Is Everyone Out of Town Already?

The Britannia Ball. Aboard the Queen Mary 2, nr. Bowne St. and Van Bruck St., Red Hook, Brooklyn, 6 p.m. A benefit for BAM and the New York City Opera, the ball will feature a performance by Patti LuPone. CIT Group chairman Jeffrey Peek hosts. Top headline on the CIT Group's homepage? "CIT Completes $512 Million Collateralized Loan Obligation Transaction, First in a Series of Asset Management Initiatives Designed to Leverage CIT's Expanded Origination Platforms." Sounds awesome, but we've heard that Jeffrey Peek doesn't go quite as crazy after completing collateralized-loan-obligation transactions as he used to in college. God, we can't even remember how many times we woke up with hangovers and only the barest memory of all the origination platforms we'd expanded the night before.

Or check out our Agenda listings for tonight, selected by New York's culture editors.