CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH The Emperor Jones (1920) depicts an American black man who escapes from jail and lands on a Caribbean island. He overthrows the reigning ruler and sets up a miniature empire becoming rich by manipulating the superstitions of his subjects. He later becomes a victim of his own terror. Feb. 2-12; Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2:30pm & 7:30pm. La MaMa E.T.C., Annex Theater, 74A E. 4th St. 212-475-7710. $18, students $13.
ART Classes for Children, The Educational Alliance Art School offers affordable, limited enrollment art classes for students in grades 6 to 12 who wish to think creatively and develop their skills in the visual arts. Courses begin the week of Feb. 6 and include Darkroom Photography, Cartooning, Portfolio Preparation, Drawing & Watercolor, Oil Painting, Stone Carving and Ceramics. After school and Saturday classes meet once a week for 12 weeks. $120, art supplies provided. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Contact Monica Bravo at 212-780-2300 x 428. The Educational Alliance Art School, 197 East Broadway bet Jefferson and Clinton Sts.
BOWERY POETRY CLUB, 308 Bowery, 212-614-0505: Check out www.bowerypoetry.com for a complete schedule of nightly events.
Free Computer Mini-Classes, Tips and tricks on photo enhancement, Ebay selling, anti-viruses, upgrading computers, computer back-up and more. Presented by NY Personal Computer User Group. Thurs., Jan. 19 from 6:30-8:30pm. PS 41, 116 W 11th St. www.nypc.org. 212-643-7005.
Culturemart 2006, The annual festival will present 16 new works that blur the boundaries between dance, theatre, music, new media, puppetry and visual art. Thru Jan. 22. HERE ARTS CENTER, 145 6th Ave.
DVD Screening, Michael Franti, (of Spearhead) singer/songwriter, peace maker, and advocate of social justice will be screening his new DVD entitled: "I Am Not Alone: A Musician's Journey Into Baghdad, Palestine, and Israel" along with a question & answer session and an acoustic concert. Feb. 11 at 7pm. Jivamukti Yoga Center, 404 Lafeyette St. bet Astor Place and 4th St. 212-353-0214. $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
greek-jewish film festival, This years festival is entitled Mezedes (appetizers) and focuses on small tidbits from Jewish communities throughout Greece. Sun. Jan. 29 at 1pm. KEHILA KEDOSHA JANINA SYNOGOGUE ,280 Broome St. $10.
Jazzercise at Lunch, When you love your workout, results come easy. Jazzercise combines elements of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and more to create truly effective dance-fitness programs for people of every age and fitness level. Tues. & Thurs. at Noon starting Jan. 4. classes will also be held Mon. & Wed. at 1:10pm. Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St, bet Church and Broadway.212-374-1175. www.jazznewyork.net. $45 monthly. Ongoing.
Monkeys In The Atrium: Downtown, View the original Times Square show in the East Village. The show features a mix of written sketch and short-long-form comedy improv. Sun., Feb. 12 at 7pm. Mo Pitkin's House of Satisfaction, 34 Avenue A, between 2nd & 3rd Sts. 718-301-2121. $10.
An Evening with Author Naomi Wolf, Join author Naomi Wolf as she discusses "The Treehouse: Eccentric Wisdom from My Father on How to Live, Love, and See." The author will share the twelve basic lessons her father taught her about the way to live life fully, each arising from the tenet that each of us is an artist who needs to honor our artistic impulse to find happiness. Wed., Jan. 18 at 7:30pm. THE VILLAGE TEMPLE, 33 E. 12 Street, bet University & Broadway. $5 suggested contribution.
The Outsider Art Fair, The only fine art fair devoted exclusively to outsider, art brut, primitive, visionary and intuitive art and features 33 of the finest international dealers. Preview Thurs., Jan. 26 from 6:30-9pm to benefit the American Folk Art Museum; $150, call 212-977-7170 x308. Art fair, Jan. 27-29, Fri from Noon - 8pm, Sat. from 11am - 8pm and Sun from 11am - 7pm. THE PUCK BUILDING, Houston & Lafayette Sts. 212-777-5218. $15 daily admission, $35 three day pass.
Outsider Art Week, Celebrating the work of self-taught artists. Educational programs to take place at The American Folk Art Museum, 45 W. 53rd St, 212-265-1040 x 102, x 160 for tickets. Tues., Jan. 24: Performance of Sins & Needles, A dramatic monologue, 6pm reception, 7pm performance, $15. Tues. - Sun, Jan. 24-29: Exhibition tours, Conversing with Contemporary Art, 3pm, free with museum admission. Sat., Jan. 28, Uncommon Artists, A Series of Cameo Talks, 10am, $35. Sun., Jan. 29: Panel Discussion, I Taught Myself Everything I Know, 10am, coffee provided, $10.
poe-fest, A festival of performances inspired by Edgar Allen Poe. Thru Jan. 29. METROPOLITAN PLAYHOUSE, 220 E. 4th St. 212-995-5302, www.metropolitanplayhouse.org. $10-19.
santiago calatravas Recent work, Internationally renowned architect, engineer and artist will discuss his recent work. Thurs., Jan. 19 at 6pm. One Chase Manhattan Plaza, 60th Fl. To reserve a space, call 212-835-2773. Free.
SAVION GLOVER, Tony Award-winning tap dancer Savion Glover returns to The Joyce Theatre. Savion Glover turns his feet into instruments that speak a musical language all their own. Hear the art form as never before in an evening of exhilarating sights and sounds. Tues. - Fri. at 8pm, Wed. at 2pm, Sat. at 2 & 8pm, Sun. at 2 and 7:30pm. Joyce Theater, 174 8th Ave at 19th St., 212-242-0800.$42.
Theology of Science, Foremost scholars and community leaders will address the controversial topic, Intelligent Design: Theology and Science. The panel will address the current debate and examine how other social issues are impacted by decisions made by school boards and the courts concerning science and religion. Wed., Jan. 25 at 6:45pm. Church of the Ascension, Fifth Ave. at Tenth St. 212-254-8620.
Free Union Square Neighborhood Tour, The Union Square Partnership sponsors a two-hour tour exploring Union Squares entertainment history, first as the birthplace of Vaudeville, and now as the heart of Off-Broadway. Stories of social movements and events, such as the first Labor Day Parade, explain how Union Square became a National Landmark. Home of the original Macys, Tiffanys, Lord & Taylor and Academy of Music, the tour sheds light on Union Squares continued neighborhood development. Every Saturday at 2pm. Meet at the Lincoln statue located at the 16th St. transverse in Union Square Park. Just show up, no reservations are necessary.