Last week of "File Under Urban" series on the classification & genres of music. XXL writer Tom Terrell hosts "Black Culture Codes of the Underground" feat. Razor & Tie recording artist Toshi Reagon, Newsday critic Richard Torres, Chocolate Genius' Marc A. Thompson & others.; Den of Cin beneath Two Boots, 44 Ave. A (betw. 3rd & 4th Sts.), 777-2668; 8, $5, $4 st.
FAMOUS SPEAKERS & AUTHORS
Bernie Siegel leads workshop on his book Prescriptions for Living, Inspirational Lessons for A Joyful, Loving Life at the Seminar Center, 1776 B'way, Su. 1001 (57th St.), 655-0077; 6:30-9, $42.
FOCUS ON CHILDREN'S HEALTH
Doctor Marc S. Jacobson speaks on "The How-To's of Healthy Eating" at 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 5:30, $15.
HEALTH ISSUES ANONYMOUS
Twelve-step group for those living with a health concern; St Luke's Roosevelt Center, 324 W. 108th St. (betw. B'way & Riverside Dr.), rm. 205, 874-7372; 5:30-7.
MINORITIES IN PUBLISHING
Women's National Book Association hosts panel with NYU's Robert Baensch, Random House's Gail Marshall; Time & Life Bldg., 1271 6th Ave., 8th Fl. (betw. 50th & 51st Sts.), 663-5824; 6, $10.
DESIGNER OF THE 21ST-CENTURY
Monthly digital design lecture series hosts "Design Enterpreneurship" with panelists Sam Farber & Robert Greenberg; New School, Tishman Aud., 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 647-8693, res. req.; 6-8, $15.
Woody Guthrie's daughter Nora Guthrie discusses effects this disease has had on her family with panel of experts; Museum of the City of NY, 1220 Fifth Ave. (103rd St.), 534-1672; 6, free.
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH TOM BROKAW
Brokaw & the NBC Nightly News team discuss putting together a evening's broadcast & then critique it; Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 621-6600; 7:30-9, $10.
THE SCULPTURE WALKER EVANS PHOTOGRAPHED IN CONTEMPORARY LIGHT
Lecture in collaboration with Walker Evans & African Art, 1935 exhibit at Metropolitan Museum of Art's Uris Center Aud., 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 535-7710; 4, free w/mus. adm.
STOOP POETRY WORKSHOP
Serious scribers bring 10 copies of your work to Tribes Gallery, 285 E. 3rd St. (betw. Aves. C & D), 674-3778; 7:30-9:30, $3 contrib.
Learn how to propagate plants by cutting their roots; Wave Hill House at Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200 ext.215, res. req.; Sat. at 2, $5.
The New-York Historical Society closes exhibition with slide lecture by Dr. Joseph Sciorra; New-York Historical Society, 2 W. 77th St. (Central Pk. W.), 873-3400; 2, free w/mus. adm.
Learn the ancient Chinese discipline of breathing & body movement; North Meadow Recreation Center, Central Park (midpark at 97th St.), 348-4867 to reg.; Sat. at 10-11, free.
GARDEN TO TABLE 'ROUND THE WORLD
Roger Bevan cooks up favorite Jamaican breakfast consisting of Ackee, Codfish & plantains; Wave Hill House, Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200; 2, free w/grounds adm.
HOW CAN YOU BE TRUE TO YOURSELF?
Advice from the theories of the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, 141 Greene St. (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 777-4490; 2, $7.
FROM MUMIA TO MUMMY
"Mummification in Ancient Egypt" lecture in collaboration with Mummy Portraits From Roman Egypt exhibit at Metropolitan Museum of Art's Grace Rainey Rogers Aud., 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 535-7710; 3, free w/mus. adm.
KURT VONNEGUT, JR.
Conversation with media critic John Leonard at the 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 8, $15.
AFRICAN AMERICAN PUBLISHING
Small Press publishers share their strategies, editorial & marketing philosophies during "Independent Voices;" Small Press Center, 20 W. 44th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), rsvp 764-7021; 5:30, $25.
GOTHAM WRITER'S WORKSHOP
Dan O'Brien instructs "Dramatic Structure on Playwriting" at Kips Bay Border's, 576 2nd Ave. (32nd St.), 685-3938; 7:30, free.
NEXT NEW YORK SERIES
Sam Roberts & four prominent political figures incl. Ed Koch on "What Does the 21st-century Hold For NYC?" at Celeste Bartos Forum, NY Public Library, 5th Ave. (42nd St.), 930-0855; 6, $10.
NYC: THE ICE AGE STOPPED HERE
Slide show lecture with geological historian Fred Hadley; Science, Industry & Business Library of the New York Public Library, 188 Madison Ave. rm. 108 (betw. 34th & 35th Sts.), 592-7000; 5:30, free.