Want to give an utterly unique gift this season? Break out your wallet for the 11th Annual Benefit Auction to Preserve Tibetan Culture, whose proceeds benefit Tibet House US and the Tibetan Community of New York and New Jersey. Luxury items up for bidding include a two-person trip to Bhutan from Geographic Expeditions and Aman Resorts, an Indian adventure at the Taj Mahal Hotel, jewelry and fashion items, as well as the chance to get up close and personal with your favorite celebrities. Bid on lunch with Uma Thurman and her Tibetan scholar father, Robert Thurman, at the Four Seasons Restaurant, a private at-home performance from Philip Glass, a bronze life-cast of His Holiness the Dalai Lama meditating, backstage passes to see Sting and Paul Simon, tickets to Macbeth, a backstage meet-and-greet with Ethan Hawke, a set visit to Boardwalk Empire and many other exclusive opportunities.
Christie’s, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, 212-807-0563, 6:30 p.m. (cocktail reception and silent auction), 8 p.m. (live auction), $250