Marilyn Monroe exhibit; Staley Wise Gallery, 560 B'way (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 966-6223, 11-5, free [repeats Thurs.-Sat. & Tues. 11-5, through 11/13].
Photographer Robert K. Sharpe displays photos of NY's homeless at 5th Ave. Presbyterian Church, 5th Ave. (55th St.), 247-0490; Weds.-Tues. 12:30-4, free [through 10/31].
WHITE TRUFFLE FESTIVAL
Truffle cooking demonstrations hosted by NYC chefs; Italian Culinary Center, 230 5th Ave., Su. 1100 (betw. 26th & 27th St.), res. req. 725-8764 ext.25; 7-9:30, $150 [repeats 10/28].
PHOTOPLUS EXPO EAST 99
Three-day expo sponsored by Photo District News. Expo offers design & photography seminars, over 300 exhibitors & E-Bay auction. Register for free at www.pdn-pix/photoplusexpo; Jacob Javits Center, 665 W. 34th St. (betw. 11th & 12th Aves.), 216-2000; 10-5, $20 for 3-day pass, $12 day of, seminars start at $60 [repeats 10/29 10-5 & 10/30 10-4].
ROAD TO SEATTLE: AN EDUCATIONAL ROAD SHOW ON CORPORATE GLOBALIZATION
North American kick-off rally at NYU, 100 Washington Sq. E, rm.713, (Washington Pl.), 610-478-1888; 7, free.
WINE, WOMEN & WILL
Fundraiser for help renovate libraries; General Society of Mechanics & Trademen, 20 W. 44th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 921-1767; 5:30, $20.
ART VS. STATE: RECLAIMING PUBLIC SPACE THROUGH ART
Performance & installation event incl. guerrilla tactics & "acts of sabotage to quiet gestures of poetic resistance"?celebrates release of Sandbox #7 Magazine & Sandbox Webzine; ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St. (betw. Suffolk & Clinton Sts.), 768-4818; Fri. at 9, $5 contrib.
CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH GROUP
Weekly meetings held near NYU; 397-0949 for info; 6.
LET'S GO LOMO
The Quadruple lens (photo photo photo photo) camera, Action Sampler world championship festival concludes today with slide performance, award ceremony & presentation of "the best" photographs; music by Organic Grooves & & DJs Patrik Pulsinger & Erdem Tunakan from Vienna; Lomo Sky Lounge, 55 Washington St., D.U.M.B.O., Bklyn., 979-7878 ext. 3755 or www.lomo.com; 9, $7, free before 7.
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 10/30].
1999 FEMINIST ART & ART HISTORY CONFERENCE
One-day conference feat. artists, professors, readings & workshops; Barnard Hall, 117th St. (B'way), 854-5842 or 854-2108; 8:30 a.m.-4:40, call for price.
Parties for big, beautiful women & men, & the men & women who love them; China Cafe, 205 Pearl St. (Maiden Lane), 718-456-9119; 9-3, $20.
WFMU'S "Greasy Kid Stuff" (10 a.m.-12) & "The Radio Thrift Shop" with Laura Cantrell (12-3) broadcasts live from the Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 621-6600; free w/mus. adm.
ISRAELI FOLK DANCING
Rikuday Dor Rishon hosts traditional dancing at Bridge for Dance, 2726 B'way (104th St.), 620-0535; 8, $5.
American Institute of Wine & Food hosts red meat & red wine extravaganza with GQ's Alan Richman; 200 5th Club, 200 5th Ave. (24th St.), 447-0456; 7-10:30, $125.
COUNTRY LINE DANCE
Lessons & music by Pure Country & Tennessee Mountain; 121 W. 45th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B'way), 869-4545; 6:30, $10.
FRIENDLY FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP
Moderate & advanced French speakers gather to read & chat; 54 Carmine St. (betw. Bedford & Bleecker Sts.), 914-776-7723; 7, free.
Instruction for senior citizens at the National Council of Jewish Women's Senior Center, 241 W. 72nd St. (betw. B'way & West End Ave.), 799-7205; 10-12 p.m., call for price.
CONTAX CAMERA & LENS SALE
High-end photography equipment sale with seminars; Lens & Repro, 33 W. 17th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 675-1900 or www.contaxcameras.com; 8:30-5:30, free.