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MUSEUM OF WEED, LA
Aug
3
to Sep 29

MUSEUM OF WEED, LA

  • 720 North Cahuenga Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90038 United States (map)
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Exclusive VIP Preview on Thursday, August 1, 2019

Deets: Building on its long-standing commitment to combat the stigma associated with cannabis, and to help shed light on the important social justice issues surrounding marijuana, Weedmaps today announced that the Weedmaps Museum of Weed will open to the public on August 3, 2019 in Hollywood, California.

“Today in the United States, someone is arrested for non-violent possession of cannabis every 48 seconds,” said Chris Beals, CEO of Weedmaps. “That’s over 650,000 arrests annually, consuming hundreds of millions of dollars and resources from law enforcement efforts. There has been too little discussion of the role that the prohibition played in a number of historical and ongoing social injustices.”

The 30,000 square-foot Weedmaps Museum of Weed is meticulously curated with interactive exhibits, art installations, historical artifacts and more, aiming to shed light on the tie between cannabis prohibition and racially disparate policies in hopes to drive advocacy and reform efforts.

“Our goal with the Weedmaps Museum of Weed is to demystify cannabis and its role in society, and to draw attention to the impact prohibition of cannabis has had on various social groups in the U.S. and beyond,” said Beals.  

Located at 720 North Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood, the museum will inhabit seven exhibits and a special Plant Lab section:

●      Pre-Prohibition: Depicts the early history of the many uses of cannabis and hemp.

●      Age Of Madness: Provides a visual look at the hysteria perpetuated by prohibition.

●      Counterculture Revolution: Explores cannabis’ journey into the fabric of the 60s, from the hippie culture to activism.

●      Behind Closed Doors: Takes visitors to the start of the war on drugs, when Richard Nixon introduced the DEA, and the people responded with foundations like NORML.

●      Entrapment: Delves into the Reagan years and the government-driven propaganda that led to systematic mass incarceration of minorities.

●      Dose of Compassion: Shows how the AIDS epidemic drove California’s ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana through a slice of life story.

●      Legalization: A look at how both medicinal and recreational cannabis reform has evolved over the last decade and how pop culture has aided in normalizing cannabis.

●      The Plant Lab: An interactive exhibit that explores everything from cannabinoids to terpenes and the latest technology and breakthrough medical research that can help shape the future of the plant and its role in society.

“Visitors to the Weedmaps Museum of Weed will experience an accurate, unfiltered exploration into the world of cannabis throughout history,” said Beals. “The Weedmaps Museum of Weed will combine all the immersive elements you’d expect to find in the world’s finest museums across multiple categories, including cultural, fine art and natural history. There will also be plenty of artistic installations for those who want to share meaningful moments socially.”

Developed in partnership with VIRTUE, the Los Angeles-based creative agency born from Vice Media in 2006, the Weedmaps Museum of Weed will be open for a limited time, and will feature a gift shop with a robust collection of custom apparel, commemorative pop culture keepsakes, and a variety of cannabis trinkets. Additionally, the museum will house a full cafe catered by award-winning Crateful Catering. No cannabis or CBD products will be sold on-site.

“Under close guidance of Weedmaps, we developed a completely legitimate museum experience that accurately displays the antique artifacts you'd expect from a natural history museum, the artwork you'd expect in a modern art museum, the interactive education you'd expect from a family museum, and, yes, even all the mind-melting Instagram opportunities you'd expect from a branded weed museum” says Jonathan Santoro, Executive Creative Director, Virtue LA. “By paying respect to the plant, its history, and all those who helped– and hurt– its cultural growth, we think audiences will be blown away by just how wild the truth is.”   

Beals adds, "Despite increasing efforts to decriminalize cannabis, and overwhelming evidence about its benefits, stigma around weed continues to run deep,” added Beals. “Through the Weedmaps Museum of Weed, we hope to provide visitors with a robust understanding of the highs and lows of cannabis history, and to create a stronger understanding of the importance of this plant and its potential.”

Spotted: (At the opening party) Vanessa Hudgens, Ireland Baldwin, Mustard (DJing), Christina Milian, Tyler Henry, Rachel McCord, Eve Harlow, Erika De La Cruz, Tommy Chong, Ashlee Simpson Ross, Evan Ross, Bentley the Pom LA

Hint for the Average Socialite: The Weedmaps Museum of Weed will officially open with an exclusive reception on August 1st, followed by a grand opening on August 3rd. Open for a limited time only, the Weedmaps Museum of Weed will close on September 29, 2019. For more information about the Weedmaps Museum of Weed, including ticket sales, hours of operation, private party reservations and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.themuseumofweed.com

Tickets are available now!

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NETFLIX'S STRANGER THINGS AT HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 2019, LA & ORLANDO
Sep
6
to Nov 2

NETFLIX'S STRANGER THINGS AT HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 2019, LA & ORLANDO

@HorrorNights

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Deets:  Netflix’s supernatural thriller, “Stranger Things” returns to “Halloween Horror Nights” 2019 at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort debuting all-new mazes inspired by seasons 2 and 3 of the critically-acclaimed series.

This year’s chilling mazes pick up where last year’s mazes left off, continuing the suspenseful storyline where a predatory entity terrorizes the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, and delving even further into the parallel universe, referred to as the Upside Down. The mazes on both coasts will also parallel the hit show as it leaps forward to 1985, taking guests on a terrifying excursion through portions of “Stranger Things 3,” which begins streaming July 4 on Netflix. As with the previous mazes, Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort are partnering with Netflix and the creators and executive producers of “Stranger Things” to create authentic representations of the blockbuster series.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims inside their own horror film. Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season. And, the streets of each park’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing scare-actors lunge from every darkened corner.

“Halloween Horror Nights” begins Friday, September 6 in Orlando and on Friday, September 13 in Hollywood. Additional details about the events will be revealed soon. Limited time ticket offers and vacation packages for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights are on sale now.

Hint For The Average Socialite: “Halloween Horror Nights” begins Friday, September 6 in Orlando and on Friday, September 13 in Hollywood. Additional details about the events will be revealed soon. Limited time ticket offers and vacation packages for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights are on sale now. For more information and to purchase tickets when available, please visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

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MODS DIGITAL ART MUSEUM, LA
Sep
8
to Jun 8

MODS DIGITAL ART MUSEUM, LA

Deets: ***Average Socialite is a proud partner of the first Digital Arts Museum in the USA!***

Opened May 15, 2019

Hot Spot: 8500 Beverly Blvd #656, Los Angeles, CA

WELCOME TO AN IMMERSIVE WORLD OF CULTURE & CREATIVITY

MODS Digital Art Museum is a world full of live images reacting on motion. You will have a chance to visit a magical world with incredible Illusions supported by very unique technology. Come and take numerous amount of incredible pictures and videos and be a part of MODS world.

Check out photos from our exclusive VIP party!

Hint For The Average Socialite: Get 9% off presale tickets ~ available now! (Presale ends 5/12)

FOR GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS:  You can use your tickets any day and time after the opening date.

FOR VIP TICKETS: Please email Kristina@mods-museum.com to reserve a new time slot with a photographer, it’s flexible.

NEW OPERATING HOURS:
Monday: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday: 10AM-9PM
Wednesday: 10AM-9PM
Thursday: 10AM-9PM
Friday : 10AM-9PM
Saturday: 10AM-8PM
Sunday: 11AM-6PM

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MUSEUM OF ILLUSIONS (2.0) + UPSIDE DOWN HOUSE, LA
Sep
8
to Sep 13

MUSEUM OF ILLUSIONS (2.0) + UPSIDE DOWN HOUSE, LA

Deets: Average Socialite is a proud partner of The Museum of Illusions!

THIS IS A PERMANENT MUSEUM.

The Museum Of Illusions has undergone a massive upgrade to enrich the experience of our visitors! There are two separate exhibits in ONE location- 3D Illusions and Upside Down House.

3D Illusions Exhibit

All of the existing 3D artworks are changed, and we are pleased to announce that top 3D artists from around the world will be participating in the upgrade. The museum will open with the new paintings on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

A visitor to the Museum of Illusions is not a passive observer but a full-fledged participant of the paintings created by the best artists. This is a place where photography is not just encouraged – it is part and parcel of the exhibition. The museum of optical illusions is intended to fill visitors’ photo albums with vivid and unusual photographs. Everyone finds something to their liking here because we tried to cover every topic of interest for the humankind. The Museum of optical illusions opens its doors for the viewers of all ages, without restrictions, and guarantees – no one will feel bored!

Immerse yourself in different optical illusion settings and create memorable photographs with your imagination!

Upside Down House Exhibit - Coming June 1, 2019
20% Off Pre-Sale Tickets Available Now!
Are You Ready To Have Your World Turned Upside Down?

Coming soon to the Museum of 3D Illusions is our brand new exhibit, the UPSIDE DOWN HOUSE! Everyone has a perfect, dream house, but you’ve never dreamed of anything like this. It features 7 different interactive upside down rooms: the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, and more! You’ll know what it’s like to walk on walls.

You’ll amaze your friends and family when they see you dancing on the ceiling. You won’t be bored sitting on the couch when it’s hanging above you! At the Upside Down House, you and your friends are in for a unique house party like no other.

Check out COVERAGE of our Opening VIP Party in 2018!

Hint For The Average Socialite:

20% OFF Pre-sale tickets for the REVAMPED 3D Illusions are available here.

All-access passes include admission to BOTH the 3D Illusions and Upside Down House exhibits for $30.

  • Regular priced tickets $25. Children’s ticket (6-12 years) will be $12.

  • Children ages 5 and under are FREE. Strollers are permitted.

  • No food, drinks, dogs, rollerblades or skateboards allowed.

  • First entry at 10AM, last entry at 11PM. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $25, depending on availability.

  • Please note that due to overwhelming popularity we advise to come early & expect a wait on holidays and weekends. 

  • $20 Parking: 1724 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90028 or park at Hollywood & Highland.

  • 30+ artworks.

  • Expect to spend an hour at the museum.

  • Photography encouraged.

  • VIP tickets include personal photo shooting & a special gift. 

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LA PRESS FREEDOM WEEK, LA
Sep
16
to Sep 20

LA PRESS FREEDOM WEEK, LA

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Deets: LA Press Freedom Week is a week-long slate of events in collaboration with the Committee to Protect Journalists, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press that will spotlight conversations around the protection of the First Amendment and engage the public and the journalism community in and around Los Angeles. With three anchor events amid a series of satellite ones, leading experts, top journalists, and supporting partners, LA Press Freedom Week will highlight the threats to a free press — and show what we can all do to defend it.

Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 | Press Freedom and Elections 

Moderator: Ramzy Malouki (West Coast News Bureau Chief, French Canal+ Group)

Panelists: Kathleen Carroll (Chair of the Board, Committee to Protect Journalists), Maria Ressa (CEO, Rappler), Blanka Zöldi (Investigative Journalist, Direkt 36), Terry Tang (Deputy Op-Ed Editor, Los Angeles Times)

Location: Paley Center for Media

This year saw elections unfolding around the globe in places like India, South Africa, Guatemala and Tunisia, while in the United States, primary season began to heat up. This conversation will explore the particular challenges for journalists and threats to press freedom and democracy that emerge around elections both globally and in the United States. Meher Tatna, of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will offer opening remarks.

