EVENTS WEDNESDAY 5/29 Around Town PRASAD’s Beyond Fashion Sale’s Preview ...

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Around Town

PRASAD's Beyond Fashion Sale's Preview Party begins w/an auction feat. items incl. Thailand vacation package & private consultation w/Feng Shui master, followed by first dibs at designer duds incl. DKNY, Versace, Armani, PRADA & more; Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th St. (10th Ave.), 845-434-0376,; 7 p.m.-11 p.m., $100 [fashion sale takes place Thurs.-Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $15].

Mistaken Identity: America & Race Gloria hosts poets, performers & musicians incl. Patricia Spears Jones, Lastasha Natasha Diggs & Edwin Torres expressing issues concerning race in America; Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 3rd St. (betw. Aves. B & C), 212-625-1212; 7 p.m., $10.

River Walk Join Yvonne Adrian for this early morning fitness class incl. gentle stretching & four levels of walking from strolls to runs; meet on the plaza at Riverside Park S., Riverside Dr. (72nd St.), 212-408-0219; 7:30, free.

Victories in Feminine Health Keynote speaker Dr. Aliza Lifshitz discusses ways to avoid health problems & encourages regular check-ups & pap smears?or catch the Victory Van handing out purple ribbons & pamphlets, making stops outside Grand Central, Penn Station & Washington Sq. Park; Beth Israel Medical Center, Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, 10 Union Sq. E. (14th St.),; 6:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday Night Skate NY recreational skate group moves in giant swarms through Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge & more; meet at Union Sq. N. (17th St.), 212-696-7247; 8, free.


Extreme Choices 3-D Laser show exposes kids to dangers of smoking; Liberty Science Center in NJ, 201-200-1000 for info; $3-$3.50 [repeats daily, through 6/02].


Nijinsky The story of the famed dancer/choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky, who was declared insane at the height of his career; Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St. (Varick St.), 212-727-8110; call for times, $9.75 [through 6/11].

China 21 Asia Society pres. NY premiere of a doc. about how Chinese people are adapting to the country's transition into the 21st century; the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave. (70th St.), 212-517-ASIA, 7:30, $10.

A Clockwork Orange, the story of a young man whose principal interests are rape, ultra violence & Beethoven, closes out Lincoln Center's "Malcolm McDowell" retrospective. feat. McDowell's landmark portrayal of a futuristic hooligan in Stanley Kubrick's brutal, controversial, hilarious vision of the Anthony Burgess novel; Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 212-875-5600; 9, $9.50 [repeats Thurs].

"The Great American Comedy" Film Forum's classic comedy festival continues today w/screenings of Howard Hawks' classic His Girl Friday starring Cary Grant & Rosalind Russell; 209 W. Houston St. (Varick St.), 212-727-8110; call for times, $9.75.

"New York, New York: Golden Age of Cinema Festival" Writer/Director Paul Mazursky speaks at a screening of his 1984 film Moscow on the Hudson, feat. Robin Williams as a Russian saxophonist who defects from the Soviet Union; NYU Cantor Film Center, #200, 36 E. 8th St. (betw. B'way & University Pl.), 212-998-8816; 6:30, $12.

"Star Theater" concludes May's Beatles filmfest w/Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; Den of Cin, Two Boots, 44 Ave. A (betw. 3rd & 4th Sts.), 212-714-3575; 7, $5 incl. 1 drink.


Laura Jacobs Vanity Fair editor discusses Women About Town, her fictional look into the lives & loves of Manhattan's rich & famous; Barnes & Noble, 240 E. 86th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-794-1962; 7, free.

J.T. Leroy, Michael Musto & Guests This may be the gay event of the season?New York Press contributor J.T. Leroy gets by w/a little help from his friends during reading of The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things; Union Sq. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. (betw. B'way & Park Ave. S.), 212-253-0810; 7, free.

Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker "The wild ride of the most romanticized icon in jazz is thrillingly recounted in this first major biography"; Chelsea Barnes & Noble, 675 6th Ave. (21st St.), 212-727-1227; 7, free.

Nan Mooney reads from My Racing Heart?about a girl, her grandmother & thoroughbreds?at New York's Filthy MacNasty's; Rocky Sullivan's, 129 Lexington Ave. (betw. 28th & 29th Sts.), 212-725-3871; 8, free.


