The prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts is proud to announce its Legends of the Academy Class of 2007. This special event includes cocktails, dinner, and an awards ceremony saluting the remarkable achievements of alumni Charles Durning and Gena Rowlands, with a tribute and posthumous award to the remarkable Anne Bancroft. 6:30 p.m. The Hudson Theater. Call: 212-686-9244, x317.
Patti LaBelle, Ben Gazzara, Peter Vallone Sr., Dr. Paula Moynahan, and Amato Berardi are amongst those who will be honored at the 62nd annual Boys' Towns of Italy Ball of the Year, aiding underprivileged children from around the world. Fox TV anchor Rosanna Scotto will play emcee for the evening. 6:30 p.m. The Pierre. Call: 212- 980-8770.
MUSIC TO YOUR EARS
Join Alec Baldwin as he hosts the annual benefit concert and dinner for the Perlman Music Program. To start the evening off on a great note, world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman will conduct an orchestral program performed by PMP students. Chuck Close will receive the first-annual PMP Arts Make Music Award. 7 p.m. Carnegie Hall. Call: 212-247-7800.
Feast your eyes on this year's spectacular floral designs at the Horticultural Society of New York's 10th Anniversary Flower & Design gala. The theme, Four Seasons, will set the tone for a magical evening. Honorees: Harvey and Constance Krueger, Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper, and Chris Giftos. 7 p.m. Guastavino's. Call: 212-757-0915, x101.
WIPE OUT HUNGER
Seduce your taste buds at City Harvest's 25th Anniversary Practical Magic Ball, raising funds for the hungry and less fortunate. Enjoy cocktails, a silent auction, and dinner with hostess Rachael Ray. 6:30 p.m. Cipriani 42nd St. Call: 917-351-8725.
Sheryl Crow will perform at a New York Presbyterian Hospital gala. Dinner will also include a special video appearance by Alonzo Mourning, all to benefit liver- and kidney-transplant patients. 6:30 p.m. Waldorf Astoria. Call: 212-342-0792.
Interior designers will transform a Beaux Arts Upper East Side classic mansion into a trend-setting tour de force that benefits the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. Kicking off with a cocktail gala, the show will run through May 22. 6 p.m. Upper East Side. Call: 718-893-8600, x245.
IN GOOD SPIRITS
Award-winning actress Sharon Stone will be among a group of distinguished women being honored at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Spirit of Achievement luncheon. The event will also honor Alma Johnson Powell, Margaret Russell, Lynn Sherr, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, and Lois Pope. Felicia Taylor will play mistress of ceremonies. 11:45 a.m. The Pierre. Call: 718-430-3804.
ART & ANTIQUES
Preview the spring International Art & Antique Show sponsored by Rolex and produced by Wendy Management. Enjoy cocktails-only or sit at one of the 35 highly stylized tables created by top interior designers. Chairs: Diana Quasha, Sydney Shuman, Audrey Gruss, Sara Ayrnes, Caroline Dean, Ingrid Edlemen, Albert Hadley, and Harry Heissmann. 6 p.m. Seventh Regiment Armory. Call: 212-744-5022, x1355.
The 24th annual New York Pops black tie gala will honor Neil Sedaka for his 50 years in show business. Celebrating the fusion of music and fireworks through Macy's NYC events, the concert performance will be followed by dinner and dancing at The Pierre. 7 p.m. Carnegie Hall. Call: 212-765-7677.
WINE & DINE
Calling all wine lovers and foodies: Check out the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation's first-annual connoisseur's dinner, chaired by Leonard Lauder and Nancy Corzine. Honorary chairs include Cece Cord, Francine LeFrak and Rick Friedberg, and Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney. Get ready to indulge in sumptuous fare designed and prepared by Daniel Boulud. 6:30 p.m. Sotheby's. Call: 212-901-8003.
LITERACY PARTNERS GALA
Join Liz Smith, Arnold Scassi, and Parker Ladd as they are honored for their invaluable efforts at the Literacy Partners annual gala, An Evening of Readings, chaired by Hearst Magazines president Cathleen Black. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, and dancing, along with readings by boldnames including Vanessa Redgrave, Alexander McCall Smith, and Peter Morgan. 6 p.m. Lincoln Center. Call: 212-575-6933.
WOMEN WHO CARE
Spend time with women who have blazed new paths, broken glass ceilings, and inspired others through their professional and charitable endeavors at United Cerebral Palsy's (UCP) annual luncheon, chaired by Loreen Arbus and Patricia Ganzi. Celebrate along with this year's Women Who Care honorees: Joan Jedell, Gayle King, Maureen Lippe, and Maxine Belson 11:30 a.m. Cipriani 42nd St. Call: 212-683-6700, x205.
HITTING THE KEYS
Hit a high note with CNN's Paula Zahn as she hosts this year's Weil Music Institute luncheon to benefit music education, featuring a special performance by renowned cellist Alisa Weiler-stein. Honorary co-chair is Laura Pomerantz and co-chairs include: Dorothy Alpert, Kim Blank, Loryn Kass, Leslie Maheras, Juliana May, Rona Picket, and Jennifer Zonis. 12 p.m. The Rainbow Room. Call: 212-903-9679.
BAL DU PRINTEMPS
Get ready for a luxurious evening at the Parkinson's Disease Foundation's Bal du Printemps. Page Morton Black and chairs John Catsimatidis, Howard DeWitt Morgan, John Castle, and Alan Greenberg invite you for cocktails, a silent auction, dinner, and dancing as the Page and William Black Humanitarian Award is presented to the Lillian and Sol Goldman family. 6:30 p.m. The Pierre. Call: 212-213-1166.
Join the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for an evening of awards, dinner, and a special performance by Patti Lupone at the 10th Anniversary Awards for Excellence gala. Mortimer Zuckerman, Richard Beattie, and Dr. Larry Norton will be honored for their dedication to the cause. 7 p.m. The Rainbow Room. Call: 212-639-7972.
Follow your nose to a scent-sational evening with the fragrance industry's best at the FiFi Awards, with a headlining performance to be announced. An extended cocktail party will follow the dinner and awards, leaving plenty of time to dance and schmooze the night away. 7:30 p.m. World Financial Center. Call: 212-647-1828.
Barbara Tober (chairwoman of the Museum of Arts & Design), along with co-chairs Sandra Grotta and Jack Lenor Larsen and the International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Arts (SOFA), will welcome you to an exclusive private viewing of over 1,000 unique objects, benefiting the Museum of Arts & Design. This year's gala, A Taste of New York, will feature delights from some of the city's finest restaurants. 5:30 p.m. Seventh Regiment Armory. Call: 212-956-3535, x113.
WOMEN OF VISION
Join co-hosts Gloria Steinem and Sara Gould for the National Salute to Women of Vision at the Ms. Foundation for Women's Gloria Awards. The event will honor Ai-Jen Poo, Vanessa Johnson, Ashley "Kitten" Concie, Helen LaKelly Hunt, Swanee Hunt, and Citigroup for their outstanding efforts in helping to change the way the world works. 6 p.m. Mandarin Oriental. Call: 212-709-4443.