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 | Press Freedom and Diversity: Whose Voice Gets Included?

Moderator: Lester Holt (Anchor, “NBC Nightly News” & “Dateline NBC”)

Panel discussion moderated by Dale Cohen, director of the Documentary Film Legal Clinic at the UCLA School of Law, and legal experts who explore the ways that weak legal protections for press freedom in one country can spill into another. Lorenzo Soria, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will offer closing remarks.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 | Unsealed: A New State of Transparency in Police Conduct

Moderator: Megan Garvey (Managing Editor, Southern California Public Radio)

Panelists I: Jeff Glasser (General Counsel, Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune), Katie Townsend (Legal Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press)

Panelists II: Dana Amihere (Data Editor, Southern California Public Radio), Jeremiah Dobruck (Breaking News Editor, Long Beach Post), Alex Emslie (Criminal Justice reporter, KQED-FM), Jack Leonard (Senior Editor, Investigations, Los Angeles Times)

Location: KPCC + LAist | The Crawford Family Forum

Press freedom and the public’s right to know go hand in hand. Until this year, California had some of the most secretive laws in the country when it came to police records. Senate Bill 1421 helped unseal information about police misconduct and deadly use of force. The California Reporting Project, a statewide journalism coalition of more than 30 newsrooms, has been reporting on police conduct in their communities based on these records. Hear from representatives of the Los Angeles Times, KPCC + LAist, KQED News, the Long Beach Post and the Reporters Committee who fought for the legislation and have published several investigations since the law passed in January.

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THE BRICK BAR, LA
Sep
19
to Sep 22

THE BRICK BAR, LA

@thebrickbars

@thebrickbars

Deets: After amazing events overseas, weeks of planning and building, we are sending the Brick Bar to LA for you to come and play with. The event will only be in LA for FOUR NIGHTS WITH TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

This Pop-Up, is the first of its kind and will consist of over 1 million blocks, transported and assembled into the ultimate nostalgia trip. The bar will feature sculptures made completely from building blocks as well as an abundance of blocks for people to shape into their own creations. There will also be local DJ’s spinning tunes all day.

This unique bar will be sold on a first come first serve basis with tickets limited and will only run for two nights so get them while you can. We will have an Instagram worthy menu as well including a Brick Burger and Cocktails!

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

Please note: Under 21's must be accompanied by an adult and should attend prior to 6pm.

There will also be lots of prizes to be won for the best builders!

Ticket prices include entry for 90 minutes in the bar, lots of prizes to be won, ping pong (table made from 22,500 bricks), and most importantly, amazing instagram photos to make your friends have serious FOMO.

See their FacebookWebsite and Instagram for photos and videos of the last event!

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What’s Trending: @thebrickbars #thebrickbars

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WINEPAS, LA
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

WINEPAS, LA

Courtesy of WinePas

Courtesy of WinePas

Deets: Old Town Pasadena introduces WinePas, Old Pasadena’s new Fall Food & Wine Crawl that will take place on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. WinePas brings together some of Old Town Pasadena's best restaurants, wine bars and local businesses for one special evening showcasing gourmet bites, delicious wines, all while offering exclusive discounts at some of Pasadena’s top local retail shops to directly benefit the Pasadena Educational Foundation.

WinePas will start at 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm and guests will have a special WinePas Host who will lead each group along the WinePas Fall Food & Wine Crawl to enjoy some retail therapy, Two Gourmet Bites from each restaurant and Two Wine Tastings provided by The Cellar at each stop along the way! The Title Host and Sponsor of this year’s WinePas will be Michael Calderon “Mr. Pasadena,” who will also be present to share his love and continuous support of Pasadena.

Restaurants and chefs participating in WinePas include Chef Erwin Tjahyadi and Bone Kettle, Ervin Galvan and We Olive, Chef Elena Vegaand Maestro, Chef Tim Shu and Fishwives, Leo Temory and The Cellar, and Mercedes Raffulls, Jasmine Lymon and The Pan. Top local retailers that will be featured are Whimsy Pasadena; Pasadena's newest event and party venue, Sugarfina; a luxury candy boutique, Finn + Willow; charming boutique offering iconic fashion brands, Gold Bug; a gallery with contemporary art of over 100 artists, and Twigzz; a creative imaging and floral design studio. 

WinePas is a 21 and over event. Please enjoy responsibly, and WinePas strongly recommends using a rideshare service such as Lyft or Uber to and from the event. For more information, please visit www.WinePas.com.

About Pasadena Educational Foundation: 
Pasadena Educational Foundation unites the power of Pasadena’s committed community to help raise between $12 and $15 million dollars a year for the Pasadena Unified School District. Those funds include large government grants, foundation grants, individual, and corporate donations, which together help us support myriad essential programs from the large to the small. Some programs are run by PEF, others by PUSD, and still others represent various levels of partnership. From the smallest Friendship Bench to the largest Magnet Program, PEF works with our community partners to impact every student, every school, every day.

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are available atwww.WinePas.com for $49.00 per person. Each WinePas ticket includes a pass to the Fall Food & Wine Crawl featuring Two Gourmet Bites from each restaurant and Two Wine Tastings, along with exclusive discounts at each of the participating retailers.

What’s Trending: @winepasadena #WinePas

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Q&A SCREENING OF THE REPORT, LA
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Q&A SCREENING OF THE REPORT, LA

#thereport

#thereport

Deets: THE REPORT is a thriller based on actual events. Idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program created in the aftermath of 9/11. Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a shocking secret from the American public. THE REPORT is written and directed by Scott Z. Burns, and the film also stars Jon Hamm, Sarah Goldberg, Michael C. Hall, Douglas Hodge, Fajer Kaisi, Ted Levine, Jennifer Morrison, Tim Blake Nelson, Linda Powell, Matthew Rhys, T. Ryder Smith, Corey Stoll, and Maura Tierney.

Who You May Spot: Director Scott Z Burns and Producer Jennifer Fox

Hint For The Average Socialite: RSVP Here.

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What's Trending: @deadline @amazonvideo #adamdriver #annettebening #thereport


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BOOK SIGNING WITH ANTONI POROWSKI, LA
Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

BOOK SIGNING WITH ANTONI POROWSKI, LA

@BNEventsGrove

@BNEventsGrove

Deets: Meet Antoni Porowski, star of Netflix's Queer Eye, to celebrate the release of his cookbook, Antoni in The Kitchen.

Antoni Porowski, the food and wine guru on Netflix's sensation Queer Eye, meets people where they live—literally. With appealing vulnerability, he shows cooks of all levels how to become more confident and casual in the kitchen. The verve and naturalness of his approach earned raves from Food & Wine and Bon Appétit to GQ and the New York Times, which noted his dishes prove that “sometimes simple is anything but simplistic.”

Some of the recipes in this book are weeknight, healthy-ish meals, while others are perfect for off-the-cuff entertaining. Visual stunners, they’re often composed of fewer than five ingredients. Whether Bastardized Easy Ramen; Malaysian Chili Shrimp; Roasted Carrots with Carrot-Top Pesto; or Salty Lemon Squares, all can be carried off with panache, even by beginners.

Who You May Spot: Antoni Porowski

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets can be purchased here.

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What’s Trending: @BNEventsGrove @antoni #BNTalks #QueerEye #AntoniintheKitchen

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14TH ANNUAL BRENT SHAPIRO FOUNDATION SUMMER SPECTACULAR, LA
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

14TH ANNUAL BRENT SHAPIRO FOUNDATION SUMMER SPECTACULAR, LA

@BrentShapiroOrg

@BrentShapiroOrg

Deets: The Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention will hold its highly anticipated Summer Spectacular in Beverly Hills on Saturday, September 21st. The invite-only gala celebrates the 14th year of the foundation, which has raised over $12 million for drug awareness and prevention, focused on high-risk communities.

Hosted by actress, producer and activist Eva Longoria with musical performances by Sheila E. and Pia Toscano, this year’s gala will bestow the foundation’s Spirit of Sobriety Award upon actor, producer and writer Will Arnett who has been very candid both personally and through his work on Flaked, about his sobriety. Past recipients of the award include Joe Manganiello, Rob Lowe, Jack Osbourne, Harry Hamlin, Sugar Ray Leonard, Christopher Lawford Kennedy, and Patrick J. Kennedy. 

Foundation creators Robert and Linell Shapiro will also present three full ride college scholarships and ten $5000 college scholarships to members of Brent’s Club, its educational drug prevention program, for successfully completing high school without failing a drug test.

Prominent entertainment industry leaders and celebrities will gather to recognize advances in drug prevention and rally around the growing movement to end the disease. Past event attendees have included Sofia Vergara, Diana Ross, Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Mario Lopez, Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Sharon Stone and many others. 

The Summer Spectacular gala raises money for the heart of the foundation, Brent’s Club. Brent’s Club was created as a drug prevention program working in conjunction with The Boys & Girls Club of America. Brent’s Club programs educate pre-teens and teens about the consequences of drug use and works to prevent the formation of dangerous habits, actively showing children how to lead drug-free lives. Members participate in regular drug testing and as a free, rewards-based program, it sponsors community outings and once-in-a-lifetime activities, from NBA star basketball camps to celebrity meet-and-greets. Ultimately, a number of sober graduates are rewarded with college scholarships funded by the foundation. Brent’s Club currently serves over 5,213 children through programs in 16 locations in Boyle Heights (sponsored by the L.A. Dodgers), Monterey Park, Malibu, Long Beach, the Bronx (sponsored by the New York Giants) and Chicago (sponsored by the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls). Brent’s Club just launched their newest location at the Learning Lab Ventures in North East LA (sponsored by the Detroit Pistons) and will have three more locations opening before the end of the year.

About The Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention
Robert and Linell Shapiro created the Brent Shapiro Foundation and Brent’s Club following their son Brent’s death to honor his life and promote prevention and awareness of chemical dependence. The foundation’s mission is to save lives through awareness and effective programs that incentivize kids to abstain from drugs and alcohol. For more information on the foundation, visit www.brentshapiro.org.

Who You May Spot: Will Arnell, Eva Longoria, Sheila E., Pia Toscano

Hint For The Average Socialite: This is strictly invite only.

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HEARTS OF GOLD CONCERT, LA
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

HEARTS OF GOLD CONCERT, LA

@lalgbtcenter

@lalgbtcenter

Deets: On Saturday, September 21, the Los Angeles LGBT Center will present a star-studded Hearts of Gold concert and multimedia show at the Greek Theatre. This once-in-a-lifetime evening will celebrate the Center’s momentous 50th anniversary and five decades of the fight for LGBT equality.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond since 1969. Today the Center's nearly 700 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.

SPONSORS:
2019 Diamond Sponsors: American Airlines, Ariadne Getty Foundation, LIVING OUT, Nederlander Concerts, and Wells Fargo; Platinum Sponsors: Audi of America, Comcast NBCUniversal, Bill Frew, HBO, and Warner Bros.

