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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).
February 2-14, 2017, 8pm, TOJ. The latest original improvised play; a parody inspired by The Princess Bride. Every performance the cast will combine suggestions from the audience with the beloved story for a hilarious and heartfelt show. Danger, adventure and of course, Tru Wuv, furnished by the audience. As You Wish is created and directed by Paul Levy.
February 3, 2017, 7-10pm at Kremwerk. Come one, come all to 'Dusted' with Syra St. James and all her friends! If you missed last months debut, you're not gonna wanna miss out on who she'll be showcasing in February! Keep a look out for guests who pop up sporadically! Every first Friday of the month. $8 cover charge. $5 for those in drag.
February 4, 2017, 9pm-2am at Seattle Eagle. BACK at the Eagle for ONE NIGHT! Come and strip down for old times sake with hundreds of guys - clothes check available. DJs Freddy KOP and Matt Stands play all night. HOT Go-Gos. Host: Matt Bearracuda. $6 before 10pm, $8 after.
February 9-12 + 16-19, 2017, 7-10pm at Gay City - Seattle's LGBTQ Center, 517 E Pike. Created by Dani Tirrell and Jhon Stronks, a discovery, a ceremony in how we live and protest in/with our queer bodies. Through dance, song and spoken text Dani and Jhon will explore Race, Gender and Queer Performance Practice/Protest.
February 10, 2017, 9pm-3am, 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. Host: Nark. Go-go boys + everyone you ever wanted to make out with ever, all in one place. DJs: Brian Lyons + Wesley Holmes.
February 12-14, 2017, SUN noon, MON-TUE 6:30pm at SIFF Film Center. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world, determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy battles Mozart with music, and ultimately with God.
February 12, 2017, 7-10pm. 5 of Seattles best culinary queens will heat up this SPICY challenge/ dish out a helping of YAS GAWD on the competition. Reality SHow live on stage putting challengers to the test against Iron Chef Abbey Roads. Who will be chopped? Who is Americas next Masterchef? Who is the Ace of Cakes? Who will win this cupcake war? Who will...British this..Bakeoff....?
February 13, 2017, 8-11pm. Valentine’s Day with John Waters: Life is nothing if you’re not obsessed. Famed for trash epics and rapid-fire one-man spoken word vaudeville celebrating his films and joyously appalling taste, negative artistic influences, fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy, extreme art, Catholicism, sexual deviancy + reading.
February 15, 2017, 6:30pm at Federal Way Village Inn, 31711 Pacific Highway S, Federal Way. Wednesday evening is pie night. Each guest is entitled to one free slice of fruit pie with the order of an entrée. We’ll each be paying with separate checks. No reservation will be necessary.
February 16-22, 2017 at SIFF Cinema Egyptian. An astounding collection of classic and contemporary noir films, all introduced by our guest Eddie Muller, the incomparable Czar of Noir and impresario of Noir City! See the program of films to be announced at their website:
February 17, 2017, 9pm-3am at Seattle Eagle. Beard rubs + Techno continues w/ special PRIDE fetish edition for Dads/ Boys/ Pups/ Handlers/ Pigs/ Piglets/ Sniffers/ Chewers/ Hanky Codes/ Curious/ Experienced/ Shame-Free Zone/ 2cool4rules/ Dance Floor Friendly/ Clothes on or Off/ Mild to Wild. Personal Space DIY Darkrooms. Guest TBA + Nark. Host: TBA.
February 21-26, 2017, various times, at Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St. Re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear. Coming: June 13-25, 2017 - Cabaret.
February 23-26, 2017 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.
March 4, 2017, 2-4pm 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.
March 10-11, 2017, 7:30pm doors, TOJ. Chock full of brand new delicious puppet weirdness. this proud member of the national Puppet Slam Network aims to to provide Seattle with quality adult performances through an ongoing series. A place to be creative, quirky and experimental, every show features a variety of short works by puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest (and beyond)!
March 23 - April 8, 2017. In association with Theatre Off Jackson; hilarious and heartfelt look at non-traditional family relationships. Gwo-Gwo and Marion, the last two pandas on earth, attempt to repopulate, but Gwo-Gwo falls in love with Chester... a crocodile!? They navigate challenges of co-parenting, identity politics, postpartum depression, and what it takes to be a Good Panda.
April 1 + 2, 2017 at McCaw Hall. Go with beyond the labels, rejoice in the stories, challenges, and dreams of a diverse generation of LGBTQ youth. Innovative multimedia concert with world premiere song from transgender composer, Mari Esabel Valverde, plus pop favorites. Next: June 23-24, 2017 at McCaw Hall - Bette, Babs & Beyoncè - plus more iconic divas.
April 21-22, 2017, 7pm and 10pm Friday/Saturday shows at The Triple Door. The third annual festival - see their website for performers. "Equal parts striptease, circus act, and comedy routine, the nascent sibling of burlesque is finally turning heads." -- Details Magazine. "Start saving up those singles, boys–you're gonna wanna make it rain!" -- Queerty.com
April 28–30, 2017, 2pm at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. Gallery-style erotic art exhibits + poetry readings, pantomime, and acrobatic performances. Erotic Short Film kiosk showcase, audio erotica, live paintings. Sexy art party: Late Night Festival fun time with DJs, performers, bartenders, and an energetic crowd. 18+ during daytime gallery hours and 21+ in the evenings.
January 11 + February 8, 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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.