God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on These Parties

Party for Eli Halili of Agas & Tamar jewelry. Donna Karan's Urban Zen, 705 Greenwich St., nr. Charles St., 6:30 p.m. Debra Messing hosts! And Eric McCormack! With whom she'll exchange zany gay jokes while sharing a huge apartment on the Upper West Side! Well, no. Actually just Grace. Plus, allegedly, Donna Karan, Christy Turlington, Glenn Close, Ellen Barkin, Alicia Keyes, Mariska Hargitay, Iman, Bernadette Peters. And apparently no men.

VH1's Mission: Man Band premiere. Runway, 4 E. 28th St., nr. Fifth Ave., 9 p.m. Four former boy-banders will try to form a grown-up version of a boy band, a — wait for it — man band. The show's stars — Chris Kirkpatrick of N*SYNC, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, Rich Cronin of LFO, and Bryan Abrams of Color Me Badd — are scheduled to attend, plus Joey Fatone and Lance Bass.

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