1-19 New York The Society of Scribes and the American Institute of Graphic Arts celebrate the Society's 25th anniversary with a major exhibition, Artist & Alphabet: 20th Century Calligraphy & Letter Art in America. At the AIGA's National Design Center, The Strathmore Gallery, 164 Fifth Avenue. Contact: Sharon Arditty 718-544-3853, Deborah Nadel 516-378-6345; www.societyofscribes.org or Jennifer Rittner 212-807-1990; www.aiga.org.
4 New York The Art Directors Club presents the Hall of Fame black-tie dinner and presentation. 1999 Laureates: R.O. Blechman, Annie Leibovitz, and Stan Richards. The Hall of Fame Educators Award: Richard Wilde. At the ADC, 250 Park Avenue South. RSVP 212-674-0500; firstname.lastname@example.org
4Chicago Final Round of the Chicago Advertising Federation's annual Battle of the Bands Fundraiser. (Adapalooza). Benefits the Off the Street Club for kids. At Drink, 702 W. Fulton. CAF members: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. $30 non-member. Tickets, call the CAF at 847-375-4728 or visit the Adapalooza Web site at www.adapalooza.org.
6 Houston The Art Directors Club of Houston presents the 1999 Houston Show. At the Aerial Theater. Information: Susan Strickland 713-961-3434; email@example.com; www.adch.org
November 8 New York The School of Visual Arts presents the seventh New York Digital Salon, a traveling showcase of computer-generated artwork. At the Visual Arts Museum, 209 East 23rd Street. Information: 212-592-2010; http://www.sva.edu/salon. Show continues through December 15
8 - 9 Miami Second Annual Promax & BDA Latin American Conference & Exposition, "Creativity Without Boundaries." At the Sheraton Bal Harbour Hotel. Contact: Kate Chester or Alex Uliantzeff, The Lippin Group 323-965-1990
9 New York The Graphic Artists Guild of New York hosts the 9th Annual Illustration Marketplace. At the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street. Information: 212-791-0333; www.gag.org
10 New York The Art Directors Club Speaker Series presents Jon Kamen, president/co-proprietor of @radical.media. Kamen has spent over 20 years in the commercial film industry. For two years he was the national chairman of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, and founded the AICP Show: The Art and Technique of the American Television Commercial, presented annually at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. At The Art Directors Club, 250 Park Avenue South at 20th street RSVP: phone 212.674.0500; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.adcny.org
13 Honolulu The 1999 AICP show on tour, hosted by AICP/ Hawaii. At Honolulu Academy of Art. Information: Dennis Burns 808-593-8848
15 London The London International Advertising Awards. At the Royal Lancaster Hotel. Information email@example.com; www.liaawards.com
18Chicago The 1999 AICP show on tour, hosted by AICP/Midwest. At the Chicago Historical Society. Information:Nicole Taghert 312-337-2848
30 Kalamazoo Deadline for Plainwell Paper's first Innovative Design Excellence Award. Contact: Plainwell Paper, c/o Stap, 224 E. Michigan Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49007; 616-344-1412
7 Seattle The 1999 Seattle Show honors Local advertising and design agencies. At