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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Beautiful weather for the Capitol Hill Blitz, U District , Downtown and Pioneer Square Art Walks

Today is the great Blitz Capitol Hill Art Walk and at Babeland they have a FREE event featuring Vitamin Dee.   Don't forget this weekend with the University District Street Fair, Saturday is JUGRZ Women's Motorcycle Conference Day and on Sunday in Everett there is the Sky Valley Antique & Classic Motorcycle Show.  Take a peek at the Seattle Announcements Calendar as it will tell you everything there is to do as there is PLENTY.
ENJOY!


Blitz Capitol Hill Art Walk featuring Vitamin Dee
Thursday, May 13, 05:00PM, Free
Photographer and graphic Vitamin Dee infuses her work with a deep curiosity of the pure sensuality of color, texture, movement and energy. Her sensibility is both playful and darkly knowing, yet warm and vividly spontaneous. Of Puerto Rican descent, Lugo was raised in the dichotomous worlds of Manhattan’s Loisaida and Stapleton, Staten Island. These environs and her experience of living in two very different worlds form the foundation of her vision. Vitamin Dee was a juried artist at Seattle Erotic Arts Festivals in both 2009 and 2010.

Sunday, May 16th 9am - Noon Plus musical events in the afternoon
The city of Everett will be taken over with motorcycles on Sunday May 16th as the Sky Valley show has moved to Everett.  The Cossacks will preform as well as School of Rock and Astrovan, a Seattle Band that combines Blues, Classic, Metal, and Alternative music to keep the crowd screaming.  Dragonfly Cycle Concepts will have their exhibition rig onsite and they make a great product, check it out.

ABATE of Washington on behalf of the citizens of Snohomish County and the motorcyclists of Washington puts this community run event on each year to bring positive awareness to motorcyclists.  They are committed to having this event during Motorcycle Awareness Month.  The classic motorcycles are amazing in mechanical ways as well as being beautiful.  Check out: http://www.skyvalleybikeshow.com/welcome_files/Page1212.html

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Start of Translations, Transgender Film Festival with Reality TG

The start of the festival begins with the age old discussion.  Does visibility do us harm or good?  Join the discussion today.
Reality TG
Thursday, May 13
6:15pm
Capitol Hill Library
FREE

Is visibility a means to social acceptance? Do the drawbacks of too much (or unchecked) visibility outweigh the good it can accomplish? There has been an explosion of transgender people on talk shows, dramas, and especially reality television. We’ll screen some recent episodes of reality programs that feature transwomen as cast members and discuss how this representation affects the whole trans community.
Watch some TV and then join Sara Michelle Fetters, film and TV reviewer, and Three Dollar Bill Cinema Executive Director Rachael Brister for a discussion on this fascinating broadcast trend.
This is a FREE event. No tickets are needed.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Reality TG - FREE - Just the start of Translations Film Festival

This is just the start of what looks to be a fabulous line up of intelligent, informative, enjoyable, fun and zany films that are a part of this years film festival.  I want to commit to seeing as many films as possible and hope that by going with friends it will ensure my seat.  Enjoy!
Reality TG
Thursday, May 13
6:15pm
Capitol Hill Library
FREE

Is visibility a means to social acceptance? Do the drawbacks of too much (or unchecked) visibility outweigh the good it can accomplish? There has been an explosion of transgender people on talk shows, dramas, and especially reality television. We’ll screen some recent episodes of reality programs that feature transwomen as cast members and discuss how this representation affects the whole trans community.
Watch some TV and then join Sara Michelle Fetters, film and TV reviewer, and Three Dollar Bill Cinema Executive Director Rachael Brister for a discussion on this fascinating broadcast trend.
This is a FREE event. No tickets are needed.

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Tickets now on sale for Translations - Transgender Film Festival

The 5th Annual Translations:
The Seattle Transgender Film Festival
Tickets on sale now
Film and program information

Get your tickets in advance and save $1 per ticket!
(not available on  passes or youth/senior discount)

$8 general admission ticket

$6 Three Dollar Bill Cinema Member ticket

$5 youth & senior discount
Youth/Senior discount is only available day of show at the box
office. Must present ID. 21 and under, 65 and over.

$50 festival pass
That's $4.54 per show and a savings of $50!
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Venues

The Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122

The Erickson Theatre
1524 Harvard Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Capitol Hill Library
425 Harvard Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102


Translations is supported in part with a grant
from the Pride Foundation.

Enjoy!

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BUTCH Voices Conference Seeks Planning Committee members & Submissions

BUTCH Voices Portland
2010 Regional Conference - October 2, 2010

We are looking for interested people to serve on the planning committee, as well as community members who would like to lead workshops and discussions or participate in visual and performing arts presentations. People wanting to participate in the BUTCH Voices Portland Regional Conference can also email BVPortland2010@gmail.com with their interest and questions.

