Sunday, September 21

Wall Street may be wobbly, but ya still gotta eat! Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin joins Copland House for “Paris After Dark,” an ambitious feast during which cultural gourmands will nibble foie gras while partaking of a “musical buffet” of Gershwin, Virgil Thomson, Philip Glass and others, all performed live. C’est magnifique! Guest of honor is Rosamond Bernier, glamorous founder of the French journal L’Oeil and a former Paris editor of Vogue. And in other culinary happenings, BFFs Mario Batali and Gwyneth Paltrow celebrate the premiere of Spain … On the Road Again, a PBS series in which they star with Times food writer Mark Bittman and Spanish actress Claudia Bassols… but heck, meet them later at the Spotted Pig! And buy a condo on your way! In another example of how we at The Observer want to make your life—yours!—easier, the newspaper hosts a Condo Showcase today in which 50 condo buildings from all neighborhoods strut their stuff while you sip Starbucks and realize you’ve finally outgrown your milk-crate-furnished fifth floor walk-up.

[“Paris After Dark” dinner, Le Bernardin, 155 West 51st Street, 5 p.m., 914-788-4659; Launch party for Spain … On the Road Again, Queen Sofia Spanish Institute, 684 Park Avenue, 6 p.m., http://www.spainontheroadagain.com; Observer Condo Showcase, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street,12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m, http://www.observerliving.com, 212-407-9314]

mbryan@observer.com

Sunday, September 21