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posted Friday, February 17, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 07

Northwest News
compiled by Rick McKinnon SGN Staff Writer

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.'

REVOLUTION BOOKS - BOOK READING & BRADLEY MANNING PRESENTATION
On Saturday, February 4, at 3 p.m., at Revolution Books (89 S. Washington St.), learn the truth about Bradley Manning who has been tortured awaiting trial and faces life imprisonment. The 24-year-old Army intelligence analyst is accused of leaking the 'Collateral Murder' video of a U.S. helicopter attack that killed 11 civilians (including two Reuters journalists) and wounded two children in Baghdad, Iraq, and also faces charges of sharing documents with WikiLeaks. Gulf War Resister Jeff Paterson is touring the West Coast with the Free Bradley Manning campaign and will read from the new book, About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against the War.

WINTER PRIDE WHISTLER, BC
FEBRUARY 5-12

www.gaywhistler.com

GSBA - PRIME TIME EAST
On Tuesday, February 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Tutta Bella Neapolitain Pizzeria (715 NW Gilman Blvd., Issaquah) the GSBA hosts their February Prime Time East social and networking event. This event is complimentary. To RSVP, call 206-363-9188 or visit www.thegsba.org. The GSBA (Greater Seattle Business Association) is Greater Seattle's LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

NATIONAL BLACK HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY EVENT
On Tuesday, February 7, FREE FOOD from 6-7 p.m., FREE HIV testing from 6-8:30 p.m., main event from 7-9 p.m., at Mount Zion Baptist Church (1604 19th Ave, at E. Madison St.), join Public Health - Seattle & King County, for a special evening in celebration of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, with Master of Ceremonies Renee McCoy Ph.D., Senior Prevention Manager for Lifelong AIDS Alliance; Maxine Hayes, MD, MPH, Community Health Educator for Project HANDLE; Tonya Rasberry, Peer Advocate for BABES Network; Rev. Linda Smith, D.Min., Pastor of the Church of Mary Magdalene; Rev. Aaron William, Senior Pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church. With live performances by The Human Harmony Choral Academy (Youth Choir), New Revelation Choir, Poet Selam Gebrekidan, Poet Storme Webber. FREE HIV testing will be provided by the Center for Multicultural Health. With an art raffle featuring 10 items to be raffled off during the course of the evening with proceeds to the BABES Network, a local organization dedicated to serving HIV positive women. Get Educated, Get Tested, Get Involved. Join us in the fight! To learn more, please visit www.kingcounty.gov/health/hiv

2012 NW FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW - 'A FLORAL SYMPHONY'
FEBRUARY 8-12

www.gardenshow.com

POZ SEATTLE - VALENTINE'S DAY SOCIAL
On Wednesday, February 8, from 6-8 p.m., at The Cuff Complex (13th Ave. & E. Pine St.), POZSeattle hosts their monthly social (with a Valentine's Day theme this month). Meet in the downstairs bar for light snacks, socializing, catching-up with old friends, making new ones, and a whole lot of fun. (Valentine's Day cards will be provided for a game of 'Post Office.') This event is FREE (except for the cost of beverages), and 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. Our primary social event is always held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. For more information about this event, to plan your own social event, or to be added to the POZSeattle event promotions email list, email info@pozseattle.org or visit www.pozseattle.org.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB - WE THE ANIMALS
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday, at 6 p.m., at Seattle Area Support Groups Community Center (303 17th Ave. E. at E. Thomas St.) February's selection is Fritz Peters' pioneering Gay novel of 1951, We the Animals, by Justine Forres, about three brothers, one of whom is Gay. Composed of small vignettes, this slender volume has received rave reviews, including praise from Dorothy Allison, Michael Cunningham, and Marilynne Robinson.

All GLBTQ folks are welcome to participate in this FREE book club. For more information, email nickdimartin@earthlink.net, visit http://faculty.washington.edu/switter/SGLBookClub/ or contact SASG at 206-322-2437; www.sasgcc.org.

'CUPID'S HEAT 2'
On Saturday, February 11, from 8 p.m.-midnight, at R Place (619 E. Pine St.), the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Abbey of St. Joan, presents a Valentine's benefit for Rise n' Shine, a community organization that supports children impacted by HIV/AIDS, with your hostess Lady Chablis. www.risenshine.org.