This is our Call for Submissions. We welcome workshop ideas of all kinds, films, performances, skill shares, especially on topics which speak to the cultural, sexual, emotional, physical, and psychological relationships that arise in the lives of Butches, Studs, Tombois, Aggressives, Machas, etc. We are open to all perspectives–queer, feminist, womanist, neither or beyond! We particularly encourage proposals by and for people-over sixty, under twenty-one, working-class, and people of color or persons with disabilities.


Portland, OR will host one of four BUTCH Voices Regional Conferences in 2010. Last year's ground-breaking BUTCH Voices national conference in Oakland, CA brought together hundreds of self identified Butches, Studs, Aggressives and other similar identified folks, as well as many allies for conversation, workshops, entertainment, and good ol' fashioned butch bonding. The Queer Resource Center at Portland State University is co-sponsoring this event.

Our hope for the BUTCH Voices Portland Regional Conference is to provide a similar, regionally-focused event with the same awesome, open spirit and attitude. We will also be including substantial programming around health and wellness.


Deadline for Submissions for BUTCH Voices Portland is August 1, 2010. Please submit your proposal or abstract to bvportland2010@gmail.com, along with a short bio of yourself and any other presenter.


These regional conferences will be an amazing opportunity to create local and regional community awareness, to share butch voices, and critical thinking about who we are. BUTCH Voices Regional Conferences are a place to: talk about why we identify in the ways we do, learn how to tell our stories, address femininity, masculinity, discuss areas of overlap and intersection that are none of the above. We will talk about sex, embodiment, community building, our physical and mental health, and issues that stand in the way of Butch-identified solidarity and justice. Most importantly, BUTCH Voices is the place where we can be ourselves with one another.

Please forward this widely to all who may be interested in participating.

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT BUTCH VOICES...

BUTCH Voices is a grassroots organization dedicated to all self identified Butches, Studs, Aggressives, other similar identities, and their Allies. We, at BUTCH Voices, feel it is important to bring together our diverse communities, build bridges, make connections, and use our collective voices to gain better understanding of each other and promote positive visibility.

BUTCH Voices is dedicated to community building, economic/social justice and physical/mental health for all self identified Butches, Studs, Aggressives, our allies, and the general public.

Thank you,
BUTCH Voices
www.butchvoices.com

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Gay Bingo has 2 more nights left this season - May and June

Gay Bingo is getting close to wrapping up their season with two remaining games.  They are so much fun to attend and do good work.  They are happily comfy in their new gigs at their Fremont Studios location, you’ll be in the company of more than 750 guests, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, amazing entertainment, fabulous hosts and guest callers. Ms T

Visit our new website at www.gaybingoseattle.com to buy your tickets today!


The remaining 2010 Gay Bingo Season Dates and Themes


May 22 - Blue Hair Gay Bingo:
Still Not Your Grandmother’s Bingo!

June 19 - Beach Blanket Gay Bingo:
It’s the Wettest Wildest Game in Town!

DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 P.M. AND THE EVENT BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 7:00 P.M.
Regular tickets are $25 per guest and can be reserved to accommodate almost any sized party. To make reservations to attend Gay Bingo, email gaybingo@llaa.org with the month(s) you would like to attend.
Can't get enough Gay Bingo? Want to join us for the whole season? Join our O-69 Club! Parties of 8 or more making reservations for all six months are eligible for special perks...to find out more, send us an email.

Due to Washington State Liquor Control regulations, all guests must be 21 years of age or older.

All ticket sales are final and there are no refunds.

Click here for directions and information about parking

Questions about Gay Bingo? Contact us at gaybingo@llaa.org or call Maura at (206) 957-1648.


Gay Bingo Frequently Asked Questions (in alphabetical order)

Bar: Gay Bingo offers a full bar including beer from Pyramid Breweries, wine and bubbles from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, premium liquor and specialty theme cocktails from Sazerac Liquor. Proceeds from the Gay Bingo bar go to benefit Lifelong AIDS Alliance.

Check In: Gay Bingo programs and games are picked up at the check in station at the entrance of Fremont Studios. Programs may be picked up under the name of the person who made the reservations. At this time, all outstanding payments must be made in order to receive programs and games. Cash and check only will be accepted at the reservations table. All other guests may proceed inside after they have shown their id at the door. Any tickets not claimed by 7:00pm will be released for sale to the public.

Costumes: Costumes are encouraged but not required at Gay Bingo. Each month has a special theme (please see event schedule for details), and dressing in costumes can be a great way to add extra fun and excitement to the evening. A costume contest, led by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, is held each event, and the winners receive great prizes for participation (prizes vary from month to month).

Credit Cards/ATM: Fremont Studios offers two ATMs onsite.

Credit cards are not accepted at check in for ticket payment at the door, please bring cash or check for outstanding ticket payments. However, credit cards are accepted at the Gay Bingo Marketplace, the Gay Bingo Food Court and the Gay Bingo Bar.

