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 and the Newport Beach Film Festival.
Newport Beach Film Festival
The 24th annual film fest, which ran Oct. 12 to Oct. 19, honored stars including Patricia Clarkson, Jack Huston, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, William Shatner, Eugenio Derbez, Mark Ronson, Glenn Howerton and Todd Haynes, and featured talks with Rainn Wilson, Judy Blume, Susan Feniger and Bobby Berk.
Good Burger 2 x NYCC
Producers Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell made an appearance at the Paramount + Good Burger 2 panel and Nickelodeon booth at New York Comic-Com.
Legacy Youth Leadership held its third annual Legacy Ball event on Saturday, with the evening’s top honor, the Legacy Award, presented to Scott Evans, while PwC received the Vision Award for their company’s support in helping build the leaders of today.
Family Equality’s LA Impact Gala
Family Equality held its LA Impact: No Place Like Home gala on Saturday, raising more than $350,000 for Family Equality’s critical work on behalf of LGBTQ+ families. Niecy Nash-Betts and Bruce Cohen were honored at the Hollywood event.
National LGBTQ Task Force Gala
On Saturday, The National LGBTQ Task Force held its National Gala at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Hosted by drag performer Latrice Royale and actor Dyllón Burnside, the event honored Pose star Dominique Jackson with the 2023 National Leadership Award.
Last Chance for Animals Gala
Last Chance for Animals, an international animal rights organization, held its annual fundraising gala on Saturday in Beverly Hills, where Diane Warren received the Sam Simon Award in honor of her passionate work as an animal rights and animal welfare activist.
Killers of the Flower Moon premiere
Martin Scorsese joined his producers, crew and Osage consulting team at the Los Angeles premiere of his Apple TV+ film on Monday.
God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards
God’s Love We Deliver, NYC’s only nonprofit provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition services for individuals living with severe illness, hosted its 17th annual Golden Heart Awards on Monday, honoring Ben Platt and Scarlett Johansson for their work on behalf of causes addressing AIDS, cancer, hunger and inclusion.
Queen of New York premiere
Queen of New York, chronicling drag queen Marti Cummings’ run for NY City Council, screened at NewFest in NYC on Monday.
Nyad special screening
Netflix hosted a special L.A. screening of Nyad on Tuesday, followed by a Q&A moderated by journalist David Canfield with co-directors Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, real-life subject Bonnie Stoll (portrayed in the film by Jodie Foster), producers Andrew Lazar and Teddy Schwarzman, writer Julia Cox, composer Alexandre Desplat and cinematographer Claudio Miranda.
Wall Street Journal’s Tech Live Conference
On Monday evening, Arnold Schwarzenegger and John Legend joined the WSJ Tech Live Conference in Laguna Beach.
Soul Mates premiere
Actors Annie Ilonzeh, Charlie Weber and Neal McDonough joined director Mark Gantt at the L.A. premiere of their new dating horror movie on Monday.
FGI Night of Stars Gala
Fashion Group International welcomed leading lights of the fashion, beauty, arts, culture and entertainment worlds to the 39th annual FGI Night of Stars gala on Tuesday night. Fashion designer Dennis Basso received the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Martha Stewart, and Whoopi Goldberg received the American Icon Award.
J Balvin, John Legend, Taylor Hill and Adam Driver were among the stars who attended the Ferrari Gala in NYC on Tuesday, which featured a charitable auction raising funds for the brand’s initiatives supporting education.
Liveable Luxe book party
Brigette Romanek hosted a star-studded cocktail party at her Los Angeles home on Tuesday to celebrate the launch of her debut book, Livable Luxe. Notable guests included Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Rowland, Law Roach, Jessica Alba and Rachel Zoe.
Spirit Day Empire State Building lighting
GLAAD turned the iconic Empire State Building purple ahead of GLAAD’s Spirit Day, where Laverne Cox was joined by GLAAD board members Peppermint and Samantha Lux for the ceremonial lighting.
Spotify Presents: An Evening with Trevor Noah
Spotify hosted a celebration in NYC on Wednesday at Trevor Noah’s “Off The Record Tour” to toast the upcoming launch of his new Spotify original podcast.
City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Gala
City of Hope honored Lyor Cohen, global head of Music at YouTube and Google at its Spirit of Life Gala on Wednesday. The annual event featured a special performance from LL Cool J and DJ Jazzy Jeff, plus a curated “DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic Live!” segment with Slick Rick, Kurtis Blow, Big Daddy Kane, MC Serch, Nice ‘N Smooth, EPMD, Redman, Onyx, Warren G, Domino, Musiq Soulchild, Dru Hill, Ja Rule, T.I., Swizz Beatz and Public Enemy.
