAM DANCE COMPANY LEGACY TOUR
On 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 Company will perform works by their founder and choreographer in celebration of his life and achievement as an artist who redefined dance in the 20th Century in collaboration with composers, most noteably John Cage, and 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. www.stg-presents.org.

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 director John Sharify and cinematographer Tim Griffis. Tickets: $18-advance, $25 at the door. 206-365-7770; www.musicofremembrance.org.

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 information, 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 STRANGER'S CHILD
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.).

Alan Hollinghurst's stupendous, multi-generational Gay epic is the book club's November selection. The Stranger's Child is a challenging, perceptive, labyrinthine, and hugely satisfying fiction entertainment.

Hollinghurst serves up one great big banquet of a book, with plenty of the cruelty and sting of the real world, the irrationality of lust, the fickleness of fame, unanticipated deaths, and those unexpected, priceless moments of compassion and grace, with a cast ranging from servants to baronets, from piano teachers to bankers, a literary field-day with its roots in an era when passionate friendships dared not speak their name.

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.

GSBA PRIME TIME EAST
On Tuesday, November 1, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Redmond Marriott Town Center (7401 164th Ave. NE, Redmond, WA) join GSBA members and guests for this monthly complimentary social and business networking event. To RSVP, call 206-363-9188 or visit www.thegsba.org.

RADICAL WOMEN ORGANIZING MEETING
On Thursday, November 3, at 7 p.m., at New Freeway Hall (5018 Rainier Ave. S.), join Radical Women members for an organizing meeting. Dinner, with vegetarian option, will be available at 6:30 p.m. for an $8 donation. For more information, rides or childcare, call 206-722-6057 or email rwseattle@mindspring.com. Everyone welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Hosted by Radical Women.

FREEDOM SOCIALIST PARTY - 'SOCIALIST FEMINISM VS. ANARCHISM'
On Friday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m., at New Freeway Hall (5018 Rainier Ave. S.), the Freedom Socialist Party hosts a public forum, 'Socialist Feminism vs. Anarchism,' featuring Marxist journalist and organizer Andrea Bauer, who will explore the different philosophical differences between these two schools of thought and political action. Bauer is a Queer rights activist, pop culture critic and environmentalist. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., door donation $3. Hearty snack plates for $7. For more information, call 206-722-2453 or email FSPseattle@mindspring.com. Wheelchair accessible.

SISTAH SINEMA - THE WATERMELON WOMAN
On Friday, November 4, at 8 p.m. at Chao Bar & Bistro (12th Ave. & E. Pine St.), join Sistah Sinema for a screening of Cheryl Dunye's The Watermelon Woman. Produced in 1996, this movie was the first full-length African-American Lesbian feature. It took top honors in film festivals around the globe. Cheryl Dunye will be joining Sistah Sinema via Skype for the Q&A. Tickets: $5. www.sistahsinema.webs.com.

Sistah Sinema is a movie event showcasing Black womyn in Queer roles and is held the first Friday of each month. Each showing will be followed by a moderated discussion section.

Sistah Sinema was created to showcase the nuances of Black Queer Womyn culture. It is hoped that the movies will serve as a vehicle to foster honest dialogue on struggles and opportunities unique to Black Queer Womyn. While discussion sections will focus on Black Queer Womyn, all members of the Queer community are invited to attend.

UNIVERSITY DISTRICT JAZZ FESTIVAL
NOVEMBER 4-6

www.udistrictjazzfestival.com

SEATTLE CENTER FESTAL - HMONG NEW YEAR CELEBRATION On Saturday, November 5, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, the Hmong New Year Celebration offers an exploration and insights into the unique culture and traditions of the Southeast Asian Highlands, showcasing local Hmong dancers, musicians and artists in ways that illuminate and preserve this unique culture. For a full event schedule, visit www.hmongassociationofwa.org.

'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 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.

'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 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 direct 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 gladly be 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 nurses 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 Saviors' and 'Passion Packs' carry supplies and helpful information, all of which are free for the asking.

PAUL DAHLQUIST PHOTOGRAPHY AT GHOST GALLERY
NOVEMBER 10-DECEMBER 5

From Thursday, November 10, through Monday, December 5, Ghost Gallery (on Summit Ave. E. between E. Denny Way and E. Olive Way, next to the Hillcrest Market) will be showing rare and never-before-seen images by Northwest master photographer Paul Dahlquist. Included in the show will be stunning portraits and nudes. Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday-Friday, noon-8 p.m., Saturday/Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Tuesday by appointment. www.ghostgallery.org; www.pauldahlquist.com/

GENERIC LEATHER PRODUCTIONS OF WASHINGTON (GLPW) HOSTING COMMUNITY MEETING
Generic Leather Productions of Washington (GLPW) and former president Gene Romaine have decided to resign as producers of the Northwest LeatherSIR, Leatherboy & Community Bootblack Contest, effective immediately. The decision does not reflect on their continuing support for the contest or their support for the local titleholders, whom they respect greatly, according to Michael 'Odie' Heaston, acting president of the Board.

After 9 years of producing the regional contest, GLPW and Mr. Romaine have decided that it was time for a fresh perspective on the contest, as well as a need to refocus energies on building the Queer Kink Community in the Pacific Northwest. Plans for new events and a roadshow are currently in the works, as well as deliberations on how to maximize their core mission of producing events that support the alternative sexuality community from Montana to Washington and Oregon to Alaska. In this effort, GLPW has put together a list of projects and events for the coming year.

GLPW and Mr. Romaine are very involved in producing the Leather Leadership Conference XVII, slated to occur in Seattle in April, 2013. Other events that GLPW produces include the Leather Pride Picnic, during Seattle's Pride weekend; Spanksgiving on Thanksgiving evening; and several play parties over the course of the year, many of which coincide with other Leather or fetish events.

With a new direction as their goal, GLPW is putting out an invitation to everyone in the Pacific Northwest who regard the building of a greater Queer Kink Community a priority in their own life to come out and join them for their next meeting to be held on Sunday, November 13, at 1:15 p.m, at the Seattle Public Library, Capitol Hill Branch (Harvard Ave. E. & E. Republican St.), 2nd floor conference room. GLPW will be holding elections to fill three vacant board seats and will be forming committees with both Board and non-board members at the helm to steer the organization and these committees into a brighter future. The new goals of GLPW are in keeping with their mission statement. 'Now is the time to step up and make some news about who we are and what we are doing,' says acting president Michael 'Odie' Heaston.

www.glpw.org.

'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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