READINGS Wednesday 10/20 COURAGE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS Tenth annual ...


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WHITE TRUFFLE FESTIVAL
Truffle cooking demonstrations hosted by NYC chefs; Italian Culinary Center, 230 5th Ave., Su. 1100 (betw. 26th & 27th St.), res. req. 725-8764 ext.25; 7-9:30, $150 [repeats 10/21].

Thursday 10/21


BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS
Free screenings at Cabrini East Village, 101 E. 4th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), res. req. 995-7017, 9 a.m.-11, free.

NYC JOB FAIR
Madison Sq. Garden, 7th Ave. (betw. 33rd & 32nd Sts.), 800-360-FAIR; 10-6.

TASTINGS '99
The View's Star Jones hosts culinary gala to benefit Momentum AIDS Project; The Toy Center, 200 5th Ave. (23rd St.), 691-8100 ext.309; 7-11, $150 min. contrib.

Friday 10/22


CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH GROUP
Weekly meetings held near NYU; 397-0949 for info; 6.

MARCH ON CITY HALL
"National day of protest to stop police brutality, repression & the criminalization of a generation;" meet at Union Sq. (14th St. & B'way), 888-NOBRUTALITY, 6.

ROLLERJAM TRYOUTS
Talented in-line skaters needed for TNN's Rollerjam series, their version of rollerderby; Chelsea Piers, W. 23rd St. (12th Ave.), 916-1041 for info; Fri. 1-4.

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 10/23].

Saturday 10/23


ANTI-HUNGER ART FEST & FOOD DRIVE
Donate non-perishables or view free exhibit during "National Make a Difference Day;" Trinity Lower E. Side Lutheran Parish, 602 E. 9th St. (Ave. B), 726-1875; 10-5, free.

BENEFIT FOR MUMIA ABU-JAMAL
People's Voice Cafe, 133 W. 4th St. (betw. 6th Ave & MacDougal St.), 718-787-3903; 8.

GIRLY SAMPLE & OVERSTOCK SALE
Designer lingerie for all your needs (& wants) at discounted prices; 22 E. 17th St. (betw. B'way & 5th Ave.), 463-9399; 11-5 [repeats 10/24].

GODDESSES
Parties for big, beautiful women & men, & the men & women who love them; China Cafe, 205 Pearl St. (Maiden Lane), 718-456-9119; 9-3, $20.

THE LESBIAN HISTORY ARCHIVES' 25TH ANNIVERSARY
Gala with performances by authors & musicians incl. Dorothy Allison, Cheryl Clarke, Alix Dobkin, Nedra Johnson & Gretchen Phillips; Pace Theater at Pace University, Spruce St. (betw. Park Row & Gold St.), 718-768-DYKE; 7:30, $20-$50 contrib.

RECORDS FLEA MARKET
Thousands of LPs, 45s, 78s & v-discs; 155 W. 72nd St. (B'way), 579-0689; 10-2, free.

Sunday 10/24


GREENPOINT RIVERFRONT ARTISTS
Open studio tours; 70 Commercial St. (Manhattan Ave.), Brooklyn, 718-383-2466; 12-6, free.

HEALTH FAIR DAY
U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. David Satcher, speaks on health issues; health screenings & workshops incl. alternative medicine & bodywork; Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Dr. (122nd St.), 870-6704; 10:45, free.

ISRAELI FOLK DANCING
Rikuday Dor Rishon hosts traditional dancing at Bridge for Dance, 2726 B'way (104th St.), 620-0535; 8, $5.

Monday 10/25


ALTOIDS CURIOUS STRONG ART EXHIBITION
Twenty-five new contemporary works spanning 17 storefronts on Elizabeth, Prince & Mott Sts. exhibited, with opening reception at Elizabeth St. Garden, 207 Elizabeth St. (betw. Prince & Spring Sts.), 679-6600 ext.205; 6-9, free.

COUNTRY LINE DANCE
Lessons & music by Pure Country & Tennessee Mountain; 121 W. 45th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B'way), 869-4545; 6:30, $10.

FRIENDLY FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP
Moderate & advanced French speakers gather to read & chat; 54 Carmine St. (betw. Bedford & Bleecker Sts.), 914-776-7723; 7, free.

Tuesday 10/26


ABSOLUT AFRICA
Benefit fashion show for Fashion Outreach feat. Absolut-inspired art by African designers, Puck Bldg., 295 Lafayette St. (Houston St.), 252-3571; $200.

AUTO-FREE NEW YORK
"The case for an auto-free 42nd St. with Light Rail transit;" Transportations Alternatives Conference Room, 115 W. 30th St., rm. 1207 (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 475-3394; 6-8, free.

WHITE TRUFFLE FESTIVAL
Truffle cooking demonstrations hosted by NYC chefs; Italian Culinary Center, 230 5th Ave., Su. 1100 (betw. 26th & 27th St.), res. req. 725-8764 ext.25; 7-9:30, $150 [repeats 10/27 & 10/28].

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