ANIMATION DREAMS: MILLENNIUM NIGHTMARES
Students from the School of Visual Arts Animation Department animate their nightmares. Exhibition incl. three-dimensional works, story boards, drawings, murals, videos & films from past classes; SVA Gallery, 209 E. 23rd St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 592-2010; call for hours, free [through 1/29].
HAIR CARE 2000
Free hair care & styling reception; Manning Hair Designs, 137 E. 62nd St. (Lexington Ave.), 750-8950; 4-7, free.
LAND O'LAKES COOKIE CLASSIC
Cookie contest, www.landolakes.com for info., submissions due March 24.
MISS RHEINGOLD CONTEST
Annual contest for one of our favorite domestic beers. If you think you got what it takes check out www.huntermtn.com for details. Entries must be received by Jan. 22.
ANDY WARHOL: MYTHS, 1981
Paintings, drawings, screen prints, Polaroid photographs & source materials; Ronald Feldman Fine Sts, Inc., 31 Mercer St. (Grand St.), 226-3232; 10-6, free [through 2/12].
CELEBRATION OF TU B'SHEVAT
New York for trees celebration with song & refreshments; Workmen's Circle, 45 E. 33rd St. (betw. Park & Madison Aves.), rsvp 869-9477; 2-4, free.
NY CERAMICS FAIR
Fifty international dealers exhibit ceramics, glass & enamels; National Academy of Design, 1083 5th Ave. (betw. 89th & 90th Sts.), 289-0496; 11-8, $15 [repeats Fri. 11-8, Sat. 11-7, Sun. 12-6].
SELECTIONS FROM LIFE MAGAZINE
Exhibition feat. influential works by Life magazine photojournalists incl. Ed Clark, Loomis Dean & Nina Leen; Soho Triad Fine Arts, 107 Grand St. (B'way), 965-9500 or www.sohotriad.com; 10-6, free [through 2/20].
THE VIRUS HAS SPREAD
Berlin video artist Philipp Virus' opening performance feat. video projections & digitally manipulated photographs of artists on Digital Hardcore Recordings incl. Atari Teenage Riot, Alec Empire & EC8OR; Thread Waxing Space, 476 B'way, 2nd Fl. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 996-9520; 8, $10 [repeats Fri. & Sat. at 8, free].
More than 100 exhibitors display their antiques, furniture, art & artifacts; Armory at Gramercy Park, 68 Lexington Ave. (26th St.), 255-0020; 11-7, $10 [repeats Sat. 11-7 & Sun. 11-5].
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.].
Gay & lesbians celebrate the birthday of poet, Robert Burns; Rutger's Presbyterian Church, 236 W. 73rd St. (B'way), 726-1418; 5, $25 incl. dinner & drinks.
CONTRA & SQUARE DANCE
Beginners welcome, no partner needed, live music, wear soft-soled nonstreet shoes; Metropolitan Duane Church, 201 W. 13th St. (7th Ave.), 459-4080; 7:45, $11.
LIVES & WORKS: THE EXHIBITION
Weekly gallery talk about art from Lives & Works Talks with Women Artists, Vol. 2 exhibit; Ceres Gallery, 584-588 B'way, Su. 306 (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 226-4725; 3, [Sat. through 1/29].
MEDITATION AS A WAY OF LIFE
"Exotic zen reception" feat. demonstrations, art, guest speakers & meditation; Open Center, 83 Spring St. (betw. B'way & Lafayette St.), 219-2527 or 334-8396; 7, free.
NYC PARKS & RECREATION WINTER FESTIVAL
Day of free winter fun with cross country skiing, snow-tubing & snowshoeing, free instruction & usage of equipment; Central Park's East Meadow, 5th Ave. (99th St.), 360-1311; 9-4, free.
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.
MONTRÉAL'S FASHIONS ON ICE SHOW
Choreographed fashion show on ice feat. skaters from Ice Theater of New York; Rockefeller Center, 50th St. (Rockefeller Plaza), 843-0971; 6:30, free.
VOLUNTEERING IN NEW YORK
Learn how to help out the elderly, people with Aids & more; New School, 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 229-5682; 6-8, free.
ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE
Beginners welcome, no partner needed, live music, wear soft-soled, non-street shoes; Metropolitan Duane Church, 201 W. 13th St. (7th Ave.), 459-4080; 7, $10.
MATZOH BALL EATING CONTEST
Regional qualifying rounds take place today, prior to contest on Feb. 1; Ben's Kosher Delicatessen, 209 W. 38th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 888-344-BENS; 6-7, $10-$25.
SWEAT FOR ST. JUDE
Workout to raise money for children with cancer & other life-threatening diseases; Synergy Fitness, 4 Park Ave. S. (betw. 33rd & 34th Sts.), 545-9590; 6:30-7:30, contrib. [repeats 2/1].