Wednesday, September 17

As we barrel toward October, suffering debilitating lust for a Paddington Bear coat we saw in the window of Searle and speaking of bears, just asking: Would we be in this mess if it was called Lehman Sisters? And speaking of more bears (oh my!), the Alaskan kind, The Washington Post’s Sally Quinn moderates a chat at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, billed as “an interfaith discussion about religion and the presidential campaign,” i.e., a juicy bitchfest about Sarah Palin. Later, gloriously named Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, daughter of Rita Hayworth and international playboy diplomat Aly Khan (we’ve said it before—today’s young Hollywood dopes really need to branch out!), honors her late mother with the Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala—but first, a cocktail reception (burp!) co-hosted by Allen Brill, CEO of Rolex. He’s a good guy to ask what time it is if you forget your iPhone.

[Interfaith Discussion About Religion and the 2008 Presidential Campaign, Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, 7 p.m., 646-437-4202; cocktail reception in anticipation of 2008 Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala, at the studio of Naeem Khan, 260 West 36th Street, 212-843-1712]

mbryan@observer.com

Wednesday, September 17