NY AUTO SHOW
Expo feat. more than 1000 new cars incl. Holy Automation...is that the Batmobile?, Michael Jackson's Chevy Suburban & over 30 "concept cars;" Jacob Javits Center, 665 W. 34th St. (betw. 11th & 12th Aves.), 800-282-3336; 11-10:30, $9, $3/under 12 [repeats Thurs.-Sat. 11-10:30 & Sun. 10-8].
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.
Christopher Farr pres. Kate Blee's "Carpets;" 44 W. 18th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 633-0452; call for hours, free [through 5/12].
Yahoo! transforms Rockefeller Center into an internet/computer-friendly playhouse. This 400 sq. foot playhouse offers free internet access & encourages folks to stop in, play & shop from the Yahoo!-branded La-Z-Boy chair; Rockefeller Center, 50th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 8:30-5:30, free [repeats Thurs., Fri., Mon. & Tues., through 5/12].
NY Young Republican Club sponsors round table discussion at Source of Life Center, 22 W. 34th St., 5th fl. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 533-4940; 7-9, $5.
The Lesbian & Gay Community Center is seeking candidates in the entertainment, fundraising & planned giving divisions, send resume to One Little West 12th St., NYC, NY, 10014 for consideration.
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
Monthly meeting at Cabrini Medical Center, 227 E. 19th St., #335 (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 995-7017; 10 a.m., free.
Self Portrait/Squiggle/Etching exhibit of 12-color etchings, each print limited to 60 & signed; Pace Prints, 32 E. 57th St. (Park Ave.), 421-3237; call for hours, free [through 5/6].
GRAMERCY PARK ANTIQUES & FINE ART SHOW
18th-, 19th- & 20th-century art, vintage tapestries, furniture & accessories; 69th Regiment Armory, Lexington Ave. (26th St.), 255-0020; 11-7, $10 [repeats Sat. 11-7 & Sun. 11-5].
Celebrate the passing of tax season at Bliss, call for hot cream manicure & facial specials, offer good 'til May 1; Two locations: 568 B'way, 2nd fl., (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.); 19 E. 57th St., 3rd fl. (betw. 5th & Madison Aves.), 219-8970. www.blissworld.com
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.
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.
Help refurbish Riverside Park's track & infield; Riverside Dr. (W. 73rd St.), 662-4778; 9-4, free [repeats Sun.].
Month-long wine samplings. Today, "North by Northwest: Hogue Cellars of Washington" at 33 Union Sq. W. (betw. 16th & 17th Sts.), 675-8100; 3-6, free.
Free outdoors festival feat. performances by Lenny Dee, DJ Soul Slinger, TC Izlam, DJ Chrome, Jack Clang & installations by Wanderlust NYC; Tompkins Sq. Park; Ave. A (St. Marks Pl.), 714-4987; 3-7.
NY CUSTOM DRUM & PERCUSSION SHOW
Sam Ash hosts expo feat. merchandise by Pearl, Premier, Roland, Zildjian & performances by Raul Rekow, Mike Portnoy & Omar Hakim; Manhattan Center, 311 W. 34th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 279-7740; 12-7:30, $10, free for kids under 12.
COMMEMORATE YOM HASHOA
Rabbi Irving Greenberg, chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council & other scholars on "The Imapct of the Holocaust on Survivors;" Mt. Sinai Medical Center, 5th Ave. (98th St.), 718-548-9000 ext.6971; 6, 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.
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.
PRACTICAL MAGIC BALL
City Harvest's sixth annual awards dinner honors honorees with evening of entertainment & good food at The Pierre, 2 E. 61st St. (5th Ave.), 874-5457; 7-12 a.m., call for info.