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posted Friday, March 8, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 10
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R PLACE PRESENTS RUPAUL DRAG RACE MARCH DRAGNESS
This month, R Place (619 E. Pine St), brings four RuPaul Drag Race alumni to Seattle for four weekends of March Dragness. The schedule: Latrice Royale, March 1 & 2; Shangela, March 7, 8 & 9; Detox Icunt March 15 & 16; Lineysha Sparx, March 28, 29 & 30. 206-322-8828; www.rplaceseattle.com.

SEATTLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
MARCH 2-10

www.seattlejewishfilmfestival.org

LATINO THEATRE PROJECTS
Latino Theatre Projects presents Women of Sand/Mujeres de Arena by noted Mexican playwright and dramaturge Humberto Robles, Thursday-Saturday evenings, March 7-16 at 8 p.m., at Southside Commons (3818 S. Edmunds St.) The play is a theatrical documentary about the on-going kidnapping, rape, and murder of women in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. It is estimated that over 1,500 women have been murdered or 'disappeared' since 1993 in this border city. The play is a powerful and emotional statement about the situation. This production is being presented in recognition of International Women's Day, March 8.

$15 suggestion donation. To reserve seats, email Robert@latinotheatreprojects.org Limited seating. No advance ticket sales.

PUDDLETOWN SQUARES Ð RAIN FESTIVAL 2013: 'CROSS OVER THE RAINBOW'
On Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10, Puddletown Squares hosts their annual fly-in at Miller Community Center (330 19th Ave.) bringing LGBT square dancers from around the U.S. and Canada to Seattle for a weekend of square dancing and festivities.

Schedule: Friday, March 8, from 6 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 10, from 9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Cost: $95; $50 for new mainstream graduates as of March 8.

www.puddletownsquares.org

MY WEDDING MY WAY WEDDING SHOW
On Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Green River Community College, Lindbloom Center, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn, enjoy a delightful wedding show featuring vendors and fashions, workshops and food. Admission is FREE.

ANNUAL SKAGIT HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL
On Saturday, March 9, at 1 p.m., at Skagit Valley College, Knutzen Cardinal Center, Multipurpose Room, 2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA, the Pride Foundation is proud to sponsor lunch, the film Faces and Facets of TransGender Experience, and a panel Ð with Marsha and Aiden Aizumi, mom and son authors of Two Spirits: One Heart; Attorney Roberta Zenker, who just wrote TransMontana; Barbara Yaple of Washington Gender Alliance; and Eleanor Hubbard, editor of the resource book, Trans-Kin. For more information, contact Kathy Reim at 360-856-4676 or email her at Kreim@earthlink.net.

SISTAH SINEMA
On Saturday, March 9, mingle at 7 p.m., movie at 8 p.m., discussion at 9:30 p.m., at Roy Street Coffee & Tea (700 Broadway E.), join Sistah Sinema for a screening of Mosquita y Mari. In a fast-paced immigrant community where dreams are often lost to economic survival, two young Chicanas contemplate life when they stir unexpected desires in each other. Tickets: $10 online, $12 at the door.

Sistah Sinema was created to showcase the nuances of Queer womyn of color culture. It is hoped that the movies will serve as a vehicle to foster honest dialogue on struggles and opportunities unique to Queer womyn of color. While discussion will focus on Queer womyn of color, all members of the Queer community are invited to attend.

LGBTQ YOUTH BASKETBALL
Meets every Tuesday through May 21, from 6:30-8:30 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.

POZ SEATTLE Ð ST. PATTY'S DAY CELEBRATION
On Wednesday, March 13, from 6-8 p.m., at The Cuff Complex (13th Ave. & E. Pine St.) join POZ Seattle for 'St. Patty's Day.' Meet in the downstairs bar for light snacks, socializing, catching-up with old friends, making new ones, and a whole lot of fun, including grilled Corned Beef/Reuben sandwiches with home-make Sauerkraut included. This event is FREE (except for cost of beverages) and 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. Their primary social event is held the 2nd Wednesday of each month. For more information and the be added to the POZ Seattle email list, email contactpozseattle@gmail.com or visit www.pozseattle.org.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB Ð HEAVEN'S COAST
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 March, the club is reading Heaven's Coast by Mark Doty. Book club facilitator Nick DiMartino notes:

'Books about the AIDS crisis in America are going out of print. I'm sorry to tell you that, but it's true. Our history is fading away behind us. For most of my life, I've avoided reading the wrenching accounts of Gay men losing their lovers to AIDS. I've decided that time has to end, and my ostrich attitude toward the suffering of Gay people before me is over.