Daubers: Daubers are not included with the price of admission for regular tickets. Queen for a Day seating does include a complimentary dauber per paying guest. Daubers can be purchased for $2 at the Gay Bingo Marketplace. Guests are also welcome to bring there own daubers. Proceeds from the sale of daubers benefit LLAA.

Event Details: Doors open at 6:00pm. The event begins at 7:00pm and ends between 9:30-10:00pm.

Food: No outside food or beverages permitted at the event. Concessions at Gay Bingo courtesy of White Linen Catering. Chicken Soup Brigade, Lifelong’s client food program provides fresh baked cookies for sale.  Proceeds form the Gay Bingo food court benefit LLAA.

General Admission: General Admission tickets can be purchased in advance at the thrift store, or on the night of the event. General Admission tickets will only be sold one month at a time. All seating for general admission is on a first come, first served basis. General Admission tables will be clearly marked as such on the seating charts at the event.

How to make reservations: Email first and last name, the month(s) you are interested in attending, and the number of guests you would like tickets for to gaybingo@llaa.org. Lifelong staff will respond with a reservation confirmation email, and more details regarding how to pay for  tickets.

Identification: Gay Bingo  is a 21+ event. All guests will be required to show valid photo ID for entry. We are unable to admit anyone without ID, even if you have purchased tickets for the evening. We appreciate your cooperation in advance.

Night of Ticket Sales: If the event is not sold out, tickets are sold at the door on the night of the event. All tickets sold at the door receive general admission seating, and tickets are sold on a first come first served basis. To find out if a Gay Bingo event is sold out please email gaybingo@llaa.org or call the Gay Bingo hotline at 206-323-0069. Sold out events will clearly state that they are SOLD OUT.

Payment: Due to Washington State Gambling Commission regulations, Lifelong cannot accept full payment for your table via credit cards. Because $5 of every ticket is taxed by the WSGC, this portion must be paid by check or cash. However, you may pay for a portion of your table on your credit card and remit the rest of your payment with a check or cash. Check payment can be mailed to: Lifelong AIDS Alliance attn: Gay Bingo 1002 E. Seneca St. Seattle, WA 98122. Please include refer to the name the reservations are made under and the month(s) you will be attending on the memo line of all checks. Please make reservations by emailing gaybingo@llaa.org before sending payment.

Questions: Email your questions to gaybingo@llaa.org. For general event information, call the Gay Bingo hotline at (206)323-0069. To speak with Lifelong Staff call Maura S., Event Coordinator at (206)957-1648.

Seating Arrangements: Guests who have made reservations via email or phone will have reserved seating. Gay Bingo tables accommodate up to 18 guests. Parties will be seated together in order to fill the table. Upon arrival, Lifelong’s friendly ushers will show you and your party to your seats. If your party has requested special seating accommodations, our staff will try their best to accommodate your needs. Night of seat changes are difficult to accommodate, and cannot be guaranteed. Advanced notice of special seating requests is greatly appreciated. All reasonable seating requests will be considered.

Special Accommodations: At every Gay Bingo event, Lifelong provides ASL interpreters for our guests. If your party has guests who use this service, please let our staff know when making reservations if you would like to be seated closer to the stage.

For guests in wheelchairs or scooters, please let staff know if you would prefer aisle seating when you make your reservations. Fremont Studios is ADA accessible; a ramp can be found at the main entrance on 35th Street.

Special Games: Special Games are not included with the price of admission, and can be purchased at the Gay Bingo Marketplace or from one of our Special Games volunteers. Each Special Game is $2 to play, except for the $1,000 prize Blackout Game, which sells for $4. Special Games can also be purchased in a pack with all four games for $10. Special Games prize packages range from $300- $1000 in great prizes (prizes vary month to month).

Tax receipts: LLAA does not issue tax deduction receipts for the purchase of Gay Bingo tickets. Gay Bingo is a gambling event, and the price of your ticket includes admission and ten bingo games. It, therefore, does not qualify as a donation to Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Tax receipts can be issued for donations to Lifelong AIDS Alliance at Gay Bingo, this excludes the purchase of games, merchandise, food or alcohol. Please speak with our finance table at Gay Bingo; they will take down your information and issue you a tax receipt following the event for any donations made.

Ticket Includes: Regular tickets include entrance to Gay Bingo and 10 regular games eligible for $100 cash prize per game. Queen for a Day tickets include entrance to Gay Bingo, 10 regular games per guest, one complimentary Bingo dauber per guest, snacks delivered tableside, and one complimentary alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink per guest.

Who attends Gay Bingo: Gay Bingo is a 21 and over event intended for adults of any sexual orientation who wish to support the vital services provided by Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Some of the content at Gay Bingo is considered “adult” and is recommended for mature audiences. Over 750 guests attend each month.

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