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].
NEW YORK PRESS ILLUSTRATORS
Opening reception feat. artwork by more than 20 New York Press illustrators incl. Fly, Marcellus Hall, Danny Hellman, Sam Henderson, Kaz, Tony Millionaire, Sara Schwartz & M. Wartella; CBGB's 313 Gallery, 313 Bleecker St. (Bowery), 677-0455; 6-9, free adm. & free t-shirts [through 4/21].
Dinner & socializing for bisexuals & their supporters; NY Spaces, 131 W. 72nd St. (betw. B'way & Columbus Ave.), 714-7714; 6-8, call for info.
ARTHRITIS SUPPORT GROUP
Bi-monthly meeting at Cabrini Medical Center, 227 E. 19th St., rm. 335 (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 995-7017; 10 a.m., free.
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.].
Nearly 200 dealers exhibit jewelry, blown glass, ceramics & wearable arts during three-day fair at Seventh Regiment Armory, Park Ave. (66th St.), 800-649-0279; 3-8, $9, free/under 16 [repeats Sat. 11-6 & Sun. 12-5].
Month-long wine tasting concludes today with Torres Sangre des Toro; 33 Union Sq. W. (betw. 16th & 17th Sts.), 675-8100; 5-8, free.
Free guide from The Financial Advisors Group, 888-747-FREE or www.yourfinancialdoctors.com for info.
EDIBLE BOOK TEA & AUCTION
Sip tea while viewing edible exhibit feat. pasta book make from lasagne; The Center for Book Arts, 28 W. 27th St., 3rd Fl. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 481-0295 ext.14; 4:30-7, $5.
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].
WELCOME SPRING! WINE TASTING PARTY
Fundraising event with the Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus; First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St., Bklyn. Heights, 701-4283; 7:30, $25 incl. wine & hors d'oeuvres.
CANCER: KEYS TO SURVIVORSHIP
Program for cancer survivors, family members, caregivers & friends, sponsored by the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship; Roosevelt Hotel, 43 E. 45th St. (betw. Park & Madison Aves.), 888-650-9127; 9-3:30 a.m., free.
COCHLEAR & BRAIN STEM IMPLANTS
Open forum on topics for the hard of hearing & deaf; NYU's Farkas Aud., 550 1st. Ave. (betw. 31st & 32nd Sts.), rsvp 263-7567; 3-5, free.
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.
Bi-monthly support group for sons & daughters of parents with Alzheimer's disease; 744-5022 ext. 1205 for location & reg. info; 7:30, 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.
Monthly support group for adults & families affected by Tourette Syndrome; Beth Israel Medical Center, 10 Union Sq., Su. 2M (14th St. & 4th Ave.), 718-856-2122; 7-8:30, free.
ALLIANCE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS & WRITERS
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards hosts silent auction & benefit dinner?business attire required; Puck Bldg., 295 Lafayette St. (Houston St.), 343-4627; 6, $350 & up.