Recommended by Matt Baume
If your heart starts to race at the thought of women in elaborate ball gowns clutching golden statuettes, your attendance is required at this deep-dive into the Academy Awards. Since last year, Three Dollar Bill has been hosting some excellent quarterly queer-film talks; this one is all about the Oscars, queer nominees, who's on the list and who should be on there instead, and how LGBT representation is faring these days in top-tier cinema. Leading the talk are local queer-culture luminaries Brian Davis (Gay City Health Project), Jen Kilchenmann (Three Dollar Bill), Beth Barrett (Seattle International Film Festival), Ryan Crawford (Jetspace Magazine), and Sara Michelle Fetters (MovieFreak). Also, because it is happening at the Sorrento, there will be plates of charcuterie served in a manner that you are not entirely sure how to politely eat.