SingleTalk, the social/discussion group for singles, takes on the topic "Sex and Partnerships: Making Magic Together" from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, January 4. The guest speakers are Robert Zakian and Mukee Okan, sex surrogate. If you're still single and you already need a sex surrogate for a relationship you haven't even started yet, you may be in trouble. Admission is $7. The Har Zion Congregation facility, 6140 East Thunderbird in Scottsdale. 494-0900.
Handwriting expert Marvin Kolb conducts personality analysis from visitors' chicken-scratching at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, at the Barnes & Noble store at 10500 North 90th Street in Scottsdale. Admission is free. 391-0048.
The Saguaro Branch Library, 2808 North 46th Street, holds a research workshop, "Throw the Book at Crime," from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, to teach neighborhood associations use of the library to gather local crime statistics. 262-6802.
The Cameron Mackintosh hit Miss Saigon makes its Southwest U.S. premiere when the tour passes through Gammage Auditorium. Opening performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 6; the run continues through Sunday, February 7. Tickets range from $15 to $67.50. Mill and Apache in Tempe. 965-3434, 503-5555.