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posted Friday, November 2, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 44
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - WASHINGTON UNITED FOR MARRIAGE CAMPAIGN TO APPROVE REFERENDUM 74
Washington United for Marriage is seeking volunteers to help with a myriad of tasks to ensure passage of Referendum 74. If approved, the referendum will up-hold the decision made by the Washington state legislature and signed by Christine Gregoire to legalize Gay marriage, marriage equality, the freedom to marry for all couples.

To get involved, email volunteer@washingtonunited.org, phone 206-486-0359, or stop by the Capitol Hill Action Center (517 E. Pike St.).

There are volunteer opportunities around the state. To find out how you can get involved, visit www/washingtonunitedformarriage.org or call 425-954-3252.

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 13-NOVEMBER 4

www.earshot.org

BURLYCON 2012
NOVEMBER 1-4

BurlyCon, the educational and social convention for the burlesque community, will hold a Guiness Book of World Records Attempt for the 'World's Largest Fan Dance' during the November 1-4, 2012 event at the Seattle DoubleTree Inn (18740 International Blvd.) near Sea-Tac Airport, featuring over 250 burlesque dancers executing fan dance choreography in 'traditional' costumes. Now in its fifth year, BurlyCon is a fixture of the booming burlesque festival circuit attracting hundreds of burlesque performers, fans and aficionados from around the world for a full weekend of classes, panels, networking, shopping, and social events. www.BurlyCon.org.

SEATTLE CENTER FESTAL - HMONG NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
On Saturday, November 3, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., at Seattle Center's Armory/Center House and Fisher Pavilion, explore and experience the cultural roots and con-temporary influences of the people from the hilltops of China, Laos, and Thailand through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace. Gain insights into the customary courtship ritual of ball tossing and participate in flower cloth sessions. Presented in partnership with the Hmong Association of Washington. http://hmongofwa.org.

'SING OUT FOR WOMEN' - SEATTLE PEACE CHORUS & CRIS WILLIAMSON
On Saturday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m., at Town Hall (8th Ave. & Seneca St.), enjoy an extraordinary evening celebrating women's rights and social justice. After decades of progress, women around the world still lack freedom to vote, freedom from violence, freedom of choice over their own bodies, and freedom from re-pression. On the eve of our national election, as women's rights are debated, it is vital we do not fall silent. Pioneer of 'Women's Music' singer-songwriter Cris Wil-liamson's albums became the soundtrack for a movement and helped foster the birth of an entirely new genre of music. She will sing many of her most loved songs, with new arrangements premiering with the chorus. Also featured will be Grammy award-winning singer/musician Nancy Rumbel of Tingstad & Rumbel and original compositions by Seattle composer-songwriter Carol Sams and other women composers. Tickets: $20-advance, $18-student/senior/disabled. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/280680, 800-838-3006, www.seattlepeacechorus.org. Tickets will also be available at the door.

PRE-ELECTION 'VICTORY PARTY' TO RAISE MONEY TO APPROVE R-74
On Saturday, November 3, from 9 p.m.-4 a.m., at Neumos (10th Ave. & E. Pike St.), join DJs Tina T, Chris Cox, and Skiddle, with Tammie Brown (a RuPaul's Drag Race All-Star), Kristine W (dance music diva), Gaysha Starr, Mama Tits, Chase Silva, Daniel Hanks, and more for a festive evening to raise money for Wash-ington United for Marriage's campaign to Approve R-74. 'Party like we've won; raise money because we haven't.' Tickets: $22/$25 advance available at Moe Bar or at www.neumos.com, $30 at the door; VIP $45 available at www.pridefest.org/victory.

PEOPLE OF FAITH BALLOT WALK FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY
On Sunday, November 4, at 12 noon, join Central Lutheran Church (1710 11th Ave.) and other faith communities for a walk to the King County Administration Building (500 4th Ave.) to show your support for Marriage Equality and to drop off your ballot to Approve Referendum 74. Bring signs and your completed and signed ballot for the walk.

ELECTION DAY TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 - EVERY VOTE COUNTS! GET YOUR BALLOT IN ON TIME!
Tuesday, November 6, is the final day that you can cast your ballot to Approve Referendum 74. You also have the opportunity to vote on Marijuana Reform and to elect our next U.S. President for the coming four years, Washington State Governor, Attorney General, etc. Be sure to get your ballot in the mail so it is post-marked on or before Tuesday, November 6, or hand delivered to an official ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6.

If you are confused about candidates or ballot issues, check out the SEAMEC ratings or review the voters guide you should have received in the mail. (SGN en-dorses Barack Obama, Jay Inslee, Bob Ferguson, Approve Referendum 74 and Yes on Initiative 502 for Marijuana Reform.) If you're still uncertain how to vote on them, you can skip some or all of the candidates and other ballot issues - just be sure to vote to Approve Referendum 74, sign your ballot and drop it in the mail before the last pick up time at that mail box on Tuesday, November 6, or hand deliver it at a ballot drop box or ballot drop-off van (temporary collection point) no later than 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6.

For location of drop boxes or if you have further questions or haven't received your ballot in the mail yet, contact the Washington State Elections Office, 360-902-4180, or your local county elections office. King County Elections - 206-296-VOTE (8683); www.kingcounty.gov/elections; or Google 'King County Elections.' Pierce County Elections (Auditor) - 253-798-7430; www.co.pierce.wa.us/pc/abtus/ourorg/aud/elections/main.htm; or Google 'Pierce County Elections.' Snohomish County Elections (Auditor) - 425-388-3444; www1.co.snohomish.wa.us/departments/auditor; or Google 'Snohomish County Elections.'

Every vote counts! Be sure to get your ballot in on time!

