Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including events for AFI Fest, The Holdovers, Quiz Lady and The Killer.
BCRF Awards Luncheon
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The Breast Cancer Research Foundation held its annual Symposium and Awards Luncheon on Oct. 20, hosted by Alina Cho and honoring both Kendra Scott and Olufunmilayo (Funmi) I. Olopade, MD, FAACR.
Hello Sunshine’s Shine Away event
Reese Witherspoon and her Hello Sunshine media company hosted its inaugural Shine Away event on Saturday in Los Angeles, with participants including Jennifer Garner, Mindy Kaling, Tracee Ellis Ross, Fortune Feimster, Allyson Felix and The Home Edit’s Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin.
GO Campaign hosted its 17th annual GO Gala at Citizen News in Hollywood on Saturday, supported by GO Ambassador Robert Pattinson. Other attendees included Suki Waterhouse, Lupita Nyong’o, Robin Wright, Tony Curran, Sadie Stanley, Anne Archer and Greg Tarzan Davis.
A Sense of Home Gala
A Sense of Home, which aims to prevent homelessness by creating first-ever homes and a community for youth aging out of the foster care system, hosted its annual gala on Saturday and recognized Charlotte and Gary Gilbert, who hosted the first two galas and kept the organization moving forward during the pandemic, as well as Ruggable founder, Jevena Bell, who created the ASOH Scholarship. The evening was hosted at the home of Ambassador Nicole Avant and Ted Sarandos.
Boys & Girls Club of Metro LA’s Annual Gala
BGCMLA’s annual Stronger Together gala took place Saturday in Los Angeles, honoring Super Bowl champion Andrew Whitworth and the Rams. The event also featured a comedy performance by Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte, Kristen Schaal, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen.
TWO x TWO for Aids and Art benefit
Jason Derulo performed at the TWO x TWO for AIDS and ART 2023 benefiting amfAR and Dallas Museum of Art on Saturday in Dallas, presented by Saks.
Annual Harvest Party at Rupert Murdoch’s Moraga Bel Air Estate and Vineyard
Rupert Murdoch celebrated with guests at annual Harvest Party at Moraga Bel Air on Sunday.
Light Up the Court Pickleball Tournament
Katy Perry hosted her inaugural Light Up the Court Pickleball Tournament in Santa Barbara for her charity Firework Foundation over the weekend.
The Holdovers special screening
Director Alexander Payne attended a special screening for his latest film on Monday at the Academy Museum.
Las Culturistas 92NY event
Las Culturistas hosts Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers sat down for a conversation at 92NY moderated by Betty Gilpin on Monday.
Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research raised over $2.8 million at the 25th annual Angel Ball on Monday, hosted by co-founders Denise Rich and her daughters Daniella Rich Kilstock and Ilona Rich Schachter. This year, the event honored hospitality entrepreneur Richie Akiva, Mielle Organics CEO and Mielle Cares founder Monique Rodriguez and The Elizabeth Elting Foundation founder and CEO Elizabeth Elting.
Black Love Letters event
John Legend and Ty Stiklorius of Get Lifted Books hosted the L.A. launch event for the publication of Black Love Letters on Monday. The evening featured readings from contributors Jamila Woods, Justus Pugh, Topaz Jones, Jayne Allen, VJ Jenkins and Jan Menafee, along with remarks from Legend, Stiklorius, Cole Brown and Natalie Johnson.
The Paley Honors: A Gala Tribute To Hasbro’s Centennial
The Paley Center for Media paid tribute to Hasbro’s brand and its enduring impact at its “Paley Honors: A Gala Tribute to Hasbro’s Centennial” event on Monday in NYC, where CEO Chris Cocks accepted the award.
LABRFF opening night
The 16th edition of the Los Angeles Brazilian International Film Festival kicked off on Monday in Culver City with the premiere of Red Monet.
Nancy Grace’s birthday
Nancy Grace celebrated her birthday on the set of ID’s Crimefeed series on Monday, alongside her co-hosts Mara S. Campo and Derrick Levasseur.
Belafonte Family Foundation gala
The Belafonte Family Foundation hosted its inaugural gala in NYC on Tuesday, hosted by Taye Diggs and supporting the foundation’s mission to create access, opportunities and progressive programs for historically underserved communities.
American Ballet Theatre fall gala
American Ballet Theatre made its seasonal return to Lincoln Center for its annual fall season at the David H. Koch Theater on Tuesday, where Katie Couric was honored for her dedication to creativity and the incredible generosity she’s extended to ABT. Guests included Annette Bening, Mick Jagger, Molly Ringwald, Tommy Dorfman and Zac Posen.
