Have a Socialite’s Night: ‘The Real World’ Denver’ Cast in Chicago


Meet the cast of The Real World: Denver (are any worth meeting?) at the red carpet party Crobar’s holding in their honor. Fox Reality Channel will be broadcasting the event live, so don’t forget to set your TiVo before you go. [Link]

Rachael Ray’s in town this weekend and in between visits with Oprah, she will be signing copies of her latest cookbook for all us humble folk. Not interested in learning how to cook for a crowd? I’m sure she’ll be happy to sign one of her other 500 books too. [Link]

Not for the weak of heart, Arabesque is hosting a female-only (sorry guys) “Santa Baby” strip class Sunday, from 2:00-4:00. Reservations required, so call ahead. Don’t forget to BYOB (B stands for Boa) a bring that well-seasoned stripper stool of yours along, too. [Link]

The New York City and Los Angeles events are after the jump.

New York:

If you were planning to attend today’s Hilary Clinton signing at Barnes and Noble Lincoln Center, you better hope you’ve already got a piece of colored paper strapped to your wrist. (Attendance is expected to be out of control, so they started giving out wristbands early in the morning.) Lots of fuss for “It Takes a Village” round two… [Link]

Paul Rudd’s giving three performances this weekend as part of the Our Time Theatre Company’s One Act showcase. He hosts events for the company often, so expect good things; tickets are just $10, too. [Link]

Indie rock genius band Rainer Maria’s last show (EVER) is Sunday night at Northsix in Brooklyn. But don’t look so down: they’re playing a gig at the Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, too. Odds are, you’ll find something somewhere if you get enough from the ATM. [Link]

Los Angeles:

Carrie Fisher (aka Princess Leia) stars in “Wishful Drinking” a one-man show about her life and its alcohol/fame induced hardships. She wrote and produced the one-hour and fifty minute play herself, and it’s supposedly quite funny. (Suure.) [Link]

Lots of Christmas shows in town this weekend. My pick? “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at the Old Globe Theatre. My motives? Jim Carrey has nothing to do with it. [Link]

This weekend, put all preconceived notions about Woody Allen aside and watch him play Dixieland clarinet alongside his New Orleans jazz ensemble Saturday night at UCLA’s Royce Hall. It’s a rare performance, so take advantage: he’s supposedly quite good. [Link]