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posted Friday, May 25, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 21
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 info and to help make it happen, contact Randy at Seattle Parks, 206-883-6110 txt/phone, email randy.wiger@seattle.gov or Google 'SeattleParksCOD.'

BORDER RIDERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB SUMMER RIDES
MAY 18-21 and monthly through October www.borderriders.com

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL MAY 17-JUNE 10
www.siff.net

TACOMA ART MUSEUM - 'HIDE/SEEK: DIFFERENCE AND DESIRE IN AMERICAN PORTRAITURE' THROUGH JUNE 10
The Tacoma Art Museum (1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma) presents the groundbreaking exhibit, 'Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,' that debuted at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in 2010 and is the first major exhibition to address the question of how gender identity and sexual orientation have shaped the creation of modern American portraiture. 'Hide/Seek' offers an unprecedented survey of nearly 150 years of American art and includes more than 100 works by masters, including Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, Georgia O'Keefe, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and more.

The exhibit was co-curated by noted Gay historian, Jonathan Katz, and Smithsonian curator, David Ward. The exhibit will include special events and guest lectures. For more information on the exhibit and special events, call 253-272-4258 or visit www.tacomaartmuseum.org.

The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Monday and Tuesday). On the third Thursday of each month, the museum is open until 8 p.m., with free admission form 5-8 p.m. Admission: $10-adults, $8-students, military, seniors 65+, $25 family rate (2 adults and up to four children under 18), children 5 & under free. For bus riders, the museum is accessible from Seattle by Sound Transit bus routes #594 and $586.

PHOTO CENTER NW - 'AUTHOR AND SUBJECT: CONTEMPORARY QUEER PHOTOGRAPHY'
Photo Center Northwest (900 12th Ave.) presents 'Author and Subject: Contemporary Queer Photography.' The exhibit runs April 7-May 27 and highlights ten regional and national photographers and video artists who focus on identity, gender, sexuality, courage and the human form. The exhibit has been organized in response to 'HIDE/SEEK: Gender and Sexuality in American Portraiture' currently at the Tacoma Art Museum. The gallery is open Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., and Friday-Sunday, 12 noon-8 p.m. FREE admission. www.pcnw.org.

EMERALD CITY SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION
www.seattlegaysoftball.com

PRIDE IDOL 2012
On Sundays through June 10, doors at 6 p.m. (with open community karaoke), contest at 8 p.m., at Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway), join Seattle Out & Proud and your hostess Gaysha Starr for Pride Idol 2012, Seattle's annual LGBT Pride karaoke contest - weekly $100 cash prize; $1000 grand prize. No cover charge to watch. www.seattlepride.org.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB - ARE YOU MY MOTHER?
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.). May selection is Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel (author of Fun Home).

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; www.sasgcc.org. For discount on cost of books, email Nick.

TRIANGLE RECREATION CAMP AT BENDER CREEK - THE MILITARY PARTY WEEKEND MAY 25-28
www.camptrc.org

NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL MAY 25-28
www.nwfolklife.org

GSBA YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WITH PRIDE
On Tuesday, May 29, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Lobby Bar (916 E. Pike St.), come out and toast the arrival of spring with an amazing group of LGBTQA young professionals, The GSBA's Young Professionals with Pride group is geared toward the GSBA's 21-39 age range members. Cost: $10 GSBA members, $15 non-members, $10 students. Pre-registration at www.thegsba.org; 206-363-9188.

'CREATING AN ECODISTRICT' - CAPITOL HILL HOUSING COMMUNITY FORUM
On Tuesday, May 29, doors at 5 p.m., presentation and panel discussion at 5:30 p.m., reception at 7 p.m., at Broadway Performance Hall (Broadway & E. Pine St.) you are invited to a presentation on Capitol Hill EcoDistrict research and a panel discussion featuring local and national urban sustainability leaders. Find out how you can become an active participant in the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict. This event is FREE and open to the public - RSVP required. To RSVP, go to www.capitolhillhousing.org and click on the 'In the Community' menu, then scroll down to 'Capitol Hill EcoDistrict,' etc.

