Here come the fatties! Errr … foodies! Up first, the Gourmet Institute Gala at the Time Warner Center. Participating chefs include Le Hottie from Le Bernardin, Eric Ripert; Per Se’s Thomas Keller; and Café Gray’s Gray Kunz. Guests feast on four-star flavors and then run naked and howling through Central Park. And moving on to World Peace news, Tony-winning stars Marian Seldes and Frances Sternhagen read poetry by Yeats and others as part of a “World Poetry for World Peace” event sponsored by TIPA (Toward International Peace through the Arts). May as well let the poets have their chance; nothing else is working!
[Gourmet Institute Gala, Time Warner Center, 7 p.m., www.gourmetinstitute.com; World Poetry for World Peace, St. Peter’s Church, Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, 12:30 p.m., 212-567-0666]