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Sing along with Three Dollar Cinema

Every first Monday, 7pm at RE-BAR, 1114 Howell St. Doors 6:30. A monthly sing along event presented by Three Dollar Bill Cinema. Sing along to your favorite numbers from American musicals, cult classics and foreign hits. Cover: $8 ($5 for Three Dollar Bill Cinema members).
Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters take centre stage
National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

May 1 + 2, 2017, 6:30pm at SIFF Film Center. Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard's brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London.
Written by William Shakespeare directed by Elizabeth Wu
Richard III

May 4-21, 2017, 7:30pm. In 1930s Prohibition Chinatown, old South Jackson St explodes with art, music, power struggles, culture clashes, and politics. Amidst the chaos of personal loyalties and ambitions, one man emerges ready to sacrifice everything he holds dear (even his humanity) for power. Outsider among outsiders, evil as much as sympathetic, a notorious anti-hero rises and falls.
In Seattle on the FIRST and THIRD ​Saturdays each month
Seattle Inferno!

May 6 + 20, 2017, 6-10pm, Neighbours. Dance Party rush of fun and friendly energy! Diverse mix of fun-loving women of all stripes, approximately 30-55, where friendships flourish, business networks are formed, and an entire community of women, lesbians, trans individuals, and queers come together with joy, love and solidarity each month along the West Coast … one dance at a time.
Hosted by The Haus of Glitterbeast
Speechless: A Drag Show

May 7, 2017, 7-10pm, at Unicorn. Experimental/ educational experience as performers dive deep into storytelling. Host: Patient Leigh. Guests: Diana Fire (PDX) + ButchAliceJunior. Performers: Visage LaRue, Shar'n Taint, Miss Elaine Yess, She, Cera Tops, Butylene O'Kipple, Anastasia Romanov, Fraya Love. Fundraiser show for Seattle Hearing, Speech and Deaf Center. Next: June 4th.
Complex & volatile character study of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange
Risk, by Laura Poitras

May 9-11, 2017, 4:30pm, SIFF Cinema Uptown. Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story with unprecedented access, Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of the man and his inner circle.
QTPOC-focused comedy/variety show - every 2nd Wednesday of the month
Fist & Shout

May 10, 2017, 7:30pm at The Rendezvous. Co-hosted/produced by comedians/performers/babes/besties Marita DeLeon (Queerz: We’re Hilarious!) + Elicia Sanchez (Autostraddle). Showcasing ways we struggle, survive, and make fools of ourselves on a day to day basis. Food and beverages. Next: June 14th.

Hosted by Mama Tits and Qurb Magazine
Lady Bunny starring in Trans-Jester! - LIVE!

May 11, 2017, 6:15-9:30pm at Egyptian Theater. A highly acclaimed one-woman show/ journey of raunchy political incorrectness, hysterical song parodies and engaging storytelling; parodies re-work selections from Adele, Rent and Bruno Mars, punctuated by hilarious zany zingers. Her social commentary trashes political correctness, and critiques some of our latest buzzwords.
Cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia - Free screening
The Seventh Art Stand: An Iraqi Odyssey

May 11, 2017, 7pm at SIFF. Tracing the emigrations of his family over more than half a century, this riveting documentary epic from acclaimed expatriate Iraqi filmmaker Samir pays moving homage to the frustrated democratic dreams of a people successively plagued by the horrors of colonialism, dictatorship, war, and foreign occupation.
Gay City Arts - Seattle's LGBTQ Center - presents
Rising Up

May 11-14 + 18-21, 2017, 7pm at Gay City. Play about resistance, love and transition of people we see and know in our community: Queer/ Trans People of Color, queer with disabilities, Femmes and queer working class people. Through the character's journeys, we see their struggles, identities and magic come together, enduring conflict and learning about themselves.
Dan Savage's Sexiest, Funnest, Most Creative Dirty Short Movie Fest
HUMP! Film Festival

May 12-13, 2017, various times, at SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave North. Ordinary people from all over the Pacific NW become weekend porn stars, making 5-minute dirty movies for cash prizes! Films run the gamut of LGBT+S sexual styles; funny, thought-provoking, sad, artistic, outrageous, and sexy-because they're real- created and performed by sex-positive people.
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Bearracuda - Underwear Night

May 13, 2017, 9pm - late at Seattle Eagle. Party for bears, cubs, otters, beefcakes and other wildlife, with DJs Freddy King Of Pants + Matt Stands. Tickets: $6 before 10pm, $8 after.
The Northwest Bears
Monthly Dinner Outing

May 17, 2017, 6:30pm at Renton Shari’s, 1820 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton WA. One in a chain of sit-down cafes serving all-American food, 24 hours a day. We’ll each be paying with separate checks. No reservation will be necessary.
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Seattle International Film Festival 2017

