Thursday, June 26th

Well Hello, Dali! Olafur Eliasson is the latest to use the whole big stinkin city as backdrop for installation art, erecting four waterfalls in the East River in an attempt to wake us from our collective stupor. Meanwhile, the William Bennett Gallery hosts an opening for “100 Rare Works From the Great Salvador Dali.” But will there be pulchritudinous art stars in attendance? “Frank Hunter, director of the Salvador Dali Archives, is expected to be in attendance,” emailed a rep. “Beyond that, while a number of our clients are highly recognizable public figures, we would rather not call attention ahead of time to the fact that they may be at the reception.” Looks like we’ll just hang with Frank! Eco-design hero Rogan opens an installation in the Bouwerie Lane Theater featuring “original art and objects” by R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe. (Our head is spinning!) In addition to viewing Mr. Stipe’s “objects,” attendees will be able to purchase “limited edition ROGAN vs. STIPE button-down shirts inspired by stenciled prison-issue uniforms” for a mere $380. Eco-friendly sure is bank-balance-unfriendly! Then, if you’re looking for the perfect guilt-free drunken summer scrumping one-night stand, crash the book party at indie film producer Kathryn’s Tucker’s Chelsea pad for willowy Galt Niederhoffer’s novel The Romantics, “about a wedding gone awry.” The invite specifies attire: “slutty bridesmaid/slurring groomsman.” Heck, they’ve practically teed them up for you. …

[Salvador Dali at the William Bennett Gallery, 65 Greene Street, 212-965-8707, 6 p.m., through July 31; ROGAN Bouwerie presents “Relics” by Michael Stipe, 330 Bowery, 7 p.m.; The Romantics book party, private residence, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ]

mbryan@observer.com Thursday, June 26th