ADVENTURE DIVAS--Tonight begins the TV series Adventure Divas, which sounds great--but it's showing on KCTS Channel 9; it titles its episodes with corny wordplays like "Cuba: Paradox Found" and "India: Holy Cow"; and the Seattle P-I called it "cooler than a margarita in August." So we'll see. "Diva" is not a static term, but it might be sapped of all its power over the next few weeks. KCTS Channel 9, Fridays at 11 pm, through February 22.
ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY--The Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty will hold its annual meeting to discuss last year's progress and this year's strategies. The goal: no more killing. Murray Boardroom, Wheelock Student Center, University of Puget Sound, N 15th St, Tacoma, 9:45 am-3 pm. Call 622-8952 if you plan to attend.
KOREAN NEW YEAR--The Korean School of Seattle will hold a public celebration of "Sol." "Sol" is "the new year" in Korean, which sounds much more poetic than "the new year." The Sol crafts, games, foods, music, and dancing sound more interesting than American New Year's Eve festivities as well. They start at 10 in the morning, however, so no American New Year's Eve-style raging on Sol's Eve. Wing Luke Asian Museum, 407 Seventh Ave S, 623-5124, 10 am, free with museum admission.
RUMMAGE--The first Sunday of every month artists sell their wares, from T-shirts and jewelry to CDs and paintings. It's a rustic form of the "art market," where artists keep all the profits. Brunch, mimosas, and Bloody Marys will also be available at cheap prices, and this Sunday features the musical talents of DJs Jay and Derek Fudesco (type of music is TBA). There will also be an on-site airbrusher to personalize clothing you might buy or bring, and themed photos will be available (the theme is TBA). I realize there are a number of TBAs in this plan, but you know those seat-of-the-pants artist types. This sounds like a fun time. Nation, 1921 Fifth Ave, 3rd floor, noon-5 pm, free.
WOMEN, WAR, AND RESISTANCE--After reading selections from the book The Women & War Reader, the Radical Women Study Group will discuss how armed conflict impacts the female gender. The roles examined will be on all sides: women as refugees, casualties, mothers, soldiers, munitions makers, sex workers, peace activists, and combatants. Meetings will take place on Mondays through March 18. Ethnic Cultural Center Native American Room, UW campus, 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE, 722-6057, 7 pm, free.