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Around Town

"Gates of Light" Premiere of Rose Bond's outdoor media installation projected on the facade of the 118-year-old synagogue?installation continues evenings through the summer; Eldridge Street Project, 12 Eldridge St. (betw. Canal & Division Sts.), 212-219-0888; 6, free.

Spring Fever at Decade Upscale singles party for 35-55?jacket required; Decade, 1117 1st Ave. (betw. 61st & 62nd Sts.), 212-802-7267; 6-11:30, $20.

The Subway at 100 Exhibition focusing on the subway's cheif engineer William Barclay Parsons & the obstacles to building an underground mass transit railway; Science Industry Business Library, 188 Madison Ave. (34th St.), 212-592-7000; 5;30-7, free [repeats Thurs., Mon. & Tues. 10-8, Fri. & Sun. 10-6, through 12/31].

Film/Video

Tribute to Marco Bellocchio Look back on the career of one of Italy's most political & respected directors w/today's screening of Fists in His Pocket (1965); BAM Rose Cinema, 30 Lafayette Ave. (Ashland Pl.), Ft. Greene, 718-636-4100, www.bam.org; 2, 4:30, 6:50 & 9:10, $10 [continues through Sun.].

The Demon of the Derby Premiere screening of Sharon Rutter's wild doc., about a 71-year-old roller derby queen & 50 years of her dirty tricks; Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (2nd St.), 212-505-5181; 9, $8, $5 st./s.c.

Dummy 2002 Adrien Brody comedy about a shy ventriloquist whose puppet becomes his alter ego; Makor, 35 W. 67th St. (betw. Columbus Ave. & Central Park W.), 212-601-1000; 7 & 9, $9 [repeats Thurs.].

Featuring...Meet the Music Makers John S. Robertson's 1919 silent film, The Wicked Darling screens w/a 1924 short, feat. live musical accompaniment by Jon Spurney; Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-621-0618; 2:30, free.

Urban Visionaries Film Festival Fiction, documentary & experimental videos exploring issues critical to the city's youth?RSVP to 212-621-6724; Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-621-6600; 10 a.m., 1 & 4, free [repeats Thurs.].

Lectures

Niall Ferguson Professor & author discusses his work & comments on contemporary politics; NYU Vernon Center, 58 W. 10th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-992-9091; 6, free.

Food Mania: Recipes for Success Learn about food writing from some of the "hippest foodies at the table"?feat. Rocco DiSpirito, Sam Sifton, Julia Moskin, Andrew Rossi, John Willoughby & Maile Carpenter; Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 5th Ave. (34th St.), RSVP 212-686-5005; 8, free.

Interpreting a Garden Through Art Tom Armstrong shares his knowledge of architecture, landscaping & fine art; New York School of Interior Design, 170 E. 70th St. (betw. Lexington & 3rd Aves.), RSVP 718-549-3200; 6:30, $20, $17 st.

Proper Preparation Prevents Family Disruption Nancy Boyd-Franklin (Black Families in Therapy) speaks; Hunter School of Social Work Aud., 129 E. 79th St. (Lexington Ave.); 4:30, free.

Readings

Brave Men, Gentle Heroes : American Fathers and Sons in World War II and Vietnam Author Michael Takiff appears; 92nd St. Y's West Side Satellite, 35 W. 67th St. (betw. Columbus Ave. & Central Park W.), 212-415-5500; 12, free.

Bush's War For Reelection Author James Moore appears; Borders, 461 Park Ave. (57th St.), 212-980-6785; 6:30, free.

Lev Grossman "About to depart on his first vacation in years, Edward Wozny, a hot-shot young investment banker, is sent to help one of his firm's most important and mysterious clients"; Rocky Sullivan's, 129 Lexington Ave. (29th St.), 212-725-3871; 8.