IMPERIAL COURT OF SEATTLE - IN-TOWN SHOW & AWARDS
On Sunday, February 12, door at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m., at R Place (619 E. Pine St.), join the Imperial Court of Seattle for their annual In-Town Show & Awards, an evening of fine drag entertainment and a prelude/kick-off for Coronation Week. (For complete details, see SEATTLE CORONATION 2012 listing below.) The In-Town Show will feature Seattle-based performers paying tribute to the reigning monarchs and the reigning monarchs recognizing the contributions that individuals have made to the Court this past year. (No cover for the In-Town Show.) www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.

SEATTLE WOMEN'S CHORUS - FRIENDS & FAMILY PREVIEW CONCERT IN RENTON
On Sunday, February 12, at 7 p.m., at Renton Ikea Performing Arts Center (400 S. 2nd St., Renton), join Seattle Women's Chorus for their Friends & Family Preview Concert of 'Shot Through the Heart,' a concert of contemporary and classical love songs and love songs from the Great American Songbook. Tickets: 206-388-1400.

The concert will also be performed on Saturday and Sunday, February 18 and 19, at 2 p.m., at Seattle's Benaroya Hall (3rd Ave. & University St.) and on Sunday, February 26, at 3 p.m., at Bremerton's Admiral Theater (515 Pacific Ave., Bremerton). For more info: www.flyinghouse.org.

ROSEHEDGE HOUSE - 'LOVE BEYOND BOUNDARIES' VALENTINE'S DAY BANQUET
On Tuesday, February 14, at 6 p.m., at Renaissance Seattle Hotel (515 Madison St.), Rosehedge/Multifaith Works presents 'Love Beyond Boundaries,' a dinner, dance and silent auction benefiting the men and women served by Rosehedge/Multifaith Works. Tickets: $150. www.rosehedge.org/lwb.

TACOMA LESBIAN CONCERN'S ANNUAL FORT FLAGLER RETREAT
On February 15-20 (or 17-20) Tacoma Lesbian Concern hosts their annual retreat at Fort Flagler on Whidbey Island. According to their newsletter, the event is unique: each woman basically customizes the experience to suit her own interests and abilities. Some of the hardier, more able-bodies women spent a lot of time hiking the beach and exploring the outdoors. Others take full advantage of the opportunity to curl up with a good book and read to their hearts content. Some play cards, games and do jigsaw puzzles. Others spend much of their time talking and getting to know everyone better.

TLC will be reserving two buildings to provide comfy accommodations for everyone to cook, eat, sleep and socialize. Costs will be shared by those who reserve - probably close to $25 per person plus pitching in some food. Some financial assistance is available. Day visitors are welcome. For complete information, visit www.tacomalesbianconcern.org.

'STAND OUT' - GSBA BUSINESS & HUMANITARIAN AWARDS BANQUET
On Thursday, February 16, at 5:30 p.m., at Seattle Marriott Waterfront (2100 Alaskan Way), join GSBA members, with MC Gary Tucker, for 'StandOUT,' a gala evening in celebration of the recipients of the 2011 GSBA Business & Humanitarian Awards and their noteworthy success in business, outstanding philanthropy and commitment to the LGBT community. With special guest Christine Gregoire. Tickets: $140-members, $160-nonmembers, $100 students. 206-363-9188; www.thegsba.org.

SEATTLE WOMEN'S CHORUS - 'SHOT THROUGH THE HEART'
On Saturday and Sunday, February 18 and 19, at 2 p.m., at Benaroya Hall (3rd Ave. & University St.), join Seattle Women's Chorus for 'Shot Through the Heart,' a concert of contemporary and classical love songs and love songs from the Great American Songbook. Tickets: $22-$52. 206-388-1400; www.flyinghouse.org.

The Seattle Women's Chorus will also be presenting a Friends & Family Preview Concert on Sunday, February 12, at 7 p.m., at Renton Ikea Performing Arts Center (400 S. 2nd St., Renton; 206-388-1400) and an out-of-town concert on Sunday, February 26, at 3 p.m., at the Admiral Theatre (515 Pacific Ave., Bremerton; 360-373-6743). For more info: www.flyinghouse.org.

IMPERIAL COURT OF SEATTLE - SEATTLE CORONATION 2012, THE PRESIDENT'S BALL: 'CHANNEL 41: A YEAR TO REMEMBER'
On Saturday, February 18, door at 5 p.m., coronation pageant at 6 p.m., at Seattle Renaissance Hotel (515 Madison St.), the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic and Rainier Empire presents Seattle Coronation 2012, the President's Ball 'Channel 41: A Year to Remember.' Join Their Most Imperial Majesties Rainier XXXVII Mark Surreal and Olympia XL Precious Cargo with many local and out-of-town visiting dignitaries for an evening of fine drag entertainment and pageantry paying tribute to the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle, its reigning monarchs and title holders, past and present, visiting dignitaries from the Olympic and Rainier Empire and beyond, culminating in the crowning of the Imperial Court of Seattle's new reigning Emperor and Empress for the coming year. Tickets: $50. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.

