Wednesday, February 20th

Galas galore gobble Gotham! The Henry Street Settlement hosts its Gala Preview for the 20th Annual Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory, honorary-chaired by MoMA chief Agnes Gund and featuring a selection of board members whom we imagine are not in danger of bouncing their rent checks, including Roland and Kathleen Augustine and Byron and Anita Volz Wien. Then, a much-needed dose of serenity: Buddhist teacher Shinjo Ito (1906 to 1989) is honored with a “Centennial Exhibition: The Vision and Art of Shinjo Ito,” at Milk Gallery; it features art by the Buddhist sage, who founded a training center where “all people, regardless of age, gender, nationality or religious background, can cultivate their own inner Buddha and innate enlightenment.” Sign us up, baby, cause Power Yoga ain’t working!

[20th Annual Art Show Gala Preview, Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, 5:30 p.m., www.henrystreet.org; Shinjo Ito exhibit, Milk Gallery, 450 West 15th Street, 212-645-2797]

Wednesday, February 20th