LECTURES/WORKSHOPS Wednesday 5/16 ANNUAL ORCHID DAY Learn basics ...
ANNUAL ORCHID DAY
Learn basics of beginner, intermediate & advanced orchid care; NY Horticultural Society, 128 W. 58th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), reg. req. 212-757-0915; 10, $65.
BOOK PARTY/FORUM FOR A HUBERT HENRY HARRISON READER
Celebrate the "father of Harlem radicalism" w/author Jeff Perry; Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-242-4201; 7:30, $6.
HEALTH ISSUES ANONYMOUS
Twelve-step group for those living w/a health concern; St. Luke's Roosevelt Center, 324 W. 108th St., #305 (betw. B'way & Riverside Dr.), 212-362-7214; 5:30-7, free.
ISRAELI FOLK-DANCING WEDNESDAYS
Event draws large crowd, w/beginners picking up moves in introductory lesson & sticking around to groove w/more advanced dancers later on; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 212-415-5500; 6:45-12:00 a.m., $9.
DR. SADAKO OGATA
Former UN (you know, that thing we're getting kicked out of) High Commissioner for Refugees discusses her experiences & current status of refugees around world; Japan Society, 333 E. 47th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-752-3015; 6:30, $10, $5 st.
Dance lessons start the night off; big bands come on at 10; 349 W 46th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-262-9554; 9:15, call for price.
Monthly meeting plus "Millennium Lecture" w/Anne Connors, feminist advocate who specializes in the judicial side of domestic violence cases; Now-NYC, 150 W. 28th St., #304 (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-627-9895; 6:30, call for price.
Holocaust survivor/author of I Dared to Live speaks, plus Polish doc. of her life screens; Workmen's Circle, 45 E. 33rd St. (betw. Park & Madison Aves.), RSVP 212-869-9477; 2, call for price.
STOOP POETRY WORKSHOP
Serious scribes, bring 10 copies of your work to Tribes Gallery, 285 E. 3rd St. (betw. Aves. C & D), 212-674-3778; 7:30-9:30, $3 contrib.
AFRO-BRAZILIAN DRUMMING WORKSHOP
Focusing on samba. BYOD (bring your own drum) please, no drumming on your thighs; Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk St. (Delancey St.), 888-456-5162; 4, $15.
TRIBAL SOUNDZ CLASSES
"Dances of the Voice"; Tribal Soundz, 340 E. 6th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), RSVP 212-673-5992; 12, $5.
Learn about Shambhala Buddhism w/Acharya Judy Lief. "Acharya" means she's a senior teacher, one of only 15 worldwide, under the guidance of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Session incl. meditation plus q&a; NY Shambhala Center, 118 W. 22nd St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-675-6544; 7, free.
AN EVENING OF MENTAL INSURRECTION
Celebrate publication of You Are Being Lied To with "master of ceremonies" Genesis P-Orridge; Tonic, 107 Norfolk St. (betw. Delancey & Rivington Sts.), 212-358-7501; call for time & price.
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