CENTER CITY FORUM-Instead of a six-pack and an evening of TV tonight, why not go down to the West Police Precinct Station and find out what's going on with the ever-elusive Sound Transit light rail (as well as housing, urban design, and other transportation activities)? Council Member Richard Conlin will kick things off at 5:30 pm with a lecture on the aforementioned subjects, with a community discussion to follow. West Police Precinct Station, 810 Virginia St, 615-1785 for info, free.

SEATTLE ROADSTER SHOW-The American dream in metal form muscles up to the Stadium Exhibition Center for the next four days (through March 12). Produced by Seattle native Dan Cyr, this exhibition shows off more than 250 street rods, custom-made cars, roadsters, muscle cars, and motorcycles. Stadium Exhibition Center, Occidental St & Royal Brougham Way. Thurs 4-10 pm, Fri noon-10 pm, Sat 10 am-10 pm, Sun 10 am-7 pm. $7-$13.


CROSS-FERTILIZATION-Avant-garde African composers meet avant-garde Western composers in this performance at Cornish College of the Arts. Anyone interested in the ongoing dialogue between these two musically diverse sensibilities should check out not only this performance, but also the complementary workshops Cornish is hosting during their African Music series. Cornish College of the Arts, 710 E Roy, 726-5066, 8 pm, $10 general or $5 students.

SEATTLE R.V. SHOW-Though the Stranger reader who can afford an R.V. is about as rare as a virgin stand of forest in the Northwest, it's still fun to go look at them. This monster show continues until Mon March 6. Stadium Exhibition Center, $7.


SWEDISH ART & DESIGN CELEBRATION-Swedish folk toot their own horns at their Swedish Cultural Center. We are invited to "pay tribute to the owners of IKEA," and ruminate on the "clear palettes" of Swedish art and interior design. It should be fun, if you get there before the lutefisk runs out. Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N, 6 pm, free.

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