ANIMATION DREAMS: MILLENNIUM NIGHTMARES
Students from the School of Visual Arts Animation Department animate their nightmares. Exhibition incl. three-dimensional works, story boards, drawings, murals, videos & films from past classes; SVA Gallery, 209 E. 23rd St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 592-2010; call for hours, free [through 1/29].
A HA CHRISTMAS
Exhibition of books & printed matter from the collection of Jock Elliott documents the last four centuries of Christmas; Groiler Club, 47 E. 60th St. (betw. Park & Madison Aves.), 838-6690; 10-5, free [continues Thurs.-Sat. 10-5, through 1/29].
LAND O'LAKES COOKIE CLASSIC
Cookie contest, www.landolakes.com for info., submissions due March 24.
SELECTIONS FROM LIFE MAGAZINE
Exhibition feat. influential works by Life magazine photojournalists incl. Ed Clark, Loomis Dean & Nina Leen; Soho Triad Fine Arts, 107 Grand St. (B'way), 965-9500 or www.sohotriad.com; 10-6, free [through 2/20].
ANDY WARHOL: MYTHS, 1981
Paintings, drawings, screen prints, Polaroid photographs & source materials; Ronald Feldman Fine Sts, Inc., 31 Mercer St. (Grand St.), 226-3232; 10-6, free [through 2/12].
HEART OF SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
Austin's film festival seeks entries, categories incl. adult/mature, children/family & comedy. Deadline May 15 with $40 submission fee; 800-310-FEST or www.austinfilmfestival for info.
OUTSIDE ART FAIR
Eighth annual fair at the Puck Bldg., Houston (Lafayette Sts.), 777-5218 or www.sandfordsmith.com; Fri. 12-8 [repeats Sat. 11-7 & Sun. 11-6].
SINGLES UPBEAT SOIREE
Introductions, buffet, conversation & drinks; Penthouse at Sutton Pl. Suites, 300 E. 58th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 718-875-3878 res. req.; 9:30, $38 [repeats Sat.].
Party for big men & the men who chase them; Captain Café, 196 Orchard St. (Houston St.), 718-296-6282; 10, free.
CONTRA & SQUARE DANCE
Beginners welcome, no partner needed, live music, wear soft-soled nonstreet shoes; P.S. 199, 270 W. 70th St. (West End & Amsterdam Aves.), 459-4080; 7:30, $15.
LIVES & WORKS: THE EXHIBITION
Weekly gallery talk about art from Lives & Works Talks with Women Artists, Vol. 2 exhibit; Ceres Gallery, 584-588 B'way, Su. 306 (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 226-4725; 3.
CANNED FOOD DRIVE
Five-day effort to fight hunger. Help by donating non-perishable cans of food to more than 40 participating restaurants or eat a $20 lunch?participating restaurants incl. Nobo, Tribecca Grill, Blue Water Grill, 2nd Avenue Deli & The Greatest Bar on Earth; 620-7027 or 484-1276 for info. [through 2/4].
FRIENDLY FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP
Moderate & advanced French speakers gather to read & chat every Monday night at The Magic Carpet, 54 Carmine St. (betw. Bedford & Bleecker Sts.), 914-776-7723; 7-9, free.
Free mammograms, cervical, colorectal, lung & prostate screenings for national cancer awareness month; 263-6485 for info & appointments [through 2/29].
CELEBRATE CHOICE: REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM THROUGH ART, POLITICS & THE LAW
Exhibition exploring women's right to chose pres. by The Center for Reproductive Law & Policy; Ceres Gallery, 584-588 B'way, Su. 306 (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 226-4725; 12-6 [through 1/26].
ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE
Beginners welcome, no partner needed, live music, wear soft-soled, non-street shoes; Metropolitan Duane Church, 201 W. 13th St. (7th Ave.), 459-4080; 7, $10.
matzoh ball eating contest finals
Annual charity matzoh ball eating contest. Proceeds support the hungry & homeless via the Interfaith Nutrition Network, grand prize winner (most matzoh balls eaten in 5:25 minutes) receives $2500 gift certificate to P.C. Richard & Son; Ben's Kosher Delicatessen, 209 W. 38th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 888-344-BENS; 10 a.m., free.
SWEAT FOR ST. JUDE
Workout to raise money for children with cancer & other life-threatening diseases; Synergy Fitness, 1438 3rd Ave. (betw. 81st & 82nd Sts.), 545-9590; 6:30-7:30, contrib.