Thursday, February 12

Fashion parties being what they are this season (i.e., canceled!), performer Liza Minnelli finds herself at the center of the bash of the week, a glittering affair for AIDS charity amfAR at Cipriani. La Liza will be honored (ostensibly for her charitable work, but also maybe just for hanging on …) alongside Zen-drenched designer Donna Karan, as a crowd of fashion-industry heavyweights, including Vogue editor Anna Wintour; her lusty-looking French counterpart Carine Roitfeld; designers Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren; actor Natasha Richardson; artist Julian Schnabel; and Sotheby’s something Jamie Niven, applaud approvingly. Crash strategy: paillettes!

[Cipriani 42nd Street, 6:30 p.m., 212-806-1612]

mbryan@observer.com

Thursday, February 12