Tuesday, September 2

Gwen Stefani’s pumps will cost you $60 at Housing Works Thrift Shops (do people really pay more? who?), where you can also drop $375 for a Diane von Furstenberg trench—see, we’re working hard to save you from autumn dowdiness! Later, Rent may be about to cease performances, but luckily, carrying the  torch is the East Village play King of Shadows, which tells the tale of “Nihar, a 15-year old homeless gay runaway who claims he’s being pursued by supernatural demons. …” Who isn’t, honey?

[Housing Works Fall Previews, 202 East 77th Street, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., 212-772-8306; King of Shadows, Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, 7 p.m., 212-868-4444]

mbryan@observer.com

Tuesday, September 2