Friday, June 1st

Buckle up, suckers! June is National Safety Month, so go easy out on the Montauk Highway, silly people! For those lucky enough to be stuck in the city—and thereby spared the indignity of flushing thousands of dollars down the toilet for a summer Hamptons rental that only places you in even greater proximity to the nabob New Yorkers you spend the other three seasons trying to avoid—there’s the intriguing First Fridays: Art After Dark (mwah ha ha) at the Guggenheim. Today, Nouvelle Vague (uh-oh) take to the stage while you peruse exhibits by the Italian Divisionists and the terrifyingly named Shapes of Space (egads!). Meanwhile, if you’re a nice Jewish boy or girl looking for someone just like you to bring home for Shabbos, there’s now a Gay Shabbat Dinner at Congregation Rodeph Sholom on the Upper West Side. Remember—better gay than goy!

[First Fridays: Art After Dark, Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.,; Gay Shabbat Dinner, Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 West 83rd Street, 7:30 p.m., 212.362.8800, ext. 8100.]