THE ROBOT ZOO--All I can think of is that Styx song, "Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto...." But I assure you, Styx has nothing to do with this. In fact, it's cooler than Styx. Through September 4 you can see robotic reproductions of a grasshopper, a housefly, a squid, and more in order to learn more about how their flesh-and-blood counterparts function. "Thank you very much, Mr. Roboto. For helping me escape just when I needed to!" Pacific Science Center, daily 10 am-9 pm, through Labor Day. Adults $7.50, juniors (3-13) and seniors (65+) $5.50, children under three are free.


ANNIVERSARY PARTY--It's the 39th anniversary of the Seattle Metaphysical/As-You-Like-It Library, so come celebrate with a day full of readings, music, food, and surprises. You can bet there'll be time for standing around and pondering the abstract as well. Seattle Metaphysical Library, 1000 E Madison #B, 329-1794, 11 am-11 pm, $5 suggested donation.

WOMEN'S RIGHTS DAY CELEBRATION 2000--Join radical women in their fight for reproductive freedom, liberation, and revolution. Speakers include Alicia Bierria, program coordinator, Communities Against Rape and Abuse (CARA); a representative from Home Alive; and local writers and poets to kick some oppressive booty and stand up for their rights! New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S, 722-6057, 7:30 pm, $2 donation.

TIBET FEST 2000--It's said that the Tibetans have a dance for nearly every occasion--the harvest, marriage, even house-building--so you know there'll be an assload of dances in store this weekend to celebrate the Fifth Annual Tibet Fest 2000. Seattle Center House, Sat-Sun Aug 26-27, 11 am-6 pm, free.


WEST SEATTLE FARMERS MARKET--Don't stand for any of that pesticide-covered, out-of-state crap! Get on down over to West Seattle and get your hands on some homegrown fresh fruits and vegetables. Local chefs will be on hand to show you what to do with all your new purchases. With live banjo music! Corner of California and Alaska St, 10 am-2 pm, Sundays through Oct 29.