Who You May Spot: Performers Sia (Pop Icon), Rufus Wainwright (Singer-Songwriter/Composer), Ty Herndon(Country Artist), Jenifer Lewis (Actress/Author/Activist), Valentina (RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars, FOX’s Rent: Live), and Thelma Houston (Singer/Actor), as well as participants Lily Tomlin(Actor/Activist), Jane Fonda (Actor/Activist), Kathy Griffin (Comedian/Activist), Nico Santos(Actor/Comedian), Zeke Smith (Survivor), Tig Notaro (Comedian), Bruce Vilanch(Comedian/Writer), Karamo Brown (Queer Eye), Bobby Berk (Queer Eye), Margaret Cho(Comedian), the cast of Good Trouble, and more to be announced.

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are available for purchase! Get discounted tickets here (while supplies last) with code 50LGBT.

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71ST PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, LA
Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

71ST PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, LA

#Emmys

#Emmys

Deets: The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will honor the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2018 until May 31, 2019, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Nominations for the 71st Emmy Awards were announced by the Television Academy, presenting the widest array of first-time performer nominees since 2011.

Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma hosted the announcement, with presenters Ken Jeong (The Masked Singer) and D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place). New faces and a fresh group of shows were prominently recognized in the nominations, together with acclaimed, veteran television programs.

HBO's Game of Thrones secured 32 nominations, the most for any program in a single season, beating a 25-year standing record set by NYPD Blue. Over its eight-season run, the series has received a total of 161 nominations.

Game of Thrones was followed by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (20), Chernobyl (19), Saturday Night Live (18), Barry (17), Fosse/Verdon (17) and When They See Us (16). In addition, overall cast contributions were acknowledged with Game of Thrones' 10 nominations across five performer categories, and eight nominations across four performer categories for When They See Us.

"It's great to see such an array of new talent honored for their excellent work," said Scherma. "While our voting membership recognized several returning, acclaimed programs, there are many Emmy categories that feature fresh shows and emerging talents, celebrating the opportunity and continued creative growth offered by television."

Of this year's eight nominees for Outstanding Drama Series, five were new to the category. Newcomers, spread across a variety of distribution platforms, include Bodyguard, Killing Eve, Ozark, Pose and Succession. Better Call Saul, Game of Thrones and This Is Us return to the category.
 
Among this year's seven Outstanding Comedy Series nominees, there are four first timers representing a wide range of storytelling. Fleabag, The Good Place and Schitt's Creek, along with freshman show Russian Doll, join returning hits Barry, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Veep. 

Emilia Clarke, Mandy Moore, Jodie Comer and Laura Linney received their first Lead Actress in a Drama Series nominations, joined by returning nominees Robin Wright and Sandra Oh, and previous Emmy winner Viola Davis. Lead Actor in a Drama Series nominees Kit Harington and Billy Porter are new to the category, joining previous category winner Sterling K. Brown and returning nominees Milo Ventimiglia, Jason Bateman and Bob Odenkirk. 

Michael Douglas and Eugene Levy are new to the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category and join previous nominees Don Cheadle, Anthony Anderson and Ted Danson, along with last year's category winner Bill Hader. Nominees for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series include first-time Emmy nominees (in this category) Natasha Lyonne, Catherine O'Hara and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who join previous category nominee Christina Applegate, last year's winner Rachel Brosnahan and 11-time Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Other first-time performer nominations include Amy Adams, Anthony Carrigan, Gwendoline Christie, Sian Clifford, Paul Dano, Benicio del Toro, Hugh Grant, Michael McKean, Kumail Nanjiani, Chris O'Dowd, Rosamund Pike, Sam Rockwell, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rufus Sewell, Stellan Skarsgård, Sophie Turner, Emily Watson and Michelle Williams among a long list of distinguished and beloved performers.

Multiple Emmy nominees across different properties include: six-time Emmy winner James Corden secured nominations in multiple categories, including Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program (The World's Best) and for his work on Carpool Karaoke and The Late Late Show with James Corden franchises; Sandra Oh (Killing Eve, Saturday Night Live); RuPaul (RuPaul's Drag Race, RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked); Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora, The Act); Adam Sandler (Saturday Night Live, Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh); as well as first-time nominee Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve, Fleabag). First-time nominee Marie Kondo received two nominations for Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. Ava DuVernay was nominated for Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Directing for When They See Us.

Leading the nominations in totals by platform were HBO (137), Netflix (117), and NBC (58). 
 
Nomination rosters will be finalized from July 16 to July 30, 2019. The rosters may be revised in cases where names or titles are incorrect, or appeals for changes—including the addition or removal of names—are approved by the Primetime Emmy Awards Committee. Producer eligibility is based primarily on title; the producer nominees in certain program categories will be announced later this month. Final-round online voting begins August 15, 2019. 

The complete list of Emmy nominations, media credential applications, and other Academy news are all available at Emmys.com.

Who You May Spot: Emmy Award presenters, nominees, performers.

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The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will air Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on FXX, and will be executive produced by Bob Bain.

The 71st Emmy Awards, will air live coast-to-coast from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22 (8:00-11:00 PM ET live/5:00-8:00 PM PT live) on FOX. Don Mischer Productions and Done+Dusted will co-produce the telecast.

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What’s Trending: @TelevisionAcad #EmmyAwards #Emmys #Emmys2019

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5TH ANNUAL A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR CHILDREN GALA, LA
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

5TH ANNUAL A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR CHILDREN GALA, LA

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Deets: Average Socialite is a proud media partner of The Dream Builders Project 5th biennial ‘A Brighter Future for Children’ black tie charity gala & charity poker tournament!

This amazing, impactful and memorable night of charity will directly benefit the Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer Artists Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, a comprehensive and innovative effort to apply visual arts, music, dance, poetry, and expressive arts in a pediatric medical setting. Art therapy programs have proven to aid in the healing of patients by alleviating pain, accelerating recovery time, decreasing stress and anxiety, improved treatment compliance and communication and more. 

The black tie gala will feature: 

  • A Celebrity Studded Extended Red Carpet With Full Media Attention

  • Live Musical Performances

  • Live Art Performances and Exhibits

  • An Open Bar All Night

  • Hors D'Oeuvres & A Full Catered Dinner

  • A Celebrity Poker Tournament

  • A Silent & Live Auction

  • And Much, Much More!

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'A Brighter Future for Children' 2019 is celebrity endorsed and promises to be bigger and more magical than ever while raising awareness and funds to an incredibly worthy program.

Past celebrities include Ariel Winter (Modern Family), Omar Akram (Grammy Award Winning Artist), David Arquette (Never Been Kissed), Terrell Owens (former NFL superstar), Leyna Nguyen (KCAL-TV), Kristen Renton (Sons of Anarchy), Sharna Burgess (Dancing with the Stars), Dorothy Wang (Rich Kids of Beverly Hills) and much more!

Who You May Spot: To be announced

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BOOK SIGNING WITH DEMI MOORE, LA
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

BOOK SIGNING WITH DEMI MOORE, LA

@LiveTalksLA

@LiveTalksLA

Deets: Demi Moore is an actress, producer, director and activist. She is known for her roles in St. Elmo’s Fire, About Last Night, Ghost, A Few Good Men, Indecent Proposal, G.I. Jane, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Margin Call, among many others. Moore is also a co-founder of Thorn, a non-profit that builds technology to defend children from sexual abuse, exploitation, and trafficking.

For decades, Demi Moore has been synonymous with celebrity. From iconic film roles to high-profile relationships, Moore has never been far from the spotlight—or the headlines.

Even as Demi was becoming the highest paid actress in Hollywood, however, she was always outrunning her past, just one step ahead of the doubts and insecurities that defined her childhood. Throughout her rise to fame and during some of the most pivotal moments of her life, Demi battled addiction, body image issues, and childhood trauma that would follow her for years—all while juggling a skyrocketing career and at times negative public perception.  As her success grew, Demi found herself questioning if she belonged in Hollywood, if she was a good mother, a good actress—and, always, if she was simply good enough.

As much as her story is about adversity, it is also about tremendous resilience. In this deeply candid and reflective memoir, Demi pulls back the curtain and opens up about her career and personal life—laying bare her tumultuous relationship with her mother, her marriages, her struggles balancing stardom with raising a family, and her journey toward open heartedness. Inside Out is a story of survival, success, and surrender—a wrenchingly honest portrayal of one woman’s at once ordinary and iconic life.

Who You May Spot: Demi Moore

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What’s Trending: @LiveTalksLA @JustDemi #InsideOut

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10TH ANNUAL THIRST GALA, LA
Sep
28
to Sep 29

10TH ANNUAL THIRST GALA, LA

@thirstproject

@thirstproject

Deets: Thirst Gala is an annual fundraising event and photograph/multimedia exhibition held in Los Angeles each year. This year’s Thirst Gala has been hosted by Angela Kinsey.

Thirst Gala educates and engages guests, by connecting them first hand to the people and communities we are helping. Throughout the night, guests are provided with multiple donation options, such as live and silent auctions, text-to-give technology and other opportunities.

The 10th Annual Thirst Gala will be held again at the Beverly Hilton Hotel located in Beverly Hills, California.

HONOREES: 2019
Cameron Boyce Pioneering Spirit Award - Craig Thompson (Mini Ladd)
Board of Governors Award - YouTube stars, The Ace Family, Austin McBroom Catherine Paiz and Elle McBroom

ABOUT THIRST PROJECT
Thirst Project started when a then 19-year-old Seth Maxwell organized a small activation on Hollywood Boulevard to spread information about the global water crisis. Today, Thirst Project is the largest youth-led water activism organization in the world, which travels extensively throughout the United States to educate and empower students to end water scarcity. 100 percent of all student and public donations raised by Thirst Project go directly to funding freshwater wells in developing nations and impoverished communities to provide people with safe, clean water.

Thirst Project is committed to ending the global water crisis and has made a bold commitment to do what no organization has ever done before in its effort to give the entire Kingdom of Eswatini safe, clean drinking water within a decade. Eswatini has the highest-density HIV/AIDS population of any country in the world, and water plays an incredibly critical role in effectively treating and managing AIDS.

Who You May Spot: Host Angela Kinsey (“The Office”); Live stream hosts Nick Viall (“The Bachelor”) and Ashley Iaconetti (“The Bachelor); Presenters Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic” franchise), Kate Flannery (“The Office”), Jenna Fischer ("The Office"), and Laura Marano (“Austin & Ally”); Live auction hosts Johnathan Bennett (“Cake Wars”) and Missi Pyle (“Impulse); Landon McBroom (THIS IS L&S YT Channel), Shyla Walker (THIS IS L&S YT Channel) AND MANY MORE!

Hint For The Average Socialite: Purchase tickets here.

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THE LOS ANGELES HAUNTED HAYRIDE, LA
Sep
28
to Nov 2

THE LOS ANGELES HAUNTED HAYRIDE, LA

  • Griffith Park (OLD ZOO) (map)
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@LosAngeleshaunt

@LosAngeleshaunt

Deets: The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride announced plans for a completely reimagined and unparalleled haunted experience for 2019, including an expanded lineup of event attractions and ghostly theme for the very first time. Produced by Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, the highly anticipated Halloween attraction will return to Griffith Park for the 11th consecutive year on Saturday, September 28 – Saturday, November 2, 2019. 

Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Friday, August 9, 2019 at 10:00AM PT at LosAngelesHauntedHayride.com.  For the very first time and due to popular demand, the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride will be open following Halloween, through Saturday, November 2, 2019.

This year, the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride will transform the Griffith Park grounds into Midnight Falls, an eerie and mysterious fictitious village set in 1985, where time stands still and it is always Halloween. Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group is making a sizeable investment this year, resulting in an entirely new experience, from new attractions to new characters. Every scare zone, maze, ride, character, set and narrative are entirely new and reimagined.

New and revamped attractions will include:

·         Midnight Falls Town Square: Located in the center of the small town, the annual Midnight Falls Halloween Festival comes to life with joyous decorations, Jack O’ Lanterns and glowing orange lights. The Town Square will feature a stage with high-spirited entertainment, food and beverage booths, a psychic and Midnight Falls townsfolk such as the City Councilman and Pageant Queen lurking in the shadows. However, despite the celebratory atmosphere, there is an unsettling sense of foreboding – all is not right in this peculiar place. 

·         Midnight Mortuary Haunted House: The dark and ominous house at the end of the street looms over Midnight Falls. Owned and operated by the Marlow family for decades, guests can tour the local funeral parlor to reveal its sinister secrets. 

·         Roadkill Ranch: Just on the outskirts of Midnight Falls inside the forest, an open-air maze experience awaits. At Roadkill Ranch, mysterious ranch hands are responsible for collecting the main highway’s deceased varmints. However, their hack methods of body disposal come back to bite with an insatiable vengeance as characters come back to life and haunt the visitors in a high-energy haunted maze through a barn, corn fields and hay stacks. 

·         Trick-or-Treat: A unique take on a traditional haunted maze, trick-or-treaters go door to door of 12 local homes inside Midnight Falls. However, it is soon discovered the ghoulish residents have far more tricks than treats. The wondrous magic of a traditional neighborhood Halloween celebration is turned upside down as terrors stalk the streets in Trick-or-Treat.

·         Haunted Hayride: Within the foothills of Midnight Falls, crowd favorite, the Hayride leads to a thrilling adventure of horrors afflicting the town. Out in the darkness, a portal has opened spilling hideous creatures from its rotted mouth. The spirit of Halloween comes to life surrounding helpless victims brave enough to board the Hayride.

·         Escape Rooms: Additionally, attendees will have the option to partake in three individually-themed, short-play escape rooms at an additional cost of $5.00 per game.

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets for the 2019 Los Angeles Hayride will go on sale Friday, August 9, 2019 at 10:00AM PT. Ticket prices range from $34.99-$109.00 per person. Pre-sale discounts will be available August 9-16 ($10 off), August 17-23 ($7 off) and August 24-31 ($5 off). Regular prices will take effect on September 1.

Additional details and seasonal events will be announced in the coming months. For more information, please visit LosAngelesHauntedHayride.com.

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MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL PREMIERE, LA
Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL PREMIERE, LA

@Maleficent

@Maleficent

When: Monday, September 30, 2019

Hot Spot: Los Angeles, CA (Location on Members Only)

Deets: “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is a fantasy adventure that picks up several years after “Maleficent,” in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora. The film continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within. The film is directed by Joachim Rønning from a story by Linda Woolverton and a screenplay by Linda Woolverton and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster, the film is produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie and Duncan Henderson with Matt Smith, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Michael Vieira serving as executive producers.

Who You May Spot: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville

Hint For The Average Socialite: This is strictly invite only.

- Join our MEMBERS ONLY site for ways to attend the Maleficent premiere!

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

In theatres October 18, 2019.

What’s Trending: @Maleficent #AngelinaJolie #ElleFanning #Maleficent

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BOOK SIGNING WITH JONATHAN VAN NESS, LA
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

BOOK SIGNING WITH JONATHAN VAN NESS, LA

@BNEventsGrove

@BNEventsGrove

Deets: Join us as we welcome hairstylist, podcaster, comedian, & Queer Eye's grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness for a discussion of his memoir, Over the Top.

Who gave Jonathan Van Ness permission to be the radiant human he is today? The truth is, it hasn't always been gorgeous for this beacon of positivity and joy.

Before he stole our hearts as the grooming and self-care expert on Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye, Jonathan was growing up in a small Midwestern town that didn’t understand why he was so…over the top. From choreographed carpet figure skating routines to the unavoidable fact that he was Just. So. Gay., Jonathan was an easy target and endured years of judgement, ridicule and trauma—yet none of it crushed his uniquely effervescent spirit.

Over the Top uncovers the pain and passion it took to end up becoming the model of self-love and acceptance that Jonathan is today. In this revelatory, raw, and rambunctious memoir, Jonathan shares never-before-told secrets and reveals sides of himself that the public has never seen. JVN fans may think they know the man behind the stiletto heels, the crop tops, and the iconic sayings, but there’s much more to him than meets the Queer Eye.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll come away knowing that no matter how broken or lost you may be, you’re a Kelly Clarkson song, you’re strong, and you’ve got this.

Johnathan will be in discussion with actress, activist, and director Sophia Bush.

Who You May Spot: Jonathan Van Ness, Sophia Bush

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets can be purchased here.

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What’s Trending: @BNEventsGrove @SophiaBush @JVN #OvertheTop #BNTalks #QueerEye

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FREEFORM HALLOWEEN HOUSE, LA
Oct
2
to Oct 7

FREEFORM HALLOWEEN HOUSE, LA

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@31Nights

@31Nights

Deets: A ghoulishly delightful adventure is heading your way! It’s the return of Freeform’s Halloween House – a spooky celebration that brings to life the worlds of “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”, “Hocus Pocus” and so much more. 

It’s an immersive experience celebrating some of the most iconic Halloween movies ever. For a limited time only, get full access to this themed extravaganza – featuring an interactive Halloween Town, the Sanderson Sisters’ cottage & Oogie Boogie’s lair of games and prizes.

Plus, you’ll get a real scream out of our other interactive surprises!

October 3rd - Hocus Pocus Drag with Creepy Adult Cocktails (Must be 21+ starting at 6pm): Witch, please! Be dazzled by drag Sanderson Sisters...as they slay with their magical performances. Ticket includes two drink vouchers that can be exchanged for creepy cocktails, ghoulish beers or witchy wine.

Hint For The Average Socialite: 

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your ticketed time to check in.

  • One person in your party must have an ID matching the name on the ticket

  • Tickets are purchased in 20-minute intervals, and only a limited number of tickets are available per time, each day.

  • Please confirm your date when purchasing. Your ticket is only valid for the date and time of the ticket without exception.

  • All sales are final. Tickets are non-transferable, non-exchangeable, non-refundable, revocable and void it altered.

  • Guests under the age of 13 are not able to partake in this experience.

  • Elements and activities are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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What’s Trending: @31Nights #FreeformHalloweenHouse

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2019 NIGHTS OF THE JACK, LA
Oct
3
to Nov 3

2019 NIGHTS OF THE JACK, LA

@NightsoftheJack

@NightsoftheJack

Deets: Nights Of The Jack is more than your traditional Halloween attraction. Vast grounds of intricately hand-carved and illuminated pumpkins will welcome visitors as they make their way through the half-mile trail around the ranch. This year, in partnership with Nickelodeon, the event will feature a special SpongeBob SquarePants installation, which brings to life fan-favorite SpongeBob characters and iconic Bikini Bottom places through an illuminated pumpkin display, as well as an Are You Afraid of the Dark? pre-show tent space to include twisted surprises, along with an interactive augmented reality experience. The grounds will also feature a live pumpkin carver, gift shop, food trucks from some of Los Angeles’ most popular dining destinations, "The Spookeasy Bar" @ Nights of the Jack, which will serve traditional alcoholic beverages as well as specially crafted Halloween cocktails, and tons of other “Instagrammable” moments for all to enjoy!

Hint for the Average Socialite: 25% OFF FIRST WEEKEND (OCT 3RD- OCT 6TH) WITH CODE: FIRSTLOOK25

Hours:
October 3 - October 27: Thursday-Sunday, from 6:00pm – 11:00pm
October 28 – November 3: Monday-Sunday, from 6:00pm – 11:00pm

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What’s Trending: @NightsoftheJack #NightsoftheJack #SpookeasyBar

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LATM'S 21ST ANNUAL SOIREE CELEBRATION, LA
Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

LATM'S 21ST ANNUAL SOIREE CELEBRATION, LA

@LATeamMentoring

@LATeamMentoring

Deets: Multiple Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning star of This Is Us, Jon Huertas will both be honored at the Los Angeles Team Mentoring (LATM) 21st annual Soiree celebration with the annual Humanitarian Award and Dream Big Award, respectively. The Aerospace Corporation will also be honored with the Outstanding Service to the Community Award. Twenty-seven years after its inception, LATM, Los Angeles’ pioneering non-profit organization guiding middle school students from challenging urban neighborhoods to reach their full potential and develop their leadership skills, is celebrating its Anniversary at the gala, taking place on the evening of Thursday, October 3rd at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

In 1992, LATM launched its first after-school mentoring program at Horace Mann Middle School, located in South Los Angeles. Its team-based mentoring model, developed by the Princeton Center for Leadership, was instituted to train and encourage that leadership, the benefits of which have long been helping to modify the effects of gang activity, violence, poverty and high drop-out rates of young people.  

Since its inception, the organization has impacted the lives of 27,000 young people through 2.7 million hours of after school mentoring. The organization focuses on the critical non-school hours – after-school, weekends and summers – to ensure that students have a safe and structured programming and access to trusted adult role models.  Youth enroll in LATM’s program in 6th, 7th and 8th grade.  Although LATM does not provide tutoring, students in the program not only earn higher grades—but go on 4 years later to graduate at a 22% higher rate—in spite of 29% of those same students coming from homes where neither parent has graduated from high school.  In addition, 100% of LATM youth have increased self-esteem—giving them the critical foundation they need to dream big and succeed at all things in life.

LATM’s annual Soiree is the organization’s signature fundraising event, which ensures over 330 volunteer mentors are able to provide critical mentoring services to over 1,300 at-risk youth for an entire school year.  The event sells out each year through sponsorships and support of dedicated organizations.  This year’s presenting sponsors include Live Nation, TPG Real Estate, Latham & Watkins are joined by Keenan & Associates, Dolby, Banc of California, Goldman Sachs, Greenspoon Marder, Ernst & Young, Nickelodeon, Deluxe, Row8, and many more.

Who You May Spot: Soledad O’Brien, Jon Huertas

Hint For The Average Socialite: For sponsorship opportunities & tickets, please contact Melissa at munda@latm.org.

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BOOK SIGNING WITH CANDACE BUSHNELL, LA
Oct
3
8:00 PM20:00

BOOK SIGNING WITH CANDACE BUSHNELL, LA

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@LiveTalksLA

@LiveTalksLA

Deets: Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of Sex and the City, Lipstick Jungle, The Carrie Diaries, One Fifth Avenue, Trading Up, Four Blondes, Summer and the City and Killing Monica. Sex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television series on NBC, as did The Carrie Diaries on the CW.

