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posted Friday, January 18, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 3
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SEATTLE VOLLEYBALL CLUB - WINTER 2013 SEASON
The Winter 2013 Season runs through March. For complete details, including schedule, locations and costs, visit www.seattlevolleyballclub.com.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH JANUARY 15-27
AT THE MOORE

Seattle Theatre Group and Balagan Theatre present Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the historic Moore Theatre (1932 2nd Ave. at Virginia St.), January 17-27, with preview performances on January 15 and 16.

Directed by Ian Bell, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the story of an East Berlin born rock-and-roll-goddess Hedwig Schmidt, a botched sex change, stolen music and a love affair with an American GI. Rising star Jerick Hoffer (most recently seen in the role of Angel in the 5th Avenue production of RENT) portrays Hedwig as she recounts her outrageous life story as the lead singer in a sleazy lounge act, backed by her rock-and-roll band 'The Angry Inch.'

Hoffer (Hedwig) has also been seen on stage at Balagan (Spring Awakening), Book-It Repertory Theatre (Red Ranger Came Calling), and Seattle Shakespeare Company (Threepenny Opera). A recent graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, the role of Hedwig is a perfect fit for Hoffer, also known to many in Seattle as preeminent drag queen chanteuse Jinkx Monsoon, host of the popular 'An Evening at Le Faux' weekly celebrity impersonation show at Julia's on Broadway.

Tickets: $17.50-$32.50 (not including fees) at www.stgpresents.org.

NORDIC LIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL
JANUARY 18-20

The Nordic Heritage Museum presents the Nordic Lights Film Festival, offering an immersion into the world of Nordic films, focused on contemporary, award-winning feature-length films, documentaries and short films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden presented at the SIFF Film Center at Seattle Center (just north of Key Arena).

The festival will include a documentary about modern Lesbian culture in Denmark on Sunday, January 20, at 8 p.m.

For a complete schedule of films and advance ticket purchase, visit www.nordicmuseum.org.

MARY LAMBERT - 500 TIPS FOR FAT GIRLS AT FREMONT ABBEY
In May of 2012, Lesbian singer-songwriter Mary Lambert was contacted by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to create what came to be the revolutionary Gay rights hit, 'Same Love.' Mary Lambert's contribution of vocals and writings on 'Same Love' have been mentioned in The Huffington Post, NPR, and XXL. Earlier in 2012, Lambert performed on the Ellen Show, VH1's 'Big Morning Buzz,' and Sway's Sirius/XM radio show, Shade 45. Lambert has been a performing singer/songwriter and spoken word artist in Seattle for six years. She released her debut album in August 2011 and received glowing reviews from local press. After performing spoken word for years and winning Seattle's Grand Slam in 2011, Lambert is proud to announce that her first book of poetry will be released on Saturday, January 19, at the Fremont Abbey Grand Hall (4272 Fremont Ave. N.), at 8 p.m. Cost: $10. This is an all-ages event.

The book, titled '500 tips for fat girls' takes a vulnerable free-fall into body-image, Queer love, the struggles of bi-polarity, and allowing yourself to occasionally laugh at your darkness. Accompanying Mary Lambert is best friend, and charismatic writer, Rose McAleese.

SEATTLE TENNIS ALLIANCE - SUNDAY SOCIAL DOUBLES & BRUNCH
On Sunday, January 20, at 10:30 a.m., at the Amy Yee Tennis Center (2000 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way S.), Seattle Tennis Alliance will be hosting their Sunday Social Doubles. Cost: $11 members, $14 non members. RSVP required. www.seattletennisalliance.org.

MLK DAY RALLY & MARCH - 'LET FREEDOM RING!'
On Monday, January 21, workshops 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., rally 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., march 12:30 p.m., at Garfield High School (23rd Ave. & E. Jefferson St.), join the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee for their annual MLK Day Rally & March.

For more information, visit www.mlkseattle.org or call 206-296-1002 or 206-296-0321.

LGBTQ YOUTH BASKETBALL
On Tuesday, January 22, from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., at the International District/Chinatown Community Center (719 8th Ave. S.), Seattle Parks and Recreation kicks off their FREE LGBTQ Youth basketball program for LGBTQ Youth, Queer Youth of Color, allies and friends, ages 14-19. The program will meet weekly on Tuesdays.

For more information, contact Randy Wiger at 206-883-6110 phone/text or email randy.wiger@seattle.gov.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB - BECOMING A MAN
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.). In January, the club is reading Paul Monette's National Book Award-winning memoir, Becoming A Man. Published in 1992, when Monette was 46 and dying of AIDS, this book is the message he wanted to leave behind for those of us who came after.

