Parties, panels and other notable media gatherings
WHAT: Maroon Effect: Scholarship benefit for Virginia Tech
WHERE: Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St.
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: David Wright, the hunktastic Mets third baseman, goes to bat for his hometown Hokies.
NOTE: Tickets are available for a $32 donation at MaroonEffect.org.
WHAT: Do You Know What It Means? Launch
WHERE: SVA, 209 E. 23 St.
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: To celebrate the launch of www.doyouknowwhatitmeans.org, a Web site dedicated to chronicling pre- and post-Katrina life in New Orleans.
NOTE: $7 donation.
Feel good about yourself this weekend.