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    Rare Impact Fund Benefit, ‘Loki,’ NY Film Fest and This Week’s Events – The Music news


    Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including Selena Gomez‘s Rare Impact Fund Benefit, a Loki launch event and the New York Film Festival.

    New York Film Festival

    The annual film fest kicked off on Sept. 29 with the premiere of May December, followed by a screening of Maestro on Monday.

    x (L-R) Jessica Elbaum, Sophie Mas, Christine Vachon, Samy Burch, Todd Haynes, Pamela Koffler and Grant S. Johnson attend the red carpet for

    Jessica Elbaum, Sophie Mas, Christine Vachon, Samy Burch, Todd Haynes, Pamela Koffler and Grant S. Johnson attend the red carpet for ‘May December’

    Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

    Fred Berner, Lesli Klainberg, Amy Durning, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Kazu Hiro, Kevin Thompson, Mark Bridges, Nina Bernstein Simmons, Jamie Bernstein, Alexander Bernstein, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Morrow and Josh Singer attend the red carpet for Maestro during the 61st New York Film Festival at David Geffen Hall on October 02, 2023 in New York City.

    Fred Berner, Lesli Klainberg, Amy Durning, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Kazu Hiro, Kevin Thompson, Mark Bridges, Nina Bernstein Simmons, Jamie Bernstein, Alexander Bernstein, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Morrow and Josh Singer attend the red carpet for ‘Maestro’

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    Sinners y Santos launch

    On Friday, new nightclub Sinners y Santros, situated within Level 8, launched in Downtown LA. The opening saw a surprise performance by The Chainsmokers and drew VIPs including Leon Bridges and Dylan Sprouse.

    Leon Bridges, The Chainsmokers (Alex Pall & Drew Taggart) & Dylan Sprouse Celebrate the Launch of Sinners y Santos at Level 8, Downtown LA

    Mark Houston, Alex Pall, Leon Bridges and Jonnie Houston

    Courtesy of Rich Royal

    GEANCO Foundation Gala

    David Oyelowo’s foundation handed out its Leadership Scholarship for Girls — which provides full tuition, housing, healthcare, and social care to young female victims of terrorism and gender inequality in Nigeria — on Sept. 29 in Los Angeles.

    David Oyelowo attends the 2023 GEANCO Foundation Gala at 1 Hotel West Hollywood on September 29, 2023 in West Hollywood, California.

    David Oyelowo

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    Bleu de Chanel dinner

    Chanel hosted an intimate NYC dinner on Saturday to celebrate the new Bleu de Chanel campaign with brand ambassador Timothée Chalamet, staring in images by Mario Sorrenti and a film directed by Martin Scorsese.

    Timothée Chalamet and Martin Scorsese at Chanel Dinner

    Timothée Chalamet and Martin Scorsese

    Julian Ungaro

    May December special screening

    Ari Aster hosted a special screening on behalf of May December at the Crosby Hotel in New York on Saturday. Producers Christine Vachon, Pamela Koffler, Sophie Ma, and Grant Johnson introduced the film, and director Todd Haynes joined for a post-screening Q&A. 

    Ari Aster and Todd Haynes attend Netflix's 'May December' NYC Tastemaker Screening at Crosby Street Hotel on September 30, 2023 in New York City.

    Ari Aster and Todd Haynes

    Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

    Hilarity for Charity Brain Health Dinner

    Hilarity for Charity co-founders Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen hosted a Brain Health Dinner on Saturday in Austin, Texas alongside Jason and Jessica Karp (co-founders of Hu Kitchen) and Manish Vora (founder of Museum of Ice Cream). Guests included Adrian Grenier, James Van Der Beek, Stacy Kiebler, Tony Gonzalez and Sazan Hendrix.

    (L-R) Seth Rogen, Lauren Miller Rogen, Kimberly Van Der Beek, and James Van Der Beek attend HFC’s Brain Health Dinner on September 30, 2023 in Austin, Texas.