JOHN CAGE FESTIVAL
On Friday, November 9, at 7 p.m., at Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center (4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., 4th Fl.), the Seattle Modern Orchestra presents a one-night only immersive event in the world of sounds and ideas of American composer John Cage. In celebration of Cage's centennial, this evening will feature a multimedia presentation and documentary of the life of the composer, and a concert in collaboration with Seattle Percussion Collective. Also, pianist and Cage specialist Stephen Drury will join SMO in a unique performance of Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra. Tickets: $20-general admis-sion; $10-seniors and students. www.seattlemodernorchestra.org.

'GENDER FIERCE' DRAG/GENDER VARIETY SHOW AND DANCE PARTY FOR YOUTH UNDER 24
On Friday, November 9, doors at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m., dance at 9 p.m., at All Pilgrims Church (500 Broadway E.), Queer Youth Space, Health Education Youth Outreach, and API Chaya's Queer Network Program present 'Gender Fierce,' a drag/gender variety show and dance party for the whole gender and sexual-ity spectrum for LGBTQ and allied youth under 24.

Enjoy drag performance, spoken word poetry, gender and safer sex activity booths, a two hour dance party, free drag make-up, free food and more! All inclusive, all gender fabulous! Come dressed in a look that bends/camps/crosses/celebrates/defies your gender or just come as you are!

Featuring performances by Jinkx Monsoon, The Luminous Pariah, Coranaya, Malaya Anja, Lovell L'Oreal, Donte Johnson, Theo Garcia, Nicole Masangkay, Phin Dauphe, and Raven Taylor. Free HIV testing available from Gay City. FREE admission. Hosted by Aleksa Manila.

DOGHOUSE LEATHERS 3RD ANNIVERSARY SALE
NOVEMBER 9-11

Enjoy 20% off their entire stock at Doghouse Leathers' (1312 E. Pike St.) 'Wicked Hot' 3rd Anniversary Sale. 206-257-0231.

LEATHER REIGN 2012
NOVEMBER 9-11

www.leatherreign.org

IMPERIAL COURT OF SEATTLE - 'EMPEROR'S TURNABOUT'
On Saturday, November 10, at 6 p.m., at R Place (Boylston Ave. & E. Pine St.), join Emperor XXXVIII Rick Peters-Lake and the Imperial Court of Seattle for 'Emperor's Turnabout' - when the men of the Imperial Court come out in drag. Hosted by Miss Asia Beaute, Tokyo Drift, and Ruby Desire Joshua D Shape. The Court promises an amazing night and an opening number to remember! $7 suggested donation at the door.

www.imperialcourtofseattle.com. SEATTLE MEN IN LEATHER - 'BOOTS 'N' BUZZCUTS'
On Saturday, November 10, from 8 p.m.-12 midnight, at The Cuff Complex (13th Ave. & E. Pine St.) Seattle Men in Leather hosts their annual Veteran's Day 'Boots 'n' Buzzcuts' fundraiser at The Cuff Complex. Barbers and bootblacks will be available to trim your hair to a regulation length and spit shine your boots, for a recommended donation of $10 per service to benefit SML's club charity for 2012. (Please donate more for flat tops, tall boots, and other large tasks.) www.seattlemeninleather.org.

LGBTQ ALLYSHIP'S SOCIAL JUSTICE CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF PARTY
On Sunday, November 11, from 4-6 p.m., at the Beacon Hill Garden Club Headquarters (2336 15th Ave. S.), join keynote speaker State Rep. Laurie Jinkins, the only out Lesbian legislator in Washington State, who will address 'What is at stake for the most vulnerable in the LGBTQ community in this economic recession.' Representative Bob Hasegawa, a champion of civil rights and economic justice in the legislature and running for the Senate in the 11th District, will also attend. Tickets: $30.

This is Allyship's biggest fundraiser of the year. Your contribution will help Allyship fundraise to organize LGBTQ activists to have a voice in Olympia on social justice issues that matter.

Aleksa Manila will host the event. Singer/songwriter/musician Jacque Larrainzar and Ronnda Cadle, an acoustic instrumentalist/String Poet and local Queer art-ist will share their talents. Allyship will also present their Social Justice Legislative Agenda and the results of their Community Survey outlining the ways the LGBTQ community has been affected locally by the economic recession. Lastly, Allyship will be recognizing some of their community partners and superstar activ-ists by presenting Allyship's LGBTQ Social Justice Awards to: Casa Latina, Washington Community Action Network, Lois Thetford, Mauricio Ayon, and Peter To-liver. This event is wheelchair accessible; all ages welcomed.

SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE - 'I AM BODY BEAUTIFUL'
On Saturday, November 10, from 7 p.m.-10 p.m., at Electric Tea Garden (1402 E. Pike St., entrance on 14th Ave.), join the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Abbey of St. Joan, for an erotic art show and charity auction. Enjoy live and silent auctions of erotic art, donated by talented local artists. Draw sketches of enticing models with sketch pads provided for a small donation. Admire 'food as art,' a presentation of edible food on live models. And more!

This event promotes body acceptance, celebrating the body beautiful in all of us, and being body and sex positive. This event will work to show that all body shapes and sizes are beautiful. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture. www.foundationforsexpositiveculture.org; www.theabbey.org.

SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE - 'BEER & BLASPHEMY'
On Sunday, November 11, from 4-7 p.m., at C.C. Attle's (1701 E. Olive Way), join the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Abbey of St. Joan, for 'Beer & Blas-phemy.' $10 suggested donation at the door with $1 beer at the bar. Enjoy spankings for the sacreligious or the sacreligious at heart. Spin the wheel of blasphemy. You could win a prize! Plus live performances. Proceeds benefit Ingersoll Gender Center, a mutual support and education organization for Transgender, Gender Variant and Gender Queer people and the people who support them. www.ingersollcenter.org; www.theabbey.org.

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