“You know the title. You watched the show. Maybe you even saw the movies. Candace Bushnell is back doing what she knows best: chronicling the lives of women and how they find love. This time, she turns her lens on middle-aged men and women, and the result is pure magic. At turns wistful and sad, thoughtful and funny, Is There Still Sex In The City? is even better than the original.”POPSUGAR

Twenty years after her sharp, seminal first book Sex and the City reshaped the landscape of pop culture and dating with its fly on the wall look at the mating rituals of the Manhattan elite, the trailblazing Candace Bushnell delivers a new book on the wilds and lows of sex and dating after fifty. 

Set between the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a country enclave known as The Village, Is There Still Sex in the City? follows a cohort of female friends―Sassy, Kitty, Queenie, Tilda Tia, Marilyn, and Candace―as they navigate the ever-modernizing phenomena of midlife dating and relationships. There’s “Cubbing,” in which a sensible older woman suddenly becomes the love interest of a much younger man, the “Mona Lisa” Treatment―a vaginal restorative surgery often recommended to middle aged women, and what it’s really like to go on Tinder dates as a fifty-something divorcee. From the high highs (My New Boyfriend or MNBs) to the low lows (Middle Age Madness, or MAM cycles), Bushnell illustrates with humor and acuity today’s relationship landscape and the types that roam it.

Drawing from her own experience, in Is There Still Sex in the City? Bushnell spins a smart, lively satirical story of love and life from all angles―marriage and children, divorce and bereavement, as well as the very real pressures on women to maintain their youth and have it all. This is an indispensable companion to one of the most revolutionary dating books of the twentieth century from one of our most important social commentators.

Susan Feldman is the founder of In The Groove, a new life-style destination for age-defying women. Founded with a sense of humor, community, and self-awareness, In The Grooveis on a mission to free women from rules, age limits, and expectations.

Prior to In The Groove, Susan was the co-founder and visionary behind One Kings Lane, the go-to destination for home decor. Today One Kings Lane is a daily source of shopping and design inspiration for millions of people both online and offline One Kings Lane was sold to Bed, Bath & Beyond  in June 2016. Susan remains a strategic advisor to the company.

Susan has been featured in national publications including Elle Décor, House Beautiful, INStyle, New York Magazine, BusinessWeek, and The New York Times. She has appeared on Bravo’s Million Dollar Decoratorsand NBC’s The Today Show. Susan was named to Vanity Fair’s “New Establishment” list twice in the past six years.

Prior to co-founding One Kings Lane, Susan held executive positions in the apparel industry—at Ralph Lauren Swimwear, Polo Jeans, Warnaco/Authentic Fitness Corp., and Liz Claiborne.

Who You May Spot: Candace Bushnell, Susan Feldman

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POP KATOONS 2019, LA
Oct
5
to Oct 6

POP KATOONS 2019, LA

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When: Saturday, October 5, 2019 @ 10AM-5PM
Sunday, October 6, 2019 @ 11AM-4PM

Deets: POP Katoons 2019 is the new fun-packed festival for kids and parents that celebrates the magic of entertainment under one roof!

The weekend event will immerse children into a world of experiences in which they can play, discover new passions, learn skills, and be creative. Kids will be welcomed to unleash their energy at our play zones; get hands-on with musical instruments; try-out new dance moves; turn artsy in our crayon party; experience a cooking class; rock a new Punk or Unicorn look, chill at our teepee village, savor sweets treats, and capture the moment at any of our photo-ops.

Event’s Mission
Our mission is to encourage children to be active, passionate, and confident citizens of tomorrow through a weekend program full of play, art, workshops, performances, and activities.

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are available for purchase.

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What’s Trending: @pop.katoons

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10TH ANNIVERSARY VEUVE CLICQUOT POLO CLASSIC, LA
Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

10TH ANNIVERSARY VEUVE CLICQUOT POLO CLASSIC, LA

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Deets: On Saturday, October 5, 2019, the 10th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles returns to Will Rogers State Historic Park. Join Veuve Clicquot to watch an exciting polo match while enjoying a day of picnicking and champagne sipping.

Polo-goers and champagne sippers alike can purchase one of four ticketing options, which offers access to Veuve Clicquot champagne bars featuring Yellow Label, Rosé, Rich, Rich Rosé, and La Grande Dame. Guests will be able to enjoy delicious food offerings from some of the city’s most popular food trucks, lawn games, and prime seating to cheer from the sidelines during a thrilling polo match led by world-renowned polo player Nacho Figueras.

Veuve Clicquot is proud to support Will Rogers State Historic Park, the official beneficiary of the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles.

Event is 21+.

Hint for the Average Socialite: This year’s Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Los Angeles offers four ticketing experiences. The La Grande Dame Garden is a new experience that offers exclusive access to a reserved space with prime fieldside views and champagne bottle service. The Rosé Garden is an intimate and exclusive experience that comes with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rosé champagne and individual gourmet lunch. Early Access grants guests access to the first set of shuttles to the General Admission event grounds for early entry; General Admission is also available with access to champagne bars, merchandise tent, gourmet food trucks, and photo moments.

Exclusive presale access for American Express® Card Members will begin Thursday, August 8 at 12pm PDT.  See Terms.

The general on-sale will begin on Thursday, August 15 at 1pm PDT.

What’s Trending: @veuveclicquot #VeuveClicquot #VCPoloClassic #ClicquotStyle #VCTasting #CelebrateClicquot

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10TH ANNUAL TJ MARTELL'S LA FAMILY DAY, LA
Oct
5
12:00 PM12:00

10TH ANNUAL TJ MARTELL'S LA FAMILY DAY, LA

@tjmartell

@tjmartell

Deets: Presented by Citi, the T.J. Martell Foundation will bring its popular 10th Annual LA Family Day celebration back to The Grove for its fourth consecutive year on Saturday, October 5, 2019 with special headlining guests Nickelodeon star and internet sensation JoJo Siwa and Hollywood Records recording artist, dancer and actor featured in “The Lion King” JD McCrary. The organization will also honor industry leaders Doug Cohn, Senior Vice President, Music & Talent, Nickelodeon with the LA Family Day Visionary Award, and Doug Palladini, Global Brand President, VANS with the LA Family Day Legacy Award for their industry leadership and charitable contributions. Proceeds go toward the T.J. Martell Foundation's cancer research programs at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Hosted by Nickelodeon “All That” star Josh Server, LA Family Day will be held from 12pm-3pm where attendees can enjoy delicious food, carnival activities, fun photo booths, participate in a live auction and watch live performances by JoJo Siwa and JD McCrary. Ticket prices range from $50-$300, including family packages and special VIP package options that include meet & greets with the headlining performers.

LA Family Day brings together families and leaders from the music, entertainment and business communities for an afternoon of celebration, fun and fundraising for the T.J. Martell Foundation’s cutting-edge cancer research programs. LA Family Day is Co-chaired by David Kovach, Senior Vice President, Global Entertainment, Citi and Nick Lippman, Partner, Lippman Entertainment and is made possible with support from Caruso.

Who You May Spot: Josh Server, JoJo Siwa, JD McCrary, a more

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BOOK SIGNING WITH SKAI JACKSON, LA
Oct
5
2:00 PM14:00

BOOK SIGNING WITH SKAI JACKSON, LA

@BNEventsGrove

@BNEventsGrove

Deets: Meet actress & activist Skai Jackson when she joins us to celebrate Reach for the Skai. This event is a photo op with Skai Jackson with the purchase of a presigned book. Skai shares her lessons on life & her rise to stardom in this vibrant memoir about self-acceptance, girl empowerment, & the classy clapback. Her rise to fame started on the popular Disney Channel shows Bunk'd and Jessie.

Her cool sense of style led her to create her own fashion line. And her success has made her a major influencer, with millions of followers on Instagram, who isn't afraid to stand up for what she believes in.

But being a teen celebrity isn't always glamorous. For the first time, Skai discusses the negative experiences that sometimes come with living in the spotlight--the insecurities about her appearance, the challenges of separating her real personality from her TV roles, and the bullying she's faced both personally and professionally. She knows firsthand the struggles tweens and teens face today, and she has found her calling as an antibullying activist, known as the queen of the classy clapback.

Skai is a positive force and a role model for inspiring change and embracing differences in others. Her story will encourage girls and boys alike to believe in themselves and to have the courage to reach for the sky and follow their dreams.

Who You May Spot: Skai Jackson

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What’s Trending: @BNEventsGrove @SkaiJackson #ReachForTheSkai #BNTalks

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METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK CLOSING GALA & FASHION AWARDS, LA
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK CLOSING GALA & FASHION AWARDS, LA

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Deets: Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala & Fashion Awards will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Iconic Los Angeles City Hall and will recognize outstanding contributions in costume design, fashion and more. The award categories include Costume Designer of the Year (Motion Pictures), Costume Designer of the Year (TV), Fashion Designer of the Year; Outstanding Ensemble for Make-Up Artist and Hair Stylists - TV or Motion Picture and the Metropolitan Fashion Excellence Award. In addition to the Awards ceremony the evening will include a one-of-a-kind fashion show featuring masterpieces inspired by Greek Mythology and designed by over 30 National and International Fashion Designers.

In addition to the Awards ceremony the evening will include a one-of-a-kind fashion show featuring masterpieces inspired by Greek Mythology and designed by over 30 National and International Fashion Designers.

  • 6:00pm Check in opens for Media

  • 6:30pm Check in opens for VIP

  • 6:30pm Red Carpet

  • 7:00pm Check in opens for 2nd row, 3rd row & General

  • 8:00pm Fashion Show Starts

  • 9:30pm Fashion Show Ends

Who You May Spot: Models, designers

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EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE PREMIERE, LA
Oct
7
6:00 PM18:00

EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE PREMIERE, LA

@BreakingBad

@BreakingBad

When: Monday, October 7, 2019

Hot Spot: Los Angeles, CA

Deets: Fugitive Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) runs from his captors, the law and his past. Written and directed by "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan.

Who You May Spot: Aaron Paul

Hint For The Average Socialite: This is strictly invite only.

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On Netflix October 11, 2019.

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HIGH STRUNG FREE DANCE PREMIERE, LA
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

HIGH STRUNG FREE DANCE PREMIERE, LA

@highStrungMovie

@highStrungMovie

When: Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 7:30PM

Hot Spot: Los Angeles, CA (Location on Members Only)

Deets: HIGH STRUNG FREE DANCE tells the story of Zander Raines (Thomas Doherty), a dazzling and tempestuous young choreographer who gives the break of a lifetime to two hopeful artists when he casts a stunning contemporary dancer, Barlow (Juliet Doherty) and innovative pianist, Charlie (Harry Jarvis) in New York’s most-anticipated new Broadway show: Free Dance. But the move throws off the show’s delicate creative balance when Charlie falls hard for Barlow while Zander embraces her as his muse.

The film is elevated by standout supporting performances from veteran actors Ace Bhatti (Bohemian Rhapsody, Eastenders) and Desmond Richardson (Chicago) and features a cameo from Nigel Lythgoe (So You Think You Can Dance).

Building on the fresh model set forth in its 2016 predecessor High Strung, HIGH STRUNG FREE DANCE again brings together numerous dance styles and extraordinary performers from around the world as well as the same creative team, Broadway stars Michael Damian and Janeen Damian. TRAILER.

