Tuesday, May 13Do a little shopping tonight with drag queen extraordinaire NuClia Waste at her second annual Not Your Mother's Tupperware Party. Featuring Tupperware's exciting Summer 2003 line -- everything from bright-blue plastic egg containers to zebra-print cookie canisters -- the gathering takes place from 7 to 9 at the Tavern Uptown, 538 East 17th Avenue. And you can feel good about the money you're spending: A good chunk of change from Tupperware sales will be donated to the Mi Casa Resource Center for Women. Like all of NuClia's meltdowns, this one will be hot; visit www.NuCliaWaste.com for details.
Wenesday, May 14From her Oscar-winning turn as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker to her candid revelations of her battle with manic depression, actress and author Patty Duke has forged a compelling life. Duke will discuss her latest book, A Brilliant Madness, tonight at 7:30 at Boettcher Concert Hall, 14th and Curtis streets, as part of the Unique Lives & Experiences lecture series. Tickets range from $44 to $115; the $115 ticket includes a post-lecture reception with Duke. Visit www.uniquelives.com for further information.