Museum Movies, Home Technologies, Musical Tributes

Sleepwalkers premiere. MoMA, 11 W. 53rd St., nr. Sixth Ave., 5 p.m. Director Doug Aitken will be there to see his short films projected on the side of the museum. Björk, David Byrne, and Laurie Anderson will be among those commiserating about sore necks at the 7 p.m. cocktail reception.

"Home to the Future" exhibit opening. Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle, nr. Central Park S., 6: 30 p.m. The “Home to the Future” exhibit is a four-story “futuristic” model home. The catch? Instead of outfitting this undoubtedly cool-looking setup with neat gadget prototypes, Time Warner is exhibiting its current products, i.e., the cable TV and Internet services that you already pay for because Time Warner has a frickin’ monopoly. Dick Parsons, Tony Bennett, and Jeff Bewkes are scheduled to be present to observe this tremendous waste of time, space, and money.
New York Philharmonic tribute to Toscanini. Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, 6 p.m. George Soros, Itzhak Perleman, and a veritable cornucopia of upscale socialites are expected to be on hand. (“Upscale socialites” would seem redundant, true, but it seems necessary to somehow distinguish 70-year-old Philharmonic patrons from the class of “socialites” who are always getting written up in "Page Six" because they puked on Lindsay Lohan at the Plumm during the launch party for their line of luxury belt racks.)

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