Life On The Outside: The Prison Odyssey Of Elaine Bartlett From Publishers Weekly: "A Village Voice staff writer's feature-turned-book about the impact of the Rockefeller drug laws on one family, this narrative begs comparison with last year's bestselling Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble and Coming of Age in the Bronx"; Astor Place Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. B'way & Lafayette St.), 212-420-1322; 7:30, free.

Ernesto Mestre-Reed Author of The Lazarus Rumba reads from his follow-up, The Second Death of Unica Aveyano; Chelsea Barnes & Noble, 675 6th Ave. (21st St.), 212-727-1227; 7, free.

Garth Nix Popular children's author comes all the way from Australia to read Grim Tuesday of the "Keys to the Kingdom" series; Barnes & Noble, 396 6th Ave. (betw. Waverly Pl. & W. 8th St.), 212-674-8780; 7, free.

Spin Sisters Myrna Blyth rides the buzz wave; Barnes & Noble, 1972 B'way (betw. W. 65th & W. 66th Sts.), 212-595-6859; 7, free.

Writer's Voice Visiting Author Series pres. Roberta Allen (The Dreaming Girl) & Marnie Mueller (The Climate of the Country); West Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Park W.), 212-875-4124; 8, free.

Workshops

Body Tonic Instructor Maria Petschnig teaches the phenomenon that is Pilates, boasting "back stretch & movement"; OfficeOps, 57 Thames St., 2nd fl. (betw. Morgan & Knickerbocker Aves.), Bushwick, 718-418-250, www.OfficeOps.Org; 6:15 p.m., $2.

Freelancing for Newspapers Freelance writer & former Times reporter Julia Campbell takes you through the basics, from "finding sources to reporting & writing" & gives you "hints about how to pitch your news story ideas"; Mediabistro, 494 B'way (betw. Spring & Broome Sts.), 212-966-4466, www.mediabistro.com; 7, $65.

New Dharma Meditaton Groups Promising balance, clarity, openness, compassion, centering & dignity, now what could be bad about that? Led by Angel Kyodo Williams author, ordained minister & teacher of New Dharma; Sufi Books, 227 W. B'way (betw. Franklin & White Sts.), 212-334-5212, www.sufibooks.com; 6:30, free.

THURSDAY 3/25

Around Town

Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund Gala David Henry Hwang & Jessica Hagedorn emcee gala event honoring Monsoon Wedding director Mira Nair & attorney Alice Young; Chelsea Piers, Pier 60 (23rd St.), 212-966-5932 x202; 6, $500-$5,000.

Bare Souls Evening begins w/rap session about womens' issues & ends w/cathartic perfomance by musical group, Ya Ya; Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, 841 Barretto St. (betw. Garrison & Lafayette Aves.), Bronx, 718-842-5223; 8, $10-15.

Migdal Ohr?foundation for Israeli children puts on benefit fashion show feat. DKNY, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Alice Roi, Calvin Klein & Pringle of Scotland; The Social Club, 14 E. 27th St. (5th Ave.), 212-334-4633; call for time, $75-$100.

Rabbi, I Was Wondering . . . What Happens on Passover? Don't be ashamed, get your questions answered & learn Passover songs in this informal workshop?leave ready to celebrate the holiday; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 212-415-5500; 7:30, $10.

Scooby Doo 2 pres. special "sound-a-like competition" for kids; Toys "R" Us, 1514 B'way (44th St.), 646-366-8800; 4:30-6.

"Winter's Last Blast" Warm up by savoring ports, sherries & "big reds" before putting the winter wines away for the summer?also feat. hors d'oeuvres & Bordeaux raffle; Merchant's House, 29 E. 4th St. (betw. Bowery & Lafayette Sts.), RSVP 212-777-1089; 6:30-8:30, $35.

Film/Video

Columbia 3-D Thursdays Series of newly restored 50s double-feature 3-D classics?this week, Fort Ti showers you w/arrows & Jesse James & the Daltons apparently stars a really hot chick; Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St. (betw. Varick St. & 6th Ave.), 212-727-8110; see webstie for times, $10.

