They've Come So Far Since Benny Hill

Hot Fuzz premiere. Walter Reade Theatre, 140 W. 65th St., nr. Broadway, 7:15 p.m. Hot Fuzz is brought to you by the folks who made the Will Arnett–narrated Don't portion of Grindhouse's fake-trailer interlude, and thus we endorse Hot Fuzz despite not knowing anything about it. The always-entertaining Kevin Smith will be on hand to interview director Edgar Wright and star Simon Pegg, who co-wrote the film.

Threshold Resistance book party. Four Seasons, 99 E. 52nd St., nr. Park Ave., 6 p.m. Former Sotheby's chairman A. Alfred Taubman recently spent a stint in prison for auction-related fraud. Expected guests including Anna Wintour, Sid Bass, Larry Gagosian, and Henry Kissinger will be on hand to pretend they're more interested in the parts of his book about the retail economy than they are in the parts about dealing with your cellmate.

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