To Do This Week: The Young Collectors Art Studio Tour

And Some Facial Hair Enhancement.


Ape Party Night to Launch Fashion Week with Ben Watts

Wednesday  May 7

Whose eyebrows couldn’t use a little help looking their best? Today the first 40 people to hit up Ricky’s NYC will be treated to a free brow wax by “eyebrow queen” Malynda Vigliotti, the owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar, in celebration of their latest location inside the makeup and accessories mecca. Be prepared to go big and bold since Vigliotti believes “everyone should have thick, gorgeous eyebrows.” Ricky’s Soho, 590 Broadway, suzanne@boomboombrowbar.com, 4 p.m., free.

Thursday  May 8

Set your alarm early to join over 2,200 attendees at the New York Women’s Foundation’s annual Celebrating Women Breakfast, which will honor 80-year-old feminist activist Gloria Steinem with their Century Award. Judy Collins will be there to serenade you. New York Marriott Marquis, Broadway Ballroom, Sixth floor, 1535 Broadway, 212-763-8589, 7:30 a.m., $250

Friday  May 9

Art collectors will want to check out the start of four-day The Downtown Fair, which will showcase art by over 600 artists from 35 countries. The event features work by sculptor Jonathan Prince, David Datuna (known for his use of Google Glass in his artwork), and Moby, as well as Warhol, Picasso and many others. Visit http://www.downtownfair.com/ for details. 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Ave, 303-432-2855, 5-9 p.m., $20 (one day pass), $45 (multi-day pass), $15 (one-day pass for students 12-18 and seniors with ID)

Saturday  May 10

Today marks the debut of the Young Collectors Art Studio Tour, which in partnership with the Observer will help a group of young New Yorkers begin or expand art collections. Limited to 60 participants, the half-day tour of private studios was created by 24-year-old Arielle Patrick, who identified “a dearth of friendly, receptive environments for young art lovers to learn more about new artists.” The host committee includes photographer Ben Watts; entrepreneurs Kipton Cronkite, Kyle Hotchkiss Carone and Alexandra Fairweather; and editors Isabel Wilkinson and Giovanna Campagna. All sales will benefit the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, which provides assistance to working artists. Please contact rmg@robertmillergallery.com for an invitation.

Sunday  May 11

Bring the kids to Born Free Africa’s Mother’s Day Carnival for live performances by Ariana Grande and Idina Menzel, who’ll be singing “Let It Go” from Frozen. Get your sports fix by playing ball with members of the Yankees, Knicks and Giants, and enjoy face painting and family photographs. Hosted by Vogue, Diane von Furstenberg, Liya Kebede, John Megrue, Wangechi Mutu and Claire Danes. It’s all for a good cause: to support the group’s mission to end mother-to-child HIV transmission by 2015. Hudson River Park, Pier 45, RSVP@Bornfreeafrica.com, noon to 3 p.m., $1,000 (adult), $400 (child 6-16), free (children 5 and under), $2,500 (family of five)

For a no-cost Mother’s Day, check out at Japan Day, where you can enjoy a calligraphy workshop, learn origami, get a souvenir at the Hello Kitty photo booth, food tents serving gyoza and ramen and other treats. Entertainment includes taiko drumming by collective Soh Daiko, jazz by Senri Oe, karate demonstrations and more. Early birds can enjoy a four-mile run through the park at 8 a.m.; visit https://www.japandaynyc.org for details. Bandshell, Central Park, 69th Street and 5th Avenue, 212-398-7145, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., free

Monday  May 12

How far would you go to boost your child’s SAT scores? Debbie Stier took the SAT seven times and in the name of motherhood explored the best test-prep services. She shares the secrets she learned in her new book, The Perfect Score Project. Tonight, join her in an intimate setting for Book The Writer, a small group discussion where you can ask about Kumon, Kaplan, deliberate practice, superscoring and state-of-the-art parenting hacks. Manhattan address given upon registration, info@bookthewriter.com, 7 p.m., $50.00

Tuesday  May 13

The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering presents its 7th Annual Spring Ball sponsored by GRAFF Diamonds with additional support by Valentino. Late Night host Seth Myers will perform standup for a crowd that includes co-chairs Nina Garcia Conrod, Lisa McCarthy, Alexi Ashe Meyers, Claudia Overstrom and Maria Villalba. Also expected to attend: Tory Burch, Katie Couric, Shoshanna Gruss, Renee Rockefeller, Jamie Tisch, Jeff and Caryn Zucker. The Starlight Roof at the Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, 212-639-2103, 7 p.m. (cocktails), 8 p.m. (dinner), $1,500

Wednesday  May 14

The latest installment of the 92 Street Y’s Fashion Icons series, and the last of the season, finds Fern Mallis in conversation with actress and model Lauren Hutton, who’s appeared on the cover of Vogue 28 times, posed nude at age 61 in Big magazine and served as the face of jeweler Alexis Bittar ad campaigns in 2011. The proudly gap-toothed model will dish on her life and career with fashion insider Mallis. 92nd Street Y, Buttenwieser Hall, 1395 Lexington Avenue, 212-415-5500, 8:15 p.m., $29