PubliCalendar: See What's Abuzz in Seattle's Creative Community

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh April 16, 2015

For Today

Hive Mind Honey Panel
Ever wonder how independent artists accumulate the money, time, space, and people needed to keep their projects in motion? Thursday's "Honey" lecture discusses how Seattle's self-made creatives are making it happen.

This lecture is a part of Hive Mind, a clever bee-themed events series ("Honey," "Hive," "Cross-Pollination," and "Buzz" are all on the calendar) that brings together Seattle's broader arts community. It's all put on by nonprofit arts organization Shunpike, a support network for Washington state’s independent arts groups. Snag a ticket and see what makes our arts ecosystem tick.

Honey: Attracting Resources and Support, Thu, Apr 16, 6pm, Impact Hub Seattle, 220 Second Ave S, $10

For Friday

Gender Identity in Seattle and Beyond

With trans activists like Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black) and Janet Mock (Redefining Realness) making waves in mainstream media, it's time for the public to learn how gender and identity intersect.

Advocate and social critic Joe Wenke's The Human Agenda looks at the issues that confront trans and gender-nonconforming people. He's the founder of Trans Über, a publishing company (not a ride share network) that focues on LBGTQ rights.

Wenke, trans model and activist Gisele Alicea, and Seattle Children’s gender specialist Aidan Key give their perspectives on the national conversation about gender, politics, and social interactions. 

Gender Identity in Seattle and Beyond, Fri, Apr 17, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Avenue, $5

Advance Notice for April 23

'Eat for Equality' at Coastal Kitchen
With hate crimes on the rise, the Hill is looking like a not-so-safe-space for the LGBTQ. But how can residents reverse this course and make the popular Seattle neighborhood more welcoming and inclusive?

Local businesses like Coastal Kitchen (located at 15th and Republican) are using the power of delicious food to fundraise, spread awareness, and build community. They're hosting a fundraiser Thursday evening as a response to the Mayor's new initiative to make Capitol Hill a safe place.

"We had a staff member experience harassment for their sexual orientation here on the Hill, and it was heartbreaking, it enraged us," manager Christine Kennerly told me. "This is happening right here in our neighborhood, and it's not just impacting our staff, but also the clients we see and serve every day."

Coastal Kitchen is donating 100 percent of sales from purchases of Caffe Vita Coffee, Georgetown Brewing Company, and Oola Vodka products to local non-profit LGBTQ Allyship. In addition to donating the ticket rev to the cause, they're also auctioning local artwork.

You can make a dinner reservation (not required) by emailing Kennerly at [email protected]
"It'll be a fun night for people to stop by, have some oysters and local beer, and support the cause!" she told me. 

Eat for Equality LGBTQ Allyship Fundraiser, Thurs, Apr 23, 5pm, Coastal Kitchen, 429 15th Ave E, $15 

Want to see your nerdy event featured on the PubliCalendar?
Send the details to Atoosa Moinzadeh at [email protected] 

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