Aesthetic realism foundation, 141 Greene St., 212-777-4490: Nov. 16-“Ethics is a Living Thing,” dramatic presentation by Eli Siegal, 2:30 p.m., call for details; Nov. 22-”Why Should We Care for People?” for ages 5-12, 11 a.m., $7.

the center, 365 Fifth Ave., 212-817-1855: Call for information on upcoming lectures on Gay & Lesbian issues.

Cooper union, Great Hall, 7th St. at Third Ave., 212-353-4158: Nov. 22-23- “The Day Kennedy Was Shot,” marking the 40th anniversary of the assasination with a 24 hour reading, from 7 a.m. on Nov. 22 through 8 a.m. Sunday Nov. 23, with numerous readers, free; Nov. 24-David Reed, will discuss his work & his expanded definition of painting, 6 p.m., free; Call about numerous Fall 2003 lectures.

Eldridge street project, 12 Eldridge St., 212-219-0903:Nov. 23-“A Luminous Art: The History of Stained Glass in America,” slide art, 2 p.m., $4-$8.

New york studio school, 8 West 8th St., 212-673-6466: Nov. 11-Julian Leftbrigde, on his paintings, 6:30 p.m.; Dec. 2-Deborah Remington, on her paintings, 6:30 p.m.; call about other lectures at the School.

New york university, Hemmerdinger Hall, 100 Washington Square East, 212-998-6848: Nov. 14-Ernesto Zedillo, former President of Mexico, 1994-2000, 1 p.m., free; Call for registration for upcoming talks & lectures.

SYNAGOGUE FOR THE ARTS, 49 White St., 212-966-7141: call for current lecture schedule.