Election Broderick, Witherspoon & the slower, taller American Pie kid, Chris Klein?all in one movie! Could this 1999 flick get any more annoying?; MOMA's Gramercy Theater, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Lexington & Park Aves.), 212-777-4900; 6, $6, $2.50 st./s.c.

Video Thursdays Bohumil Hrabal: A Poet Blessed and Damned?53 mins. about the most important post-war Czech author (from Czech tv series, Unexplained Death); Czech Center New York, 1109 Madison Ave. (83rd St.), 212-288-0830; 7, free.

Lectures

"Logging On & Getting Off: the Mainstreaming of Cyber Dating" Moderated forum address recent & ongoing issues the LGBT community faces in dealing w/ "cyberdating & online sexual behavior"; LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-620-7310, www.gaycenter.org; 7:30, $10 sugg. don.

"Shock & Awe in New York: the Strategy & Symbolism of Bringing the Republican National Convention to NYC" Janeane Garafolo, Sam Waterson, Mark Green, Bill Perkins, 9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows & others discuss the implications of the upcoming convention; Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 5th Ave. (34th St.), 646-452-5631; 7, free.

The World Economic Forum: A Conversation With Klaus Schwab Emmy Award-winning journalist Charlie Rose discusses the world's "premier international business organization" w/its founder; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 212-415-5500; 8, $25.

Readings

Abraham : A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths From Amazon.com: "At a time when conflicts among three of the world's major religions?Islam, Judaism, and Christianity?are in the global spotlight, Bruce Feiler offers a stunning biography of the one man who unites all three religions: Abraham"; Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 212-362-8835; 7:30, free.

Discover Great New Writers Program Author Hannah Tinti's is selected for her "quirky" new story collection, Animal Crackers; Chelsea Barnes & Noble, 675 6th Ave. (21st St.), 212-727-1227; 7, free.

Downtown for Democracy "Political action committee mobilizing the creative community" (all of whom, just like musicians, should stay out of it) pres. Paul Auster, Michael Cunningham, Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, Jonathan Safran Foer, Susan Sontag, Wendy Wasserstein and Colson Whitehead"; Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 E. 7th St. (3rd Ave.), 212-353-4120; 6:30 & 9, $50, $75 for both.

The Essential Book of Jewish Festival Cooking Author Phyllis Glazer appears; UJA-Federation Headquarters, 130 E. 59th St. (betw. Lexington & Park Aves.), 212-836-1117; 11:30-2.

Pablo Neruda: A Centennial Celebration "Two-evening program to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pablo Neruda, Latin America's most famous poet"; Americas Society, 680 Park Ave. (68th St.), 212-249-8950; 6:30, free [repeats Fri.].

The PEN American Center Prison Writing Program Live, annual reading celebrates the 30th year of project?no worries!?via the safety of a radio broadcast; Theater of the Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave. (betw. 120th & 122nd Sts.), 212-870-6700; 7, free.

Workshops

Art Workshop: African Fabric Printing Artist Filomena Nojamba Cornelio teaches the history of fabric printing in various African cultures & shows you how to decorate "canvas handbags using carved linoleum plates"; Melville Gallery/Learning Center, 213 Water St. (betw. Fulton & Beekman Sts.), 212-748-8786; 7, $15.

Bob Dylan: Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door Instructor Stephen Hazan Arnoff invites you to "delve into what Dylan's often inscrutable lyrics say about God, death, the human heart & more"; Makor, 35 W. 67th St. (betw. Columbus Ave. & Central Park W.), 212-601-1000; 7, $64/4 sessions.

Free Screenwriting Workshop Scriptwriter & author Jim Mendrinos teaches basic techniques through short lectures & a writing exercise; Barnes & Noble, 240 E. 86th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-794-1962; 7, free.

