Yay, Plastic Surgery!

We’re not saying they’re open to the public, and we’re not saying you’ll necessarily be able to get in if you show up. But here are the big-name parties on tap for tonight. Expect to hear about them in the next few days’ gossip columns.

Alex Kuczynski’s Beauty Junkies book party. ‘21’ Club, 21 W. 52nd St., nr. Sixth Ave., 6:30 p.m. Could an event be any more ur-Sex and City than a party at ‘21’ for a book about plastic surgery? We suspect Candace Bushnell won’t even have to be driven to the party. Rather, she’ll float toward it involuntarily and inexorably, like a moth making its way to flame. On the list of promised attendees: Jay McInerney, Nora Ephron, Steve Kroft, and Arthur Schlesinger Jr., whose skin requires a lot of work to look so taut and youthful.

Ralph Lauren spring 2007 collection show. Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave., nr. 50th St., 6:30 p.m. Between this and Kuczynski, we can’t imagine how hard it was to be a fashionista tonight. Such dilemmas!
Friends in Deed benefit. Balthazar, 80 Spring St., nr. Crosby St., 7 p.m. Hosted by Anderson Cooper with promised guests Mike Nichols, Diane Sawyer, Jerry Seinfeld, Diane Von Furstenburg, Barry Diller, and Tim Gunn. Friends in Deed is a charity that provides support to people with terminal illnesses. Can’t argue with that, but “Friends in Deed”? Do you really want to suffer a pun-cringe every time you think about your terminal-illness support center?
Museum of Television and Radio’s Tribute to Jerome Liebling with Ken Burns and Friends. 25 W. 52nd St., nr. Fifth Ave., 7 p.m. Liebling is a professor of photography at Hampshire College, by the way, and this is open to the public; we just like the idea of the flannel-wearing, history-contemplating Burns wandering by accident into the Kuczynski-Bushnell Zone of Fashion and Ephemera taking place about 100 feet away.

Looking for something lower-key and more accessible? Check out all our Agenda listings for tonight, selected by New York’s culture editors.