Movies and Galas

Venus premiere. Celeste Bartos Theater, MoMA, 4 W. 54th St., nr. Sixth Ave., 6:30 p.m. Expected attendees include Natasha Richardson, Corinne Bailey Rae, Dan Hedaya, Arianna Huffington, and Damian Loeb. Dan Hedaya isn't in Venus. But he was in Swimfan. Once again, point Hedaya.

Gucci Winter Gala. Neue Galerie, 1048 Fifth Ave., nr. 86th St., 9:30 p.m. Gwyneth Paltrow is expected. So are Renee Rockefeller and Lauren Dupont. It's a question that puzzles many scholars: Had the communists known that a few generations down the line Duponts and Rockefellers would be spending their time at Gucci parties instead of proletariat-exploiting factories, might the Cold War have been avoided?
BAM Next Wave Gala. BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave., nr. Flatbush, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, 6 p.m. Scheduled gala-teers include Jessica Lange, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Christo, Jeanne-Claude, Jonathan Lethem, Cindy Sherman, Mark Seliger, Claire Danes, and Philip Glass. Either Lou Reed broke both legs, or he's busy condescending to writers about his Berlin revival; there's no way he'd miss an event involving Christo and Philip Glass under normal circumstances.

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