'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. Admission: $14 general; $12-student/senior/military/teacher; children under 14 free when accompanied by an adult. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Thursdays until 8 p.m. First Thursdays FREE. www.mohai.org.
HER GREATEST VIDEOS
& AND MORE!'
On Fridays and Saturdays, at 8 p.m., and Sundays, at 2 p.m., through Sunday, April 27, at Re-bar (1114 Howell St.), this show, hosted by Miss Martina herself, celebrates Dina Martina's legacy by featuring all her best film and video segments plus new video, live singing and dancing. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/546683.
NORTHWEST BEARS -
'SPRING THAW XX'
'MO WAVE FESTIVAL 2014
APRIL 10-13 & 18
SEATTLE CLINIC DEFENSE
On Saturday, April 12, from 8 a.m.-11 a.m., at Madison Planned Parenthood (2001 E. Madison St.), Seattle Clinic Defense will be holding a demonstration in support of the Madison Planned Parenthood. If you are there by 8 a.m., we will be meeting at the Starbucks located one block away inside the East Madison Safeway in order to discuss tactics for the demonstration. www.seattleclinicdefense.org.
SEATTLE PRIDE IDOL
On Sunday, April 13, Seattle Out & Proud (SO&P) hosts the 6th annual Seattle Pride Idol talent showcase and competition. The event will be held at Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway) - with contestant registration beginning at 6:30 p.m., doors at 7 p.m. and contest at 8 p.m. Registration is free, and contestants may bring their own musical accompaniment. There is no cover charge.
The amateur voice competition will feature up to 10 different competitors at each event through the June 8 finale. Each competition winner will advance to the Finale to compete for the title of 2014 Pride Idol, while the runners-up will face off in the Wild Card Night on June 1 for two coveted spots at the Finale. A panel of three to four judges will rate the contestants weekly based on vocal ability, overall performance and stage presence. The first place winner each night will win $100, second place $50 and third place $25.
Contestants may choose from over 10,000 songs (covering the 1950s to the present) from an extensive karaoke song list. Contestants may also bring their own music on audio compact disc (CD). Audio track must be instrumental without lead vocals. All accompanying music not selected from the karaoke music library must be submitted on CD at least 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the evening's contest.
The 2014 Pride Idol winner will perform in the Seattle Pride Parade on June 29, at the Pride Picnic on June 14, and potential performances at other events representing Pride Idol, and receive the grand prize of $1,000 and a vacation package from Alaska Airlines. The first runner-up will receive $500 and a T-Mobile iPad Mini, and the second runner-up will receive $250 and a Microsoft Surface Tablet. All competitions will be hosted by Miss Gay Seattle, Olivia LaGarce.
Regular competitions will be held every Sunday, April 4-May 25 (except May 18) at Neighbours Nightclub. Regular competitions will also be held on Thursday, May 1 at Baltic Room (1207 Pine St.), Wednesday May 7 at The Lobby Bar (916 E. Pike St.), and Thursday May 22 at OutWest Bar (5401 California Ave. SW). The Wild Card Night will be held on Sunday, June 1 at Neighbours and the Finale on Sunday, June 8 at Neighbours.
For more information, call 206-322-9561, email email@example.com, or visit www.seattlepride.org.
TIKVAH CHADSHAH -
2ND NIGHT COMMUNITY
On Tuesday, April 15, at 6 p.m., at The Graham Visitors Center, Washington Park Arboretum (2300 Arboretum Drive E.), Congregation Tikvah Chadshah, Puget Sound's LGBT Jewish Chavurah, will be holding a Community Seder on the second night of Passover. This will be a meat potluck - no hametz, please! CTC will provide ritual foods, juice, and wine. Come prepared to participate, even sing. All are welcome. Suggested donation $20 adult, student/low income $10, children under 13 free. RSVP for the Passover Seder is requested by Sunday afternoon, April 13. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-355-1414 for complete information. If you can help with set up, please arrive a bit early. www.tikvahchadasha.org
INSPIRE YOUTH PROJECT -
'THE BIG BAIL OUT'
On Wednesday, April 16, from 4 to 9 p.m., at The Lobby Bar (916 E. Pike St.), help raise money to send children affected by HIV/AIDS to Camp Rise n' Shine! Grab your team of four and come on down to our jail located at The Lobby Bar. Our sheriff will sentence you to an hour of jail time where you will call friends and family to raise your bail and help send a kid to Camp Rise n' Shine! Sign up your team of 4 today! Contact Mandy at email@example.com. Donations to Inspire Youth Project and the 'The Big Bail Out' event are also welcome. www.inspireyouthproject.org
BUSINESS ASSOCIATION -
ARGOSY HARBOR CRUISE
On Wednesday, April 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., join the GSBA, Greater Seattle's LGBTQA Chamber of Commerce, for their annual Prime Time cruise sponsored by Argosy to welcome new GSBA members and thank GSBA's amazing volunteers. Welcome aboard the Spirit of Seattle of Pier 55 (1101 Alaskan Way). Boarding begins at 5:30 p.m., the ship leaves promptly at 6 p.m. Come have a drink, take in the views and play some mingle bingo! This event is open to all and is FREE for anyone who has joined or volunteered for GSBA since April 2013. Individual registration: $10 members, $20 nonmembers, $10 students. GSBA Prime Time Mixers are designed to bring together the best and brightest business professionals in the Greater Seattle area, giving them a fun and relaxing environment to network, socialize and build business relationships. Register online at www.thegsba.org or call 206-363-9188.
SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN
BOOK CLUB -
TELL THE WOLVES I'M HOME
AND THE NORMAL HEART
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m., at Seattle Area Support Groups Community Center (303 17th Ave. E. at E. Thomas St.).
In April, the club will discuss Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Riftka Brunt. It's 1986. The world is terrified of the new plague. We learn in the very first sentence that the fourteen year-old girl narrator loves more than any other person alive her Gay uncle who is dying of AIDS. Which is walloping in itself - but wait until Uncle Finn's lover seeks her out as the only one who loved her uncle as much as he did. Get your handkerchiefs ready. As Gay literature enters the mainstream, let's think about how we describe ourselves and how straight people describe us. We will be able to talk for hours about the way Brunt uses her Gay characters in her novel. DON'T read the back of the book - the blurb gives away half the surprises. Bring your opinions!
[NOTE: The group will not be meeting on Wednesday, April 30. Instead, that week, the group will meet on Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m., at the University Bookstore (4326 University Way NE) for a book launch and book signing by book club group leader Nick DiMartino for his new novel, Student Union.]
In May, the club will discuss Larry Kramer's 1985 AIDS play, The Normal Heart. On May 7, the group will read aloud Act One; on May 14, the group will read aloud Act Two; on May 21, the group will discuss the play; on Sunday, May 25, HBO will telecast the made-for-television movie, The Normal Heart, with Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo; on May 28, the group will discuss the made-for-television movie.
All GLBTQ folks are welcome to participate in this FREE book club. For more information, visit http://faculty.washington.edu/swittet/SGLBookClub/
QLAW 9TH ANNUAL BANQUET
On Thursday, April 17, at The Fairmount Olympic Hotel (411 University St.), join Q-Law: The GLBT Bar Association of Washington for their 9th annual banquet. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception and no-host bar, and continues from 7 to 9 p.m., with dinner, entertainment and program, with special entertainment by Sylvia O'Stayformore. The QLaw Banquet is one of the best-attended minority bar events, with more than 400 guests attending each year, including judges, elected officials, and community leaders. General admission: $125 per person; QLaw member rate: $95 per person. www.q-law.org.
GAY CITY ARTS -
'KEEFEE'S HOUSE OF CARDS'
APRIL 17-19 & 24-26
On Thursdays-Saturdays, April 17-19 and April 24-16, at 8 p.m., Gay City Arts presents 'Keefee's House of Cards,' an improvisational, interactive, blackjack theater experience at Calamus Auditorium at Gay City (517 E. Pike St.) Come watch or play blackjack live with Keefee, your sassy, unpredictable and often intoxicated dealer. Tickets: $15. www.gaycity.org
OUT FOR SUSTAINABILITY -
EARTH GAY SEATTLE
On Saturday, April 19, from 9:30 a.m.-noon and noon-2:30 p.m., at Cheasty Greenspace on Beacon Hill (meet at the open lawn off Cheasty Blvd. S. approximately 2 blocks east of Beacon Ave.), OUT for Sustainability will be partnering with Beacon Bike Park to restore Cheasty Greenspace, an urban forest located on Beacon Hill, in preparation for the implementation of bike trails. During Earth Gay, volunteers will be removing invasive species like blackberry and English ivy, weeding, mulching, protecting tree systems from invasive species, and planting native species.
Wear sturdy shoes, smart layers, and bring your own water bottle. Gloves and tools, water and snacks, and direction will be provided, with possibly a few musicians. www.out4s.org.
BURKE MUSEUM -
NATIVE ARTS & ARTISTS DAY
CAMP TEN TREES -
2014 CAMP TEN TREES
DINNER & AUCTION EVENT
Each summer, LGBTQA youth and youth of LGBTQ families come together to strengthen inner courage, build life skills, and find community through the fun of the Camp Ten Trees summer camp sessions. Get a taste of that same camp magic by being a part of our 2014 dinner and auction event, 'S'more Fun,' and you'll be letting our campers know that their joy, resiliency, and well being are of paramount importance to you.
On Saturday, April 19, at 6 p.m., at Herban Feast's Sodo Park (3200 1st Ave. S.), join us at 'S'more Fun' to raise the vital funds necessary to ensure that every youth who needs this camp can attend, regardless of ability to pay. Camp Ten Trees changes lives. Our supporters make it possible.
Go to www.camptentrees.org to donate an auction item, purchase a ticket, sign up to be a table captain, become an event sponsor, or make a tax-deductible donation. Act now to save your spot at 'S'more Fun.'
Event tickets are $60 individual; VIP individual $125. RSVP for 'S'more Fun' requested by April 4. Register online at www.camptentrees.org or call 206-288-9568. Help sustain for this year and years to come, the camp that's not just a camp ... it's a revolution!
Q-SQUARED MEN -
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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