'Besides being a vital part of our history and identity, there's a universal truth at work that may be unpleasant to think about but irrevocably true: there is no love between living beings that doesn't end in goodbye. That said, knowing how to say goodbye is one of the vital human skills of compassion, and now that we've read Paul Monette's Borrowed Time [the club's book selection for February], I want to progress to a similar but quite different account of loving and loss in March, Mark Doty's Heaven's Coast. 'Let's see what Mark Doty has to teach us about loving.'

According to Nick, this book is officially listed as out-of-print. However, Nick has three copies on order. Email him if you want one or check out the libraries and used bookstores.

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

ARTWEST Ð NEXT FALL
ArtsWest (4711 California Ave. SW) presents Next Fall, a witty and timely story of two men in a committed, long-term relationship, and the family and friends that are a part of their lives. A critical car accident brings opposing views on faith, family and commitment into sharp focus. Cindy Bradder directs the Seattle premiere of Geoffrey Nauffts' award-winning play. Tickets: 908-0339 or www.artswest.org.

INGERSOLL GENDER CENTER GRAND OPENING IN NEW SPACE
On Thursday, March 14, from 5-9 p.m., at Ingersoll Gender Center (517 E. Pike St., downstairs from Kaladi Brothers Coffee, the LGBT library, and adjacent to the Gay City Clinic offices), visit the new space housing Ingersoll's offices and meeting space for new programming and enjoy light refreshments and a showing of art from community members.

'We are so excited to have this beautiful new space right in the center of our community. With all of the other services and agencies at close hand, it feels like the de facto LGBTQ Community Center Seattle hasn't had for a long time,' said Breanna Anderson, board member and lead for the space build-out. 'We are very proud of the space and want to use it both to expand the range of our own programming and make it available to other trans and Queer organizations and projects,' she continued.

Ingersoll has not had its own space since 2006 when it relinquished its office and meeting space near the crest of Mercer Street. In the interim, it had spaces and held its support meetings at the Seattle LGBT Center and at Seattle Counseling Service. Ingersoll will continue to hold its long-standing Wednesday support group meetings at Seattle Counseling Service (1216 Pine St, Ste 300).

The new space is wheelchair accessible by means of a wheelchair trolley to bypass the stairs.

PEGGY PLATT & MAMA TITS Ð '2X2: A DUPLEX OF COMEDY'
From Thursday, March 14 to Sunday, March 17, at the Theatre Off Jackson (409 7th Ave. S.) join Peggy Platt and Mama Tits for a duplex of comedy. Peggy Platt is going back to her roots of stand up comedy. Before 'Dos Fallopia' Peggy was an improv and stand up comic. See the first look at her original, one-woman, comedy 'Roadshow,' ripe for touring. Featuring some of Peggy's best writing in years and all new sketches for two of her favorite characters - 'Amy the Slam Poet' and 'Craft Lady.' Directed by Michael Oaks.

Mama Tits takes you on a journey of discovery and comedy and improv. This quirky Drag Queen comedy review will give you a glimpse into the world that is Mama Tits. Come along for a ride you won't soon forget. All original material by Brian Peters a.k.a. Mama Tits with additional material by Peggy Platt. Directed by Michael Oaks.

Show times: Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m.

Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/309336

SEATTLE RED CEDAR CIRCLE
On Friday, March 15, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., at Mt. Baker Presbyterian Church (3201 Hunter Blvd. S.), the Seattle Red Cedar Circle will be holding a Two-Spirit Circle. Johnny Moses, a master storyteller, oral historian, traditional healer and respected spiritual leader of the Si.Si.Wiss Medicine Teachngs, 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 to the church.

21ST ANNUAL WASHINGTON STATE LEATHER PRIDE WEEK
MARCH 15-24

www.WSMLO.org

POVERTY BAY WEDDING & EVENT SHOWCASE
On Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium (22030 Jordan Ave. S. via Cliff Ave. S., Des Moines, WA), you are invited to attend the Poverty Bay Wedding & Event Showcase, an LGBT-friendly event honoring the passage of Referendum 74 in Washington State. This show will be primarily about weddings, but it will also be great for any social, family or business event enhanced with a view of Puget Sound, seeing the Olympic mountain range, taking a stroll on the beach and smelling the salt water in the air. Admission is $5.

