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How Sweet the Guest List

Amazing Grace premiere. Cinema One, 1011 Third Ave., nr. 60th St., 7 p.m.; after-party at Le Cirque, 151 E. 58th St., nr. Lexington Ave., 9 p.m. Amazing Grace is about the guy who wrote “Amazing Grace.” Included in the epically strange list of expected guests: Henry Louis Gates Jr., Susan Sarandon, Floyd Abrams, Al Sharpton, Stanley Crouch, Damon Dash, Al Roker, Moby, George C. Wolfe, Michael Gambon, Albert Finney, and director Michael Apted. It’s the black-intellectual/old-white-actor/Today show–weatherman event of the season!

Music and Lyrics premiere. Ziegfeld Theater, 141 W. 54th St., nr. Sixth Ave., 7 p.m. Now, we’re fans of the romantic comedy, and Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant are its leading modern practitioners, but that is a straight-up dumb name for a movie.

Great Chefs Dinner cocktail party. Lure Fishbar, 142 Mercer St., nr. Prince St., 6 p.m. Ruth Reichl and Drew Nieporent will be on hand. This isn’t the Great Chefs Dinner, mind you: It’s a cocktail toast to those who will be participating in said dinner on March 19. Kind of like an Oscars preparty, only with great chefs.

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


How Sweet the Guest List