Liz Smith: unstoppable! The gossip doyenne hosts a party for Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards, daughter of the late Texas Governor Ann Richards. Gorgeous West Villager Julianne Moore leads the tribute, along with Felicity Huffman, Maura Tierney, Jamie-Lynn Sigler (maybe she can tell you what happens during Sunday’s Sopranos finale), Stanley Tucci and Whoopi Goldberg. Ask the ladies how they feel about Hillary’s overtures to the anti-choice folks …. Even more estrogen will be found at Lotus Space, where the New York City chapter of Step Up Women’s Network, a nonprofit for strengthening community resources for women, have their Inspiration Awards. This year’s honorees include creepy alpha-kitty Atoosa Rubenstein and WNBA star Kym Hampton (yes, people watch women’s basketball—stop laughing), while the host committee packs such star wattage as Stacy London from TLC’s What Not to Wear, Charlotte Ronson (uh-oh) and one of the loose ladies from the MTV Real World/Road Rules Challenge. Much less terrifying is a reading by Jesse Browner from his new novel, The Uncertain Hour, about the banquet Titus Petronius prepared for his friends before his suicide. Now that’s a real foodie ….
[Planned Parenthood celebration, ADC Gallery, 106 West 29th Street, 6 to 8 p.m., www.plannedparenthood.org; Step Up Women’s Network Inspiration Awards, Lotus Space, 122 West 26th Street, 6 p.m., www.stepupwomensnetwork.org; Jesse Browner reads from The Uncertain Hour, McNally Robinson bookstore, 50 Prince Street, 7 p.m., www.mcnallyrobinson.com.]