LGBTQ ALLYSHIP'S 2012 QUEERLY CLASSED DISCUSSION SERIES - 'LIMITED ACCESS: WHO HAS AND DOESN'T HAVE HEALTHCARE IN THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY'
On Wednesday, May 30, from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., at Southside Commons (3518 S. Edmunds St.), join LGBTQ Allyship for a panel discussion on healthcare in the LGBTQ community. Featuring Natalie Kelly, organizer for UNITE HERE Local 8; Sara Jaye Sanford, health educator in the LGBTQ community; Kathleen Prezbindowski, retired professor and project director for PATHS Wellness Program for Older Adults; and Jack Johnson, AIDS activist and educator in the LGBTQ community.

Queerly Classed is open to all ages. Refreshments will be served. Southside Commons is wheelchair accessible and is on bus routes 7 and 9. www.LGBTQAllyship.org.

HANNAH FREE AND JAMIE AND JESSIE IN OLYMPIA
On Thursday, May 31, at 6 p.m., at the Capitol Theater (206 5th Ave. SE, Olympia), SAGE Olympia, the Cal Anderson Lecture Series at The Evergreen State College, Capital City Pride and Olympia Film Society are presenting two FREE films and a talk by filmmaker Wendy Jo Carlton.

Hannah Free, directed by Wendy Jo Carlton, makes the case quietly and persuasively for the advantages of legal marriage over 'domestic,' 'civil,' or any other kind of union, neatly detailing the nightmare scenario that haunts many domestic partners. The film stars the great Sharon Gless (Cagney & Lacey) and Kelli Stickland,

Hannah Free has been a free-spirited rebel all her life who still rails against authority even as she is entering her golden years. Her lifelong partner, Rachel, has lapsed into a coma after suffering a stroke and must now live in a nursing home. It is suddenly enormously difficult for Hannah to even see Rachel, let alone participate in her care.

Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together is an irresistible romantic comedy about friendship and love. Jamie and Jessie have known each other for years and are best friends. Featuring whimsical musical numbers and a smart sensibility, Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together is like a cool indie musical that wears its heart on its sleeve. Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun Times calls it 'a sweet and appealing musical comedy.'

'TOMFOOLERY - A DRAG KING SPECTACULAR!'
On Thursday, May 31, doors at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m., at Re-bar (1114 Howell St.), Randy Andy Productions presents 'Tomfoolery - A Drag King Spectacular!' with MC Daddy Le Deviant and Randy Andy, Neon & Leon Beige, Frankie Moon with Smokestack Lightning, Lily Divine & Co., Mr. Licker, Cinnamon Swirl, Al & Will Lykya. Tickets: $12-advance, $15 at the door. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/244994

JOFFREY: MAVERICKS OF AMERICAN DANCE AT NORTHWEST FILM FORUM JUNE 1-7
Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave.) presents the new feature length documentary, Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance, from Friday, June 1-Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The 2012 film chronicles the legendary Joffrey Ballet, founded by Seattle native Robert Joffrey, from its humble beginnings touring the country in a borrowed station wagon to becoming one of the world's most exciting and prominent ballet companies. Narrated by Tony and Emmy award winner Mandy Patinkin, the documentary takes a look at this groundbreaking American cultural treasure. Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance is the first film to tell the story of how the Joffrey Ballet revolutionized American ballet by daringly combining modern dance with traditional ballet at a time when it was not routinely accepted. The Company broke other barriers, too, by accepting and cultivating a diverse group of talented dancers regardless of race and body type, by resurrecting nearly lost early 20th Century masterpieces, and by commissioning daring new works by cutting edge choreographers. Tickets: $10.

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL - 'BEYOND THE THRESHOLD' JUNE 1-10
www.seattleidf.org

CONCERT UNDER THE COLUMNS
Every Friday, from June 1 to September 7, noon-2 p.m. and 4-8:30 p.m., at Pike St. and Boren Ave., the public is invited to FREE concerts by local musicians at the Columns.

