NEW YORK DREAMAKERS PANEL DISCUSSION The Art of Creation will present a panel discussion featuring individuals who have come to New York and achieved their dreams. Panelists include Olympia Dukakis (above), actress Liz Callaway and Mary Ellen Mark, photographer for The New Yorker. A complimentary cocktail reception is included. Mon., March 28 from 7:30-10pm. Angel Orensanz Center for the Arts, 172 Norfolk St. $25, $15 students & seniors (cash or check only). 212-592-3695.
Alegrias en la nacional, 239 W. 14th St., 2nd fl., 917-667-2695: Mar. 11-12, 18-19 & 25-26-Las Flamencas, performance troupe Flamenco Latino with special guests and musicians in this extra-special flamenco event, 8:30 & 11 p.m., reservations recommended.
Collective unconscious, 279 Church St., 212-254-5277: Mar. 4-Tesla Mania, a tribute to the famed inventor and his works, including bolts of electricity shooting from the largest Tesla Coil in Manhattan, 10 p.m., call for more details.
Pm lounge, 50 Gansevoort Street at Greenwich, 212-255-6676: Feb. 24-ARIAs a Toast to Art, Awareness of Raoe and Incest through Art, presents this benefit event featuring an open bar, silent auction and other activities, 7-11 p.m., $35-$40 per person, call or go to ariany.org for more information on the event or the groups cause.
Ramakrishnananda center, 96 Ave. B., 646-436-7010: Sat.-Festival of the Holy Names, live meditative music and chanting as an expression of spiritual devotion, 4 p.m., call ahead.
Realbirth, 54 W. 22nd St.: Feb. 27-Friends of the Birth Center present the 1st annual clothing echange where women can bring their used maternity, baby and childrens clothing up to 5 years, and swap with other mothers, $5 donation per person entry fee, $5 donation per item taken, all amounts are suggested, 2-5 p.m.
Tribeca cinemas, 54 Varick St. at Canal: Feb. 24-Q & A session with the director of a film about Madame Tizo, a 100 year old Haitian Midwife/Leaf Doctor, who is the subject of the film, 7 p.m., $15.
Neighborhood Hot Spots & Organizations:
Collective unconscious, 279 Church St., 212-254-5277.
The kitchen, 512 W. 19th St., 212-255-5793.
Lower manhattan cultural council, 120 Broadway, 212-219-9401.
Salmagundi club, 47 Fifth Ave., 212-255-7740.
Watson adventures, various locations, 212-726-1529: Scavenger hunts around the city.