Saturday, May 17th

We interrupt that last bite of pork belly terrine to remind you that pigs are in fact highly intelligent creatures who would behave like dogs if we gave them the chance! Yum, right? Farm Sanctuary hosts a NYC Gala for Farm Animals at Cipriani, featuring Paul McCartney’s ex, Heather Mills, emcee Melissa Rivers (Alicia Silverstone must have been busy) and a three-course vegan dinner, not to mention a performance by ’90s mainstay Shawn Colvin and appearances by animal lovers such as Kristen Bell, Jennifer Coolidge, Ally Sheedy and Swoosie Kurtz. (Um, Gwyneth? Julia? Tinsley? Can’t we get some more love for the critters here?)

[Farm Sanctuary’s NYC Gala for Farm Animals, Cipriani Wall Street, 6 p.m., 607-583-2225]

Saturday, May 17th