    Seth Rogen, Lauren Miller Rogen, Kimberly Van Der Beek and James Van Der Beek

    Rick Kern/Getty Images

    Chrysalis Butterfly Ball

    Chrysalis celebrated its annual Butterfly Ball at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Saturday. The event was hosted by Terry Crews and honored Lionsgate Motion Picture Group’s chair Joe Drake and president Nathan Kahane, along with UTA partner and co-head of talent Chris Hart for their long support of the organization. 

    (L-R) Nathan Kahane, Joe Drake, and Ike Barinholtz attend the 2023 Chrysalis Butterfly Ball at Petersen Automotive Museum on September 30, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

    Nathan Kahane, Joe Drake and Ike Barinholtz

    Vivien Killilea/Getty Images

    (L-R) Terry Crews and Chris Hart attend the 2023 Chrysalis Butterfly Ball at Petersen Automotive Museum on September 30, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

    Terry Crews and Chris Hart

    Vivien Killilea/Getty Images

    GYOPO’s annual Chuseok Benefit

    On Saturday, Randall Park was recognized at GYOPO’s annual Chuseok Benefit, which raises funds to support greater artistic, cultural, political and professional exchange within the diasporic Korean and Asian American communities, providing free, progressive public programs and discourse. Also in attendance were Gina Kwon of Searchlight Television, Laura Kim from Participant Media, Catherine Park of Giant Robot and actor Merle Dandridge.

    GYOPO Chuseok Benefit 2023

    Christine Y. Kim, Randall Park and Yoon Ju Ellie Lee

    Courtesy of Gina Clyne

    Pet Sematary: Bloodlines special screening

    Paramount+ hosted an advanced special screening of the upcoming original film Pet Sematary: Bloodlines at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Saturday with filmmaker Lindsey Anderson Beer. 

    Director + Writer Lindsey Anderson Beer attends

    Lindsey Anderson Beer

    Randy Shropshire/Getty Images

    Hail to the King: A Celebration of Roger Corman event

    Beyond Fest hosted a screening and Q&A event, in partnership with the American Cinematheque, celebrating Roger Corman on Saturday.

    (L-R): Panel Moderator Mick Garris, Producer Jon Davison, Filmmaker Roger Corman (seated), Filmmaker Joe Dante, Filmmaker Allan Arkush, FIlmmaker Amy Holden and Filmmaker Ron Howard

    Panel moderator Mick Garris, producer Jon Davison, filmmaker Roger Corman (seated), filmmaker Joe Dante, filmmaker Allan Arkush, filmmaker Amy Holden and filmmaker Ron Howard

    Jared Cowan/American Cinematheque

    Pickle! for Purpose

    The Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation hosted celebrities and professional players for its inaugural celebrity pickleball tournament, Pickle! for Purpose, at Pepperdine University on Saturday. June Diane Raphael, Becca Tilley, Dinah Jane, Johnny Sibilly and Erin Lim Rhodes were among the stars who took part.

    (L-R) Becca Tilley and Colton Underwood attend Pickle! For Purpose Celebrity Pickleball Tournament at Pepperdine University on September 30, 2023 in Malibu, California.

    Becca Tilley and Colton Underwood

    Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

    June Diane Raphael attends Pickle! For Purpose Celebrity Pickleball Tournament at Pepperdine University on September 30, 2023 in Malibu, California.

    June Diane Raphael

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    Toni Braxton for Aurinia’s Get Uncomfortable Campaign 

    Toni Braxton visited the Aurinia Parma “Get Uncomfortable” booth at the Walk to End Lupus Now LA event on Saturday. The artist is a spokesperson for the “Get Uncomfortable” campaign which focuses on kidney health in lupus patients. 

    Toni Braxton visits the Aurinia Parma booth at the Walk to End Lupus Now LA event on September 30, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. The artist and entrepreneur is the spokesperson for the Get Uncomfortable with Lupus Nephritis campaign which focuses on kidney health in lupus patients.