Free Fiction Writing Workshop Author David Ebenbach reveals "tricks of the trade for writing fiction" & explains how "writers craft compelling plots"; Barnes & Noble, 1972 B'way (betw. W. 65th & W. 66th Sts.), 212-WRITERS; 7, free.

Preparing for the Unexpected Families & individuals learn "basic safety steps to take before & during an emergency"; American Red Cross, 150 Amsterdam Ave. (betw. 66th & 67th Sts.), 212-874-5839; 6:15, free.

Wellness Workshop: Tai Chi Chuan Skilled & certified professionals lead workshops for those who "want to incorporate self-care practices into their general health plan"; NYU Medical Center/Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, 400 E. 34th St. (1st Ave.), res. req. 212-263-2639; 5, $60/12 sessions.

FRIDAY 3/26

Around Town

Celestial Subway Last Stop All Out Save Our Films benefit feat. Animal Collective & Black Dice w/live visuals & films by Ken Jacobs, Olvey & Brown, Jud Yalkut, Jonas Mekas, Bill Brand & Stan Vanderbeek; Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (2nd St.), 212-505-5181; 8, $16.

Metro Tour Service History & landmark specialist Mauricio Lorence leads three-hour tour around the ethnic communities & institutions of Brooklyn Heights, Ft. Greene & Clinton Hill; Marriott Hotel Brooklyn, 333 Adams St. (betw. Pearl & Willoughby Sts.), Bklyn, 718-789-0430; 2-5, $25 [repeats Sat. & Sun.].

Sample Sale Score all sorts of ceramics from potters around NYC during this "spring cleaning" sale; Tribeca Potters, 443 Greenwich St. (betw. Vestry & Desbrosses Sts.), 212-431-7631; 11-6, free [repeats Sat. & Sun.].

Film/Video

Body Double X 2000 French film employs the digital reworking of feature film, The Main Thing is to Love?all roles are subsequently played by the same actor, just in case the first part wasn't confusing enough; MOMA's Gramercy Theater, 127 E. 23rd St. (betw. Lexington & Park Aves.), 212-777-4900; 4, $6, $2.50 st./s.c.

"Not That There's Anything Wrong with That": The History of Gay and Lesbian Images on Television New, daily screenings document the journey from invisibility to mainstream prominence over the past forty years; Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-621-6600; 4, free w/adm [repeats Sat., Sun. & Tues. at 4].

Pioneer Filmmakers Celebrate Women's History Month w/screenings & discussion panels; Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-621-0618; 6, free.

Princess Blade No relation to Wesley Snipes' vampy hero, but a lovely yet lethal heroine who leads rebels against the monarchy's sci-fi samurai assassins?directed by Shinsuke Sato (2002); American Museum of the Moving Image, 35 Ave. (36 St.), Astoria, 718-784-0077; 7:30, $10, $7.50 st./s.c., $5 child. 5-18, child. 5 & under free.

Raja New Jacques Doillon film explores the relationship between an older wealthy Frenchman & a poor local Indian girl?but it's more complex than that; Pioneer Theater, 155 E. 3rd St. (Ave. A), 212-254-3300; 7, $9 [repeats Sat. & Sun. at 7, Mon. at 9, Tues. at 10].

Two Men Went to War John Henderson's 2002 dramedy tells the true story of crazy Brits in the Army Dental Corps, who give the Nazis an unexpected root canal; Angelika Film Center, 18 W. Houston St. (Mercer St.), 212-995-2000; call for times, $10.

Lectures

"State of Black Men" Kevin Powell hosts two-day program feat. panels & workshops on "fatherhood, relationships & more"?feat. Chance Brown, Alvin Starks, Sway, Erich K. Williams, Dean Meminger, Thabiti Boone, Chris "Kharma Kazi" Tolle, Alfred Edmond, poet Khalil Almustafa & DJ Blessed Productive; Hanson Place Central United Methodist Church, 144 Saint Felix St. (betw. Lafayette Ave. & Hanson Pl.), Bklyn, 718-399-0695; 7 p.m., free [repeats Sat. at 10 a.m.].

