ACCESSING CAPITAL FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
Discussion on financing, finding resources & obtaining grants & loans for small developing businesses; Science, Industry & Business Library of the New York Public Library, 188 Madison Ave. (betw. 34th & 35th Sts.), 592-7000; 5:30-7, free.
The Vera List Center for Art & Politics hosts discussion on "The Purpose & Meaning of Beauty in Modern Day Society" at the New School, 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 229-5488; 6-7:30, $5, students & faculty free.
CAN YOU SPOIL YOUR BABY?
Informal discussion on how to prevent spoiling your child; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 10:30 a.m., $5.
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.
ITALIAN AMERICAN WOMEN 2000
Roundtable discussion on "The Home & the Body: Sexuality & Domesticity in the Cinema of Italian & Italian American Women Filmmakers," part of conference at NYU's Casa Italiana, 24 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 998-8730; 6, free.
SHOWCASING AMERICAN COMPOSERS
New opera readings feat. three panel discussions, "Collaborative Process" & "Is It an Opera?" & "Bringing New Works to the Stage;" The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 E. 7th St. (3rd Ave.), 353-4157; call for times, free [through 5/12].
WORKING IN THE THEATER
Broadway & Off-Broadway actors, playwrights & choreographers lead panels, discussions & workshops at CUNY Grad Center, 365 5th Ave. (34th St.), 765-0606, res. req.; call for schedule, free [through 5/27].
ADD: CAN SPECIAL DIETS HELP?
Nutrition consultant Lisa Hammel hosts talk sponsored by Manhattan Adult Attention Deficit Disorder; West End Collegiate Church, 245 W. 77th St. (West End Ave.), 914-378-3295; 6-9, free.
BROWN BAG LUNCH LECTURES
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.
DESIGNER OF THE 21ST-CENTURY
Digital design lecture series hosts "Economics of Design" at the New School, Tishman Aud., 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 647-8693, res. req.; 6-8, $15.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF ITALIAN AMERICAN WOMEN
International conference in honor of N.O.I.A.W.'s 20th anniversary; 445 W. 59th St. (betw. Columbus & Amsterdam Aves.), 237-8574; call for schedule & prices [through 5/6].
Professors from NYU, Univ. of Chicago & Princeton Univ. lead symposium with psychoanalyst Bracha L. Ettinger, in conjunction with Traces Upon the Wunderblock exhibit at The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster St. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 219-2166; 7, $10, $5 st.
Co-director of independent film Big Night offers career tips; 371-0280 ext.4127 for reg. & location; 6:30-9:30, $29-$49.
WHICH ARE "STAPLE" STOCKS OF CHOICE?
Elizabeth J. MacKay from Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. speaks at Baruch College Library, 151 E. 25th St. (betw. 3rd & Lexington Aves.), 386-3703; 5:45, $35.
CONVERSATIONS WITH CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS
In conjunction with Making Choices exhibit, selected artists discuss their work. This week the series feat. Shigeru Braderman; 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].
PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL IN THE HUMANITIES
U.S. Court of Appeals Judge, Richard A. Posner lectures at CUNY Grad Center, 365 5th Ave. (34th St.), 817-2005; 2-3:30, free.
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.
ADVANCED DECORATIVE BOXES
Learn elaborate boxmaking techniques, class for advance boxmakers only; The Center for Book Arts, 28 W. 27th St., 3rd fl. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 481-0295; 10-4, $210 [repeats Sun.].
Learn to make prints by transferring chlorophyll from leaves to paper; Brooklyn Botanical Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. (Eastern Pkwy.), 718-622-4433 or www.bbg.org; 1:30-5:30, $39.
UFO PHENOMENON CONFERENCE
Budd Hopkins' Intruders Foundation hosts day-long conference feat. abductees, authors & UFO investigators; New York Hall of Science, 47-01 Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 645-5278; 9 a.m.-9 p.m., call for info.
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.
Workshop on how to respond to cardiac, respiratory & choking emergencies; 14th St. Y, 344 E. 14th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 780-0800, ext.239; 1-4, $60.
LOVE & MONEY
Author Ann Diamond on "Financial Planning Approach," part of Personal Growth ongoing series?for couples only; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 2-4, $100/couple.
BREAST CANCER WORKSHOP
Seminar addresses breast cancer risks, role of genetics & symptoms of breast cancer, American Cancer Society hosts; Sol Goldman YM-YWHA, 344 E. 14th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 780-0800 ext.221; 6-7:30.
HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN WORK FOR YOU
Free workshop on cutting-edge products like battery-operated glasses, video software & talking clocks; The Lighthouse, Inc., 111 E. 59th St. (betw. Lexington & Park Aves.), 821-9700; 4-6.
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.; 8-9:30, free.
ALTERNATIVES TO PRISON
Anarchist Forum pres. talk w/Rebecca Pates at Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St., 10th fl. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 979-8353; 7:30, contrib.
Informal lectures on modern art?this week, John Angeline on "War;" Museum of Modern Art's Edward John Noble Ed. Center, 18 W. 54th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9781; 12:30, $5 [repeats 5/11].
Contemporary portraitist discusses some portraits that hang in The Frick Collection, part of "Writers, Poets & Artists Series" at The Frick Collection, 1 E. 70th St. (5th Ave.), 288-0700; 5:30, free.
Dr. Robert Lee leads workshop, part of "Health & Nutrition Lecture Series" at the West Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Pk. W.), 875-4124; 6:30-8, free.
MAHLER: DISCIPLINE & CHAMPION OF WAGNER
Illustrated lecture by professor Henri-Louis de La Grange celebrates publication of Mahler biography; NY Biographical & Genealogical Society, 124 E. 58th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 206-9922; 7:30, $10.
Small press publishers share their strategies, philosophies & insights during "Realities of Publishing Children's Books in 2000" 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.
Author of Playing Along, Izzy Gessell, hosts motivational lecture, "Skills You Need: Improv, Confidence, Listening, Trusting" at St. Jean's High School, 175 E. 76th St. (betw. Lexington & 3rd Aves.), 949-9300; 6-8:30, $10 contrib.