Health Issues Anonymous Twelve-step program for those living w/a health concern; St. Luke's-Roosevelt Center, 324 W. 108th St. #205 (betw. B'way & Riverside Dr.), 212-362-7214; 5:30-7.


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14th-Annual Parks & Recreation Fleet Show "Gardening behemoths" from over 80 vendors get down & dirty at Randall's Island, outside Parks Five-Boro Garage facility, Dan 212-360-8223; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free.

Penguins & Pearls Gala Carolina & Reinaldo Herrera chair the Wildlife Conservation Society's annual black-tie gala feat. cocktails, seated dinner, dessert & dancing; the Central Park Zoo, 5th Ave. (64th St.), 718-220-5090; 6:30, $125.

Rainforest Demonstration Join TIME'S UP! & Rainforest Relief as they protest the MTA's use of subway ties illegally logged from Liberia that finance Al Qaeda; in front of New York Transit Authority, 370 Jay St. (Willoughby St.), Bklyn, 212-802-8222,; 12, free.

SOFA NEW YORK 2002 Fifth-annual Sculpture Objects & Functional Art exposition feat. 55 international dealers' contemporary artwork bridging the decorative & fine arts. Lecture series & opening night benefit at the American Craft Museum to be held in conjunction w/the event; Seventh Regiment Armory, Park Ave. (67th St.), 800-563-SOFA,; 11-8, $16, $28/five days [repeats Fri. 11-8, Sat. 11-7, Sun. & Mon. 12-6].


A Knight's Tale Modern take on an old story; Sony Wonder Lab, 550 Madison Ave. (56th St.), 212-833-7858; 5:45, free.


Amy's Orgasm NY premiere of candid romantic comedy about a 29-year old Jewish self-help author, described by The New Yorker as "Sex and the City meets Woody Allen"; Makor, 35 W. 67th St. (betw. Columbus & Park Aves.), 212-601-1000; 7:30 & 9, $9-$15.

New York Filmmakers/New York Films Short-film series on New York as seen through the eyes of filmmakers over the decades, feat. "NY Jazz on Film" program w/works by D.A. Pennebaker, Robert Mickelson & George Stoney; Donnell Media Center, New York Public Library, 20 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6thAves.), 212-621-0609; 6, free.


Changing Hands: Collecting Native American Art Panel discussion w/private collectors & museum curators at American Craft Museum, 40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-956-3535; 2:30, call for price.

Tree of Life Conference on genomics, begins today at American Museum of Natural History, Kaufmann Theater, 79th St. (Central Park W.), 212-535-2922; call for times, prices & complete sched. [through Sat.].


The Columnist Jeffrey Frank appears to read from his novel, now out in paperback?rumored to be based on George Will; Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 212-420-0816; 7:30, free.

The Education of Mrs. Bemis: A Novel John Sedgwick reads at Borders Bookstore, 461 Park Ave. (57th St.), 212-980-6785; 6:30, free.

Food for Thought Weekly readings by actors w/light sandwich lunch?very literary, dahling. Today, David Mamet's A Life With No Joy in It & Joyce Carol Oates' Tone Clusters (followed by special wine & cheese reception?perhaps a sign of possible celeb sightings); National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park S. (20th St.) 212-475-3424; 1, $35.

Brian Keith Jackson Author of The View from Here & Walking Through Mirrors reads from his latest novel about a young African-American who moves to the city to reinvent himself; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 212-362-8835; 7:30, free.


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City Pass Has Arrived Check out the discounted ticket book containing passes for attractions at the Whitney, Circle Line, Guggenheim, Intrepid & more, allowing you to skip the lines & save time; available at participating attractions or online at, info 707-256-0490; $38, $31 ages 12-17.

Gala Champagne Grand Opening Down Time Day Spa celebrates Williamsburg's first full service day spa w/champagne, hors d'oeuvres & demos of services incl. exotic mud body wrap Parafango?plus drawing & surprises; Down Time Day Spa, 115 N. 7th St. (betw. Wythe Ave. & Berry St.), 718-218-9680; 7-11, free.

Home Entertainment 2002 Hands-on event brings you the latest in audio & home theater systems; Hilton New York Hotel, 1335 6th Ave. (betw. 53rd & 54th St.), 212-586-7000; 10-8, $25, $35/weekend pass [repeats Sat. 10-8, Sun. 10-5].

ISI Figure Skating Competition Watch & cheer as hundreds of amateur skaters outdo one another during this annual event; Sky Rink, Chelsea Piers, Pier 61 (21st St.), 212-336-6100; 4 p.m., free.

