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posted Friday, July 5, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 27
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EMERALD CITY SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION - EMERALD CITY CLASSIC TOURNAMENT
JULY 5-7

Emerald City Softball Association hosts their annual Emerald City Classic Tournament July 5-7, welcoming Gay softball teams from 12 cities and two countries to Seattle for a 60-team tournament. Visitors include teams from Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Houston, Portland, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Vancouver.

The tournament kicks off with an Opening Party on Friday, July 5, from 7-10 p.m., at Q Capitol Hill (1426 Broadway).

On Saturday, July 6, from 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m., and Sunday, July 7, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at Marymoor Park (6046 West Lake Sammammish Parkway NE, Redmond); North SeaTac Park (S. 128th St. & 20th Ave. S., SeaTac); and Underwood Memorial Park (21800 20th Ave. S., Des Moines), 60 teams will compete in four divisions for the play-off games, with championship games held on Sunday.

On Sunday, July 7, ECSA will host the Emerald City Classic Closing Party, doors at 4 p.m., party at 6 p.m., at World Sports Grille (731 Westlake Ave. N.). Trophies will be presented to the championships teams and their victories and the camaraderie of the weekend will be celebrated. For more info, visit www.seattlegaysoftball.com/ecc

SEATTLE TENNIS ALLIANCE - SEATTLE CLASSIC JULY 5-7
www.seattletennisalliance.org

GULLAH FESTIVAL
On Saturday, July 6, from noon-9 p.m., Life Enrichment Books (5023 Rainier Ave. S.), Seattle's LGBT-friendly African-American bookstore and community center, will host its second annual Gullah Festival. This year, along with displays, food booths, music, storytelling, and dance performances, the festival will feature internationally recognized Gullah artist and Gay activist Jonathan Green. From 1-3 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m., Green will speak about the history and cultural traditions of the Gullah people and their influence on his work. Admission to the reception is $20 advance or $25 at the door or $35 advance or $40 at the door for both receptions. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/400331. All outdoor festivities are FREE.

GSBA PRIME TIME MIXER & CANDIDATE RECEPTION
On Wednesday, July 10, from 5-7:30 p.m., at Grand Hyatt Seattle (721 Pine St.), join the Greater Seattle Business Association (Seattle's LGBT Chamber of Commerce), for their annual Prime Time Mixer and Candidate Reception. This is an opportunity for GSBA members, guests and community members to meet dozens of candidates who are running for various city, county, state and judicial positions this year. This non-partisan, pre-primary event is a chance for you to meet face-to-face with candidates who are hoping to represent you and to see where they stand on issues of importance to the LGBT and small business communities.

The GSBA will host a mix and mingle with all the candidates and elected officials from 5-6:30 p.m. From 6:30-7:30 p.m., the GSBA will host a special Q&A session with the candidates for Mayor of Seattle.

Individual advance registration: $10 members, $15 nonmembers, $10 students; walk-ins $5 more at the door. 206-363-9188; www.thegsba.org.

POZ SEATTLE MONTHLY SOCIAL
On Wednesday, July 10, from 6-8 p.m., at The Cuff Complex (13th Ave. & E. Pine St.), POZ Seattle hosts their 'POZSeattle for Independence' social. Meet on the back patio for some Summer Grillin' fun, socializing, to catch-up with old friends and make new ones. Trivia, prizes and our resident Go-Go performer, Logan Howelette, who is aided by eclectic mixes from the energetic DJ PBear are sure to add a whole lot of fun. Please bring your appetite for Burgers, Chicken Breasts, Beef Hot Dogs, Boca Burgers, Chips, Salads & Dessert w/ all the fixins!! Please wear your best red, white and blue to show your patriotism.

This event is offered at no cost - no one turned away for lack of funds - but to help defray costs, a $2 donation is requested -you can alway give more! Beverages are at cost from The Cuff bar. This event is 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 questions and more information about this event, to plan your own social event, or to be added to the POZSeattle event promotions email list, visit www.pozseattle.org.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB - TOAST
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 July, the club will be reading Toast by Nigel Slater, the memoir of a young Gay boy growing up with a mortally-ill mother who can barely cook toast, a father who rejects him, and a rival stepmother who is a killer cook, until he leaves home to become one of Britain's most famous chefs. (It's been made into a charming little film (by the director of Billy Elliot) in which Helena Bonham-Carter gives one of her finest performances.

