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FREE-WHEELING FUN Singer-songwriter Dar Williams and actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, of Broadway’s “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” perform during “Out on Stage,” a benefit for the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus. Tonight, 6:30 p.m., American Airlines Theater, Penthouse Lobby, 227 W. 42nd St., between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, 212-424-1777, $100.
AHMET ON MY MIND The co-founder of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun, and pianist Van Cliburn are honored at the New York Pops’ annual gala. Elaine Stritch is host and hip-hop mogul Damon Dash is honored. Tonight, 7 p.m., Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Ave. at 56th Street, 212-765-7677, concert tickets begin at $55, dinner dance tickets begin at $250.