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THURSDAY 9/14

ICON 2000--Long Yang Club's annual conference ICON2000 is open to all gay/lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Asian Americans and Westerners. Registration is still open and late fees are now being waived. Register at R Place, 619 E Pine, 322-8828. Visit www.longyangclub.org/icon2000 for more info.


SATURDAY 9/16

BARK IN THE PARK--My dog is way cuter than your dog, and I'm sure you're thinking the same thing. Well, you're wrong--dead wrong. But that doesn't mean you and your ugly dog can't still take part in today's festivities sponsored by the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). Events include a PAWS walk on the Burke-Gilman trail, over 50 animal-friendly booths, a play area, music, contests, and a visit from "Eddie," the Jack Russell terrier from Frasier. It's sure to be a great time, even if your dog isn't the greatest dog in the world, like mine. Gasworks Park, www.barkinthepark.com, 425-787-2500 ext. 870, 8 am-2:30 pm, free.

BROADWAY STREET FESTIVAL--Join the Capitol Hill neighborhood in its first ever Broadway Street Festival. 'Bout time we jumped on the celebration bandwagon and threw a party for no good reason other than to party and celebrate diversity and the arts. Broadway in Capitol Hill, Sat-Sun Sept 16-17, 10 am-8 pm, free.

BOBO MEMORY PARTY--In memory of the sweet, sad ape, MOHAI is hosting this opportunity for people to share their Bobo memories and stare at his stuffed remains. "Deconstructing Bobo"--a panel discussion including Sue Pedersen (Bobo's human "sister"), Chris Klineburger (Bobo's taxidermist), Violet Sunde (Woodland Park Zoo gorilla keeper), and The Stranger's resident Bobo expert, Melody Moss--will take place at 3 pm. Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Ave E, 324-1126, 10 am-5 pm. Free with museum admission; $5.50 adults, $3 seniors/children.


SUNDAY 9/17

RACE FOR THE CURE--The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation hosts its seventh annual Race for the Cure to benefit the fight against breast cancer. Participants can reserve a spot in either a 5K co-ed noncompetitive run/walk, a one-mile co-ed walk, a 5K wheelchair race, or a 5K women-only competitive run. There's something for everyone, so you have no reason not to join in. Participants may register on the day of the race or online in advance at www.activeusa.com. Safeco Field, registration opens at 7 am; $25 day-of, $20 in advance, $15 children.

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