Readings

The Noise of Infinite Longing "Lopez Torregrosa tells her story of growing up in a privileged Puerto Rican family, yet eventually throwing off the repressive constraints of that class system to become an American"; Chelsea Barnes & Noble, 675 6th Ave. (21st St.), 212-727-1227; 7, free.

The Poets of World War II Free readings by actors & other writers who served in WWII; St. Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Ave. (54th St.), 212-935-2200; 12:30, free.

Writer's Voice Visiting Author Series pres. Beth Ann Bauman (Beautiful Girls) & Timothy Schaffert; West Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Park W.), 212-875-4124; 7, free.

Workshops

Music As a Spiritual Path Michael Harrison explores a "variety of approaches to help awaken us to the divine vibration w/in our music" w/Indian ragas, chants from "various sacred traditions" & simple exercise & breath movements; Sufi Books, 227 W. B'way (betw. Franklin & White Sts.), 212-334-5212, www.sufibooks.com; 7:30, $20.

Women's Integrative Mediation Classes Ongoing workshop helps you get focused & learn specific techniques to help you on the path towards enlightenment; Infinity Healing Center, 27 W. 20th St. #306 (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-923-2495; 6, $15.

SATURDAY 3/27

Around Town

The Day Job Mix of musicians & artists?wage slaves, all?put together a showase that explores the "unacknowledged dirty secret of a day job and the influence it has on one's artwork"; the Tank, 432 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-868-4444; 7 p.m.-12 a.m., $5.

Greenwich Avenue Festival feat. at least 150 of the usual food & merchandise suspects, to serve all of your street fair-going needs?proceeds benefit the Friends of Jackson Square Park; Greenwich Ave. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 646-230-0489; 11-7, free.

Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl Follow local actors as they spin yarns about the many authors that have written, & imbibed in your favorite W. Village dives; White Horse Tavern, 567 Hudson St. (betw. 10th & 11th Sts.), 212-613-5796; 2, $15, $12 st./s.c.

Lower East Side Match Game 2004 Special performance of the Match Game, feat. celebrity impersonators & lots of prizes?proceeds benefit Collective Unconscious; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-254-5277; 8, $7.

Native American Auction Thunderbird American Indian dancers pres. their annual fundraiser, feat. jewelry, pottery & other handcrafted items; McBurney YMCA, 125 W. 14th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-741-8715; 7, 6 preview, free.

Plain & Fancy Special women's history month event feat. discussion & tours of the Morris-Jumel Mansion & the Merchant's House museum?transportation provided; Morris-Jumel Mansion, 160th St. (St. Nicholas Ave.), Bklyn, res. req. 212-923-8008; 11-3, $15.

Recipe for Success Benefit Sarah Vaughan sings, while the girls of the Sweet Things Bake Shop whip up some heavenly desserts?proceeds benefit the Lower East Side Girls Club; the Culinary Loft, 515 B'way #5A (betw. Spring & Broome Sts.), 212-982-1633; 5-8, $35.

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus The "Greatest Show On Earth" makes its annual trek to the tri-state, feat. clowns, elephants, lions, aerialsts & acrobats; Madison Square Garden, 2 Penn Plaza (32nd St.), 212-465-MSG1; 10:30, 3 & 7:30, $12.50-$50 [repeats Sun. at 10:30, 3 & 7:30, Mon. at 11, through 4/11].

Small Press Book Fair Indie publisher book fair feat. readings, panel discussions & a bookshop?don't miss today's q&a w/Morgan Entrekin (2-3:30); General Society of Mechanics and Tradesman, 20 W. 44th St. (betw. Madison & 6th Aves.), 212-764-7021; 10-6, free [repeats Sun. 11-5].

Summer Share-A-Thon Make summer 2004 the best ever! Prospective renters meet & mingle w/summer home owners?hilarious consequences ensue!?; LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-462-3100; 12-3, $15-$35.

