LAKESIDE RUMMAGE SALE--I won't have to hit anyone up for a ride this year, because the area's best rummage sale--bursting with the frivolous impulse buys of Seattle's idle elite--is being held at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Continues through Sunday, otherwise known as "bag day," when shoppers may haul out the dregs at a bulk rate. Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 10 am-6 pm (Fri-Sat) and 10 am-2 pm (Sun), free. For more information, visit www.lakesideschool.org.
D.A.W.N. GALA AND AUCTION--The Domestic Abuse Women's Network hosts its Fifth Annual Gala Dinner and Auction featuring champagne, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and music by local jazz artist Michael Powers. Items up for bid include a cruise, a ski weekend, a three-day whitewater rafting expedition, a Boeing 777 flight simulator experience, and more. SeaTac Marriott Hotel, 3201 S 176th St, 425-656-4305 ext. 257, 6-10 pm, $50.
MARTIAL ARTS EXHIBITION--Eight martial arts academies come together to demonstrate an array of styles and disciplines. Partial proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Kane Hall, Room 130, UW campus, 6 pm. Call 866-513-1700 for ticket information.
LESBIAN HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE--This conference aims to bring together those who provide health care for lesbians in the Seattle area to discuss topics such as "School Health Issues: From Homophobic Violence to Queer Teen Moms," and "Exploring Cross-Cultural Sensitivity: Communicating with Sexual Minority Women." KOMO TV's Ken Schram leads a discussion entitled "The Invisible Woman: Lesbians, Politics, and the Media" featuring Margaret Pageler, Peter Steinbrueck, Mike Bradbury, Sherry Harris, and Ken Vincent. Harborview Medical Center, Research and Training Building, 598-8991, 7:30 am-1:30 pm, free.
PEPPER SPRAY WORKSHOP--This class on using pepper spray as a means of self-defense covers situational awareness, pepper spray myths, selections of spray, and defensive use, as well as legal issues and responsibilities. Sponsored by Home Alive. Wade's Eastside Guns, 13570 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue, 720-0606, 6-10 pm, $10-$50 sliding scale.