aesthetic realism foundation, 141 Greene St., 212-777-4490: Feb. 13-Evil Seen Beautifully! or, Voltaires Candide, a production of Eli Siegels 1951 lecture, 2:30 p.m., $10.
apexart, Tribeca Grand, 2 6th Ave., 212-431-5270: Feb. 9-Too Much Pollution to Demonstrate, panel, 6:30 p.m., seating is limited, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
auto-free new york, NYPD Downtown Center, 104 Washington St., 212-475-3394: Feb. 22-Freedom from Car Dependency - The Key to Livable Cities,6-8 p.m., free.
battery park city neighbors and parents association, 280 Rector Place, 212-488-8201: Feb. 6-Personal fitness training lecture, weight loss from a psychological perspective, 4-5:30 p.m., call for reservation.
cooper union, the Great Hall, 7 E. 7th St., 212-353-4158: Feb. 8-Happiness: Lessons from a New Science, lecture by Richard Layard & Paul Krugman, 6:30 p.m., free.
the next stage, 312 W. 11th St., 212-741-9940: Feb. 5-Howard Bloom, philosopher, scientist, star-maker and genius, will speak in this Evening with Howard Bloom, 8 p.m., $25-$27.
SOHO PHOTO, 15 White St., 212-226-8571: Park West Camera Club hosts monthly slide lectures by well known photographers, call for further informatio
TOASTMASTERS CLUB, 125 Worth St., 3rd Fl., 782-4850: 2nd & 4th Tue. of every month Strengthen & Enhance presentations, leadership & listening skills, other hidden speaking talents & thinking quickly on your feet, 6-7:30 p.m., please call for more info.
the village temple, 33 E. 12th St., 212-674-2340: Feb. 9-Rabbi Rachel Cowan will hold a discussion on her experiences working with intermarried couples and families, 7:30 p.m., free.