Film/Video

Fuse Writer/director Pjer Zalica's 2003 debut, a dryly satirical dramedy about Serbs & Muslims trying to live together in a Bosnian village; Alice Tully Hall, 1941 B'way (65th St.), 212-875-5050, tkts. 212-721-6500; 3, $12 [repeats Sun. at 6, Walter Reade Theater].

In the Middle of the World Charming but tough tale follows a family of seven bicycling across Brazil to Rio, in pursuit of a better life; Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 212-721-6500; 3:30, $12.

Lars Von Trier Retrospective concludes this week w/screenings of the director's 1994 tv mini-series, The Kingdom; American Museum of the Moving Image, 35 Ave. (36 St.), Astoria, 718-784-0077; 4, $10 [repeats Sun. at 3:30].

Porco Rosso NY International Children's Film Fest pres. new film from Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away), plus Destino, an animated short collaborated on by Walt Disney & Salvador Dali?followed by dinner/awards ceremony & closing party (6, $18); Directors Guild of America, 110 W. 57th St. (6th Ave.), 212-349-0330; 3, $8.

Lectures

"Our Lives as Readers & Writers" Award-winning NYC young adult & children's authors discuss their work during this "seminar on literacy"?feat. Paula Fox, Nicolasa Mohr & Robert Sabuda; P.S. 261, 314 Pacific St. (betw. Smith & Hoyt Sts.), Bklyn, 212-966-5582; 9:30 a.m., $15.

Readings

A Century of Subways: Celebrating 100 Years of New York's Underground Railways Author/historian Brian Cudahay discusses the "powerbrokers & politicians who planned New York's subways" & the "engineers & laborers who built it"; NY Transit Museum, Boerum Pl. (Schermerhorn St.), Bklyn, 718-330-5839; 1:30, $5, $3 s.c.

Workshops

Arty Facts Kids ages 4-7 discover how artists "made objects in the Museum collections" & then explore materials in the studio; Brooklyn Museum of Art, 200 Eastern Pkwy. (Washington Ave.), Bklyn, 718-638-5000, www.brooklynart.org; 11 & 2, $6, $3 st./s.c. [repeats Sun.].

"From Fusion to Straight-ahead & Back Again" World-renowned guitarist Larry Coryell leads workshop as part of ongoing Blue Note Master Class series; Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St. (betw. MacDougal St. & 6th Ave.), 212-475-8592; 2, $20, $10 st.

Medieval Arts Family Workshop Kids carve a block of limestone, sculpt gargoyles, make brass rubbings & design stained-glass collages?sounds more like the Renaissance!; Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. (112th St.), 212-662-2133; 10, $5.

Rainbow Connections: Exploring Color Families explore the museum's permanent collection & temporary exhibitions through "lively discussions & gallery activities"; MOMA QNS, 33rd St. (Queens Blvd.), L.I.C., 212-708-9805, www.moma.org; 9:30, $5.

Re-creating Radio Workshops: Robin Hood & Terrible Tom Children ages 9-14 produce an "old-time radio drama using scripts, sound effects & music"; Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), res. req. 212-621-6600; 10, $7.

Therapeutic Yoga Cathy Ennesser teaches you to "alleviate stress & fatigue while enhancing immune system function"?for all levels incl. people recovering from injuries or illness; Himalayan Institute, 78 5th Ave. (14th St.), 212-243-5995, www.himalayanyoga.org; 12, free.

Yamuna Zake Internationally renowned body therapist pres. master class on how to "get rid of muscle pain & stress"; Chelsea Piers, Pier 60 (23rd St.), 212-620-7310; 3, $25.

SUNDAY 3/28

Around Town

David Adler discusses his picture books & sign autographs?followed by a Passover arts & crafts session (3-5); Children's Galleries for Jewish Culture, 515 W. 20th St. #4E (10th Ave.), RSVP 212-924-4500 x1; 2-3, $8.

