• Gotham magazine party for Mariska Hargitay. Four Seasons Restaurant, 99 E. 52nd St., nr. Park Ave., 7 p.m. Ms. Hargitay, the patron saint of Party Town, is Gotham’s cover girl this month. The accompanying article mentions Mariska’s beauty, intelligence, good spirits, and love for her husband and child — shamefully failing to note her fetching singing voice and kindness to disabled puppies.
• “Court-ture” fashion show. NBA Store, 666 Fifth Ave., nr. 52nd St., 7:15 p.m. Carson Kressley and a host of Knicks and Nets are expected to attend. When gay fashionistas and professional athletes unite at a building numbered “666,” one presumes that a plague of locusts cannot be far off.
• “New Directors/New Films” festival opening. MoMA, 11 W. 53rd St., nr. Sixth Ave., 7:30 p.m. Jim Jarmusch, Michael Imperioli, Salman Rushdie, Art Spiegelman, Richard Price, and others expected. A film by Paul Auster will be screened, so expect a horde of French expats.
Or check out our Agenda listings for tonight, selected by New York’s culture editors.