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.), #205, 874-7372; 5:30-7.
BROWN BAG LUNCH LECTURES
Informal lectures on modern art?this week, Patterson Sims on "The Enduring Figurative Tradition: American Painting, 1920-1945;" Museum of Modern Art's Edward John Noble Ed. Center, 18 W. 54th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9781; 12:30, $5.
CONVERSATIONS WITH CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS
In conjunction with Making Choices exhibit, selected artists discuss their work. This week the series feat. Anne Chu; Noble Ed. Center at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9781; 6:30, $5, students free [through 5/19].
MASTERPIECES OF JAPANESE ART
Christine Guth lectures on "Japanese Collectors & the Art of Recycling" in collaboration with exhibit at Metropolitan Museum of Art, Uris Center, 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 535-7710; 6, free w/mus. adm.
nutrition & Spiritual practice
Lecture & workshop by author Paul Bergner on fueling your body & how food effects mood, fatigue & depression; Sufi Books, 227 W. B'way (betw. Franklin & White Sts.), 334-5212; 7, free [repeats Sat. 10-5].
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.
Slide presentation pres. by John LaFerlita followed by class on utilizing light, equipment & composition; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. (Eastern Pkwy.), 718-623-7200, Sat. 9-1, $39.
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; 10:30, free [through 4/29].
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.
CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY
Conversation with Oxygen Media's Geraldine Laybourne & Business Week's Stephen Shepard, part of ongoing series at 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 8, $20.
CELEBRATE ANAL APRIL
Having trouble whipping your lover without breaking a light fixture? Attend Mistress Midori's "Flogging for New Yorkers" workshop at Toys in Babeland, 94 Rivington St. (betw. Ludlow & Orchard Sts.), 375-1701; 8, $20.
MODERNISM AFTER WARTIME
Public Programs lecturer, John Angeline gives lecture in conjunction with Making Choices exhibit; Noble Ed. Center at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), rsvp 708-9781; 6:15-8:15, call for price.
POETRY & MEDITATION WORKSHOP
Free class pres. by the Chinmoy Bhajan Singers; Bleecker Theater, 45 Bleecker St. (Lafayette Ave.), 718-523-0318; 7:30.
Introductory sessions to role playing & experiential psychology, part of an ongoing Psychodrama group; 588 B'way, #403 (betw. Prince & Houston Sts.), 718-728-3936; 7:30, $10.
SPRING LECTURE SYMPOSIUM
New season feat. architect Samuel G. White as the guest speaker & slide lecture by editor-in-chief for Elle Décor Marian McEvoy; Museum of the City of NY, 1220 5th Ave. (103rd St.), 534-1672; 11-2, call for price.
WEEKLY STUDY GROUP
Discussion & analysis of "What Role for the U.S. in Global Revolution"?snacks at 6:45, $3; Radical Women, 32 Union Sq. E., #907 (16th St.), 677-7002; 7, free.
attention deficit disorder & ATTENTION HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
Wellness Education Foundation hosts free workshop at Kip's Bay Borders, 576 2nd Ave. (32nd St.), rsvp 685-3938; 7, free.
Informal lectures on modern art?this week, Richard Turnball on "Graphic Photographic;" Museum of Modern Art's Edward John Noble Ed. Center, 18 W. 54th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9781; 12:30, $5 [repeats 4/27].
Journalist & author of Thank You for Smoking speaks at Luke's School, 487 Hudson St. (betw. Christopher & Barrow Sts.), 924-5960; 7:30, $20.
Arnold J. Smith hosts lecture with vocalist, Marlene Verplanck at the New School, 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 229-5690; 7:45, $25.
Small press publishers share their strategies, philosophies & insights during "Book Distribution & Your Marketing Plan" workshop, part of an ongoing Publishing Workshop 2000 series at the Small Press Center, 20 W. 44th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 764-7021; 5:30-7:30, $25.
Dinah Day hosts motivational lecture, "Imagepreneurship: How to Thrive the New Challenges in the Workplace" at St. Jean's High School, 175 E. 76th St. (betw. Lexington & 3rd Aves.), 949-9300; 6-8:30, $10 contrib.
WTO AFTER SEATTLE
Two round table discussions feat. Columbia Univ.'s Jagdish Bhagwati (4-6) & William Drake from The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (7) sponsored by NY Law School, 47 Worth St. (betw. Church St. & W. B'way), 431-2865; free.