We’ve been looking to revamp our pied-à-terre with a few arty but not extortionately priced accessories, and we thought we’d finally have the chance to ask an expert for tips: Gary Friedman, former chairman and co-chief executive of Restoration Hardware, was slated to be honored at the American Federation of Arts Fall Gala. Sarah Sze, contemporary artist, will still be in attendance… Meanwhile, Anne Hathaway, a lady much more accustomed to acclaim (Oscar nominee in the distant past, Oscar hostess in the recent past, Oscar winner for Les Miserables in the near future?), returns from her honeymoon with a one-night-only cabaret set at Joe’s Pub. She’s mainly singing songs from Cabaret—hush now, don’t tell Liza!
American Federation of Arts Fall Gala, Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street, cocktails, 6:30pm, dinner, 8pm, tickets and information can be found at afaweb.org/gala2012; Anne Hathaway at Joe’s Pub, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, 7pm, tickets and information can be found at publictheater.org.