FIVE CENT LOAVES OF BREAD
Zito Bakery celebrates their 75th anniversary with five cent loaves of bread, limit one per customer; Zito Bakery, 259 Bleecker St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 929-6139; 10-2 or when supplies run out.
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS AT GRAND CENTRAL STATION
For the next month Grand Central's ceiling becomes a "dancing constellation" with their 3 minute animated laser light shows (every hour on the hour, 11-9) set to holiday-themed music. While viewing the "giant snow globe" pick up some gifts from more than 70 vendors exhibiting their wares at the Holiday Fair (Mon.-Sat. 10-8 & Sun. 12-6); Grand Central Terminal, 340-2210 or www.grandcentralterminal.com for info, free [through 12/24].
MARCH TO CITY HALL
Protest to rescue benefits (from Giuliani's cutbacks) for poor New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS; meet in front of 14th St. (5th Ave.), 870-3303 for info.; 11 a.m.
PORTRAIT OF A CHANGING NEIGHBORHOOD
Photo-documentary exhibition of 28 locals from Ft. Green & surrounding neighborhoods; Tillie's of Brooklyn, 248 DeKalb Ave. (Vanderbilt), 718-783-6140; 9-10, free [through 1/2].
FEMINIST HOLIDAY BASH
NOW-NYC holiday party at the Gallery of Linda Stein, 100 Reade St. (betw. B'way & Church), 627-9895; 6:30-9, free.
MADE IN CLAY
Benefit exhibition of ceramics with opening reception tonight at Greenwich House Pottery, 16 Jones St. (betw. Bleecker & W. 4th Sts.), 242-4106; 6-9, $10.
MR. FASCINATION & KARAOKE PROJECT
Opening receptions for exhibition that celebrates Cassavetes' filmmaking & art (Mr. Fascination) & Maura Jasper's video installation that documents people during their finest moments of singing (Karaoke Project); Thread Waxing Space, 476 B'way, 2nd Fl. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 966-9520; 6-8, free [through 1/15].
THE ROLLING STONES: BOB GRUEN PHOTOGRAPHS
Exhibit of Gruen's photographs of rockstars, incl. Mick Jagger & Keith Richards; Great Modern Pictures, 17 W. 24th St. (B'way), 242-2581; 10-6, free [through 1/9].
CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH GROUP
Weekly meetings held near NYU; 397-0949 for info; 6.
psychology discussion group
Discuss gay life with other men & women; Lesbian & Gay Community Center, One Little West 12th St. (betw. Hudson St. & 9th Ave.), 228-5153; 8, $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.
THE TODAY SHOW
Hosts Katie Couric & Matt Lauer join new anchor Ann Curry, reporter Al Roker & executive producer Jeff Zucker to discuss "The Changing Face of Morning Network News" at Center for Communication, 271 Madison Ave., 7th fl. (betw. 40th & 41st Sts.), 686-5005, res. req.; 8 a.m.-10:30, $10.
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, $11.
Party for big, beautiful women & men, & the men & women who love them; China Cafe, 205 Pearl St. (Maiden Lane), 718-456-9119; 9-3, $20 incl. 2 drinks.
Get a Polaroid picture taken of your pet with Santa Claws & receive a holiday ornament & picture frame to put it in?proceeds benefit animals in need; PetSmart, call 800-785-0557 for locations; Sat. & Sun. 11-5, $9.95.
Yearly event for those who want some fun in the suit. Day begins at 10:30 a.m. with breakfast at a LES restaurant, followed by comedy at Upright Citizen's Brigade & spreading the Santa cheer throughout the city?anyone dressed in a Santa suite is welcome, no spectators; 979-7878 ext.1095 for info., 800-228-2269 to rent a Santa suit.
CNN media analyst Jeff Greenfield interviews Arizona senator & possible presidential candidate John McCain; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 7:30, $20.
Music, sufganiot & special guest teacher from Israel, Moshe Oron at Bridge for Dance, 2726 B'way (104th St.), 620-0535; 7, $10.
HOLIDAY CARDWRITING PARTY TO POLITICAL PRISONERS
Meet at 668 Washington Ave., (W. 10th St.), 989-8222 for info, 3, free.
FRIENDLY FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP
Moderate & advanced French speakers gather to read & chat; 54 Carmine St. (betw. Bedford & Bleecker Sts.), 914-776-7723; 7, free.
Beginner classes for senior citizens at the National Council of Jewish Women's Senior Center, 241 W. 72nd St. (betw. B'way & West End Ave.), 799-7205; 10-12 p.m., call for price [through 12/21].
CONTAX CAMERA & LENS SALE
High-end photography equipment sale with seminars; Fotocare, 132 W. 21st St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 741-2990 or www.contaxcameras.com; 8:30-5:30, 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.
MOON DRUMMING CIRCLE
Donna Henes & Urban Shaman lead circle, call 718-857-2247 for info.; 7:30, $15.
Sample sale feat. designer sportswear & accessories by Ann Turk, Ghost & Conchi; 498 7th Ave. (betw. 36th & 37th Sts.) 10-7, free.