On Sunday, February 12, door at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m., at R Place (619 E. Pine St.), the Imperial Court of Seattle presents the In-Town Show & Awards featuring Seattle-based performers paying tribute to the reigning monarchs and the reigning monarchs recognizing the contributions that individuals have made to the Court this past year. (No cover for the In-Town Show.)

On Thursday, February 16, at 7 p.m., at R Place, the Court presents the Denver/Salt Lake Show, featuring performers and dignitaries from Denver and Salt Lake City. (No cover for the Denver/Salt Lake Show.)

On Friday, February 17, at 7 p.m., at R Place, the Court presents the Out-of-Town Show, featuring performers and dignitaries from out-of-town near and far. ($10 suggested donation for the Out-of-Town Show.)

On Sunday, February 19, at 10:30 a.m., at Seattle Renaissance Hotel, the Court presents the Seattle Coronation 2012 Victory Brunch, celebrating the newly crowned Rainier XXXVIII and Olympia XLI. ($25 for the Victory Brunch.)

On Sunday, February 19, at 3 p.m., at C.C. Attle's (1701 E. Olive Way), the Court presents the Alaska Bird-Water Party featuring visiting guests from Alaska. (No cover for the Alaska Bird-Water Party.)

SEATTLE RED DRESS PARTY
On Saturday, February 18, from 9 p.m.-2 a.m., at Fremont Studios (155 N. 35th St.), join the incomparable Gaysha Starr with special guest performer Deborah Cox in her Seattle debut at the Seattle Red Dress Party with DJs Brian Gorr and Almond Brown. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Gay City Health Project, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Multifaith Works, and Rise 'n Shine. Tickets on sale now: $40-general admission advance ($60 at the door), $100-VIP advance ($120 at the door, if available). Must be 21+ and MUST wear a red dress to attend. www.seattlereddressparty.org.

BOOK LAUNCH - AT SECOND GLANCE
On Sunday, February 19, at 2 p.m., at the University Bookstore (4326 University Way NE), join Gay City and several local authors/contributors for an afternoon of readings from Gay City's fourth literary anthology, At Second Glance. 'There are always at least two viewpoints to every story&.' FREE. www.gaycity.org.

SEATTLE RAINBOW CONTRA DANCE
On Sunday, February 19, free lesson at 3 p.m., dance 3:30-6 p.m., at Dance Underground (340 15th Ave. E.), join Seattle Rainbow Contra Dance for an afternoon of live music and gender-free dancing for LGBTQ folks and friends and all who want to dance. February 19 features the music of Seattle's Farm Report with Mariah Pepper calling. Cost: $10 general admission.

7TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS PARTY
On Sunday, February 26, 4pm VIP, 5pm general admission, at Cinerama Theatre (2100 4th Ave.), join Three Dollar Bill Cinema and Gay City Health Project for their 7th annual Academy Awards Party. See Hollywood's biggest stars shine on the biggest screen in town. Enjoy light bites and delicious drinks as you celebrate the Academy Awards while supporting Three Dollar Bill Cinema and Gay City Health Project. Must be 21+, ID required. Tickets start at $30. www.gaycity.org/oscars.

LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE - 3RD ANNUAL BENEFIT BREAKFAST
On Thursday, March 8, from 7:30-9:30 a.m., at Red Lion Hotel (1415 5th Ave.), join Lifelong AIDS Alliance and keynote speaker, Robert Greenwald, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS and one of the nation's leading authorities on health care reform for people living with HIV/AIDS, for a breakfast in support of Lifelong AIDS Alliance's vital programs. You will also learn about the agency's history as well as how healthcare reform will affect people living with HIV/AIDS. Suggested donation: $150. 206-328-8979; www.lifelongaidsalliance.org.

'ANTIQUES ROADSHOW' COMING TO SEATTLE
'Antiques Roadshow,' PBS's most-watched prime time series, has announced their Summer 2012 Tour destinations, and Seattle will be hosting the show on August 18. Admission to the show is free, but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. Ticket applications - with complete ticketing rules - are available at www.pbs.org/antiques or by dialing toll-free 1-888-762-3749. Ticket applications must be received by April 16, 2012. Tickets will be awarded by random drawing. Additional information about the Summer 2012 Tour is available at www.pbs.org/antiques.



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