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posted Friday, February 1, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 5
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'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.

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

SEATTLE WOMEN'S CHORUS - FRIENDS & FAMILY PREVIEW
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.

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.

'WINTER PRIDE' - WHISLER BC - FEBRUARY 3-10
The evolution of Gay & Lesbian ski/snowboard week. 866-787-1966; www.gaywhisler.com

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.

LGBTQ YOUTH BASKETBALL Meets weekly on Tuesdays, from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., at the International District/Chinatown Community Center (719 8th Ave. S.), Seattle Parks and Recreation hosts this FREE LGBTQ Youth basketball program for LGBTQ Youth, Queer Youth of Color, allies and friends, ages 14-19. For more information, contact Randy Wiger at 206-883-6110 phone/text or email randy.wiger@seattle.gov.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB - BORROWED TIME
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 Febuary, the club is reading Paul Monette's Borrowed Time. All GLBTQ folks are welcome to participate in this FREE book club. For more information visit http://faculty.washington.edu/swittet/SGLBookClub/.

GSBA PRIME TIME EAST
On Thursday, February 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Let's Do Lunch (1471 130th Ave NE, Bellevue), join GSBA (Greater Seattle Business Association, Greater Seattle's LGBT Chamber of Commerce) members and friends on the Eastside to enjoy a fun and relaxing environment to network, socialize and build business relationships. Cost: $10-GSBA members, $15 non-members, $10 students. Pre-registration encouraged: 206-363-9188, www.thegsba.org. Walk-up registration is $15.

HISTORIC SEATTLE - CALIFORNIA ARTS & CRAFTS ARCHITECTURE FILM NIGHTS
On Thursdays, February 7, 14 and 21, at Washington Hall (153 14th Ave.) Historic Seattle and Northwest Film Forum invite you to enjoy three outstanding films produced by Paul Bockhurst on Arts & Crafts architecture in Southern and Northern California and the visionary architecture of Bernard Maybeck.

You'll see familiar and not so familiar of examples of buildings and interiors by the region's most accomplished and imaginative designers with commentary and critique by outstanding scholars and authors. The films are

February 7: 'Beautiful Simpliciy: Arts & Crafts Architecture in Southern California.' February 14: 'Designing With Nature: Arts & Crafts Architecture in Northern California.' February 21: 'Pursuing Beauty: The Architecture of Bernard Maybeck.' Tickets: $10 members, $15 general public, $5 student. (Series pass: $25 members, $35 general public, $15 student.) 206-622-6952; www.historicseattle.org.

SEATTLE PARKS & RECREATION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SEATTLE VOLUNTEER NATURALISTS PROGRAM
Up to 50 applicants will be accepted into this unique program that includes 200 hours of instruction on how to be a naturalist and interpret the natural environment of the Pacific Northwest.

The program is free, and those accepted make a one-year commitment. Training includes 10 weeks of classes and outdoor instruction in which new volunteer students are taught how to create naturalist programming and learn about the natural and cultural history of the Puget Sound area.

The goal of the program is to enhance, promote and foster appreciation of nature and to connect the public with Seattle parklands through education.

Students will have access to an excellent natural history library, develop and hone communication, public speaking and group management techniques, and promote conservation and stewardship of natural resources.

'The people who enter this program have a chance to share fun, fellowship and community with others who enjoy nature and appreciate parks,' said professional Seattle Parks and Recreation Naturalist Penny Rose, who oversees the program.

Students who complete the training are then asked to commit to at least one year of volunteering, including teaching 12 programs or 12 two-hour Discovery Stations in public parks. These must be completed within a 12-month period, and include leading either school groups or members of the public. Continuing education is offered throughout the year of volunteer service.

Successful applicants will enjoy working with children and the public, have the physical ability to lead group walks over rough terrain, feel comfortable working outdoors and can transport themselves to Environmental Learning Center hubs at Discovery Park, Carkeek Park and Camp Long and other parklands throughout the city.

Applications for the Seattle Volunteer Naturalist program are due Friday, February 8, 2013.

For more information, and for a complete application packet, visit www.seattle.gov/parks/environment/naturalist.htm, or contact Penny Rose at penny.rose@seattle.gov.

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.

BABES NETWORK - ANNUAL ONE-DAY RETREAT FOR HIV+ WOMEN
On Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the YWCA (5th Ave. & Seneca St.), join the BABES Network for a day of education, sisterhood, good food, massage, and free giveaways. RSVP to 206-720-5566. www.babesnetwork.org.

IMPERIAL COURT OF SEATTLE - CORONATION WEEK
On Sunday, February 10, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Richmark's 12th & Pine Building (12th Ave. & E. Pine St.) cast your ballot for this year's Emperor and Empress candidates, Michael Dior D. and Sahara Dior D. on the Court of Seattle's designated Voting Day. All King County residents (ID required) are eligible to select the coming year's Emperor and Empress.

On Sunday, February 10, 6 p.m. door, 7 p.m., show, at R Place (619 E. Pine St.), enjoy the Imperial Court of Seattle's In Town Show and Awards event featuring performances by Seattle members and friends of the Court paying tribute to the current reigning Emperor and Empress, Rainier 38 Rick Peters-Lake and Olympia 41 Beverly Peters Lake. Awards will be bestowed to selected individuals to recognize their special contributions to the Court of Seattle this past year. No cover.

On Thursday, February 14, 7 p.m. door, 7:30 p.m. show, at R Place (619 E. Pine St.) the Imperial Court of Seattle presents the Denver/Salt Lake City Show featuring dignitaries from Denver and Salt Lake City in town for Coronation. No cover.

On Friday, February 15, 6 p.m. door, 7 p.m. show, at Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway), the Imperial Court of Seattle presents the Out-of-Town Show featuring dignitaries visiting from outside Seattle in town for Coronation. $15 cover.

On Saturday, February 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Seattle Renaissance Hotel Presidential Suite (515 Madison St.), dignitaries are invited to submit their Protocol for Coronation.

On Saturday, February 16, 5 p.m. door, 6 p.m. pageant, at Seattle Renaissance Hotel (515 Madison St.), join the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic and Rainier Empire for Coronation 2013: The President's Ball: A Cruise Around the World, Lake Style.

The Court of Seattle is pleased to host Queen Mother of the Americas, Empress Nicole the Great, as she presents her 7th annual State of the Empire address.

The evening will also feature command performances, introduction of visiting dignaries, the crowning and investiture of the Court of Seattle's new Emperor and Empress and final walks of the Court of Seattle's reigning Emperor 38 Rick Peters-Lake and Empress 41 Beverly Peters-Lake.

Tickets for the President's Ball: $50.

On Sunday, February 17, at 11 a.m., at Seattle Renaissance Hotel Visions Ballroom (515 Madison St.), the Court of Seattle hosts Coronation Victory Brunch, celebrating the investiture of the new Emperor and Empress.

On Sunday, February 17, at 3 p.m., at C.C. Attle's (1701 E. Olive Way), the Court of Seattle presents the Alaska Bird Party, featuring dignitaries from Alaska in town for Coronation. No cover.

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