Who You May Spot: Thomas Doherty, Juliet Doherty, Harry Jarvis, Ace Bhatti, Desmond Richardson, Nigel Lythgoe

Hint For The Average Socialite: This is strictly invite only.

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In theatres October 11, 2019.

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What’s Trending: @HighStrungMovie #HighStrungFreeDance @michaeldamian1 @janeendamian #DreamBigDanceFree

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DÎNER EN BLANC LOS ANGELES 2019, LA
Oct
12
5:00 PM17:00

DÎNER EN BLANC LOS ANGELES 2019, LA

@DinerEnBlancLA

@DinerEnBlancLA

Location to be revealed the day of event to attendees

Deets:  Le Diner en Blanc, a leading summer event in Paris for the past 30 years, is now well on its way to becoming the event of the year in Los Angeles!  On Saturday, October 12th, more than 3200 guests are expected to attend the sixth edition of Le Dîner en Blanc – Los Angeles, which will take place at a secret locationdisclosed to guests just prior to arrival.

THE CONCEPT
Every year in 80 cities around the world, thousands of people dressed entirely in white descend on a landmark public space with everything they need for an elegant soirée in tow, including folding table and chairs, gourmet picnic, fine china, silverware, and tablecloth. Over the course of the evening, the guests eat and celebrate amid live music and dancing. Many spend weeks in advance planning their menus and the white ensemble.  The event offers the perfect occasion to express their unique fashion and design style; the often elaborate and creative outfits, fantastical hats, and decorative table settings are always a fabulous spectacle.

HOW IT WORKS
Thousands of guests are invited to attend an elegant picnic at a ‘secret location.”  The outdoor phenomenon is held at the undisclosed destination only revealed upon arrival. To ensure that the location is kept secret until last minute, guests meet at an assigned departure location and are escorted by a Dîner en Blanc volunteer.

About Le Dîner en Blanc
In June 2018, Le Diner en Blanc de Paris marked its 30th anniversary. A record 17,000 guests from Paris and around the world gathered at the Esplanade des Invalides to celebrate this historic moment.  Launched in Paris in 1988 by François Pasquier and a handful of friends, Le Dîner en Blanc has become a worldwide epicurean phenomenon. What was a “friends and word-of-mouth only” event has grown into an international sensation celebrated on six continents. While the technology behind the event may have changed over the years, the principles fuelling this fantastic event have not: guests continue to gather at a secret location for the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal with good friends in one of their city’s most beautiful public spaces. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in over 80 cities in 30 countries around the world. Each event is headed by passionate local organizers who fell in love with the concept and wanted to bring it to their city, giving this rendezvous a local flair. For more info, photos and videos of Dîner en Blanc events from around the world, visit dinerenblanc.com.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Register now to get on the invitation waitlist at losangeles.dinerenblanc.com/register

$43-$58 + $10 membership (per person)

For full details on Le Diner en Blanc – Los Angeles, visit losangeles.dinerenblanc.com

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2019 LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, LA
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

2019 LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, LA

@LatinAMAs

@LatinAMAs

Deets: The 5th annual "Latin American Music Awards" will honor today’s most influential and iconic Latin artists, as voted by the fans in the traditional format of the “American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. The two-hour show will feature performances by chart-topping talent in both English and Spanish, with a one-hour red carpet pre-show special. The show is set to air live from the prestigious Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 8pm/7c, preceded by the one-hour carpet pre-show “La Alfombra de Latin AMAs” at 7pm/6c.

Who You May Spot: Musicians, celebrities, and more to be announced.

Hint For The Average Socialite: This is strictly invite only.

Vote for your favorites!

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What’s Trending: @LatinAMAs @TELEMUNDO #LatinAMAs @ozunapr @daddy_yankee

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IMF 13TH ANNUAL COMEDY CELEBRATION, LA
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

IMF 13TH ANNUAL COMEDY CELEBRATION, LA

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Deets: The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), the first and largest myeloma-specific foundation in the world, today revealed the all-star comic lineup for the IMF 13th Annual Comedy Celebration. Actor and comedian Ray Romano (The Irishman, Everybody Loves Raymond) returns for the 11th year to host an unforgettable night of laughter for an important cause. Joining Romano this year are some of the biggest names in comedy including Adam Carolla (The Adam Carolla Show, The Man Show), Demetri Martin (Demetri Martin: The Overthinker, We Bare Bears), Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan, Hiking With Kevin),Patton Oswalt (Veronica Mars, A.P. Bio), Mary Lynn Rajskub (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 24) and Amanda Seales (Insecure).

The IMF 13th Annual Comedy Celebration will take place on Thursday, October 17 at its new location, The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and will include red carpet arrivals, cocktail party, dinner, and comedy show. The red carpet arrivals will live stream exclusively on IMF's Facebook (facebook.com/myeloma) from 6:30PM-8PM PT. The live stream will be hosted by TV personality Alie Ward and feature red carpet interviews with celebrity attendees and myeloma experts.

Proceeds from event benefit the Peter Boyle Research Fund, named for the beloved actor who died in 2006 after a four-year battle with multiple myeloma – a complex and often misdiagnosed cancer of the plasma cells in the bone marrow. It is the second most common blood cancer in the world. Through laughter, the event honors Boyle and raises crucial funds to find a cure for myeloma. The Peter Boyle Research Fund has supported the IMF’s innovative research programs since the fund’s inception in 2007. For the 13th year, Loraine Alterman Boyle serves as Event Chair for the annual IMF Comedy Celebration in honor of her late husband. Since 2007, the annual event has featured over 50 celebrity comedians and musical performers, and raised more than $7 million.

For the seventh year, the event also supports the International Myeloma Foundation’s signature Black Swan Research Initiative® (BSRI), a groundbreaking and collaborative global project aimed at developing the first definitive cure for myeloma. Led by a multinational consortium of leading myeloma experts, BSRI aims to treat myeloma early and aggressively through a broad range of simultaneous initiatives. One promising endeavor are the “Cure” trials, designed to achieve a dramatic benefit for patients with early disease. For additional information on BSRI, visit bsri.myeloma.org.

The International Myeloma Foundation 13th Annual Comedy Celebration is presented by Celgene.

About the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)
Since 1990, the International Myeloma Foundation has remained dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients through its four founding principles: Research, Education, Support, and Advocacy. The IMF is a world-recognized leader in myeloma research and education with a global reach of over 525,000 members in 140 countries worldwide – including patients, caregivers, family members, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Through their signature research program, the Black Swan Research Initiative® (BSRI), the IMF is on the cusp of finding a cure for a subset of myeloma patients. The IMF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives and finding a cure. The IMF can be reached at (800) 452-CURE (2873). The global website is myeloma.org. Follow the IMF on Twitter @IMFmyeloma.

Who You May Spot: Ray Romano, Adam Carolla, Demetri Martin, Kevin Nealon, Patton Oswalt, Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Amanda Seales

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97.1 AMP RADIO'S 7TH ANNUAL WE CAN SURVIVE CONCERT, LA
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

97.1 AMP RADIO'S 7TH ANNUAL WE CAN SURVIVE CONCERT, LA

#WeCanSurvive

#WeCanSurvive

Deets: Los Angeles' 97.1 AMP Radio is proud to bring you the 7th Annual We Can Survive concert - presented by AT&T - returning to the iconic Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, October 19, 2019, featuring performances by Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Jonas Brothers, Lizzo, Marshmello, and Becky G with $2 from each ticket sold will benefit breast cancer research.

The Hollywood Bowl is hosting a contest for the opening act. One of Average Socialite’s own, Heather LaRose, is a finalist! You can vote for her here.

Who You May Spot: Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, the Jonas Brothers, Lizzo, Marshmello, and Becky G

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets can be purchased here.

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What’s Trending: @HollywoodBowl @Radiodotcom @TaylorSwift @billieeilish @camila_cabello @jonasbrothers @lizzo @marshmellomusic @iambeckyg #wecansurvive

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2019 AUSTRALIANS IN FILM AWARDS, LA
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

2019 AUSTRALIANS IN FILM AWARDS, LA

@Australiansinfilm

@Australiansinfilm

Deets: Australians in Film (AiF) is excited to announce the initial 2019 honorees for the 8th AiF Awards Gala and Benefit Dinner, an annual fundraising event celebrating Australian talent in the entertainment industry. This year’s event will take place at Intercontinental Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. 

The fundraising event will be hosted by Australian singer-songwriter, comedian, writer and actor, Eddie Perfect, best known for his performance in critically acclaimed series Offspring and more recently for his Tony-nominated work on Broadway, writing the score for Beetlejuice.

The Create NSW Annette Kellerman Award was first awarded to Rebel Wilson in 2016. Since then, the Emmy-nominated director of The Handmaid’s Tale Kate Dennis and comedian Hannah Gadsby (Nanette) have both been recipients.

The 8th AiF Awards Gala and Benefit Dinner is presented by Ausfilm, Screen Australia and Create NSW and proudly supported by media partners Vogue and GQ Australia, together with Qantas, AiF's official airline and hotel partner, The Standard Hollywood. Beverage partners include Penfolds, Bird in Hand and Little Creatures. 

The awards support AiF’s non-profit mission to usher Australian talent into the international market and provide educational and career development programs including the highly successful creative work sharing space, Charlie’s in Hollywood. 

Who You May Spot: Ruby Rose, Sarah Snook, Dacre Montgomery, Anthony Maras, Bill Draper, and more

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ELIZABETH GLASER PEDIATRIC AIDS FOUNDATIONS 30TH ANNUAL A TIME FOR HEROES, LA
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

ELIZABETH GLASER PEDIATRIC AIDS FOUNDATIONS 30TH ANNUAL A TIME FOR HEROES, LA

@EGPAF

@EGPAF

Deets: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is excited to announce that the 30th A Time for Heroes will be returning to Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California. EGPAF celebrates its legacy and looks to the future at the annual fall family festival Sunday, October 27th. 

To recognize the event’s 30th years, A Time for Heroes family festival will honor Co-Founders Susan DeLaurentis and Susie Zeegen for their phenomenal leadership, and longstanding dedication to EGPAF which has reached millions of mothers and children around the world.

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THE ONE WITH THE STUDIO TOUR’S FRIENDSGIVING, LA
Nov
2
to Nov 30

THE ONE WITH THE STUDIO TOUR’S FRIENDSGIVING, LA

@wbtourhollywood

@wbtourhollywood

Deets: This holiday season, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood (WBSTH) will be bringing Friends fans closer to the entertainment they love by celebrating “Friendsgiving” at the Studio.  An exclusive holiday-themed event, Friendsgiving will create a one-of-a-kind Friends experience in the place where it all began – Warner Bros. Studios. Guests can gather with friends and family and visit the very locations where Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Monica (Courteney Cox), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), Joey (Matt LeBlanc), Chandler (Matthew Perry) and Ross (David Schwimmer) formed their unforgettable friendships both on and off-screen, creating lasting memories for millions of fans around the world.

