Lower Manhattan Gets Cultured … and Weird?

The Downtown Dinner. 7 World Trade Center, nr. Vesey St., 6 p.m. This benefit for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is expecting guests including Eliot Spitzer, Larry Silverstein, Michel Gondry, and Björk. You hope that quartet spends some quality time together over some adult beverages. "And that's how the Freedom Tower site came instead to be occupied by a 700-foot-tall dancing mechanical whale."

Louis Vuitton "Love" event. Louis Vuitton Fifth Ave., 1 E. 57th St., 6 p.m. Scarlett Johansson hosts; expected attendees include Marc Jacobs, Rosario Dawson, Larry Gagosian, Jimmy Fallon, and others. The press release observes that "you can't spell 'love' without 'LV.'" Not strictly true, guys. Yet again, the world's least-appreciated vowel fails to get its proper due.

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