Monday, September 22

Fresh on the heels of maniac Modine’s rant, Christopher Hitchens debates Catholic priest Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete, author of God at the Ritz: Attraction to Infinity. Just in case Hitchens hits the sauce and gets feisty, they’ve installed two burly moderators, Newsweek’s Jon Meacham and The Washington Post’s Sally Quinn, who knows a thing or two about massaging male egos. Meanwhile, the late legendary editor Clay Felker is memorialized by Gail Sheehy, Lesley Stahl, Gloria Steinem, Tom Wolfe, David Frost and others at the Society for Ethical Culture.

[Christopher Hitchens and Lorenzo Albacete, the Pierre, 2 East 61st Street, noon, 610-941-4029; Clay Felker Memorial Celebration, 2 West 64th Street, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.;]

mbryan@observer.com

Monday, September 22