BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS
Monthly meeting at Cabrini Medical Center, 227 E. 19th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 995-7017, reg. req.; 2:30-4:30, free.
Tenth annual Rites of Spring benefit dinner & party celebrates NYC community gardens?open bar & 3-course dinner; Astor Restaurant & Lounge, 316 Bowery (Bleecker St.), 777-7969; 7:30-12, $90.
HEART OF SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
Austin's film festival seeks entries, categories incl. adult/mature, children/family & comedy. Deadline May 15 with $40 submission fee; 800-310-FEST or www.austinfilmfestival for info.
Abstract minimalist paintings & sculptures by American & Canadian artists who utilize metal; Roger Smith Gallery, 501 Lexington Ave. (47th St.), 832-8831; call for times, free [through 4/12].
IDES OF MARCH
Multimedia collaboration of video projects, installations, sculpture & paintings?70 artists on four floors; ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St. (betw. Suffolk & Clinton Sts.), 254-3697 or www.abcnorio.org; call for times & price [through 3/24].
CLEAN YOUR CLOSET WEEK
Firm that provides clothing to low income women seeking employment, Arthur Andersen, needs interview-appropriate clothes; donate & receive free tax tips on receipts, deductibles, benefits, etc.; 708-3854 or www.dressforsuccess.org for info. [through 3/25].
Day of Jewish celebration presented by Rabbi Paul Levenson?costumes, music & holiday songs; Workmen's Circle, 45 E. 33rd St. (5th Ave.), 869-9477; 2-4, free.
Dinner & socializing for bisexuals & their supporters; NY Spaces, 131 W. 72nd St. (betw. B'way & Columbus Ave.), 714-7714; 6-8, call for info.
ARTS OF PACIFIC ASIA SHOW
Exhibition of antiques, textiles, jewelry, paintings, furniture & photographs from the far East; 69th Regiment Armory, Lexington Ave. (26th St.), 683-2434; 11-8, $15 [repeats Sat. 11-7 & Sun. 12-6].
LABOR & COMMUNITY: ORGANIZING IMMIGRANT WORKERS
Public forum at the Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St., 10th Fl. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 229-2388; 7:30, $5.
STEVE MADDEN SALE
Annual winter clearance, now until March 31; Three locations: 150 E. 86th St. (betw. Lexington & 3rd Aves.), 426-0538; 540 B'way (betw. Prince & Spring Sts.), 343-1800; 2315 B'way (84th St.), 799-4221.
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.].
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.
NYC BOOK FAIR
Rare, used & out-of-print books; 155 W. 72nd St., 4th Fl. (B'way), 579-0689; 10-2, free.
RECORDS FLEA MARKET
Hundreds of LPs, 45s, 78s, v-discs & rare sheet music; 155 W. 72nd St., 4th Fl. (B'way), 579-0689; 10-2, free.
the scholar & the feminist conference
Conference on "New Wave Feminism: Feminist Intersections & International Alliances" at Barnard Hall, 3009 B'way (betw. W. 117th St. & B'way), 854-2067, reg. req.; 10-4, call for info.
SMALL PRESS BOOK FAIR
More than 200 independent publishers exhibit their goods during two-day book fair at the Small Press Center, 20 W. 44th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 764-7021; 10-6, free [repeats Sun. 11-5].
Month-long wine samplings. Today, Veritas' wine director, Tim Kopec on "White Wines of France," part of Sommelier Series at 33 Union Sq. W. (betw. 16th & 17th Sts.), 675-8100; 2-6, free.
Free guide from The Financial Advisors Group, 888-747-FREE or www.yourfinancialdoctors.com for info.
FREE INCOME TAX HELP
Assistance by IRS trained volunteers; American Bible Society, 1865 B'way (61st St.), 877-719-2221 to schedule appointment [through 4/17].
The International Library of Poetry will award $58,000 in prizes. Contest is free, deadline is April. 30; 410-356-2000 or www.poetry.com for info.
Monthly potluck for lesbians, gay, bi & transgender vegetarians?bring a vegan dish to share; Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center, 1 Little W. 12th St. (Hudson St.), 802-8655; 5-7, $5.
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.
attention deficit disorder
Monthly meeting at MNN, 537 W. 59th St. (Amsterdam & West End Aves.), 769-2457, res. req.; 7-9, free.
AUTO-FREE NEW YORK
"Update on Electric Cars, Trucks & Buses" meeting; Transportations Alternatives Conference Room, 115 W. 30th St., rm. 1207 (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 475-3394; 6-8, free.
ENGLISH COUNTRY 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, $10.