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posted Friday, February 7 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 06
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2014 NORTHWEST FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION CENTER
FEBRUARY 5-9

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EQUAL RIGHTS WASHINGTON - LOVE THY NEIGHBOURS FUNDRAISER
On Friday, February 7, doors at 7:30 p.m., show and auction 8-10 p.m., at Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway) join Equal Rights Washington and guest hostesses Aleksa Manila and Robbie Turner and for a fundraising auction with live entertainment to benefit Equal Rights Washington. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at the door. www.equalrightswashington.org.

GAY CITY ARTS - 'IT WILL KILL THEM!'
FEBRUARY 6-9

On Thursday-Satuday, February 6-8, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, February 9, at 2 p.m., at Calamus Auditorium at Gay City (517 E. Pike St.), Gay City Arts presents Jennifer Jasper's 'It Will Kill Them.'

Everyone has tried to put Jennifer Jasper in a box. Is she a Queer artist? Lesbian? Bisexual? Mainstream? In her signature comedic storytelling style, 'It Will Kill Them!' explores the struggle she's had with the need people have to label her. She has been performing improvisational stories of her life for decades. Recently, she had critical success with her one-woman show, 'I Can Hear You ... but I'm Not Listening.'

Tickets: $15-general, $13-student/senior. www.gaycity.org

SEATTLE WOMEN'S CHORUS - 'WE CAN SWING IT!'
FEBRUARY 6-9

On Thursday, February 6, through Sunday, February 9, at Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center (201 Mercer St.) join the Seattle Women's Chorus for an evening of jazz, swing, stories and memoirs of the lives of Rosie the Riveters. Dates/times: 2/6 7:30 p.m., 2/7 8 p.m., 2/8 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., 2/9 2 p.m. Tickets: $28, $33, $43, $53, $63. 206-388-1400; www.seattlewomenschorus.org.

SEATTLE ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL - LGBTQ SHOWCASE
On Friday, February 7, 8:30 p.m., at Ark Lodge Cinemas (Screen 2) (4816 Rainier Ave. S.), the Seattle Asian Film Festival with API Chaya Queer Network Program and Three Dollar Bill Cinema, present an evening LGBTQ showcase featuring two short films, Kimchi Fried Dumplings and House for Sale, leading up to the evening feature, R/Evolve:

Lucas and Lincoln just got engaged. Lucas thinks they'll have it all once marriage equality becomes law, but Lincoln isn't satisfied. When he encounters a radical Queer hitchhiker, his inner artist is awakened, but his hasty actions soon jeopardize the life he has built and the campaign for equality.

Both director, Billie Rain, and writer/editor/producer, Basil Shadid, will be present for a panel discussion following the film. Cost is $11-general; $8-student/senior. For more information on this and the complete festival, visit www.seattleaaff.org

FEBRUARY CLINIC DEFENSE
On Saturday, February 8, from 8 a.m.-11 a.m., at Madison Planned Parenthood (2001 E. Madison St.) join Seattle Clinic Defense in support of women seeking services at Planned Parenthood. Seattle Clinic Defense is a grass roots group dedicated to comprehensive, medically-accurate, shame-free and affordable reproductive care for all, in support of women seeking services at Planned Parenthood. www.seattleclinicdefense.org.

EMERALD CITY SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION - FIELD DAY NEW-PLAYER CLINIC & SKILLS ASSESSMENT
On Saturday, February 8, at 10 a.m., at North SeaTac Playfields (S. 128th St. & 20th Ave. S., SeaTac), players of all skill levels are invited to attend this new-player clinic and skills assessment meet-up for ECSA's 2014 LGBT softball season. For rainout and league information, visit seattlegaysoftball.com.

THE TRIPLE DOOR - SUZANNE WESTENHOEFER
On Saturday, February 8, doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m., The Triple Door (216 Union St.) presents Lesbian comic Suzanne Westenhoefer. Tickets: $35 advance; $40 day of show. 206-838-4333; www.thetripledoor.net; 1-800-745-3000.

SEATTLE RED DRESS PARTY
On Saturday, February 8, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. (VIP admission at 8 p.m.), at Fremont Studios (155 N. 35th St.) enjoy a festive evening with Michelle Visage, VIP pre-party hostess and MC for the evening, co-hostess Gaysha Starr, Betty Who, Thea Austin, DJ Grind, Ben de la Creme, DJ Bret Law, DJ Breezy, Mantryx, and Shokra. Tickets: $40 general admission ($50 at the door); $100 VIP ($120 at the door). This is a 21+ event, ID required. Proceeds benefit Inspire Youth Project, Gay City, BABES Network, The Pride Project. www.seattlereddressparty.org and on FaceBook.

IMPERIAL COURT OF SEATTLE - CORONATION WEEK
FEBRUARY 9-16

On Sunday, February 9, at 11 a.m., at C.C. Attle's (1701 E. Olive Way) the Imperial Court presents the In-Town Brunch and Awards ($10 cover), followed by Voting Day at C.C.'s from 1-6 p.m. All King County and Island County residents (with valid ID) are encouraged to vote for the Imperial Court's candidates for Emperor and Empress. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com and on Facebook.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB - VAINGLORY
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 February, the club will discuss Vainglory by Ronald Firbank, a classic Gay writer who was a huge influence on E.M Forster and Evelyn Waugh. Alan Hollinghurst wrote about him in The Swimming Pool Library. He wrote eight short novels before dying at the age of 40. His first novel, Vainglory, written in 1915, is still available 99 years later. You have NEVER read anything like it. Take a chance on one of the oddest, most eccentric Gay stylists EVER.

This is an experience in Gay sensibility. It's the beginning of camp. For further details, vist the book club's website.

