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posted Friday, November 9, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 45

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compiled by Rick McKinnon - SGN Staff Writer

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; $10-seniors and students. www.seattlemodernorchestra.org.

'GENDER FIERCE' DRAG/GENDER VARIETY SHOW AND DANCE PARTY FOR GLBTQ 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 sexuality 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 Doghouse Leathers' (1312 E. Pike St.) entire stock during their 'Wicked Hot' 3rd Anniversary Sale. Friday and Saturday noon-1 a.m.; Sunday noon-11 p.m. www.doghouseleathers.com.

LEATHER REIGN 2012
NOVEMBER 9-11

www.leatherreign.org

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR
NOVEMBER 8-11

The first edition of Affordable Art Fair Seattle, hosting 50 galleries and a huge array of contemporary art, will take place November 8-11 at the Seattle Center's Exhibition Hall (3rd Ave. N. & Mercer St.). Thousands of original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs all under one roof, ranging in price from $100-$10,000, will be on sale, with more than half priced under $5,000. The art fair is open Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets: $12-general; $10-student/senior; children under 12 free. www.affordableartfair.com/seattle.

RAIN CITY SOCCER OVER 30 / UNDER 30 MATCH & CALENDAR KICKOFF PARTY
On Saturday, November 10, from 5-6:30 p.m., at Bobby Morris Playfield (11th Ave. & E. Olive Way) at Cal Anderson Park, join Rain City Soccer for their annual Over 30 vs Under 30 (-ish) years old soccer match..

After the match, starting at 8 p.m., join Rain City Soccer at C.C. Attle's (1701 E. Olive Way) for their Rain City Soccer 2012 Calendar Kickoff Party. Purchase your 2012 calendar and get autographs from the club's sexy, soccer models. www.raincitysoccer.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.

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 is 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.

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. 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/Spring Poet and local Queer artist 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 activists by presenting Allyship's LGBTQ Social Justice Awards to: Casa Latina, Washington Community Action Network, Lois Thetford, Mauricio Ayon, and Peter Toliver. This event is wheelchair accessible and all ages are welcome.

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 & Blasphemy.' $10 suggested donation at the door with $1 beers at the bar. Enjoy spankings for the sacrilegious or the sacrilegious at heart. Spin the Wheel of Blasphemy. You could win a prize! Plus live performances. Proceeds benefit Ingersoll Gender Center, a mutual support organization for Transgender, Gender Variant and Gender Queer people and the people who support them. www.ingersollcenter.org; www.theabbey.org.

QLAW FOUNDATION - 'FALLTACULAR!'
On Tuesday, November 13, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at Portage Bay Café (391 Terry Ave. N.), join the QLaw Foundation for their annual fundraising social event, in support of their programs, including the GLBT Legal Clinic and Project OUTReach: community education programming. Tickets: $40, includes appetizers from the café, a drink ticket, an evening of entertainment and good company. www.q-law.org.

POZ SEATTLE - ANNUAL THANKSGIVING SOCIAL
On Wednesday, November 14, from 6-8 p.m., at The Cuff (13th Ave. & E. Pine St.), in the downstairs bar, POZSeattle hosts their annual Thanksgiving social, featuring a traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey, dressing, potatoes, gravy, veggies, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and all the fixin's prepared by POZ Seattle volunteers and board members. Beverages are at cost from The Cuff's hot bartenders.

POZSeattle monthly socials are a great opportunity for socializing, to catch-up with old friends, to make new ones, and a whole lot of fun. This event is offered at no cost (no one turned away for lack of funds), but to help with overhead costs, a $3-$5 sliding scale donation is requested.

This event 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. For more information, to plan your own social event, or to be added to the POZSeattle event promotions email list, email contactpozseattle@gmail.com or visit www.pozseattle.org.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB - THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY & MR. FORTUNE'S MAGGOT
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday from 6-7:15 p.m., at Seattle Area Support Groups Community Center (303 17th Ave. E. at E. Thomas St.).

On November 7, the club will watch the over-the-top movie version of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray and finish their discussion of the recently published uncensored version of Wilde's novel, which they discussed in October. On November 14, the club will begin their conversation about Sylvia Townsend Warner's novel, Mr. Fortune's Maggot, the story of a Christian missionary who goes off to a remote South Seas island where he's the only white man, and manages to make one convert, a beautiful young island boy. With breathtaking, elegant sentences that Oscar Wilde would approve of highly, Warner tells a deceptively simple story that's actually about real love. It's a story you've never read before, with a Robinson Crusoe and his boy Friday you'll never forget.

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.

