Wednesday, May 9th

THIS CITY IS BLOOMIN' Ha-choo! And as far as the eye can see, there are signs of spring fever: The nights get longer and the mole people crawl out of their apartments for al fresco dining—watch out for that mangy dog, he’s on the loose!—while the young men of Manhattan continue to dress like plumbers and their ladies dress like fancy hookers in espadrilles. It’s enough to make you wish with all your might for 10 days of rain …. Tonight our favorite ex-President, Bill Clinton, stuffs himself into a tux for the 100th anniversary gala of the Japan Society at the Hilton New York, where he’ll chat up some dewy babes for later, give the keynote address in front of fellow luminaries like David Rockefeller and John D. Rockefeller IV (that’s four—count ’em, four!), and crack a few jokes about his fierce wife being President …. Moving on, just when we washed our hands of that Tribeca Film Festival sticky glitz, here comes another—the first-ever H&M-sponsored High Line Festival, curated by Mr. Moonage Daydream himself, David Bowie, who is surely the most put-together fellow you’re ever gonna meet …. Kicking things off with a big Canadian banglike Alanis Morrisette holding a firecracker!—is the band that every rock critic on the planet Earth went squishy for, the Arcade Fire, performing tonight at Radio City Musical Hall. Who’s ready for Labor Day?

[Japan Society’s 100th Anniversary Gala, Hilton New York, 53rd Street, 6:30 p.m., www.japan100.org; the H&M High Line Festival, Arcade Fire, Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, 8 p.m., www.highlinefestival.com.]

Wednesday, May 9th