Prelude to Pride Dinner Queens Gays & Lesbians United honors DA Richard Brown for being a champion of equal justice w/dinner feat. Asian fare?cash bar available; Tung-Shing House, 97-45 Queens Blvd., Rego Park, 718-205-6605; 7, $45, $40 adv.

Taste of Chelsea Tickets entitle guests to five entrees, two desserts & two wine samples from 20 featured restaurants; followed by both a silent & live auction run by Christie's?to benefit P.S. 11; Chelsea Market, 9th Ave. (betw. 15th & 16th Sts.), 212-496-4520; 6-8, $30, $25 adv.


Gone Fishing Experience the catch & release fishing technique at Wagner Park; Battery Park City, West Side Hwy. (Battery Pl.), 212-267-9700; 11:30-1:30, free.

The Ten Star All-Star Summer Basketball Camp Boys & girls ages 10-19 eligible to apply, camp is by invitation only, past celebs incl. Michael Jordan & Antawn Jamison; 704-568-6801 for free brochure [through 7/15].


The Great American Comedy W. C. Fields at Film Forum feat. It's a Gift (1934) & Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935), plus shorts; 209 W. Houston St. (Varick St.), 212-727-8110; call for times, $9.75.

Naked Part of Anthology's Mike Leigh festival; the 1993 film is billed as "Hilarious, though not always easy to stomach," & "one of Leigh's most cinematic"; Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (2nd St.), 212-505-5181; 7, $8.

Village Voice's "Best Undistributed Films" pres. The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein (2001), a meditation on American behavior during the Gulf War. Three stories play out in three different cities, shows after 5 incl. q&a w/the director; BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. (Ashland Pl.), 718-636-4100; call for times, $9 [repeats through 6/6].


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Eighth Annual Taste of Tribeca Sample signature dishes from over 40 downtown eateries & caterers feat. cheese plates & wine tastings?benefits Ground Zero area Public Schools 234 & 150; Duane St. (betw. Greenwich & Hudson Sts.),; 11:30-3, $40, $35 adv.

Mr. Lower East Side Celebrity Roast Dress your best as Hank Flynn hosts as this year's Mr. LES, John Ennis, gets burnt by Girlbomb, Lorne Newman, Bex, Rev. Jen & anyone else the cheap shots & free box wine inspires?prizes will be awarded to the rowdy; Surf Reality, 172 Allen St. (betw. Rivington & Stanton Sts.), 212-673-4182; 12 a.m., $5 incl. free box wine.

Open Studio Tour The Brooklyn Working Artists Coalition encourages S. Brooklyn artists to let you into their studios for self-guided tours through neighborhoods incl. Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Cobble Hill & Boerum Hill; maps available online at; 1-6, free [repeats Sun.].

Sunset & Moonlight Cruise The Archdiocesan Cathedral of Holy Trinity Fellowships annual cruise feat. dinner & dancing, music provided by JTK Express & Club Abyss DJs?proceeds benefit charitable works; Pier 11, East River, Wall St. (South St.), 212-280-3380; 7:30 boarding, $60.


Just Kidding! Karen Nur El-Amin & Kala JoJo share African-American tradition of storytelling?followed by Ghanaian Akuaba doll-making workshops at Children's Museum; Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 B'way (95th St.), 212-864-5400; 11, $10-$14.

Maritime Cartoons Kids seven & up join cartoonists Stamell & Hughes on a 19th-century adventure using the Seaport's character to inspire their own stories & cartoons; aboard the Peking, Pier 16, South St. Seaport Museum, 209 Water St. (Fulton St.), 212-748-8758; 1-4, $5 materials & $3 contrib.

Meet Mr. Met So he's kinda a lame mascot but as the subway ads say, "you still have to call him Mister." Mr. Met gives away free calendars to the first 1000 children that maul him in front of the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park W. (79th St.),; 11-2, free.

Open House Explore the diverse treasures of the museum incl. a lock of George Washington's hair & vintage Barbie dolls?plus get a behind-the-scenes look at current exhibitions & samples of Ben & Jerry's ice cream; the Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Ave. (103rd St.), 212-534-1672; 12-4, free.

Saturday Reading Marathon Sit & listen to the stories you love incl. Clifford the Big Red Dog & The Magic School Bus; the Scholastic Store, 557 B'way (betw. Prince & Spring Sts.), 212-343-6166; 3-4, free.

