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Seattle Bars, Clubs & Resto Lounges
DailyXtra Bar Events Listings

See daily events listings for bars and clubs in Seattle at the link below + Olympia, Spokane, and Tacoma. An editor's pick of events during the year follows.
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).
Now in its 46th year - At Seattle Center
Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival

September 2-4, 2016. 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:
Fundraiser · Hosted by The Humane League Seattle
Dogs 'n' Dogs: Vegan hot dog buffet & contest

September 4, 2016, 4-7pm at Lower Woodland Park. Vvegan hot dog eating contest and fundraiser to help farm animals. Bring your furry companions, and participate in The Humane League's first-ever hot dog eating contest! They provide franfurters from vegan companies - bring omnivore friends! Admission: $10 for buffet $15 for contest entry + buffet. Hot dog eating contest from 5:30pm.
The Northwest Bears celebrate Labor Day Weekend
Northwest Bears Fundraising BBQ

September 4, 2016, 4pm-8pm at Cuff. Labor Day Weekend. Participate by just showing up to partake in the BBQ, and support one of the longest running Bear clubs in the country (27 years + counting) - come on by for some tasty food, and meet up with your friends, possibly make new ones. Takes place as long as the food holds out - burgers, dogs, potato salad, baked beans.
Get away to the gay outdoors
Triangle Recreation Camp

Summer months through September 5, 2016 wilderness camping, hiking, and 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. More TBA - see website:
Uniting Souls & Jason Tokita team up to bring you...
Labor Of Love: Labor Day Rooftop Party

September 5, 2016, 2-10pm at September 5 at Monkey Loft, 2915 1st Ave S. Your musical guides: BRIAN LYONS, JEROMY NAIL, RAMIRO, PAPPA T, TRINITRON, B-BECKS, CORY SIMPSON. Come dance/ enjoy fun in the sun with some of your favorite DJs & all your friends on the dance floor. Massage Table on the rooftop.
Monthly Celebration: Pop/ Camp/ Gay/ Underground/ Trash Culture; 60-70s & Beyond
The Gay Uncle Time

September 7, 2016, 7pm at The Jewel Box Theater, 2322 2nd Ave. A monthly celebration of Pop, Underground, Camp, Gay and Trash Culture of the 60s, 70s and beyond.... Every first Wednesday of the month - October 5, November 2, December 7, 2016 + January 4, 2017.
Cutting-edge theatrical productions from the heart of the international district
For Love or Money

September 9-10, 2016, at TOJ. Stripped Screw Burlesque. The passion! The creativity! The glitter, The glam, the boundless love for the stage! Burlesque has a long history rich in timeless style, courageous performers, political statements and a unique freedom of artistic expression. But, sometimes the most marketable art is not the kind that speaks directly from an artist’s soul.
presented by Opulent Temple
Fire Within with Stanton Warriors

September 9, 2016, 9pm-midnight, Club Sur. Post Playa Joint for some Hair of the (dusty) Dog! W/ STANTON WARRIORS, SYD GRIS, IAN POWERS, SEAN MAJORS, FOOFOU, KINDA, SUCCUBASS, DOT DIGGLER, DIG-DUG. Dusty beats from your playa favorite, kings of Jack/breakbeat champs, the Stanton Warriors. Dance, lick wounds, swap stories.

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Bearracuda - Underwear Night

September 10, 2016, 9pm - late at Seattle Eagle. Party for bears, cubs, otters, beefcakes and other wildlife, with DJs John Cross + Freddy, King of Pants. Tickets: $6 before 10pm, $8 after.
Timbre Room & Arson Nicki present the 2nd installment of a brand new night
Rapture: A Queer Avant Garde Extravaganza

September 10, 2016, 10pm-2am at Timbre Room, 1809 Minor Ave. Queer evening for avant garde experimentation, boundary-bursting drag performance, dark techno dance vibes + photos and curated runway, so get. your. look! Host: Arson Nicki. Guests: Mona Real + Kara Sutra. Music: Rob Winter + Will Winston. Kingmon Creative. $8.
STG Presents in association with Murray & Peter Season 8
Season 8. The Queens