May 18 - June 11, 2017, the largest film festival in the USA. Past years have presented 406 films over 25 days, 73 premieres, more than 600 screenings + special events at SIFF Film Center, SIFF Cinema Uptown, SIFF Cinema Egyptian, the MOHAI, Neptune Theatre, and AMC Pacific Place. Passes and ticket packages on sale starting October. See website for 2017 program details as announced:
The traveling fetish party from Montréal
Testostérone GEAR

May 20, 2017, 10pm-3am at Seattle Eagle. Make fetish fantasies come true in this underground men's event. STRICT DRESS CODE: leather, rubber, jockstrap, military, uniform, singlet, sport gear, underwear (NO street clothes/tee shirts!). A manly environment - no perfumes/ colognes. BEATS: DJ Ron Hamelin (Montréal). Pour l'Amour de la des Hommes.
Dances for cis gender female, or a trans identified individuals only
Seattle Inferno!

June 3, 2017, 6-10pm. Fun/ friendly energy! Smile and ten people will smile back. Our staff will have you feeling at home among a diverse mix of fun-loving 30-55 women of all stripes. Friendships flourish here, business networks are formed, and an entire community of women, lesbians, trans individuals, and queers come together with joy, love and solidarity. Next: July 15th; Aug 19th.
The Haus of Glitterbeast - Beauty Pageantset in "Falkville, Alabama"
Baby's First Time Drag Pageant

June 4, 2017, 7-11pm. A mock children's beauty pageant "..for countless young, beautiful and talented Falkville little girls between ages of four and nine" set in rural Alabama. Hosted by Strawberry Shartcake Official and Joshua Moore. With: Stacey Starstruck, Willy Nilly, Americano, Betty Wetter, and Uh-Oh. Show at 7:30pm. $10 at the door Hunny Bunnies.
John Kander, Fred Ebb & Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical

June 13–25, 2017, various times, at Paramount Theatre, Welcome to the Kit Kat Klub, where MC Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd, and help to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through dangerous times?
Seattle's LGBTQ Theatre Company Fantastic.Z Theatre’s
5th Annual New Works Festival: FAMILY

June 14-17, 2017. Six plays, 3 directors, and an exciting ensemble of actors bring a whole new meaning to family - a look at the ever changing face of LGBTQ families: A Mothers Privilege by Donna Hoke; Tomorrow Comes by James T. Washburn; Christmas Morning by Thomas J. Misuraca; Ten Picnics by Mark Harvey Levine; Ark Types by Andrew Black; and Umbilical Dialogue by Tony Foster.
A community toast to summer!
Fremont Fair

June 16-18, 2017, annual Summer Solstice weekend events. Eclectic celebrations in the self-proclaimed “center of the universe.” Craft & art booths, street performers, bands, main stage entertainment, beer garden, wacky-decorated cars, free-spirited Saturday noon Solstice Parade.
A killer Pride party to connect with your peeps

June 18-19, 2017, 11pm at Unicorn. The last show by Haus of Glitterbeast after two great seasons of GLITTERBEAST. A FREE Pride end of Season Wrap party! DJ Robosex Homosex will be bringing some stellar beats and mashups along with some sweet suprises throughout the night!
Nark Magazine and Bottom Forty present
Seattle's Alternative Pride Festival Weekend 2017

June 22-26, 2017. Weekend of fun, togetherness + debauchery. THU 8pm FIERCE QUEEN at Re-bar. FRI 6-9pm ROOFTOP HAPPY HOUR at The Nest/ Thompson Hotel; 8pm-3am DICKSLAP at Seattle Eagle. SAT 11am-2pm ROOFTOP BRUNCH at Mbar; 2pm-6pm PRIDE CRUISE 2017 on The Islander Yacht; 10pm-4am PRIDE IS FOR EVERYONE, venue TBA indoor/outdoor 2-stage mosh. SUN 8pm-2:30pm MAKE OUT PARTY at Seattle Eagle.
Part of the Seattle's Alternative Pride Festival presented by Nark Magazine
Fierce Queen Pride Edition

June 22, 2017, 8pm-2am at Re-bar Seattle. FIERCE QUEEN? Drag but not a show. A competition but it ain't no pageant. A live reading of Seattle's hot or not new queens (KINGS OR BIO) and experienced talent alike. READING... can you survive the judgement? For the new Fierce Queen a $500 prize, PLUS a $500 matching donation, given in your honor to the Gay City LGBTQ Center.
Featuring David Sylvester (FWB, PDX) + Cid&Fancy (Bottom Forty)
Dickslap, Pride Edition! w/ Tom of Finland Ambassador Terry Miller

June 23-24, 2017, 8pm-3am, Eagle. Let-loose scenario for boys, girls + more boys... wonderland of free beard rubs, slick hands and magical dancing gogo men, where jello shots seem to just shoot themselves down your throat, and the sounds of the discotheque intoxicate you, until you finally wake up from the dream, potentially next to someone you don't remember... Got it? Guest + NARK.
The iconic divas who have thrilled us for decades
Seattle Men's Chorus: Bette, Babs and Beyonce

