GLOBALIZATION, NEOLIBERALISM & RESISTANCE: THE CASE IN SOUTH AFRICA
Andrew Nash analyzes Margaret Thatcher's statement "there is no alternative [to capitalism]"; 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.
CITY LIMITS: YOUNG ARCHITECTS FORUM 2001
Petra Kempf on Metronymy's "Airport" plus Eric Bunge & Mimi Hoang on Orestad, Denmark; the Urban Center, 457 Madison Ave. (51st St.), 212-935-3960 or www.archleague.org; 6:30, call for price.
Meet girls who designed the American landscape. Today, Beatrix Jones Farrand, whose clients once incl. Edith Wharton, John D. Rockefeller & Princeton University; NY Horticultural Society, 128 W. 58th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-757-0915; 6:30, call for price.
LIGHTING CLASSICAL INTERIORS
God do you ever feel like...you've just been waiting for something all your life, but you never knew what until it was right in front of your face? Stephen Cannon-Brookes of University College, London, pres. slide show on recent work he did for Frick Museum, followed by reception in garden; Merchant's House Museum, 29 E. 4th St. (Lafayette St.), 212-777-1089; 6:30, $12.
PASS THE TORCH
Mentoring series continues w/C. Daniel Dawson?professor, photographer, filmmaker, curator, scholar & actor/juggler/mime?discusses importance of establishing "liberated zones of social, political & artistic sovereignty." Well la, te, da Danny!; NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St. (University Pl.), 212-998-1212; 7:30, free.
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.
Free dance lesson starts the night off, followed by "Tango Salon"; 349 W 46th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-262-9554; 9.
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.
Jeffrey Kipnis of Ohio State University discusses current trends; Whitney Museum, 75th St. (Madison Ave.), 877-WHITNEY; 7, $8, $6 st./s.c.
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.