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Guide to Seattle’s 16th Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

October 10, 2011 9:02 AM

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October 14 – 23 is the 16th Annual Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. It’s a full week of movies, including the debut of the Chely Wright documentary Wish Me Away, and the west coast premier of Vito. You’ll want to check out the festival’s website for more information and tickets. But we’ve compiled a list of all the fun galas and receptions, so you can choose which ones to attend:

Friday, October 14
Opening Night and Gala
7:30pm
The Egyptian Theatre
805 East Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98122
206.781.5755

Huge wall projections, fantastic DJs, food and drink following the film festival’s opening movie, Dirty Girl. Tickets to the Opening Night Film and Gala required. 21 and over only. The Gala begins at 9:00pm at:

Fred Wildlife Refuge
98 Belmont Ave E
Seattle, WA 98122
http://www.fredwildliferefuge.com

Saturday, October 15
Post-screening Reception for We Were Here
7:00pm
Bob Byers’ Seattle Volvo
1120 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101
206.525.5424

Sunday, October 16
Leave it on the Floor/Centerpiece Gala
7:00pm
The Egyptian Theatre
805 East Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98122
206.781.5755

Following the screening of Leave it on the Floor, there’s a gala reception at the Lobby Bar. Your ticket to the film includes the gala reception. 21 and over only. The gala is at 9:00pm at:

The Lobby Bar
916 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122
http://www.thelobbyseattle.com

Monday, October 17
Post-screening Reception for Hannah and the Hasbian
8:30pm
Wildrose
1021 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122
http://www.thewildrosebar.com

Tuesday, October 18
Post-screening Reception for Heart Breaks Open
9:00pm
Purr
1518 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
http://www.purrseattle.com

Thursday, October 20
West Seattle Kick-off Reception for Spork
9:00pm
Heartland Café
4210 Southwest Admiral Way
Seattle, WA 98116
http://www.heartlandseattlecafe.com

Friday, October 21
Pre-screening Reception for Longhorns
7:00pm
Still Liquor
1524 Minor Avenue
Seattle WA 98101
http://www.stillliquor.com

Friday, October 21
Wish Me Away/Centerpiece Gala
7:15pm
AMC Pacific Place
600 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.pacificplaceseattle.com

Following the debut of the Chely Wright documentary, Wish Me Away, there will be a gala reception in the atrium of Pacific Place at Il Fornaio Bakery and Café. Enjoy some of Il Fornaio’s signature savory bites and desserts and an array of beverages. Your ticket to the film includes the gala reception at 9:00pm at:

Il Fornaio Bakery and Café
Pacific Place atrium
600 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.pacificplaceseattle.com

Saturday, October 22
Post-screening Reception for Local Produce
2:00pm
Urbane Coffee & Wine Bar
1635 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.urbaneseattle.com

Saturday, October 22
Post-screening Reception for Eating Out 5
8:30pm
Design Within Reach
1918 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.dwr.com

Sunday, October 23
Vito/Closing Night Gala
6:30pm
Cinerama
2100 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
206.448.6680
http://www.cinerama.com

It’s the west coast premiere of VITO, followed by the Closing Night Gala at 8:30pm in the newly remodeled South Lake Union Discovery Center. Enjoy a delicious sampling of food from South Lake Union restaurants and caterers and drinks. Tickets to the Closing Night Film and Gala required.

South Lake Union Discovery Center
101 Westlake Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.discoverslu.com

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