When: Wednesday, November 4th ____
Where: The Rainbow Room in New York. ____
Why: For the spectacular space and a surprisingly frisky set of obligatory speeches—including one by the dry-witted British artist Liam Gillick, whose girlfriend, the curator Piper Marshall, confessed beforehand that she tried in vain to amend his introduction of Parreno because she thought it would be “too morbid” for the room. In fact, it was just morbid enough.