BARTENDER AUCTION AT PURR TO BENEFIT RISE N' SHINE
On Wednesday, June 6, bidding begins at 8 p.m., Purr Cocktail Lounge (1518 11th Ave.) presents their 5th Annual Bartender Auction to benefit Rise N' Shine with guest host Glamazonia. Bid on a date with your favorite bartender and support the programs of Rise N' Shine. www.risenshine.org.

DIVERSE HARMONY - 'HUMAN NATURE'
On Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, at 7:30 p.m., at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center (104 17th Ave. S.), Diverse Harmony, Seattle's LGBT Youth Chorus, celebrates their 10th anniversary and the beautiful surroundings of the Pacific Northwest with a concert dedicated to nature and the many experiences that we all have with our surroundings. 'Human Nature' celebrates the awe and inspiring elements that allow us to interpret our own emotional experiences. 'From your own 'Corner of the Sky,' we hope you can see past the 'Fire and Rain' and enjoy our 'Moments in the Woods.' Tickets: $12-advance, $15-at the door; FREE for youth ages 22 and younger. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/247045 www.diverseharmony.org

SISTAH SINEMA CELEBRATES THE LIFE AND WORK OF AUDRE LORDE
Sistah Sinema presents a two-part series honoring and celebrating the life and work of Audre Lorde with the screening of Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde on Saturday, June 9, and Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 on Saturday, July 7. Doors at 8 p.m., shows at 9 p.m., at Chao Bistro (1200 E. Pike St.). Tickets $10 advance (recommended) and $15 at the door (if available). www.sistahsinema.com.

CALL FOR ART - 'PORTRAITS OF PRIDE 2012' JUNE 23-JULY 22
What does our creative community look like? How do you see yourself when you close your eyes? From June 23-July 22, Gay City (517 E. Pike St., at Belmont) hosts 'Portraits of Pride 2012' and you are invited to be a part of it.

Whether you prefer to express yourself in photographic detail or to abstract your personality in visual form, this show will bring together the many faces of the LGBTQ community in celebration of LGBTQ Pride!

Pacific Northwest LGBTQ artists (18 years of age and older) are invited to submit self-portraits to be included in this upcoming exhibit. All forms of art are welcome.

If you are interested in participating in the show, please send the following items as attachments to codyblomberg@gmail.com:

Bio or artist statement, including phone number, email and mailing address; 1 to 3 jpeg images of the work to be included in the exhibition, with title and dimensions; if the work is not yet complete, please send images of past work and a timeline for completion.

Deadline for emailed application is Sunday, June 10. Deadline for art delivery is Wednesday, June 20. If a work is purchased during the show, Gay City requests a 30% commission donation in support of their Project BuildOUT.

Gay City will host a 'Portraits of Pride 2012' Artists' Reception as part of their larger Project BuildOUT Open(ing) House Brunch on Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Gay City is in the midst of Project BuildOUT, creating a new 8,500 sq ft home to be occupied this coming June. This new space will embody the growth that Gay City has experienced in recent years, growth that is also reflected in their newly revised mission to 'promote wellness in LGBT communities by providing health services, connecting people to resources, fostering arts and building community.' Gay City's new space will include a 750 sq ft multi-purpose performance space that will provide an organizing center for LGBT artists and Queer Arts in Seattle. This new space will exponentially increase Gay City's capacity for collaborating with LGBT artists across a wide range of disciplines, including theatre, film, spoken word, music, visual arts, workshops and community meetings. 'Portraits of Pride 2012' will be the first installation in the new arts space.'

GENDER ODYSSEY 2012 CONFERENCE ART SHOW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - GENDER ODYSSEY 2012 CONFERENCE ART SHOW
The Gender Odyssey conference art show is seeking works of art for their summer conference art show. Last year's art exhibit included drawings, mixed media painting, photography, wood carving, textiles and video by artists from around the U.S. The conference and art show will be held August 2-5.

Gender Odyssey, held at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center (800 Pike St.), is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of Transgender and gender non-conforming people. Packed with thought-provoking workshops, discussion groups, social events and entertainment, this one-of-a-kind annual gathering attracts people from all over the world for an uplifting weekend of skill sharing and community.

For more information about the conference, the art show, and for an online art show submission form, visit www.genderodyssey.org. Deadline for art show submission is Saturday, June 30.

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