BUKOWSKITHON--This year marks the seventh anniversary of the death of Charles Bukowski, a somewhat random occasion that is being celebrated tonight with an exhibit of Michael Monfort's Bukowski portraits (displayed through July 30). Also tonight will be the Seattle premiere of Ralf Strathmann's short film Bukowski's Last Bet, starring R. C. Bates, whom you might remember as the rabbi in 1993's Last Action Hero. Arundel Books, 1113 First Ave, 624-4442, 7-11 pm.
LOVE CHILDREN--Julia Jefferson and Shay Banks-Young, descendants of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, visit Seattle to discuss "American Heritage: A Discussion of Race in America" as part of the King County Heritage Festival. Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave, 323-4032, 7 pm.
FIGHT PARTY--From Some People, the artist collective who brought you the Apes of Wrath wrestling party and the monolith, comes Fight Party. The evening's drunken festivities are being held to raise money for the group's forthcoming trip to Burning Man. You can watch or take part in Marker Fights, Human Piñata Fights, and Ultimate! Fighting! Bingo! (But you'll have to sign a release form first. I'm not kidding.) With music by DJ Ctrl and DJ Treble and insecurity provided by Chupacabra Policia. 3409 Albion St (one block west of Stone Way in Fremont), 8 pm, $7/$5 in costume, 21+ only.
HERITAGE FESTIVAL--Historic reenactments, fireworks, and music are just three of the five main components of this year's King County Heritage Festival being held at Marymoor Park. Some of the "living history attractions" on hand will include vintage baseball games played with 1860s rules and an 1800s Oregon Trail encampment. The sale of crafts is prohibited at this event. Just kidding! There'll be assloads of crafts. Marymoor Park, 11 am-8 pm, free admission, $6 parking. Also Sun July 8, 11 am-6 pm.
TIVOLI FESTIVAL--The culinary creations of Icelandic, Norwegian, Finnish, and Swedish chefs are served up in Ballard at the Tivoli Festival, a two-day feast of Nordic taste sensations including Swedish pancakes, Swedish meatballs, Finnish cheese, Icelandic fiskur, Finnish smoked salmon, and Ivar's clam chowder, to name a few. Bork bork bork! Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th St, 789-5707, 9 am-noon (breakfast) and 4-6 pm (dinner). Also Sun July 8, 10 am-noon and 4-6 pm.