A guide to notable parties, premieres, and happenings


Enemy of the State — no, it’s not about Newt Gingrich — has its premiere in Washington, D.C. Stars Gene Hackman and Will Smith are slated to attend.


Decisions! Jewel’s CD Spirit hits stores the same day as the first from Britain’s new fab four, Teletubbies: The Album.

The Rhode Island School of Design honors alum Gus Van Sant with a black-tie event in Manhattan. Host: Spalding Gray.


Marilyn Manson performs a Mechanical Animals tour date at the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, N.Y., a month after county officials tried to shut down the show.


Alpha-list males Harrison Ford, Matt Dillon, Kevin Bacon, and Harvey Keitel are scheduled to appear at V-Day Men, a charity auction in New York City to help end violence against women. Items to be auctioned include a day on the set of The Practice, an animation cel from The Simpsons, and a vacation in Bali.


Ellen DeGeneres gives Veronica’s Closet costar Kathy Najimy an achievement award at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s 27th-anniversary gala.


Former INXS frontman Michael Hutchence’s family holds a memorial service on the one-year anniversary of his death in Sydney, Australia. Ceremonies include unveiling a memorial near the site of Hutchence’s cremation.


Jerry Seinfeld’s former squeeze Shoshanna Lonstein launches her new lingerie line with a private party at Manhattan’s Scoop. As Kramer would say, ”Giddyup!”

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward are scheduled to turn out for the 26th International Emmy Awards (given to shows from other countries) at New York’s Hilton Hotel.


Traditional as turkey, it’s Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. With the Cat in the Hat and Pink Panther retired, new balloons Babe and Dexter will float alongside returning favorites like the Rugrats.