September 16, 2016, 8-11pm at Moore Theatre, 1932 2nd Ave. Starring Bob The Drag Queen, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Chi Chi DeVayne, Thorgy Thor. Hosted by Katya Zamolodchikova (S7 Miss Congeniality). VIP Ticket: Premium main floor reserved seat plus a meet and greet and pics with all the queens starting at 6pm.
Faggots who like to read - An Evening at The Garden Of Allah
Faggots in the Stacks: A Book Group

September 20, 2016, 6pm, Capitol Hill/ Seattle Public Library, 425 Harvard Ave E. In spite of efforts by moral crusaders, post-war Seattle was a hotspot for dive bars, crooked cops, sex workers, drag queens, drag kings and prima donnas. Not everyone welcomed these nighttime denizens. If you were seen entering The Garden of Allah gay-owned cabaret, your reputation was effectively shot.
C'mon out and get your life, with Seattle Quake RFC
Rugby is a Drag V

September 24, 2016, 6-9:30pm at Neighbours. The fifth year turning rugged jocks into sexy, fierce divas. We are excited to bring you an amazing show. You must be over 21 to attend. Suggested donation $10. Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm. Hosted by the fabulous Gaysha Starr & Truly SRCUMtious Cox.
The 21st annual
Twist - Seattle Queer Film Festival 2016

October 13-23, 2016, 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.
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GROWLr RoughHouse: Seattle

October 15, 2016, 9pm-2am at Kremwerk, 1809 Minor Ave. "...a fun new friendly party for men coming to major cities in the US and around the world." DJs Nick Bertossi (Vancover) + Medic (SF) + guest hosts and go-go guys.
"...we will TOTALLY MASHUP the 90s!"
Glitterbeast: Captain Planet

November 6, 2016, 7-10pm, Unicorn. Haus of Glitterbeast/ Captain Planet/ 90s Vogue-o-synthesis: cartoons, TV shows, fads, 90s products. Drag, boylesque, puppets, bad Furby costume. Butch Alice, Veronica Electronica, Haus of Glitterbeasts Sister-Wives. Performers: Londyn Bradshaw -Kwame; Jax Mourningwood -Wheeler; Tyler Condon/Stacy Starstruck -Linka; Denny Le -Gi Fraya Love -Ma-Ti.
The traveling fetish party from Montréal
Testostérone GEAR

November 12, 2016, 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.
Paul Caldwell's Debut Season
Silver & Soul

December 4-22, 2016, 8pm at Benaroya Hall. Seattle Men's Chorus’ signature holiday concert shimmers with the sounds of favorite carols and shakes with a fresh and soulful celebration of the season. Next: April 1-2, 2017 at McCaw Hall - Born This Way - inspirational multimedia concert; June 23-24, 2017 at McCaw Hall - Bette, Babs & Beyoncè - plus more iconic divas.
A panel discussion
Women's Prisons, Art and Queerness

December 10, 2016 (TBC), 1-4pm at Seattle University Wyckoff Auditorium. Hosted by film project Boys on the Inside, brings together different community members working on themes around women's prisons, creative expression and queer/LGBT identity. A panel discussion and Q&A. Special thanks to Seattle University and Jodi O'Brien for hosting the event.
A space for Asian American voices, perspectives and histories
Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2017

February, 2017 (TBC) at Northwest Film Forum, Capitol Hill. With 50 films on the 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.
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Seattle International Film Festival 2017

May - June, 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 2016 program details as announced:
American musical by John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask
Hedwig and the Angry Inch

December 13-18, 2016, 7:30pm, Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St. Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, this genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Coming: Feb 21-26, 2017 - Rent; Jun 13-25, 2017 - Cabaret.
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.
The largest Pride Street Festival in the Northwest!
Capitol Hill Pride Festival March & Rally 2017

June 24-25, 2017 (TBC), SAT 10am-11pm, SUN 10am-7pm. Six blocks on Broadway - 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.
The Many Faces of Pride!
Pride Parade and Picnic 2017

June 25, 2016 (TBC), Seattle Pride Parade normally kicks off 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.