Tuesday, March 11th

Where are our mushrooms? The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center gears up for gala season with the too-sweet-by-half Bunny Hop, an event for the pint-size socialites of tomorrow. Unsurprisingly, this shindig is sponsored by Lilly Pulitzer, maker of luridly colored Palm Beach finery, and there will be plenty of Upper East Side ladies in headbands. For those not beholden to an 8 p.m. bedtime, may we present the Winter Dance at the American Museum of Natural History, themed “Enchanted Forest”—which means, though it is sponsored by expensive-trashy designer Roberto Cavalli, the upcoming line of Prada, with its fairies and elves, will be out in full force. Co-chairs include the entire socialite A-team: the aforementioned Ms. Hearst, Fabiola Beracasa, Claire Bernard, Tinsley Mortimer, Arden Wohl and … Leelee Sobieski? (Really, Leelee? Weren’t you gonna be the next Reese Witherspoon at one point?) For flashbulb folks who prefer men in uniform to men in museums, it’s the 30th Annual New York City Police Foundation Gala at the Waldorf, featuring honoree Tiki Barber (a short, stocky football player—we think) and co-chairs such as Tina Brown, Robert De Niro, Beth Rudin DeWoody and Jeff Zucker. Watch for frisky cougars to try out the line, “May I see your badge–or do you want to skip that and just arrest me right now?”

[Bunny Hop, FAO Schwartz, Fifth Avenue and 58th Street, 6 p.m., 212-639-2103; Winter Dance at the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, 7:30 p.m., 212-769-5166; Police Foundation Gala, Waldorf-Astoria, 7 p.m., 212-245-6570, ext. 20]