A Very Good+ Night of Comedy 2023 Benefit Gala
Good+Foundation, a national nonprofit founded by Jessica Seinfeld that addresses multi-generational poverty, held its marquee fundraiser A Very Good+ Night of Comedy on Wednesday in NYC, featuring headlining performances from Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Jim Gaffigan, Amy Schumer and Ronny Chieng.
Lambda Legal’s 50th-anniversary celebration
Lambda Legal celebrated its 50th anniversary on Wednesday, with CEO Kevin Jennings and a performance by Tony winner Alex Newell.
Gwyneth Paltrow celebrated the launch of good.clean.goop on Wednesday, with an intimate soiree at the goop headquarters.
GLAAD’s Spirit Day concert
GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis and host Frankie Grande presented GLAAD’s fifth annual #SpiritDay Concert on Wednesday, with performances from Lauren Jauregui, VINCINT, The Scarlet Opera and Wayne Brady.
Industry Dance Awards
The 2023 Industry Dance Awards and Cancer Benefit Show, hosted by Amanda Kloots, honored Shirley MacLaine with a lifetime achievement award on Wednesday.
WIF’s 50th-anniversary lunch
WIF hosted a private luncheon with executives from across the entertainment industry, including Victoria Alonso, Amy Baer, Gina Balian, Robbie Brenner, Nicole Clemens, Maha Dakhil and Sue Kroll, on Wednesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of WIF.
Engineering, Science & Technology Emmy Awards
On Wednesday, the 75th annual event — hosted by Adam Savage, special effects designer/producer and host of MythBusters — honored individuals, companies and organizations for developments that have advanced television and elevated the storytelling process.
Love in Gravity premiere
Gina Torres, Jake Borelli, Froy Gutierrez, Jessica Marie Garcia, Lux Pascal, Marcel Ruiz, Lisa Vidal and RK Russell walked the carpet on Wednesday for the premiere of the second season of Love in Gravity.
Women’s Media Awards
The Women’s Media Center hosted its 2023 Women’s Media Awards on Thursday in NYC, honoring Mariska Hargitay, Fredricka Whitfield, Karen Lincoln Michel, Emily Ladau, Koritha Mitchell and Akila Radhakrishnan.
Shadow Brother Sunday screening
Elizabeth Banks led a screening and Q&A for Alden Ehrenreich’s directorial debut short film, in which he also stars, in Los Angeles on Thursday.
To Kill a Tiger premiere
Documentary feature film To Kill a Tiger had its premiere screening in NYC on Thursday, with executive producer Dev Patel, writer/director Nisha Pahuja, EP Rupi Kaur and EP Shivani Rawat.
May December NewFest screening
Director Todd Haynes attended a special screening of his new film and accepted the Queer Visionary Award on Thursday at NewFest.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Billy Porter, Mario Cantone, Vera Wang and Marc Jacobs were among those who attended nonprofit DKMS’ annual gala on Thursday, which raises funds for the fight against blood cancer.
Wrap Dress 50th-anniversary celebration
Diane von Furstenberg hosted a luncheon in NYC to celebrate the iconic dress that put DVF on the map, celebrating the upcoming 50th anniversary of the dress with friends Stephen Burrows, Fran Lebowitz, Bob Colacello, Derek Blasberg, Steven Kolb, Vanessa Friedman and Fabiola Beracasa Beckman.
What Goes Around Comes Around André Leon Talley Collection preview
What Goes Around Comes Around, the leading curator of pre-owned luxury goods and vintage apparel, celebrated the debut of its exclusive capsule from the personal collection of André Leon Talley on Thursday, with guests including Tracee Ellis Ross, Jodie Turner-Smith, Lori Harvey, Big Sean, Liza Koshy and Lily Rabe.
Fashion Reimagined premiere
On Thursday, Fashion Reimagined had its Los Angeles debut with a screening of the movie following a panel discussion about sustainability in the fashion industry, featuring actress Nikki Reed; Jill Zeleznik, chair of the Fashion Design program at Otis College; Amy Powney, creative director of cult fashion label Mother of Pearl; Becky Hutner, director of Fashion Reimagined; and Ibrahim Alhusseini, founder of climate change investment firm FullCycle.
Coco Jones’ “ICU” celebration
Rising R&B songstress Coco Jones celebrated her hit single “ICU” going platinum and the success of her EP What I Didn’t Tell You at an intimate dinner with Grey Goose vodka at Horses on Thursday.
Ulla Johnson dinner
Melanie Lynskey, Dakota Fanning, Gabrielle Union, Cynthia Erivo, Rachel Bilson and Jessica Williams joined Ulla Johnson to celebrate the opening of her Los Angeles boutique on Thursday.