Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Opening Night
Tonight sees the opening of the 19th Annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival with Back On Board: Greg Louganis at the recently re-christened SIFF Cinema Egyptian. Aside from taking in the theater’s recently upgraded and renovated amenities , you can meet film star Greg Louganis and Director Cheryl Furjanic. A reception follows the film at Lobby Bar.
This fabulously queer party takes over the Eagle on the second Fridays of the month, filling the dirty bird with sumptuous beats and eye catching partiers. Portland duo TROUBLED YOUTH (Blackbook) take the DJ decks, along with Resident DJ Riff (SHADE, Bottom Forty). Nark Magazine’s Kevin Kauer will be roaming the room and shooting your party looks for future consideration, so wear your best frock.
This is the fourth annual celebration of female contributors to geekdom and nerdery, featuring a diverse lineup of panels, workshops, and featured contributors. Highlights include Saturday’s panel featuring controversial feminist author and media critic Anita Sarkeesian, and Sunday’s Gaylaxy Quest: Exploring Queer Fantasy and Science Fiction, a panel of LGBTQ speculative fiction authors exploring how stories “can both be out of this world AND out and proud”.
Have you ever wanted to be transported to a sleek, euro dance club without the hassle of an overseas trip? Then transport yourself to Bottom Forty, tucked into the stylish basement club Kremerk in the Denny Triangle. Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better) & Wesley Holmes (Flammable) hit the decks, joined by Bottom Forty DJs Nark, Hyasynth and Pavone. This party goes in the wee hours, so bring your comfortable dancing shoes. But leave your cameras at home, since they’re not allowed on the dance floor.
Noah’s Arc director Patrik-Ian Polk brings his latest to film, Blackbird, to the big screen as part of SLGFF. Presented by Gay City Health Project, Blackbird is “a heartfelt and hopeful drama that boasts a vibrant soundtrack and a gifted cast, including newcomer Julian Walker and Academy Award–winner Mo’nique.” Polk, and actor Julian Walker, will be in attendance, and a special Centerpiece Reception at Gay City follows the film.