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posted Friday, May 24, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 21
Northwest News
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TWISTED CABARET
MAY 2-26

www.twistedcabaret.com

TRIANGLE RECREATION CAMP - THE MILITARY PARTY WEEKEND
MAY 24-27

www.trc.org

GAY CITY HEALTH PROJECT - 'THE SEATTLE PROJECT' PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
From May 9 through June 9, selections from 'The Seattle Project,' a body of photographic work from Portland, Oregon based photographer, R. Edward Jack will be on display at Gay City Health Project (517 E. Pike St.) along the wall just outside the Gay City library. 'The Seattle Project,' which began in 2001, is a collection of photographs that tell the stories of Pacific Northwest men who have faced significant challenges in their lives from serious health issues and death threats to their own self realizations. These men have offered their images to the Project to give hope and encouragement to others facing similar challenges. www.redwardjack.com.

EMERALD CITY HOEDOWN
MAY 23-27

This Memorial Day Weekend (May 23-27), Seattle's Rain Country Dance Association is hosting the Emerald City Hoedown, also the 20th annual convention hoedown of the In-ternational Association of Gay/Lesbian Country Western Dance Clubs. GLBTQ country-western dancers from all over North America will be attending, with over 350 attendees expected at the height of the weekend - the largest IAGLCWDC convention hoedown in many years. The event will benefit local charities Camp Ten Trees, providing summer camp for GLBTQ youth and those from GLBTQ families, and PFLAG of Seattle, earmarking funds to serve non-metro and rural areas in Washington state.

The weekend features over 50 dance workshops and education forums - everything from two-step and line dance classes to cowboy boot care and how to make your club a non-profit - with 30 instructors, including world-class names such as John Lindo, Michael Barr, Michele Burton, Ari Levitt, and Judy McDonald. In addition to three full days of classes, there are four nights of dancing, with breakout rooms dedicated to swing and line dancing as well as country couples dancing. The weekend also plays host to the IAGLCWDC championship dance competition, featuring competitions in seven couples dance styles, line dancing, and dance teams.

The event will be held at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel (515 Madison St.).

And if that's not enough, Rain Country has set up a number of social events during the weekend, ranging from morning and late night snacks to dedicated social hours for both women and men, on to a whale watching tour, a wine and chocolate tasting tour, and a city landmarks dance tour of the downtown Seattle core - line dancing at Pike Place Market, swing dancing at the Space Needle, and so forth. Seattle is a major vacation destination, and Rain Country wants their attendees to be able to take good advantage of what Seattle has to offer.

Weekend package registration is available for $139, and various smaller packages - day passes, evening dances, and single workshops - will be available at the event. For full de-tails on the event, please visit http://www.emeraldcityhoedown.com.

SEATTLE QUAKE RUGBY - MAGNITUDE 15S
On Memorial Day Weekend (May 23-27), Seattle Quake Rugby hosts their Magnitude 15S Rugby Tournament with visiting Gay rugby teams from around the U.S. and Canada. The games will be played on Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, at the Magnuson Park Athletic Fields (7400 Sand Point Way NE). There will be round robin play on Satur-day to determine seeding for elimination matches and the championship match. Sunday will feature elimination matches and the Championship Match. FREE admission for specta-tors with a beer garden for your refreshment.

In the evenings there will be social events at neighborhood bars on Capitol Hill. On Thursday, May 23, Purr Cocktail Lounge (1518 11th Ave) will host a pre-tournament wel-come party. On Friday, May 24, the Quake will welcome fellow ruggers with a reception at The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave.). On Saturday, May 25, Madison Pub (1315 E. Madison St.) will host a light social following the day's matches. On Sunday, May 26, following the elimination and championship matches, a hosted drink-up at The Cuff Com-plex will be held, sponsored by Alaska Brewing and Piecora's Pizza, followed by a special Kangaroo Court and the AfterShock closing dance party. On Monday, May 27, there will be a $5 post-tournament all-you-can-eat brunch at C.C. Attle's Bar & Grille (1701 E. Olive Way). www.magnitude15.org.

NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL
MAY 24-27

www.nwfolklife.org

AROUET PRESENTS 'THE TEMPERAMENTALS' - A CHRONICLE OF GAY HISTORY
On Friday & Saturday, May 24 & 25, at 7:30 p.m., at The Ballard Underground (2220 NW Market St.), Arouet and Alfed Zern Hill present the Northwest premier of 'The Temperamentals' by Jon Marans.

'The Temperamentals' chronicles the early days of the Gay Rights movement, almost 20 years before Stonewall, told through the love affair between Communist Harry Hay (who later founded the Radical Faeries) and Viennese fashion designer Rudi Gernreich. In the McCarthy era, when homosexuals were openly persecuted, five men came together and formed the Mattachine Society, the first sustained Gay Rights organization in the United States that paved the way for today's Gay Rights movement.

Tickets: General admission $16 in advance/$20 at the door; student/senior $12 in advance/$16 at the door. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/362590; 1-800-838-3006.

