The Very Best Of NYC Special Events (December/January 2009-2010)

Financial Roundtable, 4th Annual Charity: Ball and More!
Is the US out of the recession? If it is, is there a threat of a double dip? That’s the question on the mind of every investor. And that’s what star Wall Street panelists will debate at Out Professionals’ seventh annual Financial Roundtable Jan. 20 at the Center. In a conversation tailored to LGBT investors and business owners, panelists will include investment strategists and economists from powerhouses like UBS, Credit Suisse, and Deutsche Bank along with market observers. Participating on the panel will be Jeffrey Pal- ma of UBS Investment Research, Robert Weissenstein of Credit Suisse and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist James Stewart moderated by OP Board member Michael Tracy, Vice President - Investments and Portfolio Manager at UBS Financial Services Inc.

Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Charity:Ball at the Metropolitan Pavilion Dec. 14th. This multimedia exhibition and gala evening will benefit the work of charity:water a non-profit bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. This year’s event promises to be even better with sur- prise musical guests, a photography exhibition and video installations.

Queens Media Arts Development, presents the fifth Queens’ Annual Observance of World AIDS Day through the Arts Framing AIDS 2009 hosted by varies institutions in Queens now through Dec. 20. This multi-disciplinary event includes visual arts, performance, opera, dance and poetry featuring the work of local artists who were selected based on this year’s theme: the current Healthcare Reform discussed in Capitol Hill and its possible impact on people affected by HIV/AIDS. The program is intended to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS affecting the communities of Queens, and NYC at large.

Check out the Lesbian Herstory Archives 35th Anniversary Art Benefit on Dec. 19 at Alexander Gray Associates. Moe Angelos and actress milDRED are your emcees for this special night with over 80 artists donating artwork created specifically for the raffle. All proceeds go to the Archive’s endowment fund.

So you thought looking for a job was as simple as scanning Craigslist and e-mailing a resume? If so, you’re skipping steps that can make the difference between an endless hunt and an effective search. Join Out Professionals for Career Boot Camp: Six Secrets for Great Job Searches held at the Center on Jan. 21. In this intimate seminar with career coach David Madison (above), PhD, director of the Five O’Clock Club Guild of Career Coaches, you’ll learn what he calls the six “missing pieces” of most job searches. You’ll learn about effective followup, honestly assessing your skills, and creating a “target map” that can help you find a job you love - and stop “chasing openings”.