DIVERSIONS


FRIDAY 11/17

GO SINGLES!--Who says you have to wait until after Thanksgiving to start partying your ass off in search of that special someone to ring in the New Year with? Start tonight at the Crowne Plaza Hotel's Evergreen Room with a little hors d'oeuvres and some door prizes and psychics, and then dance with other singles looking, perhaps, for you. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sixth & Seneca, 243-8536, 7:30 pm, $18-$25. Dressy attire recommended. 21 and over.

ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES--Tonight kicks off Chicken Soup Brigade's weekend-long sale of vintage and collectibles including furniture, artwork, musical instruments, toys, jewelry, and just everything. BONUS: On Friday from 1-5 pm, bring your own treasures from home and have them appraised, just like on TV. Polish Hall, 1714 18th Ave, 322-2273, 6 pm, $25 (includes reception and preview sale). Also Sat-Sun Nov 18-19, 10 am-5 pm, free.


SATURDAY 11/18

HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS--For some, the holidays are anything but a time of celebration and goodwill. Thankfully, this workshop offers ways to get through the holidays without going insane. Discussion topics include emotions, practical suggestions, resources, self-care, thinking of others, and memories and hopes. Swedish Medical Center, 747 Broadway, 9 am-noon. Call Carol Kummet at 386-6602 to register.

NARAL LIBERTY BELL AUCTION--Ticket prices are steep, but it's worth it: The Liberty Ball's a dinner and auction to raise funds for Washington's affiliate of the National Abortion Rights Action League. Town Hall, Eighth & Seneca, 624-1990, 5:30 pm, $60-$125.


WEDNESDAY 11/22

STRESS RELIEF--"The Garden Road" is an ongoing weekly anti-stress and meditation class that may or may not be goofy, depending on your tolerance for words like "healing" and "inner light." But believe me, if you can deal, the benefits are well worth it. Gemrod Arts Center, 22313 70th Ave W, 264-5235, 7 pm, $12.