CAPTAIN SMARTYPANTS - 'TALES FROM THE PANTS'
On Fridays, March 24 and 31, at 8 p.m., and Saturdays, March 25 and June 1, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., at Erickson Theatre (1524 Harvard Ave.), Captain Smartypants pre-sents 'Tales from the Pants', drawing from the rich tradition of ghosts stories, urban legends, gothic novels, and horror comics in all their lurid, hysterical glory. Some tales are hilarious, some touching, some startling, some downright slapstick. But they all have Captain Smartypants' trademark, unforgettable stamp. You'll laugh. You'll scream. You'll laugh and laugh again in 'Tales from the Pants.' Tickets: $25. 206-388-1400; www.flyinghouse.org

GSBA - YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WITH PRIDE
On Tuesday, May 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Bainbridge Graduate Institute (220 2nd Ave. S., Seattle), GSBA (Greater Seattle Business Association), Bainbridge Graduate In-stitute, OUT for Sustainability, and the Seattle chapter of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates host this month's Young Professionals with Pride get-together with a focus on sus-tainability in business and the environment.

The GSBA's Young Professionals with Pride is dedicated to providing Seattle's LGBT and allied young professionals with unique and valuable opportunities to enhance per-sonal and professional development through social, educational, and philanthropic activities. GSBA's Young Professionals wtih Pride group is geared toward GSBA's 21-39 year old age range members.

Cost: $10-members, $15-nonmembers, $10-students. For more information and to RSVP: www.thegsba.org; 206-363-9188.

QUEER YOUTH SPACE - QUEER POETRY NIGHT
On Tuesday, May 28, at 7:30 p.m., join Queer Youth Space (911 E. Pike St., buzz #202 at the door), for a chatbook debut by poet Raven Lachell Tyler. Wheelchair accessible, please do not wear fragrances, always FREE. www.queeryouthspace.com.

CENTRALIA COLLEGE - 'CELEBRATE DIVERSITY' PRIDE EVENT
On Wednesday, May 29, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Centralia College (600 Centralia College Blvd) the Centralia College Gay Straight Alliance kicks off Washington State's Pride events with 'Celebrate Diversity' at The Clock Tower (or, if it rains, in the lobby of Washington Hall) with entertainment, community tables, speakers, food, bling, T-shirts, fol-lowed by Lyceum Fag Bug Speaker, Erin Davies, at 1 p.m.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB - STORIES FOR BOYS
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 May, the club will be reading Gregory Martin's touching memoir, Stories for Boys, which chronicles his shock and gradual acceptance of his father's revelation of childhood abuse and secretly being Gay.

In June, the club will be reading Paul Lee's Money Boy, about an eighteen-year-old Chinese immigrant living in Toronto, who is thrown out of his home when his father dis-covers his son has been frequenting Gay websites and is forced to live on the street.

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

OUT OF THE SILENCE
is a calligraphic art exhibit bringing issues of bullying and hate crimes against LGBTQ youth to light. The exhibit celebrates diversity, love and understanding. After an incredi-ble run in Olympia, the exhibit has moved to Seattle. The exhibit is currently on display at UW School of Law, William H. Gates Hall, just south of the main gate entrance to the UW Campus (17th Ave. NE & NE 45th St.). The exhibit runs April 9-May 31, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. www.pizzaklatch.org/events/

'BIG JOY: THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES BROUGHTON'
On Friday, May 31, at 6 p.m., at SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave. N.), and Saturday, June 1, at 1:30 p.m., at AMC Pacific Place (600 Pine St.), the Seattle Inter-national Film Festival presents 'Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton.'

Desire is a ferociously sweet revolutionary force. This film portrait follows openly-Gay poet and filmmaker James Broughton's creative evolution, from his early days as an ex-perimental filmmaker, to his later embrace of all things desirous and poetic. A glorious celebration of art as liberation, 'Big Joy' is brimming with the sheet giddy pleasure of being alive in this world. Or, as the poet himself stated, 'I believe in ecstasy for everyone.'

QUEER YOUTH SPACE - QUEER POETRY NIGHT
On Friday, May 31, at 7 p.m., join Queer Youth Space (911 E. Pike St., buzz #202 at the door), for a poetry reading by Angel Nafis. Wheelchair accessible, please do not wear fragrances, always FREE. www.queeryouthspace.com.

BOOST: POETRY TO UPLIFT YOUR SPIRITS - A BENEFIT FOR TARA HARDY
On Friday, May 31, doors at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m., at Richard Hugo House (1634 11th Ave.), friends of Tara Hardy (local writer and founder of BENT Writing Institute) will host a poetry benefit to help Tara with her sizeable medical expenses ($18,000) not covered by her medical insurance as she continues treatment for her life-threatening ill-nesses. Tickets: $15-advance, $20-at the door. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/384642.

