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Glow: Living Lights Pacific Science Center's new exhibit explores the strange phenomenon of bioluminescence—self-illuminating sea creatures. 200 Second Ave. N., 206-443-2001. $10 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7 for children (3-12). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Through Mon., Sept. 6.

Bellevue Botanical Walk The East Lake Audubon Society leads flora fans on a garden tour. Bring binoculars and expect to be done by noon. 12001 Main St. (Bellevue), 425-576-8805. Free. 9 a.m. Wed., June 9.

Extension Education Night Washington State University's King County Extension program presents an evening seminar on "pastures, livestock, and farms." WSU Extension "Cougar Room," 919 S.W. Grady Way (Renton), 206-205-3130. Free. 7-9 p.m. Wed., June 9.

Bush in 30 Seconds The response to MoveOn.org's 2003 contest, which called for half-minute ads challenging the Bush administration, was overwhelming; the lefty Web site winnowed a pool of 1,000-plus entries to 50 winners, all of which will be screened this evening. Two of the winning filmmakers, Celia Beasley and Chris Mosio, are Seattleites. 911 Media Arts Center, 117 Yale Ave. N., 206-412-6651. $5. 7:30 p.m. Wed., June 9.

Public Art Unveiling Faculty and students from the University of Washington's art and architecture departments introduce a new project, rumored to be controversial, at the corner of Campus Parkway and University Way. 206-543-0997. Free. 4 p.m. Thurs., June 10.

Community Forum Nick Licata, Jean Godden, and other members of the Seattle City Council will attend tonight's discussion of the Yesler Terrace Housing Project; at issue is the scheduled decimation of the 550-unit structure. Bailey Gatzert School, 1301 E. Yesler Way, 206-720-0285. Free. 6 p.m. Thurs., June 10.

Psychic Fair You and your aura will be on speaking terms again after an evening of reading and healing, sponsored by the CDM Psychic Institute. 2402 Summit Ave. (Everett), 425-258-1449. Free admission ($10 per reading). 6-9 p.m. Thurs., June 10.

Green Home Remodel A city of Seattle workshop for residents looking to make their homes Earth-friendlier. The evening includes a tutorial on eco-conscious remodeling, taught by Seattle Pacific University's Thor Peterson and Melinda Sheel of the Environmental Home Center. Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Rd., 206-684-0877. Free. 7-9 p.m. Thurs., June 10.

Infertility Seminar University of Washington doctors and nurses discuss the causes of (and possible solutions to) human infertility. UW Fertility and Endocrine Center, 4225 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-543-0670. Free. 7 p.m. Thurs., June 10.

Vandana Shiva The renowned environmentalist is slated to speak on India's political situation from the perspective of its agrarian workforce. She appears as Evergreen State College's commencement speaker. Red Square (Evergreen campus), 2700 Evergreen Pkwy N.W. (Olympia), 360-867-6000. Free. 1 p.m. Fri., June 11.

Golden Jubilee Celebration To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Emperor Haile Selassie's visit to Seattle, the local chapter of the Ethiopian World Federation has organized a multicultural bash. Learn about Selassie's legacy as you boogie to the music of Clinton Fearon and check out the new U District club Nuestra Herencia, which is hosting. 4209 University Way N.E., www.nherencia.com. $10. 10 p.m. Fri., June 11.

Canine Festival "Public awareness for dogs" is the goal of this celebration, which includes obedience demos, breed areas, an "Ask the Behaviorist" booth, and police dogs simulating drug and bomb detection. Magnuson Park, 206-367-2420 ext. 1205. Free. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat., June 12-Sun., June 13.

Garden Tour Explore "the secret gardens of Lake Forest Park" (sure to be a children's book title in due time) on a guided stroll that covers six private gardens and includes music and visual art. Tour begins at Lake Forest Park Towne Center, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., 425-417-7478. $10 in advance, $12 on day of tour. 9 a.m. Sat., June 12.

Botanical Walking Tour Learn about local plant and insect species at Seward Park, where naturalists will walk you through a microcosm of the Northwest's unique habitat. The Shelterhouse, 5209 Lake Washington Blvd. S., 206-332-9900. Free. 10 a.m.-noon. Sat., June 12.

Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival Pagdiriwang is a celebration of Filipino independence. This festival, part of Seattle Center's Festál series, salutes immigrants who paved the way for Washington's vibrant Filipino population. Expect bright costumes, dance, food, film, photography, and various other art forms. Seattle Center, 206-684-7200. Free. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., June 12-Sun., June 13.

Wolf Haven Howl-In Local blues band Mudcat ushers in another season of activities at the wolf sanctuary "only minutes from downtown Olympia." The kid-friendly fun includes tours, crafts, storytelling, and a howling contest at 9 p.m. 3111 Offut Lake Rd. (Tenino), 360-264-4695. $12 for adults, $6 for youth (3-12). 6-9 p.m. Sat., June 12.

Year of the Monkey Celebration This homage to the simian features Chinese classical music performed by the Washington Chinese Youth Orchestra and art by students from Seattle's Chinese Performing Arts Institute. Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. (Bellevue), 425-747-4121. $12 suggested donation. Art exhibit opens at 2 p.m.; concert begins at 3 p.m. Sun., June 13.

Parenting Lecture "Amazing Minds: What Babies and Toddlers Know" is the first in a series of talks on the subject of raising children, cosponsored by Jewish Family Service. Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way (Mercer Island), 206-232-7115. $15. 4-5:30 p.m. Sun., June 13.

Radical Women Meeting The far-left political group discusses Leon Trotsky's Women and the Family. 1903 N.E. 82nd St., 206-722-6057. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Mon., June 14.

Understanding the AntiSocial Personality Sponsored by the Institute for Integral Development, this event includes a dozen workshops on the psychology of crime. Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, 17620 Pacific Hwy S., 206-244-4800. $235 (covers both days). 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Tues., June 15. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wed., June 16.

Summer of Safety Washington CeaseFire in sponsoring this Town Hall panel on gun violence, which features lobbyist-turned-whistle-blower Robert Ricker. Hosted by KIRO-AM's Dave Ross, who is also a Democratic candidate for Congress. 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-322-1236. $35 ($15 for students). 7 p.m. Tues., June 15.

Seattle Follies Hosted by Mike Egan of Microsoft, this "cabaret with a political twist" features relationship expert Pepper Schwartz, former City Attorney Mark Sidran, John Moe of KUOW-FM, and a passel of local actors and musicians. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255. $15 in advance, $18 at the door. 7:30 p.m. Wed., June 16.

Frank Drake The originator of the Drake Equation, a mathematical formula intended to estimate the number of intelligent beings in a galaxy, speaks on the current state of the search for extraterrestrial life. Kane Hall (Room 120), UW campus, 206-543-7773. Free. 8 p.m. Wed., June 16.

 
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