• He Was a Quiet Man premiere. Clearview Chelsea West, 333 W. 23rd St., nr. Eighth Ave., 7:30 p.m.; after-party at Gallery, 609 W. 29th St. nr. Eleventh Ave. Stars Christian Slater and Elisha Cuthbert will join screenwriter-director Frank Capello to celebrate the film, which also features William H. Macy (who sadly won’t be there). The cast is expected to be joined by more famous celebrities like director Paul Haggis, Shamika Cotton (Michael’s mother in The Wire) and Miss Teen USA New York, Natascha Bessez.
• Avril Lavigne album release. The Box, 189 Chrystie St., nr. Rivington St., 8 p.m. Avril will party on behalf of her new album, The Best Damn Thing, released today. However, since her PR firm neglected to list who else would be there, it seems as though Avril is strutting up the red carpet by herself. This is probably not the case, but still.
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