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posted Friday, September 6 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 36
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GAY CITY'S MEET THE AUTHOR EVENT
On Friday, September 6, at 6:30 p.m., at the Calamus Auditorium at Gay City (517 E. Pike St.), meet Kolo, one aspect of Seattle author Ryan Keawekane, as he reads from SALT, his latest book. SALT is the story of Carlos and Malani, a Spaniard and a Hawaiian, and the grand passion they share after their unlikely meeting. FREE.

'A NIGHT CELEBRATING LOVE WITH MARY LAMBERT' - A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR Q YOUTH RESOURCES
On Friday, September 6, doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m., at Town Hall (1119 8th Ave. at Seneca St.), Mary Lambert and Q Youth Resources presents 'A Night Celebrating Love.' Tickets: $10 or $40 VIP. All proceeds support Q Youth Resources (Kitsap County). www.brownpapertickets.com/event/430814

KENT PRIDE 2013
SEPTEMBER 6-8

On Friday, September 6, at 7 p.m., enjoy Gay Bingo at Kent Senior Center (600 E. Smith St.). Sponsored by Kent Youth and Family Services.
On Saturday, September 7, at 7 p.m., celebrate Pride at Nashville's (114 Railroad Ave. N., Kent) or at the AC Tavern (209 E. Meeker St.). 21 & over.
On Sunday, September 8, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Burlington Green Park (W. Meeker St. & Railroad Ave. N.) enjoy Pride Festival in the Park.

SEATTLE DESIGN DISTRICT GEORGETOWN - ANNUAL SIDEWALK SALE
On Saturday, September 7, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood hosts their Annual Sidewalk Sale. Find designers furniture, collectibles, accents, art, rugs, antiquities. Shop great vendors and enjoy seven food trucks. For complete details, visit www.seattledesigndistrict.com.

SEATTLE CENTER FESTAL - LIVE ALOHA HAWAIIAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL
On Sunday, September 8, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., at the Seattle Center Armory, Mural Amphitheatre and Fisher Pavilion Roof, the Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival celebrates what it means to 'live aloha.' Hawaiian music, hula, ono food, Hawaiian crafts, hula, music and flower-making workshops honor this special culture. Enjoy a feast for the senses as visitors journey through the sights, sounds and tastes of Hawaii. www.seattlelivealohafestival.com

SEATTLE PEACE CONCERTS
On Sunday, September 8, from noon-6 p.m., at Magnuson Park Beach Area enjoy the music of Don Glenn, Little Sense, Andy Coe & Friends, and Randy Hansen at this FREE 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. Cash and non-perishable food bank donations welcome. www.seapeace.org.

LYNNWOOD LGBT WEDDING EXPO
On Sunday, September 8, from 1-4 p.m., at Embassy Suites Seattle-North Lynnwood (20610 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood), the Rainbow Wedding Network presents the Lynnwood LGBT Wedding Expo featuring a diversity of Gay-friendly businesses, including wedding ceremony and reception venues, event coordinators, cake decorators, musical entertain-ment, photographers, formal wear, florists, travel planners and realtors. This event is FREE; RSVP requested at www.SameLoveSameRights.com; www.RainbowWeddingNetwork.com.

BENEFIT FOR YOUTHCARE & SOCIAL OUTREACH SEATTLE AT NEIGHBOURS
On Sunday, September 8, from 6-9 p.m., Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway, entrance in alley between Broadway & Harvard Ave., just north of E. Pike St.) hosts a fund-raising benefit for YouthCare and Social Outreach Seattle hosted by Aleksa Manila and Shaun Knittel. $10 suggested donation at the door. Enjoy an evening of fine entertainment including drag performances, dance and comedy. Silent auction and raffle. This is an 18+ event; must have valid ID.

GAY CITY WRITING WORKSHOP - SMUDGY NOTEBOOK: 'THE WILD BONES OF POETRY'
On Mondays, September 9-October 28, from 7-9 p.m., at Gay City Health Project (517 E. Pike St.), Smudgy Notebook presents 'The Wild Bones of Poetry,' a writing workshop designed to pick apart and examine the poetry skeleton, one bone at a time. During this 8-week course, students will collect essential poetry-writing skills and explore how poetry moves in their lives, both on and off the page. Cost: $80 (scholarships available). RSVP required. www.gaycity.org

COUNTRY DOCTOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS - EAT OUT ON CAPITOL HILL FUNDRAISING BENEFIT
On Tuesday, September 10, eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at participating Capitol Hill restaurants and a portion of your bill will be donated to ensure that everyone has a healthcare home at Country Doctor. For details, visit www.cdchc.org

WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY
Tuesday, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day. www.iasp.info/wspd/

GSBA CANDIDATE FORUM LUNCHEON
On Wednesday, September 11, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Red Lion Hotel (1415 5th Ave.), the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) hosts their annual Candidate Forum Luncheon, the only LGBT-focused candidate forum in our region. Come early to meet the candidates and to hear first hand how they will respond to issues of concern to our community. This is our time to have our voices heard around LGBT and business issues. Initiative representatives will be present to answer your questions as well. Cost: $35 GSBA members; $40 non members; $35 students; walk-ins are $5 more at the door. More information and to RSVP: 206-363-9188 or www.thegsba.org.

POCO WINE TASTING EVENT
On Wednesday, September 11, from 6-9 p.m., POCO wine + spirits (1408 E. Pine St.) hosts a wine tasting party with Barrage Cellars from Woodinville. $10 give you tastes of 5 or 6 of their best wines (with re-tastes on the best of the best).

POZ SEATTLE - 'BACK-TO-SCHOOL BBQ'
On Wednesday, September 11, from 6-8 p.m., at The Cuff Complex (13th Ave. & E. Pine St.) join POZSeattle on the back patio for some grillin' fun, socializing, to catch-up with old friends, to make new ones, Trivia, and a whole lot of fun.

Bring your appetite for burgers, chicken breasts, beef hot dogs, Boca burgers with all the fixin's, chips, salads and desserts. Please wear your best letterman jacket or sweater, school boy knickers (shorts & tie), school sweatshirt, etc. Prizes awarded for best school spirit! This will be POZ Seattle's last summer BBQ of the year.

This event is offered at no cost (no one turned away for lack of funds), but to help with overhead costs, a $2 donation is requested - you can always give more! Beverages are at cost from The Cuff bar. This event 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.

www.pozseattle.org

NOTE: Starting this month, on Wednesday, September 25, POZSeattle will be holding a 2nd POZSeattle Social every 4th Wednesday at C.C. Attle's (1701 E. Olive Way).

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB - THE DREAM OF THE CELT
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 September, the club will discuss The Dream of the Celt by Nobel Prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa, a novel about the Irish hero, Roger Casement, who was destroyed because of the homosexual content of in his notorious Black Book.

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

'LIVES MATTER' - A CELEBRATION OF TRANS LIVES AT WESTLAKE PARK
On Thursday, September 12, at 4 p.m., at Westlake Park (4th Ave. & Pine St.), join a celebration of Trans* lives and bring an end to violence and discrimination. There will be music, art, games, community activities, and live performances.

GAY CITY ARTS - 'FURRYSEXYMANBOYS'
From September 12 through October 7, Gay City Arts (517 E. Pike St.) presents 'FurrySexyManBoys,' an exhibition of work by Jesse Dyer. Mixing comic books, raunchy armpits, with a bit of drag queen, Jesse Dyer boldly approaches his graphic and often humorous drawings of men. He is next in line with UK's Mike Bliss, Tom of Finland, and comic legend, Patrick Fillion.

On Thursday, September 12, from 6-9 p.m., a special opening reception will be held at Gay City during the second Thursday Blitz Capitol Hill Art Walk. www.gaycity.org.

VASHON SHEEPDOG CLASSIC
SEPTEMBER 13-15

On Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 15, from 7 a.m.-5 p.m., at Misty Isle Farm (Old Mill Rd. & 220th S.W., Vashon Island), come and enjoy the fascinating world of the working sheepdog. At a sheepdog trial, you will have an opportunity to see dogs and handlers navigate a traditional course as used throughout the United Kingdom, US, and Canada. The expectation is that the dogs handle the sheep in a precise and efficient manner to limit the stress on the sheep. Bring your picnic or enjoy the offerings at the event. Enjoy local fare, crafts, sheep to shawl demo, and amazing dogs. www.vashionsheepdogclassic.com; FaceBook: Vashon Sheepdog Classic.

'A HAPPILY EVER AFTER FOR ALL: FOUR AUTHORS WHO CELEBRATE GAY ROMANCE'
On Friday, September 13, at 7 p.m., at University Bookstore (4326 University Way NE), gearing up for their September 14 conference 'Gay Romance Northwest Meet-Up' at the Seattle Central Library, Old Growth Northwest presents a special reading event with four authors attending the Meet-Up - Megan Derr, Andrea Speed, Ethan Stone, and Anne Tenino. From paranormal mysteries to comedic romances, each writer shines a spotlight on LGBT love and relationships, and promotes the theme that there's a 'Happily Ever After' for everyone. FREE.