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 - 'ON THE TRAIL OF TREES'
FEBRUARY 10 - MARCH 10

On Thursday, February 10, from 6-9 p.m., join Gay City (517 E. Pike St.) for their monthly artist's reception. Shawn Marie Johnson's 'On the Trail of Trees' vividly captures her naturalist outings in the great Northwest, with colorfully saturated watercolors, sumi-ink paintings, and bold metal sculptures.

'On the Trail of Trees' 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 theatre, music, dance, film, spoken word, literary and visual arts.

A portion of any sales will be donated to Gay City. www.gaycity.org.

POZ SEATTLE - PRE-VALENTINE'S DAY CELEBRATION
On Wednesday, February 12, from 6-8 p.m., at The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave.),POZSeattle hosts their monthly 2nd Wednesday social. This month wear red for POZSeattle's pre-Valentine's Day Celebration with DJ PBear and go-go boy Logan Howlette.

IMPERIAL COURT OF SEATTLE - CORONATION WEEK
FEBRUARY 9-16

On Thursday, February 13, doors at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m., at The Baltic Room (1207 Pine St.), the Imperial Court presents the Denver and Salt Lake City Show, featuring performances by dignitaries and friends of The Court from Denver and Salt Lake City in town for Coronation. No cover.

On Friday, February 14, doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m., at Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway, entrance in alley between Broadway and Harvard Ave. off E. Pike St.), the Imperial Court presents the Out of Town Show ($15 cover), featuring performances by dignitaries and friends of The Court visiting from outside Seattle in town for Coronation.

On Saturday, February 15, doors at 5 p.m., ball at 6 p.m., at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel (515 Madison St.), the Imperial Court presents Coronation 2014 - 'The Future Masquerade: A Journey Through the Past, Present & Future.' Tickets: $50 available in advance at goo.gl/ioy2wX and at the door. Light fare available for purchase outside the ballroom. All entrees $7. Queen Mother of the Americas Empress Nicole the Great presents her 8th annual State of the Empire address.

On Sunday, February 16, at 11 a.m., at Lost Lake (1505 10th Ave.), the Imperial Court presents the Victory Brunch. Come celebrate the investiture of The Court's new reigning monarchs. Cost: $20 per plate.

On Sunday, February 16, at 2 p.m., at C.C. Attle's (1701 E. Olive Way), the Imperial Court presents the Alaska Birdwater Party, featuring performances by dignitaries and friends of The Court in town for Coronation.

'REVEALING QUEER' - LGBT HISTORY AT MOHAI
FEBRUARY 14-JULY 6

Seattle's Museum of History and Industry (860 Terry Ave. N. in South Lake Union) presents 'Revealing Queer,' a landmark exhibit on the history of the Puget Sound region's LGBTQ community.

On Friday, February 14, from 7-11 p.m., MOHAI will host a special opening night celebration for the exhibit. Enjoy Gay Bingo hosted by Mama Tits, Queer burlesque with Lily Divine and Pidgeon Von Tramp, DJ SassyBlack (Cat of THEESatisfaction), gallery talks with Community Advisory Committee members throughout the night, and a Queering the Museum Project digital storytelling video playing in the Prologue Theater. All galleries at the museum will be open during this event. Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 at the door. www.mohai.org

'CUPID'S HEART ATTACK'
On Friday, February 14, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m., at Rendezvous Theater, 2322 2nd Ave., Active Entertainment, Seattle Fun Events, and Social Outreach Seattle present 'Cupid's Heart Attack,' a Valentine's Day variety show featuring a headlining performance by Eric Blu & The Soul Revue. With EmpeRoar FabuLous, Dimeatra Dee, Backpack Girl Bikinis, A Little Risque Designs, Edi Zanidache, Red X Roper, Grinder Girls, Karin Parks, Jack Mozie, ELoh. Live R&B from 10:30 p.m. to close. Tickets: $15. Email GuestList@ActivateTheArts.com for VIP discounts.

SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE, THE ABBEY OF ST. JOAN - '1/2 K RUN FROM COMMITMENT' TO BENEFIT YOUTHCARE
On Saturday, February 15, starting at 3:30 p.m. at Cal Anderson Park (1635 11th Ave. at E. Olive St.) and finishing at 4 p.m. with an After Party at The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave.), enjoy a short walk or run and after party to raise money for YouthCare, supporting Seattle's homeless youth. Cost is $10.50 to register. www.facebook.com/theabbeyofsaintjoan.

LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE - GAY BINGO! BRIDESMAIDS EDITION
On Saturday, February 15, from 7-10 p.m., at Fremont Studios (155 N 35th St.), join Lifelong AIDS Alliance for an evening of Gay Bingo! Bridesmaids Edition featuring live performances from your favorite drag queens plus live on-stage weddings and vow renewals plus costume contests, photo opportunities and more. This isn't your grandmother's bingo. Tickets: $50 general admission; $69 Queen for a Day VIP. Proceeds benefit Lifelong AIDS Alliance. www.llaa.org/gaybingo.

ONE LOVE WEDDING SHOWCASE
On Sunday, February 16, from 12 noon-5 p.m., at the Hyatt at Olive 8 (1635 8th Ave at Olive Way), enjoy over 100 fabulous vendors ready to help you plan your life together. Hot trends, classic touches, fresh inspiration. Complimentary admission and the first 50 guests will receive a free cocktail. Valet parking available at discounted flat rate of $12. www.oneloveseattle.com.

Q SQUARED MEN - Q-SPRING 2014
APRIL 25-27

Q-Spring, a celebration of self and Spring for Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Men, is a chance to gather with other men to reflect on, embrace, and celebrate who you are, where you have been, and where you are headed. Discover new parts of yourself and enjoy the company of other men in a non-judgmental, attitude-free atmosphere.

For more information and to register, visit www.qsquared.org or phone 253-216-3997.

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