The Wizard of Oz Family Folk & Fairy Tales series pres. the Ginger Bread Players & Jack's musical adaptation of the classic L. Frank Baum story; Tribeca Performing Arts Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers St. (betw. West Side Hwy. & Greenwich St.), 212-220-1460; 1:30, $14, $9 child.


Mad Max Restoration of the 1979 film that made Mel "What Women Want" Gibson famous, feat. new print, orig. soundtrack & dialogue (it had been re-dubbed by U.S. actors), part of "Rescued Treasures" series; American Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Ave. (36th St.), Astoria, 718-784-0077; 1, $8.50, $5.50 st./s.c..

Grand Illusions: Classic French Cinema Today, showing a 1 p.m. double-feature: French Cancan (1955), sort of an early version of Moulin Rouge & The Earrings of Madame De? (1953) an "elegant meditation on the transitory nature of love."; Symphony Space, 2537 B'way (95th St.), 212-864-5400; call for times, $9 [repeats Sun.].

The Last Kiss Part of the "Open Roads: New Italian Cinema" series, The Last Kiss has shades of American Beauty, was a huge hit in Italy & won the Audience Award at Sundance this year; Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 212-875-5600; 3:45, $9.50.

Vision Film Festival 2002, now in its seventh year incl. features & shorts: Inside Out in the Open (2001), a doc. on "free jazz", Duet for Trumpet and Camera (1992) & Denis Charles: A Conversation Interrupted (2002), feat. the late "legend of avant-garde jazz"; Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (2nd St.), 212-505-5181; call for times, $8.


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Charity Clothes Drive One Step Beyond pres. weekly clothing drive for the Dominican Republic's underprivileged children & adults; Rubber Monkey, 279 Church St. (betw. White & Franklin Sts.), 201-902-0449; 9 p.m.-4 a.m., free.

The Equestrian Fetish Retinue Yee haw! Whips & chaps are plentiful at the Baroness' latest fetish party feat. "pony girls & able stable boys"?plus horse show & auction at 11; the Alphabet Lounge, 104 Ave. C (7th St.), 212-259-5964; $15, $5 fetish garbed, free for ponies, riders & fab folks.

Fashion Brunch NISA shows off the cutest summer suits & beach wear?brunch, breakfast cocktail & show incl. in adm.; Marion's, 354 Bowery (4th St.), 212-475-7621; 12 & 1:30, $17.95.


Children's Galleries for Jewish Culture Chelsea museum feat. two exhibits: "From Tent to Temple" & "From Home to Home" for children seven & over?no strollers admitted; 515 W. 20th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-924-4500; 2-5, $5.

Kid's Fest Celebrate the hotel's reopening w/children's recording artist Justin Roberts; the Atrium, Embassy Suites Hotel 102 North End Ave. (betw. Vesey & Murray Sts.), 212-945-0100; 1, free.

Non-Stop Art Kids & adults sample the wide array of classes offered all season by the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy incl. "Preschool Art" & "Elements of Nature Drawing" w/watercolor, pastel, charcoal & clay?followed by "What's That?" public art tour; Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park, Battery Park City (Battery Pl. & W. Side Hwy.), 212-267-9700; 11-4, free.


The Blue Angel In Josef von Sternberg's classic, cabaret dancer Lola-Lola, memorably portrayed by a vamped-up Marlene Dietrich, proves irresistible to a straitlaced professor?part of the "Repertory Nights" series at the American Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Ave. (36th St.), Astoria, 718-784-4520; 6:30, $8.50.

Reports From the Global Village Special series focusing on the impacts of globalization & the consequences of U.S. & Western foreign policy, feat. experimental film & video shorts as well as documentaries. This installment focuses on the tragic events of 9/11, incl. In Focus: 911 Close-up, First Person 911 & peace-demonstration doc. In Our Hands (1982) by Robert Richter; Ocularis at Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Wythe & Kent Aves.), Williamsburg, 718-388-8713; 7 & 9:30, $6.

VISIONary Avant-Garde Cinema Curated by Alexander Horwath & Peter Tscherkassky & introduced by Brigitta Burger-Utzer. Tonight's screenings incl. "Home Is Where the Heart Is" program of various shorts & "Film/Speaks/Many/Languages"; Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 E. 52nd St. (betw. 5th & Madison Aves.), 212-759-5165; 6-9, free.