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

GAY CITY ARTS - 'IDOL TIME'
JULY 11-AUGUST 5

On Thursday, July 11, from 6-9 p.m., Gay City Arts (517 E. Pike St.) hosts an artist's reception for Flynn Bickley in conjunction with his new exhibit 'Idol Time.'

Flynn Bickley started making dolls in childhood, as a girl who looked and acted like a boy. Today, as a grown-up Transman, 'Idol Time' is a collection of handcrafted dolls Bickley made over the last four years that embody stories about gender identity, fantasy, human folly and hunting. Also on display will be paintings from his series 'Plots,' a series of architectural mixed media paintings on tar paper inspired by homeownership and dreams.

Flynn Bickley earned a BFA in sculture from Central Washington University in 2001 and currently resides in South Park. He is a 2012 Artist Trust EDGE program graduate and has recently exhibited around Seattle, including CoCA Ballard, as well as Simon Mace Gallery in Port Townsend. Bickley is a co-founder of the Art Lending Library, a Seattle program that checks out original artwork to the public for free.

'Idol Time' is presented in conjunction with Gay City Arts, through which Gay City collaborates with local LGBT artists to galvanize an audience for Queer arts, foster the development of LGBT artists, and facilitate artistic excellence across a wide range of disciplines, including theater, music, dance, film, spoken word, literary and visual arts. www.gaycity.org; www.flynnbickleyart.com

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
From Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, August 11, Seattle Shakespeare Company's Wooden O presents Shakespeare's Henry V and The Tempest around Seattle and King County. All performances are FREE and open to the public; donations encouraged. For a complete schedule, visit www.seattleshakespeare.org.

From Friday, July 12 through Saturday, August 17, GreenStage presents Shakespeare's King Lear and A Midsummer Night's Dream around Seattle and King County. All performances are FREE and open to the public; donations encouraged. For a complete schedule, visit www.greenstage.org.

SISTAH SINEMA - 'STUD LIFE'
On Saturday, July 13, doors at 7 p.m., screening at 8 p.m., at New Freeway Hall (5018 Rainier Ave. S.), Sistah Sinema presents 'Stud Life.' JJ is a 'Stud' Lesbian. Together with her best friend, Seb, a Gay pretty boy, they work as wedding photographers. When JJ falls in love with a beautiful diva, JJ and Seb's friendship is tested and JJ is forced to choose between her hot new lover and her best friend. A post-film discussion follows. Tickets: $10. www.sistahsinema.com

SEATTLE PEACE CONCERTS
On Sunday, July 14, at Magnuson Park Beach Area (7400 Sand Point Way NE) from noon-6 p.m., enjoy the music of Steve Kelly's Little Big Band, Jill Cohn, Town Hall Brawl, and Ravin'wolf at this FREE city-wide outdoor concert.

Seattle Peace Concerts will be held from June through September at Woodland Park, Gas Works Park, Magnuson Park Beach Area and Volunteer Park. All ages welcome. Please bring food bank donations. For a complete schedule, visit www.seapeace.org.

ACCIDENTAL BEAR QUEER MUSIC SUMMER TOUR - A BENEFIT FOR PRIDE FOUNDATION
On Sunday, July 14, at 7 p.m., at Chop Suey (1325 E. Madison St.) , the Accidental Bear Queer Music Summer Tour in support of LGBTQ mental health services comes to Seattle, with featured artists Logan Lynn, Big Dipper, Conquistador, Darling Gunsel, and Rica Shay. The mission of this tour is to bring awareness and visibility to LGBTQ music while working to diminish the stigma around mental health and raise money for suicide prevention efforts in each of the communities where the tour is taking place. All proceeds from the Seattle show will be donated to the Pride Foundation. Tickets are $15 advance at http://bit.ly/18r0hgP; with $45 and $75 VIP packages available. www.accidentalbear.com

Q-SQUARED/ BOYZ IN THE WOODS - C.A.M.P. 2013
AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 2

Today, we live in a very connected world. Our society has seen the deep entrenchment of technology in our lives. This year our theme is UNPLUG & CONNECT.

Unplug from the daily grind. Connect with friends old and new. Join us this Labor Day Weekend and Come And Meet People - a place where you can relax, stay active, play games, relax, laugh, eat, sleep, hike, dance (or not), learn and, above all, relax!

Registration fee of $195 includes lodging, meals, workshops, activities, and personal growth. For more information and to register, visit www.qsquared.org or email camp@qsquared.org.

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