SUMMER RESTAURANT WEEK 2000
Various restaurants throughout the city offer $20 prix fixe three-course lunches through June 23 to raise money for hunger relieve charities, visit www.nycvisit.com for complete list of participating restaurants.
San Francisco photographer, Terri Loewenthal's exhibit of more than 30 "doppleganger" Polaroids, often of well-known musicians who 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.), 212-741-9260, call for hours, free [through 6/25].
Merchant's House Museum seventh annual garden party benefit w/entertainment by Peggy Cone & the Central Park Stompers & Jacqueline Jonee; Merchant's House Museum, 29 E. 4th St. (betw. Bowery & Lafayette St.), 212-777-1089; 6:30-9, $65-$150.
NOW-NYC STRATEGY MEETING
Strategy meeting on abortion rights for all women; United Charities Bldg., 105 E. 22nd St., #4A (Park Ave. S.), 212-627-9895; 7, contrib.
REFRIGERATOR MAGNET SHOW
Organization of Independent Artists' reception & sale of 2-D & 3-D magnets; Gallery 402, 19 Hudson St. (Reade St.), 212-219-9213; 6-8, free [through 6/29].
BARBARA SCHWARTZ: TILE PAINTINGS
New paintings on exhibit at Andre Zarre Gallery, 515 W. 20th St., 6th fl. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-255-0202; call for times, free [through 6/30].
Dinner & socializing for bisexuals & their supporters; NY Spaces, 131 W. 72nd St. (betw. B'way & Columbus Ave.), 212-714-7714; 6-8, call for info.
CANDLE LIGHT AIDS VIGIL
Outdoor event held to remember lovers, brothers, sisters & friends lost to AIDS, Mothers March Against AIDS sponsors; meet at Christopher St. (Sheridan Sq.), 718-367-7484; 7, step-off 8:15, free.
NY COMIC & FANTASY CREATORS CONVENTION 2000
Three-day convention feat. more than 300 booths, comics, toys, cards, original art?Lou Ferrigno, Doug Bradley, Adam West, Yvonne Craig, Frank Gorshin, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard, Gerard Christopher with models Manon Kelley, Countess Vladimira & Stacy Walker; Madison Sq. Garden, 7th Ave. (betw. 32nd & 33rd Sts.), 212-307-7171 or www.innervisioncomics.com; 3-9, $15/day [cont. Sat. 10-7 & Sun. 10-6].
More than 20 Williamsburg & Greenpoint galleries open their doors, incl. 31 Grand, Momenta Art, Roebing Hall, Pierogi 2000; pick up The Williamsburg Art Guide at Momenta Art, 72 Berry St. (betw. N. 9th & N. 10th Sts.), Williamsburg, 718-486-8877; 6:30-8:30, 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.].
2000 LEGACY DINNER
The Museum of Chinese in the America's commemorates 20th anniversary with silent auction, raffle & dinner at Windows on the World, One World Trade Center, West St., 106th fl. (Vesey St.), 212-619-4785; 6, $150-$250.
Riverside Branch Library, 127 Amsterdam Ave. (betw. 65th & 66th Sts.), 212-870-1810; 10-4:30, free [continues Mon. 12-5:30].
Lingerie sample & overstock sale, prices range from $6-$35; 22 E. 16th St., 7th fl. (betw. B'way & 5th Ave.), 212-463-9399; 10-7.
WHERE MY DOLLS AT?
Month-long live window display feat. spoken word, live music, performance art & improv; Patch, 155 Rivington St. (betw. Suffolk & Clinton Sts.), 212-533-8848; 1-7, free [repeats Sun., through 6/25].
CHAMPIONS OF THE ARTS AWARDS BENEFIT 2000
NY Foundation for the Arts hosts awards ceremony honors Barbara Kopple & HBO's Reality Programming with cocktails (open bar until 11), silent auction & presentation of Pal Joey; Bryant Park Grill, Bryant Park, 40th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-366-6900, ext.207; 6, call for price.
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.
OMO NORMA KAMALI
Sample sale, everything 40-75% off incl. swimwear; 11 W. 56th St., 3rd fl. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 10-6 [continues through 6/30, 10-5].