DIVERSIONS


THURSDAY 1/18

RADICAL WOMEN--Observe the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by attending "Harmful Contraceptives Mean No Right to Choose," a discussion of the programs that encourage poor and young women to use potentially hazardous methods of birth control. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S, 722-6057 or 722-2543, 7:30 pm ("hearty winter dinner w/vegetarian option" available at 6:30 pm for a donation of $6.50).


FRIDAY 1/19

"VOICES OF ELVIS" CELEBRATION OF DIFFERENCES--That's what it's called, I swear. Local Elvis impersonator Danny Vernon will do his hero in all styles, including rock and roll, country, blues, patriotic, inspirational, and opera. Vernon recognizes that many fans appreciate one style of Elvis over another, but believes they should learn to appreciate and tolerate the differences. Again, I swear I'm not making this up. Senior Activity Center, 600 E Smith St, Kent, 253-856-5164, noon, $4.50 seniors/$5.50 everyone else (includes fried-chicken luncheon).


SATURDAY 1/20

BOUFFANT AND BALLS--Gay bingo featuring wigs and toupees galore, benefiting Chicken Soup Brigade/Northwest AIDS Foundation. Glamazonia and Miss Intermission host. Temple de Hirsch Sinai, 1511 E Pike, 323-0069, 6 pm, $14.

FUNERAL FOR DEMOCRACY--Celebrate the day George W. Bush is sworn into office by donning a black armband and mourning garb and then gathering at Seattle Central Community College. SCCC, Broadway and Pine, 10:30 am.


SUNDAY 1/21

HOT TALK--Lizz Randall and Princess Brandie help you "develop an erotic voice and smut mouth all of your own" in this educational workshop. Pre-registration is required. Toys in Babeland, 707 E Pike St, 328-2914, 7:30 pm, $30 (financial assistance available).


TUESDAY 1/23

CHILDREN OF LESBIANS AND GAYS EVERYWHERE--High school student Kate Fortmueller has two moms and she's starting a Seattle chapter of COLAGE with the help of Stonewall Recovery Services' Lisa Tessendorf. The group is open to youths from ages 12-18 and will touch on such issues as understanding and dealing with homophobia and heterosexism. Meetings will occur the fourth Tuesday of every month. Stonewall Recovery Services, 430 Broadway Ave E, 461-4546, 7 pm.

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