Tuesday, February 24

As this newspaper has previously reported, gays love themselves a recession (heck, they love the boom years, too!) and tonight the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus—those happy, melodic ambassadors of queerdom—stage their annual benefit gala, “Laugh Out Loud,” hosted by the fashionably bald stylist and reality star (who isn’t?) Robert Verdi.

[NYC Gay Men’s Chorus Benefit Gala, Westside Loft, 336 West 37th Street, 6:30 p.m., www.nycgmc.org]

mbryan@observer.com Tuesday, February 24