Three events happening tonight with some significant fun value and, if you time it right, you can do all three!
First up: “Ice” Skating at Cal Anderson Park on their new “Ice” Rink, for a special Gay Night hosted by Gay City Health Project. Between 7pm and 10pm it’s HALF off the regular price of $12 for adults, so it’s only $6 for adults and $3 for kids (per hour) and includes the cost of skate rental. Just present your “Gay Card” or say “Gay City sent me!” to get your discount and remember it’s CARD only; NO CASH!
You notice I wrote “Ice” in quote marks. Some folks have been a bit disappointed to discover that the new rink is not actually ice, but a plastic surface you slide/glide on. For folks who DO really ice skate, it’ll take some getting used to…it’s a bit tougher to get much “glide on” when you’re on some sheet of plastique. So, if you’re a purist, the discounted rate might be a less expensive way to try out this new venue. Also: it should be hella fun.
So, you “ice” skate for an hour, then you can bop over to Lobby Bar for Kolenu’s “Light the Night: A GLBTQ Hanukkah” their annual Hanukkah event for Seattle’s gay Jewish community and their allies. (No, you don’t have to be Jewish to attend; just a respectful friend to the Jewish community…or, really like Jewish gays and lesbians…) Here’s the skinny on what to expect (hint: latkes!):
Enjoy tasty latkes, colorful dreidels, music, drinks and a beautiful candle lighting symbolizing both the miracle of Hanukkah and the idea that great leadership and community action will prevail against oppression.
Celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah as we honor community leaders who have been influential in our local fight for equality.
FREE and open to the community. Allies, friends and family welcome. Due to the location, this is a 21+ event.
Thank you to our Community Sponsors: Jconnect Seattle, The Lobby Bar, Three Dollar Bill Cinema, The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA), Congregation Tikvah Chadashah (CTC) and Jewish Family Service.
The opportunity to eat potato pancakes (latkes) and mingle with cute Jewish men…we’ll be so there!
Finally, if you crave some HI-NRG dance music, you can wander over to Pony for their new monthly event, “Body 2 Body” an evening of House/New Beat and some awesome drink specials. It goes on from 10pm to 2am. 21+ of course.
Then, you can go home and massage your aching feet and open your Hanukkah gift.