To Do Monday: Hip Hop Humanitarianism

Jay-Z may be the proud papa of Blue Ivy, but that doesn’t mean he can’t still rock a mic. Tonight the Marcy projects messiah will be holding an intimate concert at Carnegie Hall to benefit his foundation and the United Way of New York. As the Brooklyn boy bellows his greatest hits along with surprise special guests, the hallowed hall will shudder with the unfamiliar rhythms. Instead of the usual white-gloved doyennes and their staid bow-tied husbands, the box seats will be occupied by hand waving, lighter-lighting Jigga fans rocking to the pulsing beats. Who knows? Maybe bouncing baby Blue will make a guest appearance.

Jay-Z at Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium, 8 p.m. Tickets,
from $1,250, available at