It was fairly predictable to see Hillary Clinton’s longtime friend Oscar de la Renta encouraging her to take a second shot at the Oval Office. It was interesting to see it happen at a fundraiser for the generally nonpartisan Carnegie Hall (“practice, practice, practice” is good advice for all), and in a style as elegant and choreographed as a state dinner (with wines from France and Italy).
Louis C.K. is back on HBO with new comedy material, Eric Clapton brings some great guitarists to Madison Square Garden and the “Disappearing Act V” film festival gives you the chance to see the work of European directors.
Peter Doherty is returning to music after years of being in the headlines for his personal life. The one-time fiance of Kate Moss, friend of Amy Winehouse and drug addict is playing a solo show on Friday.
“I remember a waiter spilling a tray of food on Sandy Weill,” Bill Cunningham, the New York Times photographer, said of Citigroup Inc.’s former chairman, a frequent subject in his column “Evening Hours.” “All the gravy went down his back, and he just went with the flow, sitting with his guests.”
The Broadway revival of “La Bete” features the U.K.’s great clown Mark Rylance in a scenery- devouring, tour-de-force performance as a buffoonish actor foisted on David Hyde Pierce and his tony acting troupe.