AMERICAN PHILANTHROPY & THE RESCUE OF EUROPEAN SCHOLARS & WRITERS
Christian Fleck on "Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars" at the NY Public Library, 5th Ave. (42nd St.), #206, 930-0084; 6, free.
AMERICAN POETRY: THE 20TH-CENTURY
The Academy of American Poets hosts panel discussion with Robert Creeley, Ann Lauterbach, J.D. McClatchy, Claudia Rankine & Vijay Seshadri; New School, 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 274-0343; 7, free.
Spring lecture series pres. Marian McEvoy (editor-in-chief of Elle Decor magazine) on "12 Steps to Style;" NY School of Interior Design, 170 E. 70th St. (betw. 3rd & Lexington Aves.), 472-1500 ext.194; 6, $15.
EMBRACING ETHICS & DIVERSITY IN EVERYDAY LIFE
Interactive lecture with doctors Edward O'Donnell & Bruce Weinstein; Cooper Union, 51 Astor Pl. (3rd Ave.), 772-5540; 7-8, free.
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.
WORKING IN THE THEATER
Broadway & Off-Broadway actors, playwrights & choreographers lead panels, discussions & workshops. Today, love story feat. music by Elton John & lyrics by Tim Rice, Aida is featured; CUNY Grad Center, 365 5th Ave. (34th St.), 765-0606, res. req.; 11-1, free [through 5/27].
ADULT OPENING climbing
Climb new indoor climbing wall at North Meadow Recreation Center, 97th St. (midpark), 348-4867, res. req.; 6-9, $200 [repeats Sat. at 10 a.m.].
ALCOHOL & YOU
Celebrate alcohol awareness month with The Medical Detoxification Program. Learn the difference between drinking, alcohol abuse & social drinking during seminar at Cabrini Medical Center, 227 E. 19th St., #1317 (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 995-6466; 6-7, free.
BEST SELLERS: TALENT OR TACTICS?
Members of the publishing industry discuss good books vs. commercial success; Fordham Univ., 112 W. 60th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 686-5005; 6-8, $10, students free.
BROWN BAG LUNCH LECTURES
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.
CONVERSATIONS WITH CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS
In conjunction with Making Choices exhibit, selected artists discuss their work. This week the series feat. Jim Hodges; 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].
MEDICAL & HEALING BENEFITS OF QIGONG
Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Roger Jahnke, illustrates the medical uses & history of Qigong; Open Center, 83 Spring St. (betw. B'way & Lafayette St.), 219-2527; 7:30, $15.
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.
the world of scholars' rocks
"Revealed in Paintings" lecture (6) followed by "Rocks in Chinese Gardens" lecture (7), in collaboration with The World of Scholars' Rocks exhibit at Metropolitan Museum of Art's Grace Rainey Rogers Aud., 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 535-7710; free w/mus. adm.
the ARTS OF JAPAN
Morning & afternoon symposiums with art curators, professors & the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art's Grace Rainey Rogers Aud., 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 570-3710 for schedule; 9:45-12:30 & 2:30-5:30, free w/mus. adm. [continues Sun. at 9:45 & 2:30].
ENVIRONMENT, TECHNOLOGY & FORM
The Architectural League of NY hosts symposium in conjunction with Ten Shades of Green exhibition; Rockefeller Univ., York Ave. (66th St.), 753-1722 for info, rsvp 980-3767; 9-5, $20, students free.
FOOD FOR THE CHAKRAS
Author & Whole Foods counselor, Roberta A. Robinson on fueling your body to energize & rejuvenate it; Sufi Books, 227 W. B'way (betw. Franklin & White Sts.), 334-5212; 2, 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, #403 (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 343-2884, res. req.; 5:30-7, free.
MESSAGE FOR COUPLES
Stroke me, stroke me?learn basic message techniques; Open Center, 83 Spring St. (betw. B'way & Lafayette St.), 219-2527; 10:15-5:45, $105.
SPEAKING OF WOMEN'S HEALTH
Full-day conference on health, fitness & nutrition concerns; Grand Hyatt New York, Grand Central Sta., 42nd St. (Vanderbilt Ave.), 516-367-2100 ext.8081; 8:30-4:30, $35, price incl. breakfast & lunch.
TAI CHI WORKSHOP
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; 10-11:30, free.
Slide presentation on historic books & the wearing of them, followed by book-making workshop; The Center for Book Arts, 28 W. 27th St., 3rd fl. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 481-0295; 10-4, call for price [repeats Sun.].
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].
CAMELOT TO THE KENT STATE: LOOKING BACK AT THE 60S
Historian Joan Morrison examines the rise of feminism, assassinations of MLK, John Kennedy & the Civil Rights Movement during "Culture & Counter-Culture" seminar at 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 11-1, $25.
CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY
Conversation with Hewlett-Packard's Carleton Fiorina & Business Week's Stephen Shepard, part of ongoing series at 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 7:30, $20.
CELEBRATE ANAL APRIL
"The Fine Art of Self-Loving" workshop with Betty Dodson, author of Sex for One; Toys in Babeland, 94 Rivington St. (betw. Ludlow & Orchard Sts.), 375-1701; 7:30, $25.
FOCUS ON CHILDREN'S HEALTH: THE SLEEPLESS CHILD
Richard Ferber, doctor & author of Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems speaks at 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 7, $20.
Beginner/introductory workshops for adults; Broadway Dance, 221 W. 57th St. (betw. B'way & 7th Ave.) 582-9304 or www.bwydance.com; call for times & price.
MODERNISM AFTER WARTIME
Public Programs lecturer, John Angeline speaks 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.
SHOWCASING AMERICAN COMPOSERS
Workshop series of new opera readings feat. Haroun & the Sea of Stories (12:30) & The Thief of Love (5); The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 E. 7th St. (3rd Ave.), 353-4157; free [through 5/12].
Informal lectures on modern art?this week, Steven Zucker on "Kahn's Modern Monuments;" Museum of Modern Art's Edward John Noble Ed. Center, 18 W. 54th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9781; 12:30, $5 [repeats 5/4].
Arnold J. Smith hosts lecture with vocalist, Susannah McCorkle at the New School, 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 229-5690; 7:45, $25.
Dr. Harold Bernard offers tips on not patronizing perfectionism, part of "Personal Growth Programs" at 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 8-10 p.m., $30.
Workshop series of new opera readings feat. Romeo & Juliet at The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 E. 7th St. (3rd Ave.), 353-4157; 1:30, free [through 5/12].
Maeve Dempsey from Chase Capitol Partners leads workshop at the Science, Industry & Business Library of the New York Public Library, 188 Madison Ave. (betw. 34th & 35th Sts.), 592-7000; 5:30-7, free.
VERDI: LAST MASTERPIECES
Nimet Habachy discusses Otello, part of lecture series at Metropolitan Museum of Art's Grace Rainey Rogers Aud., 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 222-4843; 2:30, $15.
Patrick Wilkinson hosts motivational lecture, "Managing Your Employability In & Out of Your Firm" at St. Jean's High School, 175 E. 76th St. (betw. Lexington & 3rd Aves.), 949-9300; 6-8:30, $10 contrib.