• Gotham magazine party for Mariska Hargitay. Four Seasons Restaurant, 99 E. 52nd St., nr. Park Ave., 7 p.m. Ms. Hargitay, the patron saint of Party Town, is Gotham's cover girl this month. The accompanying article mentions Mariska's beauty, intelligence, good spirits, and love for her husband and child shamefully failing to note her fetching singing voice and kindness to disabled puppies.
• "Court-ture" fashion show. NBA Store, 666 Fifth Ave., nr. 52nd St., 7:15 p.m. Carson Kressley and a host of Knicks and Nets are expected to attend. When gay fashionistas and professional athletes unite at a building numbered "666," one presumes that a plague of locusts cannot be far off.
• "New Directors/New Films" festival opening. MoMA, 11 W. 53rd St., nr. Sixth Ave., 7:30 p.m. Jim Jarmusch, Michael Imperioli, Salman Rushdie, Art Spiegelman, Richard Price, and others expected. A film by Paul Auster will be screened, so expect a horde of French expats.
Or check out our Agenda listings for tonight, selected by New York's culture editors.