DINING OUT FOR LIFE--Assorted area restaurants serve up special meals to benefit the Chicken Soup Brigade on Thurs March 11. 323-DINE.

DIY MEALS--A restaurant holds cooking classes teaching how you can make its most popular dishes in your own home (is this really supposed to be good for its business?). Still Life in Fremont, 709 N 35th St, Tues nights at 6:30, through April 13. 547-9850.

"INTIMACY AND DEPRESSION"--Dr. Drew from MTV's Loveline, in a "town hall meeting" about those two great tastes that don't necessarily taste great together. Fifth Avenue Theater, 1308 Fifth Ave, Thurs March 11 at 7:30. 625-1418.

IRISH WEEK--Meet people for whom St. Pat's Day means more than merely adding green food coloring to beer. Seattle Center, Sat-Wed March 13-17.

TURNING A PAGE--Capitol Hill's collective-run bookstore's calling it a day after 25 years, with an auction and fundraiser to help pay its debts. Red & Black Books, 432 15th Ave E, Fri March 12. 322-READ.

WHITE SUBURBAN KARAOKE--Where most of the Celine Dion songs are sung by biological females. Barnaby's Northgate, 11011 Meridian Ave N, Fri & Sat nights. 363-1705.


GREAT SEATTLE GOLF EXPO--For the "Caddyshack" wannabe in everyone. Seattle Center, Thurs-Sun March 11-14. 684-8582.

SONICS BASKETBALL--In KeyArena vs. the hapless L.A. Clippers on Sun March 14 at 6, and the slightly less hapless Vancouver Grizzlies on Tues March 16 at 7. 281-5800.

STATE AAA BOYS' AND GIRLS' BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS--Today's high-school stars just might become tomorrow's overpaid, egotistical sneaker endorsers. Kingdome, daily through Sun March 13. 296-1300.

TRAILSFEST '99--Learn how to have fun without straying into avalanche-control areas. Seattle Center Northwest Rooms, Fri-Sat March 12-13. 684-8582.

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