New Jersey City University (2039 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, 200-3246) is hosting an opening reception for "Sign Language," a painting exhibit featuring the works of Weehawken resident Ben Goldman and Lennon Jno Baptiste from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lemmerman Gallery in Hepburn Hall, Room 323. The exhibit will be on display through April 7. Pictured is Ben Goldman's painting entitled "Dixie." For more information call 200-3246.Throughout March, Jersey City is hosting a full schedule of events in honor of Women's History Month. The celebration kicks off with the Tiffany Tavarez Art Exhibition at the Rotunda Gallery, 280 Grove St. Tavarez is a 17 year-old County Prep High School senior and currently attends the Visual Arts High School program at New Jersey City University. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Along with the Rotunda exhibition, Jersey City will host the 7th Annual Women of Action Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 280 Grove St. The ceremony will honor 27 of Jersey City's most influential women, all of whom have demonstrated a strong commitment to improving the quality of life in Jersey City. In addition, the Jersey City Public Library is saluting young and old film actresses by showcasing a free movie every Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the Mildred H. Hunke Auditorium, 678 Newark Ave. For more information call 547-4305. Yo La Tengo will be on the airwaves for WFMU's annual Marathon Fundraiser on Saturday, March 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Gaylord Fields's radio program. For a pledge, the Hoboken-based band will try and cover any song that is requested. WFMU is at 91.1 FM in the New York City metropolitan area and 90.1 FM in western New Jersey, lower New York State and eastern PA, and can be heard on the Internet at www.wfmu.org. The Lyric Theater Orchestra will present an Opera Gala on Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m. at the Grace and Kenneth Debaun Auditorium located in the Edwin A. Stevens Building (Fifth and Hudson streets) on the Steven's Institute of Technology campus in Hoboken. The Orchestra will feature arias, duets, and overtures by Mozart, Bizet, Rossini, Saint Saens, Tchaikovsky and Verdi. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. For more information or reservations call 216-8960. Also on the Stevens campus, Elizabeth Batton, the winner of the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions, will perform at the Lyric Theater Opera on Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m. in the Stevens Institute auditorium at Fifth and Hudson streets. It will be her first performance since winning the distinction. Tickets are $20; $10 for students and seniors. For more information or to make a reservation, call 217-2628. The Friends of Music and Art of Hudson County will present Dominoes Choir on Sunday, March 19 at 2:30 p.m. at the Five Corners Library Auditorium, on the corner of Newark and Summit avenues in Jersey City. The Dominoes are a group of 30 members selected from the St. Dominic Academy Glee Club. They will perform classical and popular music. The event is free. For more information call 547-4543. An exhibit of acrylic paintings entitled "On the Road to the Horizon" by North Bergen artist Irwin Goldman will be on display at the Waltuch Gallery, JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Ave., Tenafly, from April 2 through April 23. A meet-the-artist reception will be held on Sunday, April 2 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 569-7900. Who do you prefer: Rick Rockwell or Darva? Email us at email@example.com.