PRIDEFEST GAY DAY OF SERVICE & CAPITOL HILL CLEAN SWEEP 2013
On Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m.-noon, starting and ending at Cal Anderson Park (11th Ave. & E. Olive St.), join PrideFest and Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce for the Seattle Gay Day of Service and Capitol Hill Clean Sweep 2013 as volunteers clean up Broadway between Roy Street and Union and the Pike/Pine corridor between Melrose Ave and 15th Ave. With breakfast and coffee provided by Starbucks and lunch provided by a local pizzeria, organizers will provide you with an event T-shirt and cleaning supplies. This is a great way to start Pride month. Last year over 200 people joined in on the Clean Sweep. This year it will be bigger! www.pridefest.org/gayday; www.caphillchamber.org.

FREEDOM SOCIALIST PARTY - BENEFIT PARTY FOR FREEDOM SOCIALIST NEWSPAPER
On Saturday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. at 5236 S. Fontanelle Pl. (Seattle), a birthday celebration for Andrea Bauer, managing editor of the Freedom Socialist newspaper, will be held. Bauer is a long time journalist, Queer feminist organizer, and muckraker. An appetizer buffet will complement the affair at a wooded home near Seward Park. Buffet dona-tion $8.00. Proceeds to benefit the $100,000 Freedom Socialist Fund Drive. For more info, call 206-722-2453, email FSPseattle@mindspring.com, or visit www.socialism.com.

EMERALD CITY SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION
On Sunday, June 2, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at North Sea Tac Park (S. 128th St. & 20th Ave. S., SeaTac) and Moshier Park (430 S. 156th Pl,, Burien), the ECSA, the North-west's largest LGBTQ softball league, continues its season at multiple locations. www.emeraldcitysoftball.org.

ROSEHEDGE/MULTIFAITH WORKS - 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
On Sunday, June 2, at 2 p.m., at Temple de Hirsh Sinai (1511 E. Pike St.), Rosehedge/Multifaith Works celebrates 25 years of community service and hope in the fight against HIV/AIDS with an afternoon of tapas, live music and a silent auction featuring artwork, adventures and airline tickets to support their work.

Rosehedge and Multifaith Works (then M.A.P.S.) started in 1988 in response to the AIDS epidemic in Seattle. After 25 years and a successful merger, they are unwavering in their commitment to supporting people living with HIV/AIDS.

With the help of over 500 volunteers annually, Rosehedge/Multifaith Works provides housing, compassionate healthcare, and supportive outreach services to men and women living with HIV/AIDS and other life-challenging illnesses.

Tickets: $50. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/380827.

GILDA'S CLUB SEATTLE - 'CAKES & QUEENS'
On Sunday, June 2, from 3-6 p.m., Gilda's Club Capitol Hill (1400 Broadway) presents an afternoon of 'Cakes & Queens.' Seattle's own DonnaTella Howe hosts 5 fierce drag queens at this afternoon soiree and fundraiser featuring a gourmet cake auction, with cakes donated by Seattle's top bakeries, music by DJ Skiddle from C89.5, BBQ lunch with beer and wine, along with surprises, fun, and more! For $10 advance tickets and additional information, visit www.gildasclubseattle.org. All proceeds benefit Gilda's Club Seattle.

SEATTLE OUT & PROUD - 'PRIDE IDOL' WILD CARD & FINAL COMPETITIONS
On Sunday, June 2, doors at 6:30 p.m. with community karaoke, contest at 8 p.m., at Neighbours (1509 Broadway), join Seattle Out & Proud and your host Robbie Turner for Seattle's Pride Idol competition. Every Sunday from April 7 to May 12 talented local amateur singers have been competing to become Seattle Out & Proud's 2013 Pride Idol. The final competitions will be held Sundays, June 2 (Wild Card) (with all the runners-up from the previous six weeks of competition competing for a spot in the final competition) and June 9 (Final) (with all the winners of the previous six weeks plus the winner of the Wild Card round vying for the title). Seattle Out & Proud organizes Seattle's annual Pride Pa-rade in downtown Seattle. Seattle Out & Proud's 2013 Pride Idol winner will perform at the Parade Pre-Show and on the Pride Idol Float on Sunday, June 30. Visit www.seattlepride.org for complete details and a directory of karaoke songs to choose from or bring your own music. www.seattlepride.org

'THE VAUDEVILLIANS' WITH JINKX MONSOON
On Sunday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., at The Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center (201 Mercer St.), Cornish College presents Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales in their musical comedy, 'The Vaudevillians.' Seattle audiences have a rare opportunity to send Jinkx and Major Scales off to New York, where they've nearly sold out 10 performances in July. Tickets: $10 general; $25 VIP seating (first five rows). www.brownpapertickets.com/event/384393

GAY CITY HEALTH PROJECT - MEET THE AUTHOR: AMBER DAWN AND MATTILDA BERNSTEIN SYCAMORE
On Thursday, June 6, from 6-8 p.m., Gay City (517 E. Pike St.) presents writer, filmmaker, and performance artist Amber Dawn reading form her latest work, How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler's Memoir. Joining Amber will be gender-bending author Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, author of the highly praised memoir, The End of San Francisco. The readings will be held in the Calamus Auditorium at Gay City. Admission is FREE.

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