June 23-24, 2017, 8pm at McCaw Hall. Divalicious playlist highlights iconic performers whose powerhouse vocals and outsized personas have thrilled us from the concert stage to the dance floor. Revel in timeless hits from the Divine Miss M and our favorite Funny Girl, plus get (Sasha) fierce with Beyoncé, Cher, and today’s sensational superstars. Celebrate Pride like a diva!
Upgraded w/GROWLr!
Bearracuda Seattle Gay Pride

June 23, 2017, 9pm-2am at CHOP SUEY. Come join hundreds of bears and guys of all kinds for Pride 2017. DJs MATT CONSOLA (San Francisco) + Matt Stands. $10.
The largest Pride Street Festival in the Northwest!
Capitol Hill Pride Festival March & Rally 2017

June 24, 2017, SAT 10am-10pm, on Six blocks along Broadway, with food, vendors and entertainment on the Main Stage; Doggie Drag Contest; live local music, food from over 150 booths of restaurants. Open to everyone, LGBT, straight and anyone/ any background.
Get ready to kiss - photos by Nark Magazine - special pride edition
Make Out Party Seattle Pride!

June 25, 2017, 8pm-2:30am, Seattle Eagle. Stop flappin' your lips/ start smackin.' For every new person you make out with in the photobooth get free boozey jello shot - START FLIRTING! Seattle's favorite TONGUE BATH. Go-go boys + everyone you ever wanted to make out with ever, all in one place. Guest DJ JAMES CERNE (LA). Photobooth by Nark Magazine / Roman Robinson.
The Many Faces of Pride!
Pride Parade and Picnic 2017

June 25, 2017, Seattle Pride Parade normally kicks off Sunday at 11am from 4th Ave at Union, north along 4th to Denny Way. Rain or Shine event. Pride Picnic earlier in the month at Volunteer Park in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, live entertainment, music, and food. See the website for past years photos and more about this year's celebrations.
Get away to the gay outdoors
Triangle Recreation Camp

June through October, Summer months 2017 - wilderness camping, hiking, river sports in Bender Creek, 21 miles east of Granite Falls, WA, near ice caves, waterfalls and Monte Cristo ghost town. Memorial Day Weekend; June Gayzebo Pink Party; July Black Forest + Bears in the Woods + Friends and Family; August Foam Party; Labor Day Weekend Mardi Gras. See website:
Holland America Eurodam - Magical Scenery - Endless Adventures
RSVP Summer in Alaska Bear Cruise

August 5-12, 2017. Combines modern and classic features, panoramic ocean views, large balcony staterooms, two expansive pool decks (one with retractable dome cover), fine restaurants, unique entertainment, world-class spa - the perfect ship for 2,100 LGBT guests to explore Alaska. Enjoy great scenery, kayak through calm sea waters or hike trails filled with fascinating wildlife.
Now in its 47th year - At Seattle Center
Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival

September 1-3, 2017. Annual Labor Day events at the Seattle Center -  Seattle's big music and arts festival takes place at Seattle Center with includes live music, comedy, theatre, film, visual arts, and dance performances. Associated concerts all summer long. See the full schedule at their website:
Luke believes in God; his lover Adam believes in everything else
Next Fall, by Geoffrey Nauffts

September 29 - October 14, 2017, 8pm at the Ballard Underground. Brought together by love despite their differences in religion, Adam and Luke have the limits of their romance tested when a serious accident forces Adam to lean on Luke's flighty but warm mother, and his religious father. A tender tale of hope and family in dark times; witty dialogue and unflinching honesty.
The 22nd annual
Twist - Seattle Queer Film Festival 2017

Mid October, 2017 (TBC), the largest event of it's kind in the Pacific Northwest, 11 days showcasing the latest and greatest in queer film, from major releases to emerging talent. See their website for previous year archives, and upcoming films, venues and schedules.
The Best in Sci-Fi and Fantasy Shorts
Siff SciFi & Fantasy Short Fiction Film Festival

January 27-28, 2018 (TNC) at The Museum of Pop Culture and SIFF Cinema Uptown. The 13th annual juried festival showcasing animated and live-action science fiction, fantasy, and horror-tinged short films from around the globe. This celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, and artists for a lineup of illuminating and unconventional films.
6th annual space for Asian American voices, perspectives and histories
Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2018

Mid-February, 2018 (TBC) at Northwest Film Forum, Capitol Hill. With 50 films on the 4-day program this past year, including the best in recent independent cinema by and about Asian Americans - screening independent films that reflect the diversity and richness of the city’s Asian American community. Many films accompanied by panel discussions and director Q&A.