Sunday, May 20th

Bow down to the Oprah! Terrified, a lot of very powerful folk are turning up tonight to clap-clap-clap as the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity gives a nice award to Ms. Winfrey over some good grub at the Waldorf-Astoria. Barbara Walters will act as M.C., while the increasingly unwatched Katie Couric—CBS’s $60 million woman—rubs noses with Klimt collector Ronald Lauder, Barnes & Noble pooh-bah Leonard Riggio, the always-cuddly Dustin Hoffman, David Bowie (who is officially everywhere) and éminence grise Walter Cronkite. And Itzhak Perlman performs! Beats a poke in the eye with a stick! Meanwhile, The New York Times has cooked up an event—Sunday with the Magazine—that will swoop down on the Graduate Center of CUNY on Fifth Avenue for a chitchat with Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards. Aware that he’s on Hillary’s (adopted) home turf, he informs his people to check his brakes—often—while he’s inside.

[The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Award Dinner, the Waldorf-Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, 6:30 p.m., by invitation only; John Edwards at The New York Times’ “Sunday with the Magazine,” the Graduate Center of CUNY, Fifth Avenue and 34th Street, www.sundaywiththemagazine.com.]

Sunday, May 20th