To Do this Week: Tinsletown Pop Up Bazaar and Monty Python Party

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WEDNESDAY December 10

Pretty much every piece of Alexander McQueen clothing makes you look as though you are an Alien Space Empress plotting an imminent attack on Mars, and I like that. So I’m looking forward to the preview for the Spring 2015 Collection hosted by Alexandra Fairweather, Monika McLennan and Jacqueline Sackler and the World Monuments Fund. Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Avenue, 6:30-8:30 p.m., invite only 

THURSDAY December 11 

What’s black and white and read all over? The New York Observer, now that it’s no longer salmon colored. That and other topics will doubtless be discussed at the Observer Holiday Party. Or, you know, you can just hang out in the corner talking American Horror Story with Drew Grant and Kara Bloomgarden Smoke. Singl, 80 East 13th Street, 7-9 p.m., invite only

FRIDAY December 12

The Deck The Walls party at the New York Academy of Art will give you something a hell of a lot more interesting than holly to hang on your walls. The small works on display range in price from $200 to $400, making it a great and reasonably affordable gift for arty types on your gift list. New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin Street, 6:30-9 p.m., free.

Mr. Met

SATURDAY December 13 

It’s nice the way Citi Field provides lots of opportunities like Winter Fest to take your family out and frolic on the weekends before you entirely forget about them when baseball season starts. At Winter Fest there will be seasonal treats—and cookie decorating—as well as holiday gifts for sale and eggnog! There will even be a few carolers on hand, who will, hopefully, get in at least one round of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” In addition to Santa, who is available for photos, there will be appearances from Mr. and Mrs. Met (though I do not think they are capable of delivering gifts other than the spiritual gift that is America’s favorite pastime). Remember: bring an unwrapped toy, which will be given to a child in need, though, really, all children are in need of gifts. And if you’re not a baseball fan, enjoy it while it lasts. Spring is coming. CitiField, $7 for children, $10 for adults

SUNDAY December 14

I like it when websites venture offline, into the real world, as Refinery 29 is doing with its third annual Tinsletown Pop Up Bazaar. This year, the fashion website has teamed up with fellow fashionistas from Sight Unseen and Print All Over Me, so you can expect some impressively curated finds. And if you’re already short on holiday cash and want to avoid a Gift of the Magi situation, don’t worry. They’re offering a scent bar and hairstyling by Fekkai. Estheticians from the European Wax Center will be around to help you get your brows looking perfect for pre-holiday parties. Old Navy has even set up a scratch-off lottery booth where you can win free accessories. They could probably just give out free accessories, but this way you get to feel like a winner! And so does your cat because Fancy Feast also has a booth there and they’ll be giving away gifts for your feline friend. Go. Cats love feeling like winners too. 201 Mulberry Street, 12-8 p.m.,, free 

Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro

MONDAY December 15

They’re honoring Eric Idle (of Monty Python) at the Collegiate Chorale Gala and they’re singing songs from Spamalot. They’re also doing a sing-along to “Always Look On The Bright Side of Life.” I will be singing loudest (and you’ll hear me, because I’m entirely tone deaf). Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave, 6-10 p.m.,, $15-$145

TUESDAY December 16

Is Hillary Clinton officially running for president yet? No? Still no? Well, maybe she will be by the time she’s honored at the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Awards Dinner this week. She’ll join entertainers, including Robert De Niro and Tony Bennett. New York Hilton, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, 7 p.m.,, $1,500

WEDNESDAY December 17

The Jewish Museum is hosting their 20th Annual Family Hanukkah party with New York Giant’s 340-pound starker Geoff Schwartz. He’ll be posing for photographs, as well as leading a Hanukkah candle lighting ceremony at 5:45. There will be a glitter tattoo parlor and cookie decorating for the kids, and a buffet dinner and dessert for adults. The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $85 for an individual child and $175 for an individual adult To Do this Week: Tinsletown Pop Up Bazaar and Monty Python Party