Author Lecture Series, Featuring Edward Renehan, Jr. on Wed., March 29 and Benjamin Friedman on Thurs., May 18. 6pm registration, 6:30pm lecture, 7:30pm reception & book signing. NYU Stern School of Business, Schimmel Auditorium, Tisch Hall, 40 W. 4th St. Call to reserve a space. 212-998-4040.
Benefit Exhibition and Silent Auction, For the Congress of International Modern Architects featuring live jazz music and a talk by Land/Earth Artist Alan Sonfist. April 17 - April 24. Auction and Reception, Mon., April 24 from 6 - 8:30pm. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Paul Rodgers, 9W Gallery, 529 W 20th St., 9th Floor.
Comedy: Better than Reality, Comedian and satirist Andy Borowitz will headline this year's McLuhan Lecture, commemorating the Canadian media visionary who coined the phrase, "the medium is the message." Borowitz discusses politics, media and entertainment in his parody news column, The Borowitz Report, and on CNN's American Morning. Tues., March 21. New York University, Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St., bet. University Place & Greene St. Free. RSVP required, call 212-596-1680 or email email@example.com.
Cornelia Street Café Events, Enjoy live entertainment nightly including musical performances and poetry readings. Check www.corneliastreetcafe.com for detailed information. 29 Cornelia St., bet W. 4th and Bleecker Sts. 212-989-9319.
Dirty Laundry: Loads of Prose, Reading series features Jonathan Baumbach and Cintra Wilson and a musical performance by John Frazier. Thurs., March 23 from 9:45-11pm. Avenue C Laundromat, 69 Ave. C at 5th St. Attendees are invited to bring their dirty clothes to wash. All attendees will receive a box of laundry detergent with a suggested $5 donation.
Discussion, American Muslim Communities: Security Risk or Source of Hope? Wed., March 22 from 6:30-8:30pm. Jurow Lecture Hall, NYU's Silver Center for Arts and Sciences, 100 Washington Square East at Washington Place.
Event Planning Lecture, From premieres to fundraisers and festivals, special events are bigger than ever. Hear party-planners inside tips on how they pull it all together. Mon., March 27 from 6:30 to 8pm. THE NEW SCHOOL, Lang Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 2nd Fl., 55 W. 13th St. Free. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-686-5005.
Foodways: Making a Sabbath Cholent, In the tradition of stone soup, participants will cook a Sabbath cholent and learn about Jewish food and holiday customs. Also walk through the hearth in the century-old Rabbis study. Mon., March 27 at 11am. Eldridge Street Project, 12 Eldridge St. www.eldridgestreet.org.
Grand Opening Week,Children and parents are invited to try an art, music, exercise or dance class before registering for a Spring term class. Free trial classes will be offered April 3-8. Spring semester runs April 10 - June 30. MiniMasters, 100 Reade St., 212-374-1747, www.minimasters.com.
The Mother of All Enemies, The New York debut of Paul Zaloom's new show, a mutation of the traditional Middle Eastern Karagoz shadow puppet play. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Neo-Sincerity at ApexArt thru April 8. Performances are March 30 - April 9. Check www.theatermania.com for more information on show dates and times. COLLECTIVE: UNCONSCIOUS, 279 Church St., bet White & Franklin Sts., one block south of ApexArt. 212-352-3101.
Native American Auction, The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers will hold their 27th annual Spring Auction of fine quality Native American jewelry, pottery and other hand-crafted items. Sat., March 25 at 8pm ,preview at 7pm. American Indian Community House, 404 Lafayette St., 8th floor, near 4th St. Proceeds benefit the American Indian Scholarship fund. Free. 201-587-9633.
Pre-Passover Nosh & Stroll, Enjoy the annual food frolic with samples of pickles, matzah and chocolate-covered macaroons. Sun., April 9 from 11am-1pm. Eldridge Street Project, 12 Eldridge St. www.eldridgestreet.org.
Save Darfur Campaign, The Village Independent Democrats will be hosting a speaker from the Save Darfur Campaign who will discuss the ongoing genocide there and what can be done locally to help. April 6 at 7:30pm. Greenwich House, 27 Barrow St., intersection of Bleecker St. and 7th Ave. South.
