ABC NO RIO, 156 Rivington St., 638-7039: Sun.Weekly poetry/spoken word readings, all are welcome, no time limit, 3 p.m., $3.
BLUESTOCKINGS BOOKSTORE, 172 Allen St., 777-6028: Womens Poetry Jam w/ Open Mike, last Tue. of every month, 7-9 p.m., 8-min. limit, $2
THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB, 308 Bowery, 334-6414: Mon.Da Bowery Improv. Poets, 9 p.m., free admission; Wed.Supreme Poets, poetry & spoken word, 8:30 p.m., $10; Sat.Poets4Life, monthly performance of poetry on the second Saturday of every month, $12, call 696-6455 for more information.
CARING COMMUNITY, 20 Washington Sq. N., 877-7699: Tue.Poetry writing workshop, sponsored by the Greenwich House Senior Center, 1:30-3:30 p.m., free.
CORNELIA ST. CAFÉ, 29 Cornelia St., 989-9318, www.poetz.com: Fri.Pink Pony West Reading Series, feat. poet and open mike, 6 p.m., $6, includes free drink.
HOUSING WORKS USED BOOK CAFE, 126 Crosby St., 334-3324: May 11-Dennis McFarland reads from his new novel Prince Edward, 7 p.m.; May 19-Poetry, various readers, 7 p.m., free; Call for information about free readings where donated books are encouraged as admission.
THE PEN & BRUSH, INC., 16 E. Tenth St., 475-3669: Call for current readings & workshops.
THe pink pony, 176 Ludlow St., 212-253-1922: Various readings monthly, call for information.
THE POETRY PROJECT, 131 E. 10th St., 674-0910: Call for current poetry reading information.
POETS HOUSE, 72 Spring St., 2nd fl., 212-431-7920: Call for information about Poetry readings.
RAVEN CAFÉ, 194 Ave. A, 529-4712: Wed.Open Stage, 6:30 p.m., free.
13 BAR LOUNGE, 35 E. 13th St., 662-5560: Mon.A Little Bit Louder, weekly poetry readings/slam, 7 p.m.
Tribes, 285 E. 3rd St., 212-674-3778: May 15-A tribute to Pedro Pietri, 5 p.m.; Sat.-Poetry workshop with Paul Lee, 1-3 p.m.
ZINC BAR, 90 W. Houston St., 533-9317: Sun.Reading Series, 7 p.m., suggested donation $3.
Greenwich house, 27 Barrow St., 212-877-7699: First & Third Tue. of every month-Living Room Style poetry reading & discussion, 1:30-3 p.m., free.
South street seaport, Melville Gallery, 213 Water St., 212-748-8735: Call for current reading schedule for Winter 2004.
Borders, 100 Broadway across from Trinity Church, 212-964-1988: Call now about upcoming readings and appearance at this new location throughout the Winter.
Caffe sha sha, 510 Hudson St., 718-651-1664: Call for current reading schedule, $7.
PARTNERS & CRIME, 44 Greenwich Ave., 212-243-0440: call for current reading & author appearances.
SUFI BOOKS, 227 W. Broadway, 334-5212: Call for information about reading events.
TOASTMASTERS CLUB, 125 Worth St., 3rd Fl., 782-4850: 2nd & 4th Tue. of every monthStrengthen & Enhance presentations, leadership & listening skills, other hidden speaking talents & thinking quickly on your feet, 6-7:30 p.m., please call for more info.
Aesthetic realism foundation, 141 Greene St., 212-777-4490: Call now for Spring 2004 lecture information.
Apexart, 291 Church St., 212-431-5270: May 12-An evening of Poetry & Media, 6:30 p.m., free; call about upcoming art related lectures.
The center, 365 Fifth Ave., 212-817-1855: Call for information on upcoming lectures on Gay & Lesbian issues.
Downtown information center, 25 Broad St., 212-425-INFO: May 12-Doing Business Downtown, small business workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free.
Educational alliance, 197 E. Broadway, 212-533-3537: May 12-Photography and Sculpture, by David Finn, 6:30 p.m., call for details.
FRAUNCES TAVERN MUSEUM, 54 Pearl St., 212-425-1778: May 11-Dress to My Portrait: Costume in American Portraits of 17th & 18th Centuries, 12:30-1:30 p.m., free with $3 admission to museum; May 26-John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy, by Evan Thomas, 6:30 p.m., free with $3 admission to museum; Call for upcoming lecture information.
League for the hard of hearing, 50 Broadway, 6th fl., 718-331-2446: May 18-Telecommunications Technology & Assistive Listening Devices Demonstration, 5:30 p.m., free.
The new school, 66 W. 12th St., 212-229-5353: Call about numerous lectures taking place at the New School.
New york studio school, 8 W. 8th ST., 212-673-6466: May May 11-Catherine Murphy, on her paintings, 6:30 p.m.; May 12-Glyn Vincent, R.A. Blakelock: Turning American Art Inside Out, 6:30 p.m.; call for more information.
SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM, 12 Fulton St., 212-748-8735: May 19-New York Story Exchange, 7-9 p.m., free; Call for current lecture schedule.
SYNAGOGUE FOR THE ARTS, 49 White St., 212-966-7141: Call for current lecture schedule.
TUESDAY EVENING HOUR SLIDE LECTURES, 49 Fulton St., 385-3650: May 11-History of Staten Island Ferries, by J. Fred Rodriguesz, 6:30 p.m., $2 donation; Call for weekly travel slide lecture schedule.