free BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS
Offered by Cabrini Medical Center physicians, by appt. only; Cabrini Medical Center, 227 E. 19th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 995-7017; 2:30-4:30, free.
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.
NATIONAL STUTTERING AWARENESS WEEK
Just thought you should know, 800-992-9392 or www.stutterSFA.org for more info [through 5/14].
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. For Mother's Day, make a free personalized video message & email it to your mom [Weds.-Fri.]; Rockefeller Center, 50th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 8:30-5:30, free [repeats Thurs. & Fri.].
BEAT THE GEEK
Challenge "Cybie Kid" at Sony Lincoln Sq. Theater for your chance to win wireless "intertainment" system, Cybiko; 1992 B'way (68th St.), 917-945-5775; 5 p.m., free [daily at 5 p.m., through 5/31].
KEITH HARING: THE SVA YEARS (1978-1980)
Reception for exhibit at School of Visual Arts, Visual Arts Museum, 209 E. 23rd St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 592-2144; 6-8, free. [through 6/17].
NO MORE ELIANS
Rally & march to end embargo & repeal Cuban Adjustment Act; meet at Union Sq., 14th St. (B'way), march to Herald Sq., 34th St. (6th Ave.), 926-5757 for info; 5, free.
NEW TAROT DECK CELEBRATION
Art opening for Alison Stone's "The Stone Tarot Deck" exhibition at Center of Life, 208 W. 30th St., #201 (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 904-0534; 5:30-8, 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.
To help restore the all night John Lennon vigil; 718-634-3894 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.
CASINO NIGHT 2000
Third annual "Shake & Stir" benefit for the American-Italian Cancer Foundation; Michelangelo Hotel, 152 W. 51st St. (7th Ave.), 517-6089; 7:30-11:30, $85, $75 adv.
Week-long (Aug. 1-6) non-profit Olympia, WA event designed for & by women feat. live music, performance art, films, discussions, dance parties, open mic & the oh-so-fun karaoke; www.ladyfest.org or P.O. Box 1784, Olympia, WA for info, $25-$50.
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.].
Opening for San Francisco photographer, Terri Loewenthal's exhibit of more than 30 "doppleganger" Polaroids. Photographs, often of well-known musicians, appear to have a mirroring effect from utilizing double exposure technique, like Simon Ratcliffe (of Basement Jaxx) appears to be lighting his own cigarette; DDC Lab, 180 Orchard St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 741-9260, 6-9, free [through 6/25].
Third annual tattoo convention?famous tattoo artists, tattooing, piercing, vendors, competitions, live shows & more; Roseland Ballroom, 239 W. 52nd St. (betw. 8th Ave. & B'way), 982-7700 or www.nyctattooconvention.com; 4 p.m.-12 a.m., $15, $40/3 day pass [through 5/14].
WFMU RECORD FAIR
"The Hit of This Spring" record fair feat. more than 75 exhibitors sportin' their finest LPs, CD, 45s, 78s, posters, videos & random memorabilia in the rock 'n' roll, garage, experimental, psychedelic, soul, jazz & rockabilly genre, from local record stores like Gimme Gimme, & Mondo Kims to labels like Norton Records. Performances by Mr. Dolemite himself, Rudy "Bad Motherfu*ker" Ray Moore (Fri.), Michael Hurley, Richard & the Young Lions (Sat); Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), www.wfmu.org for info; 4-10, $20, $5 after 7 p.m. [repeats Sat. 9-7, $5].
AMERICAN TOUR DE SOUL FESTIVAL
Twelfth annual NESEA festival displays earth-friendly cars, trucks & motorcycles that are competing in 250 mile race from NY-Washington D.C. Festival also feat. exhibits, music & test drives; South St. Seaport, South St. (Fulton St.), 732-0463; call for info, free [repeats Sun. 10-2:30].
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, $10.
See 5/12 listing. Tattoo contests begin at 3 p.m. today; Roseland Ballroom, 239 W. 52nd St. (betw. 8th Ave. & B'way), 982-7700 or www.nyctattooconvention.com; 10 a.m.-12 p.m., $15, $40/3 day pass [repeats Sun. 10-8].
Bi-monthly support group for sons & daughters of parents with Alzheimer's disease; 744-5022 ext.1205 for location & registration info; 7:30, free.
BEST OF BROADWAY
David Hyde Pierce & Linda Lavin co-host annual Manhattan Theater Club's Spring Gala 2000; NY Hilton, 1335 6th Ave. (betw. 53rd & 54th Sts.), 399-3000 ext.146; 7, $750-$25,000.
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.
RONALD MCDONALD GALA
Today Show weather anchor, Al Roker hosts annual benefit dinner w/performance by Swing cast members; Waldorf-Astoria's Grand Ballroom, 100 E. 50th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 245-6570; 6:30, $600-$1000.
Models exhibit original pieces of "wearable art" created by artists such as Bruce Weber, Eric Fischl & Tony Sherman on clothing donated by Betsey Johnson & Ralph Lauren for fashion runway show/auction, benefits God's Love We Deliver; Cheetah, 12 W. 21st St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 334-6424, 6-8, $15.