As the Sheryl Crow Flies … Ms. Crow, a rather dignified example on how to deal with getting dumped (stupidlancearmstrong.org), shows up along with Holly Hunter and Michelle Kwan to the Women’s Sports Foundation 28th Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards Gala (its name is a form of exercise). The worst/best part of all of this is? It’s sponsored by Playtex Sport—you just can’t make this stuff up, and folks will walk a pink carpet. Meanwhile yet another restaurant is opening up in the Union Square Greenmarket, Irving Mill (which we swear was the name of a guy we went to middle school with) will be serving seasonal (pumpkins!) cuisine that “embodies the history and essence of New York City” (um, pickles?). Our favorite little eater in the world, Miss Sassypants Kelly Clarkson, takes the stage at the Beacon Theater. Has “Since You Been Gone” become the new “I Will Survive”? We sure hope so!
[Women’s Sports Foundation’s 28th Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards Gala, Waldorf-Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, www.womensportsfoundation.org; Irving Mill opening party, 115 East 16th Street, by invitation only; Kelly Clarkson, Beacon Theater, 2124 Broadway, www.thegarden.com]