SEATTLE ALTERNATIVE WEDDING SHOW
On Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with fashion show at 1 p.m., at the Zahn Event Center at The Manor (13032 Admiralty Way, Everett), Scarlett Marketing presents the Seattle Alternative Wedding Show Ð all you need for a perfect LGBT or alternative-lifestyle wedding under one roof.

The mission of the Alternative Wedding Show is to offer anyone interested in a non-traditional wedding a perfect venue and like-minded vendors to make your day perfect. The event is geared toward Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender couples Ð as well as nudists, pagans, swingers and any non-traditional couples.

FREE admission. FREE shuttles from Capitol Hill. www.alternativeweddingsseattle.com.

SEATTLE CENTER FESTAL Ð IRISH WEEK FESTIVAL
On Saturday, March 16, from noon-6 p.m., and Sunday, March 17, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Seattle Center Armory, explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Ireland through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace.

Irish tunes, step dancing and the Irish jig keep the energy flowing at this community wide Irish Festival. Event-goers may trace their roots in genealogy workshops, learn the Irish language and take in colorful cultural exhibits and contemporary Irish short films. Meet Irish celebrities, view Irish movies, cultural exhibits and demonstrations and have a 'great craic' (Gaelic for 'a great time'). This year's event will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of author C.S. Lewis with a presentation and display on his life and work. Seattle artist Sheila Newman will demonstrate watercolor painting and how she draws Irish scenes and landscapes. Historian David McCourt will lecture on two major Irish anniversaries, the 1913 lock-out and strike that was the most severe and significant industrial dispute in Irish history and the 1963 visit of John F. Kennedy to his ancestral homeland just five months before his assassination. For more information on the Irish Festival, visit www.irishclub.org.

SEATTLE PRIME TIMERS MONTHLY POTLUCK
On Sunday, March 17, at 2 p.m., at Seattle First Baptist Church (1111 Harvard Ave., enter through the Harvard Ave. glass doors), join Seattle Prime Timers for their monthly potluck. Please bring a dish to share that will serve eight or more people. The group will view a DVD: 'Rumi: Poet of the Heart.' A $4 per person door charge is requested to help pay for the cost of the hall (please bring exact change, if possible). Seattle Prime Timers is a social organization for mature Gay men and their friends. www.seattleprimetimers.org

'A STAR-STUDDED ST. PATRICK'S DAY FUNDRAISER'
On Sunday, March 17, from 4-7 p.m., at the Cuff Complex (13th Ave. & E. Pine St.) on the lower level dance floor, Arnie Norem, Emperor XXIX to the Imperial Court of Seattle, and groupie to the Knights of Mantra, is hosting 'A Star-Studded St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser' to benefit charities of the Knights of Mantra. There is no cover. Buy a raffle ticket and win a prize. Every raffle ticket gets a prize, it's that simple!

BEST OF THE NORTHWEST
MARCH 23 & 24

On Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, March 24, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Smith Cove Cruise Terminal/Pier 91, next to the Magnolia Bridge, the Northwest Art Alliance presents their 24th Annual Best of the Northwest art and fine crafts show. Enjoy a kaleidoscope of art, fine craft, entertainment, wine, beer, and hard cider, featuring more than 140 juried Northwest artists, designers and craftspeople showcasing handcrafted jewelry, designer clothing, paintings, and works made of glass, wood, metal, clay and more. Enjoy continuous live music from across the musical spectrum, including bluegrass, Cajun and folk. Outstanding boutique wineries from Family Wineries of Washington State and the Blue Moon Brewing Co. will be offering tastings on both days. Chopstix and Skillet food trucks will be on site and gourmet eatery Metropolitan Grill will be serving as well. Free improved shuttle bus and convenient $5 all day parking. Event tickets just $6 online (one ticket gets you in all weekend) and $7 at the door. www.nwartalliance.com.

ONE LOVE WEDDING SHOWCASE
On Sunday, March 24, from noon-5 p.m., at Hyatt at Olive 8 (1635 8th Ave.), One Love presents a premier West Coast wedding showcase celebrating all couples in love. More than 80 award winning local vendors representing 25 wedding service categories will be participating. www.oneloveseattle.com

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