NORTHWEST GREEN FIREBALL--Did you see it too?! Peter Davenport is going to give you an update on this phenomenon, as well as other UFO sightings. Seattle Metaphysical Library, 1000 E Madison #B, 329-1794.
ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY--The Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty will hold its annual conference and plan what to do in the coming year to make Washington one of the more sensible states in the Union. It has a tough row to hoe now, with G. W. reminiscing about the Old West's "Wanted: Dead or Alive" signs. That guy is such a moron. Cedar Park Assembly of God Church, 16300 112th Ave NE, 9:45 am-4 pm, $15 suggested donation; R.S.V.P. at 622-8952.
LIFEWAYS PSYCHIC EXPO-- ...that should be all you need to know, but I'll tell you anyway: Seattle Center Pavilion, Seattle Center, Sat-Sun Nov 3-4, 11 am-7 pm; for more information call (541) 482-3722.
ABORTION RIGHTS LIBERTY BALL--The Washington state affiliate of the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League throws its annual party tonight to raise some funds. Hardcore leftists will note that this event DOES NOT CONFLICT with the Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty conference--that one ends at 4, and this starts at 5:30--just enough time to grab a bite at World Wrapps. Oh wait: This event includes dinner; you don't even have an excuse if you're late. Town Hall, Eighth Ave and Seneca St, 5:30 pm, $25-$125; R.S.V.P. at 624-1990.
KIDNEY CANCER ASSOCIATION MEETING--Today's talk will be "Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques for the Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma," given by James R. Porter, M.D., at the UW Medical Center. DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport, 18740 Pacific Highway, 246-8600, 2 pm, free.
HEALING THROUGH CHANT--Rabbi Shefa says: "I have found that the word of prayer can also be a powerful healing force. Using elements of tone, pitch, melody, harmony, rhythm, breath patterns, visualization, and the refinement of the intention, the sacred phrase can become the vehicle for both diagnosis and treatment... the healing power [is] unleashed in the meeting of soul and word." I think that's what rappers mean by the exclamation "Word up!" Words are celestial. Hillel Foundation for Jewish Campus Life at the University of Washington, 4745 17th Ave NE, 467-2617, $20 members/$30 non-members.
INTRO TO CANADIAN CINEMA--Film journalist and filmmaker Patt-Lynne Herlevi talks about the cinematic expression of our neighbors to the north. Films discussed include François Girard's The Red Violin, Robert Lepage's No, and Lynne Stopkewich's Kissed, among others. Since many American movies (like the very American Snoop Dogg vehicle Bones) were shot in Vancouver, BC, I wonder if she'll talk about the impact Canada as America has had on cinema as well. And I wonder what she thinks of Snoop. WigglyWorld Studios, 610 19th Ave E, $150 for three more Tuesday classes (series began Tues Oct 30); call 329-2629 for more information or to participate.