COOKING WITH THE STARS
East River Cafe's Dimaggio Ouassil prepares crab cakes & stripped bass; Italian Culinary Center, 230 5th Ave., 11th Fl. (betw. 27th & 28th St.), 742-2373 ext.25; 7, $75.
FAITH & WORK
Weekly lunch-time workshops led by Tom Tewell. This week, film producer Cress Darwin on "A Fresh Start in Your Relationships;" 5th Ave. Presbyterian Church, 7 W. 55th St. (5th Ave.), 247-0490; 12:30, free.
FEMINISM, ART & SOCIAL CHANGE
Lecture series hosts "A Map of Hope: Women, Literature & Human Rights" with Marjorie Agosin; Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall, 117th St. (B'way), 854-2037; 6:30, free.
Second week of "File Under Urban" series about the classification & genres of music, kicks off with "So, What do You Call Music?" feat. guitarist Vernon Reid, cellist Deidre Murray & Blue Note Records A&R director Brian Bacchus; Den of Cin beneath Two Boots, 44 Ave. A (betw. 3rd & 4th Sts.), 777-2668; 8, $5, $4 st. [through 2/16].
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.
Ongoing workshop for parents of preschoolers series at the 92nd St. Y. Today, "Dads: The Importance of the Father's Role in the Family;" 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 8:30 a.m.-9:30, $15.
Topics concerning a meat-free diet; Vegetarian Center of NY, 150 5th Ave., (20th St.), 414-9100; 6:45, $5 contrib.
CREATING YOUR JEWISH WEDDING
Workshop on planning a traditional & innovative ceremony; Makor, 35 W. 67th St. (Central Park W. & Columbus Ave.), 601-1000; 8:15-9:45 p.m., $10.
FEELING AT HOME WITH FENG SHUI
Discussion & demonstration on relaxation & well-being; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 6:30-8:30, $30.
FELLINI/FLAIANO: A DIFFERENT TAKE
Week-long series celebrating two of Italy's most acclaimed filmmakers ends today with a panel discussion on "Writers, Director & Intellectuals Changing Italian Cinema" at NYU's Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 998-8730; 6, free.
GOVERNMENT GIVEAWAYS TO THE MEAT INDUSTRY
Pamela Rice lectures on subsidies the government offers the meat industry; Vegetarian Center of NY, 150 5th Ave., (20th St.), 414-9100; 6:30, $5 contrib.
HOW TO THINK LIKE LEONARDO DE VINCI
Seminar Center, 1776 B'way, Su. 1001 (57th St.), 655-0077; 6:30-9, $39.
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.
GET UP & GARDEN
Monthly talk & demonstration. Today, garden instructor Virginia Elbert instructs "Caring For Your House Plants" at NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8773; 1, free w/grounds adm.
the LIFE & LEGACY OF C.L.R. JAMES
Tribute to African man at Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St., 10th Fl. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 242-4201; 1-4, $6-$10
PUTTING PEN TO PAPER: CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Two part workshop on the art of lettering taught by Karen Gorst; Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. (112th St.), 932-7347; 1:30-3:30, $60 [repeats 2/13].
Central Park hosts monthly workshop for adults; learn how to stretch, increase flexibility & reduce stress; North Meadow Recreation Center, Central Park (midpark at 97th St.), rsvp 348-4867; 11-12:30, free.
THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF WALKER EVANS
Lecture in collaboration with exhibit at Metropolitan Museum of Art's Grace Rainey Rogers Aud., 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 535-7710; 3, free.
HEALTH IN THE INFORMATION AGE
First in series of four free workshops. Today, "Make the Most of Your Doctor's Visit;" NYU Medical Center, 550 1st Ave. (31st St.), 263-7204; 2:30-4, free.
PR & THE PUBLISHING WORLD
The Black Public Relations Society of Greater NY hosts panel on "Book Publicity" feat. author Jill Nelson, The New York Times book review editor Charles McGrath & publicist Sandra Stovall; Burson & Marstellar, 230 Park Ave. S. (19th St.), 614-4599, res. req.; 6, $15.