THE BEST AMERICAN EROTICA 2000
Storytelling & performance by contributors Debbie Boxer, Ernie Conrick, Mel Harris, Eva Morris, Simon Sheppard & others; New School, 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 229-5488; 6:30, $5, st. free.
Poet & activist reads from Exile & Pride: Disability, Queerness & Liberation; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7:, free.
Hiphop feminist speaks her mind during discussion of When Chickenheads Come Home To Roost at Chelsea Barnes & Noble, 675 6th Ave. (21st St.), 727-1227; 7:30, free.
Timothy "Speed" Levitch hosts first competitive short storytelling event, sign up at 7:30; Dixon Place, 309 E. 26th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 532-1546; 8, free.
NEUROTICA: JEWISH WRITERS ON SEX
The JCC sponsors reading of anthology with editor Melvin Jules Bukiet & author Erica Jong; Symphony Space, 2537 B'way (95th St.), 580-0099 ext.204; 8, $15.
Eileen Myles hosts night of readings & performances with poet Kevin Killian, author Dodie Bellamy & filmmaker Samuael Topiary; Thread Waxing Space, 476 B'way (betw. Spring & Broome Sts.), 966-9520; 8, $5.
Viviana Grell & Irene Mallinger host open mic with feat. readers Leigh Harrison & Mary Addison; New World Coffee, 107-24 Continental Ave. (Queens Blvd.), 718-271-2696; 6:30-9:30, $3 min.
CHICK FOR A DAY
Editor Fiona Giles & contributors Rick Moody, Kevin Downs, Evert Eden & Bruce Bauman read from follow-up to Dick For a Day at Chelsea Barnes & Noble, 675 6th Ave. (21st St.), 727-1227; 7:30, free.
hear & now
Biweekly spoken word & music series at East Village watering hole. This week, Judi Cohen & open mic; Raven Cafe, 194 Ave. A (betw. 12th & 13th Sts.), 718-972-8525; 8, $3.
READINGS AT LOCUS MEDIA
Mad Alex pres. Zeeva Bukai (6:30) & Sarah Schulman (7:30); 594 B'way, Su. 1010 (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 219-3088; $5.
Cheryl B. hosts night of spoken word with Britain's quick tongued woman who's known for her work with Jello Biafra; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7, free.
LYNNE TILLMAN, EDMUND WHITE
Authors read from new works at Fales Reading Room at NYU's Bobst Library, 70 Washington Sq. S. (LaGuardia Pl.), 998-2596; 7:30, free.
"The Literary Garage Reading Series" continues with readings by NY fiction writers & poets; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 625-1478; 10, $5.
BREAD IS RISING
Poetry Collective celebrates Black History Month with readings dedicated to Malcolm X & Langston Hughes. Feat. poets are Ted Wilson & Kym Fleming; People's Cafe, 235 W. 23rd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 369-3079; 7-9, $3 contrib.
Author discusses Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams & the Roots of Black Power at Revolution Books, 9 W. 19th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 691-3345; 7, $2.50 contrib.
JACKIE ROBINSON: RACE, SPORTS & THE AMERICAN DREAM
In celebration of Black History Month, professors Joe Dorinson & Joram Warmund join Park Slope Barnes & Noble, 267 7th Ave. (6th St.), 718-832-9066; 12, free.
Author discusses recent Showtime Original Picture A Cooler Climate at Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 5:30, free.
OUR UNORGANIZED READING (O.U.R.)
Spoken word every Sunday, hosted by Bob Hart, J.D. Rage, Carl Herr, Peter Kerns & Bruce Weber?no time limit, no list, no features, no b.s.; ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St. (betw. Suffolk & Clinton Sts.), 674-3585; 3, $2.
Poetry readings & open mic feat. Ice; Common Basis Theater, 750 8th Ave., 5th Fl. (betw. 46th & 47th Sts.), 340-1112; 12, $5.
URBANA POETRY SLAM
Open mic poetry slam with feat. reader Jason Carney "redneck superhero;" CB's Gallery, 313 Bowery (Bleecker St.), 443-9921; 7, $5.
Brendan Lorber & Douglas Rothschild host weekly readings, tonight's feat. readers are Todd Colby & Jen Robinson; 90 W. Houston St. (LaGuardia Pl.), 477-8337; 6:30, $3 contrib.
Discussion of Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho; Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 420-0816; 7:30, free.
a little bit louder
Weekly reading series followed by open mic. Tonight, Patricia Smith & Sou McMillan are featured, Lynne Procope hosts; 13 Bar, 13 E. 13th St. (betw. B'way & University Pl.), 917-893-8341; 7, $5, $3 st.
SATURN READING SERIES
John Chism, Bill Duke & Su Polo host open mic with feat. reader Frank Simone; Revival, 129 E. 15th St. (betw. 3rd Ave. & Irving Pl.), 598-4820; 7:30, $3.
Author reads from new novel, Love Lesson at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7, free.
HARRY ELLISON'S POETS CIRCLE
Weekly lecture on the art & craft of poetry followed by readings & discussions of participants' works. This week, "Magic Realism Poetry;" Corrado Bakery Cafe, 120 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.), 718-651-1664; 6:30, $7.
Join author as he & other baby boomers discuss My Generation: 50 Years of Sex, Drugs, Rock, Revolution, Glamour, Greed, Valor, Faith & Silicon Chips; Chelsea Barnes & Noble, 675 6th Ave. (21st St.), 727-1227; 7:30, free.
WE GOT THE BEAT
Weekly open mike for poets & musicians with feat. readers Frank Rempe & Richard Nagan; 22 W. 34th St., 5th Fl. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 946-4356; 7, $3.