ENGAGE YOUR SENSES
Tenth annual "Sensory Sensation" benefit dinner for The Jewish Community Center, feat. mentalist & Sesame Street researcher, Marc Salem; Cipriani, 110 E. 42nd St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 580-0099; 6:30, $125-$625.
NEW YORK PRESS ILLUSTRATORS
Artwork exhibit 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 [through 4/21].
Christopher Farr pres. Kate Blee's "Carpets;" 44 W. 18th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 633-0452; call for hours, free [through 5/12].
WOMEN WRITERS CONFERENCE
Readings & discussions by more than 15 U.S. & international writers, celebrates 30 years of publishing from the Feminist Press; Harold Proshansky Aud., 365 5th Ave. (betw. 34th & 35th Sts.), 817-8215; 9-5:30, free.
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].
Dinner & socializing for bisexuals & their supporters; NY Spaces, 131 W. 72nd St. (betw. B'way & Columbus Ave.), 714-7714; 6-8, call for info.
WOMEN WE LOVE, WOMEN WE HONOR
Fourth annual Brothers For Sisters Event honors women who've made great accomplishments & taken risks to further themselves; The Art Club Tribeca, 100 Reade St. (betw. W. B'way & Church St.), 529-8021; 6:30-9, $25-$500.
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.
OPEN STUDIOS & SILENT ART AUCTION
Hunter College's bi-annual open studios tour feat. six floors of art; Vorhees Bldg., 450 W. 41 St. (betw. 9th & 10th Sts.), 772-5052; 6-9:45, 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.].
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].
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.
WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY
Second annual attempt to educate New Yorkers about Qigong with free classes in Central Park & at Yaga Yoga & Wellness Center in Brooklyn; 343-1541 for info. & locations.
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.
Dancers, singers, musicians, bands, models, comedians, mimes, actors & theater groups encouraged to participate in annual competition?selected competitors eligible to compete in the National Finals for the Talent of the Year Awards in July; 473-6237 for info. & to reg.
Monthly potluck for lesbians, gay, bi & transgender vegetarians; Caravan of Dreams, 405 E. 6th St. (betw. 1st Ave. & Ave. A), rsvp 802-8655; 6.
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.
HERPES SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
NY HELP, a non-profit organization helping people with genital herpes, sponsors monthly lecture/support group; Hunter School of Social Work, Hexter Lounge, 4th Fl., 129 E. 79th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 628-9154; 7:30, $5.
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.