Shakespeare's Birthday, The Shakespeare Society will celebrate Shakespeare's 442nd birthday with a four-hour marathon of play and poetry readings, as well as musical performances based on Shakespeare's works. Sun., April 23 from 3:30-7:30pm. Free. Peter Norton Symphony Space, 95th St. and Broadway.
spring bling, A performance spectacular with all the excess and twice the greed that you've come to expect from the Billionaires for Bush. Saturdays at 7:30pm. Each night has its own theme. March 25 is "Scandals Night," "Billionaire War Bacchanal" on April 8 and "The Big Tax Day Blowout" on April 15th. Ace of Clubs, inside Acme, 9 Great Jones St. 212-352-3101. $12.
We Used to Go Out, You know that time in a relationship where you should break up but instead stay together and make your lives miserable? Thursdays thru April at 8:00pm. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 306 W. 26th St., bet 8th and 9th Aves.
Whiskey Tasting & Book Signing, Enjoy a sample of whiskey while hearing passages from The Whiskey Rebelion. Tues., April 11 at 5:30pm. Wall Street Rising Downtown Information Center, 25 Broad St. Visit www.eldridgestreet.org to make reservations.
AD SALES COURSE, Come for a crash course in the field of ad sales and learn how the success of TV shows, print media and websites depends on advertising revenue. Wed., March 22 from 6:30 to 8pm. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, Tisch Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 200, 40 W. 4th St. RSVP to email@example.com or call 212-686-5005. Free.
Basic boating course, A good beginning course for anyone interested in pleasure boating, either sail or power, and a good refresher course for those with experience. Offered by North River Sail and Power Squadron, a nonprofit boating organization. The eight week course begins March 28. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Murry Bergtraum High School, 411 Pearl St. Register on the first or second night of classes. www.NorthRiverSquadron.org. 212-217-2900.
event Planning Lecture, From premieres to fundraisers and festivals, special events are bigger than ever. Hear party-planners inside tips on how they pull it all together. Mon., March 27 from 6:30 to 8pm. THE NEW SCHOOL, Lang Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 2nd Fl., 55 W. 13th St. Free. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-686-5005.
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 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.
open call, Applications are being accepted for the Lower East Side Rotating and Long-term Studio Programs which are funded through generous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Greenwall Foundation. The program offers two free six-month residency sessions to 8 visual artists a year. Session 1 is June 4 Nov. 30. Session 2 is Dec. 4, 2006 - May 31, 2007. Each artist will be offered a stipend. Contact the Artists Alliance Inc., 107 Suffolk St. #411. 212-420-9202.
outside/Input, A new interdisciplinary series for artists from a wide variety of disciplines who have previously created interdisciplinary or challenging works and wish to explore new forms in the performing arts. Selected participants will engage in a creative exchange, resulting in live collaborative performance. March 4: Works in Progress - The Bride, Kevin Augustines Lone Wolf Tribe Dysphoria, Alec Duffy & Company. All events begin at 10pm in the Parish Hall, ST. MARKS CHURCH, 131 E. 10th St. $5.
spring bling, A performance spectacular with all the excess and twice the greed that you've come to expect from the Billionaires for Bush. Saturdays at 7:30pm. Each night has its own theme. "The Wearing of The Green" on March 18 is a chance for Billionaires to wear their cash on their sleeves; March 25 is "Scandals Night," "Billionaire War Bacchanal" on April 8 and "The Big Tax Day Blowout" on April 15th. Ace of Clubs, inside Acme, 9 Great Jones St. 212-352-3101. $12.
Summer Intensive Fun Ballet Camp, Offered by New American Youth Ballet. Students enjoy ballet, crafts, music, cooking, dance, museum visits and other activities. Children learn in a creative, professional environment that nurtures natural talent. Camp runs July 5 - Aug. 3. Session A: ages 4-6, 9am-2pm. Session B: ages 7-10, 10am-3:30pm. Register for all 5 weeks or per week. 98 Battery Place. 212-945-2926. Ballet4u@worldnet.att.net. www.newamericanyouthballet.org.
Summer dance classes, New American Youth Ballet is offering classes for ages 2 yrs to adult. Offered on Mon., Tues. and Thurs. afternoons. Choose from Me & My Shadow, Open Kids Ballet, Teens and Adult Boot Camp. Enjoy a unique ballet experience in a professional and relaxed atmosphere. Enroll in one class or take a summer of classes. Classes run July 5 - Aug 3. 98 Battery Place. 212-945-2926. Ballet4u@worldnet.att.net. www.newamericanyouthballet.org.
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.