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Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including events for Killers of the Flower Moon, the Clooney Foundation for Justice’s Albie Awards and the Versace Icons Dinner.
Los Angeles Beverly Arts Icon Awards
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The third annual LABA Icon Awards took place on Friday in Beverly Hills, where artist and photographer Michael Warren was presented with an award by his son Cash Warren (and support from daughter-in-law Jessica Alba) and visual artist Alexandra Grant was honored by sound mixer Paul N. J. Ottosson.
L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade
After a three year hiatus, L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade, hosted by Chef Suzanne Goin and partner Caroline Styne along with Chef David Lentz, returned on Saturday to UCLA’s Royce Quad. The culinary cookout, which supports Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and its mission to find better treatments and cures for all kids with cancer, was attended by Timothy Olyphant, Elle Fanning, Dakota Fanning, Melanie Lynskey, Johnny Knoxville and Clea DuVall.
Project Angel Food’s Angel Awards
Project Angel Food’s annual Angel Awards returned on Saturday to honor Sheryl Lee Ralph with the inaugural Sheryl Lee Ralph Legacy Award — presented by Lily Tomlin — while AIDS activist, artist and author Mary Fisher received the 2023 Angel Award.
Knott’s Scary Farm 50th Anniversary Celebration
Knott’s Scary Farm rolled out the black carpet on Saturday in celebration of its 50th anniversary, with guests including Tiffany Haddish, Haley Lu Richardson, Tallulah Willis, Scout Willis, Kaitlyn Dever, Ross Butler and Olivia Holt.
Global Citizen Festival
The Global Citizen Festival returned to Central Park on Saturday with a lineup that included Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Jung Kook, Anitta, Conan Gray, D-Nice, Sofia Carson and Stray Kids, as well as a starry list of speakers including Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, Common, Connie Britton, Danai Gurira, Natasha Lyonne, Busy Philipps, Carmelo Anthony, Padma Lakshmi, Rachel Brosnahan and Sophia Bush.
Ed Sheeran x Lee party
Adam Sandler, Kelly Slater, Allison Holker, Maria Menounos and JoJo Siwa attended a party hosted by Lee at Bootsy Bellows in SoFi Stadium, where attendees enjoyed a private field-level suite at Saturday’s Ed Sheeran concert.
iHeartRadio Music Festival
iHeartMedia hosted the 13th annual iHeartRadio Music Festival at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena over the weekend, featuring two days of performances from Foo Fighters, Fall Out Boy, Kelly Clarkson, Travis Scott, Kane Brown, Lil Wayne, Lil Durk, Lenny Kravitz, Miguel and Public Enemy.
Kinder, Braver Together Pop-Up Launch
Lady Gaga and Cynthia Germanotta attended a kickoff event for the Kinder, Braver Together pop-up in support of the Born This Way Foundation. The shop, which is located in the atrium at Westfield Century City in Los Angeles, is co-hosted by Gaga’s Born This Way and the Cotton On Foundation with a goal to raise $5 million to support youth mental health globally. Every purchase from the Kinder, Braver Together collection in the pop-up, in stores or online directly contributes to Born This Way Foundation’s youth mental health initiatives worldwide.
Environmental Working Group’s CleanCon 2023 took place on Saturday at City Market Social House in downtown Los Angeles, with panelists including Moby, fitness pioneer Tracy Anderson, TV host and actress Arielle Vandenberg, drag-superstar Shea Couleé and chef and TV host Sophia Roe.
Carolyn Pfeiffer’s Chasing the Panther: Adventures and Misadventures of a Cinematic Life events
Producer and author Carolyn Pfeiffer celebrated her memoir Chasing the Panther: Adventures and Misadventures of a Cinematic Life with a party on Friday, hosted by New York Times best-selling author Holly Goldberg Sloan and her husband, filmmaker Gary Rosen. On Saturday and Sunday, the American Cinematheque hosted double-feature screenings of Alan Rudolph films that Pfeiffer produced, where she signed books prior to the screenings and screenwriter Larry Karaszewski moderated the Q&As.
Mr. T Los Angeles one year anniversary
Mr. T, the Los Angeles outpost of the high-end Paris eatery by restaurateur Guillaume Guedj, celebrated its one year anniversary on Saturday.
Killers of the Flower Moon premiere
With actors still on strike, Martin Scorsese joined his producers, crew and members of the Osage Nation at the New York premiere of the Apple film on Wednesday.
