PHRESH--The Pacific Northwest Arts Council of the Seattle Art Museum announces the first biennial juried exhibition on the grounds of Bumbershoot, titled PHRESH. The focus is on fresh talent, featuring the region's best up-and-coming artists. Trevor Fairbrother, Deputy Director of Art, is the juror. Call 654-3119 for a prospectus. Deadline for submission is Mon June 7.

WASHINGTON STATE LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS--Every second and fourth Monday from 6:30-8:30 pm, volunteer lawyers specializing in arts and entertainment law are available to answer questions. Artists may receive a private session for a suggested $15 donation. First-come, first-served; arrive early. For information, call the Arts Legal Clinic at 328-7053.

THURS-3

RADICAL WOMEN GENERAL MEETING--Give in to your leftist leanings, and learn more about the socialist activities of Radical Women. Dinner, with vegetarian option, available beforehand at 6:30 pm for $6 donation. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S, 722-6057, 7:30, free.

HEALTH CARE FORUM--Bring your rants and your hospital pants to this public discussion about universal health care, sponsored by the Labor Party. The panel features a nurse and union leaders. Seattle Labor Temple, Hall 1, 2800 First Ave, 297-1844, 6 pm, free.

FRI-4

PIONEER SQUARE FIRE FESTIVAL--If it's not hot, they'll make it hot! Fire departments from all over converge to commemorate the Great Fire of 1889. Things get blazing with a Family Spaghetti Dinner Friday at McCoy's Firehouse Restaurant & Bar, and are followed throughout the weekend by a Grand Parade of 100 fire trucks, food and crafts, and a bagpipe band. Pioneer Square, Occidental Park, 622-6235, all weekend, free (Spaghetti Feed $8).

SAT-5

BAMBOO FESTIVAL PLANT SALE--The American Bamboo Society rustles up rare bamboo for auction at their annual fundraiser. Meet the growers and ask questions. Donald Graham Visitor Center, Washington Park Arboretum, 242-8848, 9:30 am, free.

SUN-6

SEATTLE COM-CARD CONVENTION--Seattle's largest comic book and trading card show, featuring items from Pokemon and Star Wars, is sure to bring out the kid in a few people in whom it is unpleasant to see. Seattle Cen

Support The Stranger