Dinner & socializing for bisexuals & their supporters; NY Spaces, 131 W. 72nd St. (betw. B'way & Columbus Ave.), 212-714-7714; 6-8, call for info.
WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
Protest of Stenberg v. Carhart ("partial birth abortion") & rally to demand advances on women's right to control reproduction; U.S. Federal Courthouse, 40 Centre St. (betw. Worth & Pearl Sts.), 212-627-9895; 5:30, free.
Poets Society sponsors contest. Submit 21 lines or less for chance to win $1000 to Free Poetry Contest, PMB126, 1626 N. Wilcox Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028 or enter at www.famouspoets.com by July 27. e-mail email@example.com for more info.
SINGLES UPBEAT SOIREE
Introductions, buffet, conversation & drinks; Penthouse at Sutton Pl. Suites, 300 E. 58th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 718-875-3878 res. req.; 9:30, $38 [repeats Sat.].
Big Brother & Big Sister seeks sports buddy & mentor volunteers to children ages 7-17; 212-563-BIGS for more info.
FRIENDLY FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP
Moderate & advanced French speakers gather to read & chat every Monday night at The Magic Carpet, 54 Carmine St. (betw. Bedford & Bleecker Sts.), 914-776-7723; 7-9, free.
Organization of Independent Artists hosts opening reception for patriotic exhibition feat. works by more than 60 artists incorporating xerography, letterpress, mixed media & sculpture; Gallery 402, 19 Hudson St. (betw. Chambers & Reade Sts.), 212-219-9213; 6-8, free [through 7/28].