Because Apple Martinis Are So Over

Absolut Pear launch. The Box, 189 Christie St., nr. Rivington St., 8:15 p.m. Carmen Electra hosts. And the pear — so long eclipsed by other fruits as a way to keep your mouth occupied while you pour vodka into your bloodstream — finally gets its due.

High Rise Low Down book party. 820 Park Ave., nr. 75th St., 6:30 p.m. Expected guests include Eunice David and Kathryn Livingston, who are … who are well-known as … okay, you got us. There seems to be a dearth of hot party-heartiness tonight. If the celebs are hitting the town, their publicists aren’t telling us about it.

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