After last night’s display of Judd Apatow’s newfound ability to cast roles for the ladies, we’re feeling enlightened, empowered, ready to take up arms against the so-called war on women! Where better to start than at Equality Now’s 20th-anniversary benefit dinner, raising money to fight ills from genital mutilation to sex trafficking? Meryl Streep, recently awarded an Oscar for playing feminist humanitarian (O.K., maybe just “powerful woman”) Margaret Thatcher, is among the stars slated to appear, along with Downton Abbey hostess Laura Linney and The Avengers director Joss Whedon. Meanwhile, the Consul General of Argentina hosts a malbec tasting at the Guggenheim—and after a few delicious glasses, we’ll find it hard to understand why Eva Peron’s countrymen are crying all the time!
The Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, show at 7:30 p.m., reception at 9 p.m. Tickets and information can be found at http://www.equalitynow.org; Guggenheim Museum, private event.
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