ASTRONOMY IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM
Lecture by space writer Carolyn C. Petersen at the Science, Industry & Business Library of the New York Public Library, 188 Madison Ave. (betw. 34th & 35th Sts.), 592-7000; 5:30, free.
E-TOPIA: DESIGN OF DIGITAL CITIES
William Mitchell, dean of Architecture & Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology discusses new digital infrastructure & how cities will be effected by the digital electronic era; The Lighthouse, Inc., 111 E. 59th St. (betw. Lexington & Park Aves.), 679-0898; 6:30, $7.
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.
HOW TO GET A GREEN CARD
Attorney Mona J. Schussheim lectures at the Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 5th Ave. (betw. 39th & 40th Sts.), 340-0934; 6, free.
learning to talk & listen
Workshop designed to help people deal with everyday life situations using the basic skills of improvisation; Performance of a Lifetime, 588 B'way, Su. 403 (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 343-2884, res. req.; 8-9:30, free.
Discussion & critiquing of poetry at the Riverside Branch Library, 127 Amsterdam Ave. (betw. 65th & 66th Sts.), 874-0772, res. req; 6-8, free.
End-Time Prophecy & Apocalyptic Visions
Round table discussion with preacher Howard Finster, in collaboration with Millennial Dreams: Vision & Prophecy in Amercian Folk Art exhibit at Museum of American Folk Art, 2 Lincoln Sq. (betw. 65th & 66th Sts.), 595-9533; 6, free.
IN THEIR OWN WORDS: WOMEN IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS
Joy Askew, Lo Galluccio, Brenda Kahn, Nin Mankin & others, for Women's History Month; Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 242-4201; 7:30, $6-$10.
REMEMBERING THE BEATS
John Tytell on the "Importance of the Movement" & reading from memoir Paradise Outlaws; CUNY Grad Center, 365 5th Ave., rm. 9207 (34th St.), 817-7940; 5:15-7:15, free.
Learn to swing, salsa & tango, first lesson is free; Shall We Dance, 200 Church St., 4th St. (betw. Duane & Thomas Sts.), 4th St., 566-1081; 8:30.
HUNGER & BETRAYAL
Jane Lewis from The American Institute for Psychoanalysis lectures on those with eating disorders during "The 'Disexperienced' Story of Survival" at the Karen Horney Bldg. Aud., 329 E. 62nd St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 838-8044; 8, $5.
psychology discussion group
Discuss gay life with other men & women; Lesbian & Gay Community Center, One Little West 12th St. (betw. Hudson St. & 9th Ave.), 228-5153; 8, $5.
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.
ISRAELI FOLK DANCING
Israel's Moshe Oron debuts series of workshops with choreographer Bentzi Tiram; Bridge for Dance, 2726 B'way (104th St.), 620-0535; 7, $10 [repeats Sun. at 7, through 3/12].
the NATURAL 'FACE-LIFT'
Learn exercises & massaging points to increase circulation & improve appearance; Open Center, 83 Spring St. (betw. B'way & Lafayette St.), 219-2527; 7:30-9:30, $20.
PLANT LOVER'S SATURDAY
Sixteen lectures offered on plant selection, maintenance & more; NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8747; 10-4:45, call for schedule & price.
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; 10-11, $5.
WORLD WIDE WEB
New York Public Library hosts "Introduction to the World Wide Web" workshop, limited to 8 participants; Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (5th Ave.), 621-0618; 10, free [through 3/25].
Dominican craft artist Socorro Taveras leads terra-cotta flower pot decorating workshop at the Wave Hill House at Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, rsvp 718-549-3200 ext.213; Sun. at 2, $10.
SPIRITUAL DESTINY OF THE USA, ESOTERIC AMERICA & THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 2000
Shelley Ackerman discusses the USA's astrological chart; The NY Theosophical Society, 242 E. 53rd St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 758-3835; 3, $5-$10.
MICROCINEMA: FILMS ON the WEB
New York Press film critic Godfrey Chesire moderates seminar on shooting & editing film with a digital camera. Speakers incl. The Shooting Gallery's Larry Meistrich, Independent Film Channel's Joseph Cantwell & Brian Burke from AtomFilms; Time & Life Building, 1271 6th Ave., 8th Fl. (betw. 50th & 51st Sts.), 899-5400; 6-8, $10, free for stud.
the CORSET: FASHIONING THE BODY
Valerie Steele from the Museum at FIT lectures on the history & fashion statement of the corset, part of "Dressmaking in a 19th-century NYC Townhouse" series at Merchant's House Museum, 29 E. 4th St. (Lafayette St.), 777-1089; 10:30 a.m., $25.
LOWER BACK PAIN
Seminar on "What Are the Causes & What Helps?" at Cabrini Medical Center, 227 E. 19th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 995-7017, reg. req.; 6, free.
WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY PLANT?
The NY Bromeliad Society meeting hosts slide show & discussion on variegated bromeliads; NY Horticultural Society, 128 W. 58th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 914-937-1603; 6:30, call for info.