SPARKLY: It’s not the holidays until you’ve gotten tipsy and tried on lots of antique baubles at the Doyle & Doyle gallery-cum-boutique's holiday party. There’ll be sweets, bubbly, and even a photographer on hand in the Downtown Dressing Room to snap you decked out in antique and vintage jewelry selected by the Doyle sisters. Naturally, with all that tipple flowing, you might fall and accidentally swipe your plastic through D&D’s credit card machine and go home with something gorgeous. Whoops. (RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.) 189 Orchard Street; 212-677-9991, 6-9PM.
DO GOOD: When you donate “lightly worn” shoes to help clothe the homeless at tonight’s Adidas Holiday Shoe Swap Event, you’ll receive 30% off a new pair. Bonus: Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, giveaways, and 20% off all other purchases. 136 Wooster Street, 7-9PM.
KITCHEN WISDOM: Even accomplished cooks will have at least one eureka moment with the newbook “Tips Cooks Love” by Rick Rodgers for Sur La Table. Visual aids, technique charts, strategies for solving sticky situations and so much more pack this tome, with more than 500 alphabetically organized tips all told to help you be one of those effortless kitchen types. $15 at Sur La Table, 75 Spring Street; 212-966-3375.
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