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posted Friday, February 24, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 08
Northwest News
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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.'

'THE CAR THAT BROUGHT YOU HERE STILL RUNS: A PORTRAIT OF RICHARD HUGO'
FEBRUARY 23-26

Turk Miller, veteran film and stage actor, performs a tribute to the great poet of the Pacific Northwest, Richard Hugo (1923-1982). The show runs Fri.-Sat., at 8 p.m. and Sun., at 2 p.m., at Richard Hugo House (1634 11th Ave.). Tickets: $16-general, $14-student/senior. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/217937

'WINTERGRASS' - BLUE GRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL
FEBRUARY 23-26

Hyatt Regency (900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue). www.acousticsounds.org.

JOHN CAGE'S 'SONATAS AND INTERLUDES'
On Saturday, February 25, at 8 p.m., at Chapel Performance Space (Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.), the Wayward Music Series brings New York pianist Adam Tendler to town to play John Cage's complete 'Sonatas and Interludes' for prepared piano. The cycle, written 1946-48, is one of the last things Cage actually composed rather than created through chance procedures. Tickets: $5-$15 cash or check only at the door.

NIGHT FANTASIA 2012
On Saturday, February 25, from 9 p.m.-1 a.m., at Nijo Sushi Bar & Grill (83 Spring St.), Night FantAsia returns for their 13th anniversary celebration of the Seattle LGBT Asian & Pacific Islander Community. DJ Ericket, Resident DJ of Changes, and your new and upcoming drag-artist host, Atasha Manila, will energize the night. Enjoy great food and drink amongst friends. Raffle drawing and auction will benefit PAMILYA, in memory of Danny Vega. For more information, call 206-262-1022 or visit www.kwanchai.net.

ACADEMY AWARDS PARTIES
On Sunday, February 26, at 4 p.m., at Purr (1518 11th Ave.), Purr and the SGN host 'A Night at the Oscars.' Watch the Academy Awards on Purr's numerous flat screen TVs. Stop in early to fill our your ballots. Prizes awarded all night. No cover. On Sunday, February 26, Madison Pub (1315 E. Madison St.) hosts an Oscar Party with a 'Cast Your Vote' contest with cash prizes of $150, $50 and $25 to participants with the most correct votes. No cover.

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. With special guest Jinkx Monsoon. 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.

FIRST HILL STREETCAR - OPEN HOUSE MEETINGS
Construction will begin in April on the First Hill Streetcar. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is hosting two open house meetings for the public to learn about the project and what to expect during construction, and to meet the project team.

The meetings will be held on Tuesday, February 28, from 5-8 p.m., at Union Station, Ruth Fisher Boardroom (401 S. Jackson St.), and on Wednesday, March 7, from 4-7 p.m., at Silver Cloud Hotel, The Broadway Room (1100 Broadway). To request an interpreter, call 206-733-9990.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB
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.)

Annie Prouix's short story, Brokeback Mountain, will be the focus of the last two meetings in February.

The book for March will be Edmund White's new novel, Jack Holmes and His Friend, about a Gay/straight friendship that lasts a lifetime. One half of the book is told by the Gay character. One half of the book is told by the straight character. The reader is plunged into the characters' sex lives, their crises, their affairs, their quarrels, their lies. The writing is of the highest quality. For discount on cost of book, email Nick.

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.

SEATTLE PRIME TIMERS - COFFEE REUNION
On Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m., at Tully's (19th Ave. E. & E. Aloha St.) join Seattle Prime Timers for an informal meet and greet - to socialize, chat, swap lies, find out what your friends have been doing, let others know your latest theater recommendations, etc., etc.

Seattle Prime Timers is a social organization for Gay and Bisexual men over 40 and their admirers. www.seattleprimetimers.org.

3RD ANNUAL NUBIAN PRIDE KING AND QUEEN PAGEANT - 'AN EVENING OF DECADENCE'
On Saturday, March 3, door at 6 p.m., pageant at 7 p.m., at Highline Bar (210 Broadway E.), join King Daquan and Queen Marion with special guest Mariah Balenciaga from Rupaul's Drag Race Season 3, for the third annual Nubian Pride King and Queen Pageant. Tickets: $10 advance/$15 at the door. www.nubianprideproductions.webs.com

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.

LOBBY BAR HOSTS 3RD ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS SUMMER SPLASH COCKTAIL CHALLENGE
On Thursday, March 8, at 8 p.m., the Lobby Bar (916 E. Pike St.) is the place to be to watch local bartenders compete and create signature drinks in the 3rd annual Palm Springs Summer Splash Cocktail Challenge. Bartenders will be evaluated on taste, presentation and name of drink. Bartenders will also be judged on creativity and attire, as well as presentation and audience participation. Bartenders will receive bonus points if 'Palm' or 'Springs' is in the name of the signature drink.

A winner will be selected and brought to Palm Springs to compete against other national finalists in the Cocktail Challenge finale on May 31, 2012, which is also the official kick-off of 'Summer Splash' presented by the Desert Gay Tourism Guild.

Patrons at the March 8 contest will receive Palm Springs swag, additional sponsor giveaways, and enjoy Stoli drink specials. And one lucky patron in attendance will win a trip to Palm Springs, including a 2-night hotel stay and roundtrip airfaire courtesy of Alaska Airlines. www.thelobbyseattle.com.

20TH ANNUAL WASHINGTON STATE LEATHER PRIDE WEEK
MARCH 16-25

www.wsmlo.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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