PUDDLETOWN SQUARES - FREE TASTE OF GAY SQUARE DANCING
On Thursday, November 15, from 7-9 p.m., at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (N. 80th St. & 1st Ave. NE), Puddletown Squares invites LGBTQ community members - singles, couples, same gender partners, casual attire - to a FREE Taste of Gay Square Dancing introductory session in preparation for their next Beginner Lesson Series (Mainstream), a 20-week series running Thursdays, 7-9:30 p.m., from the first week of January to May 2013.

www.puddletownsquares.org.

RADICAL WOMEN - PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS FOR ACTIVISTS
On Thursday, November 15, at 7:30pm, at New Freeway Hall (5018 Rainier Ave S), conquer your fears and learn how to get your message across at a supportive, participatory workshop led by feminist debate and speech coach Devin McDonnell. Workshop donation $5. Dinner served at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation. Hosted by Radical Women. Information, rides or childcare: 206-722-6057, RWseattle@mindspring.com. Everyone welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

IMPERIAL COURT OF SNOHOMISH COUNTY - EMPRESS EXPRESS WEEKEND
NOVEMBER 15-18

The Imperial Sovereign Court of Snohomish County, Empire of Dreams, presents Empress Express Weekend, hosted by Her Most Imperial Sovereign Majesty, The Fire Crystal Rose, the First Triple Crowned Dream Empress XXIII, the Surreal Gerri Crystal Peters Lake.

All events at Bar Myx (1212 California St., Everett).

On Thursday, November 15 at 8:30 p.m., Empress Gerri co-hosts 'X-Rated Bingo.' Cost: $5 to buy in gets you one card per game.

On Friday, November 16, Gerri hosts a Thanksgiving Dinner from 6-8:30 p.m. prepared by the Imperial Court, following by dancing. Cost is $10.

On Saturday, November 17, Gerri hosts the 'Blankets of Love Fundraiser & Show,' doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Cost: $5 and baby blanket.

On Sunday, November 18, Gerri hosts 'Movies in Our PJs: Old Time Movies to Relax To.' With hot dogs and popcorn. Cost: $5.00.

24TH ANNUAL BEST OF THE NORTHWEST FALL ART & FINE CRAFTS SHOW
NOVEMBER 16-18

On Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, November 18, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Smith Cove Cruise Terminal, Pier 91, next to the Magnolia Bridge (2001 W. Garfield St.), the Northwest Art Alliance presents the 24th Annual Best of the Northwest Fall Art & Fine Crafts Show, featuring 250 juried artists, designers and craftspeople.

Enjoy continuous live music and strolling performers. 15 boutique wineries from Family Wineries of Washington State will be offering tastings throughout the event. The Indie fashion show on Saturday will spotlight 25 regional designers from classic styling to retro or the latest upcycled fashions. Tickets: $6 advance, $8 at the door. Ample parking available for $5 all day. www.nwartalliance.com.

SEATTLE RED CEDAR CIRCLE - TWO-SPIRIT CIRCLE
On Friday, November 16, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., at Mount Baker Park Presbyterian Church (3201 Hunter Blvd. S.), the Seattle Red Cedar Circle will be hosting a Two-Spirit Circle. Johnny Moses, a master storyteller, oral historian, traditional healer and respected spiritual leader of the Si.Si.Wiss Medicine Teachings, will bring out gender teachings of the Northwest Coast Salish tribes. The event is free, with donations accepted for the teachings and building use. The meeting is held in the church basement, accessible through the back entrance of the church.

MUSIC OF REMEMBRANCE - THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS
On Friday, November 16, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, November 18, at 6 p.m., at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall (3rd Ave. & Union St.), Music of Remembrance presents Victor Ullmann's opera, The Emperor of Atlantis. MOR's fall concert will also explore the lives and music of two emigre composers, Swiss-born Ernest Bloch and Latvian-born Marc Lavry, who left Europe in the 1930s to escape the Nazi threat. Both were deeply influenced by their roots in Jewish musical traditions. Tickets: $36. www.musicofremembrance.org; 206-215-4747.

IMPERIAL COURT OF SEATTLE'S KING & QUEEN OF THE SEAS - 'THE BIG GAY SPELLING BEE!'
On Saturday, November 17, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m., at The Grill on Broadway (314 Broadway E.), King of the Seas Adaam King and Queen of the Seas Olivia LaGarce host 'The Big Gay Spelling Bee!', a fundraiser for Camp Ten Trees (providing summer camp opportunities for LGBT children and children of LGBT parents) with DJ Tony Burns. No cover. Donations encouraged. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.

DENNIS MILAM BENSIE - BOOK READING AT DOGHOUSE LEATHERS
On Sunday, November 18, at 5 p.m., Doghouse Leathers (1312 E. Pike St.) presents Dennis Milam Bensie reading from and signing his new book One Gay American, and his book, Shorn: Toys to Men.

www.doghouseleathers.com



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