The Friendsgiving event includes an exclusive Friends-focused 90-minute tour through the Studio backlots highlighting iconic filming locations where the show took place. Guests will get a glimpse outside Stage 24, forever known as “The Friends Stage,” and visit the real “Central Park” location where Phoebe and Rachel took up jogging while testing their knowledge onboard the Tour Cart with Friends trivia. (Hint: “Transponster” is not even a word!)  In addition, Friends fans can walk onto the authentic Central Perk set where they can sit on the iconic orange couch, get an up-close look at original costumes worn by the cast, and even join in on a sing along of “Smelly Cat” and other fan favorites in the very spot where Phoebe performed.   At the conclusion of the Friendsgiving Tour, fans will have a chance to check out our exclusive Friends 25th Anniversary merchandise at the WB Studio Store. 

To commemorate the hit series’ 25th Anniversary, the iconic fountain seen in the opening credits is being moved from its current location at the Warner Bros. Ranch facility to the main lot to preserve this piece of legendary television history.  Friendsgiving guests will be among the first to grab a colorful umbrella and recreate the show’s opening credits while singing and dancing with their friends in front of the original, never-before-displayed fountain.  

At the conclusion of the Friendsgiving Tour, guests will “pivot” once again to arrive at the Studio’s Commissary Fine Dining room where the cast often dined while the show was filming.  Our Executive Chef will prepare a holiday-themed meal including turkey and ham along with vegan/gluten-free options and all the fixings.  Whether Ross’s “Moist Maker” sandwich is on the menu is still being decided.  At the same time, our mixologists will be serving up themed drinks along with beer and wine for purchase.

Friends made its home here at the Studio for a decade, and 25 years later, it’s still one of the most popular shows on our tours,” said Gary Soloff, WBSTH Director of Marketing. “With such a massive global following, we’re excited to bring fans together in the very place the show was filmed to enjoy and create new memories of the classic comedy this holiday season.”

Hint for the Average Socialite: Friendsgiving is offered on select dates this November. Tickets for this special holiday event are on sale now for $139 per person.  Price includes a holiday meal, Friends-themed tour, photo-ops at various locations on the backlot, trivia, and so much more.  More details can be found online at wbstudiotour.com

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20TH ANNUAL PARTY ON THE PIER, LA
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

20TH ANNUAL PARTY ON THE PIER, LA

  • Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
@UCLAMCH

@UCLAMCH

Deets: Since its inception, Mattel Party on the Pier has generated unrestricted funding to launch high-priority programs that benefit children being treated at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and around the world. Proceeds raised from this event have helped support a wide variety of children’s health initiatives, hospital programs, research, and innovative discoveries that are improving children’s lives—now and in the future.

As a vital part of UCLA Health, UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital has the unique ability to care for children of all ages, from newborns to young adults. The state-of-the-art facility is designed to serve the most critically ill with sophisticated, compassionate pediatric care in an environment that is both welcoming and healing to children and their families. General pediatricians work alongside leading specialists and subspecialists, and our physician-scientists discover new treatments and innovations that transform pediatric healthcare. The vision of this extraordinary team and the generosity of our dedicated philanthropic partners help ensure a brighter tomorrow for all children.

Event Highlights

  • Carnival Games* Filled with Fabulous Mattel Toys

  • Celebrity Appearances and Photo Booth

  • Meal Vouchers and Carnival Treats Included

  • Power of Play Kids Activity Tent with Creative Crafts and Activities

  • VIP Tent Access for Sponsors with Lunch Provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering

  • Unlimited Access to Rides

  • UCLA People-Animal Connection Therapy Dogs

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FORD V FERRARI PREMIERE, LA
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

FORD V FERRARI PREMIERE, LA

@FordvFerrari

@FordvFerrari

When: Monday, November 4, 2019

Hot Spot: Los Angeles, CA (Location on Members Only)

Deets: Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

Who You May Spot: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, Ray McKinnon, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, James Mangold

Hint For The Average Socialite: This is strictly invite only.

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

In theatres November 15, 2019.

What’s Trending: @FordvFerrari #FORDvFERRARI

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FROZEN 2 PREMIERE, LA
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

FROZEN 2 PREMIERE, LA

#Frozen2

#Frozen2

When: TBA/November 6 or 7, 2019 

Hot Spot: Los Angeles, CA (Location on Members Only)

Deets: Arendelle heats up in 2019 when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf return to the big screen in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2,” the much-anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Oscar®-winning “Frozen."

Who You May Spot: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad

Hint For The Average SocialiteThis is strictly invite only.

Join our MEMBERS ONLY site for ways to attend the Frozen 2 Premiere!

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

In theaters November 22, 2019.

What's Trending: #Frozen2 @JoshGad @IMKristenBell @idinamenzel #jonathangroff

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DESSERT GOALS TIE DYE TIKI EDITION, LA
Nov
9
to Nov 10

DESSERT GOALS TIE DYE TIKI EDITION, LA

  • Evolve Project @ Echo Park (map)
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@omgdessertgoals

@omgdessertgoals

Deets: We’re so excited to be going back to LA that we decided to extend the sugar-high for two weekends. That’s right, back to back weekends!

Dessert Goals Tie Dye Tiki edition presented by Chase Sapphire® is happening November 9,10 + 16,17 at Evolve Project in Echo Park. We have a brand new lineup of 20+ sweets vendors, an exciting new theme (the Tie Dye Tiki edition! Think: tie-dye mixed with tropical flair), lots of Instagrammable opps (because #priorities), and more!

Hint for the Average Socialite: Our events have been known to sell out fast (like, really fast), so grab your #DessertSquad and RSVP on our Facebook event to find out the minute tickets go on sale!

Chase Sapphire® cardmembers lookout for special ticket offers just for you!

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DESSERT GOALS TIE DYE TIKI EDITION (WEEKEND 2), LA
Nov
16
to Nov 17

DESSERT GOALS TIE DYE TIKI EDITION (WEEKEND 2), LA

  • Evolve Project @ Echo Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
@omgdessertgoals

@omgdessertgoals

Deets: We’re so excited to be going back to LA that we decided to extend the sugar-high for two weekends. That’s right, back to back weekends!

Dessert Goals Tie Dye Tiki edition presented by Chase Sapphire® is happening November 9,10 + 16,17 at Evolve Project in Echo Park. We have a brand new lineup of 20+ sweets vendors, an exciting new theme (the Tie Dye Tiki edition! Think: tie-dye mixed with tropical flair), lots of Instagrammable opps (because #priorities), and more!

Hint for the Average Socialite: Our events have been known to sell out fast (like, really fast), so grab your #DessertSquad and RSVP on our Facebook event to find out the minute tickets go on sale!

Chase Sapphire® cardmembers lookout for special ticket offers just for you!

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2019 ENCHANTED PREVIEW PARTY, LA
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

2019 ENCHANTED PREVIEW PARTY, LA

Celestial Shadows by HYBYCOZO 2 © Descanso Gardens.jpg

Deets: The stars will shine, the lanterns will glow and you will be the first to experience Enchanted Forest of Light at the 2019–20 Preview Party on Saturday, November 16. The event will give visitors a chance to experience Enchanted before it opens on November 17.

Last year’s 2018–19 Preview Party featured Golden Road Brewing beers, Cardinal Rule wines and a scrumptious feast from Patina Restaurant GroupThe Flashdance DJs spun vinyl on the Main Lawn as students from the California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley made appearances among the electric tulips and oaks bathed in color.

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are $150 per person and include food and drinks, plus additional entertainment. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 16 at 10am.

DETAILS ON THE ENCHANTED FOREST OF LIGHT.

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THE GREAT GATSBY PARTY 2019, LA
Nov
16
to Nov 17

THE GREAT GATSBY PARTY 2019, LA

@greatgatsbyparty

@greatgatsbyparty

Deets: Join us and the thousands of guests outfitted in the fashion of the Roaring Twenties to revel the night away under swinging aerialists, the glitter of disco balls, and all of the decadence that so defined Fitzgerald's celebrated novel. Not only will The Great Gatsby Party be returning for a fifth year to New York City, but will also be making its long-awaited west coast debut in Los Angeles at the historic Avalon in Hollywood.

From the cocktails and delicacies, to the fanfare and performances, we invite you to embark on a journey through time as we re-live the glamorous and envious life of the infamous Jay Gatsby.

With purchase, all guests will have access to an array of scintillating entertainment. For those wishing to take the evening to the next level, there are VIP tickets and Jay Gatsby tables for sale, complete with early access, a petit fours buffet, access to exclusive speakeasy suites featuring additional performances, and so much more.

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are on sale now.

Check out Rent The Runway for some Gatsby inspired fashion.

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2019 ENCHANTED FOREST OF LIGHT, LA
Nov
17
to Jan 5

2019 ENCHANTED FOREST OF LIGHT, LA

Ancient Forest 2 © Descanso Gardens.jpg

Deets: Get ready for another year of sparkling lights and special surprises when everyone’s favorite light show, Enchanted Forest of Light returns to Descanso Gardens from November 17, 2019 to January 5, 2020.

Enchanted is a gentle one-mile walk through Descanso highlighting some of the most beloved areas of the Gardens. There are a variety of large-scale light displays, many of which are interactive, allowing visitors to manipulate the lights and sounds. The popular “Celestial Shadows” by HYBYCOZO—spinning polyhedral installations that explore geometry through light, shadow, and perception—will have new shapes and designs to discover. And also new this year is contemporary sculptor Tom Fruin’s magical “stained glass” creation which will grace Descanso’s Mulberry Pond. The “Lightwave Lake” light show will return to Descanso’s lake, as will Jen Lewin’s popular flowing and glowing interactive landscape of meandering pathways, “Aqueous.” 

Other new additions this year include special Enchanted with Entertainment nights. On December 6, 7, 13 $ 14, visitors can enjoy performances by students from California School of the Arts in its Van de Kamp Hall, along with DJs playing ambient music on the Main Lawn. And in response to popular demand, Descanso has added special “Members Only” nights when only members can purchase tickets (totally worth joining!).  

Important Information at a Glance: 

  • General admission (adults, seniors, children 2–18): $28 & up (depending on date and time selected) 

  • Descanso Gardens members pay $23 & up (depending on date and time selected) 

  • Children under 2 are free, but still require a ticket 

  • Member-Only Nights: December 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28. $25 

  • Enchanted with Entertainment Nights: December 6, 7, 13, 14. $27-32 

 About Descanso Gardens  
Founded as a public garden in 1953, Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011. Descanso Gardens is open daily (closed Christmas) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults; $6 for seniors and students with a school I.D.; $4 for children 5 to 12, and free for ages 4 and younger. Descanso Gardens is a member-supported garden accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Join Descanso Gardens and enjoy free admission and early entry year-round. Information: (818) 949-4200 or descansogardens.org. 

Hint For The Average Socialite:

Preview Party Tickets On Sale: September 16 

Member Presale Tickets on Sale: October 1 

General Admission Tickets On Sale: October 15 

Tickets to the Preview Party on November 16 go on sale September 16 at 10am. If you’re a Descanso Gardens member, you can purchase tickets starting at 10am, October 1, and general admission tickets go on sale at 10 am, October 15. Tickets to Enchanted have timed entry and must be purchased in advance at enchantedLA.com.  

DETAILS ON THE PREVIEW NIGHT ON NOV 16!

