The Yankees blew it by not holding on to manager Joe Torre—the younger Steinbrenners don’t seem to have the old man’s panache!—and tonight Mr. Torre hosts the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation gala to raise money to stop the spread of domestic violence. The evening honors former center fielder and flamenco guitar player Bernie Williams, with a songbird by the name of Bruce Springsteen providing the musical entertainment. Later, fill your ears at an arts benefit featuring tunes from the upcoming Jonathan Rhys Meyers/Keri Russell movie, August Rush, which is about—Where did that press release go? Ah, yes!—“a charismatic young Irish guitarist and a sheltered young cellist who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York’s Washington Square but are torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant.” We hate when that happens. Performers include David Crosby, a “surprise guest”—we’re guessing Enya—and yes, Mr. Rhys Meyers, who reminds us of that hot popular guy who made fun of us in middle-school science class before disappearing to do drugs in the bathroom!
[Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation Gala, Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, 6 p.m., 212-880-7367; Benefit Concert for Americans for the Arts, New York City Center, 8:30 p.m., 212-581-1212]