Vision Festival 2002 Second day of the festival feat. Sun Ra Arkestra's Private Films plus shorts by Stan Brakhage; Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (2nd St.), 212-505-5181; call for times, $8.


Diamond Dust & Murder in the Sentier Peter Lovesey & Cara Black, respectively, read from new work at Partners & Crime, 44 Greenwich Ave. (Charles St.), 212-462-3027; 6, free.


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Chefs Salute Citymeals-on-Wheels Food & wine charity event w/a garden party at Rockefeller Center's Rock Center Cafe, Sea Grill, Rink Bar and Esplanade, followed by dancing under the flags & stars; 50th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), RSVP 212-687-1290; dinner 7:30-10, dancing till midnight, $375.

Coping w/a Brain Tumor The Brain Tumor Foundation provides support group for patients to express concerns & share experiences; 1350 6th Ave., #200 (55th St.), 212-265-2401; 4-5:30, call for price.

Friendly French Conversation Group Intermediate & advanced-level speakers meet & discuss recently read works incl. Duras' L'Amant de la Chine du Nord; Magic Carpet Restaurant, 54 Carmine St. (Bedford St.), 914-803-0654; 7:30-9:30, free.


One of the Hollywood Ten The Center for Jewish History pres. this McCarthy hearings-based tale w/Jeff Goldblum as director Herbert Biberman, imprisoned for refusing to testify against colleagues; Leo & Julia Forchheimer Aud., 15 W. 16th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 917-606-8200; 7:30, $7, $3.50 st./s.c.

"Mondo Mondays" pres. The Turkish Wizard of Oz, as part of the "Den of Gay Pride" series, w/a buxom Dorothy mixing w/an effeminate Scarecrow & a Cowardly Lion w/a hairy groin; Den of Cin, Two Boots, 44 Ave. A (betw. 3rd & 4th Sts.), 212-254-0800, 8, $5.

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Madcap 60s comedy feat. an all-star cast (Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, etc.) foiling each other at all possible turns in pursuit of buried loot, part of Film Forum's "Great American Comedy" series; 209 W. Houston St. (Varick St.), 212-727-8110; 7 & 8:45, $9.75


Fifth-Annual "You Can Do It Too" Entrepreneur Series Mark "ice cream sommelier" Thompson, of Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, Inc., speaks; Brooklyn Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza W. (Johnson St.), 718-623-7000; 6, free.

NY Times Talks series hosts premiere of Daddy & Papa, doc. on gay fathers, followed by panel discussion; New School, Tishman Aud., 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-229-5690; 7, $25.


Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson Robert A. Caro reads from third volume of his biography on the original Texan president; Union Sq. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. (betw. B'way & Park Ave. S.), 212-253-0810; 7, free.

Broadway Yearbook 2000-2001 Steven Suskin appears for discussion; Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble, 1972 B'way (66th St.), 212-595-6859; 7, free.

Marian Keyes reads from Angels at New York's Filthy MacNasty's; Rocky Sullivan's, 129 Lexington Ave. (betw. 28th & 29th Sts.), 212-725-3871; 8:15, free.


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Pure Country NYC Weekly country dance & music night w/line dance lessons from Rona Kaye; Jack Rose, 771 8th Ave. (47th St.), 212-247-7518; 6:30, $13.


Share the Best of Summer Scholastic pres. founder Susan Maloney's expert advice on exciting books & activities for urban kids & their moms; the Scholastic Store, 557 B'way (betw. Prince & Spring Sts.), 212-343-6166; 11-12, free.

Summer Garden Evenings Linda Russell & Co. perform the songs of 1820's New York using period instruments; Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E. 61st St. (betw. 1st & York Aves.), 212-838-6878; 6-9, $10, $5 child.

Teen Drumming The beat goes on w/drumming circle led by traditional West African drummer, Maguette Camara, for ages 13-18; Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City, Chambers St. entrance, 212-267-9700; 4-5:30, free [through 10/29].


Cancer Care Today's topic: "It Doesn't Have to Hurt?State-of-the-Art Methods for Managing Cancer Pain"; 275 7th Ave. (betw. W. 25th & W. 26th Sts.), 800-813-HOPE or [;](;/) 12:30, free.


Acoma Pueblo Pottery: Hands-on-Workshop offered today in conjunction w/exhibit at American Museum of Natural History, 79th St. (Central Park W.), 212-535-2922; 7-10, call for price [repeats Weds.].

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