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What’s Trending: @DescansoGardens #enchantedLA #Holidays

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TASTE OF THE RAMS 2019, LA
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

TASTE OF THE RAMS 2019, LA

@LAFoodBank

@LAFoodBank

Deets: The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is partnering with the Los Angeles Rams in hosting the 4th Annual Taste of the Rams event with local chefs on the evening of Monday, November 18. This event, with the help of our community, and supporters like Todd Gurley II, raised more than $170,000 for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank in 2018.

In three years, this event has raised roughly half a million dollars. Every dollar donated to the Food Bank provides four meals to our neighbors in need, so Taste of the Rams has provided ~2 million meals to our neighbors in need.

This year’s event will again feature Los Angeles’ top chefs including Steve Samson of Rossoblu, and provide an opportunity to mingle with your favorite people from the LA Rams including players, cheerleaders and Rampage!

Rams players, cheerleaders and Rampage will be in attendance to sign autographs and mingle with attendees. The evening will include a live and silent auction, signature appetizers from Top LA chefs, specialty cocktails and live entertainment.

Who You May Spot: Todd Gurley, Rams players, Rams cheerleaders

Hint For The Average Socialite: Purchase tickets here.

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STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER PREMIERE, LA
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER PREMIERE, LA

@StarWars

@StarWars

When: TBA/December 2019

Hot Spot: Los Angeles, CA

Deets: The saga continues in Episode IX.

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Who You May Spot: JJ Abrams, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, and Billy Dee Williams.

Hint For The Average SocialiteThis is strictly invite only.

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in U.S. theaters on December 20.

What's Trending: @StarWars @jjabrams #DaisyRidley @JohnBoyega #AdamDriver #OscarIsaac #EpisodeIX #TheRiseOfSkywalker

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THE 77TH GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS, LA
Jan
5
6:00 PM18:00

THE 77TH GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS, LA

@GoldenGlobes

@GoldenGlobes

Deets: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), dick clark productions (dcp), and NBC will present the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 5, 2020.

Produced by dcp in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide and are one of the few awards ceremonies to include both motion picture and television achievements. Licensing fees obtained from the Golden Globe Awards have enabled the HFPA to support over 80 nonprofit entertainment-related organizations, including educational institutions with scholarships to underrepresented students, film preservation organizations, journalistic organizations committed to freedom of speech, as well as organizations that support disaster relief and humanitarian crises.

NBC’s 2019 Golden Globes telecast, hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh (5.2 rating in adults 18-49, 18.6 million viewers overall) generated a 10-month high among all primetime entertainment programs, delivering the most viewers at that point for any non-sports telecast on a broadcast or cable network since the prior year’s Academy Awards (26.6 million on March 4, 2018). The 2019 telecast went up 4% year to year (5.0 vs. 5.2) while retaining 98% of last year’s total viewer average.

“The HFPA Presents: Globes Red Carpet Live,” the official red-carpet pre-show for the 76th Annual Golden Globe® Awards, garnered over 3 million views. 

About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) was founded in 1943 as the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association (HFCA) by a group of entertainment journalists representing world media in Hollywood, who realized the need to unite and organize to gain the recognition and access to studios and talent accorded to the domestic press. All qualified journalists were accepted, with the bold goal of “Unity Without Discrimination of Religion or Race.” A year later, the HFCA created the Golden Globe Awards which, to this day, the entire membership selects, votes on and awards every year for outstanding achievements in motion pictures and television. Members of the HFPA represent 56 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world’s most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe® Awards, which has enabled the organization to donate more than $33 million to 80 entertainment-related charities, film restoration, scholarship programs and humanitarian efforts over the last 25 years. For more information, please visit www.GoldenGlobes.com and follow us on Twitter (@GoldenGlobes), Instagram (@GoldenGlobes), and Facebook (www.facebook.com/GoldenGlobes).

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the "Academy of Country Music Awards," "American Music Awards," "Billboard Music Awards," "Golden Globe Awards," "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes "So You Think You Can Dance" from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with over 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. dcp is a division of Valence Media, a diversified media company with divisions and strategic investments in premium television, wide release film, specialty film, live events and digital media. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.  

Who You May Spot: Host, Presenters, Nominees, Performers

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ONWARD PREMIERE, LA
Feb
29
11:30 AM11:30

ONWARD PREMIERE, LA

@pixaronward

@pixaronward

When: TBC/ Feb/March 2020

Hot Spot: Los Angeles, CA

Deets: Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new original feature film is directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae—the team behind “Monsters University.” “Onward” releases in theaters on March 6, 2020.

Who You May Spot: Dan Scanlon, Kori Rae, Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Hint For The Average Socialite: This is strictly invite only.

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

In theatres March 6, 2020.

What’s Trending: @pixaronward #PixarOnward

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MULAN PREMIERE, LA
Mar
16
6:30 PM18:30

MULAN PREMIERE, LA

@DisneysMulan

@DisneysMulan

When: TBC/ March 2020

Hot Spot: Los Angeles, CA

Deets: When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.

“Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”

Who You May Spot: Ming-Na, Eddie Murphy, B.D. Wong, Miguel Ferrer, Harvey Fierstein, Beth Fowler, George Takei

Hint For The Average Socialite: This is strictly invite only.

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

In theatres March 27, 2020.

What’s Trending: @DisneysMulan #Mulan

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INDIANA JONES 5 PREMIERE, LA
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

INDIANA JONES 5 PREMIERE, LA

@indianajones

@indianajones

When: July 2021/TBC

Hot Spot: Join our Members Only site for location.

Deets: Indiana Jones will return to the big screen on July 2021, for a fifth epic adventure in the blockbuster series. Steven Spielberg, who directed all four previous films, will helm the as-yet-untitled project with star Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role. Franchise veterans Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce.
“Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2021,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.”

Famed archaeologist and explorer Indiana Jones was introduced in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark – one of AFI’s 100 Greatest American Films of All Time – and later thrilled audiences in 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The four films have brought in nearly $2 billion at the global box office.

Who You May Spot: Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall

Hint For The Average Socialite: This event is strictly invite only.

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

The film is scheduled to be released on July 2021.

What's Trending: #IndianaJones #HarrisonFord #StevenSpielberg @IndianaJones

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RAMBO: LAST BLOOD PREMIERE, LA
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

RAMBO: LAST BLOOD PREMIERE, LA

@RamboMovie

@RamboMovie

When: Monday, September 16, 2019

Hot Spot: Los Angeles, CA (Location on Members Only)

Deets: Almost four decades after he drew first blood, Sylvester Stallone is back as one of the greatest action heroes of all time, John Rambo. Now, Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission. A deadly journey of vengeance, RAMBO: LAST BLOOD marks the last chapter of the legendary series.

Who You May Spot: Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adrianna Barraza, Yvette Monreal, Genie Kim aka Yenah Han, Joaquin Cosio, and Oscar Jaenada

Hint For The Average Socialite: This is strictly invite only.

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

In theatres September 20, 2019.

What’s Trending: @RamboMovie @TheSlyStallone #Rambo

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ABOMINABLE PREMIERE, LA
Sep
14
11:30 AM11:30

ABOMINABLE PREMIERE, LA

@@DWAnimation

@@DWAnimation

When: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Hot Spot: Los Angeles, CA

Deets: DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio’s co-production Abominable takes audiences on an epic 2,000-mile adventure from the streets of Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes. 

When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends, Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai), name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth.

But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of Burnish (Eddie Izzard), a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Sarah Paulson) to help Everest get home.

Written and directed by Jill Culton (Open Season, Monsters, Inc., Toy Story 2) and produced by Suzanne Buirgy (Kung Fu Panda 2, Home), Abominable is executive produced by Tim Johnson (Over the Hedge, Home, ANTZ) and is co-directed by Todd Wilderman (Trolls, The Croods).

Abominable will be released by Universal Pictures worldwide beginning September 27, 2019. In China, the film will be distributed by Pearl.

Who You May Spot: Chloe Bennet, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Albert Tsai, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Tsai Chin, Michelle Wong, Tim Johnson, Jill Culton, Todd Wilderman

Hint For The Average Socialite: This is strictly invite only.

- Join our MEMBERS ONLY site for ways to attend the Abominable premiere!

Check out how to score free premiere passes.

In theatres September 27, 2019.

What’s Trending: @DWAnimation #Abominable

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VOICE FOR THE ANIMALS 3RD ANNUAL COMEDY GALA, LA
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

VOICE FOR THE ANIMALS 3RD ANNUAL COMEDY GALA, LA

@VTFAfoundation

@VTFAfoundation

Deets: Maria Menounos, Heidi Jo Markel and LUSH Cosmetics were honored with Lily Awards (after Lily Tomlin’s namesake). Actor/Comedian Kevin Nealon, best known for Saturday Night Live, Weeds, and currently starring on CBS’s Man With A Plan, served as the evening’s host. Lily Tomlin served as Scorekeeper and Margaret Cho, Pete Holmes, Leslie Jordan and Allee Willis competed with one another answering animal themed questions and participated in an unforgettable night of stand-up comedy. Margaret Cho won the competition.

Guests experienced a live auction where Lily Tomlin auctioned a phone voice recording and threw in her blue Carolina Herrera dress worn to the Emmy’s! Maria Menounos jumped up impromptu to show everyone the dress on her phone and encouraged guests to give to help save the animals!

VFTA supporter and music icon Cher, also donated 2 backstage Meet & Greets at an upcoming show in Las Vegas. Guests drank Dulce Vida Tequila, Jägermeister, Peroni and White Tiger Vodkacocktails. Guests also received a LUSH Cosmetics Butterfly giftset.

ABOUT Voice For The Animals
Voice For The Animals was founded in 1999 and prides itself on excellence, significance and leadership in the community. We are founded on a belief in the sacredness of all life and seek to eliminate situations where animals are neglected or destroyed. Voice For the Animals’ Commendation of Excellence received from the City of Los Angeles in 2010 stated, "Through its steadfast ways and caring deeds VFTA has helped make our world a better home for all living things." VFTA has also received a Certificate of Appreciation from the City Council in recognition of the "tireless work on behalf of the animals in the city of Los Angeles."

Spotted: Lily Tomlin, Maria Menounos (Honoree), Bishop Briggs (Musician), Margaret Cho, Kevin Nealon (Host), Pete Holmes, Leslie Jordan, Allee Willis, Heidi Jo Markel (Honoree, Producer Angel Has Fallen), Frankie Grande, Jai Rodriguez (Queer Eye), Rachelle Henry (Woodstock or Bust), Michael McGlone (Person of Interest), Paul Koretz (LA City Council), Hilary Pickles(Lush Cosmetics), Melya Kaplan (VFTA Executive Director), Shelly Goldstein (gala writer) and more than 500 guests gathered at the Broad Stage to support Voice For The Animals (VFTA). Charity celebrity supporters include Cher and Olympia Dukakis. Melya Kaplan (VFTA Executive Director), Kristine Halverson, Kim Halverson, Mark Kleiman, Dr. Gary Kuehn, Mike Mahler and Pooja Rajaram chaired the star-studded event.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Donate via VENMO: Type in VFTA Foundation

Donate via VENMO: Type in VFTA Foundation

Donate via VENMO: Type in VFTA Foundation

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