Bleecker Street Fair Vendors, fair food & crafts down in da Village?proceeds benefit the Washington Square Tenants Assoc.; Bleecker St. (betw. Lafayette St. & LaGuardia Pl.), 646-230-0489; 11-7, free.

Hula Hoop Beach Party Hula hoop lessons from the pros, fun music, sing-alongs, a silent auction & snacks?don't forget your swimsuit for the pool party; Sol Goldman YMCA, 344 E. 14th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-780-0800; 10-2, $10, $25 families, $7 child.

Pre-Passover Nosh & Stroll Walking tour promises "Jewish history so real you can taste it" & focuses on businesses and landmarks on the LES; Eldridge Street Project, 12 Eldridge St. (betw. Canal & Division Sts.), RSVP 212-219-0903 x302; 11-2, $15.

Pre-Passover Introductory Day of Hebrew Intensive crash course in the Hebrew alphabet & basic reading skills?impress your friends and relatives!; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 212-415-5500; 9:30-4:30, $50.

Radical Upper West Side Tour See sites connected w/Fidel Castro, Philip Berrigan & Noam Chomsky?as well as the radical history behind Lincoln Center & H. Rap Brown's gunfight w/the fuzz; meet at B'way (betw. 71st & 72nd Sts.), 718-492-0069; 1, $10.

Re-Opening the General Store Re-opening of the old general store, coupled w/a discussion & exhibits on the innovations in retail in the 1890s; Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave. (Richmond Rd.), Staten Island, 718-351-1611; 1-5, free.

70th Anniversary Benefit being produced by Quincy Jones promises to be "star-studded"; Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St. (betw. Frederick Douglass & Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvds.), 212-531-5303; 6, $100.

Where the Wild Things Are Meet at the Visitor Center for a night time tour of the park, keeping an eye out for bats, owls & flying squirrelsñnot to mention some rats!; Forest Park, Woodhaven Blvd. (Forest Park), Queens, 311, 718-846-2731; 6, free.

Film/Video

An Evening with Simone Forti Series of her shorts, plus discussion & reading; Ocularis at Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Wythe & Kent Aves.), Williamsburg, 718-388-8713; 7, $7.

No. 17 Documentary seeks the truth about the only unidentified body from a suicide bombing outside Tel Aviv; Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 212-721-6500; 3:45, $12.

Obaltan (The Stray Bullet) Korean cinema classic from 1961, about a down on his luck accountant, struggling w/everything from his sister turning tricks at the U.S. base, to not having enough dough to see the dentist?you'll be shouting, "more Obaltan please!"; Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St. (betw. 5th Ave. & Greene St.), RSVP cas.eas.undergraduate@nyu.edu; 2, free.

Readings

A Gathering of the Tribes Poetry reading gathers established poets Lydia Cortes & Hal Sirowitz, plus amateur Glen Speer; Tribes Gallery, 285 E. 3rd St. (betw. Aves. C & D), 212-674-3778; 5-7, free.

The Life and Times of Dona Gracia "Enter the world of Dona Garcia Nasi, a Renaissance heroine who used her wealth and skill to run an 'underground railroad' that saved hundreds of her fellow Spanish and Portuguese 'conversos' (Jews forcibly converted to Christianity) from the horrors of the Inquisition"; Makor, 35 W. 67th St. (betw. Columbus Ave. & Central Park W.), 212-601-1000; 7:30, $12.

Transfixor "The new queer, genderqueer and trans reading series" feat. Henry Flesh, in the flesh; Cornelia St. Cafe, 29 Cornelia St. (6th Ave.), 212-989-9318; 6.

Workshops

Sound Revelation Performance/workshop that aims to "create a fertile field for growing the universal language of music"; Pianos, 158 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-505-3733; 5-8, free.

MONDAY 3/29

Around Town

Metro Walking Tour visits lower Manhattan, focusing on city's early history & the lives of its African-American inhabitants; Battery Park, State St. (West St.), 212-307-7171; 2-5, $25 [repeats Tues.].

