Friday, November 28

Ready, set, shop! Oh, wait … The Cutting Room fills the gaping culture void around here with Pape Mbaye, an outed gay Senegalese refugee making his American debut, having fled Africa for Harlem after he was photographed at a gay wedding party and subsequently endured mob attacks. (Gay wedding party, mob attacks: This is all sounding awfully familiar!)

[Pape Mbaye at the Cutting Room, 19 West 24th Street, 212-352-3103]

mbryan@observer.com

Friday, November 28