VOLUNTEER PARK CONSERVATORY FALL PLANT SALE
On Saturday, September 14, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Friends of the Conservatory hosts their Fall Plant Sale to benefit the Volunteer Park Conservatory (14th Ave. E. & E. Galer St.).

GAY ROMANCE NORTHWEST MEET-UP: A CELEBRATION OF GAY ROMANCE FICTION
On Saturday, September 14, from noon-5 p.m., at Seattle Public Library, Central Library (1000 4th Ave.), this half-day event will feature discussions and panels with Gay Ro-mance authors from around the region, Q&As with the audience, and a post-event happy hour for more mingling and chatting. Tickets: $25. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/390545; www.oldgrowthnw.org.

PACIFIC NW ALLIANCE TO FREE MARISSA ALEXANDER
On Saturday, September 14, Marissa Alexander's 33rd birthday, supporters around the world are holding actions demanding her release from a 20-year prison sentence for defending herself against her abusive husband. No one was injured by the warning shot fired by Alexander, an African-American mother of three living in Jacksonville, Florida. Supporters fault bias in Florida's Mandatory Minimum sentencing practices and Stand Your Ground laws. Rally starts at 2 p.m. at Westlake Park (4th Ave. & Pine St.) Co-sponsored by Pacific Northwest Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander, Radical Women, Seattle King County NAACP, Women Organized to Resist & Defend. Information: 206-722-6057; FreeMarissaPNW@gmail.com.

PROJECT1VOICE & BROWNBOX THEATRE PRESENT 'FOUR LITTLE GIRLS: BIRMINGHAM 1963'
On Sunday, September 15, at 4:30 p.m., at Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences Arts Center (1100 12th Ave.), Seattle's Brownbox Theatre and The Hansberry Project join Project1Voice and African American theatre companies across the U.S. in presenting simultaneous staged readings of Christina Ham's 'FOUR LITTLE GIRLS: Birmingham 1963.'

September 15, 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham bombings that killed Denise McNair (11), Addie Mae Collins (14), Carole Robertson (14), and Cynthia Wesley (14).

This horrific event which occured only weeks after the historic March on Washington at which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous 'I Have a Dream Speech,' gal-vanized the American civil rights movement.

This event will commemorate the lives of these four girls and their legacy.

This event is FREE and is a ticketless event. Free parking will be available in the SAAS gym garage located on E. Spring St. between 12th and 13th Aves. www.projectvoice1.org.

GAY CITY HEALTH PROJECT - GHOSTS IN GASLIGHT, MONSTERS IN STEAM
Gay City Health Project, along with Editors Evan J. Peterson and Vincent Kovar, is pleased to announce the availability of its latest anthology: Ghosts in Gaslight, Monsters in Steam - Gay City Volume 5. In this anthology, two dozen top-notch writers, poets and artists extend their creative claws and bare their fearsome fangs to thrill readers with this exciting new collection of LGBT inspired monster tales, ghost stories, steampunk adventures and gaslight thrillers. www.gaycity.org.

NOTE: On Friday, September 27, from 7-8:30 p.m., Gay City (517 E. Pike St.), will host the Gay City Anthologies Vol. 5 Launch Party.

LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE - SEATTLE AIDS WALK AND 5K RUN
On Saturday, September 28, from 9 a.m.-12 noon, at Volunteer Park (14th Ave. E. & E. Prospect St.), join Lifelong AIDS Alliance to benefit HIV/AIDS prevention and care. www.SeattleAIDSwalk.org.

SEATTLE SEA DAWGS ICE HOCKEY TEAM
The Seattle Sea Dawgs is a new ice hockey team that is forming open to Gay, Bi, Lesbian, Transgender and straight ally adult players. The Sea Dawgs mission is to provide a relaxed, friendly team environment for GLBTA hockey players to play hockey, socialize and support the greater GLBT community. The Sea Dawgs will play locally and organize for competitions in the U.S. and abroad. Interested players at all skill levels are encouraged to contact the Sea Dawgs for additional information or to express interest. The Sea Dawgs are especially looking for experienced players and a goalie at this time. Please email skateseadawgs@gmail.com for additional information and to express your interest. Also, visit Seattle Sea Dawgs on Facebook.

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