On Wednesday, January 30, at 6 p.m. sharp, the club will show the documentary: Paul Monette: On the Brink of Summer's End.

All GLBTQ folks are welcome to participate in this FREE book club. For more information visit http://faculty.washington.edu/swittet/SGLBookClub/.

'WHAT'S NEXT AFTER MARRIAGE EQUALITY?' - A COMMUNITY CONFERENCE
On Thursday, January 24, doors at 6 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m., at Seattle Labor Temple (2800 1st Ave., Hall 1), please join Pride At Work, the Martin Luther King County Labor Council, and Social Outreach Seattle for a conference to talk about where we go now that we've won marriage equality.

Participating organizations include Seattle LGBTQ Community Development, Lambert House, Seattle Pride Foundation, GSBA, Ingersoll Center, Gay City Health Project, LGBTQ Allyship, UNITE HERE Local 8, UFCW Local 21, IATSE Local 15, AFT Washington, and Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action.

This will be an opportunity for LGBT activists, community organizations, labor organizations, and our allies to meet and plan for the future. For information, contact Pride at Work: 206-261-8110, PrideatWork@live.com.

SEATTLE ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
JANUARY 25-27

The Seattle Asian American Film Festival will showcase works by Northwest Asian American filmmakers, as well as films from across the country dealing with Asian American people, issues, and themes, including LGBTQ focused films. All screenings will take place at the Wing Luke Museum's Tateuchi Story Theatre (719 S. King St.). www.seattleaaff.org. The festival is co-sponsored by the Pride Foundation.

MUSIC OF REMEMBRANCE - SPARKS OF GLORY CONCERT
On Saturday, January 26, at 2 p.m., at Seattle Art Museum's Plestcheeff Auditorium (1st Ave. & University St.), Music of Remembrance presents their second Sparks of Glory concert-with-commentary, free-to-the-public outreach concert featuring Steve Reich's Different Trains and Lori Laitman's The Seed of Dream. www.musicofremembrance.org.

KNIGHTS OF MANTRA - BEGGARS FEAST
On Saturday, January 26, doors at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., at the Russian Cultural Center (704 19th Ave E.), join the Knights of Mantra for their annual Beggars Feast. 'A Feast to the Royal Family and their Glorious Members and their Glorious Jewels' will feature a seven course dinner, including wine, plus an evening of entertainment and games. Tickets: $35. www.jetchapterKofM.com.

NICOLE GEORGES - CALLING DR. LAURA AT ELLIOTT BAY
On Wednesday, January 30, at 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co. (1521 10th Ave.) presents Portland artist, activist and 'zinester Nicole Georges. Her hip and heartfelt new memoir comic, Calling Dr. Laura, opens when Nicole discovers that her presumed-dead father is actually alive, something her entire family had kept from her for years. But she's been keeping something from them, too: she's Gay. With a supporting cast of friends, girlfriends, rescued dogs, pet chickens, and the occasional conservative radio host, Nicole figures out how to confront - and come out to - a mother she no longer trusts.

PRIDE FOUNDATION & GSBA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Since 1993, Pride Foundation, along with their partner, the GSBA Scholarship Program, have awarded over $4 million in scholarships to more than 1,400 students to support education and leadership development for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) and straight-ally students.

On their 20th anniversary of supporting education in the community, Pride Foundation encourages students of any age, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression living or studying in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, who are pursuing any post-secondary education (including community college, public or private colleges and universities, trade apprenticeships, or certificate programs, to apply now.

Along with their scholarship partners, the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA), they offer over 50 different scholarships, but have only one application to complete. A combined total of over $500,000 will be awarded during this scholarship cycle. The joint application is available at www.PrideFoundationScholarship.org. The deadline for application is Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 5 p.m. PST.

The GSBA and Pride Foundation scholarships take into account a wide variety of experiences and academic levels. All scholarships require that students be committed to LGBTQ advocacy and equal rights in their community. That can look different depending on where you are and who you are. They have straight allies who help start Gay Straight Alliances in their schools, LGBTQ students who have organized Queer youth rallies, and older members of the community returning to school after fighting inequality for all their lives. Leadership can take many different forms and Pride Foundation encourages everyone to share their vision with them and apply.

For more information and questions, visit www.pridefoundation.org or call 800-735-7287.

