all grrls open mic
Strut your stuff & witness all girls open mic feat. Sister Spit East at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-777-6028; 7, free.
Ask Ms. Demeanor
Mary Mitchell fields questions on etiquette & signs copies of new book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Etiquette; Crane & Co., Rockefeller Center, 59 W. 49th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-537-8064; 12, free.
Witness remarkable changes in 20th-century technology & politics through eyes of author's new character in The Road Taken; Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble, 1972 B'way (66th St.), 212-595-6859; 7, free.
Star of syndicated tv show signs copies of new book & unleashes boatload of familial wisdom in Keep It Simple Stupid; Borders, 5 World Trade Center, Church St. (Vesey St.), 212-839-8049; 1, free.
Big payoff promised in author's new thriller about murder in stock market, A Killing on Wall Street; Barnes & Noble, 160 E. 54th St. (3rd Ave.), 212-750-8033; 12:30, free.
Susan richards shreve
Author reads from Plum & Jaggers, story of family literally blown apart by terrorist explosion & how surviving children cope; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 212-362-8835; 7:30, free.
African American author advises readers to settle securely into life in Pathways to Inner Peace; Different Light, 151 W. 19th St. (7th Ave.), 212-989-4850; 7, free.
Author recounts forced departure from Alexandria & travels through Europe in series of humorous essays during False Papers; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 212-362-8835; 7:30, free.
Maggie Estep, author of Diary of an Emotional Idiot & Chris Simunek, author of Paradise Burning read at KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd Ave. & Bowery), 212-561-9675; 7, free.
Author's debut novel, The Silk Road, tells of high school outsider's love affair w/married woman; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-777-6028; 7, free.
NY poet reads from debut novel What Night Forgets, which follows protagonist's five-day spiritual journey to Oaxaca; Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 212-420-0816; 7:30, free.
Author reads latest works at Pink Pony, 176 Ludlow St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 212-253-1922; 7, $5.
Yictove hosts open mic feat. Gretna Wilkenson; Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B'way & Church St.), 212-219-3055; 6, $5.
Weekly open mic continues at Nomad's Choir, 133 W. 4th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & MacDougal St.), 718-932-8007, 3, $2.
Poetry reading & mic at Centerfold, 263 W. 86th St. (B'way), 212-866-4454; 5:45, contrib.
groucho: the life & times of julius henry marx
Stefan Kanfer discusses his book on American icon at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School, 122 Amsterdam Ave. (66th St.), 212-788-5102; 12, free.
Series continues w/ Molly Jong-Fast & Anna Maxted; KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-505-3360; 7, free.
Sparks fly as slam champions Taylor Mali & Urbana team battle against visiting teams from New England; CB's Gallery, 313 Bowery (Bleecker St.), 212-443-9921; 7, $5.
OUR UNORGANIZED READING (O.U.R.)
Open mic w/unpressured atmosphere & no time limit hosted by Bob Hart, J.D. Rage, Carl Herr, Peter Kerns & Bruce Weber; ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St. (betw. Suffolk & Clinton Sts.), 718-638-7039; 3, contrib.
TEMPLE READING SERIES
Laura Shaine Cunninham reads from A Place in the Country & Julia Slavin reads from The Woman Who Cut Off Her Leg at the Maidstone Club; Temple Bar, 332 Lafayette St. (betw. Bleecker & Houston Sts.), 212-925-4242; 7:30, free.
Doctor reads from new book Discovering the Power of Self Hypnosis & teaches how to alleviate problems such as insomnia, overeating & performance anxiety; Barnes & Noble, 160 E. 54th St. (3rd Ave.), 750-8033; 12:30, free.
HOUSE OF WOMAN
Lynne Procope hosts open mic feat. female poets from across the nation; 13, 35 E. 13th St. (University Pl.), 718-275-0329; 7, $3.
Author reads from Bruised Hibiscus, story about Trinidad fisherman & his past; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 212-362-8835; 7:30, free.
SATURN READING SERIES
John Chism, Bill Duke & Su Polo host open mic feat. Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound Teachers at Revival, 129 E. 15th St. (betw. 3rd Ave. & Irving Pl.), 212-598-4820; 7:30, $3.
HARRY ELLISON'S POETS CIRCLE
Weekly poets' circle discusses magic realism in poetry at Corrado Bakery Cafe, 120 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.), 718-651-1664; 6:30, $7.
JUST GET ME THROUGH THIS
Deborah Cohen discusses new guide & resource for women w/breast cancer; Barnes & Noble, 160 E. 54th St. (3rd Ave.), 212-750-8033; 12:30, free.
Author reads from The Flip Side of Sin, about embittered inmate who undergoes transformation through power of love; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 212-362-8835; 7:30, free.
National Abortion & Reproductive Rights Action League celebrates release of The Woman's Guide to HMO's: How to Choose & Use Your Plan to Get the Care You Need w/NARAL legislative director Erica Pelletreau; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-777-6028; 7, free.
THE POETRY BEAT
Viviana Grell, Eman Rimawi & Frank Robinson host open mic feat. Ward Stevenson & Cecil Williams at Music Room, Village Community School, 272 W. 10th St. (betw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.), 212-691-5146; 7, $3.