Time 100 Next
Time magazine held the third annual Time 100 Next Gala, celebrating Time‘s list of 100 rising stars who are defining the next generation of leadership in business, entertainment, sports and politics — including Tyler James Williams, Bella Ramsey, Maya Hawke, Rachel Zegler, Jalen Hurts, Lily Gladstone, Alex Newell, Mae Martin, Alexandra Cooper, Celine Song and Julio Torres — on Tuesday in New York City.
On Tuesday in New York, Women’s Wear Daily recognized creative achievement and top brand performance in the fashion and beauty industry, with honorees including Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and designer Dries Van Noten. Jennifer Lawrence, Madelyn Cline, Kathryn Newton, Lola Tung and Christopher Briney were among the stars in attendance.
The Killer special screening
David Fincher and his team attended a special screening on Tuesday in Los Angeles for their new Netflix film.
Student Academy Awards
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored its student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 50th Student Academy Awards ceremony on Tuesday. With welcome remarks by Patricia Cardoso, the night’s category presenters included The Super Mario Bros. Movie directors Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, SAA committee chair Peggy Rajski and past winners Brad Bailey, Sujin Kim, Ken Kwapis, Freddy Macdonald, Olivia Peace and Kevin Wilson Jr.
The Anne Frank Gift Shop screening
The Spielberg family’s Pico-Robertson area restaurant The Milky Way hosted a special dinner screening and conversation for writer and director Mickey Rapkin’s new live action short film The Anne Frank Gift Shop on Tuesday. The conversation was moderated by actress and comedian Michaela Watkins.
NAD Breakthrough Awards
The National Association of the Deaf held its 2023 Breakthrough Awards on Wednesday, hosted by Marlee Matlin and Alexis Kashar. The event honored Linda Bove, Tim Cook, producer Howard Gordon, Sian Heder, Christine Sun Kim, Troy Kotsur, Chella Man, John Maucere and Lauren Ridloff.
Invincible special screening
Prime Video hosted a special Halloween-themed reception and premiere screening for season two of Invincible on Wednesday at L.A.’s Brain Dead Studios.
The annual L.A. film festival kicked off on Wednesday with the premiere of Leave the World Behind, followed by a screening of Fingernails and an introduction from Greta Gerwig — this year’s AFI guest artistic director — ahead of a screening of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story and Society of the Snow also screened at the fest, with Maestro serving as the closing night film.
Room to Grow gala
On Wednesday, Room to Grow celebrated its 25th anniversary of providing support to families raising babies born into low-income circumstances with its annual gala co-hosted by founding board member Uma Thurman. Attendees included Maya Hawke, Patina Miller, Julia Fox, Ms. Rachel and Rebecca Minkoff.
The Give Back-ular Spectacular
The Give Back-ular Spectacular fundraising variety show took place at the Orpheum Theater on Wednesday, featuring a night of sketch comedy, musical performances and stand-up which raised close to $500,000 in emergency relief funds for artists, craftspeople, technicians, production assistants and support staff facing financial difficulty due to the strikes. Jason Alexander, Lawrence the Band, Jack Black, Rachel Bloom, LeVar Burton, Nicole Byer, Monét x Change, Bryan Cranston, Lil Dicky, Lindsay Dougherty, Simon Helberg, Janelle James, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, June Diane Raphael, Ray Romano, Andrea Savage, Paul Scheer, Dax Shepard, Penn & Teller, Lily Tomlin, Julian Velard and Jeremy Allen White all took part in the show.
Lawmen: Bass Reeves premiere
Creator Chad Feehan and directors Damian Marcano and Christina Alexandra Voros attended the L.A. premiere for their new Paramount+ series on Wednesday.
4th Annual Habits of Waste Sustainability Dinner
L.A.-based environmental non-profit Habits of Waste honored vp of film strategy and operations at Universal Pictures Sam Enoch, as well as environmental activist Maggie Baird and Youth Innovator Award winner Jonah Nazarian, at its annual Sustainability Dinner on Wednesday. The evening was hosted by Kevin Nealon, with director and producer Kat Coiro as event chair.
Quiz Lady premiere
Director Jessica Yu and screenwriter-producer Jen D’Angelo attended the Los Angeles premiere of their new comedy, starring Awkwafina and Sandra Oh, on Thursday.
Longchamp x Robert Indiana launch event
Longchamp celebrated the launch of its Longchamp x Robert Indiana Collection at its Fifth Avenue Flagship on Thursday, with guests including Rachel Brosnahan, Elle Fanning, Lucy Hale, Mia Moretti, Coco Rocha and Lexi Wood.
“The Power of TV: Exploring TV’s Role in Shaping Healthy Masculinity” panel
The Television Academy Foundation hosted a “The Power of TV: Exploring TV’s Role in Shaping Healthy Masculinity” panel on Thursday.
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