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posted Friday, March 2, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 09
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.'

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.

'DINA MARTINA: AMPLE WATTAGE!'
In springtime, a young man's fancy turns to Dina Martina. OK, maybe not, but it does turn to things exciting and new - like the ALL NEW show, 'Dina Martina: Ample Wattage,' On Friday, March 2, at 8 p.m., at Re-bar (1114 Howell St.), Dina Martina unveils her brand new show, 'Dina Martina: Ample Wattage,' brimming with new songs, new stories, new costumes, new audience gifts, and brand new video! Like all of Miss Martina's shows, this new show will also be brimming with (as The Village Voice says) 'comedy that'll make you piss your pants!' Get your tickets now and see why, over the years, Dina Martina has been the recipient of countless awards and suggestions!

Show dates: Fridays/Saturdays at 8 p.m.: 3/2-3/3, 3/9 only (no show 3/10), 3/16-17, (no shows 3/23-3/24), 3/30-3/31, 4/6-4/7, 4/13-4/14. Bloody Mary/Mimosa Matinee Sundays at 2 p.m.: 3/4, 3/11, (no show 3/18), 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22. Tickets are $20 advance ($25 at the door) through www.brownpapertickets.com/event/218811.

UNITY NOW PROGRAM - FREE HEALTH FAIR, GOSPEL CONCERT & HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY IN TACOMA
On Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Oasis of Hope Center (1937 South G Street, Tacoma), Pierce County AIDS Foundation's Unity Now Program will host a kick-off event for the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS.

From March 4-10, every church, mosque, synagogue, temple, and home are invited to join in prayer, education, advocacy, and service for the healing of AIDS in the United State.

Ann Mumford is a Community Health Educator for Pierce County AIDS Foundation and serves as coordinator for the Unity Now Program, an outreach and prevention program focusing on women of color. This year, she will combine National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS and National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day into one event. Through her efforts, she reaches out and educates churches and faith-based organizations about the impact of HIV/AIDS on communities of color, particularly African-American women and girls.

This year's event will be a celebration of gospel music and a health fair with free health screenings, including: dental cleanings for children, blood glucose and high blood pressure screenings, rapid HIV testing, diabetes education and prevention and education on heart disease, prostate cancer and breast cancer. For additional information, contact Ann at 253-597-4800 or visit www.piercecountyaids.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.

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

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 7, from 4-7 p.m., at Silver Cloud Hotel (1100 Broadway) in the Broadway Room. To request an interpreter, call 206-733-9990.

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.

A PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF THE VOLUNTEER PARK CONSERVATORY
On Wednesday, March 7, from 7-8:30 p.m., at Montlake Community Center (1618 E. Calhoun St.), Seattle Parks and Recreation invites you to a public meeting to discuss current operating issues at the Volunteer Park Conservatory. Please come share your thoughts on ways to earn more revneue and/or to cut expenses, whether or not the building should be used for alternative uses, and whether it should be operated by a private or nonprofit organization.

This is your opportunity to meet the business plan consultant, Rick Daley of EMD Consulting Group, and to provide input on the plan that Seattle Parks will create. Whether you are hearing about this for the first time or are already actively involved, Seattle Parks encourages you to come to the meeting and participate in the process. For more information, visit www.seattle.gov/parks/parkspaces/VolunteerPark/Conservatory.htm.

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.

BLITZ CAPITOL HILL ART WALK
On Thursday, March 8, the second Thursday of each month, enjoy the Blitz Capitol Hill Art Walk at venues around Capitol Hill, including Broadway/Broadway E., 15th and 15th Ave. E., the Pike/Pine corridor, and E. Olive Way. www.blitzcapitolhill.com.

THE LOBBY BAR - 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 airfare courtesy of Alaska Airlines. www.thelobbyseattle.com.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY CELEBRATION
On Saturday, March 10, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Westlake Park (401 Pine St.), the Gender Equality Caucus of Occupy Seattle presents an International Women's Day Rally in solidarity with women and their struggles across the globe, featuring speakers, music, poetry, a speak-out and arts. For more information, email occupygenderequality@gmail.com.

BLUESTREET JAZZ VOICES 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
On Saturday, March 10, at 8 p.m., at Broadway Performance Hall (Broadway & E. Pine St.), BlueStreet celebrates their 10th nniversary with a concert of their most popular arrangements, to thank their loyal fans for a decade of memorable performances. Remember the Andrews Sisters? The Temptations? BlueStreet brings those harmony styles alive onstage as well as jazz, big band swing, blues, gospel and even some pop. If you've never seen this group perform, you'll understand what the fuss is about, once you hear their luscious natural blend and balanced harmonies. This special celebration even includes a FREE trip to an enormous chocolate dessert buffet at intermission, with soft drinks, wine and beer available for purchase before the show and at intermission. Tickets: $20-general, $15-senior over 65, $12-student with ID at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/226053; 206-361-5726. www.bluestreetvoices.com.

SISTAH SINEMA - 'SHE WASN'T LAST NIGHT'
On Saturday, March 10, door at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m., at Chao Bar & Bistro (1200 E. Pike St.), Sistah Sinema presents a screening of 'She Wasn't Last Night,' with creator Darice Jones live. Tickets: $10 advance, $15 at the door. www.sistahsinema.com.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY CELEBRATION - 'VOICES OF THE NEW FEMINIST UPRISING'
On Sunday, March 11, at 3 p.m., at New Freeway Hall (5018 Rainier Ave. S.), hear activists discuss how grassroots women are fighting for equality, radical alternatives to politics as usual, and economic justice from U.S. streets to the Middle East. International brunch served at 1:30 p.m. for a $9 donation. Door donation $2. For info, rides or childcare, call 206-722-6057 or email RWseattle@mindspring.com. Wheelchair accessible. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by Radical Women.

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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