Versace Icons Dinner
Donatella Versace and Anne Hathaway hosted the inaugural Versace Icons Dinner on Wednesday in NYC, with attendees including Rachel Brosnahan, Ariana DeBose, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Teyana Taylor, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen, authors Meena Harris and Raquel Willis, activists Aaron Rose Philip, Marley Dias and Nykita Joy, journalist and director Sophia Li, art curator Nicola Vassell and artist Anna Weyant.
She Came to Me special screening
CAA hosted a special screening of She Came To Me on Wednesday with writer-director Rebecca Miller, producer Damon Cardasis, Vertical partner and CEO Peter Jarowey, actress Harlow Jane and Isabel Leonard in attendance.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK premiere
RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K. celebrated its fifth season at the World of Wonder gallery on Wednesday, with support from Adam Shankman, Daniel Franzese, Brett “Leland” McLaughlin and drag queens Blu Hydrangea, Kimora Blac, Scarlett Bobo, Cheryl Hole and Prince.
The Abyss: Special Edition screening
James Cameron attended a Beyond Fest screening and Q&A for his film The Abyss: Special Edition in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Gen V special screening
Prime Video hosted a premiere screening and afterparty for Gen V, the spinoff from The Boys, on Wednesday in Culver City.
Deliver Us premiere
Magnolia Pictures celebrated the L.A. premiere of Deliver Us on Wednesday, with co-director/co-writer/producer/actor Lee Roy Kunz, co-director/producer Cru Ennis, co-writer/producer Kane Kunz and cinematographer/producer Isaac Bauman.
Clooney Foundation for Justice’s Albie Awards
George and Amal Clooney hosted the second annual Albies on Thursday in NYC, shining a spotlight on brave individuals who have devoted their lives to justice. The star-studded guest list included Meryl Streep, Matt Damon, Viola Davis, Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Jeremy Strong, John Oliver, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach.
The Children’s Oncology Support Fund hosted the inaugural Zodiac Ball on Thursday in Los Angeles, hosted by Brooke Burke alongside vice chairs for the evening Barron N. Hilton and Tessa Hilton. Additional attendees included Kate Beckinsale, Tara Reid, Sam Asghari, William Abadie, Mohamed Hadid, Jason Oppenheim, Carly Chaikin and Harley Quinn Smith.
Mississippi Masala WIF screening
On Thursday, WIF (Women In Film, Los Angeles) hosted a screening of Mississippi Masala at Vidiots in Los Angeles. Following the film, writer, director, producer and WIF board member Nisha Ganatra moderated a Q&A with the film’s director, Mira Nair. The film serves as the third installment of WIF’s 50th Anniversary Screening Series, celebrating a film per decade made by women.
Kiss the Ground dinner
Mariska Hargitay, Liev Schreiber, Debra Messing, Rebecca Hall, Rupert Friend, Ben McKenzie and Adrien Brody were among the stars who attended a Kiss the Ground dinner and Common Ground preview at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Tarrytown, New York on Thursday.
City Parks Foundation Dinner and Concert Benefit
City Parks Foundation held its 2023 benefit fundraiser on Thursday in Central Park at the flagship SummerStage venue. This year’s event honored Tom Poleman with the SummerStage Icon Award and Devon Eisenberg with the People & Parks Award. Guests also enjoyed special performances by Train and Tim McGraw, as the event raised over $1.3 million in donations.
Manhunter Beyond Fest screening
Michael Mann took part in a Manhunter screening and Q&A on Thursday as part of Beyond Fest, in partnership with the American Cinematheque.
Nickelodeon and Paramount+’s “We Couldn’t Wait for Halloween!” party
Monster High 2 director and EP Todd Holland stopped for a picture with EP Adam Bonnett at Nickelodeon and Paramount+’s “We Couldn’t Wait for Halloween!” party at Nickelodeon Animation Studio on Thursday.
On Fire screening
Director and star Peter Facinelli attended a screening for his film On Fire in Los Angeles on Thursday, benefitting Global Empowerment Mission Maui Relief and presented by Cineverse. The film has received an interim agreement from SAG.
Redefining Comfort book launch
Jake Arnold celebrated his new book Redefining Comfort in Los Angeles on Thursday alongside Rashida Jones, Ted Sarandos, Nicole Avant and Jen Atkin.
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