Quizo Win cash, drinks & velcro wallets while showing off your astonishing ability to retain useless information at this bi-weekly excuse to drink beer; Patio Lounge, 179 5th Ave. (betw. Berkeley & Lincoln Pls.), Park Slope, 718-857-3477; 9, $2.

Film/Video

Bloody Hell: British Horror Today, The Strangers of Bombay (1959)?plus, tomorrow catch Screams of Fear (1960)?the best kind!; BAM Rose Cinema, 30 Lafayette Ave. (Ashland Pl.), Ft. Greene, 718-636-4100; 4:30, 6:50 & 9:10, $10.

Monday Night Shorts Weekly screenings showcase shorts from independent filmmakers; Freight Restaurant, Chelsea Market, 410 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-242-6555; 7:30, free.

The Paper Castle Award-winning short, about a girl & an old guy, stuck in the same hospital, chilling out; Freight Restaurant, Chelsea Market, 410 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-242-6555; 7:30, free.

Lectures

"1,000 Places to See Before You Die" Author Patricia Schultz discusses her "travels & her best-selling book"; Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 5th Ave. (34th St.), 212-817-8215, www.gc.cuny.edu; 7, $20.

Readings

Academy of American Poets pres. Michael Ryan, Thomas Lux & Spencer Reece; Poets House, 72 Spring St., 2nd fl. (B'way), 212-431-7920; 7, free.

Cause Celeb! "Dramatic readings of celebrity autobiographies. Laugh till you cry with the first-person, jugular stylings of the famous, infamous and almost were." Today, "Relative Madness," feat. Erica Jong & Molly Jong; Fez/Time Cafe, 380 Lafayette St. (Great Jones St.), 212-533-7000; 7, $10.

Elated by Details Adam Freedman reads from collection of short stories; Barnes & Noble, 106 Court St. (State St.), Bklyn, 718-246-4996; 7, free.

Louder Mondays scores a listing for today's program's salacious title, "Wild Fever," feat. only female readers (men bring a special lady friend's poem if you want to perform); Bar 13, 35 E. 13th St. (University Pl.), 212-979-6677; 7, $5, $4 st.

Staged Reading of Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy Pulitzer Prize-winner's play was never produced on Broadway, and has been unseen in NY for decades; Makor, 35 W. 67th St. (betw. Columbus Ave. & Central Park W.), 212-601-1000; 7, $15.

Workshops

A Search for God Ongoing study group discusses religious issues based on the Edgar Cayce readings; Edgar Cayce Center, 150 W. 28th St. #1001 (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-691-7690; 7, free.

TUESDAY 3/30

Around Town

The Morrow Sound Cube "Citywide festival of performances, installations and public dialogues"; the Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-255-5793; call for times, prices & complete sched. [through 5/16].

Tuesday Night Trivia Be proud that you're a geek?you could help your team win $10-$25 bar tabs by answering some pretty wacky & obscure questions; Baggot Inn, 82 W. 3rd St. (betw. Sullivan & Thompson Sts.), 212-477-0622; 7:30, 2 drink min.

Film/Video

Louise Borque French Canadian filmmaker, teaching cinema in Boston, pres. her shorts from the last 14 years; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-254-5277; 8:30, $5.

Paradise Grove Dark, quirky comedy set in a London Jewish old age home, about a grandfather determined to die w/dignity, his aging hippie daughter & her half-black son; Makor, 35 W. 67th St. (betw. Columbus Ave. & Central Park W.), 212-601-1000; 7 & 9, $9.

Pathé: The First Cinematic Empire Oh, those crazy, studio-owning Pathé brothers. Today, check out Belphégor (1969)?French w/English subtitles; Florence Gould Hall, French Institute, 55 E. 59th St. (betw. Madison & Park Aves.), 212-355-6160; 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 & 9, $8, $6 st.

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