Thursday, November 13

Clothing sales are the new gas lines! Cash-strapped yet determinedly designer-draped women of New York flock en masse to AIDS charity Housing Works’ massive fund-raising sale, which hawks discounted duds by Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs, the latter of whom co-chair’s tonight’s kick-off event. One lucky silent auction winner will experience a weekend at … hmmm, Queer Eye vet Carson Kressley’s equestrian estate! Sweet fancy Moses.

[Housing Works Fashion for Action Opening Night 2008, Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, 6 p.m., www.housingworks.org]

mbryan@observer.com

Thursday, November 13