NAMOLI BRENNET IN CONCERT - WITH LIVE STREAMING BENEFIT FOR LAMBERT HOUSE
On Friday, February 1, at 7 p.m., Namoli Brennet, a nationally touring singer/songwriter, who happens to be Trans, will perform at Empty Sea Studios (6300 Phinney Ave. N.). Tickets: $12 advance, $15 at the door. For those who would like to watch the concert streaming live, viewers can stream the show for $6.99 and $2 from each view will go to Lambert House LGBTQ Youth Services Center. www.namolibrennet.com; www.emptysea.com

SURVIVING PARTNERS
On Saturday, February 2, at 10:30 a.m., (email facilitator for South Lake Union location), SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders) hosts a new group for the LGBT community focusing on those who have survived the loss of a partner. It's a member-driven group that will meet for an hour of discussion and then an opportunity for social activities. The group will meet the first Saturday of each month. For location and more information, contact Trish at pthroop@eldercareconsulting.info.

'OUT OF THE SILENCE' EXHIBIT IN OLYMPIA
FEBRUARY 1-MARCH 31

'Out of The Silence,' a calligraphic art exhibit that 'celebrates diversity, love and understanding' is slated to open in the historic Hotel Olympian (116 Legion Way, Olympia) on February 1. (An opening reception will be held on February 1 at the Hotel Olympian's Urban Onion Restaurant from 5-8 p.m., with a presentation at 6 p.m. The reception is FREE and open to the public.) The exhibit will be on display through March 31.

The exhibit was developed by Sally Penley, a local Olympia calligrapher, to address the issues of bullying and hate crimes against LGBTQ youth who are committing suicide at an alarming rate. Thirty-nine calligraphers from across the U.S. and Canada have donated 60 pieces of art displaying powerful messages that address the issues.

When 'Out of The Silence' closes in Olympia at the end of March, the exhibit will travel to various venues until the summer of 2014, when the art will be offered for sale in an online auction. All proceeds from the sale of the art, as well as sale of cards and prints from the exhibit, will go to benefit Pizza Klatch.

Pizza Klatch was started in 2007 because of the increasing number of suicides of kids in Thurston County who were Gay or thought to be Gay. Pizza Klatch offers weekly lunchtime support grups for LGBTQ youth and their allies. They provide free pizza, two trained facilitators for each group, and a convenient and safe forum for discussion and education. Currently, there are 11 Pizza Klatch groups in 6 Thurston County high schools. Proceeds from this exhibit will help the program expand to other communities. www.pizzaklatch.org

The goals of the Pizza Klatch groups are to: diminish bullying in schools; help students to feel strong enough to intervene when they witness bullying; decrease suicide and suicidal attempts by LGBTQ students; lend support so LGBTQ students feel less isolated in the school setting; educate group members on various subjects and resources related to gender identity and sexuality.

For more information about the purchase of art prints and the online auction of the original art to benefit Pizza Klatch, contact Lynn Grotsky at lynngrotsky@gmail.com.

SEATTLE WOMEN'S CHORUS - 'CELEBRATE!' FEATURING VICCI MARTINEZ
On Friday, February 8, at 8 p.m., at Benaroya Hall (3rd Ave. & University St.), Seattle Women's Chorus celebrates their 10th anniversary season 'Celebrate!' with special guest Vicci Martinez.

Featuring songs from some of the fantastic musical divas of the past few decades, written by some of the great female singer-songwirters of the modern era, this chorus of 200 women will be setting the stage on fire with songs such as 'Constant Craving' (k.d. lang), 'Rumor Has it' (Adele), 'Give Me One Reason' (Tracy Chapman) and 'Natural Woman' (Carole King) and other tunes. Vicci Martinez, known for her rocking acoustic guitar and electrifying performances, will join the chorus on stage for a few songs and will showcase her impressive musical talents.

The event continues with a FREE post-concert dance party in the Benaroya Hall lobby. DJ Stacey Cooks (The Original Timberline, The Cuff, Hotflash, and Girl 4 Girl) will spin celebratory music from the '70s to the present. The party continues until 1 a.m. There will be a cash bar and all are welcome.

Tickets to the Seattle performance are $25-$65 and can be purchased in advance at 206-388-1400 or at www.SeattleWomens Chorus.org.

NOTE: The Seattle Women's Chorus' Friends and Family Preview Concert will be held on Saturday, February 2, at 8 p.m., at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center (400 S. 2nd St., Renton). Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at 206-388-1400 and at the door. The preview concert does not include the appearance by Vicci Martinez.

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