14th Street Y Benefit, All proceeds will enable the 14th Street Y to offer scholarships for early childhood, afterschool, and camp programs and serve members of the community who cannot afford to pay. Enjoy percussion performances from around the world and a live DJ, a cocktail hour with passed hors doeuvres, a gourmet buffet and desserts. Also enjoy wine, beer, signature drinks and an international coffee bar. Bid in a silent auction with vacations, restaurant & spa packages and more. Thurs., March 15 from 7-10pm. $125 in advance, $140 at the door. To be a sponsor, buy tickets or make an on-line donation visit www.14StreetY.org. Event location, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor, 6 Washington Square East. YBenefit@14StreetY.org. 212 780-0800 x232.
Check Your Cool, Check out free comedy every Tuesday at 8pm presented by Claudia Cogan, Jiwon Li and John F. ODonnell. They will be joined by different comedians weekly. PARKSIDE LOUNGE, 317 E. Houston St., corner of Attorney St. Free.
Community Forum on Homeless Queer Couples, Queers for Economic Justice is holding a community forum to discuss the roadblocks facing homeless queer couples. Wed., March 14 from 7 9pm. LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, 208 W. 13th Street. Queers for Economic Justice, 212-564-3608. The LGBT Center, 212-620-7310. www.queersforeconomicjustice.org. Free.
Holistic Stress Management Program, Free services include ear acupuncture, massage and energy work modalities. Tues. & Thurs. from 5-7pm. ST. VINCENTS HOSPITAL, OToole Building, 203 W. 12th St., corner of 7th Ave., 6th floor, small conference room. No appointment necessary. 212-345-2582.
INDWELLING: Living in a Female Body, A three-day event sponsored by The Womens Therapy Centre Institute dedicated to women and their struggle for self-acceptance in todays body-conscious society. Fri., March 23 from 6-8pm: Reception & photography exhibition. Sat., March 24 from 12-6pm: Author of The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler, will be honored; Viewing and discussion of two short films; Music by Betty and much more. Sun., March 25 from 1-3pm: Gallery Talk by photographer and Cooper Union School of Art Professor Margaret Morton. THE GREAT HALL, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, The Foundation Building, 7 E. 7th St. at 3rd Ave. Friday & Saturday, $25. Sunday, free.
10th Annual USA Memory Championship, The Olympics of the Mind. Sat., March 10 from 9am - 5pm. CON EDISON AUDITORIUM, 4 Irving Place (14th St.) Free to spectators. For more information, visit www.usamemorychampionship.com.
Yoga & Meditation, Classic Hatha Yoga everyday at 10am and 6pm and Mon. - Fri. at 12pm. First 2 classes are free. Yoga for Children, Wednesdays, 4-4:40pm ages 3-6 and 4:45-5:30pm ages 6-10. RAMAKRISHNANANDA YOGA VEDANATA MISSION, 96 Ave. B bet 6th & 7th Sts. 646-436-7010. www.ramakrishnananda.com.
April Fools Family Storytelling, Barbara Aliprantis, Robin Bady and Bobaloo Basey present musical stories of tricksters, fools and more in celebration of Spring. Sun., April 1 at 3pm. THE PROVINCETOWN PLAYHOUSE, 133 MacDougal St., just south of Washington Square Park. $5, children free. Ages 5+. 212-998-5867. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Further Adventures of Uncle Wiggily, Hurricane Katrina forces a child from her home in New Orleans and leaves her in a strange new world with distant relatives in New York. Musical is based on the book The Further Adventures of Uncle Wiggily: Windblown Visitors, by Laurel Hessing. Thru March 25; Fri. at 8pm; Sat. & Sun. at 3pm. THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, Joyce & Seward Johnson Theater, 155 1st Ave. at 10th St. $12, $5 kids. 212-254-1109. www.theaterforthenewcity.net.
Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th St., 212-620-5000 x 344, www.rmanyc.org: BUTTERFLY ORIGAMI, Search the galleries for a chrysalis and then create your own oragami butterflies. Sat., March 10 from 2-3:30pm. Free with museum admission. Call for reservations at least 24 hours in advance.