    Toni Braxton

    Gonzalo Marroquin/Getty Images

    Malibu Triathlon

    Athletes and Hollywood stars including Chace Crawford, Diplo, Ben Higgins, Trixie Mattel and Timothy Olyphant came together to swim, run and bike through Zuma Beach on Sunday at the 38th annual Malibu Triathlon, benefiting the Pediatric Cancer Research Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. 

    Chace Crawford attends the 38th Annual Malibu Triathlon benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on October 01, 2023 in Malibu, California.

    Chace Crawford

    Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images

    Diplo participates within the 38th Annual Malibu Triathlon benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on October 01, 2023 in Malibu, California.

    Diplo

    Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images

    Broadway Acts for Abortion

    Martha Plimpton and Jenn Lyon hosted the Broadway Acts for Abortion event on Sunday, bringing together the best of Broadway, karaoke, live auctions, surprise guests, all while raising critical funds and awareness about reproductive justice. John Cameron Mitchell, Kelli O’Hara, Bonnie Milligan, Ann Dowd and Cecily Strong took part in the event, which was put on by Plimpton and Kellie Overbey’s non-profit organization A is For, that was created to destigmatize abortion through the arts.

    Martha Plimpton, Cecily Strong, John Cameron Mitchell, Bonnie Milligan, Ann Dowd

    Martha Plimpton, Cecily Strong, John Cameron Mitchell, Bonnie Milligan and Ann Dowd

    Dianna Bush Photography

    Best in Drag show

    The annual event benefitting the Alliance for Housing and Healing, the housing arm of APLA Health — the single largest provider of housing and housing support services in Los Angeles County for people living with HIV/AIDS — returned on Sunday with help from celebrity judges Lisa Ann Walter, Nicole Maines, Kathy Kinney and Diana Maria Riva.

    Lisa Ann Walter attends the 2023 Best In Drag Show Benefitting Alliance For Housing And Healing AHH The Housing Arm Of APLA Health at The Orpheum Theatre on October 01, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

    Lisa Ann Walter

    Unique Nicole/Getty Images

    Judy Greer attends the 2023 Best In Drag Show Benefitting Alliance For Housing And Healing AHH The Housing Arm Of APLA Health at The Orpheum Theatre on October 01, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

    Judy Greer

    Unique Nicole/Getty Images

    Loki launch event

    Disney+ hosted a launch event in Hollywood on Monday for the second season of Marvel series Loki.

    Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios speaks onstage during the LOKI Season 2 Launch Event – Los Angeles at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on October 02, 2023.

    Kevin Feige

    Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

    Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Brad Winderbaum, Executive, Television, Streaming, Animation, Marvel Feature Film Production, Kevin R. Wright and Kasra Farahani attend the LOKI Season 2 Launch Event – Los Angeles at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on October 02, 2023.

    Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Brad Winderbaum, Executive, Television, Streaming, Animation for Marvel feature film production, Kevin R. Wright and Kasra Farahani

    Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

    Veeps All Access launch party

    Live Nation-affiliated company and live and on-demand performances destination Veeps celebrated the launch of its new offering, All Access, with an intimate celebration hosted by co-founders Benji Madden and Joel Madden in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Guests included their wives Cameron Diaz and Nicole Richie, as well as Sofia Richie Grainge, Orville Peck, Reggie Watts and Chase Atlantic. Attendees were also treated to a live performance by Joel and Benji’s band Good Charlotte, marking their first public show in five years.

    Veeps All Access Launch Party

    Joel Madden, Nicole Richie, Sofia Richie Grainge, Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden

    Courtesy of Jordan Kelsey Knight

    Veeps All Access Launch Party

    Good Charlotte performing at the event

    Courtesy of Jordan Kelsey Knight

    She Came to Me special screening

    Anne Hathaway, Marisa Tomei and writer-director Rebecca Miller walked the carpet (after receiving an interim agreement from SAG-AFTRA) at a special screening of their new film in New York on Tuesday.

    (L-R) Anne Hathaway, Rebecca Miller and Marisa Tomei attend the

    Anne Hathaway, Rebecca Miller and Marisa Tomei

    Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

    (L-R) Judy Gold, Anne Hathaway, Evan A. Ellison, Harlow Jane, Marisa Tomei, Brian d'Arcy James, and Dale Soules attend the "She Came To Me" New York Screening at Metrograph on October 03, 2023 in New York City.

    Judy Gold, Anne Hathaway, Evan A. Ellison, Harlow Jane, Marisa Tomei, Brian d’Arcy James and Dale Soules

    Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

    “Spike Lee: Creative Sources” exhibition opening

    The Brooklyn Museum celebrated the opening of Spike Lee’s new “Creative Sources” exhibit on Tuesday alongside David Byrne, Giancarlo Esposito, Laurence Fishburne, Roger Guenveur Smith, Dean Winters, Don Lemon and Sunny Hostin.

    Spike Lee

    Spike Lee

    Deonté Lee/BFA.com

    Rare Impact Fund Benefit 

    Selena Gomez hosted the inaugural Rare Impact Fund Benefit: A Night of Radiance & Reflection in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The event supported the Rare Impact Fund’s mission to reduce the stigma associated with mental health and expand access to mental health services and education for young people around the world, and was emceed by Martin Short with performances from H.E.R. and Marshmello.

    Martin Short and Selena Gomez attend as Selena Gomez hosts the Inaugural Rare Impact Fund Benefit Supporting Youth Mental Health on October 04, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

    Martin Short and Selena Gomez

    Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images

    HER performs onstage as Selena Gomez hosts the Inaugural Rare Impact Fund Benefit Supporting Youth Mental Health on October 04, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

    H.E.R.

    Monica Schipper/Getty Images

    Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneer of the Year dinner

    Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation recognized late MGM and United Artists Releasing Distribution Chief Erik Lomis posthumously as the 2023 Pioneer of the Year. Patricia Laucella, Lomis’ wife, and daughters Nicole and Natalia accepted the award, which was bestowed upon them by Philadelphia Eagles’ mascot Swoop at the Foundation’s Pioneer of the Year dinner in Beverly Hills on Wednesday.

    Chris Aronson, Philadelphia Eagles mascot Swoop, and Patricia Laucella are seen during 2023 Pioneer Of The Year A Celebration of Erik Lomis presented by Amazon and MGM Studios at The Beverly Hilton on October 04, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.

    Chris Aronson, Philadelphia Eagles mascot Swoop and Patricia Laucella

    Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

    Paul Thomas Anderson speaks onstage during 2023 Pioneer Of The Year A Celebration of Erik Lomis presented by Amazon and MGM Studios at The Beverly Hilton on October 04, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.

    Paul Thomas Anderson

    Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

    A Very Good Girl premiere

    Dolly de Leon and Kathryn Bernardo walked the carpet on Wednesday at the premiere of A Very Good Girl in Los Angeles.

    Kathryn Bernardo and Dolly De Leon attend the US premiere of A Very Good Girl at Pacific Design Center on October 04, 2023 in West Hollywood, California.

    Kathryn Bernardo and Dolly De Leon

    David Livingston/Getty Images

    Totally Killer Beyond Fest screening

    Totally Killer director Nahnatchka Khan participated in a Q&A with filmmaker Christopher Landon at Beyond Fest on Wednesday.

    Beyond Fest Screening Totally Killer

    Nahnatchka Khan poses with the crowd

    Brendan Kimmet/American Cinematheque

    All-In 4 Change luncheon

    Harrah’s Resort Southern California hosted its eighth annual All-In 4 Change luncheon on Wednesday, awarding $150,000 in grants to some of Southern California’s most deserving nonprofit organizations. To amplify the recognition of this year’s winners, the property hosted its Mayor of Funner, Jane Lynch, as the official emcee to announce the grant recipients. 

    Jane Lynch x SoCal Nonprofits

    Jane Lynch and the Frosted Faces Foundation

    Courtesy of Harrah’s Resort Southern California

    New York City Ballet 2023 Fall Gala

    New York City Ballet hosted its Fall Gala on Thursday, which raised $3.75M in honor of the company’s 75th anniversary. Andy Cohen, Diane Kruger, Norman Reedus, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Naomi Watts, Ariana DeBose, Karen Pittman, Molly Ringwald, Al Roker, Amy Sedaris, Christy Turlington  and Justin Theroux were among the stars in attendance.

    Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick attend the New York City Ballet 2023 Fall Fashion Gala at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center on October 05, 2023 in New York City.

    Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

    Cindy Ord/Getty Images

    (L-R) Norman Reedus and Diane Kruger attend the New York City Ballet 2023 Fall Fashion Gala at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center on October 05, 2023 in New York City.

    Norman Reedus and Diane Kruger

    Cindy Ord/Getty Images

    Los Angeles Philharmonic Gala

    On Thursday, the Los Angeles Philharmonic marked the 20th anniversary of Walt Disney Concert Hall at its annual gala concert by paying homage to Frank Gehry, a longtime friend of the LA Phil and the architect behind the iconic downtown L.A. venue. Guests included Alejandro González Iñárritu, Christoph Waltz, Geneva Lewis, Helen Hunt and John Williams.

    (L-R) Herbie Hancock, Frank Gehry and Gustavo Dudamel attend The Los Angeles Philharmonic's 20th Anniversary Gala honoring Frank Gehry at Walt Disney Concert Hall on October 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

    Herbie Hancock, Frank Gehry and Gustavo Dudamel

    Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

    Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu (L) and John Williams attend the LA Phil Gala celebrating Frank Gehry on October 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

    Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu and John Williams

    Tiffany Rose/Getty Images

    IWC Schaffhausen Rodeo flagship re-opening

    IWC Schaffhausen celebrated the grand re-opening of its renovated Rodeo Drive boutique on Thursday alongside Simu Liu, Aaron Paul, Damson Idris, Casey Affleck and fashion designer Greg Lauren.

    (L-R) Casey Affleck, Lauren Parsekian, and Aaron Paul attend the IWC Schaffhausen Rodeo flagship re-opening at IWC Boutique on October 05, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.

    Casey Affleck, Lauren Parsekian and Aaron Paul

    Monica Schipper/Getty Images

    Simu Liu attends the IWC Schaffhausen Rodeo flagship re-opening at IWC Boutique on October 05, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.

    Simu Liu

    Monica Schipper/Getty Images

    Boys & Girls Club Gala

    Alejandra L., a local Texas youth and first-generation Mexican American, was awarded the National Youth Of The Year by the Boys & Girls Club of America on Thursday’s gala. Celebrity attendees included Misty Copeland, Gladys Knight, Ashanti, Christopher Jackson, Craig Melvin, J.B. Smoove and Ruth Carter.

    Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer and Boys and Girls Club alum, attends Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year Gala at Cipriani South Street in New York City.

    Misty Copeland

    Courtesy of Adam Hunger/AP Images for Boys & Girls Clubs of America

    Ruth Carter, Academy Award-winning costume designer and Boys and Girls Club alum, and J. B. Smoove, stand-up comic and Boys and Girls Club alum, attend Boys and; Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year Gala at Cipriani South Street in New York City.

    Ruth Carter and J. B. Smoove

    Courtesy of Adam Hunger/AP Images for Boys & Girls Clubs of America

    The Persian Version screening

    Sony Pictures Classics and Cinema Society hosted a screening of The Persian Version in New York on Thursday with writer/director Maryam Keshavarz.

    Michael Barker, Maryam Keshavarz, Tom Bernard

    Michael